9 Facts You May Not Know About the Navy on its 239th Birthday

Originally posted on The Official USO Blog:

Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathan Greenert and Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy Mike Stevens cut a birthday cake with the most junior sailor in attendance to celebrate Navy's 239th birthday. Navy photo by  Peter D. Lawlor

Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathan Greenert and Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy Mike Stevens cut a birthday cake with the most junior sailor in attendance to celebrate Navy’s 239th birthday. Navy photo by Peter D. Lawlor

Steadfast to the bitter end, Navy tradition isn’t all rum punch and pollywogs. On its 239th Birthday, here are nine things you may not know about the United States Navy:

1. Bravo Zulu means “well done”

Through World War II, sailors who did well were told “Tare Victor George,” which was code for “well done.” After the war, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) was formed and it standardized communications. NATO created a system of B-flags for administrative communication. The last B-flag was BZ. The Allied Naval Signal Book created the phonetics for each letter and BZ became Bravo Zulu.

2. So explain gun salutes …

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Feds Advise Potential Ebola Victims To Avoid Contracting The Disease In Dallas

Originally posted on The Cretonia Times-Picayune:

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THE CABIN ANTHRAX, MURPHY, N.C. (CT&P) – Director of the Centers For Disease Control in Atlanta Dr. Tom Frieden advised anyone who was thinking of contracting Ebola to do so “just about anywhere other than Dallas.”

Dr. Frieden addressed the press while on a lunch break at a Mexican restaurant on Buford Highway.

“I would like to strongly advise those who are considering exposing themselves to blood, feces, or any bodily fluid from an Ebola patient to do so in Atlanta or in another major city that has competent medical personnel,” said Frieden. “If I were thinking of contracting the disease I would definitely steer clear of Texas in general and Dallas in particular.”

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Dr. Frieden advised Americans that if they planned to contract Ebola to at least do it in a state where the governor can find his ass with both hands.

When asked why he was issuing the…

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A Little Positivity! Tracy Morgan Showing Signs Of Improvement After Car Accident (DETAILS)

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Our prayers are with you Tracy.

Originally posted on Global Grind:

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Following a New Jersey Turnpike crash that left him with severe injuries and killed one other, comedian Tracy Morgan is reportedly showing signs of improvement, according to his spokesperson Lewis Kay.

The 30 Rock star remains hospitalized in critical but stable condition, however, the medical team attending to Morgan say they are optimistic that his recovery is progressing.

“Today was a better day,” Kay said.

Morgan’s fiancée remained by his side and was relaying to him everyone’s prayers and good wishes, Kay said.

Morgan suffered broken ribs and a broken leg after a Walmart tractor-trailer collided with the SUV limo he and fellow comedian James McNair were in. McNair passed away and two others were seriously injured.

Prosecutors say Wal-Mart driver Kevin Roper’s truck hit Morgan’s limo. The Jonesboro, Georgia, resident has pleaded not guilty to death by auto and assault by auto charges.

A criminal complaint alleges Roper hadn’t slept…

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