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Monday, November 08, 2010

PCU California (SSN 781) Christened

PCU California (they of the colorful logo and very good motto -- "Silence is Golden") was christened on Saturday at Newport News. Photos are here, and an archived webcast can be found here.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

OK, in this one Mike Petters looks just like Mr. Bean.

11/08/2010 6:50 PM

Blogger Mike Golch said...

cool!!I still wish I would have joined the Navy instead of the Air Force.

11/08/2010 7:48 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mike Golch,

Unless you like being in the military, you are definately better off staying with the Air Force!

11/08/2010 9:00 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Off topic here, but in a mysterious missle launch someone is claiming it could have been a SLBM test launch off southern california.

11/09/2010 8:29 AM

Anonymous NHSparky said...

Then again, anon--if you want to retire as an E-4, the Air Force is where it's at. I still laugh at the time some crusty old E-4 AP at Hickham tried to kick me out of the "Top 4" EM Club because there was, "No way you're old enough to be an E-6!" (I was 24 at the time.)

11/09/2010 9:54 PM

Blogger MT1(SS)WidgetHead said...

Umm...Yeah, stay as far away from the AirFarce as you possibly can. I've had the misfortune of observing commissioned and enlisted, and they are the most politically minded idiots to face the world.

Why do we have an Air Force anyway? The last I checked, Naval Aviation can get to places in this big bad world in which the Air Force cannot. We have 9 or 10 carriers who can support such an argument as history clearly demonstrates. So why is it required to invade foreign lands and support and defend the building and establishment of a USAF base when we have a few carriers who can do it quicker and easier and even cheaper regarding real estate.

Must say I'm drooling just a bit about the fact of all the cool toys the new 781 has onboard. Go for it Gents!

11/09/2010 11:26 PM

Blogger Jon said...

Now here is something interesting. With the Virginia class cruisers, there were four ships: USS Virginia, USS Texas, USS Mississippi, and the USS Arkansas.

Three of these four have returned as the Virginia class attack submarines... but not the Arkansas. Anyone have any idea what might be happening with an Arkansas out there?

11/15/2010 3:34 PM


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