Saturday, June 18, 2016

CVN-76

PHILIPPINE SEA (March 17, 2007) - USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) steams alongside Japan Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF) ships JS Hamagiri (DD-155), JS Myoko (DDG 175), JS Haruna (DDH 141) and JS Yuugiri (DD 153) in preparation for a fueling at sea (FAS) evolution. Ronald Reagan Strike Group conducted a passing exercise (PASSEX) with the JMSDF as part of a deployment to support operations in the 7th Fleet area of responsibility. U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Spike Call (RELEASED)
The WSO used to be in Reagan's Air Wing, as did some friends of mine. I've been to sea on this ship, she's a beauty. Here's an older film clip from when she visited Vancouver a few years back. Very interesting.






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    1. At the time we're doing our duty, it's hard to believe that someday we'll miss it.

      A lot.

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    2. When you're that age, you have no idea what "someday" means. When you get old enough you learn, and find your eyes stinging at the thought of scampering around on that roof or manning up that helo. Neither of which I'd do today, even with a gun pointed at my head. Ah, humans! The aliens of the universe are very puzzled (and probably a bit frightened).

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    3. PrairieAdventure:

      If the aliens have been watching us for any length of time, they are very frightened indeed.

      Paul L. Quandt

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    4. And Shaun, what is this "scamper" you speak of?

      :)

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  2. Weird thought perhaps. Wonder if they are sailing over the wrecks from WW II? What are the thoughts of the surviving greatest generation? My late father would have had a hard time accepting Japan as an ally.

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    1. The wrecks from WWII are everywhere. Yesterday's enemy is today's ally.

      Nations have interests, not friends. (At least according to Sir Winston, and I can't say I disagree.)

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    2. Three of those cans are named after WWII IJN warships. A BB, a CA, and a DD. Cringeworthy in some respects but perhaps it's better to have the Divine Wind on our side.

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    3. Wonder how the Japanese felt about USS MIDWAY.

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  3. Y'all are aware of the video of the women of the USS Ronald Reagan posted on the tube of you. I would provide a link if I knew how to. Sudden thought ( engage brain before typing ), I'll duck over and get the URL and be right back.

    Paul

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    1. Oh yes, I know of this video. It's a personal favorite!

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    2. As you may have guessed, mine too.

      Paul

      PS: I must be getting better at the stop and search routine, for the post time stamped 2:38 PM ( 24 hour clock not available? ), I was only patted down, not a strip search with the " turn around, bend over and spread your cheeks" bit.

      Paul

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    3. Interesting. Very odd. I'm going to look into this.

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  4. Went to get the URL and found a ton, a whole sh*tpot full of great videos produced by our ( bored ) boys and girls ( when one gets to my/our? age, they look to be children, albeit doing men's and women's work extremely well ) Were I wearing a hat, it would be off to them for the jobs they do keeping this old fart safe.

    The URL, for those of you who may not already have it, is: "http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IsnIOhpc_8". If I've messed this up, you can always use your favorite search engine ( I loath the one that starts with a "g" and will not use it. ). Look for "Women of the USS Ronald Reagan".

    Paul

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