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George Lewis, NACA Director of Research

George Lewis, NACA Director of Research

Dr. Robert H. Goddard

Dr. Robert H. Goddard

John Glenn, Mercury -- February 1962

John Glenn, Mercury -- February 1962

Dr. Robert H. Goddard at His Launch Control Shack

Dr. Robert H. Goddard at His Launch Control Shack

Nicole Hayler, sponsor and granddaughter of Admiral Robert Hayler, namesake of the ship, speaks at the reception following the commissioning of the Spruance class destroyer USS HAYLER (DD 997)

Nicole Hayler, sponsor and granddaughter of Admiral Robert Hayler, namesake of the ship, speaks at the reception following the commissioning of the Spruance class destroyer USS HAYLER (DD 997)

Rear Admiral Richard Berry, commander, Cruiser Destroyer Group Eight, left, and Vice Admiral Edward Briggs, commander, Naval Surface Force, US Atlantic Fleet, salute Distinguished guests salute during the commissioning of the Spruance class destroyer USS HAYLER (DD 997). Standing on the right is Nicole Hayler, sponsor and granddaughter of Admiral Robert Hayler, namesake of the ship

Rear Admiral Richard Berry, commander, Cruiser Destroyer Group Eight, left, and Vice Admiral Edward Briggs, commander, Naval Surface Force, US Atlantic Fleet, salute Distinguished guests salute during the commissioning of the Spruance class destroyer USS HAYLER (DD 997). Standing on the right is Nicole Hayler, sponsor and granddaughter of Admiral Robert Hayler, namesake of the ship

Vice Admiral Edward Briggs, commander, Naval Surface Force, US Atlantic Fleet, left, and Commander Paul Ecker, commanding officer, right, salute during the commissioning of the Spruance class destroyer USS HAYLER (DD 997). Standing between them is Nicole Hayler, sponsor and granddaughter of Admiral Robert Hayler, namesake of the ship

Vice Admiral Edward Briggs, commander, Naval Surface Force, US Atlantic Fleet, left, and Commander Paul Ecker, commanding officer, right, salute during the commissioning of the Spruance class destroyer USS HAYLER (DD 997). Standing between them is Nicole Hayler, sponsor and granddaughter of Admiral Robert Hayler, namesake of the ship

Nicole Hayler, sponsor and granddaughter of Admiral Robert Hayler, namesake of the ship, speaks at the reception following the commissioning of the Spruance class destroyer USS HAYLER (DD 997)

Nicole Hayler, sponsor and granddaughter of Admiral Robert Hayler, namesake of the ship, speaks at the reception following the commissioning of the Spruance class destroyer USS HAYLER (DD 997)

A crowd welcomes the nuclear-powered attack submarine USS CITY OF CORPUS CHRISTI (SSN 705) on its first visit to its namesake city

A crowd welcomes the nuclear-powered attack submarine USS CITY OF CORPUS CHRISTI (SSN 705) on its first visit to its namesake city

A port view of the nuclear-powered attack submarine USS CITY OF CORPUS CHRISTI (SSN 705) being escorted by small boats as it sails through Corpus Christi Bay during its first visit to its namesake city

A port view of the nuclear-powered attack submarine USS CITY OF CORPUS CHRISTI (SSN 705) being escorted by small boats as it sails through Corpus Christi Bay during its first visit to its namesake city

An aerial port view of the nuclear-powered attack submarine USS CITY OF CORPUS CHRISTI (SSN 705) underway. The ship is making its first visit to its namesake city

An aerial port view of the nuclear-powered attack submarine USS CITY OF CORPUS CHRISTI (SSN 705) underway.  The ship is making its first visit to its namesake city

An aerial starboard bow view of the nuclear-powered attack submarine USS CITY OF CORPUS CHRISTI (SSN 705) underway. The CITY OF CORPUS CHRISTI is making its first visit to its namesake city

An aerial starboard bow view of the nuclear-powered attack submarine USS CITY OF CORPUS CHRISTI (SSN 705) underway.  The CITY OF CORPUS CHRISTI is making its first visit to its namesake city

Admiral (ADM) James D. Watkins, chief of naval operations, speaks during the ceremonies welcoming the nuclear-powered attack submarine USS CITY OF CORPUS CHRISTI (SSN 705) to its namesake city

Admiral (ADM) James D. Watkins, chief of naval operations, speaks during the ceremonies welcoming the nuclear-powered attack submarine USS CITY OF CORPUS CHRISTI (SSN 705)  to its namesake city

A crowd welcomes nuclear-powered attack submarine USS CITY OF CORPUS CHRISTI (SSN 705) on its first visit to its namesake city

A crowd welcomes nuclear-powered attack submarine USS CITY OF CORPUS CHRISTI (SSN 705) on its first visit to its namesake city

The nuclear-powered attack submarine USS CITY OF CORPUS CHRISTI (SSN 705) takes on visitors while tied up to a pier during its first visit to its namesake city

The nuclear-powered attack submarine USS CITY OF CORPUS CHRISTI (SSN 705) takes on visitors while tied up to a pier during its first visit to its namesake city

Senator John Tower, Republican-Texas, waits to speak during the ceremonies welcoming the nuclear-powered attack submarine USS CITY OF CORPUS CHRISTI (SSN 705) to its namesake city

Senator John Tower, Republican-Texas, waits to speak during the ceremonies welcoming the nuclear-powered attack submarine USS CITY OF CORPUS CHRISTI (SSN 705)  to its namesake city

A starboard beam view of the nuclear-powered attack submarine USS CITY OF CORPUS CHRISTI (SSN-705) being escorted by small boats and harbor tugboats as it sails through Corpus Christi Bay during its first visit to its namesake city

A starboard beam view of the nuclear-powered attack submarine USS CITY OF CORPUS CHRISTI (SSN-705) being escorted by small boats and harbor tugboats as it sails through Corpus Christi Bay during its first visit to its namesake city

A starboard view of the nuclear-powered attack submarine USS CITY OF CORPUS CHRISTI (SSN 705) sailing through Corpus Christi Bay during its first visit to its namesake city

A starboard view of the nuclear-powered attack submarine USS CITY OF CORPUS CHRISTI (SSN 705) sailing through Corpus Christi Bay during its first visit to its namesake city

Visitors cross the brow of the nuclear-powered attack submarine USS CITY OF CORPUS CHRISTI (SSN 705) while the vessel is tied up at a pier. This is the ship's first visit to its namesake city

Visitors cross the brow of the nuclear-powered attack submarine USS CITY OF CORPUS CHRISTI (SSN 705) while the vessel is tied up at a pier.  This is the ship's first visit to its namesake city

A starboard view of the nuclear-powered attack submarine USS CITY OF CORPUS CHRISTI (SSN 705) underway through Corpus Christi Bay during its first visit to its namesake city

A starboard view of the nuclear-powered attack submarine USS CITY OF CORPUS CHRISTI (SSN 705) underway through Corpus Christi Bay during its first visit to its namesake city

An aerial port bow view of the nuclear-powered attack submarine USS CITY OF CORPUS CHRISTI (SSN 705) underway. The CITY OF CORPUS CHRISTI is making its first visit to its namesake city

An aerial port bow view of the nuclear-powered attack submarine USS CITY OF CORPUS CHRISTI (SSN 705) underway.  The CITY OF CORPUS CHRISTI is making its first visit to its namesake city

Senator John Tower, Republican-Texas, speaks during ceremonies welcoming the nuclear-powered attack submarine USS CITY OF CORPUS CHRISTI (SSN 705) to its namesake city

Senator John Tower, Republican-Texas, speaks during ceremonies welcoming the nuclear-powered attack submarine USS CITY OF CORPUS CHRISTI (SSN 705)  to its namesake city

A port bow view of the nuclear-powered attack submarine USS CITY OF CORPUS CHRISTI (SSN 705) underway in Corpus Christi Bay during its first visit to its namesake city

A port bow view of the nuclear-powered attack submarine USS CITY OF CORPUS CHRISTI (SSN 705) underway in Corpus Christi Bay during its first visit to its namesake city

The nuclear-powered attack submarine USS CITY OF CORPUS CHRISTI (SSN 705) approaches the pier during its first visit to its namesake city

The nuclear-powered attack submarine USS CITY OF CORPUS CHRISTI (SSN 705) approaches the pier during its first visit to its namesake city

Visitors cross the brow of the nuclear-powered attack submarine USS CITY OF CORPUS CHRISTI (SSN 705) while the vessel is tied up at a pier. This is the ship's first visit to its namesake city

Visitors cross the brow of the nuclear-powered attack submarine USS CITY OF CORPUS CHRISTI (SSN 705) while the vessel is tied up at a pier.  This is the ship's first visit to its namesake city

Mrs. Clarence Wade McClusky, right, talks with other guests attending the commissioning ceremony for the guided missile frigate USS MCCLUSKY (FFG 41). Mrs. McClusky is the widow of the ship's namesake, Rear Admiral Clarence W. McClusky

Mrs. Clarence Wade McClusky, right, talks with other guests attending the commissioning ceremony for the guided missile frigate USS MCCLUSKY (FFG 41). Mrs. McClusky is the widow of the ship's namesake, Rear Admiral Clarence W. McClusky

Mrs. Clarence Wade McClusky, left, and her family attends the commissioning ceremony for the guided missile frigate USS MCCLUSKY (FFG 41). Mrs. McClusky is the widow of the ship's namesake, Rear Admiral Clarence W. McClusky

Mrs. Clarence Wade McClusky, left, and her family attends the commissioning ceremony for the guided missile frigate USS MCCLUSKY (FFG 41). Mrs. McClusky is the widow of the ship's namesake, Rear Admiral Clarence W. McClusky

Mrs. Clarence Wade McClusky, left, and her family attend the commissioning ceremony for the guided missile frigate USS MCCLUSKY (FFG 41). Mrs. McClusky is the widow of the ship's namesake, Rear Admiral Clarence W. McClusky

Mrs. Clarence Wade McClusky, left, and her family attend the commissioning ceremony for the guided missile frigate USS MCCLUSKY (FFG 41). Mrs. McClusky is the widow of the ship's namesake, Rear Admiral Clarence W. McClusky

M. L. Leslie attends the commissioning ceremony for the guided missile frigate USS MCCLUSKY (FFG 41). Leslie fought at the battle of Midway with the ship's namesake, Rear Admiral Clarence W. McClusky

M. L. Leslie attends the commissioning ceremony for the guided missile frigate USS MCCLUSKY (FFG 41). Leslie fought at the battle of Midway with the ship's namesake, Rear Admiral Clarence W. McClusky

M. L. Leslie is greeted by Commander Robert B. Lynch, prospective commanding officer, during the commissioning ceremony for the guided missile frigate USS MCCLUSKY (FFG 41). Leslie fought at the battle of Midway with the ship's namesake, Rear Admiral Clarence W. McClusky

M. L. Leslie is greeted by Commander Robert B. Lynch, prospective commanding officer, during the commissioning ceremony for the guided missile frigate USS MCCLUSKY (FFG 41). Leslie fought at the battle of Midway with the ship's namesake, Rear Admiral Clarence W. McClusky

Retired Commander Eleonore B. Rickover, sponsor, enters the nuclear-powered attack submarine USS HYMAN G. RICKOVER (SSN 709) for a tour at the conclusion of the ship's commissioning ceremony at General Dynamics Electric Boat Division. Mrs. Rickover is the wife of the ship's namesake

Retired Commander Eleonore B. Rickover, sponsor, enters the nuclear-powered attack submarine USS HYMAN G. RICKOVER (SSN 709) for a tour at the conclusion of the ship's commissioning ceremony at General Dynamics Electric Boat Division. Mrs. Rickover is the wife of the ship's namesake

Retired Commander Eleonore B. Rickover, sponsor, attends the commissioning ceremony for the nuclear-powered attack submarine USS HYMAN G. RICKOVER (SSN 709) at General Dynamics Electric Boat Division. Mrs. Rickover is the wife of the ship's namesake. Seated in the background is Lieutenant Commander James M. Leone, Chaplain Corps

Retired Commander Eleonore B. Rickover, sponsor, attends the commissioning ceremony for the nuclear-powered attack submarine USS HYMAN G. RICKOVER (SSN 709) at General Dynamics Electric Boat Division. Mrs. Rickover is the wife of the ship's namesake. Seated in the background is Lieutenant Commander James M. Leone, Chaplain Corps

Retired Commander Eleonore B. Rickover, sponsor, is escorted to her seat on the speakers platform for the commissioning of the nuclear-powered attack submarine USS HYMAN G. RICKOVER (SSN 709) at the General Dynamics Electric Boat Division. Mrs. Rickover is the wife of the ship's namesake

Retired Commander Eleonore B. Rickover, sponsor, is escorted to her seat on the speakers platform for the commissioning of the nuclear-powered attack submarine USS HYMAN G. RICKOVER (SSN 709) at the General Dynamics Electric Boat Division. Mrs. Rickover is the wife of the ship's namesake

Retired Commander Eleonore B. Rickover sits on the speakers platform during the commissioning ceremony for the nuclear-powered attack submarine USS HYMAN G. RICKOVER (SSN 709) at General Dynamics Electric Boat Division. Mrs. Rickover is the sponsor and wife of the ship's namesake. Seated in the background is Lieutenant Commander James M. Leone, Chaplain Corps

Retired Commander Eleonore B. Rickover sits on the speakers platform during the commissioning ceremony for the nuclear-powered attack submarine USS HYMAN G. RICKOVER (SSN 709) at General Dynamics Electric Boat Division. Mrs. Rickover is the sponsor and wife of the ship's namesake. Seated in the background is Lieutenant Commander James M. Leone, Chaplain Corps

Mrs. Edna D. Woodruff, right, sponsor, sits with members of her family during the commissioning ceremony for the guided missile frigate USS ROBERT G. BRADLEY (FFG 49). Mrs. Woodruff is the mother of the ship's namesake who was killed during World War II

Mrs. Edna D. Woodruff, right, sponsor, sits with members of her family during the commissioning ceremony for the guided missile frigate USS ROBERT G. BRADLEY (FFG 49). Mrs. Woodruff is the mother of the ship's namesake who was killed during World War II

Vice Admiral (VADM) Joseph Metcalf III, commander, Second Fleet, stands with Mrs. Edna Woodruff at a reception following the commissioning of the guided missile frigate USS ROBERT G. BRADLEY (FFG 49). Mrs. Woodruff is the mother of the ship's namesake

Vice Admiral (VADM) Joseph Metcalf III, commander, Second Fleet, stands with Mrs. Edna Woodruff at a reception following the commissioning of the guided missile frigate USS ROBERT G. BRADLEY (FFG 49). Mrs. Woodruff is the mother of the ship's namesake

Anna Marine Jackson, sponsor, is escorted to her seat prior to the start of the commissioning ceremony for the Ohio class nuclear-powered strategic missile submarine USS HENRY M. JACKSON (SSBN 730). Miss Jackson is the daughter of the late Senator Henry M. Jackson (D-Wash), namesake for the submarine

Anna Marine Jackson, sponsor, is escorted to her seat prior to the start of the commissioning ceremony for the Ohio class nuclear-powered strategic missile submarine USS HENRY M. JACKSON (SSBN 730). Miss Jackson is the daughter of the late Senator Henry M. Jackson (D-Wash), namesake for the submarine

Anna Marine Jackson, sponsor, is escorted to her seat prior to the start of the commissioning ceremony for the Ohio class nuclear-powered strategic missile submarine USS HENRY M. JACKSON (SSBN 730). Miss Jackson is the daughter of the late Senator Henry M. Jackson (D-Wash), namesake for the submarine

Anna Marine Jackson, sponsor, is escorted to her seat prior to the start of the commissioning ceremony for the Ohio class nuclear-powered strategic missile submarine USS HENRY M. JACKSON (SSBN 730). Miss Jackson is the daughter of the late Senator Henry M. Jackson (D-Wash), namesake for the submarine

Anna Marine Jackson, sponsor, stands during the reception following the commissioning ceremony for the Ohio class nuclear-powered strategic missile submarine USS HENRY M. JACKSON (SSBN 730). Miss. Jackson is the daughter of the late Senator Henry M. Jackson (D-Wash), namesake for the submarine

Anna Marine Jackson, sponsor, stands during the reception following the commissioning ceremony for the Ohio class nuclear-powered strategic missile submarine USS HENRY M. JACKSON (SSBN 730). Miss. Jackson is the daughter of the late Senator Henry M. Jackson (D-Wash), namesake for the submarine

The plaque presented to the crew of the guided missile cruiser USS VINCENNES (CG-49) by the citizens of Vincennes, IN, namesake of this and three previous ships

The plaque presented to the crew of the guided missile cruiser USS VINCENNES (CG-49) by the citizens of Vincennes, IN, namesake of this and three previous ships

Edward J. Campbell, president of Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co., delivers a speech at the christening ceremony of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN 72) as the LINCOLN's bow, decorated with a silhouette of its namesake, looms over the speakers platform. Joann Webb (seated, behind Campbell, ship's sponsor and wife of Secretary of the Navy James H. Webb Jr., will perform the christening

Edward J. Campbell, president of Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co., delivers a speech at the christening ceremony of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN 72) as the LINCOLN's bow, decorated with a silhouette of its namesake, looms over the speakers platform.  Joann Webb (seated, behind Campbell, ship's sponsor and wife of Secretary of the Navy James H. Webb Jr., will perform the christening

Admiral (ADM) Carlisle A.H. Trost, chief of naval operations, delivers a speech at the christening ceremony of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN 72) as the LINCOLN's bow, decorated with a silhouette of its namesake, looms over the speakers platform. The ceremony is taking place at Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co

Admiral (ADM) Carlisle A.H. Trost, chief of naval operations, delivers a speech at the christening ceremony of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN 72) as the LINCOLN's bow, decorated with a silhouette of its namesake, looms over the speakers platform.  The ceremony is taking place at Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co

Edward J. Campbell, president of Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co., delivers a speech at the christening ceremony of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN 72) as the LINCOLN's bow, decorated with a silhouette of its namesake, looms over the speakers platform. Joann Webb (seated, behind Campbell, ship's sponsor and wife of Secretary of the Navy James H. Webb Jr., will perform the christening

Edward J. Campbell, president of Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co., delivers a speech at the christening ceremony of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN 72) as the LINCOLN's bow, decorated with a silhouette of its namesake, looms over the speakers platform.  Joann Webb (seated, behind Campbell, ship's sponsor and wife of Secretary of the Navy James H. Webb Jr., will perform the christening

A plaque on the wall of Robinson Hall explains the history of the hall's namesake, GUNNERY Sergeant (GYSGT) Robert G. Robinson

A plaque on the wall of Robinson Hall explains the history of the hall's namesake, GUNNERY Sergeant (GYSGT) Robert G. Robinson

A line of lieutenants salutes a passing group of senior officers attending the dedication ceremony for Arleigh Burke Hall at the Naval War College. The hall's namesake, retired Admiral (ADM) Arleigh A. Burke, a former chief of naval operations, can be seen in the second rank of passing officers, between the two admirals

A line of lieutenants salutes a passing group of senior officers attending the dedication ceremony for Arleigh Burke Hall at the Naval War College. The hall's namesake, retired Admiral (ADM) Arleigh A. Burke, a former chief of naval operations, can be seen in the second rank of passing officers, between the two admirals

Boiler Technician 3rd Class (BT3) Jeff Truett checks an oil sample aboard the frigate USS TRUETT (FF-1095). BT3 TRUETT is the son of CHIEF PETTY Officer Quincy H. Truett, the ship's namesake, who was posthumously awarded the Navy Cross for valor in action while serving in Vietnam

Boiler Technician 3rd Class (BT3) Jeff Truett checks an oil sample aboard the frigate USS TRUETT (FF-1095). BT3 TRUETT is the son of CHIEF PETTY Officer Quincy H. Truett, the ship's namesake, who was posthumously awarded the Navy Cross for valor in action while serving in Vietnam

Crewmen on the flight deck of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN 69) form a message with five stars and "1890-1990" to celebrate the birth centennial of the ship's namesake

Crewmen on the flight deck of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN 69) form a message with five stars and "1890-1990" to celebrate the birth centennial of the ship's namesake

Retired Admiral Arleigh A. Burke, namesake of the guided missile destroyer ARLEIGH BURKE (DDG 51), converses with Vice Admiral John W. Nyquist, Assistant CHIEF of Naval Operations, Surface Warfare, as the ship docks in port following sea trials

Retired Admiral Arleigh A. Burke, namesake of the guided missile destroyer ARLEIGH BURKE (DDG 51), converses with Vice Admiral John W. Nyquist, Assistant CHIEF of Naval Operations, Surface Warfare, as the ship docks in port following sea trials

Retired Admiral Arleigh A. Burke, namesake of the guided missile destroyer ARLEIGH BURKE (DDG 51), looks out from the ship's bridge as the vessel heads down river for sea trials off the coast of Maine. The ARLEIGH BURKE is one of the few ships that has ever been named for a living person

Retired Admiral Arleigh A. Burke, namesake of the guided missile destroyer ARLEIGH BURKE (DDG 51), looks out from the ship's bridge as the vessel heads down river for sea trials off the coast of Maine. The ARLEIGH BURKE is one of the few ships that has ever been named for a living person

Retired Admiral Arleigh A. Burke, namesake of the guided missile destroyer ARLEIGH BURKE (DDG 51), looks out from the bridge during the ship's sea trials off the coast of Maine. The ARLEIGH BURKE is one of the few ships that has ever been named for a living person

Retired Admiral Arleigh A. Burke, namesake of the guided missile destroyer ARLEIGH BURKE (DDG 51), looks out from the bridge during the ship's sea trials off the coast of Maine. The ARLEIGH BURKE is one of the few ships that has ever been named for a living person

Vice Admiral Joseph S. Donnell III, Commander, Naval Surface Force, United States Atlantic Fleet, and retired Admiral Arleigh A. Burke, namesake of the guided missile destroyer ARLEIGH BURKE (DDG 51), look out from the bridge during the ship's sea trials off the coast of Maine. The ARLEIGH BURKE is one of the few ships that has ever been named for a living person

Vice Admiral Joseph S. Donnell III, Commander, Naval Surface Force, United States Atlantic Fleet, and retired Admiral Arleigh A. Burke, namesake of the guided missile destroyer ARLEIGH BURKE (DDG 51), look out from the bridge during the ship's sea trials off the coast of Maine. The ARLEIGH BURKE is one of the few ships that has ever been named for a living person

Retired Admiral Arleigh A. Burke, namesake of the guided missile destroyer ARLEIGH BURKE (DDG 51), stands on the ship's deck with his grandson, Dr. Pat Ward, as the vessel travels down river for sea trials off the coast of Maine. The ARLEIGH BURKE is one of the few ships that has ever been named for a living person

Retired Admiral Arleigh A. Burke, namesake of the guided missile destroyer ARLEIGH BURKE (DDG 51), stands on the ship's deck with his grandson, Dr. Pat Ward, as the vessel travels down river for sea trials off the coast of Maine. The ARLEIGH BURKE is one of the few ships that has ever been named for a living person

Retired Admiral Arleigh A. Burke, namesake of the guided missile destroyer ARLEIGH BURKE (DDG 51), stands on the ship's deck with his grandson, Dr. Pat Ward, as the vessel travels down river for sea trials off the coast of Maine. The ARLEIGH BURKE is one of the few ships that has ever been named for a living person

Retired Admiral Arleigh A. Burke, namesake of the guided missile destroyer ARLEIGH BURKE (DDG 51), stands on the ship's deck with his grandson, Dr. Pat Ward, as the vessel travels down river for sea trials off the coast of Maine. The ARLEIGH BURKE is one of the few ships that has ever been named for a living person

Retired Admiral Arleigh A. Burke, namesake of the guided missile destroyer ARLEIGH BURKE (DDG 51), looks out from the bridge during the ship's sea trials off the coast of Maine. The ARLEIGH BURKE is one of the few ships that has ever been named for a living person

Retired Admiral Arleigh A. Burke, namesake of the guided missile destroyer ARLEIGH BURKE (DDG 51), looks out from the bridge during the ship's sea trials off the coast of Maine. The ARLEIGH BURKE is one of the few ships that has ever been named for a living person

Retired Admiral Arleigh A. Burke, namesake of the guided missile destroyer ARLEIGH BURKE (DDG 51), tours the ship as it docks in port following sea trials

Retired Admiral Arleigh A. Burke, namesake of the guided missile destroyer ARLEIGH BURKE (DDG 51), tours the ship as it docks in port following sea trials

Retired Admiral Arleigh A. Burke, namesake of the guided missile destroyer ARLEIGH BURKE (DDG 51), and an officer look out from the bridge during the ship's sea trials off the coast of Maine. The ARLEIGH BURKE is one of the few ships that has ever been named for a living person

Retired Admiral Arleigh A. Burke, namesake of the guided missile destroyer ARLEIGH BURKE (DDG 51), and an officer look out from the bridge during the ship's sea trials off the coast of Maine. The ARLEIGH BURKE is one of the few ships that has ever been named for a living person

The JFK cheerleaders perform while waiting for their namesake, the aircraft carrier USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV-67) to return. This is the last time the KENNEDY will return to Norfolk before moving to its new home port at Mayport, Fla

The JFK cheerleaders perform while waiting for their namesake, the aircraft carrier USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV-67) to return. This is the last time the KENNEDY will return to Norfolk before moving to its new home port at Mayport, Fla

With the words, "I christen thee United States Ship John C. Stennis," Mrs. Margaret Stennis Womble, daughter of the ships's namesake, formally christened the Nimitz class nuclear-powered aircraft carrier John C. Stennis (CVN-74) at the Newport News Ship Building and Dry Dock Corporation. She is shown here swinging the traditional bottle of champagne toward the prow of the ship

With the words, "I christen thee United States Ship John C. Stennis," Mrs. Margaret Stennis Womble, daughter of the ships's namesake, formally christened the Nimitz class nuclear-powered aircraft carrier John C. Stennis (CVN-74) at the Newport News Ship Building and Dry Dock Corporation. She is shown here swinging the traditional bottle of champagne toward the prow of the ship

With the words, "I christen thee United States Ship John C. Stennis," Mrs. Margaret Stennis Womble, daughter of the ships's namesake, formally christened the Nimitz class nuclear-powered aircraft carrier John C. Stennis (CVN-74) at the Newport News Ship Building and Dry Dock Corporation. Mrs. Womble is shown here just after breaking the traditional bottle of champagne over the prow of the ship

With the words, "I christen thee United States Ship John C. Stennis," Mrs. Margaret Stennis Womble, daughter of the ships's namesake, formally christened the Nimitz class nuclear-powered aircraft carrier John C. Stennis (CVN-74) at the Newport News Ship Building and Dry Dock Corporation. Mrs. Womble is shown here just after breaking the traditional bottle of champagne over the prow of the ship

Mrs. Betty Ann Fitzgerald, widow of the ship's namesake and ships sponsor, addresses the gathered crowd at the christening ceremony of the guided missile destroyer FITZGERALD (DDG-62) at the Bath Iron Works Shipyard just prior to the launching of the vessel

Mrs. Betty Ann Fitzgerald, widow of the ship's namesake and ships sponsor, addresses the gathered crowd at the christening ceremony of the guided missile destroyer FITZGERALD (DDG-62) at the Bath Iron Works Shipyard just prior to the launching of the vessel

The tank landing ship USS FAIRFAX COUNTY (LST-1193) passes through the open draw of the Woodrow Wilson Memorial Bridge for the ship's last port visit to the ship's namesake, Fairfax County, VA. before being transferred to the Australian Navy

The tank landing ship USS FAIRFAX COUNTY (LST-1193) passes through the open draw of the Woodrow Wilson Memorial Bridge for the ship's last port visit to the ship's namesake, Fairfax County, VA. before being transferred to the Australian Navy

A port quarter view of the tank landing ship USS FAIRFAX COUNTY (LST-1193) on the Potomac River arriving at Alexandria, VA for a port visit to the ship's namesake, Fairfax County. This is the last visit before the ship is transferred to the Australian Navy later this month

A port quarter view of the tank landing ship USS FAIRFAX COUNTY (LST-1193) on the Potomac River arriving at Alexandria, VA for a port visit to the ship's namesake, Fairfax County. This is the last visit before the ship is transferred to the Australian Navy later this month

Heaving lines are tossed over to the pier from the tank landing ship USS FAIRFAX COUNTY (LST-1193) as the ship comes in to tie up at the Robinson Pier South. The FAIRFAX COUNTY is making this last port visit to its namesake county before being transferred to the Australian Navy later this month

Heaving lines are tossed over to the pier from the tank landing ship USS FAIRFAX COUNTY (LST-1193) as the ship comes in to tie up at the Robinson Pier South. The FAIRFAX COUNTY is making this last port visit to its namesake county before being transferred to the Australian Navy later this month

A starboard bow view of the tank landing ship USS FAIRFAX COUNTY (LST-1193) as the ship swings around in the river before docking in Alexandria, VA for a port visit. The ship is making a visit to its namesake, Fairfax County before being transferred to the Australian Navy later this month

A starboard bow view of the tank landing ship USS FAIRFAX COUNTY (LST-1193) as the ship swings around in the river before docking in Alexandria, VA for a port visit. The ship is making a visit to its namesake, Fairfax County before being transferred to the Australian Navy later this month

Commander Roy Joseph Balaconis, commanding officer of the guided missile destroyer USS MITSCHER (DDG-57), speaks with members of the press during a precommissioning briefing. The ship will be commissioned on December 10th. The Commander is wearing a Khaki ball cap like the one worn by the ship's namesake, Admiral Marc Mitscher, during World War Two. The MITSCHER is the only ship in the Navy authorized to use this as their official headware

Commander Roy Joseph Balaconis, commanding officer of the guided missile destroyer USS MITSCHER (DDG-57), speaks with members of the press during a precommissioning briefing. The ship will be commissioned on December 10th. The Commander is wearing a Khaki ball cap like the one worn by the ship's namesake, Admiral Marc Mitscher, during World War Two. The MITSCHER is the only ship in the Navy authorized to use this as their official headware

Lieutenant Colonel Robin Higgins, USMC, (Ret.) poses for a photograph before the speakers platform at the official christening ceremony of the guided missile destroyer USS HIGGINS (DDG 76), (vessel not shown). Her deceased husband is the ship's namesake

Lieutenant Colonel Robin Higgins, USMC, (Ret.) poses for a photograph before the speakers platform at the official christening ceremony of the guided missile destroyer USS HIGGINS (DDG 76), (vessel not shown). Her deceased husband is the ship's namesake

CHRISTENING PRINCIPALS. Participating in the christening of the Military Sealift Command (MSC) strategic heavy lift ship USNS FISHER (T-ARK 301) are Left to Right: US Representative Bob Livingston, First Congressional District, Louisiana; Admiral Jay L. Johnson, CHIEF of Naval Operations; De. Sunnie Kenowsky-Irving, ships sponsor; Mrs. Elizabeth M. Fisher, namesake; Rear Admiral David P. Sargent Jr., Navy Littoral Warfare and Auxiliary Ships, Naval Sea Systems Command; Elvia Ann Mata, flower girl; Mr. Zachary Fisher, namesake; US Representative C. W. Bill Young, Tenth Congressional District, Florida; US Representative William Jefferson, Second Congressional District, Louisiana; Vice ...

CHRISTENING PRINCIPALS. Participating in the christening of the Military Sealift Command (MSC) strategic heavy lift ship USNS FISHER (T-ARK 301) are Left to Right: US Representative Bob Livingston, First Congressional District, Louisiana; Admiral Jay L. Johnson, CHIEF of Naval Operations; De. Sunnie Kenowsky-Irving, ships sponsor; Mrs. Elizabeth M. Fisher, namesake; Rear Admiral David P. Sargent Jr., Navy Littoral Warfare and Auxiliary Ships, Naval Sea Systems Command; Elvia Ann Mata, flower girl; Mr. Zachary Fisher, namesake; US Representative C. W. Bill Young, Tenth Congressional District, Florida; US Representative William Jefferson, Second Congressional District, Louisiana; Vice ...

Astronaut U.S. Senator John Glenn

Astronaut U.S. Senator John Glenn

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Part of the $13 million expansion to KSC's Visitor Complex, the new information center welcomes visitors to the Gateway to the Universe. The five large video walls provide an orientation video, with an introduction to the range of activities and exhibits, and honor the center's namesake, President John F. Kennedy. Other new attractions are an information center, a walk-through Robot Scouts exhibit, a wildlife exhibit, and the film Quest for Life in a new 300-seat theater. The KSC Visitor Complex was inaugurated three decades ago and is now one of the top five tourist attractions in Florida. It is located on S.R. 407, east of I-95, within the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge KSC-99pp0398

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Part of the $13 million expansion to KSC's Visitor Complex, the new information center welcomes visitors to the Gateway to the Universe. The five large video walls provide an orientation video, with an introduction to the range of activities and exhibits, and honor the center's namesake, President John F. Kennedy. Other new attractions are an information center, a walk-through Robot Scouts exhibit, a wildlife exhibit, and the film Quest for Life in a new 300-seat theater. The KSC Visitor Complex was inaugurated three decades ago and is now one of the top five tourist attractions in Florida. It is located on S.R. 407, east of I-95, within the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge KSC-99pp0398

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Part of the $13 million expansion to KSC's Visitor Complex, the new information center welcomes visitors to the Gateway to the Universe. The five large video walls provide an orientation video, with an introduction to the range of activities and exhibits, and honor the center's namesake, President John F. Kennedy. Other additions include a walk-through Robot Scouts exhibit, a wildlife exhibit, and the film Quest for Life in a new 300-seat theater, plus an International Space Station-themed ticket plaza, featuring a structure of overhanging solar panels and astronauts performing assembly tasks. The KSC Visitor Complex was inaugurated three decades ago and is now one of the top five tourist attractions in Florida. It is located on S.R. 407, east of I-95, within the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge KSC-99pp0399

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Part of the $13 million expansion to KSC's Visitor Complex, the new information center welcomes visitors to the Gateway to the Universe. The five large video walls provide an orientation video, with an introduction to the range of activities and exhibits, and honor the center's namesake, President John F. Kennedy. Other additions include a walk-through Robot Scouts exhibit, a wildlife exhibit, and the film Quest for Life in a new 300-seat theater, plus an International Space Station-themed ticket plaza, featuring a structure of overhanging solar panels and astronauts performing assembly tasks. The KSC Visitor Complex was inaugurated three decades ago and is now one of the top five tourist attractions in Florida. It is located on S.R. 407, east of I-95, within the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge KSC-99pp0399

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Part of the $13 million expansion to KSC's Visitor Complex, the new information center welcomes visitors to the Gateway to the Universe. The five large video walls provide an orientation video, shown here with photos of John Glenn in his historic Shuttle mission in October 1998, with an introduction to the range of activities and exhibits, plus honor the center's namesake, President John F. Kennedy. Other new additions include a walk-through Robot Scouts exhibit, a wildlife exhibit, and the film Quest for Life in a new 300-seat theater, plus an International Space Station-themed ticket plaza, featuring a structure of overhanging solar panels and astronauts performing assembly tasks. The KSC Visitor Complex was inaugurated three decades ago and is now one of the top five tourist attractions in Florida. It is located on S.R. 407, east of I-95, within the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge KSC-99pp0403

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Part of the $13 million expansion to KSC's Visitor Complex, the new information center welcomes visitors to the Gateway to the Universe. The five large video walls provide an orientation video, shown here with photos of John Glenn in his historic Shuttle mission in October 1998, with an introduction to the range of activities and exhibits, plus honor the center's namesake, President John F. Kennedy. Other new additions include a walk-through Robot Scouts exhibit, a wildlife exhibit, and the film Quest for Life in a new 300-seat theater, plus an International Space Station-themed ticket plaza, featuring a structure of overhanging solar panels and astronauts performing assembly tasks. The KSC Visitor Complex was inaugurated three decades ago and is now one of the top five tourist attractions in Florida. It is located on S.R. 407, east of I-95, within the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge KSC-99pp0403

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Part of the $13 million expansion to KSC's Visitor Complex, the new information center welcomes visitors to the Gateway to the Universe. The five large video walls provide an orientation video, with an introduction to the range of activities and exhibits, and honor the center's namesake, President John F. Kennedy. Other new additions include a walk-through Robot Scouts exhibit, a wildlife exhibit, and the film Quest for Life in a new 300-seat theater, and an International Space Station-themed ticket plaza, featuring a structure of overhanging solar panels and astronauts performing assembly tasks. The KSC Visitor Complex was inaugurated three decades ago and is now one of the top five tourist attractions in Florida. It is located on S.R. 407, east of I-95, within the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge KSC-99pp0402

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Part of the $13 million expansion to KSC's Visitor Complex, the new information center welcomes visitors to the Gateway to the Universe. The five large video walls provide an orientation video, with an introduction to the range of activities and exhibits, and honor the center's namesake, President John F. Kennedy. Other new additions include a walk-through Robot Scouts exhibit, a wildlife exhibit, and the film Quest for Life in a new 300-seat theater, and an International Space Station-themed ticket plaza, featuring a structure of overhanging solar panels and astronauts performing assembly tasks. The KSC Visitor Complex was inaugurated three decades ago and is now one of the top five tourist attractions in Florida. It is located on S.R. 407, east of I-95, within the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge KSC-99pp0402

KEEL LAYING. Participants in the keel laying ceremony for the Arleigh Burke class guided missile destroyer USS BULKELEY (DDG 84) pose for a photograph. Left to Right: US Navy (USN) Commander Carlos Del Toro, Ships PCO; Captain Peter Bulkeley, USN (Ret.), son of Admiral John Duncan Bulkeley, ships namesake; Mr. Charlie Overstreet, welder Ingalls Shipbuilding; Mrs. Regina Bulkeley Day, ships sponsor, daughter of Admiral John D. Bulkeley, ships namesake; Mr. Steven Day, husband of Mrs. Regina Bulkeley Day; Captain H.J. Rucker, USN, Supervisor of Shipbuilding Pascagoula; Mr. Pat Keene, Vice President, Operations & Engineering, Ingalls Shipbuilding, Inc

KEEL LAYING. Participants in the keel laying ceremony for the Arleigh Burke class guided missile destroyer USS BULKELEY (DDG 84) pose for a photograph. Left to Right: US Navy (USN) Commander Carlos Del Toro, Ships PCO; Captain Peter Bulkeley, USN (Ret.), son of Admiral John Duncan Bulkeley, ships namesake; Mr. Charlie Overstreet, welder Ingalls Shipbuilding; Mrs. Regina Bulkeley Day, ships sponsor, daughter of Admiral John D. Bulkeley, ships namesake; Mr. Steven Day, husband of Mrs. Regina Bulkeley Day; Captain H.J. Rucker, USN, Supervisor of Shipbuilding Pascagoula; Mr. Pat Keene, Vice President, Operations & Engineering, Ingalls Shipbuilding, Inc

KEEL LAYING. Captain Peter Bulkeley, USN (Ret), looks on as Mr. Charlie Overstreet, welder for the Ingalls Shipbuilding Inc. makes the first welders cut at the keel laying ceremony for the Arleigh Burke class guided missile destroyer USS BULKELEY (DDG 84). Captain Bulkeley is the son of Admiral John Duncan Bulkeley, ships namesake

KEEL LAYING. Captain Peter Bulkeley, USN (Ret), looks on as Mr. Charlie Overstreet, welder for the Ingalls Shipbuilding Inc. makes the first welders cut at the keel laying ceremony for the Arleigh Burke class guided missile destroyer USS BULKELEY (DDG 84). Captain Bulkeley is the son of Admiral John Duncan Bulkeley, ships namesake

A tour at Ali Al Salem Air Base, nicknamed the "Rock", is a bonding experience, and nearly everyone who deploys comes home with a picture of the base's namesake trademark, "The Rock". The rock is home of the 9th Air Expeditionary Group made up of over 1500 people and sits just 39 miles from the Iraq border. This photo is part of the "On the Borderline" story in the July 1999, AIRMAN Magazine. The article describes life at the "Rock" and how it's mission and personnel have increased since the end of the Persian Gulf War under OPERATION SOUTHERN WATCH

A tour at Ali Al Salem Air Base, nicknamed the "Rock", is a bonding experience, and nearly everyone who deploys comes home with a picture of the base's namesake trademark, "The Rock". The rock is home of the 9th Air Expeditionary Group made up of over 1500 people and sits just 39 miles from the Iraq border. This photo is part of the "On the Borderline" story in the July 1999, AIRMAN Magazine. The article describes life at the "Rock" and how it's mission and personnel have increased since the end of the Persian Gulf War under OPERATION SOUTHERN WATCH

The participants in the official keel laying ceremony for the Arleigh Burke class Aegis guided missile destroyer USS MUSTIN (DDG 89) pose for a photograph. They are (left to right) Row 1 Vice Admiral (VADM) Henry M. Mustin, USN (Ret) and Lieutenant Commander (LCDR) Thomas M. Mustin, USN (Ret) grandson of the ships namesake; Row 2 Jean Mustin, Ships Sponsor; Doug St. Denis, Ships Sponsor; Dale St. Denis, husband of Doug St. Denis; Commander (CDR) Ann Phillips, USN, PCO; Captain Philip Johnson, USN, Supervisor of Shipbuilding, Pascagoula; Row 3 CDR Steve Metz, Aegis Area Commander/Destroyer Projector Officer; Dave Wright, President, Ingalls Shipbuilding; Mark Broadus, welding work leaderman...

The participants in the official keel laying ceremony for the Arleigh Burke class Aegis guided missile destroyer USS MUSTIN (DDG 89) pose for a photograph. They are (left to right) Row 1 Vice Admiral (VADM) Henry M. Mustin, USN (Ret) and Lieutenant Commander (LCDR) Thomas M. Mustin, USN (Ret) grandson of the ships namesake; Row 2 Jean Mustin, Ships Sponsor; Doug St. Denis, Ships Sponsor; Dale St. Denis, husband of Doug St. Denis; Commander (CDR) Ann Phillips, USN, PCO; Captain Philip Johnson, USN, Supervisor of Shipbuilding, Pascagoula; Row 3 CDR Steve Metz, Aegis Area Commander/Destroyer Projector Officer; Dave Wright, President, Ingalls Shipbuilding; Mark Broadus, welding work leaderman...

Welders prepare to make the first marking cuts during the keel laying ceremony for the Arleigh Burke class Aegis guided missile destroyer USS MUSTIN (DDG 89). Present are Commander (CDR) Ann Philips, USN, PCO; Vice Admiral (VADM) Henry M. Mustin, USN (Ret), grandson of the ships namesake; James Ellis, sheet metal seam welder: Mark Broadus, welding work leaderman; and Zena Scott, welding work leaderman

Welders prepare to make the first marking cuts during the keel laying ceremony for the Arleigh Burke class Aegis guided missile destroyer USS MUSTIN (DDG 89). Present are Commander (CDR) Ann Philips, USN, PCO; Vice Admiral (VADM) Henry M. Mustin, USN (Ret), grandson of the ships namesake; James Ellis, sheet metal seam welder: Mark Broadus, welding work leaderman; and Zena Scott, welding work leaderman

Mr. Buck Rigg (left), Director, 8th Air Force Museum and Mr. Hoy Barksdale Speer, Sr. a family descendent of US Army Air Corps First Lieutenant (LT) Eugene Hoy Barksdale, review historical photographs honoring the late LT Barksdale. Members of the family visited Barksdale Air Force Base (AFB), Louisiana (LA) to donate items belonging to LT Eugene Hoy Barksdale, the namesake of Barksdale AFB

Mr. Buck Rigg (left), Director, 8th Air Force Museum and Mr. Hoy Barksdale Speer, Sr. a family descendent of US Army Air Corps First Lieutenant (LT) Eugene Hoy Barksdale, review historical photographs honoring the late LT Barksdale. Members of the family visited Barksdale Air Force Base (AFB), Louisiana (LA) to donate items belonging to LT Eugene Hoy Barksdale, the namesake of Barksdale AFB

Mrs. Elaine Williams, Widow of the ship's namesake, US Navy (USN) PETTY Officer First Class (PO1) James E. Williams, is shown signing her initials onto the authentication plate at the official keel laying for the US Navy (USN) ARLEIGH BURKE CLASS (FLIGHT IIA) GUIDED MISSILE DESTROYER (AEGIS) USS JAMES E. WILLIAMS (DDG 95)

Mrs. Elaine Williams, Widow of the ship's namesake, US Navy (USN) PETTY Officer First Class (PO1) James E. Williams, is shown signing her initials onto the authentication plate at the official keel laying for the US Navy (USN) ARLEIGH BURKE CLASS (FLIGHT IIA) GUIDED MISSILE DESTROYER (AEGIS) USS JAMES E. WILLIAMS (DDG 95)

Mr. Robert L. Merchant (right), Vice President, Program Manager DDG 51 Program, Northrop Grumman Ship Systems, Ingalls Operations, introduces Mrs. Elaine Williams, Widow of the late US Navy (USN) PETTY Officer First Class (PO1) James E. Williams, during the Official Keel Laying Ceremony for the for the US Navy (USN) ARLEIGH BURKE CLASS (FLIGHT IIA) GUIDED MISSILE DESTROYER (AEGIS) USS JAMES E. WILLIAMS (DDG 95). Pictured in the background left-to-right Mrs. Gail Patterson, daughter of ship's namesake; Miss Danielle Patterson, granddaughter of ship's namesake; and USN Captain (CPT) Phil Johnson, Supervisor of Shipbuilding, Conversion and Repair, Pascagoula, Mississippi (MS)

Mr. Robert L. Merchant (right), Vice President, Program Manager DDG 51 Program, Northrop Grumman Ship Systems, Ingalls Operations, introduces Mrs. Elaine Williams, Widow of the late US Navy (USN) PETTY Officer First Class (PO1) James E. Williams, during the Official Keel Laying Ceremony for the for the US Navy (USN) ARLEIGH BURKE CLASS (FLIGHT IIA) GUIDED MISSILE DESTROYER (AEGIS) USS JAMES E. WILLIAMS (DDG 95). Pictured in the background left-to-right Mrs. Gail Patterson, daughter of ship's namesake; Miss Danielle Patterson, granddaughter of ship's namesake; and USN Captain (CPT) Phil Johnson, Supervisor of Shipbuilding, Conversion and Repair, Pascagoula, Mississippi (MS)

Museum curator Harold D. "Buck" Rigg (right) and his brother Art Rigg, who built the 1/6th scale model of a Douglas O-6 Observation aircraft and donated it to the Eighth Air Force Museum, Barksdale Air Force Base (AFB), Louisiana (LA), in memory of their father, Lieutenant Colonel (LCOL) H.M. "Hal" Rigg. This is the type of aircraft that Lieutenant (LT) Eugene Hoy Barksdale, namesake of Barksdale AFB, flew on Aug 11, 1926 over McCook Field, Dayton Ohio (OH) testing the airplane for spin characteristics, and attempted to bailout when he could not recover from a flat spin. His parachute became entangled in the wing's brace wires and fell to his death. Barksdale AFB celebrated its 70th...

Museum curator Harold D. "Buck" Rigg (right) and his brother Art Rigg, who built the 1/6th scale model of a Douglas O-6 Observation aircraft and donated it to the Eighth Air Force Museum, Barksdale Air Force Base (AFB), Louisiana (LA), in memory of their father, Lieutenant Colonel (LCOL) H.M. "Hal" Rigg. This is the type of aircraft that Lieutenant (LT) Eugene Hoy Barksdale, namesake of Barksdale AFB, flew on Aug 11, 1926 over McCook Field, Dayton Ohio (OH) testing the airplane for spin characteristics, and attempted to bailout when he could not recover from a flat spin. His parachute became entangled in the wing's brace wires and fell to his death. Barksdale AFB celebrated its 70th...

Art Rigg, brother of museum curator Harold D. "Buck" Rigg, poses by the 1/6th scale model of a Douglas O-6 Observation aircraft he built and donated to the Eighth Air Force Museum, Barksdale Air Force Base (AFB), Louisiana (LA), in memory of their father, Lieutenant Colonel (LCOL) H.M. "Hal" Rigg. This is the type of aircraft that Lieutenant (LT) Eugene Hoy Barksdale, namesake of Barksdale AFB, flew on Aug 11, 1926 over McCook Field, Dayton Ohio (OH) testing the airplane for spin characteristics, and attempted to bailout when he could not recover from a flat spin. His parachute became entangled in the wing's brace wires and fell to his death. Barksdale AFB celebrated its 70th...

Art Rigg, brother of museum curator Harold D. "Buck" Rigg, poses by the 1/6th scale model of a Douglas O-6 Observation aircraft he built and donated to the Eighth Air Force Museum, Barksdale Air Force Base (AFB), Louisiana (LA), in memory of their father, Lieutenant Colonel (LCOL) H.M. "Hal" Rigg. This is the type of aircraft that Lieutenant (LT) Eugene Hoy Barksdale, namesake of Barksdale AFB, flew on Aug 11, 1926 over McCook Field, Dayton Ohio (OH) testing the airplane for spin characteristics, and attempted to bailout when he could not recover from a flat spin. His parachute became entangled in the wing's brace wires and fell to his death. Barksdale AFB celebrated its 70th...

[Assignment: 59-CF-DS-13074-04] Views of American Foreign Service Association Memorial Plaque in C Street Lobby, Harry S. Truman Building. [Among names is that of J. Kirby Simon, a foreign service officer who died while serving in Taiwan in 1995--and the namesake for the J. Kirby Simon Foreign Service Trust, dedicated to international assistance projects.] [Photographer: Mark Stewart--State] [59-CF-DS-13074-04_DSC_0272.JPG]

[Assignment: 59-CF-DS-13074-04] Views of American Foreign Service Association Memorial Plaque in C Street Lobby, Harry S. Truman Building.  [Among names is that of J. Kirby Simon, a foreign service officer who died while serving in Taiwan in 1995--and the namesake for the J. Kirby Simon Foreign Service Trust, dedicated to international assistance projects.] [Photographer: Mark Stewart--State] [59-CF-DS-13074-04_DSC_0272.JPG]

[Assignment: 59-CF-DS-13074-04] Views of American Foreign Service Association Memorial Plaque in C Street Lobby, Harry S. Truman Building. [Among names is that of J. Kirby Simon, a foreign service officer who died while serving in Taiwan in 1995--and the namesake for the J. Kirby Simon Foreign Service Trust, dedicated to international assistance projects.] [Photographer: Mark Stewart--State] [59-CF-DS-13074-04_DSC_0256_fromPSD.jpg]

[Assignment: 59-CF-DS-13074-04] Views of American Foreign Service Association Memorial Plaque in C Street Lobby, Harry S. Truman Building.  [Among names is that of J. Kirby Simon, a foreign service officer who died while serving in Taiwan in 1995--and the namesake for the J. Kirby Simon Foreign Service Trust, dedicated to international assistance projects.] [Photographer: Mark Stewart--State] [59-CF-DS-13074-04_DSC_0256_fromPSD.jpg]

[Assignment: 59-CF-DS-13074-04] Views of American Foreign Service Association Memorial Plaque in C Street Lobby, Harry S. Truman Building. [Among names is that of J. Kirby Simon, a foreign service officer who died while serving in Taiwan in 1995--and the namesake for the J. Kirby Simon Foreign Service Trust, dedicated to international assistance projects.] [Photographer: Mark Stewart--State] [59-CF-DS-13074-04_DSC_0274.JPG]

[Assignment: 59-CF-DS-13074-04] Views of American Foreign Service Association Memorial Plaque in C Street Lobby, Harry S. Truman Building.  [Among names is that of J. Kirby Simon, a foreign service officer who died while serving in Taiwan in 1995--and the namesake for the J. Kirby Simon Foreign Service Trust, dedicated to international assistance projects.] [Photographer: Mark Stewart--State] [59-CF-DS-13074-04_DSC_0274.JPG]

[Assignment: 59-CF-DS-13074-04] Views of American Foreign Service Association Memorial Plaque in C Street Lobby, Harry S. Truman Building. [Among names is that of J. Kirby Simon, a foreign service officer who died while serving in Taiwan in 1995--and the namesake for the J. Kirby Simon Foreign Service Trust, dedicated to international assistance projects.] [Photographer: Mark Stewart--State] [59-CF-DS-13074-04_DSC_0259.JPG]

[Assignment: 59-CF-DS-13074-04] Views of American Foreign Service Association Memorial Plaque in C Street Lobby, Harry S. Truman Building.  [Among names is that of J. Kirby Simon, a foreign service officer who died while serving in Taiwan in 1995--and the namesake for the J. Kirby Simon Foreign Service Trust, dedicated to international assistance projects.] [Photographer: Mark Stewart--State] [59-CF-DS-13074-04_DSC_0259.JPG]

[Assignment: 59-CF-DS-13074-04] Views of American Foreign Service Association Memorial Plaque in C Street Lobby, Harry S. Truman Building. [Among names is that of J. Kirby Simon, a foreign service officer who died while serving in Taiwan in 1995--and the namesake for the J. Kirby Simon Foreign Service Trust, dedicated to international assistance projects.] [Photographer: Mark Stewart--State] [59-CF-DS-13074-04_DSC_0273.JPG]

[Assignment: 59-CF-DS-13074-04] Views of American Foreign Service Association Memorial Plaque in C Street Lobby, Harry S. Truman Building.  [Among names is that of J. Kirby Simon, a foreign service officer who died while serving in Taiwan in 1995--and the namesake for the J. Kirby Simon Foreign Service Trust, dedicated to international assistance projects.] [Photographer: Mark Stewart--State] [59-CF-DS-13074-04_DSC_0273.JPG]

[Assignment: 59-CF-DS-13074-04] Views of American Foreign Service Association Memorial Plaque in C Street Lobby, Harry S. Truman Building. [Among names is that of J. Kirby Simon, a foreign service officer who died while serving in Taiwan in 1995--and the namesake for the J. Kirby Simon Foreign Service Trust, dedicated to international assistance projects.] [Photographer: Mark Stewart--State] [59-CF-DS-13074-04_AFSA3.jpg]

[Assignment: 59-CF-DS-13074-04] Views of American Foreign Service Association Memorial Plaque in C Street Lobby, Harry S. Truman Building.  [Among names is that of J. Kirby Simon, a foreign service officer who died while serving in Taiwan in 1995--and the namesake for the J. Kirby Simon Foreign Service Trust, dedicated to international assistance projects.] [Photographer: Mark Stewart--State] [59-CF-DS-13074-04_AFSA3.jpg]

[Assignment: 59-CF-DS-13074-04] Views of American Foreign Service Association Memorial Plaque in C Street Lobby, Harry S. Truman Building. [Among names is that of J. Kirby Simon, a foreign service officer who died while serving in Taiwan in 1995--and the namesake for the J. Kirby Simon Foreign Service Trust, dedicated to international assistance projects.] [Photographer: Mark Stewart--State] [59-CF-DS-13074-04_DSC_0265.JPG]

[Assignment: 59-CF-DS-13074-04] Views of American Foreign Service Association Memorial Plaque in C Street Lobby, Harry S. Truman Building.  [Among names is that of J. Kirby Simon, a foreign service officer who died while serving in Taiwan in 1995--and the namesake for the J. Kirby Simon Foreign Service Trust, dedicated to international assistance projects.] [Photographer: Mark Stewart--State] [59-CF-DS-13074-04_DSC_0265.JPG]

[Assignment: 59-CF-DS-13074-04] Views of American Foreign Service Association Memorial Plaque in C Street Lobby, Harry S. Truman Building. [Among names is that of J. Kirby Simon, a foreign service officer who died while serving in Taiwan in 1995--and the namesake for the J. Kirby Simon Foreign Service Trust, dedicated to international assistance projects.] [Photographer: Mark Stewart--State] [59-CF-DS-13074-04_DSC_0279.JPG]

[Assignment: 59-CF-DS-13074-04] Views of American Foreign Service Association Memorial Plaque in C Street Lobby, Harry S. Truman Building.  [Among names is that of J. Kirby Simon, a foreign service officer who died while serving in Taiwan in 1995--and the namesake for the J. Kirby Simon Foreign Service Trust, dedicated to international assistance projects.] [Photographer: Mark Stewart--State] [59-CF-DS-13074-04_DSC_0279.JPG]

[Assignment: 59-CF-DS-13074-04] Views of American Foreign Service Association Memorial Plaque in C Street Lobby, Harry S. Truman Building. [Among names is that of J. Kirby Simon, a foreign service officer who died while serving in Taiwan in 1995--and the namesake for the J. Kirby Simon Foreign Service Trust, dedicated to international assistance projects.] [Photographer: Mark Stewart--State] [59-CF-DS-13074-04_DSC_0266.JPG]

[Assignment: 59-CF-DS-13074-04] Views of American Foreign Service Association Memorial Plaque in C Street Lobby, Harry S. Truman Building.  [Among names is that of J. Kirby Simon, a foreign service officer who died while serving in Taiwan in 1995--and the namesake for the J. Kirby Simon Foreign Service Trust, dedicated to international assistance projects.] [Photographer: Mark Stewart--State] [59-CF-DS-13074-04_DSC_0266.JPG]

[Assignment: 59-CF-DS-13074-04] Views of American Foreign Service Association Memorial Plaque in C Street Lobby, Harry S. Truman Building. [Among names is that of J. Kirby Simon, a foreign service officer who died while serving in Taiwan in 1995--and the namesake for the J. Kirby Simon Foreign Service Trust, dedicated to international assistance projects.] [Photographer: Mark Stewart--State] [59-CF-DS-13074-04_DSC_0278.JPG]

[Assignment: 59-CF-DS-13074-04] Views of American Foreign Service Association Memorial Plaque in C Street Lobby, Harry S. Truman Building.  [Among names is that of J. Kirby Simon, a foreign service officer who died while serving in Taiwan in 1995--and the namesake for the J. Kirby Simon Foreign Service Trust, dedicated to international assistance projects.] [Photographer: Mark Stewart--State] [59-CF-DS-13074-04_DSC_0278.JPG]

[Assignment: 59-CF-DS-13074-04] Views of American Foreign Service Association Memorial Plaque in C Street Lobby, Harry S. Truman Building. [Among names is that of J. Kirby Simon, a foreign service officer who died while serving in Taiwan in 1995--and the namesake for the J. Kirby Simon Foreign Service Trust, dedicated to international assistance projects.] [Photographer: Mark Stewart--State] [59-CF-DS-13074-04_DSC_0281.JPG]

[Assignment: 59-CF-DS-13074-04] Views of American Foreign Service Association Memorial Plaque in C Street Lobby, Harry S. Truman Building.  [Among names is that of J. Kirby Simon, a foreign service officer who died while serving in Taiwan in 1995--and the namesake for the J. Kirby Simon Foreign Service Trust, dedicated to international assistance projects.] [Photographer: Mark Stewart--State] [59-CF-DS-13074-04_DSC_0281.JPG]

[Assignment: 59-CF-DS-13074-04] Views of American Foreign Service Association Memorial Plaque in C Street Lobby, Harry S. Truman Building. [Among names is that of J. Kirby Simon, a foreign service officer who died while serving in Taiwan in 1995--and the namesake for the J. Kirby Simon Foreign Service Trust, dedicated to international assistance projects.] [Photographer: Mark Stewart--State] [59-CF-DS-13074-04_DSC_0263.JPG]

[Assignment: 59-CF-DS-13074-04] Views of American Foreign Service Association Memorial Plaque in C Street Lobby, Harry S. Truman Building.  [Among names is that of J. Kirby Simon, a foreign service officer who died while serving in Taiwan in 1995--and the namesake for the J. Kirby Simon Foreign Service Trust, dedicated to international assistance projects.] [Photographer: Mark Stewart--State] [59-CF-DS-13074-04_DSC_0263.JPG]

[Assignment: 59-CF-DS-13074-04] Views of American Foreign Service Association Memorial Plaque in C Street Lobby, Harry S. Truman Building. [Among names is that of J. Kirby Simon, a foreign service officer who died while serving in Taiwan in 1995--and the namesake for the J. Kirby Simon Foreign Service Trust, dedicated to international assistance projects.] [Photographer: Mark Stewart--State] [59-CF-DS-13074-04_DSC_0260.JPG]

[Assignment: 59-CF-DS-13074-04] Views of American Foreign Service Association Memorial Plaque in C Street Lobby, Harry S. Truman Building.  [Among names is that of J. Kirby Simon, a foreign service officer who died while serving in Taiwan in 1995--and the namesake for the J. Kirby Simon Foreign Service Trust, dedicated to international assistance projects.] [Photographer: Mark Stewart--State] [59-CF-DS-13074-04_DSC_0260.JPG]

[Assignment: 59-CF-DS-13074-04] Views of American Foreign Service Association Memorial Plaque in C Street Lobby, Harry S. Truman Building. [Among names is that of J. Kirby Simon, a foreign service officer who died while serving in Taiwan in 1995--and the namesake for the J. Kirby Simon Foreign Service Trust, dedicated to international assistance projects.] [Photographer: Mark Stewart--State] [59-CF-DS-13074-04_AFSA1.jpg]

[Assignment: 59-CF-DS-13074-04] Views of American Foreign Service Association Memorial Plaque in C Street Lobby, Harry S. Truman Building.  [Among names is that of J. Kirby Simon, a foreign service officer who died while serving in Taiwan in 1995--and the namesake for the J. Kirby Simon Foreign Service Trust, dedicated to international assistance projects.] [Photographer: Mark Stewart--State] [59-CF-DS-13074-04_AFSA1.jpg]

[Assignment: 59-CF-DS-13074-04] Views of American Foreign Service Association Memorial Plaque in C Street Lobby, Harry S. Truman Building. [Among names is that of J. Kirby Simon, a foreign service officer who died while serving in Taiwan in 1995--and the namesake for the J. Kirby Simon Foreign Service Trust, dedicated to international assistance projects.] [Photographer: Mark Stewart--State] [59-CF-DS-13074-04_DSC_0280.JPG]

[Assignment: 59-CF-DS-13074-04] Views of American Foreign Service Association Memorial Plaque in C Street Lobby, Harry S. Truman Building.  [Among names is that of J. Kirby Simon, a foreign service officer who died while serving in Taiwan in 1995--and the namesake for the J. Kirby Simon Foreign Service Trust, dedicated to international assistance projects.] [Photographer: Mark Stewart--State] [59-CF-DS-13074-04_DSC_0280.JPG]

[Assignment: 59-CF-DS-13074-04] Views of American Foreign Service Association Memorial Plaque in C Street Lobby, Harry S. Truman Building. [Among names is that of J. Kirby Simon, a foreign service officer who died while serving in Taiwan in 1995--and the namesake for the J. Kirby Simon Foreign Service Trust, dedicated to international assistance projects.] [Photographer: Mark Stewart--State] [59-CF-DS-13074-04_AFSA1_fromPSD.jpg]

[Assignment: 59-CF-DS-13074-04] Views of American Foreign Service Association Memorial Plaque in C Street Lobby, Harry S. Truman Building.  [Among names is that of J. Kirby Simon, a foreign service officer who died while serving in Taiwan in 1995--and the namesake for the J. Kirby Simon Foreign Service Trust, dedicated to international assistance projects.] [Photographer: Mark Stewart--State] [59-CF-DS-13074-04_AFSA1_fromPSD.jpg]

[Assignment: 59-CF-DS-13074-04] Views of American Foreign Service Association Memorial Plaque in C Street Lobby, Harry S. Truman Building. [Among names is that of J. Kirby Simon, a foreign service officer who died while serving in Taiwan in 1995--and the namesake for the J. Kirby Simon Foreign Service Trust, dedicated to international assistance projects.] [Photographer: Mark Stewart--State] [59-CF-DS-13074-04_DSC_0264.JPG]

[Assignment: 59-CF-DS-13074-04] Views of American Foreign Service Association Memorial Plaque in C Street Lobby, Harry S. Truman Building.  [Among names is that of J. Kirby Simon, a foreign service officer who died while serving in Taiwan in 1995--and the namesake for the J. Kirby Simon Foreign Service Trust, dedicated to international assistance projects.] [Photographer: Mark Stewart--State] [59-CF-DS-13074-04_DSC_0264.JPG]

[Assignment: 59-CF-DS-13074-04] Views of American Foreign Service Association Memorial Plaque in C Street Lobby, Harry S. Truman Building. [Among names is that of J. Kirby Simon, a foreign service officer who died while serving in Taiwan in 1995--and the namesake for the J. Kirby Simon Foreign Service Trust, dedicated to international assistance projects.] [Photographer: Mark Stewart--State] [59-CF-DS-13074-04_DSC_0267.JPG]

[Assignment: 59-CF-DS-13074-04] Views of American Foreign Service Association Memorial Plaque in C Street Lobby, Harry S. Truman Building.  [Among names is that of J. Kirby Simon, a foreign service officer who died while serving in Taiwan in 1995--and the namesake for the J. Kirby Simon Foreign Service Trust, dedicated to international assistance projects.] [Photographer: Mark Stewart--State] [59-CF-DS-13074-04_DSC_0267.JPG]