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August 1973 All Hands Magazine

FRONT COVER: MOONSHINE ON THE WATER—The mysteries of the Seven Seas have filled the imagination of man since the beginning of time. In this issue, ALL HANDS puts forth some interesting, little-known facts about the waters that surround us. See page 2 for story. Photo by J01 J. D. Randall.

August 1973 All Hands Magazine

ALL144NDS
THE BUREAU OF NAVAL PERSONNEL CAREER PUBLICATION
AUGUST 1973 Nav-Pers-O NUMBER 679

VICE ADMIRAL DAVID H. BAGLEY, USN
The Chief of Naval Personnel

REAR ADMIRAL WILLIAM R. FLANAGAN, USN
The Deputy Chief of Naval Personnel

COMMANDER RUSSELL F. HARNEY, USN
Spec. Asst. Liaison & Public Affairs

TABLE OF CONTENTS Features;
Some Facts About the Ocean
Prepare for Typhoon—
Refueling for an Emergency 8
Some Facts About Hurricanes 9
Defense Mapping Agency--
Customer Liaison Visits 10
Specifications for a Navy Diver 14
Navy Diving School 17

Small Boats, Large Craft--Be Your Own Skipper 18 Military Photographer of the Year 22 Aiding Underwater Search & Salvage Operations
—USS Apache (ATF 67) 26
"Old Ironsides" to Be Overhauled 30
Federal Benefits Based Upon Type of Discharge 31

Navy News Briefs

Gas Turbine System Technician (GS) Rating Approved, Openings Available for Entry into Legalman Rating, 19th Edition of "Bluejackets Manual" Published, ACNP for Women Post Disestablished, Fees for Duplicating Service Record Items Increased, Skylab Went AINav for Record-Breaking Flight, NESEP now under Chief of Naval Training Command, Booklet Outlining Veterans' Benefits Now Available, Alcohol Abuse Counselors Join Fleet 34

Bulletin Board
Close-Up of a Vital Navy Job: Parachute Rigger

(Aircrew Survival Equipmentman) 38
Answers to Questions About the Survivor Benefit

Plan 40 Now a More Efficient Portsmouth Naval Hospital 44 Drug Detector Dogs 46

Special Report

The Role of Black Sailors in the Major Wars of America 54

Departments
From the Desk of MCPON 36
On the Scientific Front 51
Letters to the Editor 62
Navy Humor 63
ALL HANDS Photo Contest 64

John A., Oudine, Editor

Associate Editors

John Coleman, News Ann Hanabury, Research Michael Tuffli, Art

E. L. Fast, Layout Gerald Wolff, Reserve



• AT LEFT: "PARA-COMMANDER REVERSAL"--Photo by PHC Chip Maury, USN, Military Photographer of the Year. This negative print of a parachutist is one of the 1972 Military Pictures of the Year. See story on page 48.

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