Well, it’s no surprise to anyone: It is cold out there today. Here is an engraving of the survivors of the USS Jeannette Arctic Exploring Expedition, 1879-1881. Dress warm and be safe out there. NHHC Photo # NH 52006.


Well NHF fans…we got some snow. Not as much as Rear Admiral Robert E. Peary got here in 1909 on the North Pole, but enough to call it a (kinda) snow day. Enjoy it!
Well NHF fans…we got some snow. Not as much as Rear Admiral Robert E. Peary got here in 1909 on the North Pole, but enough to call it a (kinda) snow day. Enjoy it!

It’s a rainy day here on the east coast. Time to kick back and catch a few more Z’s. Take it from these sailors napping on the deck of the USS Lexington in 1943. NARA photo # 80-G-471182

Stopped by the Hampton Roads Naval Museum in Norfolk yesterday to discuss the upcoming LEGO Shipbuilding Event and peaked at the USS Wisconsin lego ship, one of the new models you can build at the event! We are partnering with HRNM at the event. For more information, go to the event page here: ow.ly/s5H4G

This has been a big month for women in the Navy with Admiral Michelle Howard’s appointment as VCNO. Here is a picture of the USS Red Rover, a ship of many “firsts.” The first four female nurses, all nuns, to serve on a US Navy hospital ship served aboard the Red Rover. LOC Photo: # LC-B816-3125.

We are pleased to introduce a new NHF blog segment, “WNY: Then and Now.” Today, we will discussing the changing role of Building No. 142 and 201. Many may recall building 201 was a major evacuation point during the 16 SEPT shootings. Learn about some WNY history this morning!

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Early morning at the WNY, right outside of our offices.  This is a shot of the tree lit up by the Tingey House (Quarters A), home of the Chief of Naval Operations. 

OZZY OSBOURNE BIT THE HEAD OFF A DOVE.  WILLIAM HALFORD STRANGLED AN ALBATROSS AND FED FOUR PEOPLE. 

MOH Winner William Halford describes his experience during a rescue mission to the Hawaiian Islands from the wreckage of the USS Saginaw: 

“Then, when our provisions had run out entirely, a large bird came and landed on the boat and looked at me as I stood at the tiller.  The other four at this time were very weak from want of food and from dysentery; they were more dead than alive.  I caught the bird, tore off the feathers, cut it up in five pieces, and we all had a good meal.  It was raw, but it tasted good.”

Vice Admiral Michelle Howard is making worldwide news this week with her nomination by President Obama as the next VCNO. She would become the Navy’s first four store female. Read about her amazing story!

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Norman Polmar discusses his relationship with Rear Admiral Wayne E. Meyer, the “Father of Aegis” in today’s NHF blog post. Do you have a story to share with Aegis? Did you serve/serving on a current Aegis warship? Let us know.

Read the full story HERE.