History Stories
CATEGORY: U.S. Navy
How a Navy Dirigible Became the World’s Deadliest Airship
October 18, 2017

The USS Akron’s demise was surprising, but it shouldn’t have been. Read More

After 72 Years, Wreckage of U.S. Navy’s Biggest Tragedy is Found
August 22, 2017

The loss of USS Indianapolis was famously memorialized in the movie "Jaws." Read More

What is a Tomahawk Missile?
April 7, 2017

Explore the history of this iconic weapon. Read More

The Costliest Day in SEAL Team Six History
January 17, 2017

On August 6, 2011, insurgents shot down a Chinook transport helicopter in Afghanistan, killing all 38 people on board, including 15 Navy SEALS from Team Six’s Gold Squadron. Read More

The Birth of SEAL Team Six
December 2, 2016

Explore the (mostly) secret history of the Naval Special Warfare Development Group, aka SEAL Team Six. Read More

U.S. Special Ops: 6 Things You Should Know
January 13, 2016

From the Army’s Green Berets to Navy SEALs, Air Force Air Commandos, Marine Corps Raiders and beyond, Special Ops forces are the elite of the U.S. military. Read More

7 Things You May Not Know About the U.S. Navy
September 30, 2015

Explore some surprising facts about the seafaring branch of the U.S. armed forces, from its humble beginnings during the Revolutionary War to its arrival as a world powerhouse. Read More

The Real-Life Story Behind “American Sniper”
January 21, 2015

Learn the real-life story of Chris Kyle, the late Navy SEAL sharpshooter portrayed in the Oscar-nominated film “American Sniper.” Read More

9 Things You May Not Know About the U.S. Armed Forces
September 29, 2014

Delve into the history of America’s military. Read More

Legendary Admiral’s WWII Diary To Be Released Online
February 21, 2014

The newly digitized 4,000-page diary chronicles the daily operations of Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, commander of U.S. forces in the Pacific during World War II. Read More