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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?

November 01, 2018 4 min read 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

November 01, 2018 5 min read 8 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

November 01, 2018 5 min read 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

March 15, 2017 6 min read

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

August 22, 2016 4 min read 1 Comment

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Shipboard Living: Then and Now

Shipboard Living: Then and Now

August 22, 2016 6 min read 1 Comment

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Personalize your War Space

Personalize your War Space

August 22, 2016 3 min read

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Importance of Sleep for Health & Well Being at Sea

Importance of Sleep for Health & Well Being at Sea

August 22, 2016 5 min read

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The Meaning of "Rack"

The Meaning of "Rack"

August 22, 2016 2 min read

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Size Guide
Size Chart for sizes on Navy Surface Ships, Navy Submarines, and Coast Guard Cutters. Sizes are typically based on rank and ship type.
Size Name Fitted Sheet Flat Sheet Pillowcases
Crew (Surface Ships and Submarines) 26" × 76" × 8" (Fits mattresses 4"-7" deep) 53" × 92" 20" × 33"
Crew Long (Surface Ships) 26" × 80" × 8" (Fits mattresses 4"-7" deep) 53" × 96" 20" × 33"
CPO (Surface Ships, Subs, and Coast Guard Cutters) 28" × 76" × 8" (Fits mattresses 4"-7" deep) 56" × 92" 20" × 33"
CPO Long (Surface Ships) 28" × 80" × 8" (Fits mattresses 4"-7" deep) 56" × 96" 20" × 33"
Officer (Surface Ships) 34" × 76" × 8" (Fits mattresses 4"-7" deep) 63" × 92" 20" × 33"