Most Americans know little about their Navy and learning about it can be daunting. But this informative yet highly accessible guide explains the sometimes strange ways of the U.S. Navy in terms civilians can understand. It addresses such things as the many titles military people have, the alphanumeric designations used to identify military personnel, the organization of the Navy and its many missions, the origin and practice of such things as saluting, flag etiquette, and side boys. Also included are an overview of the Navy's colorful history, a primer on Navy ships and aircraft, a guide to qreadingq a uniform, and the demystification of the phonetic alphabet and military time. Designed as a quick read for those who want the full story, this handbook can also be used as a handy reference full of essential facts.A number of classes have been built over the years, but today the Oliver Hazard Perryaclass frigates are the only ones in ... These ships carry crews of a little more than two hundred and may be viewed as scaledadown destroyers. ... Designed as cost efficient surface combatants, the FFGs lack the multiamission capability necessary for modern surface ... multiple, hightechnology threats and they offer limited capacity for growth, so it is unlikely the Navy will build any more of them.
|Title||:||The Citizen's Guide to the U. S. Navy|
|Publisher||:||Naval Institute Press - 2013-04-04|