Interesting to note: my roommates (D., D., and D. -- yes, confusing) are all just out of the Navy. D2 worked on an aircraft carrier deck in Operations Enduring Freedom (which I still think should have been called "Operation Keg of Whup Ass") and Iraqi Freedom ("Operation Hey, Iran, You've Got American Troops on Both Sides Now -- Funny How That Worked Out, Huh?"), and has many stories of adventure, comedy, and near-death in the midst of bureaucracy. Statistically speaking, the deck of an aircraft carrier is probably the most dangerous real estate in the world per square foot. I guess that's one way to get a lot of stories.
(Second-most dangerous? Easy. Any Harold's Chicken Shack on the South side of Chicago. If the neighborhood gangbangers don't get you, the chicken will.)