1. Columbus,Ohio          1992

2. St. Louis, MO            1993

3. Flatwoods, WV         1994

4. Newport, RI               1995

5. Baton Rough, LA       1996

6. San Francisco, CA     1997

7. Charleston, SC           1998

8. Norfolk, VA               1999

9. Milwaukee, WI         2000

10. Washington, DC      2001

11. Philadelphia, PA     2002

12. Pittsburgh, PA         2003

13. Boston, MA            2004

14. Baltimore, MD        2005
15. Buffalo, NY            2006

16. Rapid City, SD       2007

17. Charleston, SC        2008

18. San Antonio, TX    2009

19. Lancaster, PA          2010   

20. Batton Rouge, LA    2011

21. Nashville, TN         2012

22. Savannah, GA         2013

23. Branson, MO          2014

24.Providence, RI         2015

25. Rapid City, SD        2016

26. Pittsburgh, PA          2017

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Here's where we've been:
Definition Of A Veteran
A veteran - whether active duty, retired, national guard, or is someone who, at one point in his or her
life, wrote a blank check up to and including their life.

That is Honor, and there are way too many people in this country who no longer understand it.
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10/19/2016 - Posted a few photo's of a mini reunion with Ron and Redith. Check them out here      
Mini Reunion
5/31/2017 - Added a new series of pictures . Check them out here.
Memories of Reunions Past
10/28/2017 - Posted Reunion Pictures.   2017 Reunion Pictures
U.S. Navy Unveils New Logo and Tagline, “Forged by the Sea”
December 5, 2017 by gCaptain

The U.S. Navy’s new Logo, brand and tagline.

The U.S. Navy has unveiled a new logo and tagline as part of a new, multifaceted branding
campaign aimed at attracting a new generation of recruits to the service.
The new branding campaign will be officially launched this Saturday during the Army-Navy football
game in Philadelphia, with the first TV commercial featuring the new material airing on CBS during
the second quarter of the game.
The launch will also mark the debut of the Navy’s new tagline, “Forged by the Sea.”
“The Army-Navy game is one of the most revered and watched contests in college sports and we
wanted to take advantage of this unique opportunity to introduce the new brand and tagline on an
occasion where the spirit of competition and military service are being celebrated,” said
Commander, Navy Recruiting Command (NRC) Rear Adm. Pete Garvin. “We’re proud and excited
to be a part of such a great event.”
The game-day launch will represent just the first wave of an integrated marketing campaign that will
include a steady level of advertising on digital and social media platforms during the winter, before a
full rollout in March.
“The Navy is now recruiting young men and women of the Centennial Generation, who have
different goals, expectations and information-gathering habits than their Millennial predecessors,”
said Garvin. “As such, the Navy recognized the necessity to develop a new marketing campaign and
media strategy that more effectively reach, educate and inspire the best-and-brightest prospective
recruits.”
To help develop the new campaign, the Navy selected a consortium led by the global ad agency
Young & Rubicam (Y&R) to create a campaign focussing on the emerging Centennial Generation –
those ranging from 17 to 21-years-old. Before deciding on “Forged by the Sea” as the tagline, the
marketing team considered a host of brand identities and thousands of taglines.
“Over the years, we have changed our tagline several times to capture everything our great Navy
represents in just a few simple words,” said Garvin. “After much research and creative
development, we emerged with a deep understanding of our organization’s purpose and potential–all
of which tie back to the sea. For more than 200 years our Sailors have been tested and shaped by
the sea. Our new tagline perfectly captures the transformative impact the Navy and the sea has on
our Sailors.”
The Navy says the new campaign will also represent a media strategy shift for the Navy, as it will be
viewed mostly on online and social media platforms.
“Traditional TV and print advertising will continue to play an important role in the media strategy,
generating wide awareness of the new Navy brand and enhancing perceptions of the Navy with
older influencer groups,” said Dowling. “However, with the digital shift, those with more traditional
media consumption habits will see fewer Navy TV commercials and print ads than in years past. At
the same time, the primary target audience will see many more Navy messages and in contexts that
resonate with them and are more effective at motivating them to become a qualified Navy lead.”
12/13/2017 - December Newsletter        2017 December Newsletter
2/26/2018 - Marvin Baker has had a heart attack. He is now home recuperating.
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