Radioman, the rate was did away with in the 90's, combined Data Processing Tech and Radioman into "Information Systems Technician". Qualified me for office equipment service, which I did for about 13 years. The USNR unit in Houston had a number of ex-Nuc's and sub officers, so it was a great bunch to hang with, most of them had their sh-t together and were doing quite well. Me? regularly want to kick my ass for not going into engineering right out of the Navy and doing HVAC when I was younger!
Read this thread at work earlier today, and it made me so hungry for corn muffins, I got the makings on the way home. I'm not familiar with the no egg variation. When I have tried to make corn bread or muffins without egg, they don't hold together. I'd like to learn how to do that right. Anyway, I made a quick batch of muffins using Jiffy mix, chopped jalapeno, baking powder, and sour cream instead of milk. Sour cream loses most of it's tang in cooking, but gives a nice moist texture.
None of the boomers saved, pretty sure none of the SSN's either, except the Nautilus,. . . that darned radiation . . . Two of the boomer "sails" were saved and are on display. . . one at the US Submarine Force Museum, Groton, CT and the other down near the Kings Bay, GA Sub base. The USSFM has a nice monument with the names of all the original 41 boomers listed. Got a lump in my throat when I saw it, thinking about all the funerals, births and life events the crews missed. RTC Orlando. . . gone, NTC Bainbridge MD. . . gone, Fleet Sonar School, Key West. . . gone, NavSta Chasn. . . gone. . . ah, yupp, dudes we be OLD!. . . . Even Subase NLon CT was on the chopping block recently.
hmmm, this was supposed to be Food & Grill and here we are gabbing about old Navy stuFf, shame on us! LOL!