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Finding former Navy personnel using Shift Colors or veterans' magazines

Shift Colors:

Shift Colors is a quarterly newsletter for and mailed exclusively to Navy retirees. If the person you are looking for did not retire from the Navy, he or she will not see this newsletter. Locators are printed on a first-come, first-served basis due to space limitations and can be mailed to:

Department of the Navy
Bureau of Naval Personnel
Editor, "Shift Colors" (Pers-05)
Washington, D.C. 20370-0500

Advertising in veterans' publications:

Those wishing to establish contact with former shipmates can advertise in the following publications (a small charge is usually associated with such advertisements):

Naval Enlisted Reserve Association
6703 Farragut Ave.
Falls Church, VA 22042

Military Affairs
American Military Institute
Eisenhower Hall
Kansas State University
Manhattan, KS 66506

The Officer
Reserve Officers Association
of the United States
1 Constitution Ave., NE
Washington, DC 20002

U.S. Naval Academy Alumni Association
Alumni House
247 King George Street
Annapolis, MD 21402

Sea Power
Assistant Editor
Navy League of the United States
2300 Wilson Blvd.
P.O. Box 400
Arlington, VA 22201

Navy Times
Reunion Editor
Army Times Publishing Company
Springfield, VA 22159

Naval Affairs
Fleet Reserve Association
1303 New Hampshire Ave., NW
Washington, D.C. 20036

American Legion Magazine
Advertising Editorial Assistant
PO Box 1954
Indianapolis, IN 46206

V.F.W. Magazine
Veterans of Foreign Wars Building
34th and Broadway
Kansas City, MO 64111

The Retired Officer
The Retired Officers Association
201 N. Washington St.
Alexandria, VA 22314

Noncommissioned Officers
Association International
PO Box 33610
San Antonio, TX 78233

Answers to other frequently asked questions about the U.S. Navy are also available. In addition, we invite you to explore the many Navy-related resources available through NavyOnLine and the Navy Public Affairs Library.

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