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What percentage of workers are former navy?
« on: Aug 05, 2004, 07:47 »
Just curious as to what percentage of workers were trained in the Navy and if so how many were sub or surface.
« Last Edit: Aug 15, 2004, 08:43 by HydroDave63 »

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Re: What percentage of workers are fromer navy?
« Reply #1 on: Aug 06, 2004, 11:36 »
Civilian "land lubber" here!
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Re: What percentage of workers are fromer navy?
« Reply #2 on: Aug 10, 2004, 02:33 »
I guess I am one of the few who thinks of this stuff :)

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Re: What percentage of workers are former navy?
« Reply #3 on: Aug 10, 2004, 10:12 »
Interesting question - keep'em coming...
« Last Edit: Aug 10, 2004, 03:56 by HydroDave63 »
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Re: What percentage of workers are fromer navy?
« Reply #4 on: Aug 15, 2004, 08:27 »
  8)  Class 65-1   Surface, I like to sleep with the windows open.

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Re: What percentage of workers are fromer navy?
« Reply #5 on: Aug 16, 2004, 12:39 »
you forgot the darkside of the Navy ....... Aviators !!!!!!!!!  moochiebubble
Aviator? Do you meen a weapons specialist? Somone who worked on spec weapons?

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Re: What percentage of workers are former navy?
« Reply #6 on: Aug 18, 2004, 05:02 »
Bubblehead- Class 73-05 Bainbridge MD / West Milton NY S3G  598 class boomer 6 years.

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Re: What percentage of workers are former navy?
« Reply #7 on: Aug 19, 2004, 12:45 »
Just curious as to what percentage of workers were trained in the Navy and if so how many were sub or surface.

I was a bubblehead, fast attack, ELT, etc. etc. etc. but I've been debriefed.
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Re: What percentage of workers are former navy?
« Reply #8 on: Aug 19, 2004, 07:46 »
who has there best FOB story to tell, so many squids  so little time.
FOB = Fresh OFF the BOAT. Scary huh :D

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Re: What percentage of workers are former navy?
« Reply #9 on: Aug 19, 2004, 08:05 »
I did an LRB off of Key Largo once, does that count?

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Re: What percentage of workers are former navy?
« Reply #10 on: Aug 19, 2004, 12:30 »
RG, are you one of the refugees that we picked up? :)

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Re: What percentage of workers are former navy?
« Reply #11 on: Aug 20, 2004, 06:20 »
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Re: What percentage of workers are former navy?
« Reply #12 on: Aug 20, 2004, 09:56 »
had an FOB in 91 good guy but never seen high dose rates before in his life he did not want to go up on the Steam genny platfrom 100mr/ga  up there  :-\
asked him to do the platform survey( daily)  for the 1st. time . had to talk him through it on the head sets, then he never had any smears up there so he had to go back up. good grief and they paid him more than my Jr . tech .
of course we all learn  the trade in different places.oh and he had his eyes opend when I asked him do a bowl survey.
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Re: What percentage of workers are former navy?
« Reply #13 on: Aug 20, 2004, 11:22 »
who has there best FOB story to tell, so many squids  so little time.
FOB = Fresh OFF the BOAT. Scary huh :D
It was the early 70's when I was in high school and seeing the classes ahead of me getting drafted and returning in body bags. Quite a thing to look forward to huh? So, before I even graduated I signed up to the Navy Nuclear Program. Yeah, Yeah, I know, but I was only 17 and the picture of the Submarine looked better then the picture of swabby's sitting in front of an electronic panel, Who knew? So it was a stint as a ELT aboard a Fast Attack doing espionage for the cold war. (Can I say that?). After Uncle Sams canoe club I went home and sent my Resume out and about. I got this call from some guy that said give Charlie a call at Numanco. I called this office and got routed to Chuck. I said "I was an ELT...." "You're hired, can you be in Florida for Crystal River?." " Well," I said " What is it I'm going to be doing?" Chuck said "I'll pay you $$$ plus expenses" "I WILL BE THERE!!!!!" I show up on Sunday and find my way to the Crystal Lodge where I am suppose to meet Chuck prior to starting on Monday. As I drive into the parking lot a see a room door open and several young people going in, I join the line and come up to a bearded fat man asking names. I give him mine and he gives me a check, "Whats this" I ask. "Advance per-diem" I didn't know what per-diem was. Then they pay me mileage!!!!. The next day I start and found out I was a Rent A Tech. ( I didn't know.) They give me a meter called a Teletector. (You mean I can stand 13 feet away to get a reading? I need to?) I found out a Rad Tech (RoadRat) does only one fifth the work of an ELT and gets paid ten TIMES the wage. Woooowhooo the dollor/fun ratio just got better and better.
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Re: What percentage of workers are former navy?
« Reply #14 on: Aug 21, 2004, 09:12 »
I don't remember his name but In 83 or there abouts I worked with a FOB at Davis Besse who made his own mask and wore a cape in containment. His moniker was Beta Man of course. He was fun to work with and entertained the workers with his beta vision. It should have been no surprise that when he took the MMPI that he had to make a trip to the Phyche.Was Beta Mans career over? No not at all, the trigger that called him up was that he was to happy, he was told that no one is this happy normally. His reply is that he just got out of the Navy, he was partying every night, he was making three times as much money as he did in the Navy for ridiculously easy work, and he was going to marry his childhood sweetheart in a couple of weeks. Back to work for Beta Man!!!!!
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Re: What percentage of workers are former navy?
« Reply #15 on: Aug 21, 2004, 12:06 »
 8)  Civilian here.

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Re: What percentage of workers are former navy?
« Reply #16 on: Aug 23, 2004, 02:59 »
Some of us went right to work! when I was 18 I became a nuclear operator. NPO.
thats what happens when you get in debt , 2.5 dogs and one cat, and one ex old lady.

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Re: What percentage of workers are former navy?
« Reply #17 on: Aug 23, 2004, 07:11 »
My favorite FOB story is not about dose / contamination levels!

Mike was in my NLO (Non-licensed Operator) class at PTN. He was actually on terminal leave from the canoe club when class started. The second week of class, Mike was standing outside by the Training Center at the smoking area. Someone yelled, "Where's your cover?" Mike immediately reached up to see if his dixie cup was in place, then realized he wasn't required to wear one anymore!

He hadn't lived it down when I left six years later, but he is now an excellent HPSS!
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Re: What percentage of workers are former navy?
« Reply #18 on: Sep 05, 2004, 06:18 »
Too many Navy, how many are "real" sailors?  Coast Guard is where I come from and only two others I know of.
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Re: What percentage of workers are former navy?
« Reply #19 on: Sep 06, 2004, 10:08 »
I took a tour of the NAUTILUS in new london does that count?

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Re: What percentage of workers are former navy?
« Reply #20 on: Sep 06, 2004, 10:36 »
   While I did my 20 as a navy nuke, most of the guys in the I&C shop at Wolf Creek didn't.  There are Marines, Air Force, and Army.. Only 2 other guys in the shop are actually ex-navy nukes, and both have been out for a long time.  There are a lot of guys who are native kansans, who worked for either Daniels or Davis in the 80's during construction, and then came over to house around initial startup.  The guy who sits next to me flew bombers in Viet Nam. 
   And talk about longevity... I'm in the bunch that just got hired, (3 of us) but the Old-New-Guys (last to be hired in shop) have been there for 3 years, and it was around 7 years before that since they hired last.  I'll be here 5 years, and still be classified as the New-New guy. 
   I've learned that navy ET stuff is NOT I&C, but only the tip of that iceberg.  That's not too good.  On the positive side, however, is I was exposed to maintenance planning, supervision, mods, maintenance, mechanical, QA, ops, maintenance support, and certainly janatorial.  What navy-nuke isn't a quick study?  So, while I might be starting a little behind, I'll catch up quick.

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Re: What percentage of workers are former navy?
« Reply #21 on: Mar 04, 2005, 10:13 »
Surface, Although I spent more time at S8G prototype than I did on the USS California.

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Re: What percentage of workers are former navy?
« Reply #22 on: Mar 06, 2005, 01:52 »
100% Civilian since 1974. Closest I came to a nuclear sub was circling one in my boat in the Chesapeake Bay off the Naval Academy.

Worked with lots of FOBs, some good some bad. Still wonder if Bill S. has recurring nightmares about stepping off the boat into knee-deep resins in the Railcar Pit at Pilgrim. He lived through it and became a very good tech. Some others have not been quite so resiliant.
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Re: What percentage of workers are former navy?
« Reply #23 on: Dec 09, 2005, 04:07 »
Same story as darkmatter. Did my eight years - ELT thing. I'm lounging around in Miami, not looking to do a thing...I get this phone call:
  - "Hi! I'm Chuck Pierce"....My response, "greaaat...who are you?"
  - "I'm the president of Numanco"...again "greaaat...what's Numanco?"

Two days later I'm on a plane to Green Bay. (Charlie could sell anything)
In those days, ELT meant immediate senior. So it's the first night of the outage...6 total techs on night shift. Some guy tells me " Write these RWP's, grab an RO-2 and head to the Gennie Plats."
  OK- RWP's I can figure out, but what's an RO-2 and what the *@#$ is a Jennyplatz?
- I was a dangerous boy for a couple of weeks.
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Re: What percentage of workers are former navy?
« Reply #24 on: Dec 10, 2005, 12:55 »
Too many Navy, how many are "real" sailors?  Coast Guard is where I come from and only two others I know of.

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