Discussion in 'Military Aviation in General' started by Kow-aka "Spanky, Aug 3, 2012.
Saw this during the Olympics~ all I can think of is, America, F@ck yeah!
If he didn't talk and use that stupid tag line at the end I would have liked it.
They really need to get rid of that new slogan.
Wow... no Navy OR helo love? Harsh.... I am CG now, but I think that is that captures of the sea going service.... and during ALMOST prime time. Plus, a force for good might get the service funded better than some other, more descriptive and accurate saying...
"The US Navy.. We're technically Alcoholics, but deployment keeps our livers functioning!"
The whole "global force" thing is dumb.
More like "America's force for doing bad things to bad people"
"The Blue/Green Team. Killing people and breaking things since 1775."
When I'm 100% on watch, I'm 90% checking facebook, 3% ignoring O-4 tasking, 5% answering mindless phone calls, and probably 2% on airwarriors.
Wow... I remember Challenge Athena or whatever it was called.. .net surfing lasted hours for one page...
Hey...the only airplanes turning on deck were helos...and the "rotor-beat" was almost the only sound. Sounds like "helo love" to me...
There were 6 helos on deck... The Handler is probably going to get relieved for that.
Nah, it's all good. JoBoy was getting ready to launch with a bunch of SEALs. Right after he vertreped, but before he shot a hellfire.
Doesn't NMCI block airwarriors? At least the M portion does.
BTDubs, has anyone else heard the rumors that NMCI will soon go the way of the Dodo bird? Apparently the contract has actually been over for a while. God help us for what happens next.
Ummm no, from the responses here~
That one has been around for awhile, when the new slogan came out it was distributed to the NRD's via CD and I have seen this one on TV maybe 6 times since then, just not much airtime, or at least not on the channels I watch.
Ugh, is that the AllState guy? lol
Less the commissioning source, history does repeat itself.
This is the fourth time I've seen a reference to Joboy. I don't know who Joboy but with all this humor he must be either shit hot or a troll.
Joboy is dead.
When KBayDog is 100% on watch: 99% on AW, 1% taking a leak. (O-4s know better than to task me. )
"A Global Force for Good?" Hasn't the Navy learned anything?
While the contract may go away it is unlikely that it will be "insourced".
I was at NAF Andrews (the NMCI pilot site) and at ONI when it was being established and first stood up and it was everything you expected see when, for really the first time, a very large IT enterprise was created out of many many small ones. The Navy handed the contractor a largely undocumented bunch of stuff under no real configuration management and it took years for it to get better. It sounds like you guys are still suffering under it.
In the time since NMCI happened there have been a lot of lessons learned on how to write a large IT outsourcing contract both in the service and out. A greater focus on user-centric SLA's vice technology-centric has made a big difference (as an example - I don't give a damn if the router is .9999 up all that matters is can the user write the flight sched (or get to Airwarriors).
So, the success of the next gen NMCI will largely come down to the Navy's ability to write good requirements, SLA's and to have a means to reward/punish the contract when they succeed/fail. So, yeah, you're largely screwed.
I can check AW at work on my NMCI computer.
I can task the JO's to do all the work, so I have plenty of time to surf...
Funny anecdote* for you-
While on my IA, I was witness to this exchange at battalion update brief (same thing as nightly ops/intel brief):
LTC battalion commander, "Go back a slide. That xyz camera at patrol base abc."
2LT signals officer (same thing as the COMMO on a ship/squadron), "Yes sir- it's FMC."
LTC, "I was there today. They don't have a picture in their command post."
SIGO, "We tested it, and it's FMC."
LTC, "But it's not working."
SIGO, "But sir, it's FMC."
LTC, "Listen to me. _______ ..."
... and you know the rest.
By "anecdote" I thought that this moment really summed up everything that we love to hate about IT support... anywhere and everywhere. By "amusing," I mean in a Shakespearean comedy-tragedy sense of the word.
Last thought- communications/signals/IT guys get used as punching bags a lot. Sometimes it's unfair and sometimes they bring it upon themselves.
It's not Pedro. It's actually Keith David. He does a lot of VO work. http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0202966/
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