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Monterey13
03-08-2008, 07:49 AM
I'm sure most of you remember the times when the "new meat" arrived, and you just had to mess with them. I know we have heard things like the "bucket of prop wash" incidents. What did you do to them?

One of my favorites was sending them to supply to get me some "relative bearing grease".

Monterey13
03-08-2008, 07:49 AM
I'm sure most of you remember the times when the "new meat" arrived, and you just had to mess with them. I know we have heard things like the "bucket of prop wash" incidents. What did you do to them?

One of my favorites was sending them to supply to get me some "relative bearing grease".

I_KG100_Prien
03-08-2008, 08:28 AM
I didn't get hazed much. Just a little of the usual. I made Third Class when I was working on the Security Dept. up at NTC Great Lakes.. I was the only active duty guy on my shift. The rest were Reserves that had been activated after 9/11 so there were a lot of old salty dogs in the mix. So after quarters/guard mount I was placed outside the door of the room with my left arm outboard. One by one as they walked out of the room I got slugged. Granted, none of them hit super hard, but after 20 people do it.. Little tender hehehe.

After I left there, went to MK 86 GFCS "C" school. Nothing much there, and after that I reported aboard the USS Monterey (think you're familiar with her Monty13?). My Division tried to haze me a bit but I didn't let 'em. Every time they tried to send me to find something that didn't exist I just gave 'em a funny look, and told 'em to get bent. I'd been in almost 3 years at that point and had heard everything in the book.

I think the only other time I was targeted for anything was on my birthday. I knew I was in trouble when a bunch of buddies came up to Radar-1- grinning ear to ear. Didn't even put up a fight, and my belly was red for about 5 days after that.

I did help "Trice Up" one of my buddies when he left his coffin locker unlocked when he went to bed one night. That was fun hearing "Hey guys thats not funny, I can't get out!!". Then there were a few obligatory "Duct Tapings".

Though, us Weapons Dept. types didn't really get that rowdy. The guys I remember being the animals were Engineering.. Woe to any outsider who wandered through their birthing as a shortcut.. It would turn into WWE Monday Night Raw in there.

My favorite prank though, of course is "Hey, head down to CCS and tell them you need to help blow the EOOW".

Monterey13
03-08-2008, 08:40 AM
Kewl that you were on the Monterey. A group of us plankowners may be going to see her this summer, if she's in port. I was in strike division (CT). I think FC1 Cate might have been there when you were. He had went back to the Monterey. SPY-1B guy. Will be good to see her again. I need a new hat. My plankowner hat is getting kinda worn.
http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i274/13thAFMonterey/Plankowner.jpg
http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i274/13thAFMonterey/192000939_da110a6212.jpg

BSS_CUDA
03-08-2008, 08:41 AM
I was a Quartermaster (Navigator) in the Navy, and as an enlisted man I got to train the officers in Navigation. as part ot this we would need to do star shoot's every evening while out at sea. I would regularly send these officers down 8 deck to the photo lab to get "cloud filters" for our Sextants. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

also one night during a evening watch, I was on the bridge when a young snipe (machinist-mate) came up on the bridge, he wandered around looking puzzled for around 10 minutes, when the OOD asked him if he could help him. it appeared the young man was there ti fix the "smoking lamp" as it had gone out http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

we also would send the new QM's down to engineering to get "30 ft of waterline" when we were doing maintenance while in port http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/halo.gif

I_KG100_Prien
03-08-2008, 08:57 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Monterey13:
Kewl that you were on the Monterey. A group of us plankowners may be going to see her this summer, if she's in port. I was in strike division (CT). I think FC1 Cate might have been there when you were. He had went back to the Monterey. SPY-1B guy. Will be good to see her again. I need a new hat. My plankowner hat is getting kinda worn.
http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i274/13thAFMonterey/Plankowner.jpg </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Don't remember an FC1 Cate... I was onboard from March 2003 to September 2004. A new force-shaping program called "Perform To Serve" came out.. Basically all first-term sailors get looked at for retention. When I got looked at the FC rate, especially for E4's was locked down tight, with way too many. I was told I could re-enlist (good performer), but I had to pick a new Rate. So I went Master-At-Arms, and left to go to MA "A" in 04. Was supposed to be on the Monty till 06.

Back to the original topic.. here's a joke you guys can probably appreciate..

"A young seaman checks aboard his new ship. He is greeted by his new LPO, and quickly shown around. At one point they come to the fantail where the Seaman sees a barrel with a hole in it. The LPO notices the SN's confused look so he says:

"Ahh yes, the barrel. Here is what you do with that.. When we are underway, if you are ever feeling so stressed out and lonely you can come down to it. Stick your johnson in, and I assure you- You'll feel better after a bit".

The SN says "Thanks LPO, I'll keep that in mind!".

Sure enough, a few weeks later when the ship was at sea- the young SN started to feel alone, sad and stressed.. as first underway periods can be for new sailors. He decides to go down and give the barrel a try.

Sure enough! He felt better! He was relaxed and it was as if all his worries had washed away with the current. So, every day that week he went down and used the barrel.

At one point the LPO comes up and asks the young seaman "How are you faring?". The young seaman says "Great!! I've been using the barrel like you told me to and it's amazing!".

The LPO looks at him and says: "Yeah, about that.. I came to inform you that it's your turn inside the barrel...".

Pirschjaeger
03-08-2008, 12:31 PM
I used to fish lobster on the east coast. When we'd pull the traps from the bottom and clean them we'd put the lobsters in wooden crates. During the summer (off season) we worked on land repairing the boat and gear to be ready for the next season.

A buddy of mine wanted to earn a few extra dollars so he helped out with some of the repairs and stuff. On his first morning, we always started at 5am, he asked what he should do first. I told him to go ask the captain if he wanted us to stack the floating crates on top of the sinking crates. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Our captain had no sense of humour and my buddy didn't speak to me for the rest of the day. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Another one;

My father owns a trucking company so I often worked around the shop repairing and maintaining the equipment. My same buddy, wanting to make some extra money, asked if he could help out repairing the equipment.

On his first day he came into the shop and asked what he should do. I told him I was repairing a leak in a fuel tank and needed him to climb in the truck and see if he could find the fuel gauge. After a few minutes he yelled "found it! What do I do now?".

I told him to watch it carefully to see that the leak had stopped. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif

After about 20 minutes he yells "I don't think it's leaking anymore!". http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

The best part is my father had just walked into the shop. He walks up to the truck and says "Ron, what the hell are you doing?". Ron, all straight faced points to the fuel gauge and says "I'm checking for a fuel leak". http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

My father sees me laughing with tears in my eyes and asked me what was going on. After I explained and we had a good laugh (Ron was still at his post) my father said "Good, when he's finished checking for leaks, tell him to rotate the spark plugs for freshness". http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Another one;

Ron came to my house one day as I was working on my car. One of my plug wires was bad and the engine(v8) was skipping due to arcing. Ron asked if he could help. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/winky.gif

I told him I was losing spark. I told him he needed to hold the spark plug wire and listen for something that sounded like a pig squealing. I would be inside the car turning the engine over. He asked what he should do if he heard the squealing noise. I told him to scream loud as soon as he heard it. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/59.gif

When I started the car we could all hear a squealing noise. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

Another one;

I used to work in a bodyshop repairing and painting cars in the summer. The shop I worked in was a neighborhood hangout. One night as I was working I heard Ron coming. I told my colleagues "Work with me, Ron's here."

I grabbed a timing light and clipped it to the fender. Then I held the timing light as if I were carefully aiming it down the side of the car. When Ron came in he asked what I was doing. I told him I was adjusting the quarter panel. As always he asked if he could help. I told him to do what I was doing while I went to the other side to make other adjustments. He was to aim the timing light down the side of the care until the light started flashing, indicating the car was straight.

It took him about 5 mins of 'aiming' until he realized we were all laughing at him. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Sooocool
03-09-2008, 02:09 PM
Our A-6 squadron had a traditional ceremony (brawl) for the newbie's called boat greasing.
The haze'e was tackled, then hung by his feet from the overhead with aircraft tie-down chains, "pink bellied" and then smeared with that stinky A/C grease.
Im probably a puss because I found it to be a bit painful and traumatic, but this had gone on for years until one guy got a broken leg and a Captain's mast put the kibosh to that for good.