Happy Birthday US Navy: 24/7 for 247 Years

“13 October 2022 will mark the Navy’s 247th birthday. The central theme of this year is “On Watch – 24/7 for 247 Years,” which highlights our Navy’s enduring ability to remain fully ready to respond to and effectively deter emergent threats.” Read more history about the US Navy at the Naval History and Heritage Command … More Happy Birthday US Navy: 24/7 for 247 Years

Pearl Harbor Sailor Laid to Rest at Arlington National Cemetery, 80 Years Later

After 80 years, a 21-year-old sailor was laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery on September 13 following a decades-long effort to identify his remains, following the December 7, 1941 attack at Pearl Harbor. An article in Military Times describes the extraordinary efforts to identify Herbert “Bert” Jacobson and the profound meaning for his family … More Pearl Harbor Sailor Laid to Rest at Arlington National Cemetery, 80 Years Later

USS Kitty Hawk (CVA 63) – Completing Nearly 50 Years of Naval History

From military.com, we have this story by Konstantin Totopin about the USS Kitty Hawk: “The storied aircraft carrier Kitty Hawk — a ship that served from Vietnam through the second Iraq war — is heading for the scrapyard. The ship, which began its final sea voyage in January, will arrive at a Texas shipbreaking facility … More USS Kitty Hawk (CVA 63) – Completing Nearly 50 Years of Naval History

Webinar on the Battle of Okinawa available 1 April

NOUS Northwest companions have a great opportunity to learn some Pacific maritime history during the current shelter-in-place situation affecting our three northwestern states. This event will take place at 11:00 (Pacific Time) on 1 April. From Norwich University: “April 1, 2020 marks the 75th anniversary of the amphibious assault by American units on Okinawa in … More Webinar on the Battle of Okinawa available 1 April

Learn some history from the Nimitz Museum while you are sheltered in place!

The third in a series of WWII webinars will be available from the National Museum of the Pacific War on 8 April 2020 at 09:00 Pacific time. You can learn about this free event and sign up at the following website: https://mailchi.mp/9101999f909d/fdr-and-end-of-wwii-webinar?e=3224382909 The title of the topic is “FDR and the End of WWII”, presented … More Learn some history from the Nimitz Museum while you are sheltered in place!

Photo of the Month: New Year’s Day off Honolulu, Hawaii, 1 January 1912

From the Naval History and Heritage Command: “A boat from USS South Dakota (Armored Cruiser # 9) alongside the embarkation ladder of USS Maryland (Armored Cruiser # 8), paying a New Year’s Day call. The boat appears to be rigged as a brigantine, probably purely for decoration. It was customary to exchange visits among ships … More Photo of the Month: New Year’s Day off Honolulu, Hawaii, 1 January 1912

The National Museum of the Pacific War Remembrance Program – Hear it online

Remembrance Ceremony on Saturday afternoon (2:00-3:00 pm, West Coast time), 7 December 2019. ———- In remembrance of the infamous attack on Pearl Harbor 78 years ago, the National Museum of the Pacific War is offering a radio program for those who cannot attend a ceremony in person earlier in the day at the museum. Check … More The National Museum of the Pacific War Remembrance Program – Hear it online