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Submitted by: brian bowman

From: thurmont md.


Added: 09/30/2009


was in nmcb-62 from 1983-1986.made cm-3 in adak.

Submitted by: Gary Purdue

From: Dallas, Texas


Added: 09/29/2009


Great site. Was with MCB 62 from 66-68 as an MR3-2 and part of the black shoe contingent in the Alpha Co machine shop. Brings back the memories!

Submitted by: Ron Jurgensen BUC RET

From: Gulfport, MS


Added: 09/22/2009


Diego Garcia Deployment, 1981, S-2 Chief, see you at the convention in Gulfport in October 2009

Submitted by: Gordon Gray

From: Wiggins, MS


Added: 09/21/2009


Diego 72-3, short time in Guam 73, returned in 77 just in time for another Diego, onto Guam, then Sigonella.I finally gave it up in 1993 after a CBMU 302 in PI and CBU 409 in Long Beach and NMCB 133 twice. I did a strech with NMCB 5 during the late 50's Damned if I don't feel a little old.

Submitted by: Frank Sorbin

From: Somerset Pennsylvania


Added: 09/21/2009


NMCB 62 1980 to 1985! Its amazing to see some of the guys that are still running around Gulport MS, wish all the best! T

Submitted by: Robert Vaughn PH1 Retired

From: N.C.


Added: 09/20/2009


The 3 years I spent in "62" were the most rewarding of my 22 year Navy career. I just hated being gone from home so much...

Submitted by: CE2 watson

From: tenn


Added: 09/11/2009


delta company 86-88 dont know if you guys remember lynch when he got booted out for being a gay........some how I got stuck being his mommy for about 6 weeks while he was being court marshalled out.....Happiest day I had was when admin came and got me to delete his name from the roster...wooohooo........I was stuck in rota as an augment to security forces.......God good duty but sucked having to haul you drunks in and moose if your out there I still got a sore back when you was fighting with some short seabee at the uso rock concert over some chick that was even drunker than you two.........luckily I kept your big b*** outta the slammer.......and to you eo's that kept driving drunk.....I did everything I could to save your liscences....just remember that....and to the fleet guys that came ashore during outchop back to the states.......drink another for me, I just dont like wearing your blood on my uniform and puke.........besides the times you sent me to the hospital....there was this one guy we picked up his face was so rearranged when I put his ID card up to his face you couldnt tell who he was........all he kept saying was I cant believe my friends did this to me..........I answered him back as he was very obstinate and swung a few times at me........I said by you must be some kinda a'hole for your friends to this to ya.........he was on the uss nashville..........boy what a nite that was.....and to senior chief bentley , you may have been an ahole too, but after we got to know each other in cbc security you turned out to be one hell of a man..with all my respect god bless ya senior up there in heaven.....for those who didnt know the senior that well....he was security chief at cbc gulfport office........when the jerks in washington dcided to put the smoking ban in effect at the security office he had his desk and phones moved outside because he wasnt goona be inconvieniced by no stupid smoking ban.........turns out the entire ban was open to interpretation by the base commander..........and dod instructions said if you have a ventilation system that moves 6 atmospheres per hour you could have smoking indoors.........senior showed me that one.....they still said PROHIBITION.....Got a good for the senior too since he was so for smokers rights........he was absolutly right nothing in second hand smoek harms this.....amazing.......THE AIR ACCORDING TO OSHA

Though repetition has little to do with "the truth," we're repeatedly told that there's "no safe level of exposure to secondhand smoke."

OSHA begs to differ.

OSHA has established PELs (Permissible Exposure Levels) for all the measurable chemicals, including the 40 alleged carcinogens, in secondhand smoke. PELs are levels of exposure for an 8-hour workday from which, according to OSHA, no harm will result.

Of course the idea of "thousands of chemicals" can itself sound spooky. Perhaps it would help to note that coffee contains over 1000 chemicals, 19 of which are known to be rat carcinogens.
-"Rodent Carcinogens: Setting Priorities" Gold Et Al., Science, 258: 261-65 (1992)

There. Feel better?

As for secondhand smoke in the air, OSHA has stated outright that:

"Field studies of environmental tobacco smoke indicate that under normal conditions, the components in tobacco smoke are diluted below existing Permissible Exposure Levels (PELS.) as referenced in the Air Contaminant Standard (29 CFR 1910.1000)...It would be very rare to find a workplace with so much smoking that any individual PEL would be exceeded."
-Letter From Greg Watchman, Acting Sec'y, OSHA, To Leroy J Pletten, PHD, July 8, 1997

Indeed it would.

Independent health researchers have done the chemistry and the math to prove how very very rare that would be.

As you're about to see in a moment.

In 1999, comments were solicited by the government from an independent Public and Health Policy Research group, Littlewood & Fennel of Austin, Tx, on the subject of secondhand smoke.

Using EPA figures on the emissions per cigarette of everything measurable in secondhand smoke, they compared them to OSHA's PELs.

The following excerpt and chart are directly from their report and their Washington testimony:


"We have taken the substances for which measurements have actually been obtained--very few, of course, because it's difficult to even find these chemicals in diffuse and diluted ETS.

"We posit a sealed, unventilated enclosure that is 20 feet square with a 9 foot ceiling clearance.

"Taking the figures for ETS yields per cigarette directly from the EPA, we calculated the number of cigarettes that would be required to reach the lowest published "danger" threshold for each of these substances. The results are actually quite amusing. In fact, it is difficult to imagine a situation where these threshold limits could be realized.

"Our chart (Table 1) illustrates each of these substances, but let me report some notable examples.

"For Benzo[a]pyrene, 222,000 cigarettes would be required to reach the lowest published "danger" threshold.

"For Acetone, 118,000 cigarettes would be required.

"Toluene would require 50,000 packs of simultaneously smoldering cigarettes.

"At the lower end of the scale-- in the case of Acetaldehyde or Hydrazine, more than 14,000 smokers would need to light up simultaneously in our little room to reach the threshold at which they might begin to pose a danger.

"For Hydroquinone, "only" 1250 cigarettes are required. Perhaps we could post a notice limiting this 20-foot square room to 300 rather tightly-packed people smoking no more than 62 packs per hour?

"Of course the moment we introduce real world factors to the room -- a door, an open window or two, or a healthy level of mechanical air exchange (remember, the room we've been talking about is sealed) achieving these levels becomes even more implausible.

"It becomes increasingly clear to us that ETS is a political, rather than scientific, scapegoat."

senior chief bently was right all along.........

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From: SVA Island X-12 florida


Added: 08/29/2009


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Submitted by: Norm Hahn

From: Eau Claire, WI


Added: 08/15/2009



Jack, the alumni group has been looking for you.
We missed your smiling face at the last reunion.
We hope you are in good health.
Please send me an email.

Submitted by: Dan(herbie)Giampietro

From: Scituate,Ma


Added: 08/13/2009


what's up all my seabee buddies been a long time all most 30 years holy c*** were did the time go