1, was established on 7 July 1943, as a joint and combined operations force.The first mission, in September 1943, was at Finschhafen in Papua New Guinea.Yeah, you can’t go to Dunkin Donuts on base to grab a coffee in your gym clothes. Unfortunately, you can’t go to the commissary either or anywhere else on base for that matter in your gym clothes.Rule of thumb: save your gym clothes for the gym and your jammie pants for your home. Excuse the blunt language here, but it is important to keep your butt cheeks tucked away and your cleavage within reason.The United States Navy recognized the need for the covert reconnaissance of landing beaches and coastal defenses.
"CDR Minnich: "Oh, well, cigarettes are pretty easy to come by, I mean, they're at the bases, at ports and in towns, where they were pretty cheap, and just about everywhere."Let's reflect on that conversation and the medical tribulations of serving and smoking in today's wars.
Over time, I was on three different destroyers, and got up to smoking two packs a day."Reporter: "And how about when you were in Korea and Vietnam? After that, I never smoked again."Reporter: "What about smoking on the ship and on land, isn't it a hazard that would give away position, from the heat, the smoke, the light from the lit end?
"CDR Minnich: "I was in Korea around 1950, on a ship headed to the Philippines. I was smoking a pack a day then - Camels, no filters. "CDR Minnich: "The Navy has what is called a 'smoking lamp,' which signifies when the crew can smoke and when they cannot.
At enlistment, I was up to about half a pack a day - they were Camels.
I started smoking before I joined the Navy at age 17.