The Submarine Birthday Ball: 5 Things to Know

The Submarine Birthday Ball: 5 Things to Know
U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jimmy Ivy III

The Submarine Birthday Ball is one of the most time honored traditions of the submarine community. National Submarine Day falls on April 11. On that date in 1900, the United States government procured its first modern commissioned submarine, the USS Holland (SS-1). Every year, wherever submariners congregate, there is sure to be a Submarine Birthday Ball. [...]

Sub Spouse Small Business: Katie Scarlett Faile, Illustrator

Sub Spouse Small Business: Katie Scarlett Faile, Illustrator

In honor of President's Day, this week's edition of "Sub Spouse Small Business" features Katie Scarlett Faile, stationed in Guam. You may recognize some of Katie's illustrations from various submarine swag, artwork and online graphics. Read more below how Katie got started as an illustrator and her latest project with a presidential tie-in, illustrating a [...]

PCS Orders: Here’s How to Find What You Need

PCS Orders: Here’s How to Find What You Need

PCS orders are structured into multiple parts that all contain important information regarding your upcoming move.  What you need to coordinate a move is the Title Section, Detaching Activity, Intermediate Activity, Ultimate Activity, and any Special Instructions listed out at the bottom.  Title Section This contains a lot of military standard message formatting that may look [...]

Great Outdoors Month: Campgrounds Near Millington

Great Outdoors Month: Campgrounds Near Millington
Elm Hill RV Park

June, the Great Outdoors month, “beckons us to get outside.” There is no better way to explore the great outdoors than camping.  Camper and RV travel have become increasingly popular during the pandemic.  My family followed suit and purchased a travel trailer to explore the area.  It has become our home away from home.   In Millington [...]