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This is a story of over 1000 sailors and one amazing ship, the USS Mount Hood AE-29. There are a lot of great ships in the USN, our just happens to have some special magic where the crew of several generations is still connected. We want to take you on a journey, of life before the internet, war time on a ship, travel to exotic ports, humor, life lessons, and what life is like looking back at the impact it had.

This is a story of over 1000 sailors and one amazing ship, the USS Mount Hood AE-29. There are a lot of great ships in the USN, our just happens to have some special magic where the crew of several generations is still connected. We want to take you on a journey, of life before the internet, war time on a ship, travel to exotic ports, humor, life lessons, and what life is like looking back at the impact it had.
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This is a story of over 1000 sailors and one amazing ship, the USS Mount Hood AE-29. There are a lot of great ships in the USN, our just happens to have some special magic where the crew of several generations is still connected. We want to take you on a journey, of life before the internet, war time on a ship, travel to exotic ports, humor, life lessons, and what life is like looking back at the impact it had.

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Episodes

From SM1 to BM1- Changing rates at the end of a career with Logan Weaver

5/28/2018
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SM1/BM1 Weaver had to change rates at the end of his career, the signalman rate was shut down during his final leg of his Navy career. Logan discusses this transition a bit, and shares a few stores about endless visits to Spain for liberty. Much like the movie “The last detail” with “Jack Nicholson”, Logan got to act this scenario out in real life (except for all the shenannigans in the film) by being a brig chaser in his final duty station along with many other duties. Tune in for n...

Duration:01:06:37

Command Master Chief (Ret) Jose B Gonzales part 1

5/21/2018
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Commmand Master Chief Jose B Gonzales had an amazing naval career, so much so that we will be doing several podcasts on his journey. Jose has served on a large variety of ships, where he worked as an engineman. His career took him to places like cuba, or flying around 80 knots on an experimental craft. Tune in for one mans journey that started in Colorado, that took him all around the world.

Duration:00:42:26

OS2 Cindy Myers (Rios) former USS Mount Hood member shares her story

5/14/2018
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Cindy Myers (formely known as Cindy Rios) is my first female guest, she was really fun to talk to. Our times on the Mount Hood were a couple of years apart, but I always find it interesting to see where the ship went next. It was very interesting to get a female perspecitve of serving in the Navy, and Cindy does a great job of that. Cindy served on two different ships, and in Mayport Fla. Tune in for the rest of the story.

Duration:01:10:05

Straight outta PI with SM2 John Smeltzer from the Navy to Expat life.

5/7/2018
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Yes Ae Sea Stories can reach anywhere on this planet prettty much, as long as there is an internet connection. We did this podcast from near the Manilla area, all the way to California. John was a singalman onboard the USS Mount Hood during the mid 1990s, this was a few years after I had left the ship. In a way this podcast is covering several generations of singalmen onboard the Hood. John Also served at several other commands and ships, tune in for the story of a nice long Naval career...

Duration:00:49:32

RM3 Greg Deborde from the USS Mount Hood AE-29

4/30/2018
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Greg and I talk about the Red Cell Navy Seal attack (attack mock up drill), while he was in radioman school. This conversation goes in many interesting directions, as you listen to the journery of a young man from Indiana into the wild wild west. Greg and I hung out a lot, we touch on some of that on this episode. There is so much that could be written on this episode, but you are going to have to tune in to hear the rest.

Duration:00:52:17

Ron Hudson from the USS Flint and life in the Navy during the 1970s

4/23/2018
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Ron Hudson was a great guy to talk to, our ships were stationed at the same base. This was a special base, since it was only designated for ammuntion ships. The thing is ammo bases were never really exciting, when it came to fun or nightlife. Ron shares he story of changing rates several times, and of getting out and then coming back into the Navy. This is a great episode, tune in and enjoy.

Duration:00:45:35

The Marine Part 2 - John W Wood (Author)

3/26/2018
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John W Wood was such a great guest, so we had him back right away. The truth is we did not get to talk about his book, and many other life experiences in the last podcast. So here are some more juicy details. This is another great episode with a very entertaining and interesting former Marine. #Podcast #Navy #Marines #Veterans # Military John began writing using his experiences and knowledge of the military and police. John has written one novel, “The House of Crow” and is now writing...

Duration:01:02:11

Life as a Marine in the 1960s with (Author of “The House of Crow”) John W Wood

3/16/2018
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John was born in February of 1941 and raised in Flint, Michigan. His was a middle-class family. His father was a musician and a radio disk jockey. His mother wrote short stories and radio scripts. His mother and father had a Sunday afternoon radio program. His mother wrote the scripts, and both parents played the different characters.As a teen, John worked at a gun shop and learned a great deal about weapons, hunting, and shooting. He became an instructor for shooting skeet and trap. John...

Duration:00:49:39

Jame Spears “Boats” and I go over behind the scenes of the first “US NAVY SALTY DOGS” event in San Diego this year!

3/13/2018
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In the world of podcasting, you meet great new friends and people who help you out. James runs one of the largest Navy Veterans groups on facebook called “US Navy Salty Dogs”. If you are a former sea faring veteran, you might want to sign up today. He has decided to take the facebook friendhships, and make them a face to face reality with a big event. James has over 48k members in his group, and many of them have become online friends. Some of them have taken it to the next level, and now...

Duration:01:02:30

SM2 Bob Janus - Hanging out with John Wayne on the Signal Bridge

3/12/2018
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We have been lucky to hear more about the filming of “In Harms Way”, from two different signalmen who hung out with John Wayne on the signal bridge. Bob Janus is our second guest and hails from New Jersey, he has a great set of chops on him. Some guys are natural story tellers, Bob is definitely one of them. Tune in for one amazing sea story, from the 1960s era that includes movie stars,Vietnam, and life on a flag ship.

Duration:01:28:10

USS Mount Hood Last Days and the Stress Card with Joshua Hill

3/8/2018
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Joshua Hill grew up a country boy in the Virginia area, from his earliest days he knew he wanted to join. His trip into the miltary took a few strange turns, before he landed on the Hood. Soon he was on the USS Camden, then off to the brown shoe navy in Aviation. Tune in for another entertaining podcast.

Duration:01:15:31

Navy Artist & IC Man -John Franza

2/21/2018
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John was an IC man on the USS Truckee, during the Vietnam War era. In this episode he talks about how the Navy influenced his life, and how it helped him be prepared when his wife was facing the big C. John’s artwork really hits home with a large amount of Navy veterans. You can see his work at Coroflot.com/jfronza

Life as a Snipe with Dan Arnett

2/15/2018
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Dan is a podcast fan who was also in the Navy, he even blasted our podcast on his Harley’s stereo while driving down the road. We love this kind of enthusiasm, and we have a great story on him today about life in Snipe territory. Tune in for one great podcast!

In Harms Way - With 73 year old Signalman Jerry Bishop

2/12/2018
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John Wayne made a very famous naval war movie, with the help of the USN. While out to sea most of the movie equipment, was being kept on the signal bridge. This is where John Wayne liked to hang out too, and this is where he met Jerry Bishop. When you join the Navy, most of the time you are not going to get shipped out for a huge move shoot like Jerry did. Tune in for this great sea story.

Sailor Beware - What would life have been like without joining the Navy & having PTSD

2/5/2018
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One of our favorite guests is back “Jay Ortega”, a guy who is not ashamed to speak his mind. In this episode we discuss where we might have ended up, if we had not joined the Navy. We also discuss our experiences with PTSD, and ways to identify it. Jay is always a great listen, and we expect you will enjoy this episode as well.

Duration:01:37:08

US NAVY SALTY DOGS! “James Spears”

1/31/2018
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Who knew the guy with the patch on his eye in the facebook book photo, would turn out to be one hell of a great conversation. James Spears is the founder of the facebook group “US Navy Salty Dogss”, which has provided tons of entertainment and camararderie amongst veterans. After you get out he of service, most people tend to miss their shipmates and people that they served with. James knows this well, and has a great story to boot. Tune in for a great story!

Duration:01:09:23

YN3 (SS/SW) Wilson from the Gator Navy to the Bottom of the Sea (Submarine Duty)

1/29/2018
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Kris Wilson joined the Navy a little later than the average guy, and entered Navy as an undesignated seaman. Kris found a way to experience both sides of the navy, one on top of the water and one below. Kris was on a ship, before transferring to submarine duty. Tune in for a very interesting sea story, Kris is a good story teller.

Duration:00:44:28

Lieutenant Jess Iwuji- Pedal to the Metal

1/24/2018
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Jesse Iwuji is a highly motivated and focused individual, he is currently serving in the USN while driving Nascar at the same time. It was an honor to interview Jesse, and learn about his amazing story. Jesse played for the Navy Midshipmen football team, along with being a great track athlete (Race Track and Running). Mister Iwuji aslo served two tours in the arabian gulf, on the USS Comstock and a mine sweeping unit . Tune in to find out what makes this man tick.

Duration:00:56:28

Mount Hood and Navy Recollections- with Senior Chief Ziemer from Naples Italy

1/15/2018
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SR Chief Ziemer (Known as BM1 on the USS Mount Hood) is one of the lucky guys who still spends a good amount of time around the Navy. Today he lives in Naples Italy where he works for the DOD, taking care of things for the Navy. No matter what you remember, things move on. We discuss some funny experiences, along with life in Naples and much more. I always find it so amazing the conversations you can have with a person you served with 25 years later, this one is worth tuning into!

Duration:01:16:57

“Helo Crash Rescue” Onboard the USS Josephus Daniels with Brian “Mudbone” Jackson

1/9/2018
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The Navy often advertised something more than a job, perhaps an adventure. Brian Mudbone Jackson got to have several of these promised adventures, aboard the USS Joesphus Daniels. The young man got to see life and death flash before his eyes, along with floating cows in the middle of the sea. This episode is very entertaing so tune in and enjoy

Duration:01:22:04