MIL Haze grey and underway *pics, 56k take a number*

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  1. mrduke

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    Howdy folks. I just got back from a 2 week detachment onboard the USS Abraham Lincoln. It was just a work up for deployment, so everyone can get all the necessary quals and training in preparation for the long haul. Seeing as it was my first time on a ship, it was a hell of an experience. I snagged some pics to share with everyone. It's SO nice to be home :bigthumb: On to the pics:

    My squadron's aircraft. Meet the F/A-18E Super Hornet.
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    Afterburner on the cat shot
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    Crossing the fantail during recovery
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    And snagging the wire
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    A Seahawk touching down on the flight deck
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    2 Hornets doing a flyby after the last aircraft left the deck on our way home
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    EA-6B Prowler parked aft of the island
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    Legacy Hornet on its way home
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    Another shot of a Legacy Hornet (F/A-18C) on approach
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    An E-2C Hawkeye sitting on Cat 2
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    Launching for the last time and heading back to Lemoore, our CAG bird waiting on Cat 2
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    I took this standing on the bow, looking aft. You can see the USS Ronald Reagan in the background.
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  2. GochuBoy

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    Did you get ass raped by the Navy dudes?
     
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    :bowdown: fucking aircraft carriers are :coold:
     
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    It's not gay if you're underway :naughty: :mamoru:

    but no, I didn't witness anything remotely fruity.
     
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    I must admit Aircraft Carriers are the extreme shit and when coupled with all of the components that make a carrier group :bowdown: ^1000
     
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    thanks :cool:
     
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    It's a very capable airplane.


    :naughty:
     
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    :coold: The Truman is a bit newer than the Lincoln, but they're pretty much the same ship. I took this one as we were pulling out in San Diego.

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    Some of the newer cruise ships are bigger than carriers. None are nuclear powered though :mamoru:
     
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    Jyokker The trouser snake is very aggressive. It will corn

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  12. mrduke

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    weaksauce :greddy:

    Did you go searching for the slowest server you could find to host that pic? :mamoru:
     
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    Jyokker The trouser snake is very aggressive. It will corn

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    yes!
     
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    are you talking about the vertical or horizontal stab? here's a super sitting next to a legacy for reference.

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    I'm on the deck when we're doing maintenance up there.
     
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    I couldn't say for sure about the horizontal. I'll take a look on monday and let you know :eek3:
     
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    trying for officer?
     
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    good luck :cool:
     
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    how loud is it on the deck?
     
  20. mrmephistopheles

    mrmephistopheles Not right... in the head.

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    Nice shots.
    My wife is on the USS Shitty Kitty (CV-63). :(
     
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    spyder007 Bаnned bу Ѕuреr Μоdеrаtоrs

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    so do you fly?
     
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    It's still too early in my career to make that decision :noes:
     
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    An F/A-18 at full power is awe inspiring when you're standing 15 feet away from it. :cool:

    We wear good ear protection, but with that many jets turning in such a small space, it gets pretty damn loud. Lots of wind too.
     
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    thanks :bigthumb: I've heard from quite a few people that Japan is a great duty station. I've never been on the Chicken Hawk but I do know that it's pretty old. What does your wife do?
     
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    Nope, I'm an electrician.
     

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