SEA STATE 698

  SEA STATE 698 – Yokosuka Approach BY CHUCK MERKEL   I originally made a Facebook post for my shipmates and Challen asked if he could use what I had written Continue Reading →

Sea Story “You owe me one”

Editor’s Note: I’d like to introduce John Brunkalla, he is a USS Bremerton Plankowner who served in M-Divison from 1981-1983. We’re grateful to be able to share in one of John’s Continue Reading →

TAKING COMMAND

Transformational Leadership Aboard a U.S. Navy Attack Submarine I discovered a superb short story by Ron LaSalvia, Captain, U.S. Navy (ret), former Commanding Officer of the USS Montpelier (SSN 765), where he served from Continue Reading →

The Assassination of the Navy Rating System

Editor’s Note (much needed Revision 12-9-16) This is going to be a politically incorrect post documenting an unvarnished reaction to a recent government decision that has widespread affects on the psyche and traditions of the Continue Reading →

9/11 Submariners go to War

Blogger’s Note: This is a continued series highlighting the history and activities of USS Bremerton SSN 698, her alumni, and the Silent Service. Prepared for the Fight With the anniversary Continue Reading →

FTW.63 Like tenants, like children

Fatherhood in a Technological World – Message #63 If you are a landlord or a tenant, you understand the importance of a lease agreement and the rules stated in them. Those rules Continue Reading →

FTW.62 These 4 will destroy your relationships

Fatherhood in a Technological World – Message #62 There are four behaviors that will negatively affect your intimate relationships unless you can identify and restrain them before they cause serious damage. You can Continue Reading →

FTW.61 Are you a dismissive parent?

Fatherhood in a Technological World – Message #61 One of the most difficult parenting styles that children can spend a lifetime struggling with is that of the dismissive parent, or other authority Continue Reading →

FTW.60 Independence and small victories

Fatherhood in a Technological World – Message #60 Negotiating with the young conquerors in the home Now, before you think we’re talking about restoring lost liberties from a dictatorial government, we are not, Continue Reading →

FTW.59 Independence and Control

Fatherhood in a Technological World – Message #59 Blogger’s Note: I dealt myself this subject on a Friday night after a long day at work. It’s a tough one to be staring Continue Reading →