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PostSubject: Re: Our Military at Work   Mon Feb 10, 2014 5:17 pm

Nothing like night time well deck ops to get the adrenalin pumping

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PostSubject: Re: Our Military at Work   Mon Feb 10, 2014 5:51 pm

My dad got his flight training in the 1930's, flying biplanes off of Pensacola Bay.

He was stationed on the USS Pennsylvania and they had a catapult on the port bow of that flagship. He would be catapulted off the ship, scout for subs or other ships, and land in the water. The Pennsy would pull up to his plane, lower a hook off a boom and he would slip the hook into an eye on the plane and it would be winched back up onto the ship.

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PostSubject: Re: Our Military at Work   Tue Feb 11, 2014 10:17 am

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My dad got his flight training in the 1930's, flying biplanes off of Pensacola Bay.

He was stationed on the USS Pennsylvania and they had a catapult on the port bow of that flagship.  He would be catapulted off the ship, scout for subs or other ships, and land in the water.  The Pennsy would pull up to his plane, lower a hook off a boom and he would slip the hook into an eye on the plane and it would be winched back up onto the ship.  

Had to have steel cajones to do that!

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PostSubject: Re: Our Military at Work   Tue Feb 11, 2014 3:05 pm

Wow, that is awesome, E. 

I live sort of near Ft Wainwright and there are often tanks and whatnot rolling around on the public roads here. I always cringe when it's -40 (or something horrible) and I see a tank... I cannot even imagine how cold the poor turret gunner is. They travel at a pretty good clip on the pavement, so... shoot, I don't even know what the wind chill is for -40 with 30 to 40 MPH winds, but all I can say is screw that!
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PostSubject: Re: Our Military at Work   Tue Feb 11, 2014 3:13 pm

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I just saw PENNSYLVANIA on that plane!  Hell, it might have been the one he flew. (It's not like they had room for spares or anything.)

He once told me that quite a few aviators lost fingers or hands when their body parts got between the hook and that eye in rolling seas.

Ouch!

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PostSubject: Re: Our Military at Work   Tue Feb 11, 2014 3:32 pm

WOW, that is unbelievable... crazy.
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PostSubject: Re: Our Military at Work   Thu Feb 13, 2014 4:20 pm

Taliban suppository "ON THE WAY"

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PostSubject: Re: Our Military at Work   Thu Feb 20, 2014 12:34 pm

I'll bet it got kinda stuffy inside that wrapped box.

The look on that girl's face is priceless.

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PostSubject: Re: Our Military at Work   Wed Feb 26, 2014 12:25 pm


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PostSubject: Re: Our Military at Work   Fri Feb 28, 2014 12:25 pm

Good riddance Afghanistan.


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PostSubject: Re: Our Military at Work   Wed Oct 08, 2014 7:55 am

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Always amazing to see the refueling in midflight...
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PostSubject: Re: Our Military at Work   Mon Jan 12, 2015 4:34 pm

Just another day at the office









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PostSubject: Re: Our Military at Work   Mon Jan 12, 2015 5:23 pm

And folks find a way to grill, even on a submarine...


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PostSubject: Re: Our Military at Work   Tue Jan 13, 2015 1:40 pm

We had 2 swim calls in my 7 yrs on subs.. NO BBQs.. :-(( it's fun diving off of the top if the sail, going under the sub, and coming up on the other side.. It's a lot harder than going from one end of the pool to the other and back all under water.. Figure it's about 30' deep and 30' across..
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