We were operating in Fleetex 86 as Orange forces. I spotted an intermittent contact
on the LN-66. We were in total emcon with the prairie masker operating. I asked CO Nick if we could go active
on the 26. I knew it had to be a periscope riser. We did and chased a "non-player" US nuke for over
an hour until SUBLANT told us to "back off" because we were giving away the location of a "non-player"
in the exercise. Targets my butt! CERTSUB #1 baby!
Our corpsman also had the only
other CERTSUB contact in the exercise on approach to the carrier with a sick crew member. He told the pilot, "Hey,
is that a submarine?" It was trailing the carrier. CERTSUB #2 baby!!
for playing the "bad guys". Lots of good memories on the "Chuck".
yeah...Charlie "Fat Man" Ellis sunk a 3 pointer with time expired and the "Chuck Team" beat the French
National team by 1 point during the 86 Med deployment. They toasted us with LOTS of good champagne afterwards. Great
sports. Again...lots of good memories on the "Chuck"!
CDR (Sel), USNR, DAV, RET