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Thursday, July 31, 2008

Some Recent Videos I've Found And Liked

Have you ever dreamed of spending a couple of weeks in Diego Garcia? I know I haven't. But that's where both crews of the USS Florida (SSGN 728) are doing their crew swap; here's a video that talks about the arrival of the Gold Crew on DiGar:



Here in Idaho, we've got a challenger in the 1st District Congressional race, Walt Minnick, who not only cares about veterans, but is also one himself. (His opponent, Bill Sali, never got around to joining the military; he had other things to do during the 70s). Walt just released his first two campaign commercials; this one is my favorite:




Walt's other new biographical commercial is here.

Here's a video of the guys at SubGru SEVEN who are planning on climbing Mt. Fuji 4 times in one day:



The video got picked up for CNN I-Reports, where it has over 12,000 views to date.

Finally, here's a video my oldest son's biology class made about the Scope's Monkey Trial. It's really good:



My son is the one playing William Jennings Bryan. I don't think Bryan really flashed gang hand signs at the actual trial.

3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did you notice the Drug Dog sniffing the rows of sea bags! What is this, the 60's!

7/31/2008 9:43 AM

 
Anonymous PW said...

I was in Diego Garcia twice on one WestPac and thought it was great. The first time was for a 24 hours to (*intentionally left blank*) and while we were there the Navy Airdales invited us to a party... A high school friend was in that squadron and there were a lot of women in that squadron ready to see some new male faces.
The second time was for 10 days for some 'A' gang problems. The USNS Ajax and Spica were also there and full of women crewmembers also ready to see some new faces.
Who knew Diego Garcia would rival Olongapo, Phuket, and Perth for liberty ports.

PW

7/31/2008 1:36 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I also made a stop in DGAR. Cheap beer and $6 rooms gave us an opportunity to get off the boat and have a good time without spending a lot of money or time to get out on liberty. Plus, with the Brits in charge and no driving, you had to work REALLY hard to have a liberty incident (the COB and CO liked that). Most of the crew wanted to go back, but some sabre rattling in the region changed our schedule (d@mn!).

8/03/2008 10:03 AM

 

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