Preservation, Education, and Commemoration of Naval History
We hope everyone is enjoying their first day of school. (Image: High school Victory Corps. Donald Alman (left) and Melvin E. Lenox, students at McKinley Technical High School, Washington, D.C., build model planes for the Navy’s use in training military and civilian personnel, 1942, LOC Image # LC-USE6- D-006816)
MEN AND WOMEN OF STEEL: A LABOR DAY TRIBUTE TO NAVY CIVILIANS (Photo Essay)
It is incredibly difficult to go “full speed ahead” without a ship to sail. If it was not for the skilled hands that crafted the 8-inch barrels, Captain Charles Gridley could not fire Olympia’s guns at Manila Bay. Do sailors alone win the great victories and triumphs of our naval history? Without the help of Navy civilians, none of these historic events, now canon in naval lore, would be possible.
V-NH Day: Victory in Naval History!
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