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In what is quickly becoming the “Gangnam Style” of 2013, the services are going head to head in the “Harlem Shake.” If you’re unfamiliar with the spastic dance move, it involves a single masked person dancing in a room full of people, who ignore the dancer. After maybe 15 seconds, the entire thing erupts into a giant dance party full of crazy moves, costumes and thrashing. First up is the Naval Academy, featuring the 13th Company and a man in a blue suit. My only question: where did that mid find a horse head mask? The Coast Guard Academy also…

Isn’t there a “Call Me Maybe” version for everything nowadays? If you enjoyed former Aerographer’s Mate 2nd Class Logan Vath’s take on forbidden love between officer and enlisted personnel, check out the fraternization song in the video below, set to the tune of Carly Ray Jepsen’s infectiously annoying hit: According to the video’s description, it was posted by the Coalition of Sailors Against Destructive Decisions aboard destroyer Dewey, homeported in San Diego, and has more than 2,500 views since being posted in mid-December. The sailor, who identifies himself as an E-4, sings, “Hey I just met you/ And this is…

Forbidden love, Navy-style, just got its torch song. A former sailor has recorded his bawdy and facetious take on romantic tensions between enlisted guys and female officers on a ship, accompanying it to acoustic guitar. “So what if you’re an O-2 and I’m an E-3/Does that mean we can’t be involved romantically?” sings Logan Vath, a former aerographer’s mate 2nd class turned singer-songwriter, in a YouTube video uploaded Jan. 5. “They say age is just a number/Well rank is just a number too.” With pregnant pauses and innuendo, “The Fraternization Song — Navy Humor” skews into the ribald like an…

With 1,134 votes, the Coast Guard’s winner for 2012 Video of the Year shows boats being pelted by huge waves as Coast Guardsmen duck behind the boat’s dashboard to avoid catching the full force of the water. The winner was announced yesterday on Coast Guard Compass, the service’s blog. The top video, titled “Surf’s Up!”, was compiled from first person footage shot by Coast Guardsmen from Station Coos Bay in Oregon. The second place video, which received 933 votes, showed a day in the training of a Coast Guard rescue swimmer, and the third place video with 561 votes shows…

The rising popularity of designer drugs like marijuana-like “spice” and so-called “bath salts” concocted with chemical combinations meant to give users an illegal high has emergency medical responders grappling with users who risk losing their lives – or minds – for a cheap fleeting euphoria. Worse, using bath salts could make your life seem like it is a real nightmare and cause hallucinations and paranoia so you believe your roommate and your girlfriend have turned into crazy demons. That’s the gist of a video that Navy Medicine created last month as a public service announcement to deter sailors and Marines from…

You may remember Taylor Morris from BuzzFeed’s “Love Story in 22 Pictures” or the Navy Times story about his recovery and his girlfriend’s unwavering support. Morris, a second class explosive ordnance disposal technician, deployed to Afghanistan and lost both legs above the knee, his left arm and his right hand in May. The last time we wrote about Morris, he was dancing with Kelly at a friend’s wedding and using his Otto Bock X2 prosthetic legs to pick her up at the airport. Now, he’s drifting. In the video posted Dec. 31, Morris can be seen spinning and sliding his…

Disclaimer: don’t try this at home. Which is exactly what one sailor did. After news reports that the blue-and-gray Navy Working Uniform will burn rapidly and melt in a fire, one person decided to see for himself. On his dining room table. “I wanted to see if the NWU would really catch fire,” the sailor explained in the caption of his YouTube video, which was posted on Dec. 27. “I held the match in place for about three seconds.” He set the lower edge of his NWUs alight and filmed the results, a do-it-yourself test that paralleled the findings of…

Even though he’ll be flying by sleigh, Santa will get an assist this Christmas from service members who spend time on the sea. This year, 40 Santa-trackers who identify themselves as “Navy” will help children all over the world know when Santa is coming, so they can get to sleep before he arrives, according to Marisa Novobilski, a public affairs officer with the North American Aerospace Defense Command. Counting the family members who often help with the tracking and Navy retirees, Novobilski estimated that at least 100 Navy-affiliated volunteers will help answer calls and emails in the NORAD Tracks Santa…

The Navy Times staff has been busy scoping out the latest technology at the Office of Naval Research Science and Technology Partnership Conference this week in D.C. You can see some of our top picks in next week’s issue, but for now, here are videos of some adorable little tykes at the conference who won over the hearts of everyone in the newsroom. Seriously, can you even look at these things without going  “Awwww?” The DARwIn-OP bots, created by the Robotics and Mechanics Laboratory at Virginia Tech, showed off their skills at the conference, kicking around balls while everyone who…

[HTML1] The Walt Disney Company is looking to hire 1,000 veterans over the next three years. Company President and CEO Bob Iger announced the company wide initiative called “Heroes Work Here” on Tuesday, March 13th. There is much more to the new program than just hiring vets. Disney will hold career fairs, offer training and volunteer opportunities. And don’t think you have to head to Orlando just to work at Disney. The company owns ESPN and ABC. Here is a full list of the companies in the Disney family. Want to make your dreams come true? Check out the Disney…

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