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  • I hate military sites with a passion … I’ve put this dam passphrase in 10 times now lmao November 29, 2022
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  • Saw this pic on Pinterest with no context and I’ve never seen this in my life. Is this some sort of deck attachment for submarines? November 29, 2022
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  • Adhd and the navy November 29, 2022
    So in the past few months I’ve been struggling a tad bit mentally when it comes to my progress at work. I have a tendency to fixate on thoughts/scenarios which has been preventing me from truly retaining all the information I need. I also have a harder time focusing on tasks when there’s so much […]
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  • Going underway.. (conversation between my wife and myself) ... we have fun lol November 29, 2022
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  • Etiquette on BMT Letters (I’m AF btw) November 29, 2022
    My friend is going through navy BMT and I want to give them shit via post. What’s a good way maybe get the MTI to give them a hard time but no one get in trouble because of the envelopes content but no one get in trouble. submitted by /u/Dumbledick6 [link] [comments]
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  • Pay Question November 29, 2022
    I’ve got a question boys. I’ve been in 2 and a half years, been an e3 since January of this year. My checks are hitting at $865 a check, everyone is telling it it seems low. And compared to the charts in the publications it does seem low. I just wanna get some insight on […]
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  • I got a friend that might be in some trouble November 29, 2022
    So a friend of mine got accused of starting a rumor about this girl. What is the worst that can happen to him? I’ve never really dealt with something like this. submitted by /u/Jaedus1111 [link] [comments]
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  • BAH questions November 29, 2022
    I’m getting BAH soon and I found a place that’s pretty decent but just a little under the rate. A friend of mine offered a room and id save a whole lotta money but I like having my own space. What would y’all do? I know the smart choice is a room paying rent far […]
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  • Award points November 29, 2022
    I’m in the navy, obviously… With the cycle to advance just passing, I looked at my profile sheet and saw I missed advancement to e5 by 1.4 points. They didn’t account for my two flocs I earned while being on an army military base and was awarded by a 1 star general for helping during […]
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  • Can JAG officers help with spouse immigration November 29, 2022
    My husband is Canadian and I’m hoping he can immigrate soon(ish). Would that be something a JAG can help with. And if anyone has experiences with this I’d like to hear about it. submitted by /u/dohgxde [link] [comments]
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  • Leave request not getting cancellation approval in time November 29, 2022
    I suppose I should know this considering I’m a YN but I will say I was in deck so pardon my ignorance. Basically I am at a small command in Norfolk rn and I was set on taking leave but then life happened and it was better that I cancel it. I have my days […]
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  • Ever wanted to see the locations of ships that sunk during battle? I stumbled onto this while researching Coral Sea and Midway. November 29, 2022
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  • Six years in the Navy... November 28, 2022
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  • Orders for a boat being decommed? November 28, 2022
    Hey guys, I just received soft orders for a boat being decommissioned next year. Any of you know what you do during this time? I don’t know much about the process, so it feels a little pointless, but I also don’t have anyone I can ask yet as I won’t have a sponsor for a […]
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  • The first American aircraft carrier. Converted from a coal cargo ship. USS Langley. 1928. November 28, 2022
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  • update: He got his fish back November 28, 2022
    I posted a few days ago about my boyfriends fish being taken, I deleted the post for reasons and just wanted to thank everyone who helped us. He ended up speaking to a jag and they're working on his fish being reinstated and a CMEO investigation being launched because it was indeed due to retaliation. […]
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  • Just a couple German Navy awards I got in the Personnel Exchange Program. November 28, 2022
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  • Does anyone know of any cheap month to month places to rent in San Antonio? November 28, 2022
    I’m looking for a place in San Antonio,TX that’s month to month. I would sign a year lease but I don’t know if I’ll be stationed there after my training. Another question I have is, if I did sign a year lease and 2 months in I find out I’m leaving would the apartment care […]
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  • What is the "Department?" November 28, 2022
    Hey Sailors, Marine here. My co worker is trying to send her son a letter. He is aboard a ship rn. However she is not certain what she ought to write down for "department/division." She beleives he is in the "culinary" department. Does that sound right? Does a Navy ship have a culinary department? submitted […]
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  • There it is. November 28, 2022
    Poor one out for my CSSN submitted by /u/Krusty_B_Busty [link] [comments]
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  • Is it possible to be a CTN and get stationed overseas? November 29, 2022
    After reading some of the posts I’ve learned that CTNs mostly sit in a cubicle and aren’t ever on the ship. That sounds nice but I’m wondering if there’s an any opportunity for me to be stationed overseas as a CTN. submitted by /u/CuriosChris [link] [comments]
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  • Just made E-4 and my next goal is to make E-5 on the first attempt. Any advice/ suggestions ? November 29, 2022
    i just made E-4 and I’m planning on starting studying for the next pay grade now to increase my chances of doing well on the test and i was hoping to see if i could get some insight? Also, i know that if you score top 10% your E-5 pay starts immediately without waiting 6 […]
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  • tips for training for basic/ weight gain November 29, 2022
    I swore in on the 9th and had to get a weight waiver. I’m only 5lbs under but it’s very difficult for me to gain anything, and to stay at or above that weight. Also, I cannot for the life of me do a push up and I want to start going to the gym, […]
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  • Do the navy have to have my medical records or can I request them to not be taken like in other branches November 29, 2022
    I’m 17 but I have something’s I don’t want them to find from when I was 13 so do I have to hand them over or can that be skipped in the sign up process submitted by /u/Specialist_Spend_919 [link] [comments]
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  • Are new recruits required a COVID-19 booster? November 29, 2022
    I have a new recruit shipping next month. He had his initial COVID-19 series whenever it was (2 years) he was originally eligible. Are recruits required the Booster? If so, does it reduce p-hold/quarantine to do it before shipping? submitted by /u/potentialrecruitmom [link] [comments]
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  • Good reference for 9/11 GI bill? November 26, 2022
    Could someone point me in the right direction for a definitive set of refs for the GI bill benefits available to the reserves? I’m a non prior active duty O, and was wondering if I could earn the active duty GI bill if I did enough MOBs or other qualifying service. My goal is pass […]
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  • Has anyone used AFV Club? November 26, 2022
    Is anyone a member of Armed Forces Vacation (AFV) Club? How do they verify your military status? submitted by /u/The-Kurgan- [link] [comments]
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  • Muster PO at TRUIC November 25, 2022
    I do not drill at my TRUIC only my cross assigned. Unfortunately my TRUIC RSU has a reserve muster PO1 that is obsessed with giving me AA’s even when I reschedule if for instance my cross assigned does not instantly muster me. I know at the TAR level their scorecard reflects unajudacated drills, but in […]
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  • CHAMPVA Eligibility & TRICARE Retired Reserve November 24, 2022
    When I left AD, I received a 100% PT VA rating (and technically qualified for CHAMPVA). However, since I joined SELRES I became eligible for Tricare Reserve Select and had to pay for that instead of CHAMPVA. If I stay in SELRES to meet the 20 years of service to retire in the "gray", can […]
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  • Changing Rate Before A-School November 24, 2022
    I was curious if there are opportunities for changing my rate before I attend A School. I understand when you're rated it depends on the community health (convert in - convert out), but if a sailor hasn't gone to their PRISE-R A-School yet, is it possible to change rates? I just came off of Active-Duty […]
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  • How do you cope? November 29, 2022
    Besides medication and therapist… how do you try to fix your own negative thoughts or the feeling of unable to feel anything but anger? Genuinely curious about finding out possible methods I wasn’t aware. submitted by /u/Salty-Parking7994 [link] [comments]
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  • For those who served in Iraq and Afghanistan, could you smell the burn pits day in, day out? November 29, 2022
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  • Remote Work good? November 29, 2022
    Starting a job that’s remote 4/5 days per week. It’s a 9-5, talking to people about their insurance policies. Not sales. I’m anxious to see what working from home looks like. Generally speaking, jobs are where you meet people so I feel it handicaps my potential to meet people. Any advice? Similar experiences? submitted by […]
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  • VR&E w/ General Discharge November 29, 2022
    I am using VR&E under a general discharge. That being said, I don’t rate the GI Bill housing allowance (I am working on getting a discharge upgrade but it’s taking a while). As a full time student I am receiving $723.00 on a monthly basis. Is anyone here in the same situation as I am? […]
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  • ShadowBox remake November 29, 2022
    Looking to remake my grandpa’s shadow box and this is everything listed from his dd214. I would like to remake the ribbon/medal rack. Can anyone assist me to put on display? American Campaign Medal, Good Conduct Medal, EAME Ribbon w/3 Bronze Stars, World War II victory Medal, Air Medal w/3 Oak Leaf Clusters, National Defense […]
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  • I was explaining my PTSD to my dad and he said, “if that’s an apology, I accept it”. November 29, 2022
    I had gone off on him a couple years or so after the explosions that caused my PTSD. Being that close to death really made me take inventory of my life and I felt I had to get things off my chest. I wimped out when he said that shit. I’ll let him have the […]
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  • va disability application November 29, 2022
    Had my c&p exam Oct 9th. Was diagnosed with ptsd and alcoholism. Was told by the doctor "I got it service connected and you'll be compensated for these 2 disabilities ". My 2 questions are: 1) how long does it take VA to approve disability? 2) seeing that the Dr stated she got it serviced […]
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  • Socom Care Coalition Program- Socom Warrior Care November 29, 2022
    Has anyone gone through said program? If so, how was your experience? I was sent an email saying I was able to use it and guide me through my med board. submitted by /u/Narrow-Temperature49 [link] [comments]
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  • Minnesota VSO November 29, 2022
    Hello! Veteran located in the Twin Cities here. I am looking for recommendation for which VSO is the best to go through for disability claim here in MN. Specifically within the Twin Cities would be best. I managed to find a list of VSOs, however there are just so many options and not sure where […]
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  • When might I be paid? November 29, 2022
    Got out October 15th on medboard. Got my rating finalized November 1st. Was told maybe a payment December 1st? I'm confused and having seen any pending. Will I get paid for just Nov-Dec or also Oct 15th-Nov? submitted by /u/itsyaboivatzie [link] [comments]
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  • Inordinately Fortunate July 3, 2022
     I was inordinately fortunate during my early professional career.  I worked for some truly awful leaders.Thus, during the subsequent free time that life sometimes provides, I always had a full wagonload of professional grist waiting to grind.  The important questions were always the same.  Why had my bosses acted without apparent thought?  Why didn't my supervisors […]
  • Writing is writing June 26, 2022
     Planning to write is not writing.  Outlining a book is not writing.  Researching is not writing.  Talking to people about what you are doing, none of that is writing.  Writing is writing.E. L. DoctorowToday, I received letters from two NIOC COs, a NIOC XO, a NIOD OIC, a retired Navy Captain colleague, my sister, a priest […]
  • 10 Reasons I've Enjoyed Posting To This Blog Over The Years June 20, 2022
    In no particular order.1.  It allowed me to engage with a wonderful author and to write the Chapter 1 opening vignette for a Wall Street Journal/Amazon best-selling business book.  Dr. Stephen Covey and Bono 'open' for me.2.  It gave me the opportunity to help a Pulitzer prize winning author with research for his story on […]
  • Seth Godin's NEVERs - My ALWAYS June 19, 2022
     Seth Godin - Delivering on neverI will never miss a deadlineI will never leave a typoI will never fail to warn you about a possible pitfallI will never charge you more than the competitionI will never violate a confidenceI will never let you downI will never be late for a meetingThere are lots of sorts […]
  • For Memorial Day - Two notable Marines: Top Rogers and PVT Roznowski - generations apart (This was written in 2002) May 30, 2022
    First, let me tell you that it is a true honor and privilege to be a part of this ceremony today.  I love the United States Marine Corps.  I love the Marines.  In fact, I am a proud member of the Marine Corps family.  For you to fully understand how I feel about TOP ROGERS, […]
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  • The EU's Real Enemy - the United States? November 28, 2022
    If you are an American who lived on the European Continent, specifically Western Europe, you’re very familiar with an exceptionally sharp strain of anti-Americanism that resides in a significant percentage of their ruling elite – an adult version of the middle school mean girls. Though present in all nations to one degree to another, it […]
  • Happy Thanksgiving November 24, 2022
     ...and a special thanks to everyone at sea who puts in that extra effort to bring a proper Thanksgiving meal to their Shipmates.
  • What Does a Real Military Buildup Look Like? November 23, 2022
    We need more and more clear and direct talk like this from senior uniformed leaders throughout NATO;In a remarkable speech in Prague today, the Czech Republic’s most senior army leader demanded, as an “absolute necessity.” that the service embarks on its “biggest rearmament” ever.Major General Karel Řehka, chief of the General Staff of the Czech […]
  • When Will the West Call for the Wooden Badger? November 22, 2022
    One of the more difficult things for me to work through is a certain intolerance at my core that is easily triggered, and I have to make a conscious effort to not be petty, mean, and flinty towards people an institutions who put it in my face. To be more specific, I have a very short […]
  • A Portuguese Man of ... Curiosity? November 21, 2022
    OK, not really sure what to call this ... and I don't think the Portuguese do either.It is a scientific ship, which will be a kind of base on the high seas, equipped with scientific laboratories, accommodation for 90 people permanently and another 100 if necessary, for example in a situation of emergency evacuation, ramps […]
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  • Air Force A-10 pilot recognized for saving ground troops’ lives in Afghanistan November 28, 2022
    U.S. Air Force Major Kyle Adkison, A-10 Pilot assigned to the 53rd Wing is presented the Distinguished Flying Cross with Combat Device by U.S. Air Force Major General R. Scott Jobe, Director of Plans, Programs, and Requirements, Headquarters Air Combat Command, during a ceremony at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, Nov. 22, 2022. (Senior Airman […]
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  • Marines may be inching closer to allowing women to have ponytails November 28, 2022
    A U.S. Marine Corps Female Engagement Team (FET) member assigned to Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force – Crisis Response – Central Command (SPMAGTF CR-CC) 21.1, engages her target during a range, in Kuwait, Apr. 28, 2021. (Cpl. Alexandra Munoz/Marine Corps).The Marine Corps has released its latest guidance on approved hairstyles for female Marines. The […]
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  • ‘If I had my way, I would shield everyone I could,’ says Navy sailor who helped stop Colorado Springs shooter November 28, 2022
    Information Systems Technician Second Class Thomas James recuperates in Centura Penrose Hospital, Colorado Springs, on Nov. 26, 2022. (U.S. Navy).Thomas James, a Navy petty officer, helped end the deadly shooting at Club Q in Colorado Springs. The post ‘If I had my way, I would shield everyone I could,’ says Navy sailor who helped stop […]
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  • The Task & Purpose holiday guide to gifts you might actually want this season November 28, 2022
    (Task & Purpose photo illustration by Marty Skovlund Jr.).Most gift guides are full of substandard crap designed to turn a quick buck for online publishers. This is not one of those gift guides. The post The Task & Purpose holiday guide to gifts you might actually want this season appeared first on Task & Purpose.
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  • American soldiers are currently training high up in the Himalayan Mountains November 27, 2022
    Soldiers from 1st Squadron, 40th Cavalry Regiment participate in the opening ceremony of Yudh Abhyas 22, near the mountain of Nanda Devi. (U.S. Army).Troops from the 11th Airborne Division are teaming up with the Indian Army to practice mountainous warfare. The post American soldiers are currently training high up in the Himalayan Mountains appeared first […]
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  • The Army will grow its pre-boot camp program after initial success November 26, 2022
    U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Patrick R. Michaelis, Fort Jackson Commanding General, leads media representatives through a tour of the Army Future Soldier Preparatory Course Pilot Program on August 18, 2022, Fort Jackson, South Carolina. (Pfc. Ana-Grace Catoe/U.S. Army National Guard)."We have more Americans that want to do it than we can accommodate." The post The […]
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  • Ukraine is firing so many barrages its artillery pieces are breaking down November 26, 2022
    U.S. Marine Corps M777 towed 155 mm howitzers are staged on the flight line prior to being loaded onto a U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III aircraft at March Air Reserve Base, California, April 22, 2022. The howitzers are part of the United States’ efforts alongside allies and partners to identify and provide Ukraine with […]
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  • Four Powerful Gestures June 16, 2014
    Communication is everything in leadership. More importantly, everything is communication—not what you say, but what you do. Your habits, your demeanor, your work ethic, your appearance, your sense of humor. The way you handle success, and the way you handle … Continue reading →
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  • The Vortex June 2, 2014
    We Navy types are a proudly hard-working breed. However much we may grumble, I think that most of us have that little psychotic voice that enjoys the long hours when we know we are legitimately needed—when the ship gets underway … Continue reading →
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  • Myth of the “Kinder, Gentler Navy” May 19, 2014
    On leave, your typical sailor goes home to a proud family who break out the faded pictures of Grandpa posing in front of a torpedo-bomber with pinup-girl nose art. In between sea stories of 7th-fleet barroom brawls, Uncle Jim wistfully … Continue reading →
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  • Talking to Ships May 5, 2014
    Non-shipdrivers will have to forgive me for this one. SWOs and submariners have several habits that make us look like a bunch of goons to the professional mariners trying not to run us over. Among them is our habit of … Continue reading →
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  • Reflecting on the Damn Exec April 28, 2014
    “Damn Exec” is a classic leadership essay by then-LCDR Stuart D. Landersman. It was in the January 1965 Proceedings, and has been reprinted in countless leadership books, magazines, and training products. It is required reading in many officer and CPO … Continue reading →
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  • Yes, it’s Your Fault April 21, 2014
    A tired JO complaint is “we’re just here so they have someone to blame.” We hear every day that JOs are a pointless decoration, chiefs really run the Navy, blah blah blah… then when the watch team falls behind PIM … Continue reading →
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  • JO Rules on Facebook! April 19, 2014
    Gonna try something new here… in the interest of making it easier for folks to chime in, tell sea stories, call me a delusional asshole or whatever… and yes, to have more exposure within the JO community, I’m gonna try … Continue reading →
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