The Top Gun program’s founder, Captain Dan Pedersen, discusses the origins of the Naval Weapons Fighter School. In the subsequent Q&A, we are joined by Top Gun graduates, Vice Adm. Walter E. “Ted” (Slapshot) Carter, USN (Ret.), and Vice Adm. Thomas (Killer) Kilcline, USN (Ret.).
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.
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
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.
For this installment of the Naval Historical Foundation’s Second Saturday Webinar Series, we examine Captain Edward L. “Ned” Beach and the impact of his legendary book, Run Silent Run Deep. Our program will open with presentations by Ned’s bride of many decades, Ingrid Beach, Captain James Bryant, and Dr. David Alan Rosenberg who will offer
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On the occasion of Vice Admiral John Mustin’s promotion and assumption of Command of the Navy Reserve, the Naval Historical Foundation is pleased to host another ‘Second Saturday’ Webinar at 11:00am (EDT) August 8: “The Mustin Family and the Navy Reserve: A Thirteen Decade Legacy” This webinar will feature dueling authors with NHF’s Dave Winkler
The Naval Historical Foundation’s new monthly Naval history program featuring presenters and topics you will want to make time for! Following in the wake of the Annual Meeting’s Leighton Lecture, “Hollywood and History in the Battle of the Atlantic,” (link to youtube site) we were heartened not only by Dr. Craig Symonds’ quality presentation, but