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Send a Holiday Voice Message to the Troops!

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Added by Douglas Karr on December 25, 2007 at 11:08am — No Comments

Boot camp memories. ( mine of Sept. 26 1950, Newport RI Co 26)

[ Draft ] I'm 75 year old now but, I can vividly recall boot camp. Roughly a month after my 18th birthday I found myself on the second deck/floor?? of an old WW2 barracks. It was the first time I had been away from home and I admit I was a bit apprehensive (scared even). Who were all these tough looking guys I found myself with? A bunch from Brooklyn and the Bronx. They all seemed to have DA haircuts, a sure sign of tough. (for those to whom a DA is a foriegn term, it stands for Ducks Ass.…


Added by WILLIAM (Bill) HOLLANDER on December 17, 2007 at 4:38pm — 3 Comments

Be Careful when Giving to Veteran's Charities

Fox News has a story on Veteran Charities and how many of the charities are simply scamming veterans. This is a story that hits home because I hope this Network grows to a point that I can donate significantly to Veteran Charities!

Right now, all the profit from the Navy Vets Store will go to the Navy Relief Fund. The Advertising you see in the right-hand side-bar goes to… Continue

Added by Douglas Karr on December 14, 2007 at 4:18am — No Comments

Navy Duffle Bags!

Unsure how to do this, but here goes.....all I ever heard when my husband was in the Navy stationed in Newport, RI was the following, "If the Navy wanted you to have a wife, they would have issued you one in your duffle bag!" Is that saying still around? What all is in those duffle bags anyways? I remember I was in quarantine in the base hospital in Newport. I had hepatitis. I remember wanting to just die. I was so sick & they never knew how I got it in the first place. I kept telling the… Continue

Added by Rebecca L. Simpson on December 9, 2007 at 11:14am — 4 Comments

Sixth Fleet Music Show Singer Releases Christmas Album

Some of you may or may not remember the Sixth Fleet Music Show and singer Diana Peterson. Diana is a former featured vocalist with the Sixth Fleet Music Show who has teamed up with fellow Music Show alumnus, trumpeter Alan Gaumer, and other top notch musicians in the DC area for the record. These musicians have come together again after first meeting more than 30 years ago to make beautiful music for the holidays.

The CD is in the tradition of classic pop Christmas albums and features…


Added by Douglas Karr on December 3, 2007 at 3:02pm — No Comments

How to Add a Picture to your Profile

One of the great things about this Social Network is the ability to see photos of your shipmates and find folks you recognize. Be sure to add your photo to your profile first:

Click HERE to Add your Profile Photo

Then, you can continue to add other photos using the Photo tab

Click HERE to Add more Photos

We've got a lot of profiles with no photos, so…


Added by Douglas Karr on November 24, 2007 at 12:22pm — No Comments

It's been way too long!

I've visited the sites that my shipmates have put up to meet and greet other men and women they served with. I've been to the Yahoo! Groups, been to and What I found on all these sites was that they were always difficult to navigate and terrible to try to find what I was looking for.

I bought the domain name, quite a few years ago. I've had many offers for the domain but I knew that I could put something together and get everything in a… Continue

Added by Douglas Karr on November 18, 2007 at 5:14pm — No Comments

How to use the NavyVets Blogging Tool

First, what the heck is blogging? Blogging is nothing more than a journal. It's where you can put down your thoughts - perhaps on the politics of the day, the military, or even sharing a great story with everyone. Blog posts will be displayed on your "Footlocker" and also shared on the home page as they are written.

That's right, when you right a blog post, all the members will see it on the home page, which shows the most recent posts. Or - you could mark it so only your…


Added by Douglas Karr on November 17, 2007 at 2:49pm — No Comments

Be Sure to Join your Commands and Invite Other Shipmates

I'm up to the "K"s on adding ships! Let me know if there's a station that I don't have a group set for that you'd like to join. Once you join the command, be sure to use the invite feature to send your shipmates an invitation to join your command. My goal is to make the best social network on the web for Navy Vets.

Welcome Aboard!

Added by Douglas Karr on November 16, 2007 at 11:43pm — No Comments

The Blue Angels

Great photos of the Blue Angels, but check out the other items of interest at the bottom of the last picture. Click on the link below for some real good shots by an amateur photographer known as the Z-man.

Click and Paste My wife June is from Vallejo which is 30 miles from San Francisco. I met her when the USS Orleck DD-886 was in the Shipyards at Mare Island in 1966. I was also stationed at Treasure Island on two different Occasions, first time on a… Continue

Added by Gerald Hannah on November 30, 1999 at 12:00pm — 2 Comments

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