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hey all, just joined up a little bit before i went joined the navy, but just woundering if anyone was around the pensacola area, just got down here 2 weeks ago and didnt know if anything go's down here in flordia, should be in Fl. till about Apr. so just give me a shout if anyones close,thanks
 

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yar, a squid just jokin. thanks for serving your country. ifn youre gonna be there til next april? whats your mos or are you stationed there
 

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yar, a squid just jokin. thanks for serving your country. ifn youre gonna be there til next april? whats your mos or are you stationed there
In the Navy the job code is called an NEC, instead of MOS. And since he's doing his post-Boot Camp training in Pensocola, I'd say he was and Airman, insead of Seaman - same rank but green stripes instead of blue. And since he's fresh from Boot, he's possible an Airman Apprentice (E-2). When I went into my "A" school I was a Fireman (E-3), the equivalent rank for those going into the engineering rates. Shortly there after I made Electrician's Mate 3rd Class (E-4). I don't think you get you final NEC until you are assigned to a billet as that job. Until then the NEC is "student".
 

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Congrats on making it through basic, I'm Air Force stationed at Eglin, about an hour from you, enjoy the area while you can, it's great down here
 

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Congrats! I was Air Force about 5 years ago. Military definitely changed my life and opened doors for me. I now work as a contractor doing what I did in the military, just get paid more now heh.

Thanks for serving!
 

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In the Navy the job code is called an NEC, instead of MOS. And since he's doing his post-Boot Camp training in Pensocola, I'd say he was and Airman, insead of Seaman - same rank but green stripes instead of blue. And since he's fresh from Boot, he's possible an Airman Apprentice (E-2). When I went into my "A" school I was a Fireman (E-3), the equivalent rank for those going into the engineering rates. Shortly there after I made Electrician's Mate 3rd Class (E-4). I don't think you get you final NEC until you are assigned to a billet as that job. Until then the NEC is "student".
i am 1 of few that is down here that is a seaman, CT-M, but im here at NAS Pensacola to take my ATT class then transfer to Corey Field for 6 months. i really dont know how this CT rate is going to go, was'nt my first choice for sure but o well, really just wanted to get in and serve. thanks everyone for your support. Oohh Rahh Navy
 

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good job on getting through basic, hopefully your instructors were easy on you. having just completed two years as a drill sergeant in the army i can say i was pretty tough on a lot of the kids. good luck with the next step of your training
 

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Cool man, congrats on getting through boot. I went through aircrew school down on Pensacola back in 2000. I didn't really get out much though, I was always too worn out after PTing all day and I was only there for 4 weeks. Sounds like your school is pretty long, so you'll have plenty of chances to get out and see the area. Are you going to be aircrew? I think the VQ guys have CTs on thier birds. Be patient and play along with the game until you get through school. It will get easier as you get into your job and get qualified. Then it's like a regular job. The time will go by quicker than you think, I just went over 16 years and I'm wondering where the time went.
 

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Cool man, congrats on getting through boot. I went through aircrew school down on Pensacola back in 2000. I didn't really get out much though, I was always too worn out after PTing all day and I was only there for 4 weeks. Sounds like your school is pretty long, so you'll have plenty of chances to get out and see the area. Are you going to be aircrew? I think the VQ guys have CTs on thier birds. Be patient and play along with the game until you get through school. It will get easier as you get into your job and get qualified. Then it's like a regular job. The time will go by quicker than you think, I just went over 16 years and I'm wondering where the time went.
awsome man, i dont really know much being a crypto but the only thing i have been told is we are mostly shore based and every once in a while flown onto ships to fix what is broken then leave, they are really low-key about what gets said about them. aircrew was my first choice when i was at MEPS but i would not have been leaveing for boot till next May so i kinda needed to get in now sence there downsizeing so much right now. there was rumor that the new ASVAB score to get in is 70 and that boot was getin moved up to 13 week for more "combat training" dont really know about that.
 

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awsome man, i dont really know much being a crypto but the only thing i have been told is we are mostly shore based and every once in a while flown onto ships to fix what is broken then leave, they are really low-key about what gets said about them. aircrew was my first choice when i was at MEPS but i would not have been leaveing for boot till next May so i kinda needed to get in now sence there downsizeing so much right now. there was rumor that the new ASVAB score to get in is 70 and that boot was getin moved up to 13 week for more "combat training" dont really know about that.
It's very easy to end up in the Middle East in the present climate. Navy and Air Force personnel augment Army personnel in Iraq. A friend of mines wife did a deployment for a year. She is a Human resource officer.
 

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ah be easy on the kid. a squids life would be easy over around there. unless your a corpman
 

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Right after I transfered last year they started making the IA billets a part of sea-shore rotation. So you choose to do your IA tour either before your shore tour or directly afterward. Might just be my rate though. And they are kicking down doors with the infantry, not everybody of course. It depends on which GSA orders you get. I had a chief that spent 10 months in a trailer working maintenance and other guys were doing convoys. I'll be over there this winter for 6 months but I'll be doing the job I've been training for 9 years to do. Don't worry about going over there though. The time goes by quick and you'll save a ton of money. Especially being so young. One of my junior sailors came back from last deployment with ten grand saved up.
 

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Right after I transfered last year they started making the IA billets a part of sea-shore rotation. So you choose to do your IA tour either before your shore tour or directly afterward. Might just be my rate though. And they are kicking down doors with the infantry, not everybody of course. It depends on which GSA orders you get. I had a chief that spent 10 months in a trailer working maintenance and other guys were doing convoys. I'll be over there this winter for 6 months but I'll be doing the job I've been training for 9 years to do. Don't worry about going over there though. The time goes by quick and you'll save a ton of money. Especially being so young. One of my junior sailors came back from last deployment with ten grand saved up.
Yeah, definitely "Choose your rate, choose your fate" with the Navy. The rest depends on how you perform (quals), who you know, timing, and sometimes just dumb luck. The only thing that I know is whatever your recruiter, boot camp detailer, (or anyone else who is not currently doing that job) has told you is going to be wrong. But you wont know that until you are doing the job and can look back at what you were told. Same thing with the nuke program. "Sure tons of nukes get picked up for officer programs. There are billets set aside for them" Leaving out the part where the best chance to be picked up is if you apply when you are still in the training pipeline, not after finishing nuke school...
 

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Congrats on your graduation bro! I'm down here on NAS P'cola with about a year and a half left. Pensacola's a fairly tame place but get with the guys at your schoolhouse; they'll be able to let you in on whats goin on around here. If you ever have any questions bout anything - pensacola, the Navy, whatever, just give me a holler.
 

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Don't let the media scare you if you do end up having to deploy to Iraq. I've already done my time once, and I've got another coming up in a bit. Just keep your head on a swivel, don't be stupid, and you'll be fine. It's actually kinda fun. The whole middle east isn't what I expected it to look like. I expected rolling sand dunes and everything like from an Indiana Jones movie. Western Iraq is like that somewhat, but eastern is really nice. The times I flew from Taji to Baghdad it was always cool, flying over palm tree's galore. Kuwait sucks, that place is just balls to the walls HOT, it was 138 degrees at 1900 hrs when we left country. If you get the chance to take a pass/R&R down to Qatar do it. Qatar is really nice, its hot as hell, but there's some really cool day trips there. I got to go 4 wheeling in some Land Rovers through huge dunes and beach areas then spend the afternoon sitting on the beach and swimming in the gulf.
 

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oh sh!t your on a boat!!!! haha everybody hit the effing deck....just kidding I was in Great Mistakes in July 02 and went to ABH A School in good 'ol P-Cola, go to lookers the local titty flop, I would say get ready to hit the bottle hard but I don't know how the "New Navy" is....is it true you guys used stamp's in bootcamp? not stencils? either way welcome!!!!

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oh I forgot to mention when I was getting out in 06 the military started using the IA system (individual augmentee) where they are taking Chair Force and Navy giving them a 4 week warrior course in Ft. Hood and Sending them to Iraq, I got Voluntold but I had less than a year left so I did not qual. but yes they are sending people there for prision duty and convoy escorts at least that's where they guys from the Vinson went.......don't sweat it though you'll get cool medals.....
 

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Congrats on making it through basic. Go through Great Lakes & did you get your fill of Gurnee Mills Mall? I've met some Navy guys over here. The Army hooks em up with ACU's and gear. Seems like a good way to get promoted by coming over here for a tour.

Best of luck to you.
 
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