Five Famous Navy Veterans

Five Famous US Navy Veterans The US Navy has had millions of sailors cross its brow in the past 242 years. US Navy veterans have appeared in politics, film, theater, they've become artists, writers, comedians, and even UFC fighters. People often, however, struggle to...

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What’s Your Longest Underway Ever?

Sailors love to brag about their longest underway. One of the things we love to brag about is the longest underway we've ever had, usually measured in beer days. For the uninitiated, a beer day is granted on a ship underway for more than 45 days consecutively. It's at...

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Can you be religious in the military?

Religion in the military is a touchy issue. Americans are proud of the separation of church and state. Unfortunately, we haven't always gotten it right. Beliefs run deep, and it's often difficult to separate our beliefs from our legislation. The military, however, is...

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4 Signs Your Chief is Too Salty

Chiefs are the saltiest sailors in the Navy. This reputation is well-earned. Being that it takes an average of 13 years to make Chief, they're certainly in the upper echelons when it comes to raw experience. Many sailors hit their 13-year mark. Some Admirals hit 30+...

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What in the blue hell is a Bluenose?

Ever wonder what a Bluenose is? If you've spent time on a warship, you've seen Plankowners, Shellbacks, members of the Order of the Ditch and the Safari to Suez, maybe even a couple members of the Order of Magellan. Some people go through their entire careers,...

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Where did the Jolly Roger come from?

Where did the Jolly Roger come from? The flag known as the Jolly Roger is immediately identifiable. Found on bottles of dangerous chemicals, the meaning is always clear: Danger or death is coming your way. So when did a skull and crossbones become an international...

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The 5 Best Cold War Movies of All Time

Cold War movies are no stranger to Hollywood. The time period between the end of World War 2 and the Fall of the Soviet Union has seen countless films and TV shows featuring the daring high-stakes espionage the USA and USSR were up to. Some of these movies were...

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