Admiral John Harvey gave a wonderful speech at last night’s Midway Celebration Dinner at the Army Navy Country Club in Arlington. Admiral Harvey focused on the real reason for the victory at Midway: the sailors and marines that fought - not the machines. Without the decisions that sailors like Wade McClusky, Eugene Lindsey, and Admiral Spruance made the morning of the 4th, victory would have been unlikely for the American Fleet. To the men who fought that day, and to the many more that gave their last measure of devotion to the preservation of freedom that morning.

 

Summertime is here! Time to have some fun in sun, even if you are a U.S. Navy sailor! Here are 9 things that we all do that sailors enjoy as well!

9 SUMMERTIME THINGS SAILORS ALSO DO!

In case you haven’t seen, we have started a new Twitter Page, NHFTweetsMidway - we are living tweeting the events and actions surrounding the Battle of Midway as if it was 1942! Day-by-Day, minute-by-minute…follow the action!

Here is a sample of some of the tweets we have been sending.

FOLLOW @NHFTweetsMidway on Twitter.

Image: SBD “Dauntless” dive bombers from USS Hornet(CV-8) approaching the burning Japanese heavy cruiser Mikuma to make the third set of attacks on her, during the early afternoon of 6 June 1942. (NHHC  Photo #: 80-G-17054)

Introducing a new way to experience the Battle of Midway: with Real-Time tweets! Click the link below to read about how you can learn and experience the most pivotal battle of the Pacific using 21st century technology!
We encourage you to follow along and interact with us @NHFTweetsMidway and the main NHF Twitter handle @usnavyhistory. Put yourself in their shoes. What would you do? Could you turn the tide of the war like the U.S. Navy did in 1942? Tweets will begin today through 7 JUNE. 

JOIN THE FIGHT @NHFTweetsMidway today!
The Foundation recently held an event honoring the history and legacy of Nuclear Task Force One and Operation Sea Orbit in Norfolk, VA. Read about the event and watch the Sea Orbit Celebration video in today’s NHF blog post!

 

OPERATION SEA ORBIT 50TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION EVENT IN NORFOLK.

Today is the unofficial holiday/celebration of the<em> Star Wars</em> film franchise.  Here are 10 men and women “space travelers” that served in the U.S. Navy. Luke may have had the force, but did he successfully bring his “space ship” safely home after catastrophic failure? Who has the force now? Enjoy the day!

10 Space Travelers Who Served in the US Navy

(Photo: Commander Chris Cassidy, NASA Photo)