“Firearms are rarely drawn outside of training, and the work requires fastidiousness, perseverance and patience”  – Andrew L. Traver, (5th civilian) NCIS Director The popular TV show aside, including its Los Angeles cousin, the real Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) is a civilian-run, federal law enforcement agency for the United States Navy and Marine Corps. […]

Famous Sailors

From authors to diplomats, astronauts to actors, scientists to politicians, they all had one thing in common…at one point or another in their lives they were United States Sailors. Some were famous before they joined. Some began to distinguish themselves during their service. And others became notable after. The Navy’s notables paid more than lip […]


All the rage in the 60s and 70s, the bell-bottoms origins were less fashionable and more practical. There is no conclusive historical documentation of when sailors began wearing bell-bottoms. However, during the war of 1812 Commodore Stephen Decatur noted men wearing “glazed canvas hats with stiff brims, decked with streamers of ribbon, blue jackets buttoned […]

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