Posted by: Author | November 14, 2014

Friday Facts- November 14, 2014- Navy Tidbit

This will be a short fact this week as I am in the midst of NaNoWriMo and closing in on the 50,000 words (I’ve got about 4,800 to go to “win”) so I am using every spare second to write because I seem to have OCD when it comes to doing this crazy project every year.

Here’s a tidbit about the United States Navy: It’s a tradition at all Naval installations are considered “ships” – so if you drive onto a Navy base, you are actually not on a Navy base, you are “Aboard”- even on planes, helicopters and inside buildings on a Naval base, you will be welcomed “aboard.”

Quirky and odd but there you are. Terra firma can be a ship. Who knew?


  1. Ummm my brother was career Navy and I hadn’t heard this. And, wow on the word count. I need to do something like this. One year we did a January NaNo. I didn’t even come close to the word count.

    • I did that January NaNo with you guys and I never have pubbed that story. It’s done and is over 60,000 but it has a fatal flaw at the beginning I can’t seem to fix but one of my 2015 goals is to do that.

      I asked my dad about this Navy thing since he was in and he said it’s true. Our paper said something this week about “onboard Pensacola NAS” and so I asked him if the paper made a mistake. This was the lesson he taught me. LOL

      • At least you remember what you wrote for the January NaNo. I don’t remember which one it was.

      • LOL Lavada. I remember because I love the story but the first chapter doesn’t resonate with people like the rest of it. I think I’ve figured out how to fix it now though- just got to get to it.

  2. My father-in-law was a Naval captain but I never knew that. I entered the family after he retired so I guess I missed out on a lot.
    You never cease to amaze me with your writing productivity… You GO,Lady!

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