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You've Never Seen Laundry Like This

posted Feb 29, 2012, 10:26 AM by Michael Melendez   [ updated Feb 29, 2012, 10:26 AM ]


Our first installment of Vinson 101 features ET3 Daniel Cook and you're going to find out that a simple task like doing a load of laundry is a whole new ballgame on a warship the size of Carl Vinson.

Taking a Trip To The Ship's Store

posted Feb 29, 2012, 10:24 AM by Michael Melendez   [ updated Feb 29, 2012, 10:24 AM ]


As we were posting this, we got a "Hey Carl" question from Anna Penner: "What kinds of things are available to the sailors in the ship store? Is it kinda like Wal-mart where there's a little bit of everything?" Well, here you go Anna.

Yoke Is No Joke

posted Feb 29, 2012, 10:22 AM by Michael Melendez   [ updated Feb 29, 2012, 10:22 AM ]


Twice a day we check it, set it, verify it and sign for it. It's Material Condition Yoke and in this edition of Vinson 101 we explain the what's, the why's and the when's behind it.

Deckplate Ministry

posted Feb 29, 2012, 10:21 AM by Michael Melendez   [ updated Feb 29, 2012, 10:21 AM ]


Our goal is to capture an aspect of shipboard life and bring it to you every week on "Vinson 101". This webisode features a unique look at a "typical" day for Lt. Gregg Hazlett, one of our command chaplains.

FOD

posted Feb 29, 2012, 10:16 AM by Michael Melendez   [ updated Feb 29, 2012, 10:18 AM ]


FOD = Foreign Object Damage
The crew is in charge of keeping the flight deck clean and clear.  FOD prevention is necessary to prevent damage to equipment and harm to personell.

Bringing On Stores

posted Feb 29, 2012, 9:56 AM by Michael Melendez   [ updated Feb 29, 2012, 10:07 AM ]


Your Sailors have been at sea a long time. How long? Well, you'll have to wait for specifics. But take it from us, it's been a while. One of the reasons we can stay out for extended periods of time is the Navy's replenishment-at-sea capability. A supply vessel can pull alongside and deliver food, parts, equipment. In order to make that work onboard Vinson, our Sailors are assigned to "working parties" to help offload the the material we bring aboard. There's your subject for this week's Vinson 101.

Cleaning Stations

posted Feb 29, 2012, 9:49 AM by Michael Melendez   [ updated Feb 29, 2012, 10:09 AM ]


It goes by different names on different ships. Some of those names can't be repeated here. Onboard Vinson, it's known as "Cleaning Stations" and it happens 5-days-a-week at 0730. Is it always fun? Nope. But it's definitely necessary. Our Sailor of the Year explains why.

The Boatswain's Mate of the Watch

posted Feb 29, 2012, 9:33 AM by Michael Melendez   [ updated Feb 29, 2012, 10:00 AM ]


Few things are more distinctive, or traditional, across the Navy than the sound of a Boatswain's pipe played over a ship's 1MC. In this edition of 101, we take you to the bridge and introduce you to the Boatswain's Mate of the Watch. She'll explain the history and necessity behind her job.

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