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User currently offlineUSAir767 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 190 posts, RR: 0
Posted (12 years 5 months 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 1017 times:

Well, few more months till boot camp for me. On Dec, 14 I enlisted in the U.S Navy and July 11th I will be in boot camp, I honestley cant wait, the job I choose in the Navy is Aircraft Handler so I will be running around the deck of an Aircraft Carrier I am aware of the risks of my job but I hope to have a fun four years and then its off to flight school. Just thought I would share.

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User currently offlineAmmunition From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2002, 1065 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (12 years 5 months 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 981 times:

good luck, sounds fantastic Big thumbs up


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User currently offlineBoeing in Pdx From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (12 years 5 months 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 975 times:

you get to write stuff on the bombs. no fair. ask for suggestions i am sure most people have them.

User currently offlineHawkeye2 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 234 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (12 years 5 months 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 965 times:

Congrats! I'm finishing up my first year in NROTC in college... and maybe I'll be flying the planes you work with in a few years.  Smile

User currently offlineJwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 18
Reply 4, posted (12 years 5 months 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 959 times:

Good luck with your carreer.
Remember that not all aircraft handlers work on carriers. You could as easily be assigned to a squadron of P-3Cs in Alaska  Smile/happy/getting dizzy



I wish I were flying
User currently offlineSaintsman From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2002, 2065 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (12 years 5 months 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 955 times:

I have never understood the attraction for the navy. I mean where's the fun being stuck in the middle of the ocean in a howling gale and feeling sea sick? Not only that but an aircraft carrier is always a target. I personally would much rather be in the Air Force (which I was). You still get to work on airplanes and it's a darn sight more comfortable.

Still, each to their own. Enjoy your career.


User currently offlineStretch 8 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 2568 posts, RR: 16
Reply 6, posted (12 years 5 months 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 928 times:

Good for you, young man! Did you see the recent NBC hour long program (hosted by Brokaw) about life on the U.S.S. Stennis? God bless and protect you.


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User currently offlineMls515 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 3076 posts, RR: 8
Reply 7, posted (12 years 5 months 2 days ago) and read 923 times:

Good luck,

It sounds challenging and rewarding.


User currently offlineGocaps16 From Japan, joined Jan 2000, 4346 posts, RR: 20
Reply 8, posted (12 years 5 months 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 890 times:

Good luck to you. I joined the USN last summer and I am off to boot camp in June 20 after I graduate from high school. My job is an aviation machinist mate which i'll be in Pensacola, FL for couple months for on the job training. My job is landside and overseas, mostly work in the aircraft carrier.

you made the right chioce by enlisting in the Navy branch. Are you looking forward to go to Great Lakes?

Feel free to email me or AIM me about it. My email is Staggerwing777@aol.com and AIM is Staggerwing777.

Good luck to you.

Kevin/DCA


User currently offlineSkyway1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (12 years 5 months 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 881 times:

Congrats and good luck to you! My brother-in-law is an engineer at the Great Lakes Naval training base, so have fun there!!

Regards
Chris  Smile


User currently offlineUSAir767 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 190 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (12 years 5 months 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 858 times:

Its me writing agian I would like to thank everybody for your support it means a lot to me.

User currently offlineTWAL1011 From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 206 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (12 years 5 months 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 850 times:

Good luck to you, young man. We are all proud of you.

User currently offlineJsf119 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 196 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (12 years 5 months 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 839 times:

Godbless usair767 and be careful aircraft carriers are dangerous

User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29799 posts, RR: 58
Reply 13, posted (12 years 5 months 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 825 times:

Hey they closed down Adak NAS in 1997, so there are no P-3's up here in Alaska anymore.

Navy too bad......I feel for you....


GO ARMY!!!



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User currently offlineZeus01 From United States of America, joined May 2001, 744 posts, RR: 2
Reply 14, posted (12 years 5 months 1 day ago) and read 808 times:

Hawkeye:

YOu are finishing up your first year of Naval ROTC? Where at? I graduate in 1 year and am planning on doing a Marine ROTC, but there pretty similar right? Could you tell me a little about what your schedules like? Are you busy there? WHat kind of things do you do during the day. These ROTC counsolers are idiots, they don't know anything. It would be awsome of you could give me a little info.

Thanks


User currently offlineKROC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (12 years 5 months 1 day ago) and read 802 times:

Congrats. It's always nice to hear someone willing to do their part for their country.

L-188. Go Army? How about Go Air Force!!!!! There was nothing better than being in the Air Force, but stationed with the Army (my AFSC included Army Support), and watching the Sgt's all lose their minds, because when they yelled at the Zoomies, we blew them off, because they had no control or say over us.


User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29799 posts, RR: 58
Reply 16, posted (12 years 5 months 7 hours ago) and read 784 times:

You guy in the Air Force are a bunch of weenies.

The helicopter unit I was assigned to had a weather detachment boarded in our barracks. They got money because they where allegedly below standard. Us ARMY, we got NOOOTHIIIINNNNNGGGG!!!!.




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User currently offlineSaintsman From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2002, 2065 posts, RR: 2
Reply 17, posted (12 years 5 months 6 hours ago) and read 778 times:

Weenies? just for prefering a comfortable bed to sleeping in the bottom of a trench?

Besides a real army goes into action without the support of a coke machine and a pizza or burger restaurant following behind.


User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29799 posts, RR: 58
Reply 18, posted (12 years 5 months 6 hours ago) and read 779 times:

Besides a real army goes into action without the support of a coke machine and a pizza or burger restaurant following behind.

Exactly!!! Saintsman. Why do you think the Air Force as all of those fast airplanes?? 30 minutes or less.


I'll tell everybody now, the first couple of months after a war isn't the time to be in the service.



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User currently offlineKROC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (12 years 5 months 5 hours ago) and read 774 times:

L-188. I got extra money for the years I spent with the Army (weather support). Well, actually they implamented the plan sometime about midway through the 4 years or so I was Army Support. Thing is, Army Standards are allot lower than Air Force Standards. Also, for the most part, the Air Force actually cares about their people, which is why they have the best quality of life of the 4 branches.

As for being weenies, I'll tell you the same I told all the Army pukes in Korea, that thought I had it so much better as an Air Force guy their. I lived in the same shitty barracks they did. I had the same shitty curfew's as they did. I had to go to the field just like they did, live in tents, set up my own crap, drive HumVee's (which was fun), sweat my ass off with no showers in 95 degree humid Korean heat for over 2 weeks ect. I was one of 2 AF guys at Camp Page with 700 Army pukes. They actually had support, as a detachment, we got none. Our equipment sucked, and if anything broke, it was like pulling teeth to get someone to come out in the middle of nowhere and fix it, ect. $165.00 a month extra was nice (after 12 months of Army Support), but for the hassle.......please.


User currently offlineHawkeye2 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 234 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 760 times:

I'm only finishing the first year for now, but for now, I take classes, just like other courses in length, and we've got "lab" periods once a week. We've got traning camps and other activities during the summer as well, but that comes later. things aren't really that busy for me right now.

We're organized into a "battalion" which the senior midshipmen are in charge of, and divided into companies -- there's a lto of camraderie.

As far as I know, the Marines go through the same ROTC program as the Navy with a few specialized courses here and there, you'll just get commissioned in the Marines rather than the Navy.

Let me know if you've got any more specific questions!


User currently offlineTurbineBeaver From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 1199 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 751 times:

L-188,

I'll tell everybody now, the first couple of months after a war isn't the time to be in the service.

Mind explaining the rationale behind this? I'm curious!

TB


User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29799 posts, RR: 58
Reply 22, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 719 times:

Because in my experience:

Everybody who was deferred discharge gets out right away. They don't give a damm other then where there paperwork is. It is a very very severe case of shortimers attitude.

They are only looking out for themselves.



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User currently offlineFlying-Tiger From Germany, joined Aug 1999, 4161 posts, RR: 36
Reply 23, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 713 times:

Life in the Navy can be fun, I´ve enjoyed my time there. Having choppers with you can be be fun...

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