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Discussion in 'Veteran's Forum' started by PromptCritical, May 19, 2004.


  1. PromptCritical

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    Any past or present Submariners here? Or Nukes for that matter?

    -PromptCritical
    Electrician's Mate (Nuclear)
    USS Helena (SSN-725)
     

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  2. M2 Carbine

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    In the late 50's my life long friend was on the Grampus (sp).

    He took me on a tour when the boat was in Little Creek, VA.

    Very impressive, but not for this Marine.:)

    He was offered Nukes but He didn't reenlist.
     

  3. Deep Blue

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    USS Pennsylvania (SSBN-735), '98-'02, as a Fire Control Technician. If it makes you feel any better, I failed out of Power School in '97 ;f .
     
  4. PromptCritical

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    Huh? A boomer weenie AND a coner? They'll let anyone on this board!;) Seriously, it's nice to know that I'm not the only bubblehead on this board.
     
  5. Chopperdog

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    Not a bubblehead, but I did fly in ASW aircraft.;)
     
  6. EUPHER49

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    Yup, I was a Nuke...Boomer and Attack SSBN-624 and SSN-639. RO

    Later licensed Control Room Operator at Three Mile Island Unit 2!!!! Not too many of us left!!!

    You new guys have it easy!!!!!!
     
  7. PromptCritical

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    As my Chief once told me, concerning a short trip he had on a 594: "Those guys said 'You City Boat sailors aren't even real Submariners, you aren't even afraid when you go underway!'"

    Well, I'll take my City Boat and it's plant anyday. It's faster, more powerful, and not that incomprehensible science fair project on the older boats. 152 days left...
     
  8. Hunterjbb

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    yep.. SSN698 - Fire control - 1981-1983.. Navy tried to get me to go to Nuke school.. no way.. at 17 the prospects of having to put in the hours needed for that school were not very appealing.. :)

    Jeff.
     
  9. Hunterjbb

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    yep.. SSN698 - Fire control - 1981-1983.. Navy tried to get me to go to Nuke school.. no way.. at 17 the prospects of having to put in the hours needed for that school were not very appealing.. :)

    Jeff.
     
  10. PromptCritical

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    Its good to hear from another one.

    As I am sure you were informed, the hours at nuke school were nothing compared to hours spent underway.
     
  11. EUPHER49

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    E still does equal emm cee squared doesn't it???
     
  12. PromptCritical

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    Yep, last time I checked...

    Why, have you been having problems keeping your reactor critical?;f
     
  13. Six2Life

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    I was just wondering, does anybody here know when propane tank season opens up???
     
  14. Sharkmeat

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    I served aboard the USS Arkansas (CGN-41) for five years. MM1, nine years total service. Now, disabled vet (40%), ex-postal worker ;9, working in the 'high-tech' field, and still don't know what I wanna be when I grow up ;g ...

    ;? -Sharkmeat
     
  15. PromptCritical

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    Yep. Year-Round, No bag limit. Ya gotta be carefull though: If only wounded, they may violently attack until they bleed out. In some places this is dangerous game hunting.
     
  16. PromptCritical

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    I am the S.N.O.B.

    Carry on.
     
  17. Smokin' Joe

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    Prompt,

    We may have to discuss the SNOB title, shipmate. . . .
     
  18. NCUrk

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    Bubbleheads...

    Sheesh!!!

    Just kidding. Worked with a bunch of great folks at Sub Base San Diego. Worked on Arco ARDM-5 89-92. Was silly enough to go out on a shake down once... You all can have it. I like the sun WAY to much:)
    Did get 45 days restriction and 45 days extra duty once. Thanks to the nuke Navy... You know that 55 gallon drum that sits amidships when in dock? Well people get really irritated when you knock it over with a 2 1/2 inch water hose;Q Honest mistake really!!! (But I promise I will NEVER do that again!!!!)
     
  19. PromptCritical

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    Smokin' Joe:

    The SNOB will now be listening. Just got back from sea.

    NCUrk:

    Didn't the magenta and yellow label catch your eye? BTW My boat was in the Arco about two years ago.

    96 days left...
     
  20. Squid.HM2

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    Been on a few subs,but it was more fun to put a electric razor up to the underwater mic from one of the targets..um i mean surface ships, funny how much it sounds like a Mk 45 in the water