SEA STORY

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By: America's Navy

Sea Story is an ongoing series that brings you extraordinary tales of action, danger, and adventure—all directly told by the real Navy Sailors who've lived them. Sea Story is an official podcast of America's Navy.

Isaac
04/08/2021

There’s no loyalty like hometown loyalty. On Ep. 63 of #SeaStory, a Sailor defends her New Orleans neighbors during Hurricane Isaac.


Silver Dollar
03/25/2021

Never underestimate the healing power of the sea. On Ep. 62 of #SeaStory, this Sailor describes the overwhelming sense of peace he felt from honoring his late brother’s life in the waters of Cuba.


The Trailblazer
03/08/2021

For every new path that opens up, there’s someone with enough courage to walk down it first. In Ep. 61 of our new season of #SeaStory, Commander (ret.) Pam Holland talks about becoming one of the first women to serve on an aircraft carrier in the 1990s.


A Storm's Birth
09/16/2020

Before hurricanes reaches our shores, they can start as thunderstorms in the heart of Africa. Listen to Ep. 60 of #SeaStory to hear how this Sailor tracks storms from birth.


Pollywog
09/02/2020

Have you ever heard of a Pollywog? Ask any Sailor, and they'll know the story. On Episode 59 of Sea Story this Sailor describes one of our most time-honored traditions—crossing the equator to become a Shellback. Sea Story is brought to you by America's Navy. Learn more at https://www.navy.com/requester.html.


The Jump
08/19/2020

While the pilot flies the helicopter, the Aircrewmen do just about everything else. On Ep 58 of #SeaStory this Sailor describes the most daring part of his role--jumping into icy waters to save lives. Sea Story is brought to you by America's Navy. Learn more at https://www.navy.com/requester.html.


Snipes
08/05/2020

Where did you meet your best friend? On Ep 57 of #SeaStory Julio and Joshua, shipmates who met in the belly of an aircraft carrier, unveil how important friendship is in the Navy and in life. Sea Story is brought to you by America's Navy. Learn more at https://www.navy.com/requester.html.


First Flight
07/22/2020

Would you fly with a fear of heights? On Ep 56 of #SeaStory this Captain and former Naval Flight Officer shares his first flight in a T-34 Charlie conquering the clouds despite his fears. Sea Story is brought to you by America's Navy. Learn more at https://www.navy.com/requester.html.


Doc
07/10/2020

This is not your typical hospital setting. On Ep. 55 of #SeaStory we hear from three “Greenside” Corpsmen about how they learned to apply their medical knowledge in the face of enemy fire, pitch black nights and limited resources. Sea Story is brought to you by America's Navy. Learn more at https://www.navy.com/requester.html.


Doc
07/10/2020

This is not your typical hospital setting. On Ep. 55 of #SeaStory we hear from three “Greenside” Corpsmen about how they learned to apply their medical knowledge in the face of enemy fire, pitch black nights and limited resources. Sea Story is brought to you by America's Navy. Learn more at https://www.navy.com/requester.html.


Doc
07/10/2020

This is not your typical hospital setting. On Ep. 55 of #SeaStory we hear from three “Greenside” Corpsmen about how they learned to apply their medical knowledge in the face of enemy fire, pitch black nights and limited resources. Sea Story is brought to you by America's Navy. Learn more at https://www.navy.com/requester.html.


Lady Liberty
07/02/2020

A symbol does more than stand for ideas—it inspires us to action, feeds us to dream and calls us to serve. The Statue of Liberty did exactly that this Sailor. On Ep. 54 of #SeaStory, hear how the symbol of freedom can reach far beyond her perch. Sea Story is brought to you by America's Navy. Learn more at https://www.navy.com/requester.html.


The Rescue
06/22/2020

When a packed, sinking refugee raft appears during this Sailor’s watch, the Navy springs into action. On Ep. 53 of #SeaStory, this radar operator gains a new perspective on his life of relative fortune, discovering the difference he can make for others. Sea Story is brought to you by America's Navy. Learn more at https://www.navy.com/requester.html.


Operation Praying Mantis
06/03/2020

The most dangerous waters on Earth were met with Navy firepower on April 18th, 1988. On Ep. 52 of Sea Story, this Admiral describes how his ship helped protect free trade in the Arabian Gulf during Operation Praying Mantis. Sea Story is brought to you by America's Navy. Learn more at https://www.navy.com/requester.html.


Crushed
05/19/2020

Giant sea turtles aren’t the only thing you’ll find off the coast of the Galapagos Islands. On Ep. 51 of #SeaStory this Captain with years of counter-narcotics experience comes across the most bizarre drug bust he’s ever witnessed. Listen as he and his crew get creative to complete the mission. Sea Story is brought to you by America's Navy. Learn more at https://www.navy.com/requester.html.


Shakedown
05/06/2020

Imagine an island the size of a football stadium. Now, imagine that island racing at untold speeds through open seas, with your hand on the throttle. On Ep. 50 of #SeaStory, this nuclear throttleman tells a tale of propelling a 1,026-ton aircraft carrier through the ocean faster than he knew possible. Sea Story is brought to you by America's Navy. Learn more at https://www.navy.com/requester.html.


Blue Angels Part 2
04/24/2020

To the Blues who fill the skies with roars of Lions, the Angels of thunder, the squadron of patriots, Happy Anniversary. On Ep. 49 of #SeaStory hear from the second of two Blue Angels about what it’s like to inspire future generations. Sea Story is brought to you by America's Navy. Learn more at https://www.navy.com/requester.html.


Blue Angels Part 1
04/24/2020

To the Blues who fill the skies with roars of Lions, the Angels of thunder, the squadron of patriots, Happy Anniversary. On Ep. 48 of #SeaStory hear from the first of two Blue Angels about what it’s like to fly with the blues. Sea Story is brought to you by America's Navy. Learn more at https://www.navy.com/requester.html.


Ballooning
04/08/2020

Even when plans fall apart, you can end up with a story for the ages. On Ep. 47 of #SeaStory this Sailor tries to take his friends hot air ballooning over the fields of Germany. Listen to what happens instead. Sea Story is brought to you by America's Navy. Learn more at https://www.navy.com/requester.html.


Ryan's Job
03/25/2020

Everyone has a designated job in the SEAL teams; Ryan’s was the pig-gunner. Even after losing his eyesight in enemy fire, he knew where to shoot. On Ep 46 of #SeaStory, hear from retired SEAL Jocko Willink about the dedication that ran through the blood of this young warrior. Sea Story is brought to you by America's Navy. Learn more at https://www.navy.com/requester.html.


Gaffing
03/11/2020

Fear of heights? Normal. Conquering that fear? Admirable. Overcoming that fear by free climbing a 30-foot pole for the Navy? One in a million. On Ep. 45 of #SeaStory, this Seabee describes what it felt like to overcome her fear of heights in the most intense way possible, showing that women really can do anything. Sea Story is brought to you by America's Navy. Learn more at https://www.navy.com/requester.html.


Relentless
02/25/2020

Meet Ensign Alexander Mosheim—a Navy pilot-in-training, former NASA employee, Lockheed Martin Skunkworks employee and relentless human being. On Ep. 44 of Sea Story, listen to one young man’s roundabout journey to flying once and for all. Sea Story is brought to you by America's Navy. Learn more at https://www.navy.com/requester.html.


The Question
02/11/2020

Fall in love on a ship. Buy a ring in Dubai. Propose in the palms of Singapore. On Ep. 43 of #SeaStory, this Sailor tells us how he met his wife. Only in the Navy can you find love a world away and bring it home with you. Sea Story is brought to you by America's Navy. Learn more at https://www.navy.com/requester.html.


Arctic Skim
01/29/2020

A true Hawaiian knows to ride the best waves, you must go to great lengths. On Ep. 42 of #SeaStory this Sonar Technician catches the ride of his life not down a wave, but down the slope of an Arctic ice cap at the North Pole. Sea Story is brought to you by America's Navy. Learn more at https://www.navy.com/requester.html.


Series Returns
01/27/2020

In the Navy, everyone is a storyteller. On Season 4 of #SeaStory, you will hear adventures of the Blue Angels, tales from the Arctic and journeys to find love. Here, Sailors share their stories with honor. Tune in on January 29th for the latest takes from the sea. Sea Story is brought to you by America's Navy. Learn more at https://www.navy.com/requester.html.


The Ride
09/23/2019

Very few people can hold down a burger after weaving through a war zone in a helicopter. On Ep. 41 of #SeaStory a helicopter pilot describes a medical evacuation that saved the lives of a burned child and his mother who just couldn’t wait to eat. Thanks for listening to this season of Sea Story. Stay tuned for new stories next season. Story told by: CAPT John Menoni Sea Story is brought to you by America's Navy. Learn more at http://bit.ly/2rvhB6P


BONUS EPISODE: Humanitarian
09/04/2019

The world needs a lot of helping, but occasionally so do we. On Ep. 40 of #SeaStory this Sailor reminds us that even the strong can ask for a helping hand. Listen as he takes us through the mission to save lives in the wake of hurricane Katrina. Story told by: RADM Cedric Pringle Sea Story is brought to you by America's Navy. Learn more at http://bit.ly/2rvhB6P


The Hum
08/28/2019

When you work in the heart of a ship, the ship itself starts beating. On Ep. 39 of #SeaStory this Gas Turbine Mechanic shares how the engine room changes your perspective on what makes a ship more than steel. Story told by: Jorge Getzgarcia Sea Story is brought to you by America's Navy. Learn more at http://bit.ly/2rvhB6P


BONUS EPISODE: Girl, Reawakened
08/14/2019

Your past does not define your future. On Bonus Episode 38 of #SeaStory, this strong Sailor transforms from victim to conqueror by finding her value in the Navy. Story told by: Anonymous Sea Story is brought to you by America's Navy. Learn more at http://bit.ly/2rvhB6P


Take Flight
07/30/2019

Naval Aviators must have perfect vision. But whether you're flying on a moonless pitch black night, or through the pelting rain of a storm at sea, perfect vision can't see a thing. In Episode 37 of #SeaStory this Admiral shares what it's like to fly through the Cascade Mountain range and land on the deck of an aircraft carrier relying solely on his instruments. Story told by: RADM Doug Beal Sea Story is brought to you by America's Navy. Learn more at http://bit.ly/2rvhB6P


BONUS EPISODE: Splashdown
07/18/2019

What will history remember that you’re doing today? On Bonus Episode 36 of #SeaStory, Retired Navy Frogman Wes Chesser takes us back to July 24th, 1969: the day he recovered the Apollo 11 crew after they splashed down in the Pacific. Story told by: Retired Navy Frogman Wes Chesser Sea Story is brought to you by America's Navy. Learn more at http://bit.ly/2rvhB6P


The Amazon
07/17/2019

The Navy will take you many places—like down the deadliest river on earth. On Ep. 35 of #SeaStory this Sailor describes his journey through thick rainforests and piranha-infested waters on a mission to bring medicine to the tribes of the Amazon. Story told by: Andrew Brame Sea Story is brought to you by America's Navy. Learn more at http://bit.ly/2rvhB6P


The White House
07/03/2019

Most of us see the President on TV, the Oval Office on a tour and the famed situation room through Hollywood’s dramatic interpretations. On Ep. 34 of #SeaStory this Admiral tells us what it’s really like to walk the halls of the White House. Story told by: RADM Cozad Sea Story is brought to you by America's Navy. Learn more at http://bit.ly/2rvhB6P


Gideon
06/18/2019

Every Sailor knows it—when you join the Navy, you are family. And family is always there for each other. On Ep. 33 of #SeaStory this Sailor shares how the Navy helped him and his wife when their son, Gideon, was diagnosed with a rare disorder. Story told by: Josh Bloodgood Sea Story is brought to you by America's Navy. Learn more at http://bit.ly/2rvhB6P


BONUS EPISODE: Fishies
06/10/2019

Diving for the Navy is about more than looking at fishies. On Bonus Episode 32 of #SeaStory Rear Admiral Bette Bolivar—a member of the Dive Hall of Fame—describes an undersea encounter that landed a shipmate on the Dive Wall of Shame. Story told by: RADM Bette Bolivar Sea Story is brought to you by America's Navy. Learn more at http://bit.ly/2rvhB6P


The Actor
06/05/2019

If you want to lead, the best way forward is to be true to yourself. On Ep. 31 of #SeaStory, this Navy Chief shares how he found acceptance and new respect when he opened up to his fellow Sailors. Story told by: Chief Ryan Dabois Sea Story is brought to you by America's Navy. Learn more at http://bit.ly/2rvhB6P


The Comedian
05/21/2019

What would you do if you went viral tomorrow? On Ep. 30 of #SeaStory comedian Chalee Jr. talks about how essential comedy and humor is to Sailors, and the world. Story told by: AZ Charlie Adams Sea Story is brought to you by America's Navy. Learn more at http://bit.ly/2rvhB6P


BONUS EPISODE: Drug Problem
05/14/2019

When you catch eyes with an international drug smuggler, the game is immediately on. In this bonus episode of #SeaStory one look sends this Rear Admiral chasing drugs across the Arabian gulf. Story told by: RADM Brendan McLane Sea Story is brought to you by America's Navy. Learn more at http://bit.ly/2rvhB6P


La Ventanita
05/06/2019

Everyone has a theme song. On Ep. 28 of #SeaStory this young Sailor shows her Latina pride by blasting merengue from a Navy ship. Story told by: LCDR Monica Ormeno Sea Story is brought to you by America's Navy. Learn more at http://bit.ly/2rvhB6P


Cameras Down
04/24/2019

If you had to decide between taking a photo, or saving the people in it, what would you do? On Ep. 27 of #SeaStory this Sailor shares how she became the first female combat photographer to be awarded the Bronze Star. Story told by: Senior Chief Jackie Smith Sea Story is brought to you by America's Navy. Learn more at http://bit.ly/2rvhB6P