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Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Submarine Force Year In Review

Here's the official COMSUBFOR video showing the highlights for the Submarine Force in 2012:


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Unrelated to your "year in review" post, but you may want to read this link:

Navy uniforms are flammable, and the military knows it

1/09/2013 5:42 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Heads should roll and admirals jailed over the decision to eliminate fire retardant material from Naval uniform requirements.
And a special and more appropriate punishment leveled against the idiot Admiral who attempted to 'spin' that decision by declaring and apparently believing that fire no longer poses a danger to Navy ships.

1/09/2013 5:34 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Old news sorta, and not really good at that.

How many Sailors onboard Miami had NWUs go up in flames while fighting the fire? 0. How many had burns due to not issuing fire helmets as part of the FFE? About 4-5.

Some people throw out the battle damage thing, which might be true for skimmers, but submariners go underway in poopie suits. (and non-flame retardant sneakers, wearing sometimes non-flame retardant hoodies and hats).

Unless you have a habit of entering a conflagration wearing only NWUs or holding blowtorches to yourself, you are going to be perfectly fine.

1/09/2013 5:36 PM

Anonymous Go Mississippi said...

Congratulations to the USS Mississippi SSN-782 the newest commissioned submarine in the Navy.

1/10/2013 3:25 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Another collision in CENTCOM...USS Jacksonville lost the #2 Scope.

1/10/2013 4:15 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

5 am in the gulf, when you realize the dark and cloud covered night you've been spinning in without seeing a single contact is really an impenetrable wall of early morning fog...there but the grace of god...yadda yadda yadda

1/10/2013 4:54 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

1/10/2013 6:13 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's unbelievable to me that after all of the screwups we've had with contact management, we still find ways to get run over. If we didn't figure it out after GREENEVILLE, HARTFORD and MONTPELIER, what is it going to take? Do we have to actually lose a submarine for the message to sink in?

1/10/2013 6:46 PM

Anonymous k said...

another decade, another Jacksonville collision

1/10/2013 7:17 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Female driver?

1/10/2013 7:27 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lol many female drivers are on fast attacks, much less 688i's...dipshit.

1/10/2013 7:38 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think at least part of the problem is that for the majority SOBC is done between power school and prototype. Then there is a several month hold before prototype so people are showing up to the boat a year removed from SOBC. The knowledge isn't fresh and the practice is gone, if there ever was any.
Then we are doing things now that we aren't used to doing, for the most part. I'm sure this is going to rile up someone, but we don't have the proficiency to do the things we do. Then we have guys who were service selected to subs, which they didn't want, then make them sit around waiting for class ups for around a year by the time all is said and done and then stick them on the scope thinking they're fresh from SOBC. It's a lot of little things that are compounding issues which have been around for years.

1/10/2013 7:45 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

@anon 7:38 - Jax is not a 688i...dipshit

1/11/2013 5:43 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

to anonymous 7:45,

A nub JO types the BMR in control or stands EOOW. He might spin on the scope just to keep a warm body on it in low contact density, with instructions to call the OOD if he sees anything. By the time they get close to standing a watch that isn't fabricated up forward (OOD), they are years removed from SOBC anyway.

1/13/2013 7:51 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

How in the FUCK does someone make three stars and yet have one row of service ribbons?

1/30/2013 12:39 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I guess that 2M dollars spent on retired Greybeards is really paying off in our officers tactical awareness in the operating environment. A colossal waste of money and yet another reason the DoD gets slammed about spending!

2/11/2013 4:51 PM


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