Vert Rep

MCPO told me to search for Vertrep

here is what showed up

061130-N-0490C-004Arabian Sea (Nov. 30, 2006) – An SA-330 Puma helicopter assigned to Military Sealift Command (MSC) combat stores ship USNS Spica (T-AFS 9) moves supplies during a vertical replenishment (VERTREP) between Spica and the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). Eisenhower and embarked Carrier Air Wing Seven (CVW-7) are on a regularly scheduled deployment in support of Maritime Security Operations (MSO). U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Miguel Angel Contreras (RELEASED)

more Vertrep


Pacific Ocean (Feb. 17, 2007) Ð Upon completion of a vertical replenishment (VERTREP) of ordnance with Military Sealift Command (MSC) ammunition ship USNS Kiska (T-AE 35), aviation ordnancemen on board USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) attach a load of shipping supplies to a hovering SH-60S Seahawk for transport back to Kiska. Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group is currently underway in support of operations in the western Pacific. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Aaron Burden (RELEASED)

070312-N-0037M-001PACIFIC OCEAN (March 12, 2007) – Cutlass 460, piloted by Lt. j.g. Peter Mallory and Lt. Matt Mariano, is guided into position by Aviation Warfare Systems Operator 2nd Class Julius Jones during a vertical replenishment (VERTREP) with guided missile frigate USS Robert G Bradley (FFG 49). Bradley is conducting counter narco-terrorism operations with the U.S. Coast Guard. U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Timothy Metcalf (RELEASED)

070407-N-6325B-096PACIFIC OCEAN (April 7, 2007) – An MH-60S Seahawk assigned to the ÒIndiansÓ of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Six (HS) 6 leaves the flight deck of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) to return to the Military Sealift Command (MSC) fast combat support ship USNS Rainer (T-AOE 7) during a vertical replenishment (VERTREP). Nimitz Carrier Strike Group (CSG) deployed in support of operations in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility. U.S. Navy photograph by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Jake Berenguer (RELEASED)

070416-N-6303M-068ATLANTIC OCEAN (April 16, 2007) Ð An SH-60B Seahawk, assigned to Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron Light (HSL) 48, transports three pallets of food, medical and recreation equipment from dock landing ship USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52) to guided missile destroyer USS Mitscher (DDG 57), during a vertical replenishment (VERTREP). The supplies will be handed out to those in need in Montevideo, Aruguay, as part of Project Handclasp. U.S. Navy photo By Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Flavia Marin (RELEASED)


1. No kittehs were harmed in the making of this poat.

2. Vertrep is actually pretty cool. They sling that stuff back and forth pretty quick.

3. Sean met a douchey guy last night. I think he’s in love.

Carry on my friends, carry on.

important Update:


Another important update:

Van Jones?


  1. Frist?

  2. Booya!

  3. well done.


    I saw your comment at AoS about being banned at LGF. Were you over there as Airedale?

  4. I just have to say that vertrep makes me think of bondage and kink.

  5. Cool pics Vmax

  6. Vertical Resupply.

    Yeah, I read Tom Clancy novels.

  7. Tat

    Would you care to elaborate? Please?

  8. Hmmm, no.

  9. Tat, you’re scaring me.

  10. Oooh…Ii think there is a story Tat needs to get off her chest

  11. Replenishment, not resuppy.

  12. Tat, you’re scaring me.

    I don’t believe that for half a second.

  13. Sorry I have been away for a few days. I was in DC, visiting my wife, who was on assignment. But I took my daughter to see 3 of the big Smithsonian exhibits (Air/Space, US History, and Natural History), along with the National Archives. She loved it, and I loved seeing the Ft McHenry Flag at the US History Museum.

    Also, I met Veeshir. He lives in the DC area, and is a hell of a guy.

  14. Ooohhhhhh. Vertical REPLENISHMENT. I guess I ought to read the poat before poating.

  15. Eddie, how old is Her Royal Highness?

  16. The Nat History exhibit at the Smithsonian is on my list of must do’s at some point in my life.

  17. This poat is making me regret my mispent youth. And also it’s making the underside of my nutsack itch. Y’all check your tack room and see if you have a spare curry comb.

  18. Brad: 4 1/2. She wanted to go because of that movie that came out this year with Ben STiller.

  19. I gotta file my nails and ignore other people..

    Night Ya’ll !

  20. Eddie, I was just thinking that the Air/Space was more a trip for you than her…

  21. Crap! my puppy chewed through my Fios cable. Had to get out the Dykes and wire nuts and repair the damage. Can I post?

  22. yes! it works!
    Bad Zeke, Bad!
    *sprays cable in bitter apple*

  23. Eddie- I was “AIrdale”

  24. What do you think MCPO?
    Could I do better?

  25. VMax – Nice job. Although the photogs should have taken some with 3 H-46s in the sky, a deck full of gear, 3 forklifts and 10 sailors with pallet jacks. When you are in the Gulf, that’s what a VertRep is like on a carrier.

  26. Chief:
    I thought so. Last night, when TSK9 linked to that 2007 article about that crazy rabbi, I swear I saw an “Airdale” there (or in a nearby post), and I thought it was you. What is a shame is how few people from just 2 years ago are still there. I stopped commenting there in 2006, but had an account active until a month or so ago.

    Gee, I wonder why.


    Actually, she liked Air/Space as well, but she REALLY liked Natural History and US History. At the Archives, she loved the bathtub Taft got stuck in and an old recording of Teddy Roosevelt.

    But at the US history one, she kept asking why the Ft Mchenry Flag Display Room was so dark. That display actually started to choke me up a bit, given the history of it, and the fact that I felt I was in the presence of a true Secular Relic.

  27. Vmax, you can give 4 orgasms with your videos too!

  28. videos = pictures

    I’m still flushed so incoherent.

  29. Who knows what the piece of equipment the Ordies are using in the 2nd photo?

  30. Did someone say orgasm?


  31. Thanks or the updaet Xbrad

  32. Hell of a concert tonight, eh Chief?

  33. Van Jones Resigned!

  34. Fantastic Eddie

  35. Clint – Thanks for the idea. PA and I had a blast!

  36. It was a fun thing to do, Chief. Interesting too how similar are our music tastes.

  37. Eddie – Good. The fucking commie bastard can rot in hell!

  38. Thanks for the GREAT news Eddie!

  39. Mare’s orgasm too?

  40. 51 czars to go!

  41. So, nobody knows what the piece of equipment is called??

  42. Never had one, Clint. But I’d give it a try.

    C3PO, what did you do with our dear PattyAnn?

  43. MCPO, I’m curious what it’s called.

    (I know what it’s for, just not what squids call it)

  44. Yup. I have been a bit itchy the last few days, and this is good.

  45. Brad- We call it a, “Donkey Dick”.

  46. My husband was a huey pilot and did sling loads and human drop offs all the time. That’s why those pictures were particularly cool to me.

  47. I have been a bit itchy the last few days,

    I told you not to use the poison ivy for TP.

  48. MCPO, in the Army, a Donkey Dick is the flexible hose on the end of a jerrycan.

  49. Eddie, I like your comment at Ace’s about Van Jones!

    And LGF and Charles in particular are pathetic. Ever since the push to say anyone who is not a complete evolutionist is a moron…..I’m out. It’s been two years since I’ve clicked on his link. (shut your whore mouths)

  50. I’m off for some rack time.

    Enjoy the evening. . . and keep your clothes on tonight Mare!

  51. Tat, I was a little confused about where you’re living right now. Where are you, girl?

  52. .” and keep your clothes on tonight Mare!”

    Well, there goes that evening.

  53. Mare, it’s after midnight somewhere, and that makes it tomorrow.

    So take ’em off.

  54. Tat, I was a little confused about where you’re living right now. Where are you, girl?

    Haha, you’re not the only one.

    Right now I’m home in Nebraska, living w/ my mother and aunt. Hopefully, fingers crossed, I will be living solo by Xmas.

  55. Any dung beetles tonight?

  56. Tat, do you want to stay in Nebraska even if you are not living with your mother and aunt?

    I’ve never been to Nebraska and don’t know a thing about it. Although my guesstamation is that I would like the people there.

  57. Vmax, the helo in the first photo? The SA220 Puma? It’s a contract helo, not a US Navy helo. The Navy’s short on helos, so they contracted for some french helos to provide VertRep detachments on some MSC ships.

  58. I’ll be in NE for a few years at least. I’ll use this job to build my resume and then start looking again. It’s not a bad place to live, just not where I want to be. Living w/ my mother isn’t all bad, but we’re falling back into habits that aren’t all that great. It’s so much nicer just to visit.

  59. SA330

    Fucking typos.

  60. “The Sound of Music” is on.

    I’m crying like Rosetta after sex.

  61. Cal’s kicking the Terps’ asses. Go Bears!

  62. hmmm in construction, a “donkey dick” is that tall red and white cone like thing that are up along the edge of highway or construction sites.

  63. In nature, a donkey dick is that thing that hangs out when a male donkey gets “excited”.

  64. hahaha

  65. 52-13 final. Suck it, Maryland!

  66. and might I just say that the incompetence of the Obama admin. is heartwarming. what an absolutely stuid thing to do having Jones resign Sunday morning, before all the news shows are on… amazing lack of foresight

  67. In DC, a Donkey Dick is Barack Obama.

  68. In DC, a Donkey Dick is Barack Michelle Obama’s arm.


  69. Heh. Good one, Tats.

  70. You’re welcome. Occasionally I have a decent thought ;)

  71. Racist!!

  72. You forgot the caps lock, geoff.

  73. For a second, I thought Tat said “decadent” thought.

  74. You forgot the caps lock, geoff.

    Dang. I’m never good at feigning that sort of outrage. At least I got some exclamation points in there.

  75. For a second, I thought Tat said “decadent” thought.

    I did manage to find some browni cheesecake earlier. I think that qualifies as decadent.

  76. Donkey dick? I think NOT!!

  77. Hehehehe


  79. that’s an elephant fergodsake

  80. Somebody give that man an A+. He knows his dicks.

  81. Well, if anyone here knows dick, it’s TGSG.

  82. Wonder why everyone ran away.

  83. Yet another reason why this man is HOT!

  84. just enjoying the thread at headquarters

  85. Wonder why everyone ran away.

    Yeah, that’s weird. It’s not like you mentioned bugs or anything.

  86. Great.

    Sean mortally wounded the poor poat.

    Vmax worked hard on this.

    Why don’t you support the services, Sean?

  87. Why don’t you support the services, Sean?

    Because they’re babykillers. Duh.

  88. I got gypped. Never even got to rough up an adolescent, much less kill a baby.

  89. The thing is, you served as a cog in a machine that has systematically killed millions of babies. So, even if you never got to pull the trigger, you’re still guilty of murder. Mass murder at that.

    (Damnit, why do I have to pretend to be a troll?)

  90. Really? I didn’t know I worked for Planned Parenthood.

  91. Van Jones — how my ass taste?

  92. Someone please tell Folly how the blogosphere has no relevance, you fucking sycophant bastards!

  93. Oops, it’s another “she who shall not be named.”

    Which one is crazier?

    Teh Deb — Teh Folly?

    Let teh beclowning begin.

    *sorry, but ridiculous is what ridiculous was. That’s some straight up crazy.

  94. you served as a cog in a machine

    I’m just a cog, yes I’m only a cog and I’m sitting here on Hamburger Hill.

    Well, it’s a long, long journey to Ho Chi Minh City…It’s a long, long wait while I’m sitting in this settee — I know I’ll be a prole someday, least I pray that I will, oh I hope and pray that I will, but today I’m just making microwave chicken for my mother in the desert while getting yelled at.

  95. School House Rock is a fucking liar!

  96. Sometimes…you only have to change the tagline.

  97. Sometimes…you only have to change the tagline.
    Oops…forgot to say great post! Looking forward to your next one.

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