Naval History in Social Media OUTSIDE of naval history sites? That’s right - JPJ and OHP featured in popular social media website. Here’s why we knew they were great all along.

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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)

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!We now have over 100,000 followers for our tumblr! Thanks so much for all of the support. We promise to keep the content coming. Let us know what you would like to see in the upcoming weeks on our tumblr, blog, and other social media pages. BZ to you all!

V-NH Day: Victory in Naval History!

We now have over 100,000 followers for our tumblr! Thanks so much for all of the support. We promise to keep the content coming. Let us know what you would like to see in the upcoming weeks on our tumblr, blog, and other social media pages. BZ to you all!

Forty-Two years ago, two naval aviators from USS Midway helped thwart an enemy altercation off Haiphong Harbor. Wednesday, they were honored for the event in San Diego at the USS Midway Museum.

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South Vietnam - A gunner aboard Navy fast coastal patrol craft (PCF-3) fires a .50 caliber machine gun into a Viet Cong position near An Thoi.  (US Navy/NHHC Photo Archive)