A scene from the 1980 movie Raise the Titanic, on which the author was a technical consultant.

A Navy Captain Behind the Camera

By Captain Don Walsh, U.S. Navy (Retired)
October 2020
The author recounts his experience living in Los Angeles and consulting on military themed movies in the 1970s and 1980s.
the Loss of the Thresher

Reflections on the Loss of the Thresher

By James R. Geurts
October 2020
For a young submarine officer, the tragedy was magnified by the loss of two close friends and highlighted the danger when operational thinking does not keep pace with technology.
DARE participants are broken into groups and asked to brainstorm potential answers to two challenge questions posed by one of the Sea Service chiefs.

Top Gun Flight Jacket’s Hidden Messages

By Commander Michael Dahm, U.S. Navy (Retired)
September 2020
The vintage flight jacket worn by Maverick in the first Top Gun film has been altered for the second. But why did the Galveston patch appear on the original jacket?
U.S. Coast Guard (Jordan Akiyama)
The Dutch submarine O-19 aground on Ladd Reef, a three-mile-long coral outcropping just inches below the surface in the South China Sea.
U.S. Marine Corps (Jesus Sepulveda Torres)