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The National Naval Aviation Museum’s Must See List

By Hill Goodspeed, Historian, National Naval Aviation Museum In 1939, President Franklin D. Roosevelt established National Aviation Day, choosing August 19th as a fitting date since it was the birthday of Orville Wright.  On the occasion of this 78th National Aviation Day, here are some of the most interesting things …

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Train As You Will Fight

By Christopher B. Havern Sr., Historian, Naval History and Heritage Command History and Archives Division-Emergent Response “Wisdom comes alone through suffering.” ― Aeschylus On August 7, 1942, Allied amphibious forces landed units of the First Marine Division and surprised the Imperial Japanese forces occupying the islands of Guadalcanal and Tulagi in …

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Conservators in Action: Uncovering Secrets of the Suspected Revenge Cannon

By Shanna Daniel, Archaeological Conservator, Underwater Archaeology Branch, Naval History and Heritage Command It’s never a dull day at Naval History and Heritage Command (NHHC) Underwater Archaeology (UA) Conservation Laboratory especially when a heavily concreted cannon from the suspected wreck site of the 14-gun naval schooner Revenge arrived on May 26, …

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How the 1967 Fire on USS Forrestal Improved Future U.S. Navy Damage Control Readiness

By Hank Stewart, Commander, USN (Retired), Assistant Professor of Engineering, Maine Maritime Academy Editor’s note: While on active duty, Commander Stewart wrote his U.S. Army Command and General Staff College master’s thesis on ‘The Impact of The USS Forrestal’s 1967 Fire on United States Navy Shipboard Damage Control.’ The thesis …

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