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Old 11-06-2006, 04:30 PM
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well.. ive got a good future in the navy

i qualify for the Nuclear Program... which is what i wanted.. huzah..

any former sailors here... educate me on the way of the navy

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Old 11-06-2006, 04:32 PM
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I don't think they have girls on the submarines. And if they do it's probably 25 guys to 1 girl. I do wish you luck though.
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Old 11-06-2006, 04:50 PM
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i qualify for the Nuclear Program... which is what i wanted.. huzah..

any former sailors here... educate me on the way of the navy
Retmil (sp?) is a retired nuke.

I was a conventional steam guy on a surface ship.

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Old 11-06-2006, 04:56 PM
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Congrats to you Don...when do you ship off?
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Old 11-06-2006, 05:01 PM
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Congrats to you Don...when do you ship off?
im going for the asvab test again next week and a physical.. im going to talk to others about it before i commit
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Old 11-06-2006, 05:52 PM
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i know they have a pretty homoerotic crossing-the-equator 'ceremony'...
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Old 11-06-2006, 06:07 PM
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im going for the asvab test again next week and a physical.. im going to talk to others about it before i commit
What happened to the college idea? How about going to plumbing school or becoming an electrician? Navy is OK, but a good plumber can buy a new Benz in a year. Right now, I can't even get one to call me back. I want to add a new bathroom. A 3 day $3000 plumbing job ain't worth their time when they can do $5000 or more job in a week.
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Old 11-06-2006, 06:09 PM
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i know they have a pretty homoerotic crossing-the-equator 'ceremony'...
That's a myth perpetuated by the Village People.

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In the navy
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In the navy, in the navy
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In the navy
Come on, protect the motherland
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Old 11-06-2006, 06:11 PM
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plumber... like i want my ass crack hanging out..

im thinking the navy since i do want to work in the nuclear field (it was on my list of careers), get to see the world(typical recruiter bs i know). serve my country, go onto the track of being an officer... and come out and have money saved to buy a house and stuff..

even if i do go to college im joining the military... its in the blood and ive wanted to be in the military since i was like 5
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Old 11-06-2006, 06:44 PM
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i qualify for the Nuclear Program... which is what i wanted.. huzah..

any former sailors here... educate me on the way of the navy
I would PM retmil46, and BEG for his time to help you out and use the advice he gives you wisely.
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Old 11-06-2006, 06:56 PM
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i do want to work in the nuclear field (it was on my list of careers)
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get to see the world...
Um, submarines don't stop in at foreign ports. You will see Home Port and your bunk. Oh, and there are no portholes...
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serve my country...
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go onto the track of being an officer...
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and come out and have money saved to buy a house and stuff...
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even if i do go to college im joining the military... its in the blood and ive wanted to be in the military since i was like 5
Go for it!

I was almost NuPrOCS subs myself way back in 1971. I passed everything but minimum uncorrected vision. Bummed me out big-time.

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Old 11-06-2006, 07:05 PM
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i know they have a pretty homoerotic crossing-the-equator 'ceremony'...
Been there, done that, got the proclamation.

To people who look for homoeroticism, most male-male interactions are, by definition, homoerotic. I am no longer certain the term has concrete meaning. If it ever did. In my own experience I did not find any of the horseplay sexually exciting. It was mostly silly and occasionally mildly degrading, like other male rites of passage in which I have been a participant. The outcome is predictable: You can't wait to inflict the humiliation on some other innocent.

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Old 11-06-2006, 07:15 PM
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I would PM retmil46, and BEG for his time to help you out and use the advice he gives you wisely.
Exactly.

Concerning education, the nuke program is extremely intensive academic training. Two guys who work for me went through the nuke program (both were ET's, not MM's). They are excellent problem solvers and bright as can be. From what they tell me you better have a heck of a memory and understand "attention to detail."

If you get rattled in high-pressure, high-intensity situations where quick and accurate technical analysis are required then you are not going to like propulsion engineering school.

The Navy wants you to succeed, especially in those extraordinarily selective schools, but the wash-out rate is pretty high. IIRC there are benchmarks along the way that if you fail, you go to alternate paths with reduced obligations.

But make no mistake, they have your ass. The Navy's contract will be enforced at their discretion and pleasure, not yours. My experience in the Navy shaped my life in many ways, and not all good. It is the worst nightmare experience of a bureaucracy imaginable because tradition is a second God. But a flexible mind and attention to detail will be the two best tools you have for success.

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Old 11-06-2006, 07:17 PM
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Check!Um, submarines don't stop in at foreign ports. You will see Home Port and your bunk.

I was almost NuPrOCS subs myself way back in 1971. I passed everything but minimum uncorrected vision. Bummed me out big-time.

Best of Luck

Jim
i dont really plan on going for sub duty. id rather be on a carrier.

i have no ailments... i went to wal mart today and took an eye test(free because im a publix employee.. dont ask how it worked) my eyes are fine and the doc(or w/e) said to do some eye excersises since i do read alot and have to use a comp all the time... my heart murmer issue is not an issue.. so im really good to go.. .
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Old 11-06-2006, 07:59 PM
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At the company I work for, our Human Resource Manager's son joined the Navy, and is now in the nuclear submarine program.

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