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    Re: Equator-crossing ceremonies

    Let's keep in mind this is not a bash the other services thread.
    The most important six inches on the battlefield ... is between your ears.

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    Re: Equator-crossing ceremonies

    Quote Originally Posted by Mjölnir View Post
    Let's keep in mind this is not a bash the other services thread.
    "Truth hurts." (doesn't it?)

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    Re: Equator-crossing ceremonies

    Quote Originally Posted by Mjölnir View Post
    Let's keep in mind this is not a bash the other services thread.
    "Not familiar with 'inter-service rivialies? NOW that is a TRADITION that is Not going away!"

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    Re: Equator-crossing ceremonies

    Quote Originally Posted by Mjölnir View Post
    Let's keep in mind this is not a bash the other services thread.
    Seriously? It wasn't even remotely bad. It was more of a joke about the long standing Air Force tradition of destroying Air Force tradition.

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    Re: Equator-crossing ceremonies

    Quote Originally Posted by Max Power View Post
    Seriously? It wasn't even remotely bad. It was more of a joke about the long standing Air Force tradition of destroying Air Force tradition.
    "Post #8 did me in!"

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    Re: Equator-crossing ceremonies

    I've always enjoyed the crossing the line ceremonies that I've done. Some were a little crazier than others, but still a great tradition. I don't really like the long hours of cleaning up afterwards though.

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    Re: Equator-crossing ceremonies

    Quote Originally Posted by WINTHORP1 View Post
    I've always enjoyed the crossing the line ceremonies that I've done. Some were a little crazier than others, but still a great tradition. I don't really like the long hours of cleaning up afterwards though.
    "Yea, especially a flight deck! Been there, done that!!" (to you non Navy types out there; it is a really big airport on a ship with hangers and housing for 6,000 folks with a golf course overlooking the ocean! Off the fantail that is, and free green fees!)

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    Re: Equator-crossing ceremonies

    Quote Originally Posted by Absinthe Anecdote View Post
    I've only read about these ceremonies and I'm curious what people think of them.

    Are they a time honored tradition or are they just dumb morale boosting fun?

    Seems like in this day and age it could be considered hazing.
    Absolutely they are hazing....they are also sexual assault so everyone in the Navy that has ever participated should immediately be kicked out under the zero tolerence policy....
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    Re: Equator-crossing ceremonies

    Quote Originally Posted by RobotChicken View Post
    "Post #8 did me in!"
    Actually it was #7.
    The most important six inches on the battlefield ... is between your ears.

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    Re: Equator-crossing ceremonies

    Nice photo Max, get one from my good side next time.
    The most important six inches on the battlefield ... is between your ears.

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