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Old 09-09-2005, 06:27 PM
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Good luck Chris.
I salute you. HG

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Old 09-09-2005, 08:12 PM
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Chris, my older brother is in the Navy, stationed at Norfolk, VA. He works on the HM-53 (dunno if I got it right but I think so) helicopters that do minesweeping and stuff. Impressive machinery they have there.

I'd go in, but I broke my leg real bad in high school so they won't take me. I find it odd since right now I feel fully functional. But I have a decent job so I think I'm alright for the time being.

I wish you Godspeed my friend, Lake Michigan isn't too bad. Yea there's no privacy and it's all timed and hellish there for a while but basics isn't bad from what Tom (my bro) said. Sometimes they'll get y'all up at some random time at night to run 5 miles, so it helps to be in shape upon entering the military.

From there he went to Pensacola, and those barracks is more of an apartment, really cool. Each sailor has his own bedroom and shares a kitchen and bathroom with one other. At least that's how it was in his building.

The food's not bad, they have KFC and Pizza Hut and the NEX (no sales tax! ) so it'd be a great experience for all of us to go through. They ought to bring ROTC (rotten old tin can it's been refered to as) back to high school. Discipline is an invaluable quality.
Signing off,
Matthew Peterson, brother of a Sailor. (well, he works on helicopters but he's not a solider, and not a marine. What else do ya call him? No seamen jokes please)
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Old 09-09-2005, 08:17 PM
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On a humorous note.


My brother called me and was telling me about two of the guys he worked with bickering back and forth to each other
One was Navy,one was Army and were each saying the branch they served in was better than the other.
He told me some funny stuff,but the Army guy won the battle with....


You know about those Navy guys..100 men go down in a sub...and 50 happy couples come up.


I hit the floor,that is funny.
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Old 09-09-2005, 08:51 PM
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Wonder how long before some Navy ship sprouts headers and a blower.

Good luck and don't be tuning those Navy engines before you're trained!
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Old 09-10-2005, 03:03 AM
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A thank you to everyone. I am more then happy to serve this country. I really hope I like this and can make a career out of it. I must say the history channel has influenced me more then anything

For someone like me this is just the best option I have. I have a younger brother that graduates from high school this year. My parents are by no means rich and at the rate of debt build up from college loans it is hard to put two kids through college a year apart. So I wanted to do this and my bother will be happy to have all the help of my parents. (He was always the book smart one anyways)
I look at it as getting paid to go to school. I get college credits for the classes I take and good training on top of that. Then after two years in service I get access to the Montgomery GI bill and 36,000 towards school.

Out of all my friends that went to college and so on it is hard to find one that can built the deal and future security I get.

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take my looser advise!!

if you can bear it and they treat you right stay in for 20 years and enjoy your life

I took the tests in high school and the Air Force wanted me real bad but with my non conformist attitude I dident think I would fit in (poor parental structure)

now im 39 disabled with all kinds of heath problems that could have been prevented if I would have gone and did 20 It might have been alot better

So if you get feeling its too hard drop me a line I'll help you get back on the tracks

TAKE IT easy

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Old 09-10-2005, 08:07 AM
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good luck, man.

just remember V over I is R , and you should be fine......sinister LOL
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Old 09-10-2005, 06:03 PM
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Good luck on your enlistment.
The first couple of weeks of boot camp is the worst, because they HARASS the hell out of you. I think the best is the teamwork and self confidence they teach you.
I gave the Navy 9 1/2 years, and made E-6 in 6 1/2 years as a jet mechanic on P-3 Orions.
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Old 09-10-2005, 08:05 PM
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On a humorous note.


My brother called me and was telling me about two of the guys he worked with bickering back and forth to each other
One was Navy,one was Army and were each saying the branch they served in was better than the other.
He told me some funny stuff,but the Army guy won the battle with....


You know about those Navy guys..100 men go down in a sub...and 50 happy couples come up.


I hit the floor,that is funny.
I heard 101 men go down, 50 couples & 1 slut come back up Subs are also called the sewer pipe navy
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Straight up pimpin' the big boats.

Good luck dude.

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Old 09-10-2005, 08:21 PM
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I Never got to meet you but good luck, I hope you have a better enlistment than I had. I was stationed in Pearl Harbor, it was cool for a few months then began to resemble Alcatraz. At any rate it sounds like you got a good "A" school & they didn't sucker you (like they did me) with any seaman or fireman "apprenticeship program"
Anyway, best of luck

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Old 11-18-2005, 10:48 PM
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well eveyone I made it through bootcamp just fine I got los of time to hop on here now. im still at great lakes right across the street from boot. It has been a great trip so far. Everything here is much more relaxed and will soon be learning my rate. Just wante to say hell to everyone it will take me awhile to go through and see what all has happened in 2.5 months.


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Old 11-19-2005, 06:38 AM
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Hey strike,

What "A" school are you in? Don't goof off to much now, learn and score high on your test, I don't know if they still take the highest performers and give them choice of duty stations. Also the more you study now, the easier it will be to take the next rate exam and make more $$. Keep the military requirements (uniform standards, grooming regs, etc) study materials handy, you will see a lot of those questions on your advancement exam.

Where are you thinking you want to be stationed? Do you like to travel or are you a home body? I think the greatest place for new personnel is a ship (got to be cafefull what type of ship) that travels to foreign ports, or a ship that is in a foreign port, what an opportunity to serve and see the world, only takes a strong individual to seek out good friends and not get in trouble though, I am sure you have already met some of those.

Well, any questions let me know.
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Welcome back Sailor!LIke was already mentioned study hard and do the best you can.Make the best of it.
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