Dress uniforms[ edit ] The United States Navy has three categories of dress uniforms, from least to most formal: Service dress[ edit ] Service dress uniforms are worn for official functions not rising to the level of full or dinner dress. They are also commonly worn when traveling in official capacity, or when reporting to a command. The civilian equivalent is a business suit. They are seasonal, with the white uniform worn in summer and the blue in winter.
Category:Uniforms of the United States Navy
Uniforms of the U.S. Navy
Naval Astronaut NFO Insignia Professional Aviation Maintenance Officer insignia Aviation Warfare insignia usually called "wings" are breast insignia of the aviation warfare community which are issued to those naval personnel who are trained and qualified to perform duties related to operation and support of naval aircraft There are two variants for line officers: Naval Aviator insignia for pilots, and Naval Flight Officer insignia for non-piloting flying officers aka "FO's" performing weapons systems officer, electronic countermeasures officer, navigator or similar functions. EAWS status does not require any sort of actual flight experience or flight status in a flight crew capacity. Sailors must be qualified aircrew members; possess an eligible Navy enlisted classification of 78XX, 82XX, , or 94XX; and be assigned to flying duty in an eligible billet for their NEC. Candidates must complete a positional qualification for the respective aircraft in which they fly within 18 months of reporting to a permanent duty station. See MilPersMan Article
Naval History and Heritage Command
Origins[ edit ] It follows then as certain as that night succeeds the day, that without a decisive naval force we can do nothing definitive, and with it, everything honorable and glorious. The rationale for establishing a national navy was debated in the Second Continental Congress. Supporters argued that a navy would protect shipping, defend the coast, and make it easier to seek out support from foreign countries.