2021 Teacher of Distinction Awards

For the fourth consecutive year, the Naval Historical Foundation (NHF) will once again present “Teacher of Distinction” awards to teachers whose students are recognized for outstanding projects at the annual National History Day (NHD) competition for middle and high school students nationwide.   Inaugurated in 2018, these awards go to teachers whose students (i) receive

The Naval Historical Foundation Welcomes Admiral James G. “Jamie” Foggo, USN (Ret.) To its Board of Directors

At a December 8th meeting of the NHF Board of Directors, the nominating committee submitted recently retired Admiral James Foggo as a candidate for the Board of Directors. The Board voted unanimously to welcome him on board. Per the foundation’s by-laws, Admiral Foggo’s nomination will be affirmed by the membership at the annual meeting of

2020 Teacher of Distinction Awards

For the third straight year the Naval Historical Foundation (NHF) will recognize talented middle and high school teachers whose students produce award winning projects having a naval or maritime theme in the annual National History Day (NHD) competition.  Continuing a program started in 2018, NHF will present “Teacher of Distinction” awards to teachers whose students

US Revenue & Coast Guard Cutters in Naval Warfare

With the release of Thomas Ostrom’s latest book, he has delivered the companion to his 2012 work, The United States Coast Guard and National Defense: A History from World War I to the Present. In Ostrom’s fourth book, the reader is provided with extensive research on naval actions from the origin of the Revenue Marine

NHF to Honor Outstanding Teachers in 2019 National History Day Competition

What do Chesapeake Bay oysters, Barbary pirates, the “quasi-war” between U.S. and French ships, and the Vietnam boat people have in common? They were all winning entries in the Naval Historical Foundation’s (NHF) 2018 National History Day (NHD) “Teacher of Distinction” awards program. NHF will once again recognize outstanding history teachers by awarding its Teacher

NHF Establishes ‘Teacher of Distinction’ Award for National History Day Teachers

NHF Establishes ‘Teacher of Distinction’ Award for National History Day Teachers   Inaugurating a new academic award, the Naval Historical Foundation (NHF) recognized 26 “Teachers of Distinction” in the 2018 National History Day (NHD) nationwide history competition for middle and high school students that concluded June 14 at the University of Maryland. The Foundation awards

The Defenders of Taffy 3: Analysis and Retelling of the Battle of Leyte Gulf

The Defenders of Taffy 3: Analysis and Retelling of the Battle of Leyte Gulf by Byron G. Como. (2018.)   Reviewed by Charles H. Bogart   This print-on-demand paperback book is destined to be the benchmark against which all future accounts of the struggle of Taffy 3 to survive its encounter with the Japanese Navy

Paranoia and Armageddon: The Nuclear Confrontation Since 1945

Armageddon and Paranoia: The Nuclear Confrontation Since 1945 by Rodic Braithwaite New York, Oxford University Press, 2018. 502 pp., $34.95   This book provides an overview of the part nuclear weapons have played within the world’s scientific, political, and military arena since the 1930s.  While the main focus is on the development and deployment of