Happy New Year!
This week in U.S. Navy History:
On this day: In 1776, the first Continental Navy squadron is ordered to sea by Congress to seek the British off coasts of the Carolinas and Rhode Island and in the Chesapeake Bay; in 1875, Cmdr. Edward Lull leaves New York to begin the Panamanian Expedition to locate the best ship canal route across Panama. The route mapped is followed 30 years later; and in 1945, Kamikaze attacks continued against the U.S. Navy force bound for the Lingayen Gulf. Eight ships were hit and Rear Admiral Theodore E. Chandler was among those who were killed.
Watch a short video from NHHC about these events here.
On this day in 1996, the USS Hopper (DDG 70) launched. The guided-missile destroyer is named for Rear Adm. Grace Hopper, a pioneer in the field of computer science.
Why we Remember: 11 Things to Know About MLK — All Hands Magazine takes a closer look at the life of civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr., including how his influence positively impacted the Navy.
30th Annual Surface Navy Association National Symposium Concludes in Crystal City — The 30th Annual Surface Navy Association (SNA) National Symposium concluded following three days of networking and information sharing highlighted by keynote addresses and panel discussions from naval leaders in Crystal City, Jan. 11. The symposium focused on "Surface Forces and Cross Domain Integration," which highlights common procedures and combined exercises across the air, land, maritime, space, and cyberspace domains in preparation for a more powerful and integrated Naval Surface Force.
Naval War College Kicks Off Lecture Series — For the second year, U.S. Naval War College (NWC) is hosting a series of academic lectures designed for the spouses of staff, faculty, students and all other military spouses in the region wishing to attend. The lecture series, titled "Issues in National Security," was developed in response to requests from spouses and will be held every other Tuesday, from 4:30 to 5:45 p.m. in Spruance Auditorium on campus.
Commanding the Waves: The Legacy of Surface Warfare Officers — The Sextant pays homage to U.S. Navy leaders of the past who paved the way for the SWOs of today.
Theodore Roosevelt and Naval Aviation: Then and Now — There is a letter framed in the commanding officer’s in port cabin aboard the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71). The letter is from the ship’s namesake, written in 1898 when Roosevelt was the Assistant Secretary of the Navy. The foresight of the author in regards to aviation and the importance he placed on readiness are traits that the U.S. Navy and the ship that bears his name exhibit today.
Navy Research Meteorologists Win Unique AMS Award — An interdisciplinary team of scientists, including meteorologists from the Navy Research Laboratory's (NRL) Marine Meteorology Division, received the American Meteorological Society's (AMS) unique "Special Award," Jan. 10. The team received the award for providing an innovative suite of satellite passive microwave products to the global tropical cyclone community via a tailored website, enabling enhanced storm monitoring.
NCDOC Sailors Provide Training at Cyber Hackathon — Two Sailors assigned to Navy Cyber Defense Operations Command (NCDOC) used their expertise to provide training to attendees at Commander, Naval Surface Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet's (COMNAVSURFPAC) Cyber Hackathon, Nov. 8. Information Systems Technician 1st Class Christopher Haller and Cryptologic Technician (Networks) 1st Class Nathan Davis, both members of NCDOC's Incident Handling and Malware Analysis teams, gave training on the first day of the event, covering the topic of log analysis.
These stories originally published by Navy News Service during Jan. 1-12, 2018. For more Navy news, go to: www.navy.mil/.