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any boomers out their?

Discussion in 'US Navy Forum' started by sksn, Dec 3, 2006.

  1. sksn

    sksn

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    penrose. co
    I served abord the USS Rhode Island (SSBN-740). I was wondering if there was any other bubble heads out there?
     

  2. sksn

    sksn

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    Nov 14, 2006
    penrose. co
    Thanks It's nice to know I am not the only one out there.
     
  3. coopal_131

    coopal_131

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    Nokarin Ka?
    There ain't no slack on a Fast Attack.
    There ain't no pride on a Trident ride.

    Both of my old boomers are now SSGNs. Man, I am getting old. :supergrin:
     
  4. EUPHER49

    EUPHER49

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    SEPA
    I originally had orders to the Adams Gold crew in 1970, ended up on Wilson Blue cuz they needed an RO.
     
  5. bubllehead

    bubllehead

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    Nov 5, 2006
    SSBN-654 patrol 77
    SSBN-729 patrol 18
    SSBN-736 newcon
    SSN-719
     
  6. seaswol

    seaswol NRA Life Member

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    Sep 10, 2006
    Red Neck Riviera
    SSN 676 USS Billfish
    SSBN 737 USS Kentucky(B)Plankowner
    Wish I could have done more time on SSNs. The final solution to the Cold War. My most memorable day was when the Berlin Wall was torn down.
    Chris
     
  7. ecestu

    ecestu

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    Jan 24, 2006
    GA
    SSBN 735 Blue
    USS Pennsylvania
    2000-2002
     
  8. GotGlock1917

    GotGlock1917 Lifetime Member

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    Central Arkansas
    USS Stonewall Jackson, SSBN 634(Blue) Jan. 1980 - Jul. 1984
     
  9. ajstrider

    ajstrider Silent Warrior

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    Apr 17, 2005
    Western Kentucky
    Boomers? Fast attack tough....
    SSN 719

    It is funny, I see another SSN 719 guy posting here, I will have to find out who that is.
     
  10. seaswol

    seaswol NRA Life Member

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    Sep 10, 2006
    Red Neck Riviera
    The USS San Francisco that recklessly ran into an undersea mountain is going to have her foward section removed. She had a fairly recent refueling. They will take the forward half of the decommisioned USS Honolulu and put the two halves together. Some have joiked that it will be called the USS Hono-Frisco:rofl: The Navy and Electric Boat, for years, have sectioned submarines into various forms from new fast boats (1960's) into the early boomers, the older boomers into spec ops boats etc... Seriously, it is a great tribute to how well the USS San Francisco survivied both due to the quality of engineering and the training of the crew to combat collisions. Terribly, there was one loss of life. Unfortunately most people only hear of the infrequent incidents rather than the major accomplishments of the "Silent Service" - so be it. All of us who served on all submarines, boomers, fast attack, NR1 and our DSRV's post WWII can be very proud that our service was the leading effort to end the cold war.

    "Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and hopefully Peace On Earth"

    Chris
     
  11. bfg1971

    bfg1971

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    Ewa Beach, HI
    NR-1
    SSN 703 USS Boston (Decom Crew)
    SSN 752 USS Pasadena
    SSBN 734 Gold USS Tennessee
    SSBN 742 Gold USS Wyoming
     
  12. goldshellback

    goldshellback

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    Mar 16, 2007
    Mayberry, GA
    SSN 717 Olympia - 3 WESTPAC's
    SSBN 739 Neberaska (G) 2 Patrols
    SSBN 740 Rhode Island (G) 6 Patrols

    First boat Fast Boat and never really got used to the Boomer
    state of mind, but just can't beat the deployment sked.

    For you younger squids that were lucky enough to stand a few topside
    mid-watches and love to play HALO...check out the film shorts
    at tubedaze.com Funny Stuff!
     
  13. maddog2020

    maddog2020

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    Mar 18, 2007
    Camden County, Ga
    SSBN-655 (Henry L. Stimpson)
    SSN-660 (Sandlance)
    SSN-674 (Trepang)
    SSBN-634 (Stonewall Jackson)
    SSBN-734 (Tennessee)
    SSN-714 (Norfolk)

    3 of each, enjoyed both but for different reasons