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Friday, May 13, 2005

Plan of the Week(end)

Sub-blogging will be light for the next few days; I'm off to the land of the dial-up Internet connection (Malcolm, Nebraska) for a memorial service for my grandfather. In the meantime, feel free to use the comments to discuss the latest base closing news, including:
Where will Sub School be going?
Will Subase New London even be on the list that goes to the President?
If it is, will that be the straw that sinks the whole list?
If the base closes, what'll happen to the Sub Force Museum (and the Nautilus)?
Was the complete incompetence of the Subase NLON Housing Office part of a plan to make Sailors want to see Groton closed?

Going deep...


Blogger WillyShake said...

My condolances regarding your grandfather's passing. Have a safe trip.

Thanks for posting about the BRAC stuff--I probably should put up a link or something, even though I am reluctant to get into this topic when emotions are running so high....that, and the fact that I'm completely unqualified to comment.

I like the humor you inserted into it--the NLON Housing office probably did sink it for them! No more "Suisse Chalet" or whatever in God's name that horrendous place was called.

5/14/2005 9:50 AM

Anonymous RM1(SS) (ret) said...

What was wrong with the Housing office? Only problem we had with them was when they horribly misjudged the length of time we would have to wait - told us it would be around three months, IIRC, but it was only two weeks. That was seven years ago, though, so I suppose they may have gotten worse since then....

5/15/2005 6:39 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry to hear about your grandfather.

Definitely agree with you on the housing office!

--- XO's wife

5/17/2005 11:55 AM

Blogger Eagle1 said...

Sorry to hear about your grandfather. Hope your trip is safe.

5/17/2005 3:14 PM

Blogger Bubblehead said...

Thanks for all the comments and E-mails about my grandfather; the memorial service was nice -- I enjoy the ones where the person has lived a full life much more that ones for people who were cut down without having accomplished all they could.
As far as the Housing Office in Groton goes, they were by far the worst of the ones I worked with from the aspect of being able to plan ahead; rm1(ss) (ret) illustrates nicely a point that doesn't seem bad on the surface, but demonstrates the problem they ha(d)ve -- a complete inability to plan. Units would be vacated, and then the maintenance office would have them cleaned/repaired. It seems like it would have been easy for the maintenance office to tell the assignment office which units they expected to have cleaned in a given week, and the housing office could make projections off of that. I specifically asked them if they could do that, and they said they couldn't. Not because they didn't want to possibly mislead a few people into thinking they might get houses earlier, but because they were incapable of coordinating anything. They were, and probably still are, idiots.

5/17/2005 9:38 PM


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