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September 3-7, 2020
Attention on Deck
All hands aboard the USS SEMMES DDG18, set the sea detail. Single up all lines in preparation for getting underway.
Our next Port of call is Alexandria, VA September 3-7, 2020
Come join us. Our nations Capitol, with it's many attractions, is only a stones throw away.
Partake in the fun and renew friendships from the past.
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|New item added to the ships store|
USS Semmes DDG-18 Crew Challenge Coin
What is a Challenge coin?
The tradition of identifying a military organization or unit by a special medallion or coin became popular during WW I. This was usually presented to a member by the units leader.
Why is it called a Challenge coin?
During WW I, A challenger would ask to see the medallion, if the challenged could not produce a medallion, they were
required to buy a drink of choice for the member who challenged them. If the challenged member produced a medallion,
then the challenging member was required to pay for the drink.
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