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    Quote Originally Posted by Retirednsmilin308 View Post
    I love a good " Yo Mamma " joke but that was purely a mean spirited post with no joking in it.
    The " thin skin " excuse only covers so much.
    That is why forums have rules to follow and standards of behavior.

    (slapping a $20 on the counter) OK, donuts and coffee are on me today.
    I will take a hot chocolate and a bear claw.
    Been in Texas, I'm guessing Texas has more (independent) donut shops per capita than any other state.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Standing Wolf View Post
    Welcome aboard the Love Boat! Or as it's known most days, the Ship of Fools!

    Your rating badge has me puzzled. So much has changed since I retired in '93 - uniforms, rating designations, etc. Some of the ratings I knew have disappeared and others have cropped up that I'm not familiar with.

    This is the one I wore for a number of years.

    Although when I wore it, the rating was called Aviation Anti-Submarine Warfare Operator. I understand it's now called "Naval Aircrewman", which back in the day was not a rating but a qualification status, but they kept the "AW" abbreviation.

    Then for my last six or so years of active service, I cross-rated to this one.



    OT(A)...which I understand got merged into the Sonar Tech rating in '98.
    My rating is AX (Aviation Anti-Submarine Warfare Technician) I worked with you AW's all the time. My ex-wife was also an OT1.
    Small world. I got out in 1990 after 15 years, four months, and 27 days.
    After the first eight years the thrill is gone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by countryboy View Post
    Welcome, name sounds familiar. DP?

    Yes, it was DP.
    I have also noticed a number of familiar names here as well.
    Last edited by Retirednsmilin308; 06-20-2019 at 11:11 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Obvious View Post
    Been in Texas, I'm guessing Texas has more (independent) donut shops per capita than any other state.


    Independent shops...yes, but i think Rhode Island has the most shops period.
    When I lived there they said any directions you get will include " turn at the Dunkin Doughnut's " somewhere in it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Retirednsmilin308 View Post
    Independent shops...yes, but i think Rhode Island has the most shops period.
    When I lived there they said any directions you get will include " turn at the Dunkin Doughnut's " somewhere in it.
    lol go to Canada. I remember standing on a corner in or around Toronto somewhere and I was in visible sight of 4 Tim Horton's stores.

    I hate donuts too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Obvious View Post
    lol go to Canada. I remember standing on a corner in or around Toronto somewhere and I was in visible sight of 4 Tim Horton's stores.

    I hate donuts too.
    Even plain cake donuts dunked in coffee? You are missing some morning joy right there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimmyz View Post
    Even plain cake donuts dunked in coffee? You are missing some morning joy right there.
    I get it, but I never was crazy about it.

    Not a morning eater at all, never been.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Standing Wolf View Post
    Welcome aboard the Love Boat! Or as it's known most days, the Ship of Fools!

    Your rating badge has me puzzled. So much has changed since I retired in '93 - uniforms, rating designations, etc. Some of the ratings I knew have disappeared and others have cropped up that I'm not familiar with.

    This is the one I wore for a number of years.

    Although when I wore it, the rating was called Aviation Anti-Submarine Warfare Operator. I understand it's now called "Naval Aircrewman", which back in the day was not a rating but a qualification status, but they kept the "AW" abbreviation.

    Then for my last six or so years of active service, I cross-rated to this one.



    OT(A)...which I understand got merged into the Sonar Tech rating in '98.


    I was in from 73 to 90 with one year broken service. We may have served together at some point.
    73-mid 75 Training in Millington, TN
    75-78 HSL-34 in Norfolk, VA
    78-80 USS Constellation CV-64 (Shellback Apr 79 )
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    83 - 85?? USS America CV-66
    85 - cross rated to STG
    85 - 88 USS Curts FFG-38
    88 - 90 Naval Reserve Training Center, Houston, TX
    Apr 90- Out

    It was a strange twist of karma that I joined the USN from the US Naval Sea Cadet Corps in Houston Texas and was sworn in on Dec 73, and later as a station keeper in that same place, I hung up my hat 15 years, 4 months, and 27 days later. All things happen for a reason.

    As a Sea cadet I was a qualified helmsman on a destroyer before i had my driver's license.

    You can take the kid out of the fleet, but can't take the fleet out of the kid. Sometimes my posts reflect that attitude.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Retirednsmilin308 View Post
    I love a good " Yo Mamma " joke but that was purely a mean spirited post with no joking in it.
    The " thin skin " excuse only covers so much.
    That is why forums have rules to follow and standards of behavior.

    (slapping a $20 on the counter) OK, donuts and coffee are on me today.
    I will take a hot chocolate and a bear claw.
    ........you seen the price of a cup of joe? 20 ain't gonna get it
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