One informal analysis suggests short first names are strongly correlated with higher salaries.
I'm getting out before it becomes mandatory.
All me blooming life, Sir! Me mother was a mermaid, me father was king neptune. I was born on the crest of a wave and rocked in the cradle of the deep.
Seaweed and barnacle be me cloths, every tooth in me mouth is a marlin spike, the hair on me head is hemp, every bone in me body is a spar, and when I spitz, I spitz tar! I am, I is, I are!
What time is it? Due to the fallacious nature of my chronometer, and the inability of my cerebrum to function in the manner of an august Chief Petty Officer, I am unable to ascertain the correct Military time to a punctilious degree; however, it is my firm belief that the approximate military time is "insert current local time".
Some thoughts over the years that some of you may relate to. I might be aging myself on some of these. A bit of introspection from an "older" Sailor. This is proof that the more things change, some things remain the same. A Sailor will walk 10 miles in a freezing rain to get a beer but complain about standing a 4 hour quarterdeck watch on a beautiful, balmy spring day.
A Sailor will lie, cheat and scam to get off the ship early and then will have no idea where he wants to go. They have their assigned spaces to clean and maintain. Woe betide the shipmate who tracks through a freshly swabbed deck. Sailors constantly complain about the food on the mess decks while concurrently going back for second or even third helpings.
Sail to distant ports. Catch embarrassing, exotic diseases. And after retiring from the Navy consider going on a cruise and visiting some of our past favorite ports.
Just to think, Uncle Sam actually use to pay us to visit those same ports years ago. You can spend three years on a ship and never visit every nook and cranny or even every major space aboard.Misc thoughts, memories, proto-essays, musings, etc.
And on that dread day, the Ineffable One will summon the artificers and makers of graven images, and He will command them to give life to their creations, and failing, they and their creations will be dedicated to the flames. Picture taken in the NJROTC classroom in Burlington, WA.
at Burlington/Edison High School of the awards presentation for the Branch winners in the FRA Americanism Essay contest. The Marine Shop is part of the Marine Corps Association & Foundation (MCA&F).
Besides shopping online, MCA&F members, active duty Marines, family members and Marine Corps fans can visit our two brick-and-mortar stores in Quantico and Camp Lejeune. A National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence! The United States Department of Education awards annually the Blue Ribbon to the top K public and private schools in the nation.
Of these scholarships, the David Letterman scholarship is the one most often cited by news media. The following list of scholarships is intended to be representative, not comprehensive. Fleet Reserve Association Americanism Essay Contest - Deadline December 1, All entrants shall be students in grades seven through twelve (or equivalent).
Entrants must be sponsored by a branch of the Fleet Reserve Association or a unit of the Ladies Auxiliary, or by an FRA Member-at-Large.