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Saturday, August 21, 2010

Navy Week Boise

Boise is having its first ever Navy Week from August 20-29 in conjunction with the Western Idaho Fair. Here's a web page with a lot of links, and here's a picture of Idaho Governor "Butch" Otter officially declaring the beginning of Navy Week.

Unfortunately, I won't be around to participate much, since it's that time of year again when parents take their kids off to college. Expect light posting, so feel free to discuss pretty much anything you want in the comments. Meanwhile, here's a picture of USS Boise (SSN 764) getting supplies from a helicopter from back in 2005:


Anonymous L-T said...

I have it on good authority that those weren't supplies. Or at least not the normal supplies get while underway....

8/22/2010 1:39 AM

Anonymous Someone's "Kid" said...

Why do parents feel the need to take their kids to college? It's embarrasing. After all, as an adult, if I am smart enough to go to college, I should be smart enough to get there myself.

8/22/2010 8:44 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

i had the distinct pleasure of visiting this boat back in the late 90's a few times. don't know if it was just this boat but the weapons' shipping hatch was for E-7 and above. never knew that existed in the submarine force with me being from Groton.

8/22/2010 11:20 AM

Anonymous 3383 said...


It's for the parents, not the kids.

8/22/2010 7:42 PM

Blogger Bubblehead said...

@ Someone's "Kid" - When the kid in question doesn't have his own car, it's kind of mandatory.

8/22/2010 10:38 PM

Blogger SJV said...

Perhaps after a six year hitch in the submarine force, you could have your own car. That's what I did, and never once did my parents drop me off at college. Your embarrassment shows your immaturity. Not necessarily a bad thing, but when you are truly on your own, you won't feel that way. you will come to appreciate them for who they are and what they've done for you.

8/23/2010 5:31 AM

Anonymous Jim Armstrong said...

No one ever had to drop me off at college, either!
Of course, there's the fact I never WENT to college to begin with...

8/23/2010 11:54 AM

Anonymous pc assclown said...

I’ll take advantage of Joel’s “Open Comments” invitation to do a little skimmer bashing…

My local PBS station has been re-broadcasting the Carrier series. Jets launching and being recovered from the flight deck is really cool. And although the series seems just as interesting the second time around, the way the bird-farm skimmer pukes go about their day-to-day stuff gets harder to swallow when watching the second time. For example:
1. The Command Master Chief is a total lifer skimmer asshole prick jerk.
2. The fliers were arrogant jackasses to everyone except the enlisted females.
3. The work environment sucks. Hot, humid, smelly, and noisy.
4. Living on a carrier must be somewhat like living in Detroit’s inner city.
5. Women trying (and failing) to do real men’s work.
6. People falling (or being thrown) overboard.

The program helps to remind me of three things:
1. I’m glad I did submarines.
2. I’m glad I did the Navy rather than the other branches
3. All in all, the Navy really sucks

8/23/2010 12:17 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh how the food sucks on a carrier. Standing in line for what seemed like forever for a stupid shoe leather tough steak was the pits.

8/23/2010 3:32 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

It takes a whole week to take your kid to college? If it takes that long to drive, just stick them on a plane. If you are staying more than an hour to unload stuff, there is a term for you: Helicopter Parent. Stop hovering over your kids and let them grow up. Do you call there professors and complain about the grades they were given too?

8/23/2010 3:45 PM

Anonymous MentalJim said...

Usually when I am about to post something negative about Joel, I stop. I now he can take it and if he really was upset he could just delete your post, but do you act that way when a friend invites you over to their house? If you are going to toss around insults at least put your name behind them.

8/23/2010 4:12 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Another Navy CO (#13 for 2010) gets flushed, this time a female for too much boy time. The previous skimmer fired recently liked his boys trim and recruiting poster material. How in the world did Capt. Bligh get away with her incompetent BS and did it on two sea going commands before getting flushed to shore duty and an admin board? Stranger than fiction.

8/23/2010 4:39 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

you got a link to this news event?

8/23/2010 6:03 PM

Anonymous ssnret said...

I saw this before coming in here.

8/23/2010 7:14 PM

Anonymous YNC(SS), USN, Retired said...


If I recall correctly you have one going to BYU. Just for you I mowed the lawn today, in case you decided to drive through West Jordan, utah. I didn't want you to get a bad impression. Good on you making sure your kid got to school. I have one kid and would do the same thing. She has decided she wants to go back to school; but to Evergreen State in Washington starting in January.

8/23/2010 9:34 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Another Navy CO (#13 for 2010) gets flushed, this time a female for too much boy time.

That lady looks like a dude . . .

8/23/2010 9:51 PM

Blogger Bubblehead said...

No, it only takes three days to take the kid to college (plus visit friends in the Provo area), but I work 13 hour days during the rest of the week, hence the light posting.

8/23/2010 10:38 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

L-T is right. My husband is the one that is looking up at the helo, and no, they were not normal supplies, but they were much appreciated from what I understand.

8/24/2010 5:26 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mary Ann of Gilligan's Island she was not.

Looking at her photo, I'd estimate that her inappropriate relationships were of the lesbo-dyke kind.

I picked Ms. Mexico as the Miss Universe winner when there were still fifteen to go, so I'd say I have a bit of a knack for making these estimations.

8/24/2010 11:10 AM

Blogger Vigilis said...

(1) 2005/2002? Regarding the "package":
28 May 2002 - “Nightdippers” of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Five (HS-5) lower a package from their SH-60F “Seahawk” to the sail of USS Boise (SSN-764). Boise was attached to the Kennedy Battle Group conducting combat missions in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

I know better than to ask for or believe a response, but my only guess would be a medical supply rather than spare part!

(2) Regarding 13 COs fired this year. There has been a solution proposed that makes so much sense it may just be relegated to the mothball fleet.

8/24/2010 3:26 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nope, actually it was a morale package.

8/24/2010 3:41 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Nope, actually it was a morale package."

Inflatable sheep and velcro gloves?

8/24/2010 5:25 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hopefully it was porn. Nothing improves morale like a new supply of porn, especially teen and foreign porn!

Did everyone have porn lokers on thier boats? I know some of you guys didn't look at, so you can keep lying if you want just to look good for the wives.

8/24/2010 5:39 PM

Blogger Old Salt said...

Our SKC transferred on ustafish, and I inherited his rack. I knew he was a porn hound, but wow, his bedpan was full to the top for 1/2 the rack. My next duty day, I played porn fairy, and put 5-10 magazines under every Chief's pillow.

8/24/2010 8:15 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'd heard there were fairies on some of the boats, Old Salt, but you are actually the first I've ever seen admit to it on this blog.


8/24/2010 8:38 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Our COB was a bible thumper so we used to put gay porn on his rack, maybe a new magazine every few days.

The the light came on, why was there so much gay porn on the boat and who brings it on? Some of that stuff is pretty expensive. The European stuff is really up there, but at least the chicks are hot.

It's just like halfway night and the beuty contest. What made guys bring all the lingerie onboard? Don't get me wrong, some of the guys were pretty hot, especially a little asian QM3 we had...I still think about him!

8/24/2010 9:54 PM

Blogger Dave in St. Louis said...

Ah, the porn cache...

Somehow or other, I ended up as the primary custodian of porn tapes aboard my submarine. The GOATS used to come and wake me up when they wanted to watch a movie. Needless to say, this worked to my advantage.

However, the COB caught the regular enlisted with some of my tapes one time and they got confiscated for the rest of the patrol. They got them back (and returned them to ME) at the end of patrol.

8/25/2010 2:07 PM

Blogger Old Salt said...

Back on 683, one of the guys had a magnetic bumper sticker that said Gay Pornstar in purple and yellow letters. The trick was to find someone who backed into his parking spot, and stick it to his car. usually the guy came in the next day a bit red in the face looking for the next person to pass it off on.

8/26/2010 12:36 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fired CO on Facebook

8/26/2010 12:36 PM

Anonymous Curt said...

Happy Birthday, Shipmate

8/26/2010 2:05 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

come on . . .

8/27/2010 6:35 PM


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