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    Awesome Pics! Leaving for MEPS tomorrow and enlisting in the Navy!
    Keep the pics coming!

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    GREAT LAKES, Ill. (Aug. 10, 2012) Recruits perform with a ceremonial honor guard unit as part of pass in review ceremonies at Recruit Training Command, the Navy's only boot camp. (U.S. Navy Photo by Lt.j. Liza Swart/Released)



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    GREAT LAKES, Ill. (Jan. 9, 2012) Operations Specialist 1st Class Savanna Rogers, a Recruit Division Commander at the Golden 13 Recruit In-Processing Center at Recruit Training Command (RTC), instructs new recruits where to go after getting off a bus during Night of Arrival. More than 300 new recruits arrived at Golden 13, named after the first 13 African American Navy officers, to begin their Navy careers and training at RTC, the Navy's only boot camp. (U.S. Navy photo by Scott A. Thornbloom/Released)




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    GREAT LAKES, Ill. (Jan. 9, 2012) Navy recruits call their families in the Golden 13 Recruit In-Processing Center at Recruit Training Command (RTC) during Night of Arrival. The phone call home lets family members know the new recruits have made it safely to RTC. . (U.S. Navy photo by Scott A. Thornbloom/Released)



    Yep I guess this is what Great Lakes..aka Great Mistakes looks like now..ahh the first night in boot camp.. such fun..There sure were no girls there when I went to boot camp in '71. In fact the USN had three locations for Boot Camp. San Diego, Orlando & Great Lakes. The females went to Orlando. That's right Orlando FL. That base was open from 1968 to 1995.

    When I joined we got sworn in at the Federal building in Cincinnati OH. My pops was there to see me off. They loaded us on a "short bus" an took us to the airport. We had been told when we get to Chicago report to the USO(I think) and they would tell us what to do. We got there did as told and were informed to wait and the next bus to Great Lakes did not leave for a few more hours. So they told us where to hang out and gave us each a $10 food voucher good at certain restaurants at O'Hare. The food was great by 1971 standards to a black kid from the Avondale ghetto in Cincinnati.

    After a few hours ...finally we got on the bus. Made it to Great Lakes and I was surprised that no senior persons were yelling at us when we arrived. It was just another recruit doing "service week" But we did not know. It was late..they gave us uniforms..bedded us down in an old barracks. We heard all kinds of wild stories about what was going to happen to us. None turned out to be true except The barracks we stayed in was just temporary. The next day it was haircuts and an alleged physical and swim test. Finally on the third day we were sent over to RTC to an much nicer barracks. I remember being given the "General orders of a Sentry" and having to memorize that bad boy. I remember staying up and memorizing by the light shining in the barracks. I was never asked to recite a single one!

    The main thing I remember about Boot Camp was those huge drill halls and having to sing Anchors Aweigh as we marched through this tunnel that divide RTC from NTC. Another thing was is that I caught pneumonia and spent 4 days in the hospital. Most times when that happens you set ASMOED..administratively reassigned..set back in other words. Not popeye. My company commander gave me the answers for the test we had to take that week to move the next week and I with my fantastic memory memorized the test and passed. In fact I deliberately blew two question to make it look real.

    Another thing I remember was that in the chow hall they had ice cream, a local Chicago brand, in these little blocks and you could eat as much as you liked!

    And..Once myself and others were sent to NAS Glenview for an eyesight exam to be an air traffic controller. Some SEABEES drove us and bought us some beer to consume during the trip back to NTC/RTC.. They stopped in front of someones house to toss the beer cans in their trash cans but bumped into a tree as they sped off. Dunno how they explained that. By the way those SEABEEs drank over to the NAS and on the way back. Those SEABEEs were on medical hold at the Naval Hospital.

    Boot camp was nine weeks long. And when you are there it seems so much longer than that. Especially when you are 17-18 years old..Oh yeah I had my 18th birthday in boot camp.

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    GREAT LAKES, Ill. (Nov. 20, 2012) Hyong Davis gives a new recruit his first haircut in the Golden 13 Recruit In-processing Center Navy Exchange barber shop at Recruit Training Command (RTC) during Night of Arrival. More than 450 new recruits arrived at the Golden 13, named after the first 13 African American Navy officers, to begin their Navy careers and training at RTC. (U.S. Navy photo by Scott A. Thornbloom/Released)

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    GREAT LAKES, Ill. (Aug. 21, 2013) Recruits gear up before learning how to put out fires at the USS Chief firefighting trainer at Recruit Training Command (RTC). More than 40,000 recruits go through five days of training aboard USS Chief learning to fight shipboard fires and how to handle chemical, biological, and radiation attacks. (U.S. Navy photo by Brian Walsh/Released)

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    GREAT LAKES, Ill. (May. 7, 2013) Logistics Specialist 1st Class Shane Christensen, the Navy's first reservist recruit division commander, provides instruction to his recruit division at Recruit Training Command, the Navy's only boot camp. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Liza Swart/Released)

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    GREAT LAKES, Ill. (April 16, 2013) Recruits demonstrate proper weapons handling procedures during a weapons turnover inspection at Recruit Training Command, the Navy's only boot camp. (U.S. Navy photo by Brian Walsh/Released)

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    No.. male and female recruits do not berth in the same compartment. An inspection is being held indoors.
    GREAT LAKES, Ill. (April 16, 2013) Recruits undergo a uniform inspection at Recruit Training Command, the Navy's only boot camp. (U.S. Navy photo by Brian Walsh/Released)

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    GREAT LAKES, Ill. (Jan. 15, 2012) A Recruit Division Commander instructs his recruits while marching at Recruit Training Command, the Navy's only boot camp. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Liza Swart/Released)

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    GREAT LAKES, Ill. (Oct. 31, 2012) Recruits eat lunch in the galley of the USS Triton barracks at Recruit Training Command, the Navy's only boot camp. (U.S. Navy photo by Scott A. Thornbloom/Released)

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    Brings back a lot of memories BD. Went through boot at GL in 1960. Pretty primitive back then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by been View Post
    hahaha. Im leaving tomorrow morning and staying in a hotel all day. Then im going to take the ASVAB and physical on Monday. after that Im going to enlist! Thanks!
    Congratulations young man. Be proud to serve in the greatest Navy in the world and carry on the traditions of all those that served before you.


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    Default This week in U S Naval History 9 September thru 15 September

    Today in U S Naval History

    9 September

    1825 - USS Brandywine sails for France to carry the Marquis de Lafayette home after his yearlong visit to America.
    1841 - First iron ship authorized by Congress.
    1940 - Navy awards contracts for 210 ships, including 12 carriers and seven battleships.
    1943 - Operation Avalanche, Western Naval Task Force, under Vice Adm. Henry Hewitt, lands Allied forces at Salerno, Italy.
    1944 - Fifth Fleet carrier aircraft begin air strikes on Japanese shipping and facilities at Mindanao, Philippines.
    1945 - A "computer bug" is first identified and named by Lt. Grace Murray Hopper while she was on active duty. It was found in the Mark II Aiken Relay Calculator at Harvard University. The operators affixed the moth to the computer log, where it still resides, with the entry: "First actual case of bug being found." They "debugged" the computer, first introducing the term.

    10 September

    1813 - In the Battle of Lake Erie, Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry, flying his "Don't give up the ship" flag, defeats British squadron and says: "We have met the enemy, and they are ours..."
    1925 - Submarine R-4 (SS 81) rescues crew of PN-9 plane 10 miles from their destination of Hawaii.
    1945 - Carrier Midway (CVB 42) commissioned.
    1961 - World's first nuclear-powered guided-missile cruiser, Long Beach (CGN 9) is commissioned.

    11 September

    1814 - In the Battle of Lake Champlain, Commodore Thomas Macdonough defeats a British Squadron.
    1939 - USS Bear (AG 29) is commissioned by the U.S. Navy for Antarctic operations under command of Rear Adm. Richard Byrd.
    1941 - President Franklin D. Roosevelt announces order to the Navy to "shoot on sight" vessels threatening U.S. shipping or ships under U.S. escort.
    1942 - Pharmacist's Mate 1st Class Wheeler B. Lipes performs emergency appendectomy on Seaman 1st Class Darrell D. Rector, aboard USS Seadragon (SS 194), on patrol in South China Sea.
    1943 - Italian Navy surrenders to Allies.
    1945 - Operation Magic Carpet, the return of troops to the Unites States, begins.
    2001 - One hundred twenty-five Pentagon employees, including 42 Sailors and Department of the Navy civilians, are killed along with 59 airline passengers when terrorists fly a highjacked airliner into the Pentagon.

    12 September

    1916 - First demonstration of automatic stabilization and direction gear in aircraft.
    1944 - Fifth Fleet carrier aircraft begin three-day attack on Japanese shipping and facilities in Visayas, Philippines.
    1952 - USS Coral Sea (CVB 43) took Marshall Josip Tito for a one-day cruise in the Adriatic Sea where he was shown flight operations.
    1961 - Navy task force sails to aid the Galveston area after Hurricane Carla hits Texas.
    1966 - Launch of Gemini 11, piloted by Cmdr. Charles Conrad Jr. and Lt. Cmdr. Richard F. Gordon Jr. Their mission lasted two days and 23 hours and included 44 orbits at an altitude of 1368.9 km. Recovery was by HS-3 helicopter from USS Guam (LPH 9).
    1967- Operation Coronado V began in Mekong Delta.
    1992 - Joint Task Force Hawaii activated to provide humanitarian aid after Typhoon Iniki struck Hawaiian Islands.

    13 September

    1814 - British bombardment of Fort McHenry inspires the Star Spangled Banner.
    1847 - Marine Brigade leads U.S. forces that storm Chapultepec Castle near Mexico City, inspiring one line of the Marine Hymn.
    1906 - Sailors and Marines from USS Denver land in Havana at the request of the Cuban government to preserve order during a revolution.
    1939 - Navy suspends transfers to the Fleet Reserve after 20 years of service and retains men on active duty.
    1985 - Commander Middle East Force orders escort of Military Sealift Ships in Persian Gulf because of Iranian seizure of merchant vessels.

    14 September

    1899 - Gunboat Concord and monitor Monterey capture two insurgent schooners at Aparri, Philippine Islands.
    1939 - Atlantic Squadron Neutrality Patrol ships deploy.
    1976 - USS John F. Kennedy (CV 67) and destroyer Bordelon (DD 881) collide during night operations 100 miles north of Scotland.

    15 September

    1944 - Invasion of Peleliu, Palau Islands, after several days of intensive carrier aircraft bombing and ship bombardment.
    1950 - U.S. forces under Vice Adm. Arthur Struble achieve an amphibious landing at Inchon, Korea.
    1967 - Operation Crimson Tide in Mekong Delta.

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    WASHINGTON (Sept. 16, 2013) Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) Ray Mabus speaks with Washington Navy Yard personnel at a gathering point at Nationals Park. The Washington Navy Yard was evacuated after a shooting Monday, Sept. 16, 2013. (U.S. Navy photo/Released)

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    WASHINGTON (Sept. 16, 2013) Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) Ray Mabus is interviewed by local and national media near the Washington Navy Yard about a shooting at the Navy Yard. (U.S. Navy photo by Ed Buice/Released)

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    WASHINGTON (Sept. 13, 2013) A newly pinned chief petty officer receives his combination cover at a chief petty officer pinning ceremony at the Washington Navy Yard in Washington, D.C. Fifty-six Sailors assigned to the Washington-area received their anchors following six weeks of hief petty officer induction. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Jessica Bidwell/Released)

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    PACIFIC OCEAN (Sept. 15, 2013) Sailors assigned to the forward-deployed Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Mustin (DDG 89) conduct emergency flight operation drills. Mustin is on patrol with the George Washington Carrier Strike Group in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility supporting security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region (U.S. Navy photos by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Mackenzie P. Adams/Released)

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    U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Sept. 13, 2013) Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Equipment) 3rd Class Thomas Echeverria, left, and Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Equipment) 2nd Class Jessyca Davis signal that an F/A-18E Super Hornet, assigned to the Gunslingers of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 105 is ready for launch on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). Harry S. Truman, flagship for the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group, is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, supporting theater security cooperation efforts and supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Lyle H. Wilkie III/Released)

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    CARIBBEAN SEA (Sept. 14, 2013) Senior Chief Cryptologic Technician Carnelius Mitchell, assigned to Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 40, on watch in the combat information center aboard the guided-missile frigate USS Rentz (FFG 46) during the annual UNITAS maritime exercise while assigned to U.S. 4th Fleet. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Cmdr. Corey Barker/Released)

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    CARIBBEAN SEA (Sept 13, 2013) Chief Master-at-Arms Steven Reedy uses a lighted semaphore to warn adversary warships participating in a scenario-based sea battle exercise to depart the area as part of the annual UNITAS multinational maritime exercise off the coast of Cartagena, Colombia. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Cmdr. Corey Barker/Released)

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    TOKYO BAY (Sept. 13, 2013) Sailors aboard the U.S. Navy's forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) wash down an anchor chain in the forecastle during an anchoring evolution. George Washington and its embarked air wing, Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5, provide a combat-ready force that protects and defends the collective maritime interest of the U.S. and its allies and partners in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ricardo R. Guzman/Released

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    PACIFIC OCEAN (Sept. 14, 2013) A landing signal officer observes an F/A-18E Super Hornet from the Eagles of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 115 as it prepares to land on the flight deck of the U.S. Navy's forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) during the Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5 fly-on.(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Paolo Bayas/Released)

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    PACIFIC OCEAN (Sept. 14, 2013) An MV-22 Osprey prepares to land on the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4). Boxer is deployed in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation security efforts as part of the Boxer Amphibious Ready Group. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kenan O'Connor/Released)

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    PHILIPPINE SEA (Sept. 15, 2013) The Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Rappahannock (T-AO 204) passes supplies to the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) during an underway replenishment. Bonhomme Richard is the flagship of the Bonhomme Richard Amphibious Ready Group and, with the embarked 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (31st MEU), is conducting routine joint-force operations in the U.S. 7th Fleet Area of Responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Joshua Hammond/Released)

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    ATLANTIC OCEAN (Sept. 14, 2013) Interior Communications Electrician Fireman Margarita Villalvazo installs telephone lines aboard the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71). Theodore Roosevelt is conducting flight deck certification and carrier qualifications after being re-delivered to the active Navy last month. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Eric M. Norcross/Released)

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    NORFOLK, VA. (Sept. 13, 2013) Sonar Technician (Surface) 1st Class Robert Moyer, greets his family after USS Mahan (DDG 72) pulled into her homeport of Norfolk, Va. Mahan returned after an eight-and-a-half month deployment to the 6th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Josue L. Escobosa/ Released)

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    U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Sept. 13, 2013) Boatswain's Mate Seaman Kendahl Chmara, left, signals to the Military Sealift Command fast combat support ship USNS Arctic (T-AOE 8) and Boatswain's Mate 3rd Class Matthew Michela gives commands to riggers during a replenishment-at-sea aboard the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the Sea Knights of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 22 picks up cargo in the background. Harry S. Truman, flagship for the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group, is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, supporting theater security cooperation efforts and supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Karl Anderson/Released)

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    APRA HARBOR, Guam (Sept. 20, 2013) The Los Angeles-class fast attack submarine USS Chicago (SSN 721) shifts colors as it moors after returning from an 11-week deployment in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Jeffrey Jay Price/Released)

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    MEDITERRANEAN SEA (Sept. 20, 2013) Gunner's Mate 3rd Class Farren Lohnborf holds line during an underway replenishment aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Barry (DDG 52). Barry, homeported in Norfolk, Va., is on a scheduled deployment supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Christopher B. Stoltz/Released)

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    MEDITERRANEAN SEA (Sept. 20, 2013) Sailors secure line for a supply transfer during an underway replenishment aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Barry (DDG 52).(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Christopher B. Stoltz/Released)

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    PHILIPPINE SEA (Sept. 21, 2013) Chief Culinary Specialist Michael Simpson prepares food aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Mustin (DDG 89). Mustin is on patrol with the George Washington Carrier Strike Group in the U.S. 7th fleet area of responsibility supporting security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Mackenzie P. Adams/Released)

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    MEDITERRANEAN SEA (Sept. 20, 2013) Sailors perform a small boat passenger transfer aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Barry (DDG 52). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Christopher B. Stoltz/Released)

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    MEDITERRANEAN SEA (Sept. 20, 2013) Gunner's Mate 2nd Class Corrine Klister monitors the status of the 5-inch gun during a live-fire training evolution aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Barry (DDG 52). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Christopher B. Stoltz/Released)

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    MEDITERRANEAN SEA (Sept. 20, 2013) The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Mason (DDG 87) transits the Mediterranean Sea. Homeported in Norkfolk, Va., Mason is on a scheduled deployment supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jason Howard/Released)

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    EASTERN PACIFIC OCEAN (Sept. 21, 2013) An SH-60B Sea Hawk helicopter from Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron Light 49 (HSL 49), detachment 5, launches from the guided-missile frigate USS Rentz (FFG 46) during a training exercise in the U.S. 4th fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Cmdr. Corey Barker/Released)

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    U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Sept. 21, 2013) A landing craft air cushion (LCAC) from Assault Craft Unit (ACU) 4 leaves the well deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3). Kearsarge is the flagship for the Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group and, with the embarked 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (26th MEU), is deployed in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Derek Paumen/Released)

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    WESTERN PACIFIC OCEAN (Sept. 17, 2013) Sailors assigned to the guided-missile destroyer USS Mustin (DDG 89) conduct night flight exercises with an MH-60B Sea Hawk helicopter from the Warlords of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 51. (U.S. Navy photo by Culinary Specialist 2nd Class Fidel C. Hart/Released)

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    SAN DIEGO (Sept. 19, 2013) Sailors assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Expeditionary Support Unit (EODESU) 1 conduct high-speed maneuvers with an 8-meter rigid-hull inflatable boats in San Diego Bay. EODESU-1 provides logistic support to West Coast and forward deployed EOD units. (U.S. Navy photos by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Joshua Scott/Released)

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    PACIFIC OCEAN (Sept. 15, 2013) Marines assigned to the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4) attach supplies to an SA-330 Puma transport helicopter, Evergreen International Aviation, Inc., during a vertical replenishment. Boxer is deployed in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation security efforts as part of the Boxer Amphibious Ready Group. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kenan O'Connor/Released)

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    APRA HARBOR, Guam (Sept. 20, 2013) A Sailor assigned to the Los Angeles-class fast attack submarine USS Chicago (SSN 721) greets his family on the pier after returning from an 11-week deployment in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Jeffrey Jay Price/Released)

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    U.S. 5th FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Sept. 16, 2013) An MV-22B Osprey from the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 226 (Reinforced) lands on the flight deck of HMS Illustrious (R06). (U.S. Marine Corps photograph by Cpl. Kyle N. Runnels/Released)

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    U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Sept. 16, 2013) Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) 1st Class Jose Santana directs a British Royal Navy Lynx MK 8 helicopter for landing on the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Corbin J. Shea/Released)

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    BREMERTON, Wash. (Aug. 1, 2013) Puget Sound Naval Shipyard personnel remove propeller four from the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) for maintenance. Stennis is undergoing a docking planned incremental availability maintenance period at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard & Intermediate Maintenance Facility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Jose Hernandez/Released)

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    PACIFIC OCEAN (Sept. 19, 2013) An EA-18G Growler from the Shadowhawks of Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 141 makes an arrested landing on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73). George Washington and its embarked air wing, Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5, provide a combat-ready force that protects and defends the collective maritime interest of the U.S. and its allies and partners in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ricardo R. Guzman/Released)

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    PACIFIC OCEAN (Sept. 17, 2013) Sailors transport an MK 46 torpedo during a transfer evolution aboard the forward-deployed Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Mustin (DDG 89). Mustin is on patrol with the George Washington Carrier Strike Group in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility supporting security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Mackenzie P. Adams/Released)

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    U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Sept. 16, 2013) Boatswain's Mate Seaman Rachel Williams blows the boatswain's pipe aboard the amphibious dock landing ship USS Carter Hall (LSD 50). Carter Hall is a part of the Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group and, with the embarked 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit, is deployed in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Sabrina Fine/Released)

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    SAN DIEGO (Sept. 23, 2013) Sailors assigned to Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 78 perform maintenance on an MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopter at Naval Air Station North Island. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Bradley J. Gee/Released)

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    ELIZABETHTOWN, N.C. (Sept. 11, 2013) Sailors remove their body armor during land operations on the shore of Cape Fear River during the Riverine Security Team Member course. The students are completing the Cape Fear Final Skills Assessment administered by the Center for Security Forces Learning Site Lejeune. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Dustin Q. Diaz/Released)

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    ELIZABETHTOWN, N.C. (Sept. 11, 2013) Gunner's Mate 1st Class Nestor Gonzalez mans the M134 Minigun aboard a Riverine Patrol Boat on Cape Fear River during the Riverine Crewman Course. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Dustin Q. Diaz/Released)

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    ELIZABETHTOWN, N.C. (Sept. 11, 2013) Master-at-Arms Seaman Audrey Warren holds her rifle at the low ready during land operations on the shore of Cape Fear River during the Riverine Security Team Member course. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Dustin Q. Diaz/Released)

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    MEDITERRANEAN SEA (Sept. 24, 2013) Gunner's Mate 3rd Class Amelia Sandoval, left, and Gunner's Mate 2nd Class Samuel Ervin perform maintenance on a torpedo tube aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Barry (DDG 52). Barry, homeported in Norfolk, Va., is on a scheduled deployment supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the 6th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Christopher B. Stoltz/Released)

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    PACIFIC OCEAN (Sept. 20, 2013) Boatswains Mate Zachary Miller mans a .50-caliber machine in the morning hours aboard the amphibious dock landing ship USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49). Harpers Ferry is deployed in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts as part of the Boxer Amphibious Ready Group. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Mark El-Rayes/Released)

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    ARABIAN GULF (Sept. 15, 2013) The guided-missile cruiser USS Monterey (CG 61) fires an MK 38 MOD II 25mm machine during a live-fire exercise. Monterey is deployed in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Billy Ho/Released)

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    ARABIAN GULF (Sept. 15, 2013) The guided-missile cruiser USS Monterey (CG 61) fires its close-in weapons system during a live-fire exercise. Monterey is deployed in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Billy Ho/Released)

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    EAST CHINA SEA (Sept. 24, 2013) Marines assigned to the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (31st MEU) board an MV-22 Osprey assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 265 (Reinforced) on the flight deck the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6). Bonhomme Richard is the flagship of the Bonhomme Richard Amphibious Ready Group and, with the embarked 31st MEU, is conducting routine joint-force operations in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Adam D. Wainwright/Released)

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    PACIFIC OCEAN (Sept. 24, 2013) Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Equipment) Airman Geoffrey Mathews, from La Mirada, Calif., foreground, helps place a slot seal into a catapult on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73). George Washington and its embarked air wing, Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5, provide a combat-ready force that protects and defends the collective maritime interest of the U.S. and its allies and partners in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Chris Cavagnaro/Released)

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    PACIFIC OCEAN (Sept. 3, 2013) Lt. Cmdr. Leon Quarles, right, assistant supply officer, and his brother, Master Chief Boatswain's Mate Deondra Quarles, work together aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4). This is the first opportunity for the brothers to work together in 25 years of service. Boxer is underway for a scheduled deployment as part of the Boxer Amphibious Ready Group. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Veronica Mammina/Released)
    I thought brothers were not allowed to serve on the same ship

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    Quote Originally Posted by PatrickPM View Post
    I thought brothers were not allowed to serve on the same ship
    No longer true since the end of WWII..read the link below.

    The Navy's Policy Regarding Family Members Serving together

    The Five Sullivan brothers were killed when their ship, USS Juneau (CL-52) was sunk on 13 November 1942.



    Five Sullivan Brothers

    The five Sullivan Brothers

    On board USS Juneau (CL-52) at the time of her commissioning ceremonies at the New York Navy Yard, 14 February 1942. All were lost with the ship following the 13 November 1942 Naval Battle of Guadalcanal.
    The brothers are (from left to right): Joseph, Francis, Albert, Madison and George Sullivan.

    U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.
    Read more about the Five Sullivan Brothers of Waterloo, Iowa.

    The Five Sullivan Brothers of Waterloo, Iowa

    The Sullivan Brothers Iowa Veterans Museum | Waterloo Iowa.

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    Today's photos of the United States Navy...


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    BUSAN, Republic Of Korea (Oct. 7, 2013) The aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) departs Busan while Sailors assigned to the guided-missile destroyer USS Preble (DDG 88) prepare to get underway. Preble is on patrol with the George Washington Carrier Strike Group in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility supporting security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Paul Kelly/Released)

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    WATERS TO THE EAST OF THE KOREAN PENINSULA (Oct. 9, 2013) Aviation Structural Mechanic 3rd Class Chantel Boudeau, left, from Perchtolsdorf, Austria, and Aviation Structural Mechanic Airman Ryan Eilenfeld, from Galion, Ohio, remove panels from an F/A-18E Super Hornet from the Royal Maces of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 27 in the hangar bay of the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73). George Washington and its embarked air wing, Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5, provide a combat-ready force that protects and defends the collective maritime interest of the U.S. and its allies and partners in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ricardo R. Guzman/Released)

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    WATERS TO THE EAST OF THE KOREAN PENINSULA (Oct. 9, 2013) Airman Gregory White, from Tampa, Fla., signals to an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter from the Golden Falcons of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 12 to take off from the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Liam Kennedy/Released)

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    WATERS TO THE EAST OF THE KOREAN PENINSULA (Oct. 9, 2013) An F/A-18E Super Hornet from the Royal Maces of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 27 lands aboard the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Matthew Riggs/Released)

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    BUSAN, Republic of Korea (Oct. 4, 2013) Culinary Specialist 3rd Class Kith Estoesta polishes the ship's bell aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Preble (DDG 88) as the ship enters port in Busan, Republic of Korea. Preble is on patrol with the George Washington Carrier Strike Group conducting exercises with the Republic of Korea (ROK) navy to strengthen maritime interoperability and U.S.-ROK alliance. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Paul Kelly/Released)

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    Nimitz is now in the seventh month of her deployment.
    U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Oct. 2, 2013) Airman Brittany Rosenberg, from Orlando, Fla., left, and Airman Elisea Wolfe from Los Lunas, N.M., participate in a mail call aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68). The Nimitz Carrier Strike Group is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Phil Ladouceur/Released)

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    U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Sept. 27, 2013) Aviation Structural Mechanic 3rd Class Brandon Stinson, from Chicago IL, lubricates the landing gear of an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the Indians of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 6 in the hangar bay aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68). The Nimitz Carrier Strike Group is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Kole E. Carpenter/Released)

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    U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Sept. 27, 2013) The guided-missile destroyer USS Stockdale (DDG 106) breaks away from the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) following a replenishment-at-sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Eric M. Butler/Released)

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    MEDITERRANEAN SEA (Oct. 5, 2013) Master-at-Arms 1st Class Krystal Meza demonstrates proper firing techniques for an M9 service pistol during a small arms qualification aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Stout (DDG 55). Stout, homeported in Norfolk, is on a scheduled deployment supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Amanda R. Gray/Released)

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    Quote Originally Posted by bd popeye View Post
    No longer true since the end of WWII..read the link below.

    The Navy's Policy Regarding Family Members Serving together
    Thanks for the info! Appreciate it

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    You are welcome PatrickPM!

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    Happy Birthday US Navy! 238 years old today and still going strong!

    Awesome video! If it does not light a fire under your butt.. your wood is wet!


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    Turkey's in the oven time to post some pix..


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    The young woman on the left has on what we use to call a "Cruise Jacket"..Nice!
    NORFOLK (Nov. 19, 2013) Sailors assigned to the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) fill packages with non-perishable food items for military families in need during an Armed Forces YMCA Thanksgiving Assistance Program community service event at Military Circle Mall. Dwight D. Eisenhower is undergoing a scheduled docking planned incremental availability at Norfolk Naval Shipyard. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Yasmine Muhammad/Released)
    Samples of "Cruise Jackets";




















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