Posted on Jan 22, 2014
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 mess hall  chow hall  or dining facility. what do we call it
I was tell'ing someone last week, I was heading over to the Chow Hall. And they said;"You Mean Mess Hall"; So I ask, "What's in a Name...."
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PO2 Fleet Marine Force
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You forgot the Galley :-D
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FN Charlie Spivey
FN Charlie Spivey
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Galley was where it was prepared. Mess Deck / Mess Hall is where it was consumed.. That is what it was in the Coast Guard. In Basic, we marched to the Mess Hall. On a Base, it was the mess Hall. on say a Lifeboat Station or other small shore activity, it was the Mess Deck, just like aboard ship.
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SCPO Morris Ramsey
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SCPO Morris Ramsey
SCPO Morris Ramsey
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PO2 (Join to see) - Must be New Navy. In boot camp we marched to the mess hall and onboard ship we ate on the mess deck. Larger ships have more than one galley, so I assume they have more than one mess deck
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PFC Kim Dunn
PFC Kim Dunn
5 y
In the Marines I was a cook in the chow hall.
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I'm going to the chow hall!
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CPT Jacob Swartout
CPT Jacob Swartout
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I call it the Chow Hall or DFAC.
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MSgt Electrical Power Production
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Chow hall.
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SMSgt Roger Horton
SMSgt Roger Horton
5 y
Chow Hall
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MAJ Robert (Bob) Petrarca
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Call it the latrine, as long as they serve good food, who cares. :-)
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SFC Robin Gates
SFC Robin Gates
>1 y
In 20 years of service they could never get me to call it a a DFAC. It's a Mess Hall. I refuse to conform!!!!! :-0
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LCpl Cleveland Williams
LCpl Cleveland Williams
5 y
Take all you want but eat all you take...1969-1971.
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PO2 Donna McIntosh
PO2 Donna McIntosh
5 y
true! thanks for the laugh after a long day at work in local hospital's kitchen
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SPC Greg Stokes
SPC Greg Stokes
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The latrine had better food.
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