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it is possible for them to do so.  This statement shows what can be done if the bluejacket is reasonably frugal.

HOW TO ENLIST

     If you are between the ages of 17 and 35 years, have a height of 5 feet 2 inches to 6 feet 1 inch, and weigh in proportion, with chest measurement of 33 to 36 3/4 inches, dependent upon your age, height and weight, write a letter to the Bureau of Navigation, Navy Department, Washington, D.C., stating that you wish to enlist in the Navy, and the Bureau will immediately write you, giving you the address of the recruiting station nearest you, and this recruiting station will examine you physically, and accept, or reject, you.  The Government pays your expenses from the point of enlistment to training station or ship, but doe not pay your expenses to the Recruiting Office.

If any of the information given in this booklet is not clear, or if you require further data, write to the Bureau of Navigation, or to the nearest Navy Recruiting Station. 

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