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One of the things that makes working at SWRMC exceptional is working directly for the Fleet on a Naval Base. Here are some quick tips for getting around in the unique environment...
Entering on base requires access by a guard called a sentry. Sentries are arranged at the entrance of the base and will signal you when to approach. When they signal you forward, they will request identification. Once you show them your required identification they will signal you approval to access the base. This process can be a bit intimidating at first but remember, they are there to keep you and the Navy team safe.
Morning and evening colors occur at 0800 and sunset respectively. Approximately five minutes before colors, the word is passed, “First call, first call to colors.” At 0800 or sunset, “Attention” is sounded on the bugle or one blast is blown on a police whistle. After "Attention" is sounded, civilians are expected to stop and stand respectfully still, or if driving, come to a complete stop if it is safe to do so. The order “execute” is then given and the national ensign is hauled up smartly (raised) for morning colors while at evening colors it is lowered slowly. During morning colors the National Anthem is played, and during evening colors the bugler sounds “Retreat,” with the national ensign starting down the flagstaff on the first note and timed to reach the bottom at the last note. In the case of a ship, the union jack (on the “jackstaff”) is either raised or lowered simultaneously with the national ensign. When the National Anthem is finished playing in the morning or the national ensign is completely lowered in the evening, the bugle call “Carry On” is sounded, or three blasts are given on a whistle, or the word is passed, “Carry on,” at which time salutes are ended and the ceremony is over.
You will be working with Navy officers and enlisted personnel. It's a good idea to familiarize yourself with the insignias listed below.