Joining the Navy

Discussion in 'The Club House' started by JiroZero713, Dec 22, 2008.

  1. JiroZero713

    JiroZero713 Active Member

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    Well buds I'm finally decided on it after thinking a long time on it I am going to join the Navy or some form of military...although the Navy appeals to me at best.


    First on the agenda is to get in shape...currently if I literatly lost 5 pounds I'd be eligible for it...but I'm not going to lose 5 pounds and just join like that...I have to pass the qualifications and since I grew up as a nerd geek guy who just happened to find himself interested in this sort of life changing experience I'm going to have to train my body for probably the next 6 months before I take the plunge.

    I plan on doing a daily running routine and walking routine....as well as doing pushups and situps as required by the qualifications.

    50 Situps in 2 Minutes and 43 Pushups I believe for 2 minutes. Situps I can already do....could do em even when I was well over 200 Pounds easily....but I'm now down to 178 Pounds after laying off the junk food and working in a restaurant as a cashier. Hey I know it sounds crazy but since I was moving around alot....sheesh helps a guy who sat on a butt playing Super Mario since he was 2 or 3.

    Anyway main focus is on running as that is my main weakness....then pushups which starting tomorrow I will be doing situps and pushups within the home...and on hot not so cold days taking a long nice run.

    I'd rather do it during the hot...so I would lose more weight, but I'd have to get used to the cold as well so running during that is a given I'd also gain more muscle that way. I don't run much and in high school because I was rather lazy or just to out of shape I always came last in running. I need to ease up into the running to it to get used to it.

    Anyway any more suggestions or good cheer would be welcomed as well as advice as I want to get an education while I'm in there as well and not have to pull from the GI Bill for the education.
     
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  2. user4

    user4 New Member

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    What a great service you do for this country. The navy is a fine option. As for getting into shape: Run. Run and run some more. You should be able to run a 10K without it being an issue. All those other things will be simple if you have the cardio that running provides.

    Again, great move. Thank you in advance for defending the constitution against all enemies foreign and domestic.
     

  3. JiroZero713

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    Thanks but I haven't joined yet so don't build me up to much lol. I have to train first.

    But yeah...running in the main issue. I not a good runner as of yet actually I'm horrible at it...but with a bit of more running on my side I should be able to off set that.
     
  4. hillbilly68

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    Hey its the Navy. Dont sweat it. Its like joining the moose lodge but with boats. If you were joining an armed service (Army / USMC) instead of a uniformed service I would be concerned. Since you are considering the ill advised choice of becoming a seaman (OK that should be enough of a clue right there)...

    :D:D:D


    OK enough of the service rivalry humor. Good for you. Need to give something back for all that you have had in your life, I wish you all the best. Stay motivated and get after it to get ready.
     
  5. cpttango30

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    Just remember that you don't always get the job you want in the Navy. If the slots for the school for the year are full then you will go to the fleet as a UD. That is where you will be doing a lot of scraping and painting.

    The Navy's motto if is doesn't move paint it. If it moves shoot then paint it.

    The Navy can be fun but being on a boat for 6 months out of the year does nothing for your relationships or marriage. Am I knockin the Navy no We need them who else is going to transport out Marines all over the world to kick ass and take names.

    I spent 8 years in the Army, I had some of the highest highs in there and also some of my lowest lows. I had lots of fun and lost a few good friends.

    Me personally if I were to do it all again, would go in the Air Force. The AF has the highest standard of living out of the 5 (USA, USAF, USN, USMC, USCG). They treat you good in the AF, they have the best Doc of the military , the nicest post in the best places for the most part Minot is not all that hot, but there are many other nice base locations.

    Plus the AF has it right they send the officers off to get shot at and keep the enlisted men and women in the rear.

    It makes me proud to see young people steping up to do a duty that many would not due and haven't done. So I applaud you for stepping up man. If you are ever in Northern VA look me up and I will buy you a beer...


    GO ARMY SINK NAVY HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAH.....
     
  6. Benning Boy

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    If you're not 100% sold on the Navy, I agree the AF is an excellent option. While I'm duty bound to loathe them, they did have the highest living standard I'd ever seen.

    Many's the time we'd get to a base after a month of freezing, stinking, and crawling through mud, to eat at their "dining facility". It was like a freakin Sizzlers, and we'd eat to bursting.

    I salute you, and your mighty Mag Moustache, for your patriotism.:cool:
     
  7. JiroZero713

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    I was thinking about the Air Force since my Grandfather was in the AF....but I'm more sold on the Navy. Appeals to me more.
     
  8. cpttango30

    cpttango30 New Member

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    AF = fine dining, not getting shot at, getting the job you want, living the good life. The Af don't even have to pick up their trays after eating in the chow halls they just get up and leave they have people to do this for them.





    PS The women in the AF are much better looking that any other branch as well. Why well because the AF thinks women should look like women and allows them to wear womanly articles like makeup and earrings. The Army want them all to look like dog doo that got hit but a lawnmower.
     
  9. SGT-MILLER

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    Wow!!!!

    You are out of touch cpttango.....lol.

    You're thinking of the old USAF. The new USAF is alot more "gritter" these days.

    If anybody thinks they are going to join the USAF for an "easy" military experience, they are kidding themselves...lol.
     
  10. user4

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    Here's a few men who approve of your military choice...

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=InBXu-iY7cw"]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=InBXu-iY7cw[/ame]
     
  11. Dillinger

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    I can't be sure - but doesn't the AF have more special operations troops than all the other forces combined? I am pretty sure I read at the start of the War in the Sandbox the AF Spec-Ops guys outnumbered the likes of Marine Force Recon something like 10 to 1.

    Besides, how can you fade the guys at the other end of the radio?? They bring the BIG GUNS to the party. :D

    JD
     
  12. dunerunner

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    Read this post then tell me, do you still think your post is in good taste?
    http://www.firearmstalk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=9374

    BTW - The Navy is a great choice. You get to travel, if you're smart you'll get training. Try to get a guaranteed "A" school out of boot camp. Research the different rates before you enlist and tell the recruiter what you want and present any training related to that field you might have form high school or college. Get everything in writing!! Good luck and thank you in advance for your service!
     
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  13. SGT-MILLER

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    No matter which service you decide to join, you are going to change your life and you're going to be part of a fraternity forever.

    Just remember that you must prepare yourself mentally to give your all 100% of the time. Service to the country will demand alot from you, but the rewards are well worth it.

    Here's a quick video from youtube. This is from the battlefront (all 100% real). I encourage you to watch more videos like this to get a glimpse into the reality of service. Make sure you do your homework so you don't have many surprises when you arrive at Navy or USAF bootcamp.

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NAL3p_mU-Vw[/ame]

    P.S. Dillinger the USAF has quite a bit of spec ops type areas.

    Combat Weather

    TAC-P

    Combat Controller

    Para-Rescue

    TRG Units

    Contingency Response Wings

    RED HORSE Airborne (TO THE HORSE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)

    SERE Troops

    plus a myriad of others under the USAF Special Operations Command.
     
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  14. JiroZero713

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    I've pretty much already done this....what I must do now is research how school works....apprantly on base or as I travel I can take courses while I'm in service.

    Most likely since I have no girlfriend to speak of and I might do 12-20 years in service. Put half of my paycheck into the checking account at the other half in mutual funds and for investing. In less than 10 years even with that I would have enough retiring money....add 10 more I'm a millionare. In my current restaurant job...even though I'm only make 8 bucks and hour..if I applied the same thing I could be a millioare in 40 years....but I don't want to be a cashier for 40 years lol....so get job experience in the Navy....stay in for long enough then get back out and be able to get a good job ANYWHERE.
     
  15. user4

    user4 New Member

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    I am pretty sure Jiro accepts it in the humor that it was intended. I would never truly denigrate any of the armed services.
     
  16. Benning Boy

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    Understand, while we may bash other branches, it is in a good natured spirit of competiveness instilled by our Drills from day one. We truly respect our brothers in the other branches, well, except for those sissies in the Coast Guard.:D
     
  17. JiroZero713

    JiroZero713 Active Member

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    Yes I did. It's fine. It has no relation to the Seal who gave his life. It's a joke. If he offended you I'm sorry but it was in relation to me...and not to that amazing man.
     
  18. Humdinga

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    Hey,
    Well good luck in whatever service you choose. I was in the Navy for 4 1/2 years and I really enjoyed my time in. I worked in the cryptology field and did not spend one day at sea. I was stationed in Guam for 2 years and England for 2 years. I did some temporary duties in Bosnia, Kosovo, and the Netherlands. I did extensive traveling all throughout Europe at a very young age. I was in London almost every weekend partying and taking in the sights. I also took trips to Scotland, France, Belgium, Amsterdamn, not to mention I went to Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany, which was incredible. I recieved an education that not many other people recieve from when I was 18 to 22. I feel that my time in the military broadened my life.

    I am now a social studies teacher and I can bring my life experiances into the classroom on a regular basis. For example, I did a lesson plan on the causes of WWI and I have pictures of me sitting on the bridge that the Archduke Ferdinand was assassinated on in Sarajevo, Bosnia.

    My advice to you is to check out all the services. Take the ASVAB test and see what jobs you qualify for. If the Navy won't give you want you want (say you want to work in the intel field and you qualify for it and the navy won't give it to you) then go to the other services and try to negotiate with them. They are hurting for good young people.

    DON'T ACCEPT ANY JOB placement that you don't want. Good luck and happy holidays.
     
  19. dunerunner

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    Great, just sorry I clicked on the link. Wasn't offended, just thought it out of place.
     
  20. gorknoids

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    GI coffee
    GI beans
    GI wish I'd
    Joined the Navy.

    Now that we've gotten the US Army Anthem out of the way.... The physical training is very important, but your over-riding concern needs to be the specialty you intend to pursue. 20 years goes by pretty quick. Before you jump on the tech bandwagon, remember that the military uses a good bit of what the civilian sector uses, so when you retire/ get out, you're competing with every other person on Earth in that department.
    When I went to school, we learned MOSFETS, AND, NAND, OR, and NOR gates. When I retired, I was running 1.5 miles in 11 minutes, but we didn't use transistor equipment anymore.
    Become an Aviation Ordnanceman, and tell them Slice sent ya!