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BackOrdered

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You chose poorly...

As are signal flags and flashing lights…in the age of LPI secure comms...

But…I'm admittedly out of my swim lane...

P.S.: Just for the sake of accuracy, it's a "stadimeter"...
I used both too during evolutions, swerd is 1000% correct. The LASER stunk if you could use the stadimeter. Now once you were alongside the LASER was quicker but you had some weird deviations you had to add some "give or take" for. Our LASER ironically had a hand written cheat sheet distance chart taped to it for "accuracy."
 

ea6bflyr

Working Class Bum
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I used both too during evolutions, swerd is 1000% correct. The LASER stunk if you could use the stadimeter. Now once you were alongside the LASER was quicker but you had some weird deviations you had to add some "give or take" for. Our LASER ironically had a hand written cheat sheet distance chart taped to it for "accuracy."
Measure with a micrometer and cut with a chainsaw! At some point you just have to go with TLAR. With the LASER, I guess you get what you pay for in a DoD lowest bidder contract. :D
 

Mumbles

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090507-N-3134M-029 VLADIVOSTOK, Russia (May 7, 2009) Capt. Holly Graf, center, commanding officer of the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Cowpens (CG 63), and Russian Federation Navy Capt. 1st Rank Podkopaylo Petr Aleksandrvich, from the Udaloy-class destroyer Admiral Vinogradov (DDG 572), look on as Russian naval officers plot a course into the harbor surrounding Vladivostok. Cowpens is on a scheduled port visit to Vladivostok. (U.S. Navy photo by Cryptologic Technician (Collection) 3rd Class Kyle Murray/Released)[/quote]
Hey... That's "Big Red" that got fired a few years after this was taken for throwing coffee mugs at and berating her bridge watch standers.
 

NavyOffRec

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090507-N-3134M-029 VLADIVOSTOK, Russia (May 7, 2009) Capt. Holly Graf, center, commanding officer of the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Cowpens (CG 63), and Russian Federation Navy Capt. 1st Rank Podkopaylo Petr Aleksandrvich, from the Udaloy-class destroyer Admiral Vinogradov (DDG 572), look on as Russian naval officers plot a course into the harbor surrounding Vladivostok. Cowpens is on a scheduled port visit to Vladivostok. (U.S. Navy photo by Cryptologic Technician (Collection) 3rd Class Kyle Murray/Released)
Hey... That's "Big Red" that got fired a few years after this was taken for throwing coffee mugs at and berating her bridge watch standers.[/quote]

Her sister RADM Robin Graf must be the complete opposite of her, RADM Graf was easy to talk to and a really nice person.
 

BusyBee604

St. Francis/Hugh Hefner Combo!
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Her sister RADM Robin Graf must be the complete opposite of her, RADM Graf was easy to talk to and a really nice person.
Holly must have been busy texting, while Robin was getting the word and maturing!;)
BzB
 

Mulepick

New Member
Should have refitted those Spru-cans and left the LCS plan on the table.

More things you don't see on a daily basis



090429-N-8607B-288 ATLANTIC OCEAN (April 29, 2009) A Mexican BO-105 Bolkow helicopter fires 2.75 inch high-explosive rockets at the ex-USS Connolly (DD 979) during the sinking exercise portion of UNITAS Gold. This year marks the 50th iteration of UNITAS, a multinational exercise that provides opportunities for participating nations to increase their collective ability counter illicit maritime activities that threaten regional stability. Participating countries are Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Germany, Mexico, Peru, U.S. and Uruguay. (U.S. Navy Photo by LT Chris Brown/Released)
 
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