"A good Navy is not a provocation to war. It is the surest guaranty of peace." - Theodore Roosevelt
Starting off in the Navy
So, I decided that this would be a good idea to help people understand some things about joining the Navy or at least write down some of my experiences.
A Hero Stands Up for Aging; Enlisted in the Navy at Age 61
His name is Bill Krissoff. He did something very few people would think of. Bill enlisted in the Navy at age 61. There is a story behind his action, and it is one we need to be reminded of regularly. His story is heartbreaking and inspiring.
Does the Navy salute officers when wearing Kevlar helmets?
If you have been watching the news lately, you may have seen reports of the Navy returning to the use of kevlar in their helmets.
Indian Navy Day 2021: Know When Indian Navy Established?
History of Indian Navy Day The Navy was re-formed in 1950 after India’s independence and was named Indian Navy. The world’s fifth largest navy had heavily bombed Pakistan’s Karachi port in the 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War and destroyed it. Navy Day is celebrated every year on 4 December because of the success of the operation which was launched on 4 December 1971 named Operation Trident.
The Best Books About Navy Seals
Here is a list with some of the best books you can choose for reading, watching and following the basic principles of a US Navy Seal.
Surviving Pearle Harbor
I remember growing up and seeing my grandpa get upset whenever something was said about Pearle Harbor, and I never understood why.
My First Submarine Watch
This was it. I was finally a useful member of the crew. Earlier that morning, I had finally qualified to stand the Shutdown Roving Watch. Our boat was in the shipyard, which meant the engine room was shut down, but someone still needed to walk around every hour and check on different machines and temperatures and pressures. Enter the Shutdown Roving Watch, or SRW, or roving watch as it was spoken. This is the guy that wanders the depths of the engine room with a clipboard and flashlight, writing down the same set of numbers each hour, bored out of his mind. During the day there are plenty of crew members to chop it up with, shipyard workers to yell at, and commotion to keep us busy, but at night, there’s nobody. Three guys look after panels in the maneuvering room, one of which takes the occasional trip down into the engine room, and every few hours one of the supervisors will take a tour of the space and review the clipboard, but that’s it. It’s an important job, sure, but only on the rare occasion that something goes wrong. Otherwise, it’s a lonely way to spend a day, switching off with other watchstanders every few hours.
A Brief Explanation of the Navy
In May, 2016 I was graduating from William J. Palmer High School, when my college plans were flushed down the toilet. I was going to receive only $10,000 for the two schools of my choice. My heart was broken, and I couldn’t see a way out of the hole of student debt that was surely to come. My heart felt frozen for a future unknown.
Military Has Me Singing
A little while ago at work I had to give a training over stress-management. To be clear and obvious, I am in the Navy. It is no secret that the military is one of the most stressful jobs in the country followed by physicians, personal assistants, and first responders. As reported by Military.com in, “Military Deaths by Suicide jumped 25% at end of 2020,” that by June 2020 128 deaths occurred by suicide. Keep in mind that was before the pandemic. It is my personal belief that more occurred that were not reported. No, I am not a conspiracy theorist, but it seems that I hear of a new one almost every month from the grape vine, because someone who knows someone, who is on that ship.
Saying Goodbye is Not Easy
One of the hardest things in joining the Navy is losing your connection to people. Since high school I had kept a small group of friends and only trusted a few when it came to me personal life and secrets. That intimate trust meant a lot to me. When I joined the Navy, I knew that our relationships would be strained because of distance and my new obligations. I never imagined that I would lose the connections almost entirely.
Navy Brat Forever
My father enlisted in the Navy when I was about 6 months old. For the next 20 years my life was a series of naval bases and military housing. During that time I was privy to the triumphs and challenges of military life, not only as a “brat,” but also as an extended member of the military family. To this day I'm more at home on a military base than I have ever been in the civilian world, and I'm nearly 59-years-old.
Colonel Henry Montauk
“Settle down, Settle down people. This a first in history that our late and greatest treasure, the Thomas W. Lawson Schooner of 1901 has been replicated with modern technological advances. So, I understand the excitement. I see your hand, Jim – your question.” Colonel Henry Montauk postulates. “Yes Colonel, can you please explain why you think this ship will last the distance crossing the Atlantic? Some say it’s a suicide mission.” “Certainly, Jim, first, we must know the facts: