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America's Navy STEM

Today's Sailor can contribute to exciting innovations by pursuing an interest in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.  Learn more here: Para Padres

Visite esta página para explorar en su idioma las oportunidades de educación y carreras para sus hijos en el Navy.





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Latest Activity: Apr 22, 2014

Discussion Forum

Ship Names

Started by Mary, Proud Mom of Nick. Last reply by Vickyrun Feb 16, 2011. 17 Replies

Submarine History

Started by Colleen. Last reply by CCR Mar 28, 2010. 1 Reply

The Lone Sailor Table

Started by Colleen. Last reply by Colleen Mar 26, 2010. 2 Replies

National Naval Aviation Museum

Started by Sue S. Last reply by CCR Mar 25, 2010. 5 Replies

Intrepid Museum

Started by Sue S. Last reply by CCR Mar 19, 2010. 3 Replies

Tin Can Sailors

Started by Mary, Proud Mom of Nick. Last reply by CCR Nov 19, 2009. 5 Replies

Veterans Day

Started by CCR. Last reply by CCR Nov 14, 2009. 6 Replies

USS Vermont/World War I/WWII

Started by CCR. Last reply by CCR Nov 1, 2009. 2 Replies

USS Blue Ridge celebrates 30 years of Forward Presence

Started by Mary, Proud Mom of Nick. Last reply by CCR Sep 23, 2009. 1 Reply

Anchors Aweigh

Started by CCR Sep 13, 2009. 0 Replies

USS Midway

Started by CCR. Last reply by CCR Aug 25, 2009. 6 Replies

The 1st Navy Admiral...

Started by Mary, Proud Mom of Nick. Last reply by Mary, Proud Mom of Nick Jul 14, 2009. 2 Replies

Navy ships make historic trip to China

Started by Mary, Proud Mom of Nick. Last reply by Mary, Proud Mom of Nick Feb 25, 2009. 3 Replies

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Comment by Vickyrun on July 6, 2013 at 2:54pm
On this day in 1976, the United States Naval Academy admitted female midshipmen for the first time. Let's celebrate all of the accomplishments and value women have brought to the Navy!
Comment by CCR on August 5, 2012 at 3:56pm

I know I have not been on here since last year, but my heart has been broken in two.  I brought my parents to my land and put them in a home and I moved in next door with them - then Daddy passed away March 14th.  I'm sorry not to add to the discussions, but the painting that is the icon for this group was painted by him and he has a rather historic life and he is a hero and was a noble man.  I will be back when I can...


Comment by CCR on April 17, 2011 at 8:37pm


heroic bluejackets of the Navy.  I enjoyed this so much.

Comment by Vickyrun on April 6, 2011 at 10:41am

In this photo:
Return of the Mayflower (U.S. Destroyers under Commander Joseph K. Taussig, USN, arriving off Queenstown, Ireland, 4 May 1917. Artwork by Bernard F. Gribble. Courtesy of the U.S. Naval Academy Museum. National Archives photograph, KN-215 (Color).
On 6 Apr 1917, following the sinking of U.S. merchant vessels by German U-boats, the U.S. declared war on Germany, entering World War I, which had started in Jul 1914 in Europe. Participating in escorting convoys, the US Navy faced the U-boat threat. In Europe, U.S. Army and Marines faced battles at Belleau Wood, Chateau Thierry, and St. Mihiel on the Western Front, while Naval and Marine Aviators faced the enemy in the air. On 11 Nov 1918, an armistice was signed with Germany near Compiegne, France, and the Peace Treaty was signed at Versailles, France, on 28 June 1919. (rh).
Comment by CCR on March 29, 2011 at 11:06am

The Barbary pirates operated off the coast of North Africa as far back as the time of the Crusades. According to legend, the Barbary pirates sailed as far as Iceland, attacking ports, seizing captives as slaves, and plundering merchant ships.

As most seafaring nations found it easier, and cheaper, to bribe the pirates rather than fight them in a war, a tradition developed of paying tribute for passage through the Mediterranean. European nations often worked out treaties with the Barbary pirates.

By the early 19th century the pirates were essentially sponsored by the Arab rulers of Morocco, Algiers, Tunis, and Tripoli.

Comment by CCR on March 29, 2011 at 11:05am
North African pirates had been a menace for hundreds of years and by the late 1700s many nations were paying tribute ensure merchant shipping could proceed without being violently attacked.

In the early years of the 19th century, the United States, at the direction of President Thomas Jefferson, decided to call a halt to the payment of tribute, and a war between the young US Navy and the Barbary pirates ensued.

Ten years later, a second war settled the issue of American ships being attacked by pirates until the problem's bizarre resurgence nearly 200 years later, in the spring of 2009.

Comment by Vickyrun on February 16, 2011 at 1:04pm
I posted a list of  US Navy Ships Named after Women in the Ships Names discussion above.
Comment by Vickyrun on February 14, 2011 at 10:10am
I've had "thing" for Naval aviation ever since "Top Gun".  
Comment by CCR on January 27, 2011 at 1:14pm

I am really enjoying all the stuff about the aviation.  Thanks for the links Vicky.  Enjoyed your accounting also Suzann.  Wow, what a trip. 

I have also seen some great shots of the USS Constitution in the snow!

Comment by Vickyrun on January 18, 2011 at 12:55pm
On 18 Jan 1911, the first aircraft landing on board a ship took place when Aviator Eugene Ely landed on board the armored cruiser USS Pennsylvania while anchored in San Francisco Bay, California. Following this successful landing, Ely then made a return flight from USS Pennsylvania to his original departure point at Tanforan Field at San Francisco.(rh)

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