View Full Version : What's your typical day?
06-30-2009, 2:28 PM
To the deployed calgunners, what do you do? What's your typical day?
What's a typical mission like?
06-30-2009, 3:15 PM
Back in the day it was a 0800-1700 workday plus 2 4hr watches while underway plus drills too sometimes
shore duty as an MP it was 12 hour shifts 3 on 2 off 2 on 3 off etc.
07-01-2009, 8:33 AM
I work as a medic on convoy security. My average mission consists of the crew asking me to get stuff out of their cooler for them and sitting looking out the back window for five or so hours.
07-02-2009, 11:17 PM
0600 make coffee and deal w/ the "case of the mondays" comments
0630 make more coffee and go outside for a chew/ wait for exchange to open
0800 go to the exchange buy chew
0800-1100 deal with stupid people
1100-1200 hide out and nap
1200 make coffee
1300 go to exchange
1330-1500 avoid people
07-04-2009, 8:47 PM
avoiding going outside when it looks like this (4th of july)...
from 10-2005 to 09-2006 in Iraq.
i had it easy considering who i was with.
0725 go to chow
0800 go to work site and sit on my butt.
off for the evening to watch movies and play games.
if there was a mission
0600 wake up
0645 weapons and commo setup.
0700 commo chks.
5 or more hours on the road and stops in between.
raid well out all frickin night long come home around sunrise.
07-10-2009, 11:18 PM
on the boat:
0545: Wake up
0600: Hit the galley for a quick drive by breakfast
0615: Get in the shop for passdown and check tools with offgoing
0700: Maintenance meeting
0730: Every sailors favorite part of the day: Happy Hour
0830: take "coding in progress, do not enter" sign off of door and quit hiding during happy hour. Also, put my guys to work for the flight schedule that day
somewhere between 1030 and 1300, if I am lucky: Lunch
between 0830 and 1600: flight schedule, fixing stuff onthe run to get mission aircraft out, and answereing to many people that have sir after their name as to what the status of the E2's is.
between 1530 and 1900, if I am lucky, dinner.
1800: get tools ready for Night check passdown
1815: give nights passdown and do offgoing tools for days
1900: wait for nights to get back from their maintenance meeting in case they have questions
1930: on 2 nights a week, this is GQ time, the rest of the nights, I go go the gym to workout for an hour.
2100: work on whatever qual or college course I am doing at the time
2230: go to bed, get ready to start it all again.
As an AT1, I was on call 24/7 for all of our squadrons avionics/cryptologic needs. It wasnt written, it wasnt told to me, but I knew it, and always made sure my planes were as good as they could be so the guys on the ground always had a lifeline to call for help. I didnt ever sleep well while we were flying combat missions, always worried about the planes working, because it only takes one missed radio call for lots of people to die.
07-21-2009, 10:02 PM
In Iraq back in 2004-2005 it was
06:15 get up go to chow
08:00 PMCS before it got to damn hot
Patrol for 8 hours with the hatch closed while its 150 degrees
21:00 Shower go to bed
21:30 Get spun up for some "emergency"
From the intel side of the deployment in a small FOB, OIF3:
Monday to Sunday:
0800 wakeup and chow (to coincide with the local wake up time, no point getting up at 0500 with no locals awake yet)
0900-1800 source walk in/scheduled interviews if scheduled
1100 prep for daily mission outside the FOB
1200-1800 visit local sources, IP/ING stations, governor, liaisons, etc to get all the intel possible, or conduct joint raid with Marine recon/SF based on previous intel
1300 local chow kabab to-go if possible :clap: or else MREs
1800 chow back at base
1900-2400 walk in interviews continue, start report writing for each interview and send up to higher, if report says attack was imminent/SPOT reportable, then coordinate AM raid with Marines
This was the schedule for about 3 months, then we had 1 real day off. :sweatdrop:
07-26-2009, 3:24 PM
Right now? Let's see...
1230 Wake up because tent gets too hot
1330 Walk to lunch chow
1400 Go watch movies at the MWR
1800 Walk to dinner chow
1900 Watch movies or go online
2400 Walk to midnight chow
0130 Go online, watch movies, otherwise waste time
Of course this is because we're in an unusual situation. When we were doing missions, our day was a little busier :p
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