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Serving part-time in the Navy Reserve is a great option for many. What you take away and learn from your service can serve you — personally and professionally — for a lifetime. Mellany George and Melody George-Jones, Engineering Duty Officers, tell us why the Navy Reserve works for them.
Ask your questions about Navy life using ‪#‎AskASailor‬.

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And here’s another CRAM video. These things fire off about 4,500 rounds a minute (75 per second) at incoming mortars and rockets to defend everything from convoys to bases. In all actuality the CRAM is the land version of the Navy’s Phalanx CIWS.

Watch on georgy-konstantinovich-zhukov.tumblr.com

Newsreel footage covering the Attack on Pearl Harbor.

(FDR Presidential Library)

On March 13, 1942, the Quartermaster Corps of the U.S. Army began training dogs for the newly established War Dog Program, or K-9 Corps.

When America entered World War II in December 1941, the American Kennel Club and a group called Dogs for Defense began a movement to mobilize dog owners to donate healthy and capable animals to the Quartermaster Corps of the U.S. Army. Training began in March 1942, and that fall, the QMC was given the task of training dogs for the U.S. Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard as well.

Dogs were trained in basic obedience before they were sent through one of four specialized programs to prepare them for work as sentries, scouts or patrols, messengers, and for mine-detection. In active combat duty, scout dogs proved especially essential by alerting patrols to the approach of the enemy and preventing surprise attacks. Today, dogs still play a vital role in military operations around the world.

Image: U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Blake Soller, a Military Working Dog (MWD) handler, pets the head of working dog Rico, at the War Dog Cemetery, on Oct. 27, 2006, located on Naval Base Guam. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication specialist 2nd Class John F. Looney) (Released), 10/27/2006