Oct. 15, 2018

Finding Treasure in the Archives

Editor's note: The Navy Archives collects, preserves, protects, and makes available official records and donated personal collections that best embody the U.S. Navy's rich history and heritage for present and future generations. Collections often include a variety of materials, including letters, diaries, notebooks, speeches, scrapbooks,

Oct. 3, 2018

What is an Archivist?

People are often shocked to learn about the particularities of the archival profession. We do not eat snacks while working with records because we do not want to get food residue on the documents or attract pests. We always use pencil around documents to reduce the possibility of making permanent marks on paper. We roll our eyes when we see that

Nov. 29, 2016

Surface Warrior - Remembering Ernest Evans

Commissioning ceremonies on the ship's fantail, at Seattle, Washington, 27 October 1943. LCDR Ernest E. Evans, USN, her Commanding Officer, is speaking in the left center. U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph....

Sept. 11, 2016

Tough, Bold and Ready, America's 9/11 Ships Defend Freedom and Democracy

160911-N-QO941-003 ARLINGTON, Va. (Sept. 11, 2016) Sunrise at the Pentagon prior to a ceremony to commemorate the 15th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks. The American flag is draped over the site of impact at the Pentagon. In 2008, t...

Sept. 11, 2014

9/11: The First Act of Defiance against the Enemies of Freedom: A Sailor's Experience at the Pentagon

A combined graphic images of USS New York (LPD 21), USS Somerset (LPD 25) and USS Arlington (LPD 24) all named in honor of the events of September 11, 2001. (Graphic Image by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Clifford L. H. Davis, Naval Histor...

Sept. 10, 2014

Three Tenets, Three Ships: USS New York, USS Somerset and USS Arlington Put CNO's Vision into Motion

Capt. Kenneth M. Coleman's official photo as USS New York's Executive Officer. ...