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I can imagine no more rewarding career,  and any man who may be asked in this century what he did to make his life worthwhile, I think can respond with a good deal of pride and satisfaction: "I SERVED IN THE UNITED STATES NAVY."  President John F. Kennedy, 1963, Annapolis Maryland




There is something about the Naval Service that the civilian simply doesn't understand.  That the men who go down to the sea in ships man the far distant pickets during peace-watching, listening for those perturbations in the political environment that may mean a future threat to the homeland.  They are the first to hear the crackling of peace.

And when the clouds of war roll out of the horizon, it is they in their iron watch towers who bear and blunt the first shocks of malevolence.


In the meantime, they watch and wait, peering into the distance, usually unnoticed, often unappreciated in the times of peace.  Not until the drums of war roll throughout the land do they get their due.  But these men and women care less about this, because their reward is not the accolades, but the service itself.


Senator John S. McCain III

On the commissioning of the

USS John S. McCain (DDG-56),

named after his Father and Grandfather




Taken aboard the USS Mohican 1888

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USS Ronald Reagan Rendering Honors at the Arizona Memorial

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