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2015 Naval Mine Warfare Essay Winners

First Prize: $1,000.00“Flash Mob in the Shipping Lane!”By Commander Timothy McGeehan, USN and Commander Douglas Wahl, (USN ret) Second Prize: $500.00“Small Ships, Big ThinkingBy Commander John A. Craig, United Kingdom...

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2015 USNI & MINWARA Essay Contest

History of the Contest: In 2012 the Mine Warfare Association leadership approached the U.S. Naval Institute with the idea of sponsoring an essay contest exploring the subject of mine warfare....

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2013 MINWARA Forum Update

MINWARA MINE WARFARE UPDATE George Pollitt and Scott Truver Overview The Spring 2013 Mine Warfare Association (MINWARA) Conference normally held in Panama City, FL, was cancelled due to the sequestration...

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German S-Mine (Bouncing Betty)

October 10, 1944: Probing the Sigfried Line defenses; first encounter with the German S-Mine. Lt. George Wilson, 4th Division, after nine weeks of combat since St.-Lo: “By now I had...

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Bridge on the River Kwai

I imagine many of you have enjoyed the academy award winning film titled “The Bridge on the River Kwai”. For those who may not have seen it, it’s a story...

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Voices from the Past

“We agree that the mine warfare conducted by American planes…..produced a very great strategical effect; it quickly reduced our war potential and hastened the end of the war.” “The mine...

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