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Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by JShirley, Aug 6, 2003.

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  1. JShirley

    JShirley Administrator Staff Member

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    While we Army types run around with rucks on our aching backs, and the Jarheads are busy looking for things to kill with their teeth and eat raw, the Navy is hard at work...






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    JShirley Administrator Staff Member

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    (In all fairness, this was sent to me by a Navy friend who will shortly be rotating out to the Middle East. I don't envy being stuck on a ship for months at a time.)
     
  3. Destructo6

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    Felix Rules!

    VF-31, my bro's former squadron.
     
  4. Stickjockey

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    Hey guys!! We got a hop in 10 minutes! Get yer c**p off my elevon!!:D
     
  5. Orthonym

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    GLAD to see Felix the Cat back in the Navy! Like VF-3 in 42!
     
  6. Navy joe

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    Choose your rate(MOS), choose your fate. Did I tell you about my last two re-enlistment bonuses? :D
     
  7. Boats

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    Ahhhh, the Steel Beach!!

    Scenes like that are precisely why I joined the Navy rather than become a ground pounder.

    In the Navy one gets to:

    1) Actually go places people might want to actually pay money to visit otherwise. I was stationed in Hawaii for three and one half years and visited 20+ countries.*
    2) Hang out in air conditioning, even if it is only during a break.*
    3) Retire to at least a rack every day.*
    4) Have laundry services and showers (rain lockers) no matter where deployed.*
    5) Three squares a day. Four if you have the mid-watch.*
    6) Face little serious prospect of death by enemy action. (Who's gonna mess with the Navy?)*
    7) See sunsets at sea.*

    * Does not apply to SeAL/UDT teams and other select crazies.
     
  8. Kharn

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    But the Navy's military police force is typically populated with a good number of BUDS drop-outs. Not always a good thing...

    Kharn
     
  9. Boats

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    One must do his or her best to stay away from them then. A little power or training goes too far in some peoples' minds.:D
     
  10. Sisco

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    I'd almost bet there's a sign by the pool that says "Officers only. Enlisted can jump overboard".
     
  11. 280PLUS

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    when i was a picture nut,,,

    i took loads of at sea sunrises and sunsets

    funny thing was,,,

    when i got em all developed i couldn't tell which was which,,,:neener:

    saw this pic before but with it was a pic of a bunch of poor army types all bedded down in nice sandy holes in a sandstorm with their ponchos and gas masks on so they could breathe something other than dust

    it was titled armylife.jpg

    IIRC
     
  12. rick newland

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    My son reported to Navy basic training yesterday at Great Lakes. By the looks of that pic he might have a more laid back life then I did in the army. You always wish for an easier life for your kids. :)
     
  13. Kharn

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    Rick Newland:
    So your grand child will be joining the Air Force? :evil:
    Air Force, its not the military, its a corporation.

    Kharn
    (Inter-service rivalry, I'm sitting about 30 yards from a hanger full of F/A-18E/Fs)
     
  14. MarkDido

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    Sigh... I miss those days!

    Now to be fair......

    I have an ex-brother-in-law who was in the Air Force stationed in Texas.
    He was pissed because he was getting orders for a one-year unaccompanied tour (can't take the family)

    I was on sea duty at the time stationed on the USS Iwo Jima (LPH-2)

    So I asked him where they were sending him, and he replied "Germany"

    I asked him how often Air Force types have to make unaccompanied tours, and he told me "usually only once" (during peacetime)

    So I told him: Let me get this straight...you're mad because you have to do a year overseas without your family in German, living in a barracks which probably has a beer machine, being able to go off-base when you're not on duty, in the land of blond haired, blue eyed fraulines and Octoberfest?

    I said: Do you realize that I will spend more time away from my familly, at sea, living with 800 other guys, in this 4 year tour then you will in an entire career. AND I get to do this every 4 years!

    That being said, I would trade my 23 years in Uncle Sugar's Navy for anything!
     
  15. happy old sailor

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    no way in hell could i have done 20+ in the Army.

    however, i would probably have came out a 4 star general instead of E8,

    all kidding aside. my observation of the Army was that they did have it tough. living conditions alone would have killed me. either from boredom or from bugs. no ticks, chiggers, or leeches at sea. no sleeping under a bush in the rain for weeks on end. i did a little of this in Korea. an outing for me, a way of life for them. those who can stand this have my respect.

    two different perspectives of battle. the Navy is ordnance supported by men. in the Army, the men are the weapon, supported by ordnance.

    want some real excitement. try a fire at sea.
     
  16. Destructo6

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    The greatest percentage of BUD/s candidates, and x-div vets, are Corpsman. They can't serve as SPs.

    As a Corpsman, I got to eat bugs, dirt, battle the infamous Habu, etc when I was attached to the 3rdMarDiv. The Green Navy is a cool sort of limbo.
     
  17. Sisco

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    Had a classmate who joined the Air Force shortly after I joined the Navy.
    I saw the West Pacific three times in three years. He saw Montana.
     
  18. 280PLUS

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    yea,,,

    went back for the 25th high school reunion, none of the 5 or 6 air force people (some had even retired AF) had left the states, no overseas at all

    meanwhile us navy boys...

    haze gray and underway...

    :rolleyes:
     
  19. Sunray

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    "...under a bush ..." You had a bush? Talk about luxury. No bushes in the CF. No money for 'em. Well, maybe a little one for the Generals.
     
  20. 280PLUS

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    it figures,,,

    the generals keeping all the bushes for themselves...

    they can be like that

    :D
     
  21. cdbeaver

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    How hard is it to dig a foxhole in the ocean?

    Maybe I should have joined the Navy instead. But I didn't like to eat beans for Sunday breakfast.
     
  22. Khornet

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    Slow day in the Persian Gulf

    What we do in the Nav for fun!
     
  23. narmer71

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    The carrier pilots gave us Army grunts

    plenty of air support in the Republic of South Vietnam. I had no complaints. After I was wounded, I was flown to a carrier, stabalized and sent to Clark Field PI for Bone graft and definitive surgery. Thanks Navy.
     
  24. Ed Straker

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    A Fine Navy Day...
     
  25. 4v50 Gary

    4v50 Gary Moderator Staff Member

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    What they don't show you is when you want shade, you tell the skipper to turn the boat around. :)
     
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