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  • Shipping on may 31st as an HM anybody shipping that day ? May 18, 2022
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  • San Diego Sailors/Marines May 18, 2022
    Currently in a pickle. I'm a military spouse and me and my S/O are on the waiting list for housing. Currently crashing at friends place with about a month of time left to stay here but was hoping maybe someone on here might have some suggestions for temporary housing thats reasonably affordable. I know it's […]
  • AV(AE/AT) rate lifestyle May 18, 2022
    Hello, I enlisted in the navy and got the AV rate and was just wondering what the lifestyle for an AV rate (or AE/AT as that is what it goes to) was like, what a work day looked like and overall what it's like being an AE/AT/AV. submitted by /u/realroto [link] [comments]
  • Is it worth upgrading to the Belleville flight deck boots? May 18, 2022
    So obviously I already have my boot camp issued boots which are all broken in and everything, is it worth the upgrade to the flight decks for deployment? What do you guys think? submitted by /u/Intelligent_Choice91 [link] [comments]
  • What is IT/ATF? Any out there that have insight in the rate? How’s the QOL and stuff like that? May 18, 2022
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  • help May 17, 2022
    hello everyone, I came into the navy planning to become a green side corpsman and leaving as soon as possible. My recruiter convinced me to go for rescue swimmer and I was soft contracted and whilst stuck in DEP for about 5 months totaled my car and told my recruiter I couldn’t wait any longer. […]
  • Going into navy reserves after active duty. May 17, 2022
    I just got out of the Navy December 6th 2021. I was a CS3 and honestly it was the last rate I wanted but it was the only rate that was open for me as far as manning goes. I talked to a reserves recruiter and was told I had to retake the ASVAB. Does […]
  • USMC Reserve to Navy Reserve RP? May 17, 2022
    Afternoon everyone. Coming up on the end of my 2nd reserve contract next month and doing some basic intel gathering on the logistics of going from Marine reserve to Navy reserve, specifically as an RP. Im an E6 right now supply MOS, but have been working in our COC for years. I have a degree […]
  • DTS Issue May 17, 2022
    I keep trying to upload files for my voucher, they're all PDF. Some work, but most say "the file contains more than 48 characters" when I try to upload the lodging receipt or car rental receipt. How do I fix this? submitted by /u/Nullveer [link] [comments]
  • Hi! Got some questions on the reserve side May 17, 2022
    Hello community, I need some advice on my situation. Background: I got myself into the reserve program because I need a life change, want to expose with different life experience and diversify my professional experience/expertise (or to make my resume look better). I have my associate degree and was finishing up my undergraduate for urban […]
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  • Whats the current status for sleep apnea, tinnitus and mental disorder? May 18, 2022
    Back in February, va basically wanted to cut down on sleep apneas and tinnitus and increase mental disorder. Whatever happened to this? Review date was back in April 18th no? Did it made the change or is it still at review stage? submitted by /u/nemesis1313 [link] [comments]
  • Question for those have used Voc Rehab/ VRE for law school May 18, 2022
    So i am aware that you get housing allowance for 2 months after graduation while job searching. My question is, if you do a bar prep course would this still be considered training where you are able to collect MHA so then the 2 months of job search MHA would start after taking the bar […]
  • Lost my friend, feel numb. May 18, 2022
    I'll preface this by saying I'm not at risk of hurting myself or others. I've been out of the Army since 2014, and over the course of the past few years I've lost friends to either substance abuse, reckless behavior or suicide. A few weeks ago a friend of mine took his own life, he […]
  • Living on the road May 18, 2022
    Anybody here that is living “on the road”, technically homeless whether by choice or necessity. Traveling the states in a vehicle, camper, etc. but not working, living on retirement or disability? How do you keep your vehicle registered and insured if you do not have a real “brick n mortar” address? Same for keeping a […]
  • Costa Rica May 18, 2022
    Anybody in here living in Costa Rica after either retirement or qualifying for disability payments? As in move their without a job/not needing to work? Or any other cool places? What do you consider the pro’s and con’s? submitted by /u/redflagsnbutterflies [link] [comments]
  • Sympathy for Afghanistan vets, even though I'm not an Afghanistan vet May 18, 2022
    I was in the Air Force from 2016-2020, never deployed to Afghanistan during that time. Ever since the withdrawal and collapse of the government in August, I've been feeling a fair deal of anger, frustration, and sadness/despair whenever I think about the whole situation. I can't imagine how it feels for people that actually served […]
  • [HIRING] Orlando, FL - Technology, Security, & Compliance Jobs May 18, 2022
    I have openings for the below positions. Start date is mid-to-end of June 2022. All positions are permanent full time roles and not tied to contracts or contingent on funding. No security clearance required. Must be a U.S. Person or Citizen. Full benefits package included for all positions (PTO, healthcare, 401K, learning & education fund, […]
  • School Grant Scholarship info May 18, 2022
    Hey guys, I'm doing my final summer and Fall semester and was just told I'm all out of Financial Aid. Does anyone know of any good grants or scholarships for Vets? Or even a good place to apply for one? submitted by /u/Covenent125 [link] [comments]
  • Is there a list of all the VA Pain Clinics? May 17, 2022
    I was curious if there is a resource that shows all the pain clinics across VA Centers? submitted by /u/toctsct32 [link] [comments]
  • VA Neurologist being difficult May 17, 2022
    I’ve been having odd neurological symptoms for years and have seen multiple VA neuros who pinned it as atypical migraines. However I have gotten even more symptoms and my current neuro i just started seeing a month ago is saying all my symptoms fit MS. I had a clear brain MRI last year so she […]
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  • Pararescue and the Teams May 18, 2022
    Hey guys I’m a new member here. I’m a 19 year old fitness freak in college and for the last two years I have wanted to be a PJ, actually a CRO (in AFROTC). I was wondering how often PJs are working with team guys and what that work consists of? I know that teams […]
  • Can I get a form check on 50m? Thanks guys! May 17, 2022
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  • Help May 16, 2022
    Do yall have any ideas on how to increase the time you can hold your breath underwater? submitted by /u/humblepotato115 [link] [comments]
  • I ship with an 18x contract at the beginning of July! May 16, 2022
    I appreciate all your guy’s help and this sub is a big reason I have this shit stain of an app on my phone still, lol. Keep grinding boys. If anybody has any questions about 18x or army sf in general just message me and I’ll get back to you fast. I’m pretty bored right […]
  • Conditioning - Week 3 May 16, 2022
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  • Better than a medal March 27, 2022
     I served on the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) staff as the Branch Chief for Information Assurance (J6K) and on the Secretary of Defense's staff as Staff Director for the Detainee Task Force from 2003 to 2006.  I am fairly certain I am the least decorated O6 during that time but I […]
  • Is 10,000 hours enough? March 12, 2022
      I think this can be applied equally to leadership. Becoming truly great at anything -- (leadership included) -- requires ten years of experience and 1,000 hours of practice per year. "Ten thousand hours is the magic number of greatness," he argues.Becoming a leader requires "deliberate practice." What are the elements of 'deliberate practice'? It's designed explicitly to improve […]
  • The Mustang February 14, 2022
     The Mustang, aka MethuselahTask & PurposeThe Mustang has more Good Cookies (Good Conduct Medals) than a box of Chips Ahoy, and he’s an officer. He has campaign medals that no one even recognizes. Where the hell is Kosovo, or for that matter “Southwest Asia,” anyway?The junior enlisted troops love the Mustang. They think it’s cool […]
  • Ethical Challenges February 13, 2022
     There is no getting around the fact that every promotion and new position brings with it a new host of challenges, demands, relationships, problems, opportunities, and even new, and maybe previously unseen ethical challenges. ...It is only a smart thing to be ready and prepared to address all of these issues.          […]
  • Smartest person in the room? Not by a long shot. February 12, 2022
     I met with a small group of IDC officers some years back and one of my fellow Captains wanted to make sure all of us understood he was the smartest guy in the room.  It wasn't a declarative verbal statement. But, you readily understood his intent. He professed his sincere apologies for arriving late to […]
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  • Force Design 2030: Futurism, Imbroglio, or Creative Friction? May 17, 2022
    We haven’t really discussed the imbroglio presently roiling USMC-world around General Berger, USMC and “USMC Force Design 2030.” Well, today we’re going to step in – second hand.The document itself isn’t as interesting to me per se as the reaction to it.Berger is trying to look at where we are today, what challenges the nation […]
  • Who is Helping Ukraine Build the Riverine Force They Need? May 16, 2022
    Time to raise a topic we first brought up the first year of this blog over 17-years ago; riverine.As we discussed at the time, we invaded a nation, Iraq, dominated by major river systems, yet because of the stupidity of the 1990s defense policies, we divested of our riverine forces. The last units left the […]
  • The USN's Port Arthur Problem - with Matthew Hipple on Midrats May 15, 2022
    What do the numbers tell us about  the USN's expected fleet during the rest of what we call the Terrible 20s?We are going to spend an hour this Sunday from 5-6pm Eastern digging in to that question with returning guest Matthew Hipple, active duty Surface Warfare Officer & former president of the Center for International […]
  • Fullbore Friday May 13, 2022
    Assuming you know what kind of war you are in, (not always known at the time) at the Strategic Level victory is achieved when there is a cascading series of Operational Level victories that brings your enemy to the point of combat ineffectiveness or collapse. At the Operational Level, victories are had when a series of […]
  • LCS Just Cracks Me Up May 12, 2022
    The best thing about LCS is that when you feel the need to take a break from the war in Ukraine, it delivers you news at just the right time.Via our friend Geoff Ziezulewicz at Navy Times;Since its commissioning in 2018, the littoral combat ship Omaha has developed cracks in its hull and superstructure that limit […]
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  • The Navy is eyeing a drone that can fly for a week without refueling May 17, 2022
    A Vanilla ultra endurance land-launched unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) operates during U.S. Pacific Fleet’s Unmanned Systems Integrated Battle Problem (UxS IBP) 21 at Naval Base Ventura County, Point Mugu. (Construction Mechanic 2nd Class Michael Schutt / U.S. Navy).What comes up can take its sweet time before coming down. The post The Navy is eyeing a […]
    David Roza
  • The Pentagon can’t explain the ‘spherical object’ in this video May 17, 2022
    Screenshot of the "spherical object" shown to Congress on Tuesday. (Task & Purpose)."We want to know what’s out there as much as you want to know what’s out there.” The post The Pentagon can’t explain the ‘spherical object’ in this video appeared first on Task & Purpose.
    Haley Britzky
  • The Philadelphia Experiment: The bizarre WWII urban legend about an invisible Navy destroyer May 17, 2022
    (Illustration by Matt Battaglia/Task & Purpose).The Office of Naval Research “has never conducted any investigations on invisibility." The post The Philadelphia Experiment: The bizarre WWII urban legend about an invisible Navy destroyer appeared first on Task & Purpose.
    Haley Britzky
  • An ode to the G-Shock, the (un)official watch of the Global War on Terror May 17, 2022
    A Casio G-Shock watch on the wrist of a Navy SEAL during a training exercise. (U.S. Navy photo)More than 40 years of unbreakable timekeeping. The post An ode to the G-Shock, the (un)official watch of the Global War on Terror appeared first on Task & Purpose.
    Matt Sampson
  • This pro basketball player turned Army Ranger is now going to Harvard May 17, 2022
    This high achiever is someone we can all look up to. The post This pro basketball player turned Army Ranger is now going to Harvard appeared first on Task & Purpose.
    Max Hauptman
  • Sailors stuck with expensive housing options after Navy shuts down their barracks May 16, 2022
    Single E-3 sailors receive a housing allowance of $2,364 per month. (U.S. Navy photo/ Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Benjamin F. Davella III)."The Navy expects for most inexperienced sailors to ‘figure it out.’" The post Sailors stuck with expensive housing options after Navy shuts down their barracks appeared first on Task & Purpose.
    Jeff Schogol
  • Why Air Force pilots spent a day being dragged through the water by a jet ski May 16, 2022
    Airmen with the 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron were dragged behind a jet ski to practice being dragged behind a parachute after bailing out of an airplane. (Lt. Col. Mark Withee / U.S. Air Force).“You never know when those skills may be helpful, when all those holes in the Swiss cheese line up." The post Why […]
    David Roza
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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 →
  • 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 →
  • 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 →
  • 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 →
  • 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 →
  • 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 →
  • 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 →