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FOD walkdown. And make sure it passes ORSE. I don't want to end up tied to a pier.

 

Yeah, I'll come help with that FOD walkdown, as soon as the Airedales come down to the MMR and help clean the bilges in preparation for ORSE, if we're ask other departments to do our jobs for us. :smilewink:

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Yeah, I'll come help with that FOD walkdown, as soon as the Airedales come down to the MMR and help clean the bilges in preparation for ORSE, if we're ask other departments to do our jobs for us. :smilewink:

 

 

Airedales aren't allowed anywhere near the MMRs...for valid, technical reasons. Nothing more fun that waving that donky di...er...-70 around in the mag between the RCs. Nope. Nope. Yup. Nope... The Marine guards pitched a fit, but there was nothing they could do.

 

 

 

I never served on a bird farm. Been on a few. Hung out in the EOSs on '65 and '70 a few times when I called NAS Alameda pier 2 home.

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Airedales aren't allowed anywhere near the MMRs...for valid, technical reasons. Nothing more fun that waving that donky di...er...-70 around in the mag between the RCs. Nope. Nope. Yup. Nope... The Marine guards pitched a fit, but there was nothing they could do.

 

 

 

I never served on a bird farm. Been on a few. Hung out in the EOSs on '65 and '70 a few times when I called NAS Alameda pier 2 home.

 

 

Ah, an ELT, I see. I wanted CGN's out of power school, but they had decommed '36, '37, and '41 by the time I got to Great Lakes.

 

And actually, I know of other CVN's parked across the pier from us on both coasts who had CO's who shanghai'd Air Dept. into helping in the MMR's - there's usually enough time and distance to make things safe- plus, the grapes have valves down there for the JP5 innerbottom tanks and riser manifolds (but that's for another story).

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Ah, an ELT, I see. I wanted CGN's out of power school, but they had decommed '36, '37, and '41 by the time I got to Great Lakes.

 

And actually, I know of other CVN's parked across the pier from us on both coasts who had CO's who shanghai'd Air Dept. into helping in the MMR's - there's usually enough time and distance to make things safe- plus, the grapes have valves down there for the JP5 innerbottom tanks and riser manifolds (but that's for another story).

 

 

RO. 8201/9 Orlando, spent most of my time on -36, know my way around 593 and 637 boats, won't get lost on a 688 or a 68 CV. Had an 0-6 physically removed from my engine room at one point on shutdown watch.

 

 

Probably a good thing Rickover's spirit was still watching over me; ROs were pretty hard to touch in my day.

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Had an 0-6 physically removed from my engine room at one point on shutdown watch.

 

 

Probably a good thing Rickover's spirit was still watching over me; ROs were pretty hard to touch in my day.

 

I'll have to tell the story some time about hanging up on the CO while standing LD during a dual down and getting a LOC for it later. Provided you have a good CO (and I know cruiser CO's were *real* nukes), they knew to trust the nukes.

 

Now a bad CO, on the other hand... Whew, I have stories there too. '76 here, Plankowner, RE div.

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I'll have to tell the story some time about hanging up on the CO while standing LD during a dual down and getting a LOC for it later. Provided you have a good CO (and I know cruiser CO's were *real* nukes), they knew to trust the nukes.

 

Now a bad CO, on the other hand... Whew, I have stories there too. '76 here, Plankowner, RE div.

 

 

I trained a CV PCO on the panel once. Very, very smart, focused, asked great questions, listened carefully, and learned fast. Not sure what he flew, but overall one of the best officers I ever met.

 

 

Then there was the other kind...our (new) CO thought the nukes were going to work six day weeks. Pfft. Put us in communications blackout, then asked the ELTs to swipe for both peaks of the Mae West curve topside (I'm sure you call that something else now) and wouldn't tell us why, so we started a rumor that Seattle had been nuked.

 

 

 

We got in the plume from Chernobyl, but not too badly.

 

 

Ahh, the good old days. I really don't miss them; I have exactly the wrong personality for military service, but ended up in the one position where that really didn't matter.

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As a former RO on the Carl Vinson in her early days, I'd be awesome if they'd allow the carrier name to flow through to the comms. Then add the A-7 Corsair II and an S-3 and we'll have a 1980s carrier! Of course they'd need to add the IO to the maps and Gonzo Station to steam off.

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As a former RO on the Carl Vinson in her early days, I'd be awesome if they'd allow the carrier name to flow through to the comms. Then add the A-7 Corsair II and an S-3 and we'll have a 1980s carrier! Of course they'd need to add the IO to the maps and Gonzo Station to steam off.

 

 

You were probably on watch when I snuck down into the MMR/EOS to avoid the security alert back in Alameda. I had an escort, so it was okay.

 

 

Don't forget the E2s and SH3s. Can't have a wing without those!

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