Thinking about joining the Navy

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    Aug 20, 2012 11:32 PM GMT
    timshel saidMy main curiosity is..
    what the hell do you do everyday?
    Your yob.icon_wink.gif except when your not scheduled to work!
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    Aug 20, 2012 11:32 PM GMT
    timshel said
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    timshel saidAny veterans or active servicemembers around to help me decide?
    as a retiree (USMC), my first question to you is "what are your reasons?"


    Good question..

    I want to gain renewed confidence in myself.
    I want to explore my inner masculinity.
    I want to pay off student loan debt.
    I want to travel the world.
    I want to make lifelong friends.
    I want to challenge myself.
    I want to be able to defend myself in any situation.
    I want to have discipline.
    I want to go to graduate school (I think the Navy will pay for your education?)
    I want to give back.
    I want to fuck a guy while wearing my uniform.

    Nothing in your list of reasons mentions anything about defending or serving your country ("give back"? hmmm).

    Regain confidence in yourself by facing a fear (public speaking, heights,...)
    Explore your inner masculinity? Either you live with it every day, or you don't. I really don't know what you mean by this.
    Pay off student loan debts by going back to school, get your Masters and get a high-paying job, live within your means, pay your bills like every one should.
    Travel the world by, well, getting on a plane and just do it.
    Challenge yourself? Take up rock climbing.
    Defend yourself in any situation? Learn Krav Maga.
    Discipline comes from within, not from Recruit Division Commanders. Or from personal trainers, unless you pay them enough.
    The VA will pay for your education if you serve active duty for more than 90 days consecutive, and don't get kicked out.
    Give back? Donate to Wounded Warrior Project. Volunteer at a VA hospital. Send Patriot Packages to deployed servicemen/women.
    Fuck a guy in uniform? I hear Marines are easy; a lot of UPS drivers are suspect as well.

    I truly respect anyone who makes the decision to join the military, but it really does take A LOT of soul-searching. I joined when I was 23, right after 9/11 and I had CONVICTION about serving my country. I still do. Most people that I have served with who did not have conviction ended up miserable. Just my 2 Cents.

    Good luck in your decision.


  • NashRugger

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    Aug 20, 2012 11:34 PM GMT
    timshel saidMy main curiosity is..
    what the hell do you do everyday?

    Depends upon your job.

    My job as an Aerographer's Mate (weather forecaster) was mostly a desk job, at least in the aviation side it was. I got to watch 5 flat screens and let 2 computers do most everything, ha.
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    Aug 20, 2012 11:36 PM GMT
    LVmoto78 said
    timshel said
    TropicalMark said
    timshel saidAny veterans or active servicemembers around to help me decide?
    as a retiree (USMC), my first question to you is "what are your reasons?"


    Good question..

    I want to gain renewed confidence in myself.
    I want to explore my inner masculinity.
    I want to pay off student loan debt.
    I want to travel the world.
    I want to make lifelong friends.
    I want to challenge myself.
    I want to be able to defend myself in any situation.
    I want to have discipline.
    I want to go to graduate school (I think the Navy will pay for your education?)
    I want to give back.
    I want to fuck a guy while wearing my uniform.

    Nothing in your list of reasons mentions anything about defending or serving your country ("give back"? hmmm).

    Regain confidence in yourself by facing a fear (public speaking, heights,...)
    Explore your inner masculinity? Either you live with it every day, or you don't. I really don't know what you mean by this.
    Pay off student loan debts by going back to school, get your Masters and get a high-paying job, live within your means, pay your bills like every one should.
    Travel the world by, well, getting on a plane and just do it.
    Challenge yourself? Take up rock climbing.
    Discipline comes from within, not from Recruit Division Commanders. Or from personal trainers, unless you pay them enough.
    The VA will pay for your education if you serve active duty for more than 90 days consecutive, and don't get kicked out.
    Give back? Donate to Wounded Warrior Project. Volunteer at a VA hospital. Send Patriot Packages to deployed servicemen/women.
    Fuck a guy in uniform? I hear Marines are easy; a lot of UPS drivers are suspect as well.

    I truly respect anyone who makes the decision to join the military, but it really does take A LOT of soul-searching. I joined when I was 23, right after 9/11 and I had CONVICTION about serving my country. I still do. Most people that I have served with who did not have conviction ended up miserable. Just my 2 Cents.

    Good luck in your decision.




    Yes, it is not an easy decision and will be thinking about it over the next few months before I finally decide. Thanks for your input
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    Aug 20, 2012 11:41 PM GMT
    TropicalMark said
    timshel saidMy main curiosity is..
    what the hell do you do everyday?
    Your yob.icon_wink.gif except when your not scheduled to work!
    And even when you're not scheduled to work, you're on call. icon_wink.gif
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    Aug 20, 2012 11:44 PM GMT
    paulflexes said
    TropicalMark said
    timshel saidMy main curiosity is..
    what the hell do you do everyday?
    Your yob.icon_wink.gif except when your not scheduled to work!
    And even when you're not scheduled to work, you're on call. icon_wink.gif
    Unless... you 'plan' well!icon_wink.gificon_wink.gificon_wink.gif
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    Aug 21, 2012 12:42 AM GMT
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    Aug 21, 2012 2:11 AM GMT
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    Aug 21, 2012 2:39 AM GMT
    timshel said
    Good question..

    I want to gain renewed confidence in myself.
    I want to explore my inner masculinity.
    I want to pay off student loan debt.
    I want to travel the world.
    I want to make lifelong friends.
    I want to challenge myself.
    I want to be able to defend myself in any situation.
    I want to have discipline.
    I want to go to graduate school (I think the Navy will pay for your education?)
    I want to give back.
    I want to fuck a guy while wearing my uniform.
    I don't think these are really strong reasons. This seems like a romanticized perception of what joining the military is about. I agree with the Coast Guard suggestion though. Seems like a better fit. Friend of mine was in USCG for 10+ years. He loved it.
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    Aug 21, 2012 7:44 AM GMT
    A number of buds currently 30-65 years old did time in the Navy, got out and went back as a Coastie as either in a Reserve capacity or active duty and love the Coast Guard like they never loved the Navy. Since I am dyslexic and gay it wasn't a good fit for me (they wouldn't have me) back in the day so I got a Ph.D. instead. Why not look for higher education? High likelihood you will be miserable if you dont play this right. My $.02. Best of luck in your decision.
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    Aug 21, 2012 9:41 AM GMT
    I am thinking of joining the Navy too, have some same reasons as you! I heard that the Officer Selection process is pretty competitive, might as well try right ? icon_cool.gif