Naval History and Heritage Command Story Archive

Navy Announces Plan to Survey Wreck of WWI Cruiser San Diego  (6 September 2017)
The Navy announced plans Sept. 6 to survey the wreck of the World War I U.S. Navy cruiser San Diego (ACR 6), on which six American Sailors lost their lives when she was sunk as a result of enemy action off the coast of New York on July 19, 1918.
Navy Completes Vietnam War Book Series   (21 September 2017)
The Navy published the final entry, "End of the Saga: The Maritime Evacuation of South Vietnam and Cambodia," in its nine-book series titled "The U.S. Navy and the Vietnam War," officials announced Sept. 21.
CNO Presents Awards to Naval History Essay Contest Winners  (5 October 2017)
Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. John Richardson presented awards to the winners of the CNO 2017 Naval History Essay Contest during the McMullen Naval History Symposium at the U.S. Naval Academy (USNA), Sept. 14.
Retired Capt Thomas J Hudner Jr, Korean War Medal of Honor Recipient, Passes Away  (16 November 2017)
More than 800 family, friends, and active duty and retired service members gathered in Concord, Massachusetts, Nov. 16, to pay their final respects to retired Capt. Thomas J. Hudner Jr., who earned the Medal of Honor during the Korean War.
Navy Posthumously Awards Bronze Star Medal for Valor at Pearl Harbor  (1 December 2017)
The Navy recently authorized the posthumous award of a combat medal to a Sailor who was present at Pearl Harbor during the Japanese attack of Dec. 7, 1941, officials announced Dec. 1.
Navy Posthumously Awards Silver Star Medal for Valor at Pearl Harbor  (4 December 2017)
The Navy recently authorized the posthumous award of a combat medal to a Sailor who was present at Pearl Harbor during the Japanese attack of Dec. 7, 1941, officials announced Dec. 4.
CNO's Naval History Essay Contest: The Influence of History Upon Seapower  (12 March 2018)
The Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) has announced the requirements for the 2018 Naval History Essay Contest with a submission deadline of June 30.
Navy Honors the Service of Vietnam War Veterans  (29 March 2018)
The Naval History and Heritage Command held a commemoration ceremony in honor of Vietnam War Veterans Day at the National Museum of the U.S. Navy's Cold War Gallery located on the Washington Navy Yard, March 29.
Medal of Honor Recipient Laid to Rest at Arlington National Cemetery  (4 April 2018)
A naval aviator who earned the Medal of Honor during the Korean War was laid to rest with full military honors at Arlington National Cemetery (ANC), April 4.
National Museum of the U.S. Navy Hosts Bob Feller Act of Valor Foundation  (17 July 2018)
The National Museum of the United States Navy (NMUSN) hosted the Bob Feller Act of Valor Foundation's launch of its traveling educational exhibit with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and naming of this year's Bob Feller Act of Valor Award nominees, July 16.
Navy's First Female Admiral, Alene Duerk, Passes Away  (25 July 2018)
Retired Rear Adm. Alene B. Duerk, the Navy's first female admiral, passed away July 21, 2018. She was 98 years old.
NHHC Commemorates 100th Anniversary of Naval Railway Gun  (6 September 2018)
The Naval History and Heritage Command held a commemoration ceremony on the 100th anniversary of the first combat firing of the naval railway gun, Sept. 6.

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