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Old 08-05-2010, 10:43 PM   #1
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I just got back from the recruiter. All and all, I qualify for the medical program in the Navy. My best friend qualified to be a nuclear physicist. :/
Anyways, I will be getting the paper work together here real soon. Then I will sign, go to the physical and get shipped off to basic.... in 3 to 8 months......

There are a lot of former and current military people here, so what is your advice.
I had one guy tell me to avoid prostitutes like the devil....

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Old 08-05-2010, 11:09 PM   #2
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I am not a current or former military person.....but thank you!

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If you go to Norfolk, Va., the old 'strip' is long gone. It's all industrial park now.

West coast may be a different story.......

Charleston Naval Base was surrounded by 'Indian Country' in the 80's - dangerous to walk off base at night. Likely still the same.

I liked the Navy - did my first hitch in the USAF and was BORED...... The Navy actually sent me places on my second hitch - great fun!

On shipboard, the 'doc' is well respected, especially if he has a good 'bedside manor' and knows how to give shots without much pain. Master that, you will get along well!

And congrats - the military is a great experience that will be with you for life. It defines the way you will comport yourself decades from now!

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Thank you for your service and I'm soo jealous of you, I have to wait two more years and finish college. Are you going in as a corpsman or a medical officer? One of my best friends was kind of a drain on society after high school and he joined the navy and is a corpsman at portsmouth naval hospital and he is doing really well for himself, from what I've seen the navy medical program is top notch. good luck and god bless.

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If you go to Norfolk, Va., the old 'strip' is long gone. It's all industrial park now.

West coast may be a different story.......

Charleston Naval Base was surrounded by 'Indian Country' in the 80's - dangerous to walk off base at night. Likely still the same.

I liked the Navy - did my first hitch in the USAF and was BORED...... The Navy actually sent me places on my second hitch - great fun!

On shipboard, the 'doc' is well respected, especially if he has a good 'bedside manor' and knows how to give shots without much pain. Master that, you will get along well!

And congrats - the military is a great experience that will be with you for life. It defines the way you will comport yourself decades from now!
Wait wait wait, Indian country? Please explain.......

I am actually not going to be that kind of a doctor.......
I will be a physical therapist. I want to help the wounded or the people that do dumb stuff. Unfortunately, my father had to go to therapy for 3 months while in the Marine Corps. because of dumb stuff..... -_-
I'll probably end up in therapy as well......
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Thank you for your service and I'm soo jealous of you, I have to wait two more years and finish college. Are you going in as a corpsman or a medical officer? One of my best friends was kind of a drain on society after high school and he joined the navy and is a corpsman at portsmouth naval hospital and he is doing really well for himself, from what I've seen the navy medical program is top notch. good luck and god bless.
I will be going in as a corpsman.
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Excellent! Even if yer' gonna' be a squid.

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Excellent! Even if yer' gonna' be a squid.
Yeah, dad is a Marine and he has been calling me a squid off and on since the first visit with the recruiter.
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Yeah well, I was an Air Force Wingnut, so don't sweat it.

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I went Air Force so I can't offer Navy advice for active duty... But if you get to or near DC give me a PM and I'll buy you a beer.

Thanks for serving, it will change your life and for the better.

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