Ready Then, Ready Now, Ready Always: More than a Century of Service by Citizen Sailors

NRCC Book FlyerReady Then, Ready Now, Ready Always: More than a Century of Service by Citizen Sailors coincides with the centennial anniversary of the U.S. Navy Reserve on March 3, 2015. However, as the title indicates, Americans have been leaving their civilian occupations since the birth of the Navy in 1775 to serve the nation at sea during times of crises. This heavily illustrated narrative aims to tell about the contributions of those civilians to the nation’s defense and security. Besides providing a broad chronology covering how citizen sailors served as privateers, naval militiamen, National Naval Volunteers, Naval Reservists, and finally simply as Sailors as part of a one Navy concept,the author elected to follow numerous individuals on their journeys in the Navy Reserve as representative stories of the millions of Americans who once wore Navy blue part-time. By highlighting the contributions of these individuals, the intent is to honor all who served in the USNR as well as salute their families for their service to country.

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5 Responses to Ready Then, Ready Now, Ready Always: More than a Century of Service by Citizen Sailors

  1. Pingback: Happy 100th Anniversary, U.S. Navy Reserve! | Naval Historical Foundation

  2. David Hawley says:

    I found the book to be an interesting history of the Navy Reserves. I was disappointed that the single page concering the Naval Militia was heavily “weighted” with New Jersey Naval Militia History and mostly ignored the other Naval Militias across the Country. In particular the New York Naval Militia has been coninuously active since 1891 with the exception of the years in WWII where all were federalized. At least there was an unidentified photo of a NYNM Patrol Boat.

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  4. I would like to order “Ready Now…” for the Michigan State University Library. We use purchase orders. Thus, I need the price and your address.

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