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2020-10-29 7:40:04 AM  
WTF? Back in the day, Navy chow was great.

Except for the green eggs.

And the coffee you cut with scissors.

No, actually, that coffee was great. An acquired taste, you might say.
 
2020-10-29 8:06:02 AM  
Something something, lesser of two weevils.
 
2020-10-29 8:39:43 AM  
Navy chow should be, at a minimum, incredibly unhealthy yet hearty and delicious. I never thought I would enjoy a deep fried garden salad but I was very hungry.

Harlee: And the coffee you cut with scissors.

No, actually, that coffee was great. An acquired taste, you might say.


The secret is there's always a little salt in the freshwater supply.
 
2020-10-29 8:53:14 AM  
Next time on Kitchen Nightmares.

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2020-10-29 9:09:51 AM  

Harlee: WTF? Back in the day, Navy chow was great.

Except for the green eggs.

And the coffee you cut with scissors.

No, actually, that coffee was great. An acquired taste, you might say.


Learned to drink coffee, as a young Marine, coming off some stupid ass 2400 to 0400 watch, making sure the HMMWV's did just spontaneously burst in too flames on the LCAC's. 
Strong lesson to learn at such a young age.
Bug juice was not farking joke, either...
 
2020-10-29 9:10:30 AM  
"No one loves the military more than me"
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/why you serving them mold then?
 
2020-10-29 9:10:44 AM  
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2020-10-29 9:10:59 AM  

Jelly Bean Raider: Harlee: WTF? Back in the day, Navy chow was great.

Except for the green eggs.

And the coffee you cut with scissors.

No, actually, that coffee was great. An acquired taste, you might say.

Learned to drink coffee, as a young Marine, coming off some stupid ass 2400 to 0400 watch, making sure the HMMWV's didn't just spontaneously burst in too flames on the LCAC's. 
Strong lesson to learn at such a young age.
Bug juice was not farking joke, either...


My Kingdom for an Edit button.
 
2020-10-29 9:11:33 AM  
Reminder:
If you can see the mold, it is already ALL OVER THE BREAD. You can't see all the invisible hyphae, the tiny tendrils of growth .
 
2020-10-29 9:11:47 AM  
Simple solution, a good captain would get out of the wardroom and eat some of the food his crew eats every now and then.
 
2020-10-29 9:13:48 AM  
In the early 80's, my brother took me on a Tiger cruise on CVN 69 Eisenhower. It was a dependents cruise so you could see what life was like in the navy. It was a weekend thing. I thought the food was pretty good. The gray hotdogs were off putting but literally everything else was good. I asked him if they always ate like that or was it a show for the visitors. He claimed he never had a bad meal on the ship, ever.
 
2020-10-29 9:15:10 AM  
Didn't M*A*S*H cover this already?

/we want something else!
//we want something else!
///we want something else!
 
2020-10-29 9:15:58 AM  
Losers and suckers don't get the good chow.
 
2020-10-29 9:16:53 AM  
So you thought the shiatty clothes, horrible working conditions and crap pay probably added up to amazing food?
 
2020-10-29 9:17:59 AM  
I am sure most of the sailors in the Navy are happy to give up edible food so defense contractors can build an unusable littoral ship.
 
2020-10-29 9:18:18 AM  
I cannot believe how badly Biden is treating our military.

/s
 
2020-10-29 9:18:52 AM  
...asking them why the standards for food served to service members be that low.

Yarr, they be that low because ye be scurvious scallywags not deserving of food fit for proper men. Ye be walking the plank if ye be whingeing on the morrow! Yarr.
 
hej
2020-10-29 9:20:52 AM  
"On a ship, if I were to report this, the highest it's going to go is to our captain. And there's no way our captain is going to turn around and tell his superior: 'Hey, the food on my ship is f---ed up;' because they're not going to rat on themselves like that."

I'm obvious not in the navy;  Do the commanding officers not eat from the same cafeteria as everyone else?
 
2020-10-29 9:21:48 AM  
There was rotten Meat/ and Weevily bread
Leave her Johnny Leave her
Oh the Voyage is done/and the winds don't blow
and it's time for us to Le-ave her

https://music.youtube.com/watch?v=-1M​g​aR51YeQ&list=RDAMVM-1MgaR51YeQ
 
2020-10-29 9:22:20 AM  

Harlee: WTF? Back in the day, Navy chow was great.

Except for the green eggs.

And the coffee you cut with scissors.

No, actually, that coffee was great. An acquired taste, you might say.


The only thing I saw the E-7 in the 'dining facility' ever do was make the coffee.  And if the lifer juice wasn't acceptable, he'd hear about it.

The coffee maker was a WWII device about four feet high with multiple spouts.  The guy looked like a heart surgeon measuring the coffee just oh, so carefully.  Then he added the water; the exact amount.  He yelled "Stay the hell away from the coffee until I says so."  He went in to his office and chained smoked for half an hour.  Then, he went to the machine, drew a sip in a cup, tasted it and yelled "10 more minutes on the coffee.  KP stop eyeballin' me!"  Ten minutes later, he tested it again and decided it was drinkable.  The mess sergeant got his.  The E-4 s lined up and they all had a nice little coffee break at 5:30 in the AM.  Then the trainees started lining up and the Drill Sergeants came in for their coffee.
 
2020-10-29 9:23:09 AM  
No mention of shiat on a shingle yet?
 
2020-10-29 9:24:58 AM  

Harlee: WTF? Back in the day, Navy chow was great.

Except for the green eggs.

And the coffee you cut with scissors.

No, actually, that coffee was great. An acquired taste, you might say.


This. You got the occasional meal where the cooks got lazy or were getting rid of leftovers, but on the whole Navy chow was good to great.

Particularly after the mid 90s when they switched from generic suppliers (ham, canned, 5lbs. Etc) to commercial restaurant suppliers. Hormel meats, Campbell soup, etc.

In 17 years other than fruit from the bottom of the bin that could be questionable I never saw a moldy bread or anything spoiled.
 
2020-10-29 9:25:35 AM  
Volunteer service sounds good on paper. But I don't think Alton Brown would be found in a aircraft carrier kitchen. More likely it's some 18yr old from a backwater nowhere.
 
2020-10-29 9:25:45 AM  

Jelly Bean Raider: Jelly Bean Raider: Harlee: WTF? Back in the day, Navy chow was great.

Except for the green eggs.

And the coffee you cut with scissors.

No, actually, that coffee was great. An acquired taste, you might say.

Learned to drink coffee, as a young Marine, coming off some stupid ass 2400 to 0400 watch, making sure the HMMWV's didn't just spontaneously burst in too flames on the LCAC's. 
Strong lesson to learn at such a young age.
Bug juice was not farking joke, either...

My Kingdom for an Edit button.


Why is the LCAC on fire?
 
2020-10-29 9:26:08 AM  

Harry Freakstorm: Harlee: WTF? Back in the day, Navy chow was great.

Except for the green eggs.

And the coffee you cut with scissors.

No, actually, that coffee was great. An acquired taste, you might say.

The only thing I saw the E-7 in the 'dining facility' ever do was make the coffee.  And if the lifer juice wasn't acceptable, he'd hear about it.

The coffee maker was a WWII device about four feet high with multiple spouts.  The guy looked like a heart surgeon measuring the coffee just oh, so carefully.  Then he added the water; the exact amount.  He yelled "Stay the hell away from the coffee until I says so."  He went in to his office and chained smoked for half an hour.  Then, he went to the machine, drew a sip in a cup, tasted it and yelled "10 more minutes on the coffee.  KP stop eyeballin' me!"  Ten minutes later, he tested it again and decided it was drinkable.  The mess sergeant got his.  The E-4 s lined up and they all had a nice little coffee break at 5:30 in the AM.  Then the trainees started lining up and the Drill Sergeants came in for their coffee.


If you ever want to leave the real world and live on another planet where nothing you know about life has any value then join the military.
 
2020-10-29 9:26:30 AM  
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2020-10-29 9:27:00 AM  

Jelly Bean Raider: Jelly Bean Raider: Harlee: WTF? Back in the day, Navy chow was great.

Except for the green eggs.

And the coffee you cut with scissors.

No, actually, that coffee was great. An acquired taste, you might say.

Learned to drink coffee, as a young Marine, coming off some stupid ass 2400 to 0400 watch, making sure the HMMWV's didn't just spontaneously burst in too flames on the LCAC's. 
Strong lesson to learn at such a young age.
Bug juice was not farking joke, either...

My Kingdom for an Edit button.


We used to get bug juice back at summer camp in the 1960"s
 
2020-10-29 9:27:04 AM  

Walker: "No one loves the military more than me"
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/why you serving them mold then?


To be fair this isn't Trump's fault.
Even in 1990 they military was already implementing move up or move out.
if you tell someone they can't be a professional Jeep driver for their entire military career; well why is there driving going to be excellent?
Thanks bean counters.
/
ALSO I won't  be surprised is this some third rate subcontracting situation
Again thanks bean counters
 
2020-10-29 9:28:19 AM  

Pharmdawg: Reminder:
If you can see the mold, it is already ALL OVER THE BREAD. You can't see all the invisible hyphae, the tiny tendrils of growth .


Oops.
 
2020-10-29 9:29:50 AM  

dothemath: So you thought the shiatty clothes, horrible working conditions and crap pay probably added up to amazing food?


And making our guys pay for said gear.

/
😔😠
┻┻︵¯\(ツ)/¯︵┻┻
 
2020-10-29 9:31:02 AM  

TempsSontFous: No mention of shiat on a shingle yet?


I can actually make damn tasty SOS
 
2020-10-29 9:32:25 AM  
I always thought the Navy had it pretty good.  Hot food and warm bed.  Then, I met a guy who had been in the Navy.  You know why no one ever sleeps in the rack up there?  See that pipe?  That's a shiat pipe and five years ago, it burst on the guy sleeping there.  You get a ship that goes in to the docks for a billion dollar overhaul and they keep the 1950's toilets and waste processing system.

Now the food.  I never had a bad C-Ration or MRE.    My first permanent party assignment 'dining facility' fed us C-Rations for about a week every month.  Walk in, there would be a pot of boiling cans.  You get a can and try to pick out a C Ration box with the good chocolates in it.  Sit down and eat spaghetti and meatball (just one) for breakfast.  Turns out the mess sergeant was selling food on the black market so the gave him C Rations to finish out the month. To this day, I do not know what's wrong with ham and motherf****s.  It wasn't that bad.  Same with ham and eggs.
 
2020-10-29 9:32:49 AM  

Tr0mBoNe: Navy chow should be, at a minimum, incredibly unhealthy yet hearty and delicious. I never thought I would enjoy a deep fried garden salad but I was very hungry.

Harlee: And the coffee you cut with scissors.

No, actually, that coffee was great. An acquired taste, you might say.

The secret is there's always a little salt in the freshwater supply.


I thought it was jet fuel.
 
2020-10-29 9:32:54 AM  

arrogantbastich: Volunteer service sounds good on paper. But I don't think Alton Brown would be found in a aircraft carrier kitchen. More likely it's some 18yr old from a backwater nowhere.


That's no excuse for raw meat.
So, please saw off.
If you are 18 and can't cook basic food, which all of that was, no one should be handing you a rifle and expecting you to perform with proficiency or anything else of significant value
 
2020-10-29 9:36:00 AM  

waxbeans: dothemath: So you thought the shiatty clothes, horrible working conditions and crap pay probably added up to amazing food?

And making our guys pay for said gear.

/
😔😠
┻┻︵¯\(ツ)/¯︵┻┻


If you can get something out of it without getting sick or killed, awesome.
 
2020-10-29 9:36:18 AM  

hej: "On a ship, if I were to report this, the highest it's going to go is to our captain. And there's no way our captain is going to turn around and tell his superior: 'Hey, the food on my ship is f---ed up;' because they're not going to rat on themselves like that."

I'm obvious not in the navy;  Do the commanding officers not eat from the same cafeteria as everyone else?


Nope. The officers have a separate dining area.

As well as different cooks and a different gallley, which was smaller than the main one.

They ate off of plates, while we used cafeteria trays.

Dunno if the menu was different.

The first class petty officers and chief petty officers ate the same food the rest of the enlisted did, but they had separate dining areas.
 
2020-10-29 9:36:41 AM  
USN never again!  I had the best soup on the big E.  For whatever reason the soups were really tasty.  The rest of the food was ok.  Sometimes the powdered eggs were a bit nasty, but hunger is the best sauce.  VF 111 AME
 
2020-10-29 9:38:01 AM  

I hereby demand that I be given a Fark account: Jelly Bean Raider: Jelly Bean Raider: Harlee: WTF? Back in the day, Navy chow was great.

Except for the green eggs.

And the coffee you cut with scissors.

No, actually, that coffee was great. An acquired taste, you might say.

Learned to drink coffee, as a young Marine, coming off some stupid ass 2400 to 0400 watch, making sure the HMMWV's didn't just spontaneously burst in too flames on the LCAC's. 
Strong lesson to learn at such a young age.
Bug juice was not farking joke, either...

My Kingdom for an Edit button.

Why is the LCAC on fire?


I guess one time, or so we were told, a HMMWV just set itself on fire, loaded on a LCAC, so there had to be a night time watch to make sure someone knew if it happened again. 

So...
 
2020-10-29 9:38:02 AM  

Harry Freakstorm: I never had a bad C-Ration or MRE.


My dad (former Marine) used to buy cases of MRE's to take camping.
I liked the dried peaches and little bottles of Tabasco.
 
2020-10-29 9:38:39 AM  
Wrote Big E, meant Vinson.  I was on the big E for work ups when I transferred to VF 124
 
2020-10-29 9:38:40 AM  

edmo: I cannot believe how badly Biden is treating our military.

/s


pfft, it was worse back when he was president
 
2020-10-29 9:39:02 AM  

waxbeans: arrogantbastich: Volunteer service sounds good on paper. But I don't think Alton Brown would be found in a aircraft carrier kitchen. More likely it's some 18yr old from a backwater nowhere.

That's no excuse for raw meat.
So, please saw off.
If you are 18 and can't cook basic food, which all of that was, no one should be handing you a rifle and expecting you to perform with proficiency or anything else of significant value


Knowing how to cook correctly and handle a rifle are two different ball games. 
Seems like to training was weak or the guy didn't give a fark.
 
2020-10-29 9:41:43 AM  

Jelly Bean Raider: waxbeans: arrogantbastich: Volunteer service sounds good on paper. But I don't think Alton Brown would be found in a aircraft carrier kitchen. More likely it's some 18yr old from a backwater nowhere.

That's no excuse for raw meat.
So, please saw off.
If you are 18 and can't cook basic food, which all of that was, no one should be handing you a rifle and expecting you to perform with proficiency or anything else of significant value

Knowing how to cook correctly and handle a rifle are two different ball games. 
Seems like to training was weak or the guy didn't give a fark.


Attention to detail is critical regardless of the task at hand.

/
That said, my Little brother is a fairly good shot.
I don't think he can cook.
Well, I guess it would not matter.
He is a picky eater.
 
2020-10-29 9:42:52 AM  

Jelly Bean Raider: waxbeans: arrogantbastich: Volunteer service sounds good on paper. But I don't think Alton Brown would be found in a aircraft carrier kitchen. More likely it's some 18yr old from a backwater nowhere.

That's no excuse for raw meat.
So, please saw off.
If you are 18 and can't cook basic food, which all of that was, no one should be handing you a rifle and expecting you to perform with proficiency or anything else of significant value

Knowing how to cook correctly and handle a rifle are two different ball games. 
Seems like to training was weak or the guy didn't give a fark.


//
Not raw is a really low threshold.
And who in the world burns a corn dog?
That I think about it they probably cooking so many corn dogs at one time there's a hot spot that's burning a few.
Really give him the benefit of doubt there
 
2020-10-29 9:42:59 AM  
I saw a documentary of a European (german?? Can't remember) submarine on patrol.  One cook, no staff for all watches.  That guy was going to die
 
2020-10-29 9:44:03 AM  
I'll bet one of the reasons Captain Crozier was loved by his sailors was he ensured the food was good.
 
2020-10-29 9:44:18 AM  

Jelly Bean Raider: Jelly Bean Raider: Harlee: WTF? Back in the day, Navy chow was great.

Except for the green eggs.

And the coffee you cut with scissors.

No, actually, that coffee was great. An acquired taste, you might say.

Learned to drink coffee, as a young Marine, coming off some stupid ass 2400 to 0400 watch, making sure the HMMWV's didn't just spontaneously burst in too flames on the LCAC's. 
Strong lesson to learn at such a young age.
Bug juice was not farking joke, either...

My Kingdom for an Edit button.


heh, we knew what you meant. Not being able to edit is apparently part of the old school attractiveness of Fark that is never going to be fixed.
 
2020-10-29 9:45:16 AM  
Gotta catch em all.
 
2020-10-29 9:48:11 AM  
I dunno, I'd figure a captain wouldn't have to go further up the chain of command to get raw chicken cooked. I realized there was a certain amount of pointless bureaucracy and rectal-cranial insertion, but if a US Navy captain can't get a chicken cooked, there's definitely something wrong.
 
2020-10-29 9:48:39 AM  

El Dudereno: Tr0mBoNe: Navy chow should be, at a minimum, incredibly unhealthy yet hearty and delicious. I never thought I would enjoy a deep fried garden salad but I was very hungry.

Harlee: And the coffee you cut with scissors.

No, actually, that coffee was great. An acquired taste, you might say.

The secret is there's always a little salt in the freshwater supply.

I thought it was jet fuel.


You gotta irradiate the water first.

/bubblehead coffee is serious business
 
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