Happy Fourth of July

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  1. nivek

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    Tomorrow is the 4th of July, a very American holiday celebrating our independence, to some may be just another holiday but because I served in the US Navy it means a little more to me...I hope everyone has a safe and wonderful day tomorrow, I visit the local VFW (veterans of foreign wars) on Thursdays and donate to them, this week will be no exception, but tomorrow on the Fourth of July I will be staying at home with my canine friend...

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  2. Wade

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    My younger brother was on The Super Saratoga and would salute you if he saw this.
     
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  3. nivek

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    I was on the USS Bagley, and was part of her decommission after our tour of duty during the Persian Gulf War in the 90s...

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  4. Wade

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    I got into the merchant Marine (got a z card from the coast guard for helping restore The Lane Victory, berthed in San Pedro, ) they gave me letter of commitment and I gat my papers from the Long Beach C.G. and started working off shore with Tidewater in Morgan City LA.

    My brother was on the Saratoga when there was an explosion (?) while stationed in Haifa.
     
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  5. The shadow

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    Recall those who fought and sacrificed so we may live free.

     
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    my father served. he in my eyes was a hero. to those here who served
    thank you for your service. for your sacrifice. so we may live free.
     
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    What's the biggest problem facing naval ships that cause them to be decommissioned? Is it corrosion, cost of maintenance or obsolete? I've heard stories from sailors aboard naval ships that didn't renew their contracts because they spent too much time chipping paint. This pushed the military into researching different kinds of coatings. The newer Ford class carriers did away with the use of steam which saves over a billion dollars in costs during the service life of the ship. They use the new electromagnetic catapults. I saw a program showcasing a new naval ship made of aluminum instead of steel and it has a catamaran style because it's lighter & faster.
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  8. nivek

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    I'm not sure about in general, but my ship wasn't too old, it was built in 1970 and launched in 71, but it's technology and power systems were very old, it had boilers and diesel backup, it was decommissioned for those reasons as far as I know...Seems it could have received an upgrade instead, when a ship is decommissioned it's put back into almost original condition...

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    r/explainlikeimfive - ELI5: What happens to a decommissioned Navy Ship?
     
  10. coubob

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    Happy Independence Day
     
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  11. The shadow

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    a happy and safe 4th!
    liberty and freedom! justice!
     
  12. AlterEgo

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    Happy Birthday !

    Eat cake
     
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  13. nivek

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    Just now eating a grilled prime rib burger with my dog, oh he has one for himself too lol...

    A relaxing afternoon for me...

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    I've been outside the past hour watching fireworks, my dog started getting upset when the bigger fireworks went off...It was just over the tree line anyway about 3/4 of a mile away where they were launching them, from a farm...

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  15. Toroid

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    It sounded like a war zone in my area for a solid three hours last night.
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