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Old 03-15-2009, 03:21 PM
 
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Former fast attack sailor here. Considering going on a boomer this time around. I was wondering what life was like on these things?

My understanding is they don't visit any port calls.
Each underway is about 90 days, followed by 90 days in port.
Each in port period is just like shore duty, work 7-5ish, then go home.

A lot roomier, etc.

Can anyone give some insight to help me make my decision?

Thanks in advance.
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Old 03-15-2009, 08:54 PM
 
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Former fast attack sailor here. Considering going on a boomer this time around. I was wondering what life was like on these things?

My understanding is they don't visit any port calls.
Each underway is about 90 days, followed by 90 days in port.
Each in port period is just like shore duty, work 7-5ish, then go home.

A lot roomier, etc.

Can anyone give some insight to help me make my decision?

Thanks in advance.
105 days followed by 105 days.

With a 5 to 10 day turn-over and refit between.

Very roomy!

Four stories tall, two football fields long, inside. and the same size crew.

And a big focus on being tax-free.

I did 17 patrols.
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