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Photos From my last deployment out to sea

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I was a Boats for 5 years and it was the best experience that ive ever had and i will never forget it. It takes alot of mental power to be out to sea for 9 months with one or two ports. Godbless the navy for the hard work they do.

If You or a family member is considering going in the navy and you want a non bs answer of what its like please feel free to give me a pm.
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Nice pics but I always see pictures of people hitting balls into the water. Doesnt that get expensive?

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Thats what they have MWR for "Morale welfare recreation" they give us what ever we need to stay sane.

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I golfed for the first time yesterday. I can hit balls into water way better than any of you can.
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There is a lot of sea men in this thread.
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nice shorts!! lol cool pics.

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I just left Diego Garcia, little land, a whole lot of seamen.

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What exactly does a typical Navy officer do? Not being a smartass, just genuinely curious.

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[quote name='Jangler']There is a lot of sea men in this thread.[/QUOTE]

Yeah, especially after you entered the thread and got all hot and sweaty.

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[quote name='CCS:3324509']What exactly does a typical Navy officer do? Not being a smartass, just genuinely curious.[/QUOTE]

Depends on the job.

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I love sea mean.

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[quote name='N1kkadeemuz']I just left Diego Garcia, little land, a whole lot of seamen.[/QUOTE]

Diego Carcia is a fly spec! I can believe they land BUFFS there!

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We used to shoot skeet off the fantail of our little DDG, which oiler are you refueling from? USNS isnt it?

As far as what does a naval officer do?

Depends on how high in the chain of command you are and how good your CPO s and LPO s are that work for you - if they dont do their job you do a lot.

that a woman firing that m 14 with the shot line?

must be the new navy - that must suck

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[quote name='Hairless Cat']We used to shoot skeet off the fantail of our little DDG, which oiler are you refueling from? USNS isnt it?

As far as what does a naval officer do?

Depends on how high in the chain of command you are and how good your CPO s and LPO s are that work for you - if they dont do their job you do a lot.

that a woman firing that m 14 with the shot line?

must be the new navy - that must suck[/QUOTE]

she missed five times and the second class behind her had to take over lol.

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[quote name='CCS']What exactly does a typical Navy officer do? Not being a smartass, just genuinely curious.[/QUOTE]

If you are talking junior officers, basically they screw things up so that the Chief has to fix them. :)

Seriously though, depends on what the career path is. A line officer usually moves around to different departments on the ship. Might spend a year in engineering, a year in operations, and a year in weapons learning all of those areas in preparation for more senior positions eventually.

A LDO (limited duty officer) concentrates more on a single area. For example, my boss on the Iowa was a career Intel officer, and thats all he ever did.
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My 2nd daughter was a "Boats" for 4 years on an LDS, the USS Germantown. She absolutely loved it.

When she signed up, I asked what a Boatswains Mate does and she replied, "I will paint, scrape barnacles and party in places all over the world my friends will never see.." :lol:

It was a great experience for her and she was deployed to the Gulf twice, dropping off and picking up Marines.

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Retired BMCM(SW) here.... didn't know there were that may "Baby Boats" on this board.

Lot of people don't realize that carriers (aircraft and helicopter) are but one of the very few ships that sends the shot line rather than receive it from the delivering oiler.

I lost track of how many underway replenishments, just for fuel, I did during my career. I remember at one point I was closing in on 200 and the 1st Lt tried to make a big celebration of it.

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I'm thinking of joining up after college just for the experience. Would you recommend it?

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[quote name='CCS']What exactly does a typical Navy officer do? Not being a smartass, just genuinely curious.[/QUOTE]

masturbate

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Well just to clear things up, I am not a seamen, I'm a crew chief on C17's in the AF. I get to fly around the world to all kinds of places and party it up...minus the extreme large amount of dudes, cooped up on a boat. Haha

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There are far more airplanes in the ocean than there are ships in the sky, my friend.

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[quote name='CCS']I'm thinking of joining up after college just for the experience. Would you recommend it?[/QUOTE]

Depends on you. For me looking back, it was great. I got to travel the world, see things that most folks never see. I have been to Cairo, Jerusalem, Istanbul, Rome, London, Venice, and a lot of other places. I learned a lot, and it helped me with my current career. Most people are glad they joined, but not all. So it depends on whether you can handle spending a lot of time at sea, and the rigors of military life.

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I was heavily recruited to play basketball for a prominent ACC team in the early 70's before an injury cost me that opportunity. I hadn't really prepared for anything else and my teenage tunnel vision put me in a tough spot.

I retired from the Navy in 1993 after 20 years. I traveled the world, been to countless countries and have done things most people cannot even imagine. I went on a safari in Africa and hiked Mount Kilimanjaro. I've been in combat and I've taught a group of 6 year old Chinese kids basketball. I celebrated Christmas in Perth, Australia, New Years in Sydney and I survived a helicopter crash in the North Arabian Sea.

I spent 145 straight days at sea, fished for Mahi in the Indian Ocean, watched friends and shipmates die, saved a fisherman from his disabled vessel and delivered a child on a boat.

My wife, whom I met and married after my career, is a CEO with an MBA running a business and does very well for herself. But if you asked her today or any other day, she'd trade all of that for the experience of a military career, regardless of tenure. If it were 4 years or 10 years or 2 years, if she has one regret in life, I think this is it.

I had a wonderful career. I spent 17 of my 20 years on ships and loved going to sea. I accomplished everything I wanted and then some. I saw and did things I never thought possible and when I retired, I did so with no regrets. I knew it was time to go and I didn't miss it once I was gone. But I did love it.

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When/where would a sailor be in combat from 1973-1993?

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[quote name='googoodan']When/where would a sailor be in combat from 1973-1993?[/QUOTE]
Seriously? Read history much?

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