MIL Navy

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  1. Stumpi

    Stumpi New Member

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    I've been thinking about joining navy , can anyone tell me how it is in the navy before i see a recruiter.
     
  2. Jyokker

    Jyokker The trouser snake is very aggressive. It will corn

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    what do you want to know?
     
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    yeah, join the air force dude.
     
  5. Jyokker

    Jyokker The trouser snake is very aggressive. It will corn

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    He is on my IL.
     
  6. Sharkticon

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

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    Try to be a little more specific with your requests for information.
     
  7. cRaZe

    cRaZe 3rd world slummin

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    I'm depping into the navy on wednesday... was supposed to be today :mad:

    go for it if you like the ocean and travelling.
     
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    thread failure

    answer to your vague question, it sucks
     
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  10. nietsni3

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    which jobs in the navy give you most travelling? traveling means you get to visit different countries, even one or two days a trip is fine, not just staying on board floating in the middle of the sea?
     
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    don't join the Navy
     
  12. Stumpi

    Stumpi New Member

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    lol u guys have differnet opinions..- i wanted to know how it is like fun etc.


    or should i ask " is it worth joining ?"
     
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    Drunk Bastard Audio New Member

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    it's not worth joining if you don't expect to spend time on a ship, underway. Barring you picking a SeaBee rate or becoming SpecWar...you're most likely going to be assigned to sea duty.

    As far as fun, it's what you make it. I have 9 years of Naval service under my belt, 5 of it at sea. I wouldn't trade it for the world, it gave me opportunities that I wouldn't have had prior...I got to see the world, finish my degree and gain a commission in the Army via B2G.
     
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    its not jobs that get the most traveling , its your duty station, which for the most part is completly luck of the draw as far as what you get
     
  15. nietsni3

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    how about which surface ship jobs give you most sunlight? it would suck to work all year long in the basement of the ship, or whatever you call it, no?
     
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    If you want to work outdoors, obviously an air rating on the flight deck. Radiomen (now ITs, but you can't pick whether you'll work with RM stuff or computers) work aloft a lot fixing antennas. ETs/FCs also work outside a lot with their antennas/dishes & weapon systems.

    I'll hit 3 years in the navy here in 4 months, E5 on a forward deployed ship, it's pretty rigorous. I'd recommend definatly going states if you have a choice in where you go. There are definatly a lot of good times in the navy, especially in foreign ports, there are however a lot of bad times don't let people skew your vision with the "its the best time of my life, etc" stuff, because especially nowadays there is a lot of bullshit and it is becoming a political organization, not a job. You'll spend more time making people happy than doing your job making yourself happy.

    And like people said your job doesn't dictate your travel plans, it's whatever boat you're on. And every boat is different so...
     
  17. itski

    itski Yargg

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    I would say air, or deck if you want to be outside. Rememebr though that it rains alot in the ocean too. And it can be cold, or extreamly hot, and you will still be out there doing your thing. It would just be better to go and take a vacation to Thailand. Or Austrailia since those are the best places I can think of, and if your on vacation you dont have to worry about pulling in at 1600 with only a two day visit and having duty the second day, cause you know, shit happens.
     
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    someonenew He's Dangerous

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    Be More Specific

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  19. Sharkticon

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

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    Almost every ship in the Navy will deploy for 6 to 8 months every 18 months.

    Back in my early Navy days, pre-9/11, a deployment meant hitting a liberty port every 7 to 10 days.

    Not sure what the Med Cruises are like now, but for us West Pac Cruisers, the deployment sched is usually as follows:

    Leave port
    Singapore
    Hong Kong
    North Arabia Gulf
    NSA Bahrain (2 to 4 times during a deployment)
    Sydney/Fremantle/Melbourne Australia (1 or 2 stops in AUS)
    Return to port

    In between the stops are weeks out at sea. Sometimes you will make more stops around the Gulf. Sometimes less. Depending on what ship you are on and what the ships role is in the Battlegroup.

    I miss the old days.
     
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    you want to visit cool ports, make sure you pick a rate that lets you go on small ships i.e. FC, ET, IT, OS
     
  21. Sharkticon

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

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    I was on a guided missile cruiser and not one of those ratings. The small boys have more options in port visits due to the lower draft.
     
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    youre not caged up down there...but boatswains mates definitely spend the most time in the sun...:noes:
     
  23. Sharkticon

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

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    If you want to see sunlight on a regular basis, don't go into any Engineering ratings.
     
  24. UberBlue

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    And for god sakes don't wind up on a Boomer. I spent five years on a sea going command; pulled into San Diego once and Pearl twice. I did get to "see" Kodiak Island once too.
     

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