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Wednesday, June 21, 2006

another post from an old man

ok, so that was a low level ping on ted over at Musings of an Old Man

he posted about what the nuclear submarine pipeline was like in the early 60s. it's a great essay about the path young pups took to get to submarines. my story parallels his, with a couple of very big differences.
he went to a pigboat to qualify after A school, on his way to nuclear power school.
me, i went from A school in Great Lakes (Machinest Mate A school) straight to Mare Island, and nuclear power school. not to go to school though. i spent 7 weeks learning how to run the navy's finest floor buffers and how to properly scrub shitters in the various barracks used by the nuke school.
and then i ended up in the idaho desert going to an aircraft carrier reactor plant prototype. did me a lot of good going to a submarine, but it was really all about the training process rather than the actual plant you trained on.

check out his post. he tells the story well.

1 Comments:

Blogger Ted said...

Hey you old Geezer, thanks for the cheap shot. Wasn't it amazing how well the Navy managed to keep us abreast of the latest cleaning technology. I know a lot of people that have never had the privelege of operating a floor buffer let alone they never even learned how to properly clean a urinal.

By the way, thanks for the publicity.
The old muser - Ted

6/22/06, 3:54 AM  

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