The news of the day is not so much fun, is it? And it’s been a while since I’ve shared any new sea stories – apparently because I either don’t have any, or don’t remember them – but it occurs to me that certain occasional readers may not be aware of some old ones.
In naval aviation, there are only two permissible places for a maintenance tool: In a technician’s hand, or in his tool box. There is a tool inventory before each job, and a tool inventory afterwards. If a tool is found missing, the entire squadron is grounded until the tool is found. Because it’s got [...]
The Navy’s annual fitness reports make 95% of us look like top 5 per centers. You have to really read between the lines to know the straight skinny. By the time you’re a senior lieutenant, words like “demonstrates unlimited potential” mean you’re being damned with faint praise. After a while, you’re not supposed to [...]