LATERWE CALLED IT, JUNK-ON-THE-BUNK!!!!!

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  1. rooter

    rooter *VMBB Senior Chief Of Staff* Supporting Member

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    The 24th Naval Construction Battalion, Company A, at bag inspection, 14 October 1942. Bag Inspection, held frequently by division officers, taught the men how to keep their clothes clean, tidy, properly marked and up to the allowance required by the Navy. Also known as a Seabag inspection. Port Hueneme, CA)
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    2A-Jay Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Chief I remember the Sea Bag inspections well. Had to lay everything out on our rack with everything in a particular place. I hated that. Especially when Aboard ship with three tiered racks. Everything had to be folded in the Navy way. Everything had to be Stenciled in the proper place (even your Skivvy shorts and socks. I still have my Navy Issued Nekerchife and wool watch cap. I have to wonder do they still do the sea bag inspections?
     
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    Never had a seabag inspection after boot camp. Sub sailors are grungy anyway.
     
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    2A-Jay Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    As an ASW Operator (AW) I got the chance to spend time on an old sub for training. the USS Tang. The Racks were in the torpedo rooms. No room to do a seabag inspection.
     
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    How many pair of shoes did a sailor have?

    Blow that picture up and look at that front cot. There are AT LEAST 4 pair of shoes. Don't seem like you would have much more room in your sea bag if you put four or five pair of shoes in there.
     
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    rooter *VMBB Senior Chief Of Staff* Supporting Member

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    Hell Sailor, anything to cause aggravations are still being practiced long and frequent. My
    nephew Chuck was a navy Seabee during the Gulf War, however he did his duty at the
    sub base in Holy Locke Scotland..After his service we visited about the same things as I
    and his Dad contended with half century before...Same S***....Different Foxhole!!! Chief
     
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    I blew it up to the point of almost unseeable and counted at least 3 pair.
     
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    In the AF they were called "uniform showdowns".

    About the only time they were done after tech school,,,
    Was if your First Sgt was angry with you,,,
    And wanted to cost you some coin.

    Most Airmen didn't know that after your 4-year hitch was up,,,
    By regulation (rarely as in hardly ever enforced) you were supposed to maintain your entire uniform compliment for another 2-years.

    I saw some very pissed off airmen being marched to the Clothing Exchange,,,
    And having to buy lots of uniform items that came directly out of their last paycheck.

    One I knew personally was a complete jerk as soon as he hit 90 days to end of service,,,
    He sold off every bit of his uniform compliment except for one pair of 1505's.

    He thumbed his nose at his supervisor and First Sgt over everything,,,
    First Shirt just waited until 2 weeks before his separation date,,,
    Then demanded a full uniform showdown.

    Two Dress Blues (Winter and summer) with appropriate hats,,,
    Dress overcoat, two pairs of gloves, combat boots, chukka boots, dress shoes,,,
    4 sets of 1505's, 4 sets of fatigues, I forget the number of sets of underwear/undershirts.

    He even made him buy the required number of handkerchiefs.

    It pretty much ate up his final months paycheck,,,
    I do remember the First Shirt grinning like a demon.

    Aarond

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