April 5, 1979

April 5, 1979

Some days stick in you memory as a day that everything changed. Your entire life trajectory from that moment on changes forever, such as your wedding day or the birth of your first born. Another day that changes your life trajectory is when you enlist in the military. I enlisted in the Navy on April…

Crossing the Line Ceremony … a Sailor’s Adventure

Crossing the Line Ceremony … a Sailor’s Adventure

Many travelers cross the equator when traveling to the Southern Hemisphere. But Crossing the Line Ceremony on a Navy warship is a very different experience. Dating back centuries, sailors initiated their shipmates in the ancient practice of crossing the line (the equator) at sea. Those who were previously initiated themselves are called Shellbacks, those not…