A new YouTube channel dubbed “White Scope Media” shows what life is like for sailors in an EA-18G Growler squadron.
But it’s not like your typical Discovery Channel documentary or MTV “Cribs” special.
These Navy videos don’t have voice over narration. With only music and footage, they paint an intimate, true-to-form sailor experience.
While this is everyday life for active-duty sailors, veterans will get a prideful sense of nostalgia — especially after watching the second one, “Chapter 2: Meet the Patriots.”
It’s the type of intimate footage you’d expect from a family gathering. It’s why some veterans consider their shipmates their second family.
Like family, these sailors do everything together, from washing the birds, to relaxing, to preparing for war. But unlike family, this is every day, not just during a family picnic or reunion.
Life on a carrier is not the same as life on a cruise liner. Sailors don’t get the awesome hotel-style living quarters. Instead, they live in berthings with up to 100 other sailors — sometimes even more. But that’s okay because the friendships forged on deployment are way deeper than any cruise liner could ever deliver.
Watch:White Scope Media, YouTube