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SquirrelyPSU
May 27, 2003


There's no way in hell I would have lasted anywhere near FC-A for 2 years. In and out in 4 months and that was more than long enough.

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M_Gargantua
Oct 16, 2006

STOMP'N ON INTO THE POWERLINES

Exciting Lemon

SquirrelyPSU posted:

There's no way in hell I would have lasted anywhere near FC-A for 2 years. In and out in 4 months and that was more than long enough.

We found the root cause for a lot of their issues!

SquirrelyPSU
May 27, 2003


M_Gargantua posted:

We found the root cause for a lot of their issues!

I'm recounting the dumb poo poo that I did in that time and good lord man.

1) Left a bar in North Chicago wandering back with someone else and a very nice police officer escorted us back to base without consequence.
2) Got on the wrong train out of TSC and ended up Kenosha with a GM buddy of mine. With no plan, walked into a dive bar, endeared ourself to the local populace and never paid for a drink again.
3) Didn't realize last call in Chicago was 4AM.
4) Carried a dude twice my size back from a Super Bowl Party at a Steelers (Seahawks) bar in Wrigleyville. Poured him into the cab, talked my way through the gate guard.

There are another 10 things easily. I finished all of the CBT stuff 2 months early, had second pick of orders and then first pick out of C-School.

My second Good Conduct Award is one of my cherished possessions.

lightpole
Jun 4, 2004
I think that MBAs are useful, in case you are looking for an answer to the question of "Is lightpole a total fucking idiot".
For the Gaza port, the Army's 7th Transportation Brigade will send 2 LSVs and 3 LCUs, which will take 30 days to get there, with a MARAD LMSR to do all the really heavy lifting.

A lot of this is really dumb since they've been trying to get rid of their vessels and this capability, and the expeditionary support docks are laid up due to phase down with that initiative.

MarcusSA
Sep 23, 2007

quote:

Navy Fires Commander of USS Ohio -- 3rd Submarine Skipper Relieved in 7 Months

The Navy fired the commander of one of its guided missile submarines on Monday -- the third submarine firing in the last seven months -- according to a press release on Wednesday.

The commanding officer of the USS Ohio sub's gold crew -- Capt. Kurt Balagna -- was relieved by Rear Adm. Nicholas Tilbrook, the commander of Submarine Group 9, "due to a loss of confidence in his ability to command," the Navy said.

Balagna appears to be the third Navy commander relieved this year. However, since last September, Navy leaders have fired the skippers of the USS Georgia and USS Alabama as well. Navy officials have previously said that in 2023, the service relieved 15 commanding officers.


A Navy official told Military.com that the relief was "related to conduct rather than performance"

Mr. Bad Guy
Jun 28, 2006
DUI or hosed a Crew Member, get your votes in now!

Crab Dad
Dec 28, 2002

behold i have tempered and refined thee, but not as silver; as CRAB


Mr. Bad Guy posted:

DUI or hosed a Crew Member, get your votes in now!

Not sure whatís worse for different reasons.

Dr. Fraiser Chain
May 18, 2004

Redlining my shit posting machine


Porque no los dos?

Grip it and rip it
Apr 28, 2020

Crab Dad posted:

Not sure whatís worse for different reasons.

On a submarine it's definitely loving a member of the crew. That kind of power disparity playing out on intensely isolated deployments would be a real problem. Its also such a facially stupid move that my bet is on DUI for why they were relieved

Mr. Bad Guy
Jun 28, 2006
I've become the victim of a master-level troll. The classic "left my NIPR account unattended" e-mail, but with a genius twist. The recipient of the email is a GM1 that was on the Champlain with me for a deployment and decommissioning.

Here's the email:

quote:

[GM1's First Name],

Just wanted to reach out and let you know how much our friendship means to me. You and I coming from the same command and being together again gives me that brotherhood I have always wanted. This motivates me to perform sooooooo much more. I donít mean to be weird, I just want to let you know you have a special place in my heart.

Yours and always.

[My Full Name]"

He only found out it was a prank email when he told me how much it made his day, and I had no idea wtf he was talking about. Incredible troll.

All that stuff is true, too. Except for me performing more. I think that was the only thing that gave him pause.

Wingnut Ninja
Jan 11, 2003

Mostly Harmless

Mr. Bad Guy posted:

I've become the victim of a master-level troll. The classic "left my NIPR account unattended" e-mail, but with a genius twist. The recipient of the email is a GM1 that was on the Champlain with me for a deployment and decommissioning.

Here's the email:

He only found out it was a prank email when he told me how much it made his day, and I had no idea wtf he was talking about. Incredible troll.

All that stuff is true, too. Except for me performing more. I think that was the only thing that gave him pause.

Hah. The most wholesome prank email.

Best one I've seen was back when you could email NMCI helpdesk to change your GAL title. One guy was listed as "Command Morale Officer" for a few weeks before he noticed.

FrozenVent
May 1, 2009

The Boeing 737-200QC is the undisputed workhorse of the skies.
Couple job back the go to prank was to send the VP of HR the filthiest love letter you could come up with. poo poo was amazing.

Crab Dad
Dec 28, 2002

behold i have tempered and refined thee, but not as silver; as CRAB


https://imgur.com/a/YRg1rJG

Without a doubt the best feeling thing Iíve done for another sailor.

A.o.D.
Jan 15, 2006

The Suffering of the Succotash.

Crab Dad posted:

https://imgur.com/a/YRg1rJG

Without a doubt the best feeling thing Iíve done for another sailor.

Good on both of ya.

PneumonicBook
Sep 26, 2007

Do you like our owl?



Ultra Carp

Crab Dad posted:

https://imgur.com/a/YRg1rJG

Without a doubt the best feeling thing Iíve done for another sailor.

Ah you must not hang out in fan rooms much.

jk good job crabdad

Elviscat
Jan 1, 2008

Well don't you know I'm caught in a trap?

Aww, gently caress yeah.

That STS2 is a good dude besides the heroic deeds too, glad to see him get that recognition, that'll be a big career driver for him at this point too.

Deus Ex Macklemore
Jul 2, 2004


Zelensky's Zealots

Crab Dad posted:

https://imgur.com/a/YRg1rJG

Without a doubt the best feeling thing I’ve done for another sailor.

You aren't going to make Chief with an attitude like that

For real though, great job to both of you

SquirrelyPSU
May 27, 2003


Crab Dad posted:

https://imgur.com/a/YRg1rJG

Without a doubt the best feeling thing Iíve done for another sailor.

Way to get it done.

ded
Oct 27, 2005

Kooler than Jesus

Crab Dad posted:

https://imgur.com/a/YRg1rJG

Without a doubt the best feeling thing Iíve done for another sailor.

you actually shipmated him


and not in a buddy fucker way

piL
Sep 20, 2007
(__|\\\\)
Taco Defender

Crab Dad posted:

https://imgur.com/a/YRg1rJG

Without a doubt the best feeling thing I’ve done for another sailor.

Hell yeah :buddy:

orange juche
Mar 14, 2012



Crab Dad posted:

https://imgur.com/a/YRg1rJG

Without a doubt the best feeling thing Iíve done for another sailor.

Hell yes this owns, the system works, sometimes!

Mr. Nice!
Oct 13, 2005

c-spam cannot afford



Holy poo poo he got a comm in the end. Everyone is going to want to know how a loving E-5 got a comm.


Good job, crabdad. Youíre a good egg.

Nystral
Feb 6, 2002

Every man likes a pretty girl with him at a skeleton dance.
While this likely helps him move to E6 will carry over to E7 and E8 promotions as well?

The Valley Stared
Nov 4, 2009
This will likely help him make E-6, but not after that as awards are typically looked at for that particular cycle. Not as an overall for your whole career.

Good work on helping this sailor get recognized, Crab Dad.

Mr. Nice!
Oct 13, 2005

c-spam cannot afford



I think the chiefís board is going to notice that a sailor got a comm as an E5 even if awards donít count for points on the test. Every board that looks at them is going to recognize it.

Grip it and rip it
Apr 28, 2020
Oh great, a coner got a Comm for some poo poo they did off the boat unrelated to ship's readiness. Great.

lol just kidding nice work crabdad yall deserve the recognition. Weird to see all this shake out the way its supposed to.

King of Bees
Dec 28, 2012
Gravy Boat 2k
You're doing this all wrong crab dad. You rise to master chief on the wings of the blue falcon. You should've put yourself in for a bronze star w valor and just told the guy you routed his paperwork and it's held up somewhere in the chain. That's the kind of moxie senior leadership knows and respects.

Crab Dad
Dec 28, 2002

behold i have tempered and refined thee, but not as silver; as CRAB


King of Bees posted:

You're doing this all wrong crab dad. You rise to master chief on the wings of the blue falcon. You should've put yourself in for a bronze star w valor and just told the guy you routed his paperwork and it's held up somewhere in the chain. That's the kind of moxie senior leadership knows and respects.

How do you know thatís not my next step?
J/K however I am forwarding the original letter and outcome to my chain of command now. I was terrified that the sailor might not be recognized and I would be and I would have felt like a heel. But now that he got the best result possible Iíll look to myself now.

Solid LOA material for me to add to the stack!

M_Gargantua
Oct 16, 2006

STOMP'N ON INTO THE POWERLINES

Exciting Lemon
Ahh I see your play here: He got a COM, with you being the senior guy on scene so by extension you also need a COM, if not an MSM. This is how you play 5D chess, you are a master of the art good sir.

Elviscat
Jan 1, 2008

Well don't you know I'm caught in a trap?

I dunno what got the 22's CO confined to being a yard officer, but I had a really good impression of him when I left, seems to give a poo poo about the crew.

maffew buildings
Apr 29, 2009

too dumb to be probated; not too dumb to be autobanned

Crab Dad posted:

https://imgur.com/a/YRg1rJG

Without a doubt the best feeling thing Iíve done for another sailor.

mine was when you asked for mahu at a restaurant in Hawaii on my recommendation

jokes aside good loving work man, this is great

Crab Dad
Dec 28, 2002

behold i have tempered and refined thee, but not as silver; as CRAB


Elviscat posted:

I dunno what got the 22's CO confined to being a yard officer, but I had a really good impression of him when I left, seems to give a poo poo about the crew.

Yeah he awarded roughly 40 NAMís to the crew and today he is handing over the ship to his replacement.
The crew seemed to really like him. See what happens with the new CO.

Also the mahu story is used as an example for me telling younger sailors to never trust other sailors with information you can just google first.

M_Gargantua
Oct 16, 2006

STOMP'N ON INTO THE POWERLINES

Exciting Lemon

Elviscat posted:

I dunno what got the 22's CO confined to being a yard officer, but I had a really good impression of him when I left, seems to give a poo poo about the crew.

Sometimes maybe you'd want to put a good CO into a yard to try to save morale during a normally decimating period of a ships crew turnover cycle?

Elviscat
Jan 1, 2008

Well don't you know I'm caught in a trap?

M_Gargantua posted:

Sometimes maybe you'd want to put a good CO into a yard to try to save morale during a normally decimating period of a ships crew turnover cycle?

I mean, yeah you would, but I think it's generally the mark of death for an officer's career. I could be wrong on that, I never payed much attention to the O games.

Crab Dad posted:

Yeah he awarded roughly 40 NAM’s to the crew and today he is handing over the ship to his replacement.
The crew seemed to really like him. See what happens with the new CO.

That's good, because his interim predecessor, straight up blamed the crew for the collision which is loving bullshit.

"Sometimes bad things happen to good boats, that's not the case here"

Is not something you need to say to a traumatized crew, after the individuals responsible for the incident have already been removed. Still makes my loving blood boil.

Current skipper, OTOH, came in at 4AM to bring us fresh homemade cinnamon rolls for a RX cooldown brief :3:

M_Gargantua
Oct 16, 2006

STOMP'N ON INTO THE POWERLINES

Exciting Lemon

Elviscat posted:

Current skipper, OTOH, came in at 4AM to bring us fresh homemade cinnamon rolls for a RX cooldown brief :3:

Remember folks, nukes lives are such lovely conditions that even the merest tease of thoughtful concern works wonders for your engineering departments opinion of you.

Deus Ex Macklemore
Jul 2, 2004


Zelensky's Zealots
I thought that's what the huge re-up bonuses were for

The Valley Stared
Nov 4, 2009
Yes, as an officer, if you are Detached For Cause that is the death of your career. Even if it's overturned, you then have to go through the effort of getting the paperwork removed from your record.

The Navy's removed several COs in the last few months. I just saw that a SEAL CO was relieved, a Commodore was relieved a few months back, then you had the Cruiser CO. That's just three off the top of my head. Never mind the Submarine COs we've been discussing in the tread.

Grip it and rip it
Apr 28, 2020

Deus Ex Macklemore posted:

I thought that's what the huge re-up bonuses were for

Nah re-up bonuses just give a number for how much extra you're earning vs. how much extra you work. We did the math a couple times while getting underway and realized that we were making less than a dollar extra per hour worked due to how much extra poo poo nukes have to do compared to conventional sailors. IIRC this assumed that as a sailor, you would participate in at least 1 mmp or drydocking period and was based on the experience of a submariner.

Deus Ex Macklemore
Jul 2, 2004


Zelensky's Zealots

Grip it and rip it posted:

Nah re-up bonuses just give a number for how much extra you're earning vs. how much extra you work. We did the math a couple times while getting underway and realized that we were making less than a dollar extra per hour worked due to how much extra poo poo nukes have to do compared to conventional sailors. IIRC this assumed that as a sailor, you would participate in at least 1 mmp or drydocking period and was based on the experience of a submariner.

Choose your rate, choose your fate Nu Nu.


But seriously, I could not have gotten through power school as a young, alcoholic dipshit so I have some respect for all you science hippies that did.

That said, it did suck to hear repeatedly how much dumber us coners were. I did feel bad watching you guys hook up shore power while we were going on liberty. So being dumb has it's advantages.

One of my best friends on Augusta was a nuke that had the worst military bearing I've ever seen. He was a great guy. He used to write poo poo on the TP rolls in middle level head, all negative about nukes, but full of misspellings. It was hilarious.

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Jimmy4400nav
Apr 1, 2011

Ambassador to Moonlandia

Crab Dad posted:

https://imgur.com/a/YRg1rJG

Without a doubt the best feeling thing Iíve done for another sailor.

Hell yeah, good on ya, Crabdad, for helping that sailor out!


The Valley Stared posted:

Yes, as an officer, if you are Detached For Cause that is the death of your career. Even if it's overturned, you then have to go through the effort of getting the paperwork removed from your record.

The Navy's removed several COs in the last few months. I just saw that a SEAL CO was relieved, a Commodore was relieved a few months back, then you had the Cruiser CO. That's just three off the top of my head. Never mind the Submarine COs we've been discussing in the tread.

At least with the Seal CO and the two sub-skippers, all three got the boot for DWI/DUIs.

This could have been avoided if the admirals asked them what their weekend liberty plan was!

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