I'm moving to Denver... soon! Aside from one awesome week in San Francisco, I've never even been west of the Mississippi. Help this Georgia girl find a place to love. [more inside]
posted by stormygrey
on May 15, 2013 -
Why do US Navy submarines operate on 18-hour schedules, with 6 hours on watch and 12 hours off? How did this start? Is there independent justification, or is this some hold-over from old traditions? Why did someone think this was a good idea?
posted by cthuljew
on Dec 7, 2012 -
What is the first year or two of Navy service generally like? I am such a planner and right now, I know nothing... [more inside]
posted by stormygrey
on Nov 11, 2012 -
NAVY TERMINOLOGY HELP! I'm reading through my grandpa's old flight logs (he was on the crew of a PBY during WWII), and just need help deciphering a couple of terms I see again and again. Both are located in the "Remarks" column of the logbook:
Other terms like Ferry, Scouting, Patrol, and Photography are pretty self explanatory, but I have no idea what these two mean.
posted by rawredmeat
on Apr 7, 2011 -
What do military people do when they need to store their various items "somewhere" while they are stationed on a ship, sometimes for years at a time? [more inside]
posted by DisreputableDog
on Aug 24, 2010 -
Navy Reservists filter: How often and how long do you deploy? Have the reserves "interfered" in your formerly civilian lives? [more inside]
posted by ehamiter
on Aug 17, 2010 -
Military history looks like a field where jokers abound. All sorts of people make various claims, and it seems that many of them don't know what they're talking about. How do I, a layperson, get the tools to evaluate claims about military history? [more inside]
posted by Monday, stony Monday
on Jan 31, 2010 -
Military Brat Filter: Explain a military brat childhood to someone who grew up in a touchy-feely liberal household that never moved once. I’m looking for either long-form articles or personal stories. How often did you move? What were the things you learned? Did you have coping mechanisms? What were the bases like? How has it affected you as an adult?
posted by anonymous
on Dec 30, 2009 -
What can I buy for Christmas for my best friend who will soon be in her third week of Navy OCS? [more inside]
posted by timetoevolve
on Dec 16, 2009 -
I'm considering enlisting but was unsure how a gluten intolerance would play into it all. I'm interested in the navy but any info would be great.
posted by isopropyl
on Jun 2, 2009 -
The son of a dear friend passed away unexpectedly yesterday, from complications following minor surgery. This young man was serving in the US Navy on a sub, and now we are looking for a Navy-related charity we could make a donation to in memory of this young man. Suggestions?
posted by anastasiav
on Aug 29, 2008 -
What are the military-specific rights and benefits granted to married couples in the United States?
I'm interested in legal and
cultural rights/benefits. Bonus personal story inside. [more inside]
posted by Infernarl
on Oct 17, 2007 -
My googlefu has failed me. How much does it cost to send a letter to an FPO AP address? [more inside]
posted by Amanda B
on Jul 23, 2005 -
I would like to know about the rationale behind the splitting of the US Armed Forces into its four major branches: Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines. [more inside, soldier] [more inside]
posted by Dr. Wu
on Feb 4, 2005 -