2021 In-Person Events

2020 Dudley W. Knox Awards Luncheon August 12, 2021 11:30 a.m – 1:00 p.m EDT At the Arlington Army Navy Country Club At a luncheon on August 12, the Naval Historical Foundation intends to honor its 2020 Knox Medal recipients, Capt. Peter Swartz and Dr. Michael Crawford, as well as present its Volunteer of the

Brown Water Bluejackets, Vietnam: The Navy in the Mekong Delta – SECOND SATURDAY WEBINAR

The Naval Historical Foundation is dedicating this “Second Saturday” to the heroic actions of American Sailors who fought a rather unconventional naval war on the rivers and canals of the Mekong Delta during our involvement in the Vietnam War. Join with historians John Sherwood and Tom Cutler as they provide historical overviews of the U.S.

The Loss of the USS Thresher: What We Now Know – SECOND SATURDAY WEBINAR

Nearly 58 years ago the nuclear-powered submarine Thresher submerged east of Cape Cod never to surface. In recent months the Navy has released hundreds of pages from the Navy Court of Inquiry hearings held subsequent to the tragic loss of Thresher and her crew. Join us for our March Second Saturday with retired Captain James

The Navy in Operation Desert Storm: A Thirty Year Retrospective – SECOND SATURDAY WEBINAR

Recorded on January 16, 2021, this installment of the Naval Historical Foundation’s ‘Second Saturday Webinar Series’ covers the role of the United States Navy in Operation Desert Storm. Featuring remarks from RADM Sam J. Cox, CAPT Daniel D. Thompson, and CAPT Peter D. Haynes, enjoy this fascinating conversation on the Navy in recent historical events.

The Influence of Sea Power Upon History: The Current National Strategic Implications – SECOND SATURDAY WEBINAR

Published in 1890, Alfred Thayer Mahan’s ‘The Influence of Sea Power Upon History’ catalyzed a wave of strategic realignment around the world and the naval arms race of World War one. Mahan’s book is still required reading in military history courses today and has been studied by historians, scholars, and sailors for over a century.