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Beach Walk 750 – USS Nimitz Steel Beach #7

Rox is back on the beach this week with a little “beachwalks philosophy” debriefing and looking back at the overnight embark on the USS Nimitz.

Shane has dropped in a few more clips that we also wanted to share with you. Over the past few decades, it appears the military has learned some things the rest of us are still catching up on. If you provide good training and you have reliable procedures and consequences, then just about anything is doable. The main point stressed to us was that the military exists primarily to prevent war, not win war. The appropriate show of force and the claiming of one’s authentic power, can deter the large majority of problems. In recent history, it seems to me more a problem with our civilian leaders than our military leaders in terms of making reasonable decisions. Without rehashing the tired arguments of the past (remember I was a student at Berkeley in the 70’s and an antiwar protester and still prefer peace over war), what have you learned from the Nimitz series?

Want to start at the beginning of the Nimitz Series? Click here for Episode 1.
Be sure and check out Melissa Chang’s series in the Honolulu Advertiser.
Check out our photos on Flickr.
Watch an actual takeoff here at Bytemarks’ blog.
Watch an interview with Admiral John Miller, filmed by Nathan Kam.
See other DV embark reports from Guy Kawasaki, Robert Scoble, Ryan Ozawa, Charline Li, and more links from each of those pages too.

Hawaiian word:
Kāohi: prevent

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Beach Walk 749 – USS Nimitz Steel Beach #6

Lots of shout outs from the crew of the USS Nimitz (CVN 68) and a chance to find out if the advertising slogan, “Join the Navy and see the world” is more fact or fiction. Meet sailors Dave Bennett, Captain Mike Manazir, Christopher Currelley, Hannah Mason, Alexus Espinoza, Christopher Burchfield, Jeremy Newton, Ramon Sturdivant, Scott Martinez, Patrick Dauphinais, Kayla Johnsen, Sonya Stephens, and Ben Kohlmann.

Want to start at the beginning of the Nimitz Series? Click here for Episode 1.
Be sure and check out Melissa Chang’s series in the Honolulu Advertiser.
Check out our photos on Flickr.
Watch an actual takeoff here at Bytemarks’ blog.
Watch an interview with Admiral John Miller, filmed by Nathan Kam.

Hawaiian word:
Ao: world

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Beach Walks 748 – USS Nimitz Steel Beach #5

Petty Officer Kayla Johnson gives us a tour of the enlisted berthing quarters and talks about the more personal side of being on board an aircraft carrier for six months. Find out about relationships and BBQ’s, and take the best seat on the boat with us. It’s a sunrise like no other.

Be sure and check out Melissa Chang’s series in the Honolulu Advertiser.
Check out our photos on Flickr.
Watch an actual takeoff here at Bytemarks’ blog.
Watch an interview with Admiral John Miller, filmed by Nathan Kam.

Hawaiian word:
Pukana lā: sunrise

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Beach Walk 747 – USS Nimitz Steel Beach #4

Quartermaster Ramon Sturdivant did not graduate from high school yet now he spends his days doing trigonometry and calculus as one of the navigators on board the USS Nimitz. Find out what tools they use to wander the oceans of the world and listen while Rox asks about UFO’s. This episode was filmed on the bridge, 9 levels above the flight deck. Keep in mind that the average age of sailors on board is 19. Yes, teenagers are the engine behind this 1000 foot aircraft carrier. It says a lot about the power of training, procedures, and accountability.

Be sure and check out Melissa Chang’s series in the Honolulu Advertiser.
Check out our photos on Flickr.
Watch an actual takeoff here at Bytemarks’ blog.
Watch an interview with Admiral John Miller, filmed by Nathan Kam.

Hawaiian word:
Hoʻokele: navigate

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Beach Walk 746 – USS Nimitz Steel Beach #3

This episode from the USS Nimitz takes place on the flight deck, with F18 hornets and super hornets taking off and landing. Meet Lt. Sam Kesler, the “shooter” who is also our tour guide. Watch Rox ask the “I’ve never seen a fighter jet” questions! And be sure to watch the two previous episodes and stay tuned for several more!

Be sure and check out Melissa Chang’s series in the Honolulu Advertiser.
Check out our photos on Flickr.
Watch an actual takeoff here at Bytemarks’ blog.

Hawaiian word:
Lele: to fly

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