US Navy

Matt Markgraf, WKMS, courtesy of Pogue Library

During the second world war, the fledgling Murray State Teacher's College, like many schools during this time, was at risk of closing due to low attendance had it not been for the efforts of the administration to open up the campus as a Navy Pre-Flight Training School. Murray State's Pogue Library has a meticulously kept collection of documents from this time period, so as we think of our veterans this week, Matt Markgraf stopped by the library to speak with Sarah Hopley, Special Collections & Exhibits Librarian, about how this training school "saved" Murray State, beginning with some historical context.

Noise-inducing hearing loss is a serious health threat to Navy personnel, that costs the Department of Veterans Affairs over $100 million dollars each year. Dr. Gary Morris, chair of the Department of Occupational Safety and Health in the Jesse D. Jones College of Science, Engineering and Technology at Murray State University researches hearing loss in the Navy with his students and joins Kate Lochte on Sounds Good to talk about his work as part of our Racer Scholar Profiles series, which highlights MSU faculty research, scholarly and creative activities across colleges and schools.

Navy Office of Community Outreach (NAVCO)

 Lone Oak residents Alan and Bobbie Wilson's daughter, Hannah, serves the nation aboard the U.S. Navy warship, the USS George Washington, which is stationed at the base located 35 miles south of Tokyo in Yokosuka, Japan. The ship is longer than three football fields and one of only 10 currently operational aircraft carriers in the Navy. A 2008 graduate of Lone Oak School, AO3 Hannah Wilson says she stopped playing varsity tennis after her first two years to focus on enriched and AP studies, a passion for learning she continues today as we learn in our conversation with Kate Lochte on Sounds Good.

Melber KY Native Serves Onboard Naval Combat Ship

Sep 11, 2014
Navy Office of Community Outreach (NAVCO)

As the senior enlisted Sailor serving aboard the USS Nitze, western Kentucky native Master Chief Petty Officer Michael Apperson is responsible for the leadership and professional development of all enlisted Sailors on ship, numbering nearly 300. Commander Michelle Nakamura commands the Nitze, which is about 1.5 football fields long, 66 feet wide, and weighs in at 9,200 tons. Kate Lochte meets Master Chief Apperson on Sounds Good.

U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Steven Khor/Released

Submarine Force Pacific Fleet's Force Master Chief Cash Caldwell, raised in Paris, Tennessee, has retired after a three decades in the U.S. Navy. He joins us during Sounds Good to talk about his career -- lauded with a Legion of Merit Award.