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Old 12-20-2007, 12:41 PM
 
Location: God's Country, Maine
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Old 12-20-2007, 12:45 PM
 
Location: On the water in Maine =)
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THAT is SO awesome!!

And so Maine.
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Old 12-20-2007, 03:10 PM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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Cool!

I am sure that the USS Greeneville crew will enjoy themselves.
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Old 12-20-2007, 06:53 PM
 
Location: Arlington Virginia
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Thanks for the post. The guys that work on those boats are the cream of the crop. I know they will be happy there and a credit to the Navy and the community where they will be staying.

Serendipity, when I worked for their company, installing stuff for sea trials, I enjoyed the very best "Christmas on the road" when the Portsmouth 707 was stationed in a frozen river place in Connecticut. Christmas day, I was working back in the machinery space and was invited to join those on board for the best Christmas dinner ever

And the article also mentions Pittsburgh 720 which was also one of "my boats." Thanks for posting this story which brings many good memories.
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Old 12-20-2007, 07:00 PM
 
Location: God's Country, Maine
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Thought you sub mariners would like that. Maine hospitality at it's best!
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Old 12-20-2007, 07:14 PM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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Thanks for the post. The guys that work on those boats are the cream of the crop. ...
What?

No, Bubbleheads are stupid. Living underwater for months at a time, with no sunlight. Book worms, with thick glasses, and snow-white pasty skin.

They think they are so smart, many of them ace IQ tests.

Dining on the most expensive foods available. In fact they spend more money on food per sailor than any other service spends.

Security clearances so tight, you would never know where they have been.

Spending all of their time underwater Hah, they pull into secret hidden underwater ports located underneath our harbors, and they go out with hookers, while their wives all think they are 'working' out there under the ocean somewhere. We know what they are really doing.

LOL

If you want to see the 'cream of the crop' go check out a retired submariner.

Retired submariners now they are smart, they are sexy, they are the real cream of the crop, virile and manly.

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Old 12-20-2007, 07:25 PM
 
Location: God's Country, Maine
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I had a top secret clearance and we still needed a temporary upgrade to wire the DIA in the Pentagon with armed Marines. The Navy just wasn't my thing.
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Old 12-21-2007, 03:58 PM
 
Location: Arlington Virginia
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...No, Bubbleheads are stupid. Living underwater for months at a time, with no sunlight... ...Dining on the most expensive foods available. In fact they spend more money on food per sailor than any other service spends... <other quality information left out> ...
Hey, what about steel beach picnics and "Friday pizza night" btw, the Christmas dinner I wrote about included cornish game hens, mashed potatos, vegetables, gravy, hot rolls and a magnificent home made cake, plus lots of fun and fellowship among the small group that were otherwise stuck there because they couldn't go "home" Not too shabby...
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Old 12-21-2007, 04:14 PM
 
Location: God's Country, Maine
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I grew up in the Navy. By far, they always seemed to have the best chow.
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Old 12-21-2007, 04:41 PM
 
Location: Northern Maine
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An Army helicopter gun ship team landed at our base due to weather in the Mekong Delta. They started to break out some C-Rats. We asked why they didn't just go to the chow hall. Chow hall? We led the way to our crew chow hall and the Army helicopter crews were flabbergasted. We had surf & turf with real steak, real cold milk and fresh strawberry pie for dessert. They were just amazed. They had not seen fresh food for months. When we got the chance we did eat well, even in Vietnam.

Some 37 years ago I was involved with a complicated operation for several days in the Mekong Delta. When my crew got back we turned in out heavy weapons and I headed for a shower. As I crossed behind the maintenance shelter I smelled turkey stuffing. I hung a left and went into the chow hall. Everybody had already eaten, but they kept leftovers for late arrivals. I figured with the fresh turkey and all the trimmings some VIP visitors must have been there.

"What's the occasion?" I asked. The cook seemed surprised, looked at this muddy and tired pilot and said, "It's Christmas."

Merry Christmas to everybody on these Maine pages.
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