Daniel Tomlinson remembered Lieutenant Commander William F. Halsey as “a marvelous battalion officer while I was at the Academy—tough but absolutely square. Everyone loved Bull Halsey.”

Midshipman Perils

By Captain Daniel W. Tomlinson IV, U.S. Naval Reserve (Retired)
June 2020
Daniel Tomlinson remembered Lieutenant Commander William F. Halsey as “a marvelous battalion officer while I was at the Academy—tough but absolutely square. Everyone loved Bull Halsey.”
There are multiple paths to joining the U.S. Navy, including enlisting, like these young men in 1948, who were sent to San Diego Naval Training Center after taking their oaths.

Becoming a Sailor

By Lieutenant Commander Thomas Cutler, U.S. Navy (Retired)
June 2020
An individual can take several paths to become a sailor—enlisted or commissioned—in the U.S. Navy.
A Sikorsky HO3S-1 helicopter rests on the carrier USS Philippine Sea (CV-47) during the Korean War. These helicopters were flown in large numbers during the conflict for VIP and mail delivery, search and rescue, gunfire spotting—and mine-spotting.

Clean Sweeping

By Norman Polmar, Author, Ships and Aircraft of the U.S. Fleet
June 2020
During the 20th century and into the 21st, mines have sunk more surface ships than any other weapon.
Nissan Atoll, Green Islands, South Pacific, 31 January 1944: Inside enemy territory, a recon party lands, senses keyed up for sounds of the Japanese troops known to be present. A perilous fact-finding mission is under way.

Raiders of the Green Islands

By Reginald Newell
June 2020
The South Pacific advance hinged on cracking the Japanese stronghold of Rabaul—and an obscure atoll became the target for a daring probe by U.S. and New Zealand forces.
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Exclusive Excerpt: The Stringbags

By Garth Ennis and P. J. Holden
June 2020
An exclusive excerpt from the new graphic novel from Dead Reckoning. The heroic story of the torpedo bomber crews who flew outdated Fairey Swordfish biplanes in World War II.