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Old May 14th, 2017, 01:04 PM   #1
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M-14 on the High Seas

Here is a video of a female sailor firing a line from the Nimitz to a refueling ship. That happens at about 1 minute into the video.


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Old May 14th, 2017, 01:11 PM   #2
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Was always fun to watch the underway replenishment, was interesting, and meant we would have fresh milk again instead of 12 year old boxed milk lol

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I didn't know those oilers could service ships on both sides. It's amazing how three ships can maintain their positions so well during the re-fueling.

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The type of jets tells me that is a nuke carrier. They DO take on fuel oil, but not for themselves but for their support ships. Also take on avgas for the jets and choppers. 2 reactor cores good for 15 years minimum.

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That is awesome video, watched it all. Everyone looks real professional, good stuff! Hats off to them.

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The type of jets tells me that is a nuke carrier. They DO take on fuel oil, but not for themselves but for their support ships. Also take on avgas for the jets and choppers. 2 reactor cores good for 15 years minimum.
I thought F18's and EA6B's were on all types of carriers?

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5min mark as well.

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The type of jets tells me that is a nuke carrier. They DO take on fuel oil, but not for themselves but for their support ships. Also take on avgas for the jets and choppers. 2 reactor cores good for 15 years minimum.
Does anything run on Avgas or Mogas anymore?
Does the military use anything with a gasoline powered engine anymore?

Thought everything ran on JP-8. Including jets and choppers.

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Was always fun to watch the underway replenishment, was interesting, and meant we would have fresh milk again instead of 12 year old boxed milk lol
Fun, there is nothing fun about underway replenishment on an aircraft carrier. 300 man detail and 15 hours of back breaking work. Yes they use the m14 and its cool. But that always meant for me was the work detail. I hated being reliable and always doing my job it earned my the detail privilege. At least that's what my LPO said when I lost my mind with these details.

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Fun, there is nothing fun about underway replenishment on an aircraft carrier. 300 man detail and 15 hours of back breaking work. Yes they use the m14 and its cool. But that always meant for me was the work detail. I hated being reliable and always doing my job it earned my the detail privilege. At least that's what my LPO said when I lost my mind with these details.
lol sorry, i was an IM3 div punk, we worked in air conditioned spaces and watched replenishment from a safe distance. i was aboard the USS Ranger and USS constellation. both of wich are no more... sigh


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Does anything run on Avgas or Mogas anymore?
Does the military use anything with a gasoline powered engine anymore?

Thought everything ran on JP-8. Including jets and choppers.

Everything on a carrier has jet fuel in it, i will always remember the neat rainbow film on the bug juice (a.k.a. koolaid) and wondering if i could light up a smoke and not start myself on fire after a shower lol

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And as that was happening.......Vert Rep was also happening......

When I was in the Air Wing (VF21) and deployed on the Connie I got so tired of hearing "on the road again"......that was the "Break Away Song"....

When on a long deployment, like Westpac.......you would catch a glimpse of females on the supply ships. I forget which one but there was a female signalman that could really move those flags......wearing a T-shirt and dungarees....; )

The best ever was running along side the USS Missouri......when they broke away, and yes their "Break Away Song" was Cher "If I could turn back time", they broke down.....that is something to see.....a battleship at full power breaking away, a weird sound, black smoke, and then dead in the water.........

No females on carriers during my time....

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Pretty cool use of tax dollars.
But i don't understand one thing: Why is the USNS Rainier flying a French flag? It has an American flag on the mainmast, sure. Okay, that's good. But on the forward mast, it has a French (and some other foreign) flag.

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