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(White House)   Senate confirms Adm. Linda Fagan as first-ever woman chief of a U.S. military service   (whitehouse.gov) divider line
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2022-05-13 12:45:35 PM  
She was great in Steely Dan.
 
2022-05-13 12:59:49 PM  
Woo! Good for her!
 
2022-05-13 1:09:41 PM  

thorpe: She was great in Steely Dan.


The Artful Dodger was better
 
2022-05-13 1:11:15 PM  
Yeah, but it's only the Coast Guard.

/s
 
2022-05-13 1:23:09 PM  
Air Force?
 
2022-05-13 1:24:16 PM  
Gigglesnort "Military Service"

/Seriously though - good for her
 
2022-05-13 1:27:48 PM  

NeoCortex42: Yeah, but it's only the Coast Guard.

/s


At least it wasn't Space Force.
 
2022-05-13 1:30:43 PM  

kbronsito: NeoCortex42: Yeah, but it's only the Coast Guard.

/s

At least it wasn't Space Force.


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2022-05-13 1:31:14 PM  
Atta girl!
 
2022-05-13 1:32:11 PM  

thorpe: She was great in Steely Dan.


It only makes sense that a master of yacht rock would ascent to Admiral.
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2022-05-13 1:33:03 PM  
OOGA BOOGA the de-masculization of our once great military continues  WHARRGARBLE!!!
 
2022-05-13 1:33:17 PM  

NeoCortex42: Yeah, but it's only the Coast Guard.

/s


Time for the Coast Guard SALUTE!

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2022-05-13 1:33:17 PM  
Good for her, congratulations!

The poor Coast Guard.  They aren't considered "real" military, but they also get sent to war.  Afghanistan (a landlocked country, if you forgot).
 
2022-05-13 1:34:53 PM  
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2022-05-13 1:35:02 PM  
Bravo!
 
2022-05-13 1:35:02 PM  

theknuckler_33: OOGA BOOGA the de-masculization of our once great military continues  WHARRGARBLE!!!


It's ok, go on.  He's listening:

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2022-05-13 1:35:40 PM  
The CG is pumped about it. Unfortunately I'll be retiring right as she takes over.
 
2022-05-13 1:37:21 PM  

kbronsito: NeoCortex42: Yeah, but it's only the Coast Guard.

/s

At least it wasn't Space Force.


i don't think President Biden is appointing anyone to that boondongle unless he's required to by law.
 
2022-05-13 1:38:24 PM  

johnny_vegas: theknuckler_33: OOGA BOOGA the de-masculization of our once great military continues  WHARRGARBLE!!!

It's ok, go on.  He's listening:

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What the hell is that from?
 
2022-05-13 1:40:29 PM  
G.I. Jane 3... can't wait to see it!
 
2022-05-13 1:41:00 PM  

Dewey Fidalgo: Good for her, congratulations!

The poor Coast Guard.  They aren't considered "real" military, but they also get sent to war.  Afghanistan (a landlocked country, if you forgot).


We should probably give the Coast Guard back their harpoon missiles (add on the Land Attack upgrade) if we want them shooting at a landlocked country.
 
2022-05-13 1:42:39 PM  

Seacop: The CG is pumped about it. Unfortunately I'll be retiring right as she takes over.


Congrats on your retirement.  Sincerely, as a fishing family, we thank you for your service.

Still sad that the Victory has been "retired".  I still tear up a little.

https://www.newportnewstimes.com/news/victory-s-last-voyage/article_9893acd8-48b8-11ec-ab73-cf36288f1fd9.html
 
2022-05-13 1:51:51 PM  

johnny_vegas: theknuckler_33: OOGA BOOGA the de-masculization of our once great military continues  WHARRGARBLE!!!

It's ok, go on.  He's listening:

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"Frasier Crane, The Dark Years"

/actually I have no idea, I fell into a rabbit hole of a GIS and there it was
 
2022-05-13 1:52:43 PM  

Dewey Fidalgo: Seacop: The CG is pumped about it. Unfortunately I'll be retiring right as she takes over.

Congrats on your retirement.  Sincerely, as a fishing family, we thank you for your service.

Still sad that the Victory has been "retired".  I still tear up a little.

https://www.newportnewstimes.com/news/victory-s-last-voyage/article_9893acd8-48b8-11ec-ab73-cf36288f1fd9.html


There's not many of the 52' Motor life boats left. When I was running SAR in Astoria we had them at Columbia River, Grays Harbor, and Tillamook Bay.

/Much appreciated
 
2022-05-13 2:00:39 PM  

johnny_vegas: theknuckler_33: OOGA BOOGA the de-masculization of our once great military continues  WHARRGARBLE!!!

It's ok, go on.  He's listening:

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Does he have "Welcome Aboard" tattooed on his penis?

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2022-05-13 2:00:51 PM  

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Satisfied
 
2022-05-13 2:08:52 PM  

DarkSoulNoHope: Does he have "Welcome Aboard" tattooed on his penis?

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No, it just says "Ward"

Ohhhhhhhhhhh!
 
2022-05-13 2:11:09 PM  
I dunno guys. I think women might be too emotionally volatile to fish drunk jet skiers out of the water.
 
2022-05-13 2:24:08 PM  

NeoCortex42: Yeah, but it's only the Coast Guard.

/s


Don't make me row my boat over there to yell at you!
 
2022-05-13 2:25:30 PM  

Seacop: The CG is pumped about it. Unfortunately I'll be retiring right as she takes over.


Congrats!
 
2022-05-13 2:30:57 PM  

johnny_vegas: "Frasier Crane, The Dark Years"
/actually I have no idea, I fell into a rabbit hole of a GIS and there it was


I spent more time looking at whatever is in that cooking dish than trying to figure out who the guy was. What is it artichoke pasta, snap peas, lentils and the afterbirth of a giant squid?
 
2022-05-13 2:32:52 PM  

johnny_vegas: theknuckler_33: OOGA BOOGA the de-masculization of our once great military continues  WHARRGARBLE!!!

It's ok, go on.  He's listening:

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2022-05-13 2:37:30 PM  

berylman: johnny_vegas: "Frasier Crane, The Dark Years"
/actually I have no idea, I fell into a rabbit hole of a GIS and there it was

I spent more time looking at whatever is in that cooking dish than trying to figure out who the guy was. What is it artichoke pasta, snap peas, lentils and the afterbirth of a giant squid?


Pesto penne pasta?
 
2022-05-13 3:00:36 PM  
Republicans actually voted for her? What gives?
 
2022-05-13 3:03:13 PM  

johnny_vegas: thorpe: She was great in Steely Dan.

The Artful Dodger was better


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2022-05-13 3:09:47 PM  

Dewey Fidalgo: Good for her, congratulations!

The poor Coast Guard.  They aren't considered "real" military, but they also get sent to war.  Afghanistan (a landlocked country, if you forgot).


As a Navy guy, I have nothing but mad respect for the Coast Guard (and their tiny little boats), and this does nothing to dissuade me I am wrong.

The Coasties do more to actually protect American shores on Monday than the rest of the services will do all week, combined.   Their helo pilots are the best in the world.
 
2022-05-13 3:32:44 PM  
About 3 1/2 years ago, I was talking with her (she was then a 3-star in charge of PACAREA--Pacific Area is the CG's command and force provider for maritime safety, security, etc., in the Pacific. It encompasses six of the seven continents, 71 countries, and 74 million+ square miles of ocean from the US Western States to Asia, North to South Pole) and at an appropriate moment said, "Ma'am, you're going to be our next commandant." She expressed surprise and asked why, and I told her to look at all your commands, accomplishments, you're intelligent, and have good people skills. She politely nodded and we talked a bit more blah blah blah.
I saw the stars aligning for her and am glad she got the job. No one can smear this as a "woke" or "pc" promotion--she earned it.
 
2022-05-13 3:43:55 PM  

Rent Party: Dewey Fidalgo: Good for her, congratulations!

The poor Coast Guard.  They aren't considered "real" military, but they also get sent to war.  Afghanistan (a landlocked country, if you forgot).

As a Navy guy, I have nothing but mad respect for the Coast Guard (and their tiny little boats), and this does nothing to dissuade me I am wrong.

The Coasties do more to actually protect American shores on Monday than the rest of the services will do all week, combined.   Their helo pilots are the best in the world.


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/retired Navy
//Coasties are awesome
 
2022-05-13 4:23:40 PM  
https://www.oregonlive.com/news/g66l-2019/01/977489a9bc5921/coast-guard-rescue-you-hear-this-roaring-and-sucking-sound-coming-right-at-you.html

This happened a couple of years ago.  Putting aside that the skipper was a waving asshole (always had been) that killed his crew, it kind of encapsulates the weird position the USCG is in.

My husband was tied up*** at a dock near the Coast Guard station and listened on the radio it as it went down.  He came home very shook up.   We also donated money to the station, because even though they continued to work, they weren't getting paid.

***after I typed that I realized that some Farkers would assume HE was tied up, the boat was tied up...fishing lingo shorthand.  I forget sometimes.
 
2022-05-13 4:25:16 PM  

Seacop: Dewey Fidalgo: Seacop: The CG is pumped about it. Unfortunately I'll be retiring right as she takes over.

Congrats on your retirement.  Sincerely, as a fishing family, we thank you for your service.

Still sad that the Victory has been "retired".  I still tear up a little.

https://www.newportnewstimes.com/news/victory-s-last-voyage/article_9893acd8-48b8-11ec-ab73-cf36288f1fd9.html

There's not many of the 52' Motor life boats left. When I was running SAR in Astoria we had them at Columbia River, Grays Harbor, and Tillamook Bay.

/Much appreciated


It's been a while since I got out, but I remember the 47' being the brand new top of the line vessel in those days. Spent most of my time on either MECs or HECs so didn't get to play with the fun toys (I was an ET)
 
2022-05-13 4:49:41 PM  

Lipo: It's been a while since I got out, but I remember the 47' being the brand new top of the line vessel in those days.


Gawd I'm old.   I've been, or rather the boat, have been towed in on a 44' over the Humboldt Bay bar (which was closed at the time after the extremely rough seas had our heat exchange out of water so much it chewed up two different impellers.   The Humboldt Bay Coasties towed in 13 boats that day.  A surprise big storm caught everyone off guard, this was in the late 70s, and our boat has twice been towed into Yaquina Bay twice in a hard slamming three decades of crabbing and other fisheries, a blown reduction gear, I forget the other reason except they both happened on my husband's birthday :)...anyway, once by a 47' and once and once by the 52' Victory.  And here is where the old part comes in.  The Victory is the same age as me.

I loved the little 44's, the "rollovers".   And I think all 4 of the 52's are now retired (the Victory last year).  I'm just glad we have helos now.  Though, my husband is essentially retired now.  Still goes out for the summer halibut openers, but that's it.   Crabbing beat the crap out of him, even in the wheelhouse, and shrimping just bored him to tears, though he was very, very good at both.
 
2022-05-13 4:52:46 PM  

Dewey Fidalgo: Lipo: It's been a while since I got out, but I remember the 47' being the brand new top of the line vessel in those days.

Gawd I'm old.   I've been, or rather the boat, have been towed in on a 44' over the Humboldt Bay bar (which was closed at the time after the extremely rough seas had our heat exchange out of water so much it chewed up two different impellers.   The Humboldt Bay Coasties towed in 13 boats that day.  A surprise big storm caught everyone off guard, this was in the late 70s, and our boat has twice been towed into Yaquina Bay twice in a hard slamming three decades of crabbing and other fisheries, a blown reduction gear, I forget the other reason except they both happened on my husband's birthday :)...anyway, once by a 47' and once and once by the 52' Victory.  And here is where the old part comes in.  The Victory is the same age as me.

I loved the little 44's, the "rollovers".   And I think all 4 of the 52's are now retired (the Victory last year).  I'm just glad we have helos now.  Though, my husband is essentially retired now.  Still goes out for the summer halibut openers, but that's it.   Crabbing beat the crap out of him, even in the wheelhouse, and shrimping just bored him to tears, though he was very, very good at both.


We still have a couple of 52s left
 
2022-05-13 5:05:04 PM  

Seacop: Dewey Fidalgo: Lipo: It's been a while since I got out, but I remember the 47' being the brand new top of the line vessel in those days.

Gawd I'm old.   I've been, or rather the boat, have been towed in on a 44' over the Humboldt Bay bar (which was closed at the time after the extremely rough seas had our heat exchange out of water so much it chewed up two different impellers.   The Humboldt Bay Coasties towed in 13 boats that day.  A surprise big storm caught everyone off guard, this was in the late 70s, and our boat has twice been towed into Yaquina Bay twice in a hard slamming three decades of crabbing and other fisheries, a blown reduction gear, I forget the other reason except they both happened on my husband's birthday :)...anyway, once by a 47' and once and once by the 52' Victory.  And here is where the old part comes in.  The Victory is the same age as me.

I loved the little 44's, the "rollovers".   And I think all 4 of the 52's are now retired (the Victory last year).  I'm just glad we have helos now.  Though, my husband is essentially retired now.  Still goes out for the summer halibut openers, but that's it.   Crabbing beat the crap out of him, even in the wheelhouse, and shrimping just bored him to tears, though he was very, very good at both.

We still have a couple of 52s left


The Victory, the Intrepid, and the Invincible have all been sent up that farm upstate at Cape Disappointment.  The Triumph might still be active, but I am not sure.  Though it is already at CD.   If it is retired they really need to name a new replacement "Triumph".  I'm sure you know why.
 
2022-05-13 5:05:57 PM  

kbronsito: NeoCortex42: Yeah, but it's only the Coast Guard.

/s

At least it wasn't Space Force.


If they put me in charge of Space Force, they would kick me out the next day because I'd require all female service members to have Princess Leia hair buns.  Dress uniform?  That's right: gold slave bikini.
 
2022-05-13 5:11:20 PM  

Aquapope: kbronsito: NeoCortex42: Yeah, but it's only the Coast Guard.

/s

At least it wasn't Space Force.

If they put me in charge of Space Force, they would kick me out the next day because I'd require all female service members to have Princess Leia hair buns.  Dress uniform?  That's right: gold slave bikini.


Hey now, get with the times:

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2022-05-13 5:37:00 PM  

kbronsito: NeoCortex42: Yeah, but it's only the Coast Guard.

/s

At least it wasn't Space Force.


Yeah, that's been cancelled.
 
2022-05-13 5:41:28 PM  

Exile On Beale Street: Republicans actually voted for her? What gives?


Her confirmation was unanimous.
 
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