American Indian Heritage Month

By NHF Intern Tim Davidson On August 3, 1990, President George H.W. Bush declared the month of November as National American Indian Heritage Month, also referred to as Native American Heritage Month in order to include Inuit and Aleuts peoples. As the nation honors the cultures and traditions of the Indigenous peoples of this country,

Two Naval History Anniversaries

This week we are highlighting two important, recent anniversaries in Naval History: first, the birthday of Jesse L. Brown, a pioneering and remarkable Naval Aviator, and second, the first commissioning of a group of women into the Active Duty, regular Navy. Editor’s Note: Thursday Tidings and the NHF leadership team appreciates the feedback received about

“A Team of Heroes”

By Rear Admiral Sonny Masso, USN (Ret.) Originally published in the US Naval Institute’s Proceedings – October 2001 As commanding officer of the Naval Reserve Navy Command Center (NCC) Detachment 106, it is my duty to assess crises in terms of potential Navy response. On hearing of the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center

Vice Admiral Samuel L. Gravely, Jr.

Welcome to our fourth edition of Thursday Tidings! So far in our Thursday Tidings we have looked at reflections by President Harry S Truman, war reports by Admiral Ernest J. King, and information regarding the USS Thresher (SSN 593) disaster. Find previous editions here! This week we are looking at the life and retirement of Vice Admiral Samuel Gravely, the first