Discussion in 'On Topic' started by Accord, Jan 26, 2006.
No fleet here, but I made the mistake of not knowing rank too well and I called Master Sgt 'sir' quite a few times and he didn't like that very much.
I'll let you know after 08Feb06.
I'll be at the SSBN Henry Jackson in Bangor, WA for my first Permanent Duty Station.
First day was easy, flew out to the boat, got my rack, unpacked, started checking in, found the smoke pit, somehow found my rack again and went to sleep. 84 days later finally got a port visit in Sinagapore.
You're never going to sea. They're the biggest broke-dick boat on the waterfront.
I would never know, I spent my first tour on shore duty-
Yeah, they're just gonna throw me on another boat to get my dolphins.
hm I saluted a flag pole(after evening colors) while coming aboard. The I had been to shore first, and never been on a ship. had gotten some tips on shipboard life from coworkers. I was repeating in my head the whole time on my way.. stop on the gangplank.. salute the Ensign... salute the watch.. request permission to come aboard..After I got permission, the watch told me what i did. He kinda chuckled, and said it's ok, we wont make you chip paint .. today..
Full of paper work and checking in with the entire BN staff.
Walking down the pier to my first duty station in the Navy, the USS IOWA BB61, I couldn't take my eyes off of it. It was so overwhelming. I was so wrapped up in absorbing my new surroundings, I forgot to salute the CO. When I did get around to saluting him, he welcomed me aboard and said, "You're a Battleship Sailor now. Where the title proud." Sounds corny now but back then I was like
i was told by my LPO to check in with the messdecks to start crankin...it was the awesomest first day in the fleet ever...i was like, uhhhhhh how do i get to the messdecks? heh
I'll call him Sir too
hmm..during the morning they made us stand out in the hall way and made all 4 of us say "good morning xxx" to every person that walked by. then we just ran from place to place checking in. got issued our CIF gear while we were still in our alpha..that was a bitch.
You're gonna get raped.
A nuc nub on another boat trying to qualify is just asking for it.
If you want tips for the Puget sound area, drop me a line.
-The BEQ bitches are bitches, I'm not talking about base club hoes, but the bitches running the BEQ. If they tell you "no yellow slip, no package" show her the UPS tracking page printout and shove it down her throat.
-Lower base is too fucking far to walk and forget about the bus.
-Taco Bell is your friend. It's within stumbling distance from any barracks room. Unless your a Marine, then you're out in the boonies.
-Pray to god your BEQ room isn't next to the galley. During the summer the base likes to host all kinds of youth groups that think its fun to show their pride at 0500 by yelling their lungs out with appropriately modified cadences. A quick way to shut them up - Put a porno on pause at a particularly passionate moment and crank the volume before you hit the rack. Since it's summer and the rooms don't have AC, you'll undoubtedly have the windows open, so when those bitches start yelling, hit play and chuckle at the sounds of horror on the grounds. PS - the COB thought it was fucking hilarious.
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Can you give me a general idea of what I'm going to need in the barracks? Is it like the NNPTC barracks with provided mini-fridge, microwave, empty entertainment center, twin sized bed and empty desk? List of common no-no's (like we couldn't have george foreman grills at NNPTC)?
Worse than boot simply because I got there expecting to be treated like a Marine and was treated like shit for the first month. Not to mention they had us marching everywhere, in formations three times a day and running back and forth doing bullshit work all day. It was a good three weeks before I even got to do somthing MOS related.
Nailed it on the head. Aren't all barracks rooms the same?
From what my nuc buddies told me, Bangor is nothing like NTPU.
four suites to a floor, with three floors to a building. Suites consist of two private rooms with shared head facilities. Your suite mate will be on the opposite crew, so you're only going to see each other during refit. The four suites per floor share a kitchen and laundry (depending on how recently the bulding has been remodled). Everything on upper base is an easy walk from the barracks (including the package store).
No-no's... Don't do stupid shit. The boat barracks are pretty lax. Doc will do the room inspections once a week in a predictable manner, so you only have to pick up your shit once a week. If you're anything like me, you'll have a shitload of beer bottles in your closet because you're to lazy to drag 50lbs of bottles to the dumpster. You'll get a list of the official no-no's, but I don't recall anything crazy retarded being on there.
Bangor's supposed to be a nice place. You should enjoy it...I'm just glad I was on a fast bout outa Pearl.
good lord...when I went through Nuke school you lived off base. There was no barracks in Charleston.
When I got to the boat in Pearl I had a room with 2 bunkbeds and a common bathroom that we shared with the other room. Of course most of the barracks in Pearl were old and that's just what you got.
I'm former MM3/SS (weld).
we had barracks at the A school and Power School, but we lived off base for prototype
when I went through A school and Power school were still in Orlando. I went through Prototype in Charleston in 94/95. They hadn't even considered moving the schools up there yet at that point.
MOS? I kept getting told to chill the fuck out