Saturday, March 17, 2018

Might Be a Busy Weekend

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Blogging might be sparse this weekend.

The Nuke is coming into town for the commissioning of USS Colorado (SSN 788) and she's bringing The Missus Herself home with her. (Who has been down Virginia way helping The Nuke move into her new place.)

So as I write this, Friday evening, I'm about to head over to the local air patch to pick them up. Then we'll probably have a nice meal, perhaps watch a film, then off to bed as we need to be over at Naval Submarine Base New London NLT 1130 Saturday. Which should be today as you read this, unless you're at some indeterminate time in the future.

So, I expect to have a nice post from the commissioning but not right away, you might have to talk amongst yourselves and read those folks on the sidebar. I find them most entertaining and educational.

Here's hoping the weather isn't like this -

U.S. Navy photo by John Narewski 
That's the lead ship in the class, USS Virginia (SSN 774) over in New London a few years back. No, the boats are not normally covered in snow.

See you soon...



16 comments:

  1. We're looking forward to reading your report.

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    1. Getting ready to head out right now.

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  2. Well, they're normally covered in MELTED snow.

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  3. Have fun! Take lots of good pictures! Don’t stay out too late.

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    1. We're back and thawed out. It was a good time.

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  4. Keep this going please, great job!

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  5. Have fun, travel safely.

    Thanks for the post.
    Paul L. Quandt

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    1. Travel was accomplished without mishap, fun was had!

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  6. What depths does a sub have to go before it's cold enough to snow? Happy St. Patrick's day!

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    1. That's probably a classified number Proof.

      Sláinte!

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  7. That boat has to have a shamrock painted on her somewhere!

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  8. Man, I really wanted to become either a nuke (1st choice) or sonar tech on a sub. Dad was career Navy and I'd heard many stories about superior Navy electronic tech training. It turned out I had severe enough hearing loss at 23 that I required a waiver to enlist at all. The Navy had met its recruiting requirements for the year (or whatever period it was), but the Air Force hadn't. I'd known two 'coners' and the job sounded right up my alley, but nuke school seemed better for a post-military career. Was I ever wrong! Radio/telecom turned out pretty well.

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    1. Lots of slots in the radio/telecom fields. Glad things worked out for you Larry!

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