U.S. Navy http://wunc.org en Integrating The Navy Through Music http://wunc.org/post/integrating-navy-through-music <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="font-family: 'Segoe UI', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;">The United States military today has a diverse array of service men and women. But in the early 20th Century, that was far from the case. In World War II, African American men were still predominantly relegated to minor roles. The B-1 Navy band began to change that. It was made up of the first African American men to hold a position higher than messman in the United States Navy. And it was the first of many black World War II Navy bands.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Tue, 17 Dec 2013 21:02:52 +0000 Alex Granados & Frank Stasio 27569 at http://wunc.org Integrating The Navy Through Music Watch Dramatic Atlantic Rescue By Coast Guard And Navy http://wunc.org/post/watch-dramatic-atlantic-rescue-coast-guard-and-navy <p>Here's video of a dramatic Coast Guard and Navy rescue off the North Carolina Coast. Watch as the Coast Guard and the crew of the Navy destroyer USS Cole rescue three people Sunday. Those rescued were from a sailboat, Wings, located approximately 210 miles offshore of North Carolina coast in the Atlantic Ocean.</p><p><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="0" height="300" scrolling="no" src="http://www.dvidshub.net/video/embed/307516" style="border: none; overflow: hidden; width: 500px; height: 300px;" width="500"></iframe></p> Mon, 11 Nov 2013 16:38:45 +0000 Keith Weston 25603 at http://wunc.org Watch Dramatic Atlantic Rescue By Coast Guard And Navy Durham Navy Veteran Celebrates His 100th Birthday http://wunc.org/post/durham-navy-veteran-celebrates-his-100th-birthday <p>Durham resident and Navy veteran Jerry Smith turns 100 years old on Tuesday, and he’ll have what is likely to be his biggest birthday bash yet. &nbsp;The North Carolina Executive Mansion is hosting a party for Mr. Smith to honor his service as a Navy Seabee during World War II. Attendees include Lt. Gov. Dan Forest, Senator Richard Burr, Rear Adm. Douglas Morton, as well as other Naval Commanders and Army Maj. Gen. Greg Lusk.</p> Mon, 26 Aug 2013 20:14:38 +0000 Laura Candler 21417 at http://wunc.org Durham Navy Veteran Celebrates His 100th Birthday Nature Conservancy Buys Land To Rebuild Woodpecker Habitat http://wunc.org/post/nature-conservancy-buys-land-rebuild-woodpecker-habitat <p>The Nature Conservancy has acquired a 459-acre stretch of property in Pender County that will help expand habitat for the federally endangered red-cockaded woodpecker. The U.S. Navy covered half the purchase price in order to create a buffer for nearby Camp LeJeune.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Debbie Crane is the communications director for the state chapter of the Nature Conservancy. She says the property is the perfect place for longleaf pine, which the woodpeckers love. But what has endangered the birds is the destruction of so many longleaf pine groves.</span></p> Wed, 07 Aug 2013 09:00:00 +0000 Jessica Jones 20289 at http://wunc.org Nature Conservancy Buys Land To Rebuild Woodpecker Habitat