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SCPO Charles Thomas "Tom" Canterbury
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My favorite "Operation Golden Flow" story is when I had recently reported onboard the USS FORT MCHENRY (LSD 43) out of Little Creek, VA at the time. Of course my name was on the first command urinalysis after I reported aboard, and we were in the shipyards so everything was being conducted out of the barge. So, like anyone who just wants to get it over with I got there right when it first started.

When coming back from providing my sample a small gaggle of junior Sailors had gathered to do their duty. Being the new Senior Chief I wanted to catch them off guard. When I got to the table where I signed the labels and roster I stated, "That was the weirdest urinalysis I've ever experienced. I've never had to take off ALL of my clothes before..."

You could have heard a pin drop.
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PO2 Gary Lyall
PO2 Gary Lyall
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Thanks for that it made my Monday
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LTC Delivery Driver
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Yes sometimes. In 2014 it was 3 times in a year, I can't get a COLA of 2.3% because the POTUS said so yet the F-35 is $160 billion over budget but we waste money seeing If we piss hot and the little training we get as reservists is wasted walking around with a piss bottle over your shoulder.
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SCPO Penny Douphinett
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I have 2 great memories. The first is from way back when the pee patrol was first getting started and I was stationed in Washington, D.C. I was 8 months pregnant and a shiny new Ensign was the observer who insisted in getting in a stall with me and shutting the door. It was a very tight fit and I was VERY pregnant with a very active baby who kicked the Ensign in the gut. She got very angry and I started laughing so hard it was a good thing I was in the head! She wanted to discuss this incident with my commander. Luckily, a pregnant LCDR from my division was also there and when she heard what happened she started laughing as well.

Years later, when I was on active stationed at a reserve center, we provided this "service" to the local reserve recruiting command where my husband was stationed. As the senior female, I always had the "honor" of being the female observer. I stood one day chatting with my husband, his CO and mine while waiting for the next female. My husband had just taken a sip of coffee when I was called and he spit it all over our 2 COs as I walked away saying "I've heard of spectator sports, but this one is ridiculous". Luckily, I heard nothing but laughter behind me.
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