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The Navy’s Tradition of the New Year’s Day Deck Log

Sailor is writing in a note pad, entering a deck log entry for New Years Day.

By Brian Shottenkirk, Ph.D, Deputy, Histories Branch with Assistance From Karolina Lewandowska, M.A., M.L.I.S., Archives Branch, Naval History and Heritage Command  Well, this is the watch on that special night, When the OD writes poetry by gangway light ’Tis the 1st of January, 1968 And I’ve the watch that runs quite late. …

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Fire at Will for New Year’s Day

At the time this blog is posted, most people in the United States are busy readying themselves for a well-deserved evening of revelry ringing in the New Year. They are free to do so, in large part, because at the same time more than 100 #USNavy ships and more than 50,000 U.S. Navy Sailors are …

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