April 28, 2020

Navy History Matters - April 28, 2020

Welcome to Navy History Matters, our weekly compilation of articles, commentaries, and blogs related to history and heritage. Every week we'll gather the top-interest items from a variety of media and social media sources and then link you to related content at NHHC's website (history.navy.mil), your authoritative source for Navy history."Like a

April 27, 2020

Curator Day 2020

USS Comfort (AH 6) Pennant (NHHC 2019.075.005): This pennant is from the former USS Comfort (AH 6), the second of three hospital ships to bear that name. The Curator Branch collects a wide variety of material to include rare textiles such as this. T...

April 24, 2020

Honoring Museum Volunteers during National Volunteer Week

On April 20, 1974, President Richard Nixon established National Volunteer week to offer appreciation for the great work of volunteers and call for more citizens to give back to their communities. In presidential proclamation 4288 Nixon stated, "I urge all Americans to observe that week by seeking out an area in their community in which they can

April 21, 2020

Navy History Matters - April 21, 2020

Welcome to Navy History Matters, our weekly compilation of articles, commentaries, and blogs related to history and heritage. Every week we'll gather the top-interest items from a variety of media and social media sources and then link you to related content at NHHC's website (history.navy.mil), your authoritative source for Navy history.H-Gram

April 15, 2020

The Epidemic Fighters: The Origin of Navy Preventive Medicine Units

A Navy medical officer and corpsmen with Fleet Epidemic Disease Control Unit No. 1 (FEDCU No. 1) accompany a Korean Navy officer and civilians through a village to a hut where sick children are in isolation, June 1952. The location may be the village...

April 7, 2020

Navy History Matters - April 7, 2020

Welcome to Navy History Matters, our weekly compilation of articles, commentaries, and blogs related to history and heritage. Every week we'll gather the top-interest items from a variety of media and social media sources and then link you to related content at NHHC's website (history.navy.mil), your authoritative source for Navy history.H-Gram

March 31, 2020

Answering the Call: Stateside Deployments of U.S. Navy Hospital Ships

Hospital ward aboard USS Relief (AH-1) in the 1920s. (BUMED Archives, 09-5066-183)...

March 30, 2020

Weathering the Storm Aboard USS Constitution

On behalf of the crew of USS Constitution, thank you to our partners, fans, and supporters who have celebrated and shared our many accomplishments and events over the years.We also share our trials, and there is no doubt that the global pandemic of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a time that demands strong leaders and unity.In the naval profession,

March 27, 2020

Honoring our Navy's Vietnam War Veterans

I'm a Vietnam-Era Navy veteran. I was commissioned Ensign USNR through U of South Carolina NROTC June 1970. I served in USS Stribling (DD-867) MPA August 70 to July 72; COMDESRON Ten Staff January 73 to Dec 74; Destroyer Department Head School Decemb...

March 25, 2020

Attack on Amphibious Assault Ship LSM(R)-188: A Lesson in Courage

Leaping from their launchers like racehorses from the starter's barrier, a salvo of rockets heads towards a distant target as a Navy LSM(R) (Landing Ship Medium (Rocket)) undergoes drills. Light and mobile, but packing a terrific punch, rockets have ...