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Steaming Into the New Year

By Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Anthony Collier EDITOR’S NOTE: For many American Sailors, forward-deployed around the world in defense of freedom, it’s already 2021. As America gets ready to celebrate the arrival of the New Year, we wanted to share a unique, longstanding U.S. Navy tradition you may not …

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Honoring 30 Years of Women in Command at Sea

By Denise Krepp, Director’s Action Group, Naval History and Heritage Command Last month, Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Mike Gilday and his wife Linda installed a new display in their residence highlighting the accomplishments of female Navy pioneers. Among them is a photo of Cmdr. Darlene Iskra, U.S. Navy, retired who, …

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USS Thresher – What We Learned From Loss

By: Rear Admiral William Houston, Director, Undersea Warfare Division, N97 The tragic loss of USS Thresher remains a pivotal moment in U.S. submarine operations, safety and culture. USS Thresher (SSN 593) got underway with 129 crew and shipyard personnel aboard for her post availability sea trials from Portsmouth Naval Shipyard …

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