MIL Navy OTers at sub bases

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  1. nukingit

    nukingit New Member

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    I've still got a little while to go before i put in my dream sheet, but I just wanted to get OTs perspective on what sub base i should be trying to get. I'm hoping to get a fast attack out of pearl harbor, groton, or guam, and was looking for opinions or stories from people that have been there. thanks!
     
  2. Sharkticon

    Sharkticon The safest place in combat is on an AEGIS Class Gu

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    Get ready to stock up on bottled water.

    The tap water wreaks of sulfur.
     
  3. Ranger-AO

    Ranger-AO I'm here for the Taliban party. Moderator

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    Holy Loch, Scotland. That's the only sub tender base I've ever been to. It's where I learned the phrase, "A Marine on duty has no friends". :hsugh:
     
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    The only sub base I have experience with is the one here in Norfolk. It's actually on the same base as the ships, the subs are just docked at the first few piers and all the ships are docked at the rest.

    What's your rate? I know an STS3 in San Diego and he loves it there, it doesn't sound like you're interested in going to the west coast though.
     
  5. nukingit

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    I'm a nuke MM. I don't really have a problem with going to the west coast, but i want to do fast attack and I hear San Diego only has 2. Bangor, WA is a possibility though. Scotland isn't one of my options, though that doesn't sound bad.
     
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    How do you like Norfolk? It seems like I've heard nothing but bad things, but it is pretty close to home for me.
     
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    I'm not in the navy but I am a navy brat, and I can say that pearl harbor is fantastic, and groton's ok but the surrounding area is iffy at best. Have you considered bremerton?
     
  8. Sharkticon

    Sharkticon The safest place in combat is on an AEGIS Class Gu

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    Take Hawaii if it's available. It's not called the best homeport in the Navy for nothing. ;)
     
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    san diego and hawaii is the way to go
     
  10. Sharkticon

    Sharkticon The safest place in combat is on an AEGIS Class Gu

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    San Diego - if you like taking road trips to other states.

    Hawaii - if you don't like taking road trips to other states.

    :big grin:
     
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    Pearl Harbor will probably end up being my first choice (not that that will really mean anything) and i would like san diego probably but my odds of getting that with fast attack are pretty slim. Anybody know anything about guam?
     
  12. Sharkticon

    Sharkticon The safest place in combat is on an AEGIS Class Gu

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    Where are you located now? Money for PSC orders is always tight and detailers don't like doing coast to coast transfers if there's an available body closer to where you want be stationed.
     
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    I'm in Charleston, SC now.
     
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    mrduke OT Supporter

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    Truth, I've seen many people skipped over for orders due to this.
     
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    Sharkticon The safest place in combat is on an AEGIS Class Gu

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    I loved it there. I was at NWS for 5 years and volunteered at Goose Creek Rural Volunteer Fire Dept.

    Have you checked CMSID to see what requisitions are posted?
     
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    I still gotta go through prototype training before i get to really even think about where I'm going for sea duty. I'm not even sure what CMSID is :dunno:
     
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    I'm from San Diego, so I hate it. But I wanted to come here for my first tour and experience the "backbone of the Navy". It's a lot stricter here than the west coast, but it's your typical east coast city by the beach I guess. There's not much to do and the weather BLOWS ASS in the wintertime (although not much snow, it just feels/looks like the northwest everyday).

    If you're from out here, you probably won't mind it.
     
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    at the weapons station? are you a nuke?
     
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    Sharkticon The safest place in combat is on an AEGIS Class Gu

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    You will learn quickly.

    When you are in your window for orders, your CCC can log into CMSID: Career Management System/Interactive Detailing.

    Your Command Career Counselor can show you what "Requisitions" or open jobs are available throughout the Navy. Not all available jobs are in CMSID though.

    Find your career counselor and ask them to pull the latest reqs for Nuke MM (whatever NEC you are) and you can see what I'm talking about.
     
  20. nukingit

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    Yes, machinist mate
     
  21. someonenew

    someonenew He's Dangerous

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    nuke MM holler:wavey:

    I was a nuke MM, and did the Fast Boat out of Pearl. I was a 637 guy though:o

    that said I loved Pearl even though many hated it

    if you want West Coast, don't mention Groton anywhere on your request sheet, just don't do it.

    Fast Boat>>>>>>Boomer, but make it like your 3rd choice. Boomers are hard to get though. I think only 2 guys in my graduating class got a Boomer and a lot wanted it.

    I asked for 688 in Pearl, 637 in Pearl, or 688 in SF (at the time we still had boats in SF), SD was my 4th choice and Bremerton my 5th.

    As a Nuke MM welder I had to go to Groton, and I can tell you that no matter what you will HATE Groton. Especially since you're obviously still young. There is absolutely nothing to do in Groton, and you will be miserable.

    FYI manuevering watch on the East Coast is a million times worse than manuevering watch on the West Coast. West Coast you are in water deep enough to dive after about 45 minutes, East Coast...yeah not quite:o.

    Go West and never look back is my advice.

    and get your fish ASAP
     
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    someonenew He's Dangerous

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    he's still in school...it's a different world for students

    Nuke Prototype is an awesome experience though.
     
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  24. nukingit

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    how long did it take you to get yours? I'm doing pretty well so far, and even though i knew what i was getting in to, it's just so much training. The only reason I was considering Groton is because it's so close to home for me (sort of, I'm from DC) but i'm really thinking about trying for Bangor or Pearl Harbor. And you said only 2 people in your graduating class got boomer.. how many people were in your graduating class?
     
  25. Sharkticon

    Sharkticon The safest place in combat is on an AEGIS Class Gu

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    If this is your very first duty station, take Pearl Harbor if available. You won't regret it.
     

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