Here is the last of the “Sweet 16” of ships (Round 2: Game 2). After today, we will have the “Elite 8” of ships for our March Naval Madness “NHF Sink or Swim 2014” Competition. Same rules apply as before - I think this one will be particularly hard to vote for! You can see the updated site with the winners/updates athttp://www.navyhistory.org/sink-or-swim-2014-ship-bracket-competition/ Game on!

SWEET SIXTEEN! We have finally made it past the first round of voting. We are now in the second round of voting - Here is where it gets harder. The numbers next to the ship names indicate their seed from their time period (just like the basketball tourney). Vote for as many ships as you like in the comment section below - voting ends at midnight tonight. If there are no votes for either matched ship, the higher seed will move on. You can see the updated site with the winners/updates at OUR WEBSITE Game on!

ROUND 1: REGION 4: Here is the last of the opening round of action - After today, we will have a “Sweet 16” set of ships from the Revolutionary War to the present day. The numbers next to the ship names indicate their seed from their time period (just like the basketball tourney). Vote for as many ships as you like - voting ends at midnight tonight. If there are no votes for either matched ship, the higher seed will move on. You can see the updated site with the winners/updates athttp://www.navyhistory.org/sink-or-swim-2014-ship-bracket-competition/ Game on!

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ROUND 1: REGION 3 - Only one “region bracket” today - World War I/World War II. The numbers next to the ship names indicate their seed from their time period (just like the basketball tourney). Vote for as many ships as you like - voting ends at midnight tonight. If there are no votes for either matched ship, the higher seed will move on. Game on! We will post the tabulation from yesterday’s votes with a link to the NHF website later today.

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My mistake - The USS Kearsarge was included twice in the original photo - here is the updated “Round One” list with the 6th seed as the USS Minnesota (sole major war-end survivor of the Battle of Hampton Roads). Keep the votes coming!
Thank you everyone who pointed out the error!
OKAY! The time has come to play the opening round of our “Sink or Swim 2014” Greatest USN Ship Bracket. Today, we are highlight two “region” brackets: Rev War/War of 1812 and Civil War/SpanAm War - The numbers next to the ship names indicate their seed from their time period (just like the basketball tourney). Vote for as many ships as you like - voting ends at midnight tonight. If there are no votes for either matched ship, the higher seed will move on. Game on!
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Your March Madness fever does not have to end with basketball teams. Play our version of “March Madness” and vote on your favorite USN ship throughout history. 32 go in - only one can be named champion! This is just a preview - voting begins tomorrow!

Looks like another snow day in the District. When you are shoveling your driveway today, be thankful its not the deck of a carrier! This photo shows sailors clearing the flight deck of the USS Nimitz in Bremerton in 2012. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Robert Winn/Released)

I have a suggestion for mancrushmonday if you guys are still doing it. Perhaps Admiral Elmo Zumwalt or perhaps some former MCPONs?

How about this one? Zumwalt and his son (Elmo Zumwalt III). Good lookin’ pair!

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First photographs showing all four women’s branches of the armed services in uniform. The photographs have been taken in compliance with a request to show the distinguishing features of each type of uniform and to aid the public in identifying each branch. Left to right: Second Lieutenant Doris Hyde of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, U.S. Army Nurse Corps; Ensign Mary E. Hill of Elizabeth City, North Carolina, U.S. Navy Nurse Corps; Lieutenant Marion R. Enright of Forest Hills, Long Island, New York, of the WAVES (Women Accepted to Voluntary Emergency Service); Lieutenant Alberta M. Holdsworth of Boston, Massachusetts, of the WAACs (Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps). The photographs were taken at Washington, D.C. (LOC Photo: LC-USE6- D-007496)