Besides adding more structure to the magazine’s header, very little was changed to the look of the magazine in the 1980s. The stories became more visual, featuring increasing amounts of photography. The magazine featured coverage of combat in Beirut, including photos of Sailors fighting on the ground instead of on ships. The increasing technological prowess of the Navy was also showcased in the magazine during the 80s as the Navy continued to develop new tools for the changing face of naval combat.