Feb. 26, 2016

A World Apart . . . What the Sea Washed Away

Described as a microcosm of our nation, today's fleet leverages a palette of many colors. At sea, we wear blue camouflage and jerseys with each color of the rainbow to distinguish craft and responsibilities on flight decks. We paint our ships "Haze Gray" while underway. Even the pipes and service systems aboard ships are color-coded to discern

Feb. 26, 2016

Storm Warning: The Minesweeping in Mina al-Ahmadi - Part Three

Editor's Note: At the time Desert Storm began, NHHC Director Sam Cox was an active duty Lieutenant Commander, serving as an assistant intelligence officer on the staff of Vice Adm. Stan Arthur who commanded the U.S. Seventh Fleet and U.S. Naval Forces Central Command embarked on the command ship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) operating in the Arabian

Feb. 24, 2016

The Legacy of African American Leadership

Editor's Note: Sailors find the greatest mentorship by watching their leader's everyday actions. Often times we do not know which Sailors of today will be the trail blazers written about in history tomorrow; but one thing we do know is their success is forged, in part, by the Sailors that served before them. Growing up in humble settings, I had no

Feb. 24, 2016

Gathering Storm: Mina al-Ahmadi in the Crosshairs - Part Two

Editor's Note: At the time Desert Storm began, NHHC Director Sam Cox was an active duty Lieutenant Commander, serving as an assistant intelligence officer on the staff of Vice Adm. Stan Arthur who commanded the U.S. Seventh Fleet and U.S. Naval Forces Central Command embarked on the command ship USS Blue Ridge(LCC 19) operating in the Arabian Gulf.

Feb. 24, 2016

Driving Storm: A Vision of Hell - Part Five

Editor's Note: At the time Desert Storm began, NHHC Director Sam Cox was an active duty Lieutenant Commander, serving as an assistant intelligence officer on the staff of Vice Adm. Stan Arthur who commanded the U.S. Seventh Fleet and U.S. Naval Forces Central Command embarked on the command ship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19)  operating in the Arabian

Feb. 18, 2016

Storm Season: War Clouds Form Over the Sands of Mina al-Ahmadi - Part One

Editor's Note: At the time Desert Storm began, NHHC Director Sam Cox was an active duty Lieutenant Commander, serving as an assistant intelligence officer on the staff of Vice Adm. Stan Arthur who commanded the U.S. Seventh Fleet and U.S. Naval Forces Central Command embarked on the command ship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) operating in the Arabian

Feb. 12, 2016

81 Years under the Sea: Remembering USS Macon through the Recovery and Conservation of an Artifact

Editor's Note: Lickliter-Mundon is a graduate student attending Texas A&M University's Nautical Archeology Program. As part of her program studies, she initiated the coordinated efforts between the Naval History and Heritage Command (NHHC) and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in the Macon survey, acting as the co-principle

Jan. 29, 2016

Flag Friday: 6 Weeks of Sassy Songs and Flippant Flags

For our first installment of Flag Friday in the year 2016, we will harken back to a time when navy skippers could get pretty heated over implied insults to each other's crew and ship. With no radio, their means of communication often relied on flags to get the message across to friends and enemy. Few documented fighting by fabric better than U.S.

Jan. 29, 2016

In February, We Honor the Contributions of African-Americans to our Proud Naval History

February is BLACK HISTORY MONTH, a time to commemorate the history and heritage of African Americans and for us, their accomplishments in the U.S. Navy. Here are a few notable figures from naval history.Carl M. Brashear, while on assignment during bomb recovery operations in March 1966, a line used for towing broke loose, causing a pipe to strike

Jan. 15, 2016

Storm Break: Curator of the Navy Recalls War's First Night 25 Years Later - Part II

Editors Note: At the time Desert Storm began, NHHC Director Sam Cox was an active duty Lieutenant Commander, serving as an assistant intelligence officer on the staff of Vice Adm. Stan Arthur who commanded the U.S. Seventh Fleet and U.S. Naval Forces Central Command embarked on the command ship USS Blue Ridge operating in the Arabian Gulf. This is