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)
We had a blast talking to everybody at the Surface Navy Association Conference this year. Seeing VADM Michelle Howard was a great way to close it out. Here she is being interviewed during the final day of the conference. Oh, by the way, if you haven’t read our recent blog post about her:http://ow.ly/sGixS


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)


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.
No Shave November has come and gone, sadly. Did you know the U.S. Navy has a long and illustrious history with the practice of growing facial hair? Find out more in today’s NHF blog post.  

Read it HERE
We hope everyone is having a lovely time shopping (or resting) today. Ever wonder how the U.S. Navy gets its supplies from ship to shore? Here is a image taken from the 1945 Shiploading Dictionary (U.S. Naval Supply Operation Training Center, Bayonne, NJ). Hopefully you won’t be needing any longshoreman for your holiday hauls! See the full list of definitions from NHHC here:http://ow.ly/rimhI
All photos taken from the Naval History and Heritage Command. 
We have had a wonderful and overwhelming response to the coffee mug post. We would love for you to continue to send in your photos of your “seasonal” mugs to Matthew Eng at meng@navyhistory.org. We will post them on our Facebook page. Vote for your favorite by “liking” it. Have fun!
#NHFmugshots

SEASONED COFFEE MUGS

You might not now it, but the practice of leaving your coffee mug unwashed, or “seasoned,” is a common practice in the military.  Read more about it and my own personal experiences with it at the Naval Historical Foundation blog HERE.  

Show us your “Mug” shots! #NHFmugshots

(Original photo from All Hands Magazine, August 1949)

(Image: Rear Admiral Stephen B. Luce in Rhode Island. Image # LC-H261-7691, Harris & Ewing Collection, courtesy Library of Congress Online Catalog)

#NoShaveNovember