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NAS Whiting Field: 75 Years of Military Excellence

By Capt. Paul Bowdich, Commanding Officer, NAS Whiting Field During World War II, in the rural fields of Milton, Florida, a small outlying field named Naval Auxiliary Air Station Whiting Field began its primary mission—producing the military’s best-trained aviation warfighters.  The value of aviation to the war and to the …

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Ships named for U.S. Marines

  By Daniel Garas, Naval History and Heritage Command Communication and Outreach Division Since its creation in 1775, the United States Marines Corps has created its own unique history and culture that has garnered a world-wide reputation for the service as an elite fighting force. The Navy and Marine Corps …

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