United States Naval History

USS Macon & USS Akron: Floating Away?

Just  wanted to share with you our image update of the month.  It’s been a while since we’ve had a chance to update this, so make sure you take a few moments to flip over to the page and take a look.  We have a great image of the USS Macon as well as some … Continue reading »

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Happy Belated Birthday, United States Navy!

Yesterday, it turns out, was the birthday of the United States Navy!  I had been doing some research over at the Navy History & Heritage Command website and found that out. (1) Go Navy! (Even though I’m an Army guy, it’s still good to wish a happy birthday!) In honor of this special day, I … Continue reading »

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Packers On Planes and Pass the KLIM!

(1) Well, I’ve been watching the news with regards to the upcoming presidential election and have been doing some reading about John McCain and his POW experiences.  It looks like the conditions were pretty horrific in general, not to mention the mental state of those behind the bars.  This has made me start to do … Continue reading »

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Frozen, Freezin’ and Landing on The Ice: Project ICE SKATE!

1957 started off a busy year! The Cat In The Hat was published, Jimmy Hoffa had been arrested by the FBI, and Allen Ginsberg’s poetry “obscenely” became newsworthy. (Wikipedia: 1957) However, beyond the culture changes and the labor bosses, explosions in popular science and research were becoming the “norm” rather than the exception. Maybe it … Continue reading »

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“…You are about to embark upon a great crusade…”

(1) Today is the day we stop a moment and think about June 6th, 1944. Don’t think about the yard, or the politicians, or your boss. Think about your brother, your cousin, your ma, your sister, your family. Because of the sacrifices given so long ago…you have today. Take a few minutes and pray or … Continue reading »

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Blasted! Indy’s Atomic Adventures Exposed!

Well, our family went to see the newest Indiana Jones film this last weekend and personally, I thought it was great! Yeah, Indy looked a little old, but it didn’t seem to take anything away from the picture. Now, I’m no film critic and this post isn’t about the film, BUT I was intrigued by … Continue reading »

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“We Build, We Fight, We Party All Night” The US Navy Seabees!

With a title like that, today’s blog post is a great one! Focusing on the Seabeas, or the United States Navy Construction Battalions, these units have origins back to the beginning of America and to the present day. These units perform lifting and constructing needed by the navy. Runways, port facilities, building and other construction … Continue reading »

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STOP Just a small slip of paper STOP fading into the past STOP

This one actually happened before I started blogging.  I thought about it this morning and knew it would be a great topic to talk about.  Can  you guess what it is?  Here are some hints: (1) Ok, one more: (2) Yes, you got it: Western Union! Once a prime method of communicating long distances in … Continue reading »

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Birds, Choppers and the Cobra: Helicopters and the Vietnam War

As popular as the movie Platoon was, it almost ruined me on Vietnam, at least from the military history aspect. It seems popular media sources concentrate only on the ready topics that come to mind such as drugs, bad soldiers and draft card burnings. Seemingly overlooked is the vast transition of the United States army … Continue reading »

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Astronauts, Tuffy and Sabotage: A Brief Glimpse of the Project Known as Sealab!

Unfortunately, it seems the sixties are remembered mostly for the big movements in history, including Vietnam, Woodstock, Baby Boomers, and the Apollo Space Program.  However, during these years, a lot was going on that have seemingly been forgotten today.  One of these is the Sealab series of experiments, conducted by the United States Navy. (1) … Continue reading »

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