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This is a discussion on Question for you vets out there within the Law Enforcement, Military & Homeland Security Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; Originally Posted by SatCong Now that's true Navy. It was the same in the late 60's. The coffee made the Navy run! And it wasn't ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by SatCong View Post
    Now that's true Navy. It was the same in the late 60's. The coffee made the Navy run!
    And it wasn't quite right if it didn't have an oily sheen to it.

    Now I don't drink the amount of coffee in a month that I used to in a day. I think I wouldn't sleep for a week if I did.
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    Quote Originally Posted by purple88yj View Post
    And it wasn't quite right if it didn't have an oily sheen to it.

    Now I don't drink the amount of coffee in a month that I used to in a day. I think I wouldn't sleep for a week if I did.
    If you had Mid- Watch and drink Navy coffee, you were wide eyed awake for sure. Old salt could walk down the side of your ship in rolling seas and never spill a drop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SatCong View Post
    If you had Mid- Watch and drink Navy coffee, you were wide eyed awake for sure. Old salt could walk down the side of your ship in rolling seas and never spill a drop.
    Oh yeah, mid watch was a definite coffee consumption period.

    And the only coffee that I ever spilled was through the hole in my lip. Of course I have that problem now (the older I get the more I get on me than in me). And no, there are no additional holes in the facial area than came stock (except my left ear and that has everything to do with drinking, but nothing to do with coffee). So no pierced lips, tongues, eyebrows, noses, chins or what ever kids these days are piercing.
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    I was Navy from '86 to '93 (FC1 medically retired due to a destroyed right knee) and I had 3 things I always had on me. 1. Multi-tool made by someone. I think Crescent. 2. My Mini-Maglight 3. Coffee cup. It had the Navsta Norfolk MWR logo on it and was one of those made for sea service. Wide at the bottom and small at the top. Almost impossible to knock it over. I still have it though it is retired too now.

    I drank gallons of coffee when we were out at sea. And in a pinch, when there was no coffee ready, it could also hold bug juice. Though, I'd almost rather drink bunker fuel than bug juice.
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    I was Air Force from 93-97 munitions. My 2 things were sunglasses and sun tan lotion. They applied both for stateside and deployments.

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    Navy and coffee. They had it rough!

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    Mini Mag light and a multi tool. Crawling around under the equipment room of an LCF the maglight was handy 'cause you could hold it in your mouth. You could use the multi tool everywhere else on the site.
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    As an old Senior Chief I always carried my coffee mug with name rank and organization on it, Never washed and filthy dark brown inside (kept other Sailors from using it,) the cup had a white ring on the inside just above the handle from hooking your thumb in it as you carried it around. When I retired I had to have the hooks in my thumb and index finger surgically repaired. There was nothing like going up to the peak (furtherst point of the bow,) with that cup of joe at sunrise and watching all the rest of the task force materialize out of the darkness, sure impressed you with the might and inexorable progression of our US first line of defense. As the president always says first in any crisis, "Where are the Carriers." I always also had an an air mattress - made all the difference in the world in rack comfort. However since it was a tubular style, it took some getting used to in heavy seas - tended to exacerbate the rolls.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tegemu View Post
    As an old Senior Chief I always carried my coffee mug with name rank and organization on it, Never washed and filthy dark brown inside (kept other Sailors from using it,)
    Senior Chief I would think your rank on it would keep other sailors from using it. I worked in a joint services shop and the Air Force Master thought it would be a funny thing to have the newb Army guy clean three coffee cups, his, the Chief's and another. The Chief was not amused.

    I learned a lot about the Navy and Chiefs that day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scott View Post
    Senior Chief I would think your rank on it would keep other sailors from using it. I worked in a joint services shop and the Air Force Master thought it would be a funny thing to have the newb Army guy clean three coffee cups, his, the Chief's and another. The Chief was not amused.

    I learned a lot about the Navy and Chiefs that day.

    Always had a pocket knife and a lighter, and no I didn't smoke.
    Oh, don't jack with the coffee cups. Even in Nam we drank out of our canteen metal cups, never wrash them.The stain gave it class, we thought.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stlwrkr View Post
    I was Air Force from 93-97 munitions. My 2 things were sunglasses and sun tan lotion. They applied both for stateside and deployments.
    That just plays into the AF stereotype!!
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