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Posted: 3/16/2011 2:51:19 AM EST
Heard that from a lady in a class I'm currently taking. Apparently, she's married to one of these Marine/SF hybrid super warriors.


Link Posted: 3/16/2011 2:52:51 AM EST
Is this not to be confused with Black Water?
Link Posted: 3/16/2011 2:54:01 AM EST
lol
Link Posted: 3/16/2011 2:56:16 AM EST
The term was first used in Vietnam. Brown water = not the ocean.
Link Posted: 3/16/2011 2:59:24 AM EST
She's proud of her husband. Let it go.
Link Posted: 3/16/2011 3:00:06 AM EST
Originally Posted By outofbattery:
The term was first used in Vietnam. Brown water = not the ocean.


Understood. I just thought it funny and could picture their conversations:

"Honey, what do you do at work?"

"Well...I don't mean to brag, but I'm a combination of US Marine and Special Forces Operator."

"Ooohhh....wait till I tell all the girls! Come here, you big super warrior"
Link Posted: 3/16/2011 3:02:54 AM EST
MARSOC
Link Posted: 3/16/2011 3:13:07 AM EST
Boat Company with a MEU or on FAST and pumpin himself up as super warrior.
Link Posted: 3/16/2011 3:21:37 AM EST
So, what do you do at work?
The wife is proud of her husband and you sound ...
Link Posted: 3/16/2011 3:23:06 AM EST
Dirty Water
Link Posted: 3/16/2011 3:24:24 AM EST
Originally Posted By 3-gun:
So, what do you do at work?
The wife is proud of her husband and you sound ...


I'm in the Army.

Not begrudging her pride in her husband at all...it just seemed slightly comical. I guess you had to be there and know her.

Link Posted: 3/16/2011 3:24:50 AM EST
USN and USCG.


Is her husband a door gunner on a jet ski?
Link Posted: 3/16/2011 3:25:06 AM EST
[Last Edit: 3/16/2011 3:25:38 AM EST by SouthHoof]
Could be some validity to it.

Brown Water Navy aka Tokin Gulf Yacht Club.

http://brownwater-navy.com/


Could also be part of this outfit. My cousin is in this group and served in Cam Rahn Bay.

http://iuwg1vets.org/
Link Posted: 3/16/2011 3:30:03 AM EST
Originally Posted By Squatch:
Heard that from a lady in a class I'm currently taking. Apparently, she's married to one of these Marine/SF hybrid super warriors.





You just heard about these guys?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special_Warfare_Combatant-craft_Crewmen

I've read here and elsewhere that their training is a bit difficult.
Link Posted: 3/16/2011 3:33:27 AM EST
My father was in the "Brownwater Navy" in Vietnam. I don't know what the modern version was, but back then it was the the riverboats. Google search "Mobile Riverines" and you'll get the idea. For what it's worth, my Dad is pretty badass but he is not special forces or the like. His unit did a lot of insertions and extractions of SEAL teams, maybe that is the confusion.

http://www.mrfa.org/
Link Posted: 3/16/2011 3:34:13 AM EST
Originally Posted By 95BLuv:
MARSOC


Sounds like it.

Link Posted: 3/16/2011 3:35:16 AM EST
Originally Posted By Spade:
Originally Posted By Squatch:
Heard that from a lady in a class I'm currently taking. Apparently, she's married to one of these Marine/SF hybrid super warriors.





You just heard about these guys?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special_Warfare_Combatant-craft_Crewmen

I've read here and elsewhere that their training is a bit difficult.


Yeah could be a Swickie.

Link Posted: 3/16/2011 3:36:13 AM EST

Originally Posted By Squatch:
Heard that from a lady in a class I'm currently taking. Apparently, she's married to one of these Marine/SF hybrid super warriors.


SWCC maybe?

She's got a right to be proud of her serving husband.

Link Posted: 3/16/2011 3:37:55 AM EST
[Last Edit: 3/16/2011 3:38:45 AM EST by FrankSymptoms]
While traditionally a distinction was made between the coastal brown-water navy (operating in the littoral zone to 200 nautical miles (370 km)) and a seagoing blue-water navy, a new term "green-water navy" has been created by the U.S. Navy



from this wiki article.

eta So I'm guessing she's referring to his job as being one of those who fight in the littoral zone.
Link Posted: 3/16/2011 3:38:37 AM EST
Swcc Are swabbies not Marines.
Link Posted: 3/16/2011 3:41:30 AM EST
Originally Posted By Mclovin5-0:
She's proud of her husband. Let it go.


I agree... STFU
Link Posted: 3/16/2011 3:44:26 AM EST

Originally Posted By Miles_Urbanus:
Swcc Are swabbies not Marines.

But they work with everyone

"Due in part to SWCC's extremely difficult training and operating environment,they are qualified to operate jointly with other armed forces (particularly those within USSOCOM such as SEALs, Special Forces, MARSOC and AFSOC) operate in inclement weather and sea state, evade and fight on land as a contingency, and perform maritime special operations missions such as direct action, recon, ship boarding or Vessel Boarding Search and Seizure (VBSS), and sea-to-land support using a broad array of vessels and armaments."


Link Posted: 3/16/2011 3:46:02 AM EST
Originally Posted By Miles_Urbanus:
Swcc Are swabbies not Marines.


Yeah but my grandmother was convinced I was was in the Army. "So are ya still likin it in the Army dear?"

Sometimes Civilians just don't get the difference.
Link Posted: 3/16/2011 12:00:53 PM EST
Originally Posted By Jarhead08:
Originally Posted By Miles_Urbanus:
Swcc Are swabbies not Marines.


Yeah but my grandmother was convinced I was was in the Army. "So are ya still likin it in the Army dear?"

Sometimes Civilians just don't get the difference.


"Granma, PLEASE remember I am in the Marines. And I AM required to kill a family member...."
Link Posted: 3/16/2011 12:06:11 PM EST
Originally Posted By Jarhead08:
Boat Company with a MEU or on FAST and pumpin himself up as super warrior.


Only 31st MEU has a boat company anymore. The rest of the Marine Corps did away with it and small craft company around 05 or 06
Link Posted: 3/16/2011 12:12:55 PM EST
Originally Posted By R0N:
Originally Posted By Jarhead08:
Boat Company with a MEU or on FAST and pumpin himself up as super warrior.


Only 31st MEU has a boat company anymore. The rest of the Marine Corps did away with it and small craft company around 05 or 06


The USN RIVRONs have pretty much taken up their role. I think they were stood up around the same time the Marine units were stood down.
Link Posted: 3/16/2011 12:14:25 PM EST
Telephone game.


Marine Expeditionary Unit Special Operations Capable.


Can't fault the lady for hearing what she wants to hear, or not understanding that SOC is NOT the same as SO.
Link Posted: 3/16/2011 12:16:53 PM EST
It could be worse, he could be Black Water Navy.

(plumbing, not merc.)
Link Posted: 3/16/2011 12:18:22 PM EST
Originally Posted By SultanOfBrunei:
It could be worse, he could be Black Water Navy.

(plumbing, not merc.)



Also known as Hull Techs.

Max
Link Posted: 3/16/2011 12:18:51 PM EST
There are brown water, green water and blue water navies.

He might be a SWCC. He might be a Riverine.
Link Posted: 3/16/2011 12:21:22 PM EST
I had a Mairne's wife tell me my brother, a Corpsman, had to be on another plane become the plane in front of us only had Marines. I tried to explain the situation but finally said fuck it and went and found my brother.
Link Posted: 3/16/2011 12:25:53 PM EST
Let her be proud!She could have been married to a Lawyer,thief or a banker!Little line from a Buffet song.
Link Posted: 3/16/2011 12:26:33 PM EST
Link Posted: 3/16/2011 12:27:10 PM EST
Originally Posted By Tannim:

Originally Posted By Squatch:
Heard that from a lady in a class I'm currently taking. Apparently, she's married to one of these Marine/SF hybrid super warriors.


SWCC maybe?

She's got a right to be proud of her serving husband.



Im pretty sure that SWCC falls under NAVSPECWAR.
Link Posted: 3/16/2011 12:27:37 PM EST
So what? I tell my wife that every day at work is like that movie "Commando". And I get some. EVERY. DAMN. DAY.
Link Posted: 3/16/2011 12:31:34 PM EST
Originally Posted By Mclovin5-0:
She's proud of her husband. Let it go.


Her husband probably did not marry her for her mind.
Link Posted: 3/16/2011 12:35:49 PM EST
Originally Posted By steve-oh:
So what? I tell my wife that every day at work is like that movie "Commando". And I get some. EVERY. DAMN. DAY.


That's funny. My days are like "Office Space." And I never get any.
Link Posted: 3/16/2011 12:35:52 PM EST
The river boat operation were also known as Fag Bait. They would patrol up and down the river to draw fire and the attack helicopters would come in for the kill. It was a swell job, "son we need you to go up this way and when someone starts shooting at you we will know where to attack them. Good Luck"
Link Posted: 3/16/2011 12:38:10 PM EST

Originally Posted By steve-oh:
So what? I tell my wife that every day at work is like that movie "Commando". And I get some. EVERY. DAMN. DAY.

It's the outfit that gets you some.


Link Posted: 3/16/2011 12:43:02 PM EST
Originally Posted By Tannim:

Originally Posted By Miles_Urbanus:
Swcc Are swabbies not Marines.

But they work with everyone

"Due in part to SWCC's extremely difficult training and operating environment,they are qualified to operate jointly with other armed forces (particularly those within USSOCOM such as SEALs, Special Forces, MARSOC and AFSOC) operate in inclement weather and sea state, evade and fight on land as a contingency, and perform maritime special operations missions such as direct action, recon, ship boarding or Vessel Boarding Search and Seizure (VBSS), and sea-to-land support using a broad array of vessels and armaments."




If I remember correctly there is a swcc chief on this forum, those guys are no joke. That said wives tend to not understand everything about a job so they fill in the details themselves, I would just let it go. Like the earlier posts said she is proud of her husband let it be.

My wife kept calling me a nuclear engineer I guess because she knows I am a nuke and she has heard me talk about engineering spaces... I corrected her but she still doesn't really get it... To me there is a difference between a reactor operator and a nuclear engineer, to her not so much. I would hardly consider it because I was talking myself up to her, I try to explain my job as accurately as I can to her and she takes what she understands. That is probably the case here.

-Mike

Link Posted: 3/16/2011 12:43:04 PM EST

Originally Posted By Spade:
Originally Posted By Squatch:
Heard that from a lady in a class I'm currently taking. Apparently, she's married to one of these Marine/SF hybrid super warriors.





You just heard about these guys?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special_Warfare_Combatant-craft_Crewmen

I've read here and elsewhere that their training is a bit difficult.

If he's one of the "riverines", I wouldn't fuck with him.
Link Posted: 3/16/2011 12:48:19 PM EST
[Last Edit: 3/16/2011 12:48:32 PM EST by Miles_Urbanus]
Originally Posted By Seven-Shooter:

Originally Posted By Spade:
Originally Posted By Squatch:
Heard that from a lady in a class I'm currently taking. Apparently, she's married to one of these Marine/SF hybrid super warriors.





You just heard about these guys?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special_Warfare_Combatant-craft_Crewmen

I've read here and elsewhere that their training is a bit difficult.

If he's one of the "riverines", I wouldn't fuck with him.


SWCC and Riverine Squadrons are not the same thing.
Link Posted: 3/16/2011 2:10:13 PM EST
Originally Posted By Squatch:
Heard that from a lady in a class I'm currently taking. Apparently, she's married to one of these Marine/SF hybrid super warriors.




Just curious, how old.

Used to hang with two guys that were brown water, in Viet Nam.

Running PBR's and something else up the rivers.

Sounded like some hairy detail.
Link Posted: 3/16/2011 3:59:40 PM EST
Originally Posted By steve-oh:
So what? I tell my wife that every day at work is like that movie "Commando". And I get some. EVERY. DAMN. DAY.


Ice Cream and Deer Petting?
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