Do Merchant Marines Receive A Federal Retirement

July 1st, 2013

Merchant Marines are not employees of the Federal Government. They are civilians, and contract with the government. They operate a fleet of vessels that offer assistance with transporting goods in the waters owned by the United States. Since they are not government employees, they receive no federal retirement benefits. These merchants play an important part [...]


Seeing the American Merchant Marine Museum

April 26th, 2013

If you couldn’t tell by now, I’m pretty much into the Merchant Marines and, of the five major armed forces in this country, they are by far the most intriguing. That’s why I nearly leapt at the opportunity to visit the American Merchant Marine Museum when I received an invite. I didn’t waste time and, [...]


Is There A National Cemetery For Merchant Marines

March 24th, 2013

There are thousands of family members of merchant marines in need of a national cemetery to suit them. Unfortunately, final expenses can be quite expensive, and that is why it these people seek out cemeteries that are at least partially subsidized by government entities. The good news is that these places to exist, and there [...]


What Is The Merchant Marine Academy

June 16th, 2012

The merchant marines are a group of civilians who transport cargo and individuals in and out of the American territories by using their boating vessels. When wars are occurring, sometime they will also transport American military soldiers and their supplies. They are owned by either private individuals or the government. In order to become a [...]


Where Do Merchant Marines Receive Their Training

June 2nd, 2012

Prospective merchant marines receive their training at the United States Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA). The USMMA is located at Kings Point, Long Island, New York, which is about 20 miles east of New York City, and is operated by the United States Department of Transportation. The USMMA is an 82 acre facility with extensive waterfront [...]


Are The Merchant Marines Part Of Military Service

May 30th, 2012

During peacetime, the United States Merchant Marine carries out typical civilian functions such as the shipping of imports and exports. In time of war, however, the Merchant Marine becomes an auxiliary of the U.S. Navy to carry troops and war supplies and is officially considered a branch of the military. Members of the Merchant Marine, [...]


What Is The Proper Title For Members Of The Merchant Marines

May 27th, 2012

The U.S. Merchant Marines is a fleet of civilian-owned U. S. merchant vessels that operate through the private or government sector. Commonly associated with commerce and the transport of goods during peacetime, the Merchant Marines are also the Navy’s auxiliary group in wartime. It’s responsible for delivering goods such as ammunition, supplies, and even back-up [...]


What Is The Definition Of The Merchant Marines

May 26th, 2012

The U.S Merchant Marine is a group of merchant and cargo ships, whether privately or publicly owned, that operate on U.S. waters and abroad. Personnel of the U.S. Merchant Marine are considered civilians in peacetime, but in time of war can be called to active duty in the U.S. Navy. Merchant Marine personnel fill a [...]