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Tuesday, December 27, 2005

USS Boise Supports Boise St.

Great article today in the local newspaper about the lengths a Boise native aboard USS Boise (SSN 764) has gone to demonstrate the boat's strong commitment to namesake support, just in time for tomorrow's BSU-Boston College game here in Boise:

"Lowe is the first native Boisean to serve aboard the USS Boise. Norfolk is the nuclear submarine's home port. Not only are most of the crew's non-New Englanders backing BSU in the game, he said, the Boise's mess (dining room) now has a BSU theme.
"The crew wanted to jazz it up," he said. "The green 'Great Outdoors' color scheme was replaced with a new blue one, and our Chief of the Boat suggested a BSU football theme to spark and inspire the crew."
"Lowe worked with BSU to get the materials. The result: a blue dining room with orange accents, BSU posters, a Liberty Bowl jersey, a team photo and plaque, a picture of the stadium and a Bronco helmet. Tony Wagster, the sub's supply chief, made a wooden cabinet to display the helmet on a swatch of blue turf. Blue curtains with Bronco logos complete the look.

"The submarine's hatch cover sports a Bronco logo. Some of the sailors have taken to wearing ball caps with "USS Boise" incorporated into the BSU logo."

BZ, MMC(SS) Lowe. I think that anything a crew can do to encourage support for the namesake is a good thing -- this support has a way of coming back to the boat in the form of cool stuff for the crew. The crew's support for the BSU Broncos didn't end in Crew's Mess, though; check out this picture from the article of the boat's diesel:

As you probably guessed, BSU's colors are blue and orange.


Anonymous Byron Audler said...

Or you could have a Florida Gator fan in deep cover:)

12/27/2005 9:22 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

love the colors of the diesel. when i was on san fran it was blue. named babe. on oly it was puke green. kemit.

12/27/2005 9:25 AM

Anonymous ex-ET nuke said...

On the Pintado, it was painted Hot Pink for a while, and named "Miss Behavin'", until the CO said to paint it Fairbanks-Morse red. The A-gangers kept a small square on each side of the blower casing pink, and painted the name in red letters.

12/27/2005 11:28 AM

Blogger half said...

Or you could have a Florida Gator fan in deep cover:)

Naw gater fans rarely join the Navy - they can't be seperated from their Massey Ferguson long enough to deploy.

12/28/2005 7:55 AM

Anonymous PromptCritical said...

On my boat it was painted blue with brass accents. I thought it looked pretty good in a Navy color diggitish sort of way. We didn't get no love from Montana. Our sponsoring city was Phoenix since thier boat had been decommed.

Long live the SNOB!

12/29/2005 2:48 PM


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