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11-19-2005 06:50 PM
Ghetto Jet Good stuff man. Two weeks ago I was out with two close friends from high school. They got married and went into the Air Force, they work with intelligence. They didn't enjoy it at first but they like it now. I hope the military career works out well for you.
11-19-2005 05:33 PM
Rob Keller hey dude glad u made it though the booting process

we are pulling for you we are all in this together

11-19-2005 03:05 PM
strikingthematch I enjoy myself now. The worst part about boot was not getting to work on anything. It was a sad state of mind wanting to get out and work on cars or computers and know that it is all around you and you can't touch it. Here is great though the talents you have can be used and rewarded. Can't wait to get nto my class. Im going to be here for awhile but it is a much better place to be stuck at. The lake MI is right out the back window and it is a nice place to be not to mention we get lots of liberty. Im happy to be back in the hotrodding forum. I'll be looking forward to my Xmas leave to get home and work on my car!

11-19-2005 08:06 AM
shine hang tuff son, it'll get better.

airborne 69-72
11-19-2005 06:43 AM
redlightning Welcome back Sailor!LIke was already mentioned study hard and do the best you can.Make the best of it.
11-19-2005 06:38 AM
Dutchman 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.
Your friendly neighborhood master chief.
11-18-2005 10:48 PM
strikingthematch 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.

09-10-2005 08:21 PM
just another car guy 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

09-10-2005 08:08 PM
coldknock Straight up pimpin' the big boats.

Good luck dude.

09-10-2005 08:05 PM
just another car guy
Originally Posted by RCastle
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
09-10-2005 06:03 PM
boomer 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.
09-10-2005 08:07 AM
spinn good luck, man.

just remember V over I is R , and you should be fine......sinister LOL
09-10-2005 07:59 AM
Rob Keller 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

09-10-2005 03:03 AM
strikingthematch 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.

Thanks everyone.

09-09-2005 08:51 PM
grouch 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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