Whenever you see an article like this: Four Navy air wings grounded, Eight deployments canned, know that things are getting very serious for our Navy. Not convinced? Read this about the USS Harry S. Truman.
Your Navy quiz of the day, what is the MANTIS?
Hint, MANTIS stands for Multi-Aircraft Nose and Tail Interface System. (And no, it is not some giant scale for Sailors who are slightly out of regs.)
Prepare your heart for some mild, autumn warming. Onboard the Harry S., a Senior Chief and his Petty Officer Third Class daughter are deployed together. It’s GM3 Breanna Janssen’s first cruise, while her dad is the leading chief petty officer of maintenance for the Seahawks, of Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 126:
The Petty Officer better behave on liberty or Dad is gonna give her one of those special Senior Chief “talking-to’s” that I’ve heard about. . .
Look, it is pretty easy. If you go around saying things like this:
“I know that my identity is not in working out,”
Anna Watson said.
“It’s not who I am.
It’s not what I want people to see me as.”
You probably should not be popping buff poses like this:
Heck, with those guns,
Anna should be an Ordie (an Ordnanceman),
loading and unloading missiles onto an F-18:
She’s already got the red shirt, right?
Update: Welcome curious readers. Yes, I am in the Navy and still active-duty. For some light reading, please read this on my sole SEAL deployment. (I was a test-subject.) Or, how about some stories of when I worked as a bike messenger? Make yourself at home.