For this week’s edition of #NavyHistoryinPopularCulture - Anchor’s Aweigh!

Who knew the most famous song in American naval lore has been used in everything from Garfield and Batman to a themed sandwich at Walt Disney World!

Here at the Washington Navy Yard, our next door neighbors (The Washington Nationals) are set to play their hearts out across the country in San Francisco in a few hours. Find out about how some Vietnam Veterans in 1973 got a chance to see all the baseball they wanted in honor of this year’s baseball postseason (with a little NATITUDE).

After a week of leave, our digital content developer has returned. We are looking forward to starting up some fresh and original content this week! Perry commands it!

Something different for this week’s ‪#‎NavyHistoryinPopularCulture‬. The smoking lamp is lit this week for an interesting look at WWII-era advertisements and their influence on patriotism and the armed forces.

Well, summer is officially over today. Here are some photos to help you remember the warmer days of the year. Where would you rather be right now? (Photo Credits: TL - Mighty90; TR - HamptonRoads.com; BL - FleetWeekNewYork; BR - SailorGil Tumblr)

During last night’s Maritime Heritage Conference evening event at the Mariners’ Museum, Monitor Center Director Dave Krop gave me a special behind the scenes look at one of their current conservation projects: A Civil War-era sack coat found inside Monitor’s turret.
Today, we remember those who lost their lives in the tragedy at the Washington Navy Yard one year ago.
NAVY STRONG.