The Initiation of Chief Petty Officers: A Tradition of Change — SECOND SATURDAY WEBINAR
We are joined today by former MCPON Mike Stevens, the 13th Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy, and FLTCM April Beldo-Lilley to weigh in on the subject.
Pearl Harbor and the Kimmel Controversy— Second Saturday Webinar
On December 7, 1999, the Naval Historical Foundation hosted a colloquium at the U.S. Navy Memorial to discuss the question of accountability for the tragic losses suffered 58 years prior. Join us as we revisit this issue ahead of the 80th anniversary of the Japanese surprise attack on Pearl Harbor. This webinar features an introduction
USS Olympia – Second Saturday Webinar
Our November Second Saturday webinar commemorating the Centennial of the World War I Unknown Soldier’s arrival at the Washington Navy Yard aboard USS Olympia. This program features Patrick K. O’Donnell, author of The Unknowns: The Untold Story of America’s Unknown Soldier and WWI’s Most Decorated Heroes Who Brought Him Home, and a panel including Naval
The September 11 Attacks: A 20 Year Reflection – SECOND SATURDAY WEBINAR
We are joined in our discussion, by Admiral Vern Clark, Admiral Robert Natter, Admiral William Fallon, and Rear Admiral Samuel Cox to address the Navy’s response in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks.
Art of the Sea: The Works of Arthur Beaumont – SECOND SATURDAY WEBINAR
We are joined this month by The Honorable Steven Honigman, Geoffrey Beaumont, the son of artist Arthur Beaumont, and Navy Art curator, Gale Munro. Join us as we discuss the important work of Navy painter Arthur Beaumont.
TOP GUN — Annual Leighton Lecture
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.).
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.