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Old 10-03-2008, 08:12 AM   #1
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Tomorrow is the Air Force Navy game in Colorado. It seems this week the exchange cadets from Navy surfaced in the cadet area. Hey is that Nords on the tower?

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Old 10-03-2008, 11:18 AM   #2
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Hey is that Nords on the tower?
"I'm sorry, the board's submarine veterans are not at liberty to discuss these operations..."

Well, OK, maybe a little. Subsequent imagery analysis has revealed that these guys have even acquired a set of submarine coveralls (note the stylish long-sleeve thermal protection with the buttoned cuffs) including midshipman insignia and sewn-on nametags. I'm sure Naval Reactors and BUPERS are being made aware of their desires for service selection.

FWIW the Navy-Air Force game at that rarified altitude has always been considered more of a challenge than kicking around a mule at sea level...
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We went this afternoon to watch the Boxing matches between the Midshipmen and the Cadets. The place was standing room only. I was really impressed with how these guys went toe to toe for up to 4 rounds. There were a couple of TKOs. Since this was CORONA week there were several 4-stars around. One at the boxing match was the wing open champ back in the late 60s when he was a cadet. He made sure that each boxer got their picture taken with him after their match. All in all it looked like everyone was having a good time. It will be interesting to see what they pull at the game tomorrow. I would be really impressed if they could surface that sub at the 50 yard line.

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I would be really impressed if they could surface that sub at the 50 yard line.

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For get surfacing. At that altitude I'm betting the Middies will be struggling to just raise their periscopes.
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At that age, I never had any trouble raising mine -- at any altitude.
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For get surfacing. At that altitude I'm betting the Middies will be struggling to just raise their periscopes.
I bet you're just glad you were looking down at those antennae when the clouds cleared... instead of up at them...
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