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  SEA STATE 698 – Yokosuka Approach BY CHUCK MERKEL   I originally made a Facebook post for my shipmates and Challen asked if he could use what I had written Continue Reading →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

698 Legends: MM1(SS) McGann

Editor’s Note: I want to thank Russ Woods, ICC/SS USN (Ret) for keeping the memory alive with another great candid eye-witness reflection about one of the original USS Bremerton SSN 698 sailors.   MM1(SS) 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 →

698 Reunion: Triangles

  During the first night of our Reno 2016 Reunion, we were all overwhelmed by the sudden deluge of old familiar faces before we slipped naturally into what would become an amazing 3 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.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 →