If you want to get an inside look at life in the U.S. Navy, these Instagram accounts should do the trick.
We sifted through hundreds of Instagram feeds and selected nine accounts that show what a sailor’s life is like.
From ships to combat to sailors on leave, follow these feeds to gain an insider’s view. (Also, while you’re at it, you should definitely follow us at @WeAreTheMighty).
1. @usnavy: This is the U.S. Navy’s official Instagram feed, which features stunning photos taken by the Navy’s professional photographers – Mass Communications Specialists (MC).
2. @the_navy_seals: This feed is managed by a veteran with an eye for special operations action.
Following SQT, new SEALs will receive orders to a SEAL Team and assignment to a Troop (TRP) and subordinate Platoon (PLT). New operators will join their Platoon wherever they are in their deployment cycle. The normal workup or pre-deployment workup is a 12- to 18-month cycle divided into three phases. A photo posted by Navy SEALs (@the_navy_seals) on Oct 10, 2014 at 4:19am PDT
3. @navyblueangels: This is the official Navy Blue Angels Instagram feed. These photos are only possible from the cockpit of a Blue Angel jet.
A photo posted by U.S. Navy Blue Angels (@navyblueangels) on Nov 11, 2014 at 7:41pm PST
4. @navy_seal_honor: Feeling down? This popular feed will inspire and motivate you.
Nothing is given, everything is earned. Prove that you really want what you’ve always dreamed about. A photo posted by Navy SEAL Honor (@navy_seal_honor) on Oct 10, 2014 at 5:28am PDT
5. @hooyahdiaries: This crowd sourcing feed shows sailors and their loved ones in their proudest moments.
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6. @usnavy_eod: This feed is dedicated to the Navy’s Explosive Ordnance Disposal technicians – one of the most dangerous jobs in the military.
7. @in_the_navy: This well-curated crowd sourcing feed shows what it’s like for sailors in and out of uniform.
@_i_am_super_woman_ My daughter Genevieve Alexandra Aversa just got sworn in today! And will be on her way to Chicago for bootcamp. After boot camp she will be going To Texas for her Schooling to become a Hospital Corpman. I am very proud of my daughter and the path she chose. I did not cry! I’m just very excited and proud of her! GO NAVY! #futuresailor #futurenavymom #proudmomma #gonavy #meps #usn #usnavy #unitedstatesnavy #futurenavy #futuresailor #recruit #enlistee #navybound #navyready A photo posted by Men Women of the Navy (@in_the_navy) on Sep 9, 2014 at 4:56am PDT
8. @USNavyband: If you want an inside look at the Navy’s best musicians, this is the account to follow. These behind-the-scenes photos show sailors in rehearsal, at ceremonies, and even at national football games.
We had a great time this morning on the Katy Daley Show on WAMU! Nothing better than playing great music and talking about the great work our Sailors are doing around the world! #bluegrass #usnavy #navyband #nofilter A photo posted by U.S. Navy Band (@usnavyband) on Mar 3, 2014 at 10:13am PST
9. @navyathletics: Sailors playing soccer, basketball, football, and more.
A photo posted by Navy Athletics (@navyathletics) on Sep 9, 2014 at 4:37pm PDT