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    Going to the Air Force in October though because it was hard to focus on starting my BA with all the field training.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sionis View Post
    Signed my contract at MEPS December 7th, 2010, ship 20110517 US Navy. Rate is intelligence specialist, CS3 (Petty Officer Third Class) upon completion of C School @ Dam Neck VA. Initial rank will be an E2... was 6 credits short of E3

    Any Navy people know/knew any IS guys? Did they seem to enjoy it/regret it etc? Hard to find any info online besides the generic description the MEPS liaison gives you.
    We had an ISC that left our boat a few months ago and all he did was give intelligence briefs (foreign ship/submarine activity, what each country is up to, etc). From what I gather that was his primary job onboard the ship. He was in the navy for a little over 20 years so I guess he liked it lol. As an IS he got to experience life on different types of ships, a DDG, CG, and a CVN, something I wish I could do but due to my rate as a STG my options are limited.

    Anyway welcome to the navy and here is a word of advice: make copies of everything!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Edami View Post
    The only choice you've made is to allow others to die so you can be free. If you can live with that choice so be it, but at the very least the next time you see someone in uniform go say thank you.

    and you are correct, war will never bring peace, NOTHING will. If you've got the solution to stop all violence, hatred and evil, by all means, let us know, hell, go enact your strategy and bring world peace.

    Otherwise continue to sit on the sideline and let others fight for you. (or do you hold the ridiculous idea that if we just got rid of the military everyone would just leave us alone?)

    Since you like it so much, here are some quotes to ponder
    "People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf" - Unknown

    "I have neither the time nor the inclination to explain myself to a man who rises and sleeps under the blanket of the very freedom that I provide, then questions the manner in which I provide it." - A Few Good Men
    I've always liked this one:
    "Strider" I am to one fat man who lives within a day's march of foes that would freeze his heart, or lay his little town in ruin, if he were not guarded ceaselessly. Yet we would not have it otherwise. If simple folk are free from care and fear, simple they will be, and we must be secret to keep them so.--Aragorn, in J.R.R. Tolkein's Lord of the Rings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sionis View Post
    Signed my contract at MEPS December 7th, 2010, ship 20110517 US Navy. Rate is intelligence specialist, CS3 (Petty Officer Third Class) upon completion of C School @ Dam Neck VA. Initial rank will be an E2... was 6 credits short of E3

    Any Navy people know/knew any IS guys? Did they seem to enjoy it/regret it etc? Hard to find any info online besides the generic description the MEPS liaison gives you.
    I just re-upped for another 4 years in the Marine Corps as an intel analyst. I've been doing OJT and so far its awesome and just what I am looking for. I'll be in Norfolk, VA till i get my school date then I'll be in Dam Neck also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Forum Troll View Post
    I'm a Navy Corpsman, and I approve this message.
    When I was a kid I used to make fun of anything Navy. Now that I had been in the military, I now make fun of anything Navy except Corpsman. Navy Corpsman saved my buddies life in Iraq when we were trying to help out a Marine unit that got pinned down and my Medic was with another squad (was when I was an MP back in 06). So now, all Navy are (insert blanket derogatory term for navy folks that really is just ribbing) except Corpsmen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Anextiomarus View Post
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    . . . all Navy are people too smart to be in the Army.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Anextiomarus View Post
    When I was a kid I used to make fun of anything Navy. Now that I had been in the military, I now make fun of anything Navy except Corpsman. Navy Corpsman saved my buddies life in Iraq when we were trying to help out a Marine unit that got pinned down and my Medic was with another squad (was when I was an MP back in 06). So now, all Navy are (insert blanket derogatory term for navy folks that really is just ribbing) except Corpsmen.
    It's ok, we make fun of the Army guys too. Mainly how they shoot at Marines instead of insurgents.

    We also stole your air conditioners a couple times

    I did meet some cool army guys in Rehab in point loma though!
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    Quote Originally Posted by CourtNny View Post
    My reply was removed and I am not exactly sure why so I will state this part again since it was related to the topic;

    I am happily married to a 68W (Combat Medic) who is in the US Army, 10th Mountain Division. To the top!

    He is a line medic and just recently returned from a 12 month tour in Afghanistan (Baghlan, Kandahar and Konduz province) and served as a line medic (the ones that fight) and I am super, ultra, mega proud of him for he is now the Senior Line Medic of Bravo Company 1-87. HOOAH! (sorry I had to boast. Hehe. Proud Army wife here!) I love my soldier and I love my friends who also serve and have served. It takes a lot to do what all of our service men and women do and I am so very thankful for it all. I only hope that my support and love for them can show them that they are appreciated.

    I wish my hubby played MMOs but sadly he is not that big into video games.
    Too bad he wasn't a corpsman . Not disrespecting him or anything, as I love all of my brothers, but he would have received much better training and learning opportunities had he gone team blue, along with much more prestige. He should consider changing branches if he loves medicine! FMF Corpsman are the most decorated enlisted corps for a good reason.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Forum Troll View Post
    Too bad he wasn't a corpsman . Not disrespecting him or anything, as I love all of my brothers, but he would have received much better training and learning opportunities had he gone team blue, along with much more prestige. He should consider changing branches if he loves medicine! FMF Corpsman are the most decorated enlisted corps for a good reason.
    Medic training is going joint soon, so there will be no difference between the services in that respect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Palvy View Post
    Medic training is going joint soon, so there will be no difference between the services in that respect.
    Just the basic medical training, right (civilian EMT, nursing, etc.)? I had heard about that, but not about field medicine being merged. Then again, I've been out of the loop for a few years. It is hard to imagine army guys going through FMF school, however
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    Quote Originally Posted by Forum Troll View Post
    Just the basic medical training, right (civilian EMT, nursing, etc.)? I had heard about that, but not about field medicine being merged. Then again, I've been out of the loop for a few years. It is hard to imagine army guys going through FMF school, however
    I'm not sure about all the details, except that AIT/A school/Air Force equivalent will all be in the same classes. More and more, military medicine is going joint. I think it's a good idea.

    I had to look up FMF school; my Navy past didn't include that! However, I think our Army enlisted would do just fine at it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Forum Troll View Post
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    A person named "troll" in my military?!

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    USN, MM3, been a civilian since 1980. I really am that old, yes. Like the OP, been playing games online for a very long time. Ah, the good ol' days of Trade Wars and other BBS games on a dial-up modem.

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    Yea, If I remember right my first modem was 33 baud. Crazy stuff.
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