Taco Is Broke

Like I said earlier, I rarely had money troubles in the Navy, but going to mast and losing half month’s pay for two months hurts. Luckily though, I got some back-pay that the Navy owed me. I was sitting around at the tagout team office looking at my Leave & Earnings Statement and AlaskanAssassin came …

Tactical Readiness Examination, July 2004

TRE is all about forward personnel: torpedo room, fire control, navigation, etc…  We had three days in port after ORSE — one of which was spent on duty. On one of the two days I had off, I was at the Ala Moana Mall when I got a call from my buddy Hokie.  We were …

Holiday Stand Down (2003 into 2004)

Holiday Stand Down was in full effect when I made my first calendar entry.  My boat was moored at Ford Island–which is an island within the harbor of an island–very meta…  But before I get into it, I should tell the story of how I came to know Emily. A month or two earlier, I …