Inside Out, Outside In. What is really going on in the Navy today?

Inside Out, Outside In. What is really going on in the Navy today?

by Fleet Sheets November 01, 2018 1 Comment

There have been some high-profile events going on in the Navy.  On social media, the keyboard captains have been burning up data minutes faster than stolen wardroom coffee on midwatch.  From the comments, you’d think the Navy is on overrun, sinking, on fire, out of money, and losing a war.

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Trust. An open letter to Parents of Sailors

Trust. An open letter to Parents of Sailors

by Fleet Sheets November 01, 2018 7 Comments

When I read about parents, parents of Sailors, worried about their kids, I think of my own. And I think of what I’ve seen. Growing up, there were the stories of Tiger Moms and Helicopter parents. But pre-smartphone with social media, wait… pre-cell phone, wait wait pre-beeper…

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The Finest Blunt Force Object

The Finest Blunt Force Object

by Fleet Sheets November 01, 2018 2 Comments

It’s been just over a year since retirement. Time clips by at a steady pace. In the planning stages of retirement, an old mentor charged me to “remain connected as a retired Chief Petty Officer." His graying goatee, the glass of whiskey, the company polo shirt all faded as a stern gleam came from his eye

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An Old Sailor’s History of Textiles

An Old Sailor’s History of Textiles

by Fleet Sheets March 15, 2017

In our modern life, even at sea, it is easy to take the bedding textiles we use every day for granted. I didn’t think much about Navy bedding until our COMCRUDESPAC Unit embarked aboard USS Boston (CAG-1) in 1967, bound for Vietnam. For my open-bay, aluminum-frame canvas rack, I got everything I needed...

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The Layer, the Watch and the Wardroom

The Layer, the Watch and the Wardroom

by Fleet Sheets August 22, 2016 1 Comment

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Shipboard Living: Then and Now

Shipboard Living: Then and Now

by Fleet Sheets August 22, 2016 1 Comment

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Personalize your War Space

Personalize your War Space

by Fleet Sheets August 22, 2016

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Importance of Sleep for Health & Well Being at Sea

Importance of Sleep for Health & Well Being at Sea

by Fleet Sheets August 22, 2016

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The Meaning of "Rack"

The Meaning of "Rack"

by Fleet Sheets August 22, 2016

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