Skyburn

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Registered: 06/10/2005

Gender: Male

Location: Edwardsville, IL, U.S.A.

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ChiffaniChan Report | 05/03/2014 8:40 pm
Seen your comments in the "military" thread in the GD, thanks for serving. I was an MM before I got out, I was stationed in Sasebo, Japan and was on the USS Essex.
Bornes Report | 10/10/2013 9:53 am
That makes sense. You going to get out after that, or you going to be a lifer?
Bornes Report | 10/10/2013 9:26 am
Are you don't Consecutive overseas tours, ro what? I feel lik eyou shoulv'e transferred from Yoko by now. How long is a nuke's rotation? XP
GhostZverBR1 Report | 09/20/2013 9:07 pm
Nice to meet someone whos in the military on Gaia. Cool that you're in the navy. I know my parents would probably prefer me to join the navy or air force but I'm wanting to join the army and be a grunt. Following my grandfathers footsteps. Although I wont become a POW. My grandfather served in WW2 and was a POW with the germans. I'm also wanting to join the military so that I can go back to school college and get degrees in criminal justice, sociology, psychology, programming and game design on the side. Have a few trade skills as well such as building computers and fixing cars and perhaps being a fitness instructor too who helps other people get in shape. Plan to learn some philosophy as well and Christianity as well as a few other religions. I'm also wanting to learn more about myself as I go through a journey and experience what its like being on the borderline between life and death. My plan is to spend 20 years in the army. After 5 years of being a grunt try out for the rangers and after 15 of being in the rangers try out for the secret service.
Hollywood Royale Report | 09/02/2013 7:14 am
Thank you for your insight and advice in my thread.
I'm still somewhat iffy about being a military wife (never in a million years could have predicted that my life would take this turn!)
But I am starting to get used to the idea.
Wishing you luck on your current deployment, and all future ones as well!
Keep it real!
Xo
Miladyness Report | 03/13/2013 10:32 am
I saw your post on the Japan-related thread. Take care there in Yokosuka!
( โค ๐“œ๐“ฒ๐“ฑ๐“ธ ๐“ž๐“ฌ๐“ฝ๐“ธ๐“ซ๐“ฎ๐“ป๐“ฐ๐“ต๐“ธ๐“ธ๐“ถ )
Empty Rooms Report | 05/04/2012 8:23 pm
hey there, thank you for adding me.
how are you today/toinght?
pyrowiccan5 Report | 06/08/2011 3:00 am
currently on the Pasadena out of Pearl Harbor but getting ready to transfer to prototype
pyrowiccan5 Report | 06/07/2011 3:50 am
it is nice to see a fellow nuke on here trying to help educate the mass population on nuclear power
Lucielore Aurelias Report | 03/29/2011 11:26 am
Happy Birthday. smile
 

About Me

I'm currently enlisted in the US Navy as an Electronics Technician (Nuclear).
Currently aboard the USS George Washington, CVN-73 out of Yokosuka, Japan.


The Nuke's Lament
Now each of us from time to time has gazed upon the sea,
And watched the warships pulling out to keep our country free.
And most of us have watched a film or heard a lusty tale,
About the men who sail these ships through lightning, wind and hail.

But there's a place within the ship that legends fail to teach,
Within the shell, deep down in Hell, where legend cannot reach.
It's down below the waterline, and takes a living toll-
That wet hot metal living hell, which sailors call the "Hole".

It houses engines run by steam that make the shafts go 'round,
A place of harshest light and heat that beats your body down.
Where reactors, like a hellish heart, with blood of angry steam,
Are metal gods without remorse, that run a tight regime.

The men who tend the nuclear fire and make the engines run,
Are strangers to the open sky, and rarely see the sun.
With procedure worn and logpage torn they practice every day,
The actions that they must take to keep calamity away.

They have no time for play or fun, their discipline is key,
No matter where at sea or port the hole is where they'll be.
For there's not much that men can do that these men haven't done,
Beneath the decks, down in their hole, to make the engines run.
And every hour of every day they stand their watch in hell,
For if their reactor must be scrammed their ship's a useless shell.

When ships converge to have a war upon an angry sea,
The men just grimly smile at what their fate will be.
They're locked below like men foredoomed, who hear no battle-cry,
It's well assumed that if they're hit the men below will die.

But every day's a war down there, when gages all read red,
Twelve hundred Rem of silent rays will kill you mighty dead.
So if you ever read their words or ask to hear their tale,
You'll hear that epic deeds were done amidst florescent pale.

And people, as a general rule, don't trust atomic steel,
So little's heard about that place, just inches from the keel.
But I can sing about the Hole, and try to make you see,
The hardened life of men down there, for one of them is me.

I've seen these sweat-soaked heroes fight in superheated air,
To keep their ship alive and right, though no-one knows they're there.
And thus they'll fight for ages on til warships sail no more,
Amid the reactor's mighty heat and turbine's hellish roar.
So when you see a ship pull out to meet a war-like foe,
remember fairly, if you can, "The Men Who Sail Below."

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