2022 Editorial Calendar


Key Coverage



The first Navy ship to transit the Suez Canal, 1870. Departing Boston on June 20 for the Asiatic Station, Palos steamed across the Atlantic Ocean and through the Mediterranean Sea, becoming the first American warship to transit the Suez Canal.
Ship Names
A history of some of the people, places or events after which ships will be named in 2022. For the space allotted, I would expect to be able to include four different kinds of ships from four different periods of navy history, and the reasons their names were assigned.

Space: 11/19/2021


The acronym for is for Semper Paratus—Always Ready, and was the World War II female branch of the USCG Reserve that was signed into law by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in November of 1942. 
Profile of Chesty Puller
The most decorated Marine and a high-ranking officer with devoted men who served under him. Any Shipmates who served with him, has great respect for him. 

Space: 12/17/2021
Materials: 1/4/2022


Battle of Luzon
Luzon was the largest island in the Philippines, and it contained the capital, Manila. U.S. air bases were established on Luzon, and it would serve as a main base for the final assault against the Japanese homeland.
The third Essex class carrier was commissioned on August 16, 1943. In 1982 Intrepid became the foundation of the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in New York City.

Space: 1/25/2022
Materials: 2/1/2022


The Involuntary Discharge of Pregnant Women 
The 1976 court decision that ended Truman’s Order 10240, which allowed the involuntary discharge of pregnant women.
Elmo Zumwalt Profile
Elmo Russell “Bud” Zumwalt Jr. was a Navy officer and the youngest person to serve as Chief of Naval Operations. As an admiral and later the 19th Chief of Naval Operations, Zumwalt played a major role in United States military history, especially during the Vietnam War.

Space: 2/22/2022
Materials: 3/1/2022


Honor Flight Program
The Honor Flight program is a national network of Hubs working together to honor our veterans with a paid trip to Washington, D.C., a trip many of our veterans may not otherwise be able to take.
USCG Historian’s Office and Museum
The museum is on the campus of the Coast Guard Academy in New London, Connecticut. The historian’s office in D.C., has more than 20,000 artifacts, manages a research library and a robust loan program.

Space: 3/22/2022
Materials: 3/29/2022


Learning to Sail in the Coast Guard
Why train Coast Guard cadets on a tall ship when most will spend their careers on state-of-the-art ships and aircraft? Because the ways of old still have much to teach. The role of traditional sailing instruction on the USCG EAGLE or the USS CONSTITUTION.
Branch Profile
A profile of a branch that hosts a unique or particularly well-done event. This could turn out to be either an event that went so well that it has been continued over the years, or a newer one that was so intriguing that its idea was picked up and conducted by other branches.

Space: 4/26/2022
Materials: 5/3/2022


Blackall Racing
After honorably serving in the US Navy, MotoAmerica Supersport rider Tony Blackall found his new adrenaline fix on the racetrack. His wife Janet, a marine corps veteran, encouraged him to pursue motorcycle racing professionally.  
The International Ice Patrol
The mission is to monitor the iceberg danger in the North Atlantic Ocean and provide iceberg warning to the maritime community.

Space: 5/24/2022
Materials: 6/1/2022


Makin Island Raid
August 17, the U.S. Navy launched an amphibious attack from two U.S. submarines and landed more than 200 Marine Raiders on Makin Island. It was known as the Makin Island Raid, the attack was intended to divert Japanese attention from the Solomon Islands.
Pirates in Colonial America 
Before the British colonies were fully established, pirates were an expected part of the business and political relationships between colonists and their British rulers. The history of dependence upon those renegade seafarers is a fascinating part the founding of our colonies.

Space: 6/245/2022
Materials: 7/1/2022


A Revisit of Operation Deep Freeze
In 1955, Task Force 43, commanded by Rear Adm. George J. Dufek, formed to provide logistical support for the expedition Operation Deep Freeze I. It paved the way for more research, but where is it today?
Profile of Hank Bauer
The American League right fielder and manager who played in seven World Series and is a three-time All-Star. Before all that, he was a Marine in the War in the Pacific, receiving two Bronze Stars.   

Space: 7/26/2022
Materials: 8/2/2022


Ghost Fleet Overlord USV
One of the Pentagon’s two Overlord unmanned surface vessels conducted a Panama Canal transit, in a major test of autonomous systems with few reliability issues along the way.
Art Therapy: Writing Works
Veterans transforming their lives through art therapy for PTSD, depression, and other mental health issues that frequently affect service members. Programs that are focused on both visual arts and writing can help.

Space: 8/23/2022
Materials: 8/30/2022


Marine Expeditionary Units
The role of Marine Expeditionary Units in Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm. On Jan. 17, Desert Storm began with a coordinated attack that included Tomahawk land attack missiles launched from cruisers, destroyers and battleships in the Persian Gulf and Red Sea.
The Air & Space Museum

The National Air and Space Museum of the Smithsonian Institution, also called the Air and Space Museum, was established in 1946.

Space: 9/23/2022
Materials: 10/3/2022


Convention Review
Highlights, interview of the new leadership and photographs from the 2022 Annual Convention held in the Birmingham, Alabama.
Profile of a Shipmate
Each year we get wind of a Shipmate with an extraordinary story. This year we hope to identify and explore their story and share it with all our readers. Some of the stories we receive are very compelling.

Space: 10/21/2022
Materials: 10/319/2022


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