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Saturday, April 16, 2016
Military Definitions - N
A to Z Blogging Challenge. My topic is MILITARY DEFINITIONS.
N – November
morse code – dash dot
National Security Agency — an intelligence organization of the United States government, responsible for monitoring, collection, and processing of global information.
Nautical mile — a distance equal to one minute of arc on the Earth's surface. The United States has adopted the international nautical mile equal to 1,852 meters or approximately 6,076 feet. As a comparison, a land mile is 5,280 feet.
Navy – from my son's “new recruit handbook” - “The mission of the United States Navy is to protect and defend the right of the United States and our allies to move freely on the oceans and to protect our country against her enemies.” My son enlisted in the US Navy a little over 3 years ago as a Seabee [electrician]. He now holds the rank of E-4, or petty officer third class. He is not assigned to a ship. Seabees are assigned to Construction Battalions [CBs], and are transported mostly by plane.