April 26, 2021

NHHC Archaeology by Land and By Sea (and Now by Air)

Naval History and Heritage Command's Underwater Archaeology Branch (UA) collaborated with NAVAIR UX-24 last week to complete an aerial magnetometer survey over a marshy section of the Patuxent River, where it is thought remains of naval vessels from the War of 1812 are buried.

April 23, 2021

Susan Ahn Cuddy

In November 2020, CNO and Mrs. Gilday installed a new exhibit in the Tingey House highlighting the accomplishments of female Navy pioneers. The pioneers proudly served their country and this year the Naval History and Heritage Command will be sharing their stories. In 1942, Lieutenant Susan Ahn Cuddy became the first female Asian-American to serve in the Navy and also its first female gunnery officer.

April 2, 2021

Katherine Horton, World War II Veteran and African American Trailblazer

​In November 2020, CNO and Mrs. Gilday installed a new exhibit in the Tingey House highlighting the accomplishments of female Navy trailblazers. The trailblazers proudly served their country and this year the Naval History and Heritage Command will be sharing their stories. Katherine Horton joined the Navy in 1944 and in March 1945, she became one of the first three African American WAVES to enter the Hospital Corps School at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland.

March 26, 2021

Passion. Purpose. Pay it forward.

"Passion. Purpose. Pay it forward."When reflecting on her notable 36-year career, these are the fundamentals Vice Admiral U.S. Navy (retired) Carol Pottenger highlights as the keys to success. She explains, "As long as you have passion about what you're doing, you believe you're bringing value to an organization, your purpose is strong and sincere,

March 17, 2021

Loretta Perfectus Walsh - First Enlisted Woman in the Navy

​In November 2020, CNO and Mrs. Gilday installed a new exhibit in the Tingey House highlighting the accomplishments of female Navy pioneers. The pioneers proudly served their country and this year the Naval History and Heritage Command will be sharing their stories. One hundred and four years ago this week, Loretta Perfectus Walsh enlisted in the U.S. Navy. She was the first woman to serve in a non-nursing capacity in any branch of the armed forces.

March 12, 2021

Twelve Anchors

In November 2020, CNO and Mrs. Gilday installed a new exhibit entitled ?Celebrating Navy Women: Perseverance and Achievements? in the Tingey House. The pioneers proudly served their country and this year the Naval History and Heritage Command will be sharing their stories. In February 23, 1945, the Twelve Anchors, eleven female Navy nurses and one Filipino nurse were rescued from a Japanese Prisoner of War camp in the Philippines.

Feb. 2, 2021

Immunization and the Fight against Disease: A Short History of Vaccines in the U.S. Navy

On December 14, 2020 the Naval Medical Center San Diego became one of the first US military installations to receive the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. Over the next days photographs of Sailors, and Marines getting the "shot in the arm" became more widespread and with it the prospect of a post-COVID-19 world became all the more real. The administration

Feb. 2, 2021

Navy History Matters - February 2, 2021

 Apollo 14 Astronauts Land on Moon--50 Years AgoOn Feb. 5, 1971, Apollo 14 astronauts--Navy Capt. Alan B. Shepard Jr., commander, and Navy Cmdr. Edgar D. Mitchell, lunar module pilot--became the fifth and sixth human beings to walk on the moon. The third astronaut on the mission was Stuart A. Roosa, command module pilot, who conducted orbital

Feb. 1, 2021

Perseverance: LTJG Harriet Ida Pickens and ENS Frances Wills

In November 2020, CNO and Mrs. Gilday installed a new exhibit entitled ?Celebrating Navy Women: Perseverance and Achievements? in the Tingey House. The pioneers proudly served their country and in 2021, the Naval History and Heritage Command will be sharing their stories.Two women who persevered were LTJG Harriet Ida Pickens and Ensign Frances

Jan. 26, 2021

Navy History Matters - January 26, 2021

H-Gram 058: Desert Storm, Korean WarIn his latest H-Gram, NHHC Director Sam Cox focuses first on Operation Desert Storm. At 1:30 a.m. on Jan. 17, 1991, Persian Gulf time, USS San Jacinto, operating in the Red Sea, launched the first U.S. Navy Tomahawk land-attack cruise missile in combat. Eleven minutes later, destroyer USS Paul F. Foster and USS