You have seen a Navy combo cover, right? Here is one, an officer’s:
- Naval Officer’s Cover
Notice that little gold band thing-ee? I have heard it called a chin strap. (Chin-strap or chinstrap?) Here it is alone:
- By the Hairs of your chinny chin chinstrap
And supposedly, the chinstrap can be lowered and worn under the chin. I could be totally wrong with this, but I have seen pictures of it being done. (Or maybe it is against regs?) Here is an Army cover with a worn chinstrap:
- SGT Silent, US Army
The above Soldier looks awfully familiar. Although, I can’t place his name.
So what’s up with the chinstrap? Simple:
In a sea of black and white penguins waddling on Antarctica’s Aitcho Islands, National Geographic Explorers spotted an extremely rare, nearly all-white Chinstrap penguin this week.
- Rare White Albino Chinstrap Penguin, Antarctica
Neat huh? He, too, looks like an Army Soldier I once knew.
But that is not the only story with the faintest whiff of Navy to it.
Apparently our Fifth Fleet bubbas are using dolphins to police the old Hormuz:
If Iran closes the Strait of Hormuz, the U.S. Navy has a backup plan to save one-fifth of the world’s daily oil trade: send in the dolphins.
- US Navy Petty Officers training dolphins for the Strait of Hormuz
Word amongst those in the know is that the dolphins ask for “three hots and a cod.”
Be careful when talking about Navy Dolphins, because the Enlisted Submarine Warfare pin is also referred to as Dolphins:
- US Navy Enlisted Submarine Warfare Pin
Two uniform pieces, two animal stories.
Where else are you going to get such cutting-edge reporting?