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USS Tortuga (LSD-46)


USS Tortuga (LSD-46)

Dad's & Families of Sailors aboard this vessel stationed in Japan

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Location: Sasebo, Japan
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Latest Activity: Sep 14, 2013

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Comment by Lee on June 1, 2010 at 9:11pm
DCFN is a Damage Control Fireman. Once they are assigned their duty after school, depending upon their rating, they could be a Fireman Apprentice or a Fireman. When Kevin went to the Tortuga he was an ITSA (IT Seaman Apprentice), they he was ITSN (IT Seaman). Next step is IT3...IT Petty Officer 3rd Class. It gets really confusing at times!
Comment by Brian on June 1, 2010 at 4:11am
Well...That's what I thought Lee - but... YOU NEVER KNOW IN THE NAVY - LOL! Common sense dictates that, because that that's her job, I wonder what the FN stood for in Boot then????
Comment by Lee on May 31, 2010 at 7:47pm
Brian, this stands for Damage Control Fireman's Apprentice...does that sound right? LOL
Comment by Brian on May 31, 2010 at 7:39am
Ok Gentlemen - then what does DCFA stand for - LOL! It's not listed, DC id damage control, but there is no FA, there is an FN, which is what Lee was in Boot....Any ideas????
Comment by Lee on May 30, 2010 at 8:32pm
Jim, you are correct! Kevin is Information Technology and just passed his exam for Petty Office 3rd Class...IT3. It is strange how they do these...LOL
Comment by Brian on May 30, 2010 at 4:14pm
Lee - what is an IT3? Never heard of that one....? Our Lee is DCFA
Comment by Lee on May 30, 2010 at 1:33pm
Missy, I am afraid I am a bit old to be on the Tortuga, but my son Kevin has been on the Tortuga for ayear now. He just made IT3, so he is pretty stoked right now!
Comment by Brian on May 30, 2010 at 10:50am
Good to meet you Lee - Our daughter as Ashley, but goes by Lee - LOL! She just joined the Tortuga on May 10th this year right before CARAT 2010. Glad to know your here - please stay in touch!
Comment by Missy on May 30, 2010 at 10:42am
Thanks Lee. Already joined the group on facebook. Are you on Uss Tortuga?
Comment by Lee on May 29, 2010 at 10:07pm
For anyone who might be interested, the USS Tortuga has a Facebook page, USS TORTUGA LSD 46 "TOUGH! TALL! TENACIOUS!". They post a lot of photos and the latest news from the Tortuga!

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