In the year 2017 American Sailors continued to rise to the challenges of an ever-changing world. Demonstrating integrity to consistently use their values as their guide, accountability to honestly assess their performance and be their own toughest critics, toughness in the face of danger, and initiative in times of crisis, American Sailors continued to draw on the examples of their predecessors from our shared history. The result was a year in which we were tested mightily, but emerged a better, stronger, more capable force. The year 2018 will bring new challenges, and as they have for more than 240 years, American Sailors will rise to those challenges and continue to amaze us all!
Hollywood legend Gene Kelly stars in this 1945 Navy training film dramatizing the condition known at the time as "combat fatigue." The film delves into the symptoms and treatment of what we now call Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Kelly had been commissioned a year earlier as a Lieutenant Junior Grade in the United States Navy. Source: Naval History and Heritage Command, Photographic Section, UMO-1