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Sure, Bruce Willis played a Navy SEAL in 2013 who wants to bring some “Die Hard”-like bravado to a mission. But our pick for the best Saturday Night Live segment that has featured the U.S. Navy is from the early days. Datelined in Bayonne, New Jersey, this 1979 parody of the Navy’s commercial – “It’s not just a job. It’s an adventure.” — features sailors at work. Some thoughts from our staff writer Mark D. Faram, who at the time it aired was a photographer’s mate airman aboard the aircraft carrier John F. Kennedy: Was on the ship this particular Saturday…

Calling all San Diego sailors: If you’ve got some free time Tuesday evening, TV network TNT is holding an open casting call for extras for its Navy-themed show “The Last Ship,” according to a Monday post on the Naval Base San Diego Facebook page. From 2 p.m. to 8 p.m., sailors are invited to drop in to Building 45 at the Recreation Center NBSD, in the Blue and Gold Conference rooms. Applicants must bring an I-9 form (downloadable here) and written permission from their chain of command to participate. Also, you have to be on authorized leave or liberty, so don’t…

Navy social media’s #selfiewithasailor hash tag has gotten some good play this year, with appearances by Navy Secretary Ray Mabus and other naval notables, but selfie queen Kim Kardashian is easily the service’s most famous get so far. https://twitter.com/USNavy/status/539804436441202689 Kardashian toured the amphibious transport dock San Diego in Abu Dhabi last week, posing for photos with aircraft and personnel. She tweeted out several of the photos, including the above, with a Petty Officer 3rd Class Dart, Seaman Boland and one unidentified sailor in blueberries. For more snaps from her trip, click here. If you could take your #selfiewithasailor with anyone,…

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