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Frequently overlooked, but significant in its impact, consider volunteering some time to help us at the Foundation. We are a fairly small organization and with the ever-increasing naval history opportunities, volunteers are a valuable asset. While most work would be at the Foundation office at the Washington Navy Yard, there are out of area options, such as volunteering to conduct oral history interviews in the part of the country where you reside. Please contact us at [email protected] or (202) 678-4333 for more volunteer information.

Volunteer of the Year

The award for Volunteer of the Year is given to the person or persons who demonstrate exceptional dedication, without compensation, to the NHF mission of preservation, education, and commemoration of naval history.

2020    Captain Charles C. Chadbourn III, USNR (Ret.)

2019    Tatiana Puschnigg

2018    Melissa Melvin

2017    Lynn Neagley

2016    IT1 Jessica Kruse

2015    Captain John Paulson, USN (Ret.)

2014    Kyle Nappi

2013    Captain George Stewart, USN (Ret.)

2012    Matt Schatzle

2011    Captain Roger Jones, Charles Bogart

2010    Ana Quijano

2009    Ray Godfrey

2008    Pete Boyne, Ted Bronson, Bob Rositzke, Jim Moses

2007    John M. Maloney

2006    John Grady

2005    Jeffrey Hobrath

2004    Marvin W. Barrash

2003    Nicholas J. Kuriger