Learning Navy & Marine Corps Terms for Bloggers’ Embark

May 26th, 2009   •   6 comments   

In preparation for the embark for the USS Nimitz trip, I was sent the following terms to learn by Dennis Hall. Dennis is the man in the middle of the picture here along with Guy Kawasaki and Bill Reichert of Garage Technology Ventures, a venture capital firm founded by Guy. We embark on Thursday May 29th from San Diego and return May 30th. I am a bit nervous as I don’t know what to expect despite having been well prepared by the Navy and Dennis Hall.

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  1. Chris Kocher says:

    Jennifer,
    Very cool trip with the navy. I knew all your terms but thought I’d help out as there were a couple that were not defined on the list.

    General Quarters= Alarm, get to your stations, similar to an all hands on deck or warning to the whole crew. Usually assoicated with loud klaxons sounding.

    Stack= smokestack although most modern ships have much smaller stacks than the old steam powered ships which burned coal.

  2. Chris Kocher says:

    Jennifer,

    Very cool trip with the navy. I knew all your terms but thought I’d help out as there were a couple that were not defined on the list.

    General Quarters= Alarm, get to your stations, similar to an all hands on deck or warning to the whole crew. Usually assoicated with loud klaxons sounding.

    Stack= smokestack although most modern ships have much smaller stacks than the old steam powered ships which burned coal.

    Hopefully not too bad for a guy who was never int eh Navy….

  3. Chris, thanks for your additional information. Great to know. I know it is going to be an awesome trip. I leave tonight for San Diego then off to the NIMITZ on friday morning.

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