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Quiz to determine what your WW2 assignment would be.

Discussion in 'Free Fire Zone' started by A-58, Aug 13, 2018.

  1. scott livesey

    scott livesey Member

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    guess not. there were no questions like "do you want 3 or more hot meals a day?" "do you prefer to sleep in a dry not too noisy place?" "do you think FUSPAD is where you boss writes nasty notes to slackers?" "could you work 12 on 12 off for 180 days straight and not strangle the s*b who sleeps above you, snores, and farts in his sleep?" "do you think "Red Death" is a crack commando outfit or 45 straight days of ground meat and tomato sauce?"
    I got "code breaker".
    the old sailor USN 1972-1993 for me, 85 days of 12 on 12 off then a port visit and 28 days of ground meat and tomato sauce served 4 times a day.
     
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  2. Biak

    Biak Adjutant

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    I got Spy but reading further it inferred I was British ? Not bloody likely to either.
     
  3. OpanaPointer

    OpanaPointer I Point at Opana WW2|ORG Editor

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    "Do you want to go to war with clean sheets and ice cream machines?" "Do you want the officers to be (literally) in the same boat with you when the Vigaro hits the Mixmaster?" "Do you want to go from San Diego to Pusan at 13.1 mph?" Yeah, that shit.
     
  4. scott livesey

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    To any land lubbers reading this FUSPAD is how you are supposed to move on the ship in an emergency. FUS is forward, toward the pointy end, up, on the starboard/right side of the ship. PAD is port or left side, aft toward the round end, down. to make it easier, there are signs everywhere telling you where you are. If the last number is even, you are on the left side of the ship. Odd number means you are on the right. On a carrier, the hanger deck looks like an ant hill that has been disturbed.
     
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    OpanaPointer I Point at Opana WW2|ORG Editor

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    Ever notice that the "EXIT" arrows are at eye height in the passageways? If the passages fill up with smoke the arrows are useless.
     
  6. scott livesey

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    don't remember any 'Exit" signs on the boat. I do remember blind fold drills from office and bunk. blindfolded, find your way to safety, in our case the hanger bay.
     
  7. OpanaPointer

    OpanaPointer I Point at Opana WW2|ORG Editor

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    They were stick ons, not lighted electric exit signs, just an arrow with "EXIT" on it.
     
  8. Otto

    Otto No More Half Measures Staff Member WW2|ORG Editor

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    Mine said "WWII website administrator".

    How accurate and prescient!
     
  9. CAC

    CAC Ace of Spades

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    Wow...on a ship that could mean many head bumps!?
     
  10. scott livesey

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    It is serious business. If you watch video of Forrstal fire, some of the dead were folks whose sleeping spaces became fires and they could not find their way out. The video of that fire was the introduction lecture for fire fighting school. As a senior petty officer/NCO, I tried to teach the folks that worked with me that drills were not a joke but a life or death situations. On my last ship, I was part of damage control training team, tried to make drills real, even brought the repair locker I was training down to hanger deck and let them use charged hoses to spray the ocean. The US Navy has provided sailors with survivable ships if the crew has the skill to save the ship.
     
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  11. OpanaPointer

    OpanaPointer I Point at Opana WW2|ORG Editor

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    And you could still get "fun" out of it. Like when I was #1 Nozzleman on the Inport Fire Party, on board Peleliu, and the 1MC blares out "Fire in the acetylene storage racks!". Wheeee.
     
  12. A-58

    A-58 Cool Dude

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    That sounds rigged.
     
  13. Otto

    Otto No More Half Measures Staff Member WW2|ORG Editor

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    Well, to be honest I'm pretty tight with the guy that runs the place around here.
     
  14. A-58

    A-58 Cool Dude

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    Yeah Slip is a pretty sharp dude, for someone from Alabama.
     

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