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The ceremony is one of many naval traditions that indoctrinate Sailors into an elite order. During the ceremony, Roosevelt Sailors completed an obstacle course laden with frigid tasks. An audience with Boreas Rex, the King of the North, is the culminating event. Once Boreas Rex deemed their frozen quest a success, Sailors are marked with a painted blue nose.
The crew gave their thoughts on their participation in the chilly ceremony.
“It made me feel like I was in Antarctica,” said Yeoman 2nd Class Renato Tanamachi. “The Blue Nose is my favorite tradition in the Navy because it is something that not many Sailors get the opportunity to participate in. It’s a once in a lifetime experience that I will never forget.”
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