As we celebrate Dr. King's Dream today, the U.S. Navy is thankful for the men in our ranks who fought for equality. If it weren't for men of COURAGE like LCDR Norman who wasn't afraid to SPEAK the truth to a man of ACTION like ADM Zumwalt, the Navy wouldn't have gotten Z-gram 66 and ended racial injustice in the Navy. After meeting with LCDR Norman and hearing about the problems the Navy had, ADM Zumwalt wrote these words:
"IT IS EVIDENT THAT WE NEED TO MAXIMIZE OUR EFFORTS T...O IMPROVE THE LOT OF OUR MINORITY NAVYMEN. I AM CONVINCED THAT THERE IS NO PLACE IN OUR NAVY FOR INSENSITIVITY. WE ARE DETERMINED THAT WE SHALL DO BETTER. MEANWHILE, WE ARE COUNTING ON YOUR SUPPORT TO HELP SEEK OUT AND ELIMINATE THOSE DEMEANING AREAS OF DISCRIMINATION THAT PLAGUE OUR MINORITY SHIPMATES. OURS MUST BE A NAVY FAMILY THAT RECOGNIZES NO ARTIFICIAL BARRIERS OF RACE, COLOR OR RELIGION. THERE IS NO BLACK NAVY, NO WHITE NAVY–JUST ONE NAVY– THE UNITED STATES NAVY.”
Here is a fun video that hearkens back to our time in Maine.
It's time for #TuesdayTrivia and this week's question is about the #USSZumwalt boat bay. #DDG1000 is capable of holding two RHIB's (Rigid Hull Inflatable Boats) What is the maximum size of these RHIB's?
A. 7 meters
B. 9 meters
C. 10 meters...
D. 11 Meters
Post your answers in the comments and the correct answer will be posted later!
It's Trivia Tuesay! Todays ship trivia isn't a question so much as a really cool fact. Our PVLS launchers along the side of the ship were designed so the Zumwalt can keep fighting through damage. Because of this revolutionary design, one hit won't affect more than one missile launcher!