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I took Emmet Molloy's suggestion and got a good book to catch up on my reading...a Xmas gift from my oldest daughter...THE NAVY, NAVAL HISTORICAL FOUNDATION, BEAUX ARTS EDITION.I came across this passage entitled " Surface Warfare Mosaic"...hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

Surface Warfare Mosaic:  Puffy white clouds of a mid-Pacific sunrise catching the first rays of their creamy peaks…night Tomahawks launches…fantail cookouts…batteries released…haggling with a rug dealer in Abu Dhabi…planeguard…the vibrancy of Hong Kong harbor…”Flight Quarters, Flight Quarters”…a humid softball game in GITMO… “Close up ROMEO”…hurricane evasion in thirty-foot seas… turning & burning…breakaway songs… pride…high speed turns…on station…snipes…CORPEN NINER…Reveille…Main Brace…”Birds Away”…”Now go to your stations all the Special Sea and Anchor Detail”…PMS…hitting your pit…up Doppler…SITREPS…night orders…mid-watches…skunks…quarterdeck…goat locker…eight o’clock reports…zone inspections…lookouts…shift colors…”You are approaching a United States naval warship”…POD…the smell of fresh coffee brewing and bacon frying on a morning watch…deck crawlers…”Stand by for shot lines fore and aft”…”Moored. Shift Colors”…wheel-books…the con…BRAVO ZULU.

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