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CAG bird

CAG bird is a specially painted aircraft, officially flown by the commanding officer of United States Navy Carrier Air Groups. Every carrier-based aircraft squadron of the United States Navy has such an aircraft that wears modex usually ending wi ...

Dumbo (air-sea rescue)

Dumbo was the code name used by the United States Navy during the 1940s and 1950s to signify search and rescue missions, conducted in conjunction with military operations, by long-range aircraft flying over the ocean. The purpose of Dumbo mission ...

Fleet Readiness Center East

Fleet Readiness Center East is a US Navy aviation repair and maintenance facility located in Havelock, North Carolina on Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point. FRC East is one of 7 main subsidiaries of the Navys Fleet Readiness Center Command

Fleet Readiness Center Mid-Atlantic

Fleet Readiness Center Mid-Atlantic is an American naval aviation maintenance and repair facility on board NAS Oceana. It is one of 6 main subsidiaries of the Fleet Readiness Centers. FRCMA currently has nearly 2.500 sailors, marines and civilian ...

Fleet Readiness Center Northwest

Fleet Readiness Center Northwest is located in Oak Harbor, Washington and is part of Naval Air Station Whidbey Island. Although originally named Aircraft Intermediate Maintenance Detachment and established in 1959, it was changed on October 10, 2 ...

Fleet Readiness Center Southeast

Fleet Readiness Center Southeast is an American Naval aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul facility located on Naval Air Station Jacksonville with a detachment on Naval Station Mayport and Naval Air Station Key West.

Fleet Readiness Center Southwest

FRCSW was established in 1919 on NAS North Island CA. Fleet Readiness Center Southwest FRCSW is the first aviation maintenance and repair facility established in the DoD making the command the birthplace of naval aviation maintenance. It is one o ...

Fleet Readiness Center West

Fleet Readiness Center West is located in Lemoore Station, California and is part of Naval Air Station Lemoore. It is a subsidiary of the Navys Fleet Readiness Center Command

Fleet Replacement Squadron

A Fleet Replacement Squadron, is a unit of the United States Navy and Marine Corps that trains Naval Aviators, Naval Flight Officers and enlisted Naval Aircrewman on the specific front-line aircraft they have been assigned to fly. Students, refer ...

Gray Angels

The US company McDonnell Aircraft received a request in 1942 for a jet fighter which could be operated from U.S. Navy aircraft carriers. The eventual result was the FH-1 Phantom, a twin-engined craft that was only moderately faster than the best ...

Gray Eagle Award

The Gray Eagle Award is presented to the Naval Aviator on continuous active duty in U.S. Navy or Marine Corps who has held that designation for the longest period of time. A similar trophy, the Gray Owl Award, is also presented to the Naval Fligh ...

Modex

A modex is a number that is part of the Aircraft Visual Identification System, along with the aircrafts tail code. It usually consists of two or three numbers that the Department of the Navy, U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps use on aircraft to ide ...

Naval Air Warfare Center

The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division NAWCAD conducts research, development, test, evaluation and sustainment for all United States Navy and United States Marine Corps aircraft and aircraft systems. It operates a test wing and ranges, fa ...

United States Marine Corps Aviation

United States Marine Corps Aviation is the aircraft arm of the United States Marine Corps. Marine Corps aviation units have a very different mission and operation than their ground counterparts, and thus, many of their own histories, traditions, ...

VFAX

VFAX for Naval Fighter Attack Experimental was actually two specifications for two US Naval fighter projects. The first was for a low cost lightweight complement for the F-111B which could replace the F-4 Phantom II for air superiority, escort, a ...

Advanced Enclosed Mast/Sensor

The US Navys Advanced Enclosed Mast/Sensor system fully integrates advanced materials, structures, and manufacturing technologies with sensor technology, electromagnetics, and signature reduction. Ship masts, with complex geometry antenna mounted ...

Mark VI patrol boat

The Mark VI is a class of patrol boat in service with the United States Navy, designed to patrol riverine and littoral waters. The first Mark VI boats were delivered to the Navy in September 2015, and the boat was deployed to Bahrain in April 2016.

Mission Data Interface

Mission Data Interface is a framework designed by the US Navy to allow mission data to be exchanged between systems within a battle group. MDI implements the FORCEnet Functional Concept in accordance with the Navy Open architecture computing envi ...

Prairie-Masker

Prairie-Masker is a radiated noise reduction system fitted to some western warships, including the Spruance, Oliver H. Perry, Arleigh Burke class destroyers, and the Ticonderoga class cruisers of the US Navy. The system was also installed during ...

USS Rancocas

USS Rancocas is the former name of an engineering development facility at the border between Moorestown Township and Mount Laurel Township, New Jersey. In May 2008, it was formally renamed the Vice Admiral James H. Doyle, Jr. Combat System Engine ...

Anderson Mesa Station

Anderson Mesa Station is an astronomical observatory established in 1959 as a dark-sky observing site for Lowell Observatory. It is located at Anderson Mesa in Coconino County, Arizona, about 12 miles southeast of Lowells main campus on Mars Hill ...

Camp Tien Sha

In March 1965 when United States Marine Corps combat troops landed at Danang, the support establishment was rudimentary. The port of Danang contained only three small piers, three Landing Ship, Tank LST ramps and a stone quay that were inaccessib ...

Center for Information Warfare Training

The United States Navys Center for Information Warfare Training is one of eleven learning centers of Naval Education and Training Command, headquartered on Naval Technical Training Center Corry Station in Escambia County, Florida. It is responsib ...

Heslar Naval Armory

Heslar Naval Armory was constructed in 1936 in Indianapolis, Indiana, United States, on the shore of White River as a Works Progress Administration construction project. It was designed by architect Ben H. Bacon and reflects an Art Moderne style. ...

Jim Creek Naval Radio Station

Jim Creek Naval Radio Station is a United States Navy very low frequency radio transmitter facility at Jim Creek near Oso, Washington. The primary mission of this site is to communicate orders one-way to submarines of the Pacific fleet. Radio wav ...

Naval Inactive Ship Maintenance Facility

A Naval Inactive Ship Maintenance Facility is a facility owned by the United States Navy as a holding facility for decommissioned naval vessels, pending determination of their final fate. All ships in these facilities are inactive, but some are s ...

Navy Dare

The Dare County Bombing Range or "Navy Dare" is located in Dare County, North Carolina. The range serves as an air to surface bombing range for the United States Navy. The range is also used for some select special operations training due to its ...

United States Naval Observatory Flagstaff Station

The United States Naval Observatory Flagstaff Station, is an astronomical observatory near Flagstaff, Arizona, USA. It is the national dark-sky observing facility under the United States Naval Observatory. NOFS and USNO combine as the Celestial R ...

Naval Base San Diego

Naval Base San Diego, which locals refer to as 32nd Street Naval Station, is the second largest Surface Ship base of the United States Navy and is located in San Diego, California. Naval Base San Diego is the principal homeport of the Pacific Fle ...

Training Support Center Hampton Roads

Training Support Center Hampton Roads is the current name of the facility in Virginia Beach, Virginia USA, which was long-known as "FTC Dam Neck". It is the home of the "Fleet Combat Training Center Atlantic" of the United States Navy.

Special amphibious reconnaissance corpsman

A special amphibious reconnaissance corpsman is a United States Navy hospital corpsman who provides the Marine Special Operations reconnaissance teams and other USSOCOM units advanced trauma management associated with combatant diving and parachu ...

Naval Consulting Board

The Naval Consulting Board, also known as the Naval Advisory Board, was a US Navy organization established in 1915 by Josephus Daniels, the Secretary of the Navy at the suggestion of Thomas Alva Edison. Daniels created the Board with membership d ...

Chief of the boat

The chief of the boat is an enlisted sailor on board a U.S. Navy submarine who serves as the senior enlisted advisor to the commanding officer and executive officer.

Tin Can Sailors

Tin Can Sailors is the name of The National Association of Destroyer Veterans in the United States. It currently numbers approximately 20.000 members as of the end of 2010. "Tin can Sailor" is a term used to refer to sailors in destroyers. The la ...

Commodore (United States)

Commodore was an early title and later a rank in the United States Navy, United States Coast Guard and the Confederate States Navy. For over two centuries, the designation has been given varying levels of authority and formality. Today it is not ...

Commodore admiral

Commodore admiral was a short-lived military rank of the United States Navy and United States Coast Guard that existed for less than 11 months during the year 1982. The rank of commodore admiral was established as the Navys one-star admiral rank ...

Fleet admiral (United States)

Fleet admiral is a five-star flag officer rank in the United States Navy whose rewards uniquely include active duty status for life. Fleet admiral ranks immediately above admiral and is equivalent to General of the Army and General of the Air For ...

Yeoman (F)

Yeoman was an enlisted rate for women in the U.S. Naval Reserve during World War I. The first Yeoman was Loretta Perfectus Walsh. At the time, the women were popularly referred to as "yeomanettes" or even "yeowomen", although the official designa ...

United States Navy ships

The names of commissioned ships of the United States Navy all start with USS, for "United States Ship". Non-commissioned, primarily civilian-manned vessels of the U.S. Navy under the Military Sealift Command have names that begin with USNS, stand ...

Crash rescue boat

Crash Rescue Boat is a name used in the United States to describe military high-speed offshore rescue boats, similar in size and performance to motor torpedo boats, used to rescue pilots and aircrews of crashed aircraft. During World War II these ...

USS Herald (1798)

USS Herald was built at Newburyport, Massachusetts and purchased by the US Navy from Edward Davis on 15 June 1798. She sailed from Boston on 22 August 1798 and cruised in the West Indies during the Quasi-War with France from 1799 to 1800. After t ...

USS Herald of Morning

USS Herald of Morning was a C2-S-B1 Maritime Commission hull that served in heavy combat in the Pacific Theatre during World War II as a merchant and United States Navy vessel.

600-ship Navy

The 600-ship Navy was a strategic plan of the United States Navy during the 1980s to rebuild its fleet after cutbacks that followed the end of the Vietnam War. The plan, which originated with Republican leaders, was an important campaign plank of ...

Yard patrol boat

Yard Patrol craft are used by the United States Navy for training and for research purposes. They are designated as YP in the hull classification symbol system.

Yard Repair Berthing and Messing

Yard Repair Berthing and Messing were large unpropelled barges used by the "Brown Water Navy" of the US during the War times, as bases for specialized river boats. They contain limited shop facilities to permit ships force repair work. It is fitt ...

Merchant Marine Reserve

The Merchant Marine Reserve, founded in 1913 as the Naval Auxiliary Reserve consists of members of the United States Merchant Marine who are also members of the United States Navy. Officers in the Merchant Marine Reserve are entitled to wear the ...

United States Navy Customs

The United States Navy Customs mission is one that is assigned to the Commander, Navy Expeditionary Logistics Support Group. The mission is overseen in the Central Command Theater of Operations by Navy Expeditionary Logistics Support Group Forwar ...

AN/SPQ-9

AN/SPQ-9A, is a United States Navy multi-purpose surface search & fire control radar used with the Mk-86 gun fire-control system. It is a two dimensional surface-search radar, meaning it provides only range and bearing but not elevation. It is in ...

AN/SPS-40

The AN/SPS-40 is a United States Navy two-dimensional, long range air search radar that is capable of providing contact bearing and range. It was used on Perth -class destroyers, Forrest Sherman -class destroyers, Charles F. Adams -class destroye ...

Arapaho-class fleet tug

Arapaho -class tugboats were oceangoing tugboats designated fleet tugs by the United States Navy during their service in the early half of the 20th century. They were in service during World War I and World War II. Arapaho was built by the Seattl ...