06 April 2008

Bloggin' From the High Seas

LCDR Avery, XO of the USS Russell (DDG 59), and some members of his crew keep up a pretty rigorous blog over at The Destroyermen. The Navy has taken a backseat in the public eye in recent years, as most of our current conflicts involve operations on the ground. But being out to sea is no easy task, so if you want a glimpse of Navy life without having to endure the god-awful drills and shit breaking all the time, swing on by. The picture below is of the Engineering CPO performing a cleanliness inspection on the main engines. It reminded me of doing a closeout inspection on the sanitary tanks (that's the technical term for shit tank). Of course, I didn't come out with a smile on my face just vomit in my mouth. Good Times! While my sea-going days are over most likely, it's good to know that there is still sailors doing the hard time to deter "problematic" nations from making trouble (Iran, North Korea, etc.). Cheers!

The Joys of Tank-Diving

5 comments:

madtom said...

Hey your link is broken!!!

LT Nixon said...

Whoops! All better now.

themorethingschange... said...

Hey LT!

You should submit the sanitary tank task to "Dirty Jobs"...

~P~

Ms. Kiyum said...

mmm. Mike Rowe. I love dirty, dirty men.

Bag Blog said...

Last fall we toured the Lexington in Corpus Christi. It was one of the highlights of our weekend, besides the beach, margaritas and boiled shrimp. We were quite impressed with the ship, but I don't remember learning about the "shit tank."