"Gun control: The theory that a woman found dead in an alley, raped and strangled with her panty hose, is somehow morally superior to a woman explaining to police how her attacker got that fatal bullet wound." L. Neil Smith
The problem with being stupid is you cannot simply decide to stop doing dumb things...
"A free people ought not only to be armed and disciplined but they should have sufficient arms and ammunition to maintain a status of independence from any who might attempt to abuse them, which would include their own government."
__________________ If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen. ― Samuel Adams
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Congratulations, Grasshopper. You done good!
Now, a serious moment. You are about to receive some career counseling, from a military senior (altho retired), so listen up, and be respectful.....
You are fully aware of the clearances that are required to work in your chosen field. What you may not FULLY appreciate is how quickly a clearance, a PRP, an access......... can evaporate like light frost before the morning sun.
Regretably, there have been numerous young men and women that find themselves experiencing liberty in their off duty times to an extent they have never had. Out of school, out of living in barracks, on their own- and they make a misstep, and trip BADLY. It may be booze, it may be choice of bedpartners, leading to a domestic situation that has police involved, it may be a roomy with drugs, that gets YOUR quarters searched, getting in debt and your CO is getting letters of indebtedness, etc etc ad infinitum.
Pay GREAT attention to the things that you need to do to continue to work in a field that requires GREAT trust in your ability and CHARACTER. Of course, for the folks no longer permitted to be in contact with those nice, clean, shiny, spotless nukes, I am sure there is a surly old Chief that needs someone to clean the bilges around the heavy fuel oil tanks.......
Do yourself a favor- print this- and put it where you can see it from time to time. And seriously- congratulations.