@NHFTweetsMidway: A New Interactive Social Media Experience in Real Time

Experience the most decisive conflict of the Second World War through the eyes of the Imperial Japanese Navy and United States Navy. Starting today, the Naval Historical Foundation will publish tweets from the perspective of the men and machines that fought the pivotal battle over 70 years ago. This new project follows the example used

10 Best Photo Captions from the 1964 USS Enterprise Cruise Book

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the historic around-the-world cruise of the USS Enterprise and Nuclear Task Force One.  Celebrate this event by taking a look at the lighter side of the “Big E” cruise book from 1964. 1. Lifeblood of the Navy 2. U.S. Navy – Ahead of Hipsters Since 1964 3. Teamwork 4.

Former NHF Staff Member Completes LEGO USS Lexington Model

By Dave Colamaria This week is the annual LEGO Shipbuilding Contest at the Hampton Roads Naval Museum, and I’ve finished my contribution to the event in the nick of time. This weekend I completed work on a 7 foot long version of the aircraft carrier USS Lexington (CV 2). The project took me a little

World War Two and the Vitamin Sea: Navy Propaganda Posters of the Florida Citrus Commission

FIGHT Colds! FIGHT Fatigue! FIGHT Weakness! FIGHT Infection! FIGHT Absenteeism! One of the more fascinating aspects of the Second World War was the use of propaganda on home front society.  In Propaganda, Edward Barnays notes the limited use of the practice prior to the First World War.  By the time hostilities erupted in 1914, however,

The LEGO Lady Lex: Building a Seven Foot Long Aircraft Carrier Model Out of Plastic Bricks

By Dave Colamaria I was excited to hear that the Naval Historical Foundation is working with the Hampton Roads Naval Museum on the 2014 LEGO Shipbuilding Program this coming February. I had a great time at last year’s event (see the story here) and I thought a lot over the past year about a follow-up

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71st Battle of Midway Commemoration Dinner

Guest Speaker: The Honorable Robert O. Work Former Undersecretary of the Navy If you have already received an email confirmation on your registration,  please do not register again 71st Battle of Midway Commemorative Dinner Tuesday 4 June 2013 Army Navy Country Club, Arlington, VA Cost to attend is $65 per person Reception Begins 1800 Dinner at

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NHF Co-Sponsoring 237th Navy Birthday Celebration

For the seventh consecutive year, the Naval Historical Foundation will co-sponsor the Navy Birthday Celebration in the Washington DC area, along with the National Capital Council of the Navy League of the United States. The event will be held 13 October at the Sheraton Premiere Hotel in Tysons Corner, VA (see our listing here for