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2013-01-24 12:47:15 AM
Shave his beard with a rusty razor?
 
2013-01-24 12:49:08 AM
wait for westpac and find a lonely navy wife....wait for westpac and find a lonely navy wife...lawd lawd lawd take her down to pacific shores in ocean beach and make her feel all right

yeah feel all right all night long
 
2013-01-24 12:51:40 AM
Jesus. While I was in, one squid actually had his whiskey canned in Mt. Dew cans so he could evade coffin locker searches. Of course he didn't say that when he handed me a can of (warm but welcome) Mt. Dew.

Yeah, there might be a booze problem in the Navy. :-D
 
2013-01-24 01:02:57 AM
FTA:

Alcohol has played a factor in the dismissals of a number of commanding officers in recent years.


Standard Navy response

Problem:

Our senior officers are getting shiat faced and screwing the pooch

Solution:

Test the enlisted men

/guarantee you the Master at arms won't be testing the Captain when he staggers up the brow...
 
2013-01-24 01:03:39 AM
Way to make the military more attractive to young people.
 
2013-01-24 01:05:58 AM
Dm
 
2013-01-24 01:11:12 AM
They should subsidize sodomy and the lash; the rum will fall by the wayside.
 
2013-01-24 01:14:24 AM
But did anyone have an apple up their ass to make booze in the toilet?

/Funtime searches in prison.
//A little bit constipated, well lets have a looksee.
 
2013-01-24 01:23:19 AM
I know that after months at sea, living in cramped, noisy dark conditions of 12 hours on 12 hours off, the one thing that is going to improve my life is some asshole checking me at random to see if I've been drinking.

All you gotta do is ask.
 
2013-01-24 01:46:08 AM
And they're just starting this now? Though I'll say it's probably for the best over all.

My CSB. When I got out of bootcamp in 1983 I went to A-School in Memphis and the first thing I did was get shiatfaced. And me and a buddy stayed that way for nearly 3 years. After we left Memphis we were stationed in Beeville Tx together and once we got offbase housing we would host shoeshine parties every night. There would be anywhere from 10-15 people in our house and everybody was drunk. Every night. We would routinely polish off 3-4 bottles of Tequila, a half dozen cases of beer, and usually a nice bag of bud to boot. Our home was party central. Hell, I once went to Key West on a detachment and was so shiatfaced down there that I couldn't find my baracks for 2 days so I slept on a couch in the hanger. I was doing 45 days on Restriction for somking pot one time and got busted for being drunk and missing duty after me and another guy snuck 2 bottles of Peppermint Snapps(all I could find on short notice) into the restricted barracks. I was roused form a deep sleep by base Security snatching me out of bed after I failed to show up for work. That got me sent to the Brig for 30 days for dereliction of duty and it made the base CO change the layout of the barracks so no more alcohol could be smuggled in. And I wasn't the worst person there either. Not by a long shot. Good times indeed.

/sober now
//have been for 25 years
 
2013-01-24 01:49:54 AM

Pribar: FTA:

Alcohol has played a factor in the dismissals of a number of commanding officers in recent years.


Standard Navy response

Problem:

Our senior officers are getting shiat faced and screwing the pooch

Solution:

Test the enlisted men

/guarantee you the Master at arms won't be testing the Captain when he staggers up the brow...


The testing applies to officer and enlisted. How it all plays out of course is another matter.
 
2013-01-24 01:57:00 AM

draa: And they're just starting this now? Though I'll say it's probably for the best over all.

My CSB. When I got out of bootcamp in 1983 I went to A-School in Memphis and the first thing I did was get shiatfaced. And me and a buddy stayed that way for nearly 3 years.


You'd have to be drunk every day to tolerate Millington. I spent a week there going to some week long school. I couldn't believe the number of knucklehead dry-water sailors running around that place pretending to be hard. I had this 1st class actually stop his car and get out to try to holler at me and my buddy because we *weren't marching.* I'm a fleet E-5. I an't marching anywhere. I asked him if he thought he was gonna get us sent to the fleet or something, and that if he didn't like our mode of transport he should call our CO and complain.

We stayed drunk the rest of the week.
 
2013-01-24 02:00:42 AM
If you've served your country, comment away.

Else, you may find a hypocrite in your morning mirror.
 
2013-01-24 02:03:17 AM

shintochick: The testing applies to officer and enlisted. How it all plays out of course is another matter.


They said the same thing about drug testing but I never saw an officer busted for it. Of course they sign a different contract when they join and can opt out of it anytime whereas an enlisted man is commited to various lengths and the only way to get out of them before their enlistment is up is various discharges like Medical, General, OTH or Dishonorable. And on rare occasions a BC since that's usually reserved for the worst cases. I'd imagine that has something to do with officers never getting into trouble unless something really bad happens. Too much money invested in an officer to wind up having them say "fark this shiat, I'm going home."
 
2013-01-24 02:07:13 AM

draa: shintochick: The testing applies to officer and enlisted. How it all plays out of course is another matter.

They said the same thing about drug testing but I never saw an officer busted for it. Of course they sign a different contract when they join and can opt out of it anytime whereas an enlisted man is commited to various lengths and the only way to get out of them before their enlistment is up is various discharges like Medical, General, OTH or Dishonorable. And on rare occasions a BC since that's usually reserved for the worst cases. I'd imagine that has something to do with officers never getting into trouble unless something really bad happens. Too much money invested in an officer to wind up having them say "fark this shiat, I'm going home."


Just as a point of fact, a Dishonorable can only be handed out by a general court martial, whereas a BCD can be handed out by a special court martial. OTH can be handed out under Article-15.

Dishonorables are the worst cases. BCDs are the "man you really farked that up" cases. OTH is generally "You really screwed up off base and are now in the shiat because you can't come to work any more cases."
 
2013-01-24 02:08:49 AM
Note: They're testing with the .08 weak watered down civilian bar for drunk.

/Bluejackets
 
2013-01-24 02:22:56 AM
The good old days where half of my paycheck went to "The Real McCoys".

/San Diego.
 
2013-01-24 02:34:00 AM

Fecal Conservative: Note: They're testing with the .08 weak watered down civilian bar for drunk.


I think .08 would have gotten most of us busted. I'm pretty sure we were above that all the time even though we rarely drank before duty. Of course I knew plenty of people that did including our division's Senior Chief. Most of us were just constantly above it from the sheer amount of booze we consumed.
 
2013-01-24 03:46:20 AM
I remember getting underway once and depending on what you wanted, I knew who to go to. I generally had 2-3 bottles of Southern Comfort hidden away, and I knew guys that had scotch, rum, bourbon, etc on board, and generally within about 20-30 minutes and $$ I could get you whatever you wanted...

Drinking problem? Nope. I drink because you are the problem...
 
2013-01-24 05:57:27 AM
And who is going to administer the test? The DAPA? They are the biggest drunks in the Navy. Ours once spent an entire GMT explaining how to avoid getting a DUI at our next liberty port.
 
2013-01-24 06:23:08 AM
Just another 'turn of the screw'.

NEXT UP: RANDOM PRTs!

If the want to cut the workforce, why don't they simply walk through with $5000.00 checks and honorable discharges.
No strings attached. Take one, take the other, buh-bye, thanks for playing our game.
 
2013-01-24 06:48:08 AM
I was in the Navy 1987-1994. While on tour overseas, at any morning muster in a foreign port, I guarantee 70-80% of the men standing in ranks were over the limit. Hell, sometimes we'd only stopped drinking a couple hours before muster. You get really good at maintaining, REALLY good.

In those days nobody cared if you were drunk, as long as you played it off well. But goddamit the drinking helped deal with the idiocy of the service, and the bullsh*t you had to put up with 24/7. Feel a little sorry for this new generation.
 
2013-01-24 07:53:00 AM

Optimus Primate: I was in the Navy 1987-1994. While on tour overseas, at any morning muster in a foreign port, I guarantee 70-80% of the men standing in ranks were over the limit. Hell, sometimes we'd only stopped drinking a couple hours before muster. You get really good at maintaining, REALLY good.


QFT. I couldn't stand Norfolk w/o beer. Just wish I'd known about Guinness back then, although it's probably a good thing I didn't, as I couldn't have afforded it to the extent needed.
 
2013-01-24 08:38:19 AM
The key was still being able to perform your duties...and we always could. We made sure to show up to muster shaved and (relatively) well put together. There was an understanding amongst everyone involved that as long as you could play it off - nobody was going to make a stink about you being a little buzzed from the night before. Hell, oftentimes the chiefs and first class enlisted were as bad off as we were...

If you showed up to muster staggering and unshaved - you were getting written up. Exceptions were made for one-offs if you were a solid sailor 99% of the time. You'd get sent to your work space to sleep it off (we were weapons and radar techs and had the BEST sleep-off spaces).
 
2013-01-24 09:38:42 AM
This will probably end up costing a ton of money, create a ton of paperwork, show no effect statistically, and an Admiral will get another star.

Then they'll ban alcohol all together.

Oh, and...

FTA: A positive test result for a sailor reporting to work - a reading of 0.02 percent or higher - won't be used to punish sailors. But the Navy said it could be used to refer him or her to a drug and alcohol program adviser.

Bullshiat.  I guarantee you it will be used to punish sailors, and DAPA involvement is documented for future reference.
 
2013-01-24 06:21:14 PM
anyone who thinks the results of blowing more than .02 won't lead to disciplinary action is nuts....You blow hot and your NCO/ officer is just going to let you work on million dollar equipment????? Someone else will have to do your job because if something happens...I am sure the CO will let it ride....not...
 
2013-01-25 12:45:40 AM

Optimus Primate: The key was still being able to perform your duties...and we always could. We made sure to show up to muster shaved and (relatively) well put together. There was an understanding amongst everyone involved that as long as you could play it off - nobody was going to make a stink about you being a little buzzed from the night before. Hell, oftentimes the chiefs and first class enlisted were as bad off as we were...

If you showed up to muster staggering and unshaved - you were getting written up. Exceptions were made for one-offs if you were a solid sailor 99% of the time. You'd get sent to your work space to sleep it off (we were weapons and radar techs and had the BEST sleep-off spaces).


I remember closing out a bar in Norfolk then (I have no clue how) we got back to the ship at 3 am, into my rack at 4, only to get woken up for underway watch... The guy waking me up had to back off due to the fumes, then getting woken up 20-30 minutes later because the Chief Engineer required me to be in that spot, because it was my name on the watchbill... I showed up still belching beer, and there's no way they couldn't have known I was still hammered... Then, after the 4 hour underway watch, get off watch only to have to grab a bite to eat then be back down 30 minutes later for my actual watch...

Nope, I didn't make chief before I got out... Why do you ask?
 
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