to expect the Navy to work for their benefit
and interestand the Navy will always do
that. In return the Navy counts on every service
family to do its part. A family does its part by
taking advantage of the benefits offered and
cooperating to contribute toward the betterment
of the naval organization and the fulfillment of
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ABOARD THE 18TH CENTURY BRITISH SHIPS THERE WAS A COMPARTMENT
CALLED THE WARDROBE, USED FOR STORING BOOTY TAKEN AT SEA. THE
OFFICERS MESS AND STATEROOMS WERE SITUATED NEARBY, SO WHEN THE
WARDROBE WAS EMPTY THEY CONGREGATED THERE TO TAKE THEIR MEALS
AND PASS THE TIME .
WHEN THE DAYS OF SWASHBUCKLING AND PIRATING HAD ENDED, THE
WARDROBE WAS USED EXCLUSIVELY AS AN OFFICERS MESS AND LOUNGE.
HAVING BEEN ELEVATED FROM A CLOSET TO A ROOM, IT WAS CALLED THE