21-Gun Salute

“To be able to live each day with honor, respect and dignity is the greatest achievement of all.” – Dr. Roopleen Tracing its history back to early warriors demonstrating peaceful intentions by positioning their weapons in a way that rendered them ineffective, military gun salutes originated in the 14th century with the use of cannons […]

Women in the Military: Part III

“Courage, sacrifice, determination, commitment, toughness, heart, talent, guts. That’s what little girls are made of; the heck with sugar and spice.” – Bethany Hamilton (professional surfer) Continued from: Women in the Military Part I (1775-1920) & Women in the Military Part II (1941-1991) 1992 Lane McClelland becomes the Coast Guard’s active-duty first woman (since SPARs: […]

Women in the Military: Part II

“Give a girl the right shoes, and she can conquer the world.” – Marilyn Monroe (former Rosie the Riveter) Continued from: Women in the Military Part I (1775-1920) 1941-1945 (World War II) Over 60,000 Army nurses served overseas and in the U.S. Over 14,000 Navy nurses served overseas and in the U.S. (1942) The Women’s […]

Women In the Military: Part I

“Everyone has ocean’s to fly, if they have the heart to do it. Is it reckless? Maybe. But what do dreams know of boundaries?” – Amelia Earhart (aviation pioneer) Although their roles weren’t always readily apparent, women have a long history serving within the military, dating all the way back to the United States’ founding. […]

Military Time & Zones

Military time is a 24-hour clock that eliminates the need to determine between a.m. (Ante meridiem – between midnight and noon) and p.m. (post meridiem – between noon and midnight). The military clock runs from 0000 hours (midnight) to 2300 hours (11:00 p.m.). TIME CONVERSION 12-Hour Clock 24-Hour Clock 12-Hour Clock 24-Hour Clock 12:00 a.m. […]

Morse Code

Samuel Finley Breese Morse (1791-1872), a painter and inventor, substantiated the ability to transmit information via wires through the use of the telegraph system. These long and short electrical signals, referred to as dits (depicted as dots) and dahs (depicted as dashes), became known as Morse code. Morse attended Yale, graduating in 1810, then went […]

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