Youngster - where in the world are you?

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  1. osdad

    osdad Member

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    DD reported to Kings Bay 10 days ago for training block and not one word. Have to assume she's hearing this:

    Under the sea, under the sea
    Darlin' it's better down where it's wetter
    Take it from me.
    Up on the shore they work all day
    Out in the sun they slave away
    While we devoting full time to floating
    Under the sea...:yllol:
     
  2. mademu

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    King's Bay is a pretty nice base, and sub cruises are sweet. I bet she's having a blast.
     
  3. 2012mom?

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    My Firstie arrived on I-day "knowing" that she would never consider subs. After a week with submariners during PROTRAMID, she would be perfectly happy to go subs, even though it's still not her first choice. She has a blast during the cruise. She was very impressed with the quality of the enlisted sailors and officers, and she felt that there was a very different, closer camaraderie within the crew than on the surface ships she was on during Youngster cruise and PROTRAMID. Doing "angles and dangles" on a boomer was the next best thing to flying!
     
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  5. osdad

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    DD returned yesterday. :thumb:

    Had a wonderful experience. Enjoyed the camaraderie of the crew and the overall level of intelligence evident. Was treated well by all she interacted with. Some of the crew even thanked the gals because them being onboard "made some of the crew take a shower."

    Said "I could see myself doing that." :eek:

    Note to SUBFOR: Mission accomplished
     
  6. billyb

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    What is "angles and dangles"?
     
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    Who got the window seat?
     
  8. LongAgoPlebe

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    Maneuvers that usually happen (at least) right after a boomer leaves port. Historically, we were taught that the purpose was to shake any Russian boomers stalking the SSBNs as they left port. Angles and dangles also used to check that gear is stowed properly and won't go flying during drills, exercises, or battle maneuvers. You do a lot of leaning and hanging on to the rails.
     

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