Tuesday, April 26, 2016

The Men : American Enlisted Submariners in World War II; Why They Joined, Why They Fought, and Why They Won. 
by Stephen Leal Jackson 

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Wed-Sat, 20-23 April 2016 in Mobile, AL
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Monday, April 11, 2016

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Submarines and their Highly Trained Crew

Submarines and their highly trained crew engage in mine warfare, perform Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) missions, and support battle group operations. Out of every 20 men sighing up for duty, maybe six would quantify. To learn more read "Mentality in Submarines" that explains what it takes to serve in this special branch, of the U.S. Navy in "Heroes Beneath the Waves: Submarine Stories of the Twentieth Century", by Mary Nida Smith, who's husband spent sixteen years as Chief Sonarman in three wars.

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Do Not Forget World War I

World War I

World War I, also known as the First World War, or the Great War, was a global war centred in Europe that began on 28 July 1914 and lasted until 11 November 1918. More than 70 million military personnel, including 60 million Europeans, were mobilised in one of the largest wars in history. Over 9 million combatants and 7 million civilians di…
  • Start date: Jul 28, 1914
  • End date: Nov 11, 1918
A submarine during WW I.

Saturday, April 2, 2016


Military Records/DD-214 Update 05 ► Available Online It's official; DD-214s are NOW Online. Please pass on to other vets. The National Personnel Records Center (NPRC) has provided the following website for veterans to gain access to their DD-214s online: http://vetrecs.archives.gov
This may be particularly helpful when a veteran needs a copy of his DD-214 for employment purposes. NPRC is working to make it easier for veterans with computers and Internet access to obtain copies of documents from their military files. Military veterans and the next of kin of deceased former military members may now use a new online military personnel records system to request documents. Other individuals with a need for documents must still complete the Standard Form 180, which can be downloaded from the online web site. Because the requester will be asked to supply all information essential for NPRC to process the request, delays that normally occur when NPRC has to ask veterans for additional information will be minimized. The new web-based application was designed to provide better service on these requests by eliminating the records centers mailroom and processing time. [Source: Vet Council - St Johns Cnty FL | Michael Rothfeld | March15, 2016 ++]