Are you a ‘newbie’ to the military? Do you often feel overwhelmed by all the new military jargon and terminology? Don’t feel bad! The June 2020 edition of the Department of Defense Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms has over 360 pages – and that doesn’t include the 1000s of informal acronyms and phrases service… Read More ›
Jump in! The water is fine. According to Recruit Training Command (RTC) Great lakes, recruits participate in a survival at sea training scenario in the USS Indianapolis Combat Training Pool as part of the hands-on learning curriculum. The training at RTC tests recruits on their war-fighting skills before they reach the fleet. Learn more about… Read More ›
The oldest commissioned warship afloat is the USS Constitution, which played a crucial role in the Barbary Wars and the War of 1812. She actively defended sea lanes from 1797 to 1855. When reading USS Constitution‘s early log books or journals, December 25th, as the Christmas holiday, frequently goes unremarked upon. In 1798, for instance, December… Read More ›
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