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.
There might not be ice and snow on the ground in DC, but it still feels like winter! Here is a great image of some kids sledding on the steps of the State, War & Navy Building (now the EEOB), DEC 1921.

LOC Photo # LC-USZ62-29202


Tomorrow is the 114th Army-Navy game. Take a second today to learn about the history of the game during WWII in today’s NHF blog post.Read the blog post HERE.(USNA Archives Photo)
Tomorrow is the 114th Army-Navy game. Take a second today to learn about the history of the game during WWII in today’s NHF blog post.

Read the blog post HERE.

(USNA Archives Photo)


Today marks the 151st anniversary of the sinking of the Cairo. Learn more about its final Commanding Officer and naval officer of unfortunate events, Thomas O. Selfridge, Jr.Read the blog post HERE. 
Today marks the 151st anniversary of the sinking of the Cairo. Learn more about its final Commanding Officer and naval officer of unfortunate events, Thomas O. Selfridge, Jr.

Read the blog post HERE
BRRRRR it’s cold out there today! The government is shut down today here in DC due to the snow. So, here is a picture of some WWII WAVES rolling a snowball at Yeoman Training School, Cedar Falls, Iowa (1944). NHHC Photo # 80-G-K-14444.


GRACE HOPPER, REAR ADMIRAL AND COMPUTER PIONEER, HONORED IN GOOGLE DOODLEHave you checked Google this morning? The “doodle” celebrates the 107th birthday of Rear Admiral Grace Hopper, a pioneer in the field of computer programming and women in the Navy. Take a second today and go to Google to honor “Grandma COBOL.”GO TO GOOGLE HERE.Go to Washington Post story on Hopper’s “Doodle” HERE.
GRACE HOPPER, REAR ADMIRAL AND COMPUTER PIONEER, HONORED IN GOOGLE DOODLE

Have you checked Google this morning? The “doodle” celebrates the 107th birthday of Rear Admiral Grace Hopper, a pioneer in the field of computer programming and women in the Navy. Take a second today and go to Google to honor “Grandma COBOL.”

GO TO GOOGLE HERE.

Go to Washington Post story on Hopper’s “Doodle” HERE.
Today is the 72nd Anniversary of the attack at Pearl Harbor. In honor of that, we have a special book review for you to read today, “The Men of Arizona (BB-39).” The review by Pentagon CNO staffer LCDR Grower also includes some lovely Pearl Harbor photography by his wife! Never Forget.

Read the review HERE
Please share your thoughts and stories with us. 
British artist John Hamilton painted 204 paintings of the Second World War. Or was it 205? Find out more in today’s blog post about a curious item currently held at NHF: A reverse painting of the Pearl Harbor attack!

Read more about it in today’s NHF Blog Post

"I am well. Letter follows at first opportunity."

Disaster strikes in Pearl Harbor. How did you hear of your loved ones whereabouts? By postcard weeks later. Read about its connection to NHF in today’s blog post HERE

SAVE THE DATE! BUILD FOR VICTORY!

The Naval Historical Foundation is partnering with the Hampton Roads Naval Museum this February for the annual Brick by Brick: LEGO Shipbuilding Competition!  If you live in the area, come on down and see some excellent designs and sets built by NHF staff!  Enter your ship in their builders contest and win prizes!  More age categories this year!  

Go to the Facebook event page HERE.