As the U.S. Naval Academy gears up for Commissioning Week and the Graduation Ball, what better time to post some vintage dating dos and don’ts from Midshipmen Wrong and Right?
Courtesy of our colleagues in the National Archives’ Motion Picture Preservation Lab we present How to Succeed with Brunettes (1967), a film produced by the Navy that demonstrates proper dating etiquette for officers. Part of a recent accession of military instructional films from the Defense Visual Information Center (DVIC), the somewhat dated film features wonderful music, evocative of its era, and a fair bit of comedy, both intentional and unintentional.
Be sure to check back - we’ll be posting more vintage Dating Dos and Don’ts over the next few days!
Mike Forsythe and dog Cara are shown breaking the world record for highest man-dog parachute deployment at 30,100 feet.
This drives me up the wall. 10 extra rounds makes someone a madman? The military uses 30 round mags. Are they criminals / madmen? If I have three 20 round mags will be a better person than if I have two 30 round mags.
This guy is a tool. Showing off his friend’s rifle to look cool then talking crap about rifles with a higher capacity.
Just over a year ago, 16 February 2012 my unit was called out on QRF to escort and provide outer cordon for EOD to dispose of an explosive in a nearby village. Long story short, we were set up by the local police. Our convoy was ambushed while assessing a decoy IED. Amidst the confusion an ANA soldier squeezed off an RPG round, the back of the projectile was nearly touching another ANA soldier’s face. He was blown a ditch about 10 meters away. Initially he seemed to be in good condition besides the blood coming out of his head. Another soldier and I treated him to the best of our ability. Doc came by and continued to work on him. At one point I realized the soldier wasn’t talking, nor was he breathing. I was certain I just watched a man die. We CASEVACed the body back to the FOB. In route a UH-60 MEDEVAC came overhead and took the patient. I later came to find out that the soldier was stabilized and treated in Jalalabad.
Seven years of training had not prepared me for that night. The good news is everyone made it home alive.
Anyone seeing any details yet on it?
Not yet, other than it was in Texas, and they caught the guy that allegedly committed the murder, and there was a second victim, but that is all I have heard so far.
“Chris had been volunteering his…
May these weapons send your enemies to their God…
An Orthodox priest blesses rifles during a ceremony where new recruits receive their weapons at a military unit of the Belarussian Interior Ministry in Minsk, January 27, 2012.
i’m not one for religious practices, but i find this very interesting. none of my chaplains ever offered to bless my rifles or machine guns.
owning a gun
- is a right
- is a privilege
How did healthcare and the right to bear arms get thrown in the same bubble?
Although the second amendment grants citizens the right to bear arms, you can lose…
Twenty-eight-year-old Petty Officer 1st Class Nicolas D. Checque, of Monroeville, died Sunday of combat-related injuries sustained while supporting operations in Afghanistan, the Pentagon said in a release.