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  1. What do US Navy sailors affectionately call their round white caps?
  2. What was the worlds first nuclear powered aircraft carrier?
  3. Who developed the computer programming language called ADA and discovered the first computer bug?
  4. What food item (with NO SUBSTITUTIONS) has been supplied to the US Navy since its inception?
  5. When and where was the first US aircraft carrier launch?
  6. What does the Navy use for radar coverage like the Air Force uses the E-3B Sentry?
  7. What are the general occupational designations for E1 to E3 paygrades in the Navy?
  8. What two Navy enlisted ratings have remained in continuous use since 1797?
  9. What are the two NEWEST Navy enlisted ratings established in the 21st Century?
  10. What rating is responsible for the maintenance of all ENLISTED service records?
  11. Who gets "promoted" and "advanced" in the Navy?
  12. What submarine sent the historic radio message, "Underway on nuclear power"?
  13. When was the grade of Chief Petty Officer (CPO) established?
  14. What rating is responsible for the maintenance of all OFFICER service records?
  15. What is a brig?
  16. Until 1997, where else did the Navy train its recruits besides Naval Training Center Great Lakes, IL?
  17. What US Presidents served in the Navy?
  18. What was first US battleship?
  19. What is the most famous, best known, most historically significant battleship?
  20. What are the general enlisted occupational communities in the Navy?
  21. What warships were part of the first nuclear-powered naval task group?
  22. What is NCIS?
  23. Who was the "Father of the Nuclear Navy"?
  24. What's an "airdale"?
  25. What was the largest American naval installation outside of the US?
  26. What is a 'Brown Shoe'?
  27. When was the Department of the Navy Formed and what Department ran naval affairs prior to then?
  28. When was the US Navy formed?
  29. What are "rating badges"?
  30. What color is "navy blue"?
  31. Who was the youngest naval officer ever promoted to Rear Admiral (RADM)?
  32. Why do sailors refer to the toilet aboard ship as the "head"?
  33. Who has RATE and RANK in the Navy?
  34. What's a "sea daddy"?
  35. How many five-star Fleet Admirals (FADM) were there?
  36. What's the official name of the "Blue Angels"?
  37. What was the name of the 1st. Ironclad ship?
  38. What does NMCB mean?
  39. How many tons of heavy explosives were dropped by the naval ships and pilots in the days before the Marines landed on D-Day in the Marshall Islands?
  40. How many days did the Navy ships and Naval Pilots bomb before the Marines landed on D-Day in the Marshall Islands?
  41. What MOS did the Navy give to a woman before any other military force?
  42. The department of the Navy is the official time keeper of the the country. Where is the master clock housed?
  43. What does GMT stand for?
  44. What does UTC stand for?
  45. What naval command is responsible for providing strategic sealift and ocean transportation for all military forces overseas?
  46. What Navy aircraft squadron was assigned to support OPERATION DEEP FREEZE for over 30 years?
  47. What was the codename of the Navy\'s Antarctic research project from 1954 to 1968, and assistance to the US Antarctic Program (USAP) of the National Science Foundation until 1994?
  48. Where is the campus of the US Naval Academy?
  49. Admiral Fletcher commanded what carrier groups in the Battle of Guadalcanal?
  50. What ship were the Sullivan brothers (5 brothers) assigned to and all 5 perished aboard?
  51. Who was the only Naval MOH recipient of the Guadalcanal Campaign?
  52. What famous naval station has mooring areas called "Battleship Row" and "Tin Can Row"?
  53. What former US naval facility's motto was "Birthplace of the Winds?"
  54. What US naval facility's motto is "The Footprint of Freedom"?
  55. Where do all officer and enlisted SEAL candidates attend Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL (BUD/S) training?
  56. What naval air station was granted official recognition as the "Birthplace of Naval Aviation" by a House Armed Services Committee resolution?
  57. What are "black shoes?"
  58. Where does "Anchors Aweigh" derive from?
ANSWERS
  1. What do US Navy sailors affectionately call their round white caps?
    "dixie cup"
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  2. What was the worlds first nuclear powered aircraft carrier?
    USS Enterprise, Launched in 1961.
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  3. Who developed the computer programming language called ADA and discovered the first computer bug?
    Rear Admiral Grace Murray Hopper (1906-1992). The Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer, USS HOPPER (DDG 70), is named in her honor.
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  4. What food item (with NO SUBSTITUTIONS) has been supplied to the US Navy since its inception?
    Butter. Unlike the other armed services, you won't find a stick or tub of margarine in any galley ashore or afloat.
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  5. When and where was the first US aircraft carrier launch?
    Aboard the USS Langley on Oct 17, 1922.
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  6. What does the Navy use for radar coverage like the Air Force uses the E-3B Sentry?
    E-2C Hawkeye
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  7. What are the general occupational designations for E1 to E3 paygrades in the Navy?
    Seaman (SN), Airman (AN), Fireman (FN), Constructionman (CN), Hospitalman (HN) and Dentalman (DN).
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  8. What two Navy enlisted ratings have remained in continuous use since 1797?
    Boatswain's Mate (BM) and Gunner's Mate (GM).
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  9. What are the two NEWEST Navy enlisted ratings established in the 21st Century?
    Cryptologic Technician-Networks (CTN) and Culinary Specialist (CS).
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  10. What rating is responsible for the maintenance of all ENLISTED service records?
    Personnelman (PN).
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  11. Who gets "promoted" and "advanced" in the Navy?
    OFFICERS are PROMOTED, ENLISTEDS are ADVANCED.
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  12. What submarine sent the historic radio message, "Underway on nuclear power"?
    USS Nautilus (SSN 571).
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  13. When was the grade of Chief Petty Officer (CPO) established?
    April 1, 1893.
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  14. What is a brig?
    It's a jail -- a place aboard ship to confine prisoners. In the days of sail, sailors were sent to the ship's brig for major and minor infractions. In the modern Navy, a brig can be afloat (usually aboard aircraft carriers) or ashore at a major naval base command, and is staffed by military corrections personnel. Also called Correctional Custody Units (CCUs), brigs ashore also hold prisoners from other service branches -- and staffed with Army, Air Force and Marine Corps correctional personnel. Those sent to the brig are usually awaiting trial by courts-martial or sentenced there as a result of courts-martial proceedings for one year or less. Brigs are also used as holding or overflow facilities for Federal prisoners, but they are monitored and supervised by US Bureau of Prisons personnel. Military prisoners sentenced to more than one year of confinement are sent to the US Disciplinary Barracks (USDB) on Ft. Leavenworth, KS.
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  15. What rating is responsible for the maintenance of all OFFICER service records?
    Yeoman (YN).
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  16. Until 1997, where else did the Navy train its recruits besides Naval Training Center Great Lakes, IL?
    Navy boot camps were also located at Naval Training Centers San Diego, CA and Orlando, FL. Both bases were closed under the Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) commission.
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  17. What US Presidents served in the Navy?
    John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson, Richard M. Nixon, Gerald R. Ford, Jimmy Carter and George H.W. Bush.
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  18. What was first US battleship?
    USS Maine, commissioned in 1890 and sunk eight years later from sabotage in Havana Harbor.
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  19. What is the most famous, best known, most historically significant battleship?
    USS Missouri, "Mighty Mo".
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  20. What are the general enlisted occupational communities in the Navy?
    Deck/administration, engineering, aviation, construction (Seabees), medical and dental.
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  21. What warships were part of the first nuclear-powered naval task group?
    USS Enterprise (CVAN 65), USS Bainbridge (CGN 25) and USS Long Beach (CGN 9) comprised Task Group 60.1
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  22. What is NCIS?
    It stands for Naval Criminal Investigative Service, a worldwide federal law enforcement agency whose mission is to protect and serve the Navy and Marine Corps.
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  23. Who was the "Father of the Nuclear Navy"?
    Admiral Hyman G. Rickover.
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  24. What's an "airdale"?
    Airdale is a nickname for sailors and officers in the aviation community
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  25. What was the largest American naval installation outside of the US?
    Subic Bay Naval Station in the Republic of the Philippines was the largest naval facility for nearly 100 years. Originally founded as a Spanish outpost in the 1500s by the Conquistadors, Subic Bay served the US fleet and its allies through the Spanish-American War, World Wars I and II, Korea, Vietnam and Desert Storm. Subic was a sprawling, self-contained installtion that included a shipyard, drydock facilities, a major supply depot, hospital, an air station and runway; ammunition storage depot, a Marine guard company, schools for military children and family housing. Sadly, Subic Bay -- along with USAF's Clark Air Base in Angeles City -- suffered heavy damage by volcanic ash from the eruption of Mt. Pinatubo in 1991. An anti-American bases mood in the Philippines prior to and in the wake of the eruption also sealed the fate of Subic and Clark. Both bases were returned to Philippine control and abandoned in 1993.
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  26. What is a 'Brown Shoe'?
    Due to the color of leather used for flight gear shoes for many years,'Airdales' were also referred to as 'Brown Shoes'
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  27. When was the Department of the Navy Formed and what Department ran naval affairs prior to then?
    April 30,1798 ,the War Department.
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  28. When was the US Navy formed?
    Though it traces it's birthday to the founding of the Continental Navy, The first US Naval Vessels were not ordered built and manned until 1794.
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  29. What are "rating badges"?
    In 1841, insignia called "distinguishing marks" were first prescribed as part of the official Navy enlisted uniform. An eagle and anchor emblem, forerunner of the modern rating badge, was the first distinguishing mark. In 1886 rating badges were established, and some 15 specialty marks were also provided to cover the various ratings. In April 1893, Petty Officers were reclassified and the rating of Chief Petty Officer was established. Until 1949 rating badges were worn on the right or left sleeve, depending on whether the person concerned was on the starboard or port watch. Since February 1948, all distinguishing marks have been worn on the left sleeve between the shoulder and elbow. The Navy and Coast Gaurd are the only two service branches that wear rating badges, showing the occupation and rank of the wearer.
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  30. What color is "navy blue"?
    Blue has not always been navy blue. In fact it wasn\'t until 1745 that the expression navy blue meant anything at all. In that year several British officers petitioned the Admiralty for adaptation of new uniforms for it\'s officers. The first lord requested several officers to model various uniforms under consideration so he could select the best. He then selected selected several uniforms of various styles and colors to present to King George II for final decision. King George, unable to decide on either style or color, finally chose a blue and white because they were the favorite color combinations of the first lord\'s wife, the Duchess of Bedford.
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  31. Who was the youngest naval officer ever promoted to Rear Admiral (RADM)?
    Admiral Elmo Russell Zumwalt, Jr. (1920-2000). At age 44, he was the youngest naval officer ever promoted to Rear Admiral. At 49, Zumwalt was the youngest four-star Admiral in US naval history, and the youngest to serve as Chief of Naval Operations (CNO). During Zumwalt's tenure as CNO (1970-1974), he helped usher the Navy into the nuclear age by allowing more privileges to improve morale and retention; worked for equal opportunity for sailors, and rescinded archaic and demeaning regulations. Many of his famous "Z-Grams" are now incorporated into current Navy regulations and policies.
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  32. Why do sailors refer to the toilet aboard ship as the "head"?
    In the days of wooden sailing vessels, there wasn't any indoor plumbing on land or at sea. Sailors took care of business while hanging over the edge of the ship by ropes or on a platform - always at the bow. So why the bow? Because sailing ships had to have the wind coming from behind them to power their sails. Thus, if the sailor chose the stern, or back of the ship, the wind would be coming toward him. And, well...you wouldn't *spit* into the wind, would you?
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  33. Who has RATE and RANK in the Navy?
    It's pretty much a matter of who's using the terms. In the land forces (Army, Air Force and Marine Corps), the term "rank" applies to officers and enlisted. In the Navy and Coast Guard's case, "rank" applies only to OFFICERS. Enlisteds in both services have "rate".
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  34. What's a "sea daddy"?
    It's someone who takes a less-experienced crewmember under his or her wing and expert tutelage. Often, and traditionally, when a CPO (E7) takes care of and educates a boot Ensign. Nowadays, it's known as "mentoring".
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  35. How many five-star Fleet Admirals (FADM) were there?
    Only four were appointed to the rank in WWII: William Daniel Leahy, Ernest Joseph King, Chester William Nimitz and William Frederick Halsey, Jr. For years, the Navy had the rank of 4-star Admiral (ADM). Now for the first time, the service had 5-star Fleet Admirals. By an act of Congress approved in December 1944, the grade of Fleet Admiral was established. Four were nominated by the President, and with the advice and consent of the Congress, they were appointed by him and served in that grade until they died. Each of them followed a differently patterned naval career. Only eight years of seniority separated them. They all served as younger officers when the Navy was making its expansion in aviation and submarine development. One of these officers was essentially a destroyer officer and aviator; another was a submariner with European training in diesel propulsion. One had almost all his sea duty in big ships and only one had a seagoing career in the surface, submarine and aviation branches of the Navy. Three of them went on to serve as Chief of Naval Operations (CNO).
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  36. What's the official name of the "Blue Angels"?
    US Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron
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  37. What was the name of the 1st. Ironclad ship?
    The USS Montior.
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  38. What does NMCB mean?
    Naval Mobile Construction Battalion.
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  39. How many tons of heavy explosives were dropped by the naval ships and pilots in the days before the Marines landed on D-Day in the Marshall Islands?
    Approximately 6,000 tons of heavy explosives.
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  40. How many days did the Navy ships and Naval Pilots bomb before the Marines landed on D-Day in the Marshall Islands?
    3
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  41. What MOS did the Navy give to a woman before any other military force?
    Naval Aviator. In 1974 six woman earned their wings as Naval Aviators.
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  42. The department of the Navy is the official time keeper of the the country. Where is the master clock housed?
    U.S. Naval Observatory, Washington D.C.
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  43. What does GMT stand for?
    Greenwich Mean Time or (Zulu Time)
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  44. What does UTC stand for?
    Coordinated Universal Time. It replaces Zulu Time (GMT) It is an accurate time scale due to an increased accuracy in measuring the rotation of the earth.
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  45. What naval command is responsible for providing strategic sealift and ocean transportation for all military forces overseas?
    The Military Sealift Command (MSC) is the ocean transportation provider for the Department of Defense. MSC is a Navy command and is one of three component commands reporting to the joint-service US Transportation Command, known as USTRANSCOM. MSC vessels are unarmed, commanded and crewed by US Civil Service civilian mariners, with a small military detachment aboard for communications, administration and cargo support services. MSC ships have a gold, white and blue stripe painted around their exhaust stacks and display the MSC crest to distinguish them from Navy warships.
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  46. What Navy aircraft squadron was assigned to support OPERATION DEEP FREEZE for over 30 years?
    Antarctic Development Squadron SIX (VX/VXE-6). The squadron flew the gamut of Navy aircraft to support Navy and US Antarctic Program research teams, with fixed-wing aircraft such as the UF-1L Albatross, U-1B Otters, LC-47 and LC-117 Skytrains, LP-2J Neptunes, C-121 Constellations to the ski-equipped LC-130 Hercules. And helos such as the HO-4S Chickasaw, LH-34 Seahorse and HH-1N Ice Huey. VXE-6 was disbanded in 1999, and aerial support for the USAP is now the responsibility of the Air Force Reserve.
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  47. What was the codename of the Navy\'s Antarctic research project from 1954 to 1968, and assistance to the US Antarctic Program (USAP) of the National Science Foundation until 1994?
    OPERATION DEEP FREEZE
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  48. Where is the campus of the US Naval Academy?
    Annapolis, MD.
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  49. Admiral Fletcher commanded what carrier groups in the Battle of Guadalcanal?
    The Saratoga, Wasp and the Enterprise.
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  50. What ship were the Sullivan brothers (5 brothers) assigned to and all 5 perished aboard?
    The Juneau.
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  51. Who was the only Naval MOH recipient of the Guadalcanal Campaign?
    Scott Norman (posthumous-after death)
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  52. What famous naval station has mooring areas called "Battleship Row" and "Tin Can Row"?
    Naval Station Pearl Harbor, HI. Only "Tin Can Row" is used to moor active ships. "Battleship Row" is the final resting place for the USS Arizona and location of the WWII memorial.
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  53. What former US naval facility's motto was "Birthplace of the Winds?"
    Naval Station and Naval Air Station Adak, AK
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  54. What US naval facility's motto is "The Footprint of Freedom"?
    US Naval Facility Diego Garcia, British Indian Ocean Territory
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  55. Where do all officer and enlisted SEAL candidates attend Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL (BUD/S) training?
    Naval Amphibious Base Coronado, San Diego, CA
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  56. What naval air station was granted official recognition as the "Birthplace of Naval Aviation" by a House Armed Services Committee resolution?
    NAS North Island, San Diego, CA
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  57. What are "black shoes?"
    Officers and enlisteds in the surface and submarine communities are referred to as "black shoes," to separate them from "brown shoes" -- those in the aviation community.
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  58. Where does "Anchors Aweigh" derive from?
    The word "weigh" in this sense comes from the archaic word meaning to heave, hoist or raise. "Aweigh" means that that action has been completed. The anchor is aweigh when it is pulled from the bottom. This event is duly noted in the ship's log. In 1906, Lieut. Zimmerman was approached by Midshipman First Class Alfred Hart Miles with a request for a new march. As a member of the Class of 1907, Miles and his classmates "were eager to have a piece of music that would be inspiring, one with a swing to it so it could be used as a football marching song, and one that would live forever." Zimmermann composed the tune and Miles set the title and wrote to two first stanzas in November 1906. This march was played by the band and sung by the brigade at the 1906 Army-Navy football game later that month, and for the first time in several seasons, Navy won. This march, Anchors Aweigh, was subsequently dedicated to the Academy Class of 1907 and adopted as the official song of the U.S. Navy. The concluding stanza was written by Midshipman Royal Lovell, Class of 1926.
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