Keeping the blogosphere posted on the goings on of the world of submarines since late 2004... and mocking and belittling general foolishness wherever it may be found. Idaho's first and foremost submarine blog. (If you don't like something on this blog, please E-mail me; don't call me at home.)

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

2011 MILbloggies

Nominations are open for the 5th Annual MILbloggies! You can nominate your favorite blog in various categories here. And find links to some of the most popular military blogs here.

Update 1801 22 Apr: The list of finalists is here. TSSBP is a finalist in the "U.S. Military Veteran" category; thanks to "Ears" and "Ross" for nominating us. Voting with start Monday, April 25.

7 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Call me a dumb ass, but how in the hell do we take a look at the stats as to who is winning? I tried to vote for this blog but I'm not certain my vote got through.

4/14/2011 12:03 AM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

crickets

4/16/2011 10:23 AM

 
Blogger Vigilis said...

Will inauguration of women's submarine service hasten the end of extra pay for submarine duty?

Don't decide too fast.

4/16/2011 3:41 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Will Vaginus ever realize that plugging his lame blog here makes him look more like the douchebag we all know he is?

4/17/2011 8:46 AM

 
Blogger Gerry said...

Offtopic: Brit Ministry of Defence error reveals submarine secrets http://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/view/186568/Nuclear-sub-secrets-revealed-by-MoD-schoolboy-error-/

4/17/2011 10:16 AM

 
Anonymous T said...

Vigilis:

I think, if anything, the addition of women to subs will actually prolong the length of time that sub sailors continue to receive bonuses. Adding women to the mix is going to seriously mess up retention and recruitment in weird ways.

1) There's not many women out there that want to be submariners (in proportion to how many men want to be submariners), so recruiting them will be tougher. That, in itself, will probably not have much effect as long as there is only like 8 women a year...

2) Female retention in every other part of the Navy is TERRIBLE. Submarine retention is already pretty bad, so there's no reasonably reason to think that female submariner retention will not also be TERRIBLE if not WORSE.

Assuming the Navy wants to retain some women to show how super-diverse they are requires the continued payment of bonuses to men and women (unless they want a lot of blowback by singling out women for special bonuses).

The one thing that might kill bonuses is defense spending cuts that cause us to back off on our submarine end strength numbers and downsize. Which has somewhere above zero odds, given the current political climate.

4/19/2011 8:58 PM

 
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10/14/2011 10:01 AM

 

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