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GOV/MIL Start to finish deployment on USS Vinson: Fortress at Sea
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  1. #1
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    Start to finish deployment on USS Vinson: Fortress at Sea

    Best video I've seen that covers life on board a carrier during a 6 moth Persian Gulf cruise and the daily grind of some of the jobs. Besides the issues of flight deck ops, it covers a fire/explosion on a jet going supersonic and the recovery of the pilot, a man overboard by a crew member who couldn't handle the stress, the flight ops in the Persian Gulf, a plane going into the drink on launch, and the reasons carriers meet a military need that can't be met any other way. It also shows some of the pilots being obsoleted and basically forced out of the Navy, because their plane is being retired and they're too old to switch to a new plane
    Shows the good and the bad about Navy life at sea.


    Good video but long about an hour and a half.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=13bLqGFRfZo
    "I never saw a wild thing sorry for itself. A small bird will drop frozen dead from a bough without ever having felt sorry for itself." -DH Lawrence

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    Thanks, saving this to watch later when I have time

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    Very cool!

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    I have watched a tv program about life at sea in US Navy, good program.

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