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July 2013 Blog Posts (7)


looking for any bootcamp buddy's rtc great lakes 1974 company 070 company commander was chief ben christen??


Added by chris keene on July 29, 2013 at 9:32am — No Comments

Was I A Sailor..Or What!!??

by David W. Asche

I had a job that was kind of monotonous, but it allowed me to work sitting down for once.  I was in a room with a bunch of older women and one 'older than me' man.  The job was repetitious and was all 'hands and fingers' type of work , so I was wearing headphones and a CD player blasting Hard Rock music into my head and I could mentally disconnect and be someplace else...such as in my foundry or on a canoe trip, without going there physically.  The old women were…


Added by David W Asche on July 24, 2013 at 3:51pm — No Comments

Yokosuka Sailor - 'WESTPAC'

Have you served in the Far East? Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Philippines, Thailand etc.? Have you made a Westpac deployment? Vietnam? Join your buddies at 'The Yokosuka Sailor Group' on Navy Vets. Come alongside shipmates.

Added by John M Andresen on July 17, 2013 at 1:47pm — No Comments

We Lost a Founder Today: ETC(SS) William D. Karr

It is with a very heavy heart that I announce the passing of ETC(SS) William D. Karr, my father. When I started NavyVets, my father was alongside me. The Chief welcomed all of…


Added by William (Bill) Karr ETC(SS) on July 17, 2013 at 1:00pm — 9 Comments

You just never know how normal you are

From the time I enlisted to the day I left,I realized that I am pretty low key in terms of normalcy or should I say AB-normalcy.The people we meet that we serve with,the things they have done and still do astounds me to tears of laughter,and sometimes frightful shock,lol. While stationed in the galley at RTC Orlando in 83,we had to come to the galley 3 hours early that day for a special command arriving to be fed and it was a huge number of personnel arriving so we had to be ready for…


Added by Brad Bartz on July 12, 2013 at 4:21pm — No Comments

old O.R. tech looking to see if Bill Hines was in Bremerton, Wa.

I was in Bremerton O.R. from 1970 to 1971. I remember a Bill Hines that loved to ice climb. Hope this is you!!

Added by Robert C Payne on July 10, 2013 at 10:21pm — No Comments


by David W. Asche

The MOLDER rating in the United States Navy is one of not so long a history, but it is a good and proud rating, to be sure.

Day one, lesson one in Molder A School was about SAND.  A single grain of sand.  We learned about what it was made out of, about its shape and what kinds of things can be mixed with it to make it do so many wonderful things.  SAND is a Molders most important tool.

Molders create castings from making molds and cores from sand…


Added by David W Asche on July 5, 2013 at 3:30pm — No Comments

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