The Sextant https://usnhistory.navylive.dodlive.mil Mon, 26 Apr 2021 20:52:39 +0000 en-US hourly 1 NHHC Archaeology by Land and By Sea (and Now by Air) https://usnhistory.navylive.dodlive.mil/2021/04/26/nhhc-archaeology-by-land-and-by-sea-and-now-by-air/ Mon, 26 Apr 2021 20:51:48 +0000 https://usnhistory.navylive.dodlive.mil/?p=44276 By Dr. George Schwarz, NHHC Underwater Archaeology Naval History and Heritage Command’s Underwater Archaeology Branch (UA) collaborated with NAVAIR UX-24 last week to complete an aerial magnetometer survey over a marshy section of the Patuxent River, where it is thought remains of naval vessels from the War of 1812 are buried.  NHHC underwater archaeologists conduct …

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Susan Ahn Cuddy https://usnhistory.navylive.dodlive.mil/2021/04/23/susan-ahn-cuddy/ Fri, 23 Apr 2021 17:54:50 +0000 https://usnhistory.navylive.dodlive.mil/?p=44257 By Denise Krepp, Director’s Action Group, Naval History and Heritage Command In November 2020, CNO and Mrs. Gilday installed a new exhibit in the Tingey House highlighting the accomplishments of female Navy pioneers. The pioneers proudly served their country and this year the Naval History and Heritage Command will be sharing their stories. In 1942, …

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Katherine Horton, World War II Veteran and African American Trailblazer https://usnhistory.navylive.dodlive.mil/2021/04/02/katherine-horton-world-war-ii-veteran-and-african-american-trailblazer/ Fri, 02 Apr 2021 13:31:34 +0000 https://usnhistory.navylive.dodlive.mil/?p=44214 By Denise Krepp, Director’s Action Group, Naval History and Heritage Command In November 2020, CNO and Mrs. Gilday installed a new exhibit in the Tingey House highlighting the accomplishments of female Navy trailblazers. The trailblazers proudly served their country and this year the Naval History and Heritage Command will be sharing their stories. Hospital Apprentices …

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Passion. Purpose. Pay it forward. https://usnhistory.navylive.dodlive.mil/2021/03/26/passion-purpose-pay-it-forward/ Fri, 26 Mar 2021 12:55:57 +0000 https://usnhistory.navylive.dodlive.mil/?p=44145 By Communication and Outreach Division, Naval History and Heritage Command “Passion. Purpose. Pay it forward.” When reflecting on her notable 36-year career, these are the fundamentals Vice Admiral U.S. Navy (retired) Carol Pottenger highlights as the keys to success. She explains, “As long as you have passion about what you’re doing, you believe you’re bringing …

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Loretta Perfectus Walsh – First Enlisted Woman in the Navy https://usnhistory.navylive.dodlive.mil/2021/03/17/loretta-perfectus-walsh-first-enlisted-woman-in-the-navy/ Wed, 17 Mar 2021 17:47:54 +0000 https://usnhistory.navylive.dodlive.mil/?p=44096 By Denise Krepp, Director’s Action Group, Naval History and Heritage Command In November 2020, CNO and Mrs. Gilday installed a new exhibit in the Tingey House highlighting the accomplishments of female Navy pioneers. The pioneers proudly served their country and this year the Naval History and Heritage Command will be sharing their stories. One hundred …

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Twelve Anchors https://usnhistory.navylive.dodlive.mil/2021/03/12/twelve-anchors/ Fri, 12 Mar 2021 14:35:44 +0000 https://usnhistory.navylive.dodlive.mil/?p=44069 By Denise Krepp, Director’s Action Group, Naval History and Heritage Command In November 2020, CNO and Mrs. Gilday installed a new exhibit entitled “Celebrating Navy Women: Perseverance and Achievements” in the Tingey House. The pioneers proudly served their country and this year the Naval History and Heritage Command will be sharing their stories. The 11 liberated …

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Immunization and the Fight against Disease: A Short History of Vaccines in the U.S. Navy https://usnhistory.navylive.dodlive.mil/2021/02/02/immunization-and-the-fight-against-disease-a-short-history-of-vaccines-in-the-u-s-navy/ Tue, 02 Feb 2021 21:32:55 +0000 https://usnhistory.navylive.dodlive.mil/?p=43804 By André B. Sobocinski, Historian, Bureau of Medicine and Surgery On December 14, 2020 the Naval Medical Center San Diego became one of the first US military installations to receive the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. Over the next days photographs of Sailors, and Marines getting the “shot in the arm” became more widespread—and with it the …

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Navy History Matters – February 2, 2021 https://usnhistory.navylive.dodlive.mil/2021/02/02/navy-history-matters-february-2-2021/ Tue, 02 Feb 2021 18:27:14 +0000 https://usnhistory.navylive.dodlive.mil/?p=43837 Compiled by Brent Hunt, Naval History and Heritage Command’s Communication and Outreach Division 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 …

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Perseverance: LTJG Harriet Ida Pickens and ENS Frances Wills https://usnhistory.navylive.dodlive.mil/2021/02/01/perseverance-ltjg-harriet-ida-pickens-and-ens-frances-wills/ Mon, 01 Feb 2021 16:33:24 +0000 https://usnhistory.navylive.dodlive.mil/?p=43764 By Denise Krepp, Director’s Action Group, Naval History and Heritage Command In November 2020, CNO and Mrs. Gilday installed a new exhibit entitled “Celebrating Navy Women: Perseverance and Achievements” in the Tingey House. The pioneers proudly served their country and in 2021, the Naval History and Heritage Command will be sharing their stories. Two women …

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Navy History Matters – January 26, 2021 https://usnhistory.navylive.dodlive.mil/2021/01/26/navy-history-matters-january-26-2021/ Tue, 26 Jan 2021 15:55:25 +0000 https://usnhistory.navylive.dodlive.mil/?p=43777 Compiled by Brent Hunt, Naval History and Heritage Command’s Communication and Outreach Division 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 …

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