Sunday, January 30, 2011

Out of her element

U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Ashley Berumen/RELEASED

 As the Nimitz's makeover gets into full swing, photos taken by our MCs have been released for public viewing.  This what I see every morning when I go to work.  

Quite the view isn't it?

U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Nichelle Noelle Whitfield/RELEASED

Down here, contract workers do their thing under the massive hull.  This is going to be a great before and after photo. 

Friday, January 28, 2011

Into the Yard

Video team Alpha prepares to cover day one, pulling into Bremerton.  U.S. Navy photo by MC3 Glenn Slaughter.

 As we move into the heart of our drydock experience, the documentary is in full swing.  For the next year, we will be following the lives of Sailors as they live in a completely new environment.  Our ship is sitting on blocks right now, like a car in an automotive shop.

Look for Episode 1 on the Nimitz Facebook page soon!

On a side note, it's become very tricky for me to get fresh "Slaughter-taken" photos for the blog.  For security reasons, I'm not allowed to take my camera, cell phone, or laptop into the shipyard.  Bear with me, I'll keep posting no matter what!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Lil kids

It's times like these that remind me I'm surrounded by children. Some friendly shipmate drew this on my Jeep. The scribbled out part was a visual lesson in male anatomy.

It's incentive to keep my Jeep clean, I guess.

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Friday, January 14, 2011

Movie Magic

Photo by me.

MC2 Wolfe is currently working on the opening title for our year-long documentary series. The show, whose title is see-sawing between Dry Dock and The Yard(s), will cover the lives of Sailors as the Nimitz undergoes its dry dock period.

It will be released in roughly 30 minute episodes every month.  For the first episode I've worked as a videographer, voice-over artist, and am now getting my feet wet as a music composer.

I'll post more details and photos soon!  Vote on the documentary title at the top of this page.  All you Facebook junkies, it's

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Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Become an MC

I've been receiving quite a few emails from civilians looking to become MCs and Sailors wanting to leave their current job to become MCs.  I usually see two types of questions:

1.  How hard is it to cross-rate into MC?  (are the manning levels high or low)
2.  What are the requirements to get in?  What skills should I have?

The answer to the first question can be found in the CREO list.  (Career REnlistment Objective)  This list is updated, I believe, twice a year.  Find your rate on the chart and there will be a number assigned to it based on rank.  1 = undermanned;  2 = manned;  3 = overmanned

Your chances are better if your rate/rank is overmanned and MC is undermanned.  You can find the link to the CREO list at Navy Personnel Command.  (That page was a real pain to find.)

         - Thanks to Master Chief Tom Goering over at Navy Cyberspace for the lesson! 

The second question can be answered by reading this blog post by a really charming guy.   Don't hesitate to contact me with questions.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Football Heaven


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Saturday, January 1, 2011


Photo by MC3 Glenn Slaughter.

I was about to walk into the Silverdale Best Buy when I looked up and saw them. It's a little bit of a shock when you're not used to that kind of landscape.

I'll get some better photos soon. Happy new year everyone!

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