Reminds me of my Navy Days

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    nineoaks2004 Every meal is a picnic and every Day is a holiday

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    You old Sea Dogs might have memories of nights like this
     
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    Haybale I'd rather be camping!!

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    I only ever returned to the boat perfectly sharp....

    I may have changed clothes 2 blocks away on the way back in....
     
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    nineoaks2004 Every meal is a picnic and every Day is a holiday

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    Not me, I was a true snipe from top of my head to bottom of my feet, at least the first enlistment, then I got married and started a family so things changed as whites were not cheap.:)
     
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    We had this grease for the gun mounts and radars gears that I swear if you got a single little drop on your uniform it would spread until the whole uniform was covered. Don't know how many uniforms I ruined with that stuff.
     
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    Haybale I'd rather be camping!!

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    Yep, I know the stuff. I was an FC!
     
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    nineoaks2004 Every meal is a picnic and every Day is a holiday

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    It was moly lube, it was really hard to remove. During polywog night we took the weapons officer out, stripped him down and then smeared the molylube on him and tore a feather pillow apart and sprinkled it over him. Lucky for us he took it pretty good, but it took over a week for him the get the feathers and the molylube off.
     
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    Yeah that's what it was. Thanks for refreshing my old mind. I even misappropriated a can before I left the Navy. Had it for years. I finally disposed of it during a move.
     
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    nineoaks2004 Every meal is a picnic and every Day is a holiday

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    You know what we called re-appropriating in the Navy they now call grand larceny in the civilian world :)
     
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    nineoaks2004 Every meal is a picnic and every Day is a holiday

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    I was an ICMAN, ( fresh air snipe R division) we shared the same work area with the FC's on the old tin cans, in fact the stable platform was part of my gear too.
     
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    Most of my earliest toolset was Navy issue:) As for re-appropriating every working party for loading food we had to appropriate apple juice, yeast and sugar. Was some awful stuff but we made do. Plenty of un-inspected room in the powder magazines.
     
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    Haybale I'd rather be camping!!

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    We called it over time pay..... lol
     
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