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PCU OREGON (SSN 793) Keel Laying

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    Posted: 08 Jul 2017 at 3:53pm
Keel Laying for PCU OREGON (SSN 793) 8 July 2017 at General Dynamics EB, Quonset Point, RI.
Here is a link to the ceremony:
 
Below picture is Dana L. Richardson - Sponsor of OREGON, Dave Vrooman and CNO Admiral John M. Richardson in the hospitality tent at the keel laying ceremony.
 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote crystal Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 Jul 2017 at 9:37am
Yep, tie tied too short, clasp crooked, 14 pounds of metal on vest - that's Dave! (God the Admiral's are getting younger, one whole row of ribbons?)
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Tom Curtis Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 Jul 2017 at 10:29am
Looks like the admiral has opted to avoid "ribbon fatigue" on his uniform by wearing only his top three awards, as permitted by Uniform Regs:  

"Arrange ribbons in order of precedence in rows from top down, inboard to outboard.  Wear either the three senior ribbons, or all ribbons if you have earned three or more."
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote SaltiDawg Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 Jul 2017 at 3:34pm
Originally posted by crystal crystal wrote:

... clasp crooked,...


Up bubble - like hanging a horseshoe open end up.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Dr. Stan Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 Jul 2017 at 3:46pm
So, it isn't crooked it is just symbolic of dives and surfaces coming out even.  I like that.  And, if I ever wear a tie again I'll keep that in mind.  Thumbs Up
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Yep!  The tie clasp has an up angle.  That's my story and I am sticking with it.
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Proposed Crest of the USS OREGON (SSN-793). Designed by the crew.

Alis volat propriis is a Latin phrase used as the motto of U.S. state of Oregon.

The official English version of the motto is "She flies with her own wings" in keeping with the tradition of considering countries and territories to be feminine. However
, because the feminine pronoun in the Latin sentences is often omitted and the verb form is not inflected for gender, the phrase could be translated with equal validity as "[one] flies with [one's] own wings" or "[it] flies with [its] own wings".
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote SaltiDawg Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 Dec 2017 at 2:31pm
Back in the day, Ship Crests were selected by the crew and approved by higher up. (We had one disapproved on Pargo.)

Call Signs were different.  They were assigned by someone in DC - a little old lady in the Pentagon, no doubt.

The word was that her Call Sign selection was essentially absolute - you could never get it changed.

We did.  The original Call Sign was "Dingdong" or "Ding Dong."

The letter that requested the change, sent up the chain, included a hypothetical example of us hailing another war ship as in, "Screaming War Eagle, this is Ding Dong, Radio Check.

We'd of got laughed out of town.

They did make the requested change.  I do not recall if we proposed the new one or simply took what we got the second time.


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Gil Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 Dec 2017 at 1:18am
I wondered how the Pickerel ever got a call sign Paperhanger!  Anybody have one, or remember one that grabbed attention?
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