Navy Supply provides the "beans, bullets and black oil" that enable the US Navy to operate around the globe. Navy Supply touches the lives of every sailor with food, laundry, barbers, postal services and ship's stores. On display will be ship models, rare historic artifacts including an 1841 Navy Purser's uniform coat - the oldest known Navy Supply uniform - as well as a World War II WAVE uniform and the uniform and equipment worn by a Navy Advisor in the Vietnam War. In addition, the exhibit will honor the sailors of Navy Supply who've given their lives in the Global War on Terror and those who've received the Nation's top honors. Hands on activities for children include "build a meal" puzzles, interactive cargo handling display model and a "try-on trunk" with flight deck uniforms and equipment used during vertical replenishment operations. A full schedule of events will accompany the exhibit, including food tastings, films, lectures and equipment displays.
Added by Upcoming Robot on May 5, 2010