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#16 oldedeeres ONLINE  

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Posted March 10, 2014 - 07:30 PM

Well done, Ryan. We are all already proud of you for your contributions here on GTT. Even more so now. Just remember us when you get the chance, and of course, we all love pictures!!
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Posted March 10, 2014 - 07:45 PM

I got to see the USS Enterprise CVN 65 just before it left for its last assignnment , What a thrill . The CVN 80 is supposed to be on its way.  Good luck to you Ryan .

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Posted March 10, 2014 - 07:48 PM

Best wishes to you, Ryan.  Hope they all treat you right.


Let us know when you get your step to Admiral.,


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Posted March 10, 2014 - 07:58 PM

 You may now call me Senior Chief! :smilewink:  


Ryan, Its Senior Chief when they can hear you and Goat when they cant. :D

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Posted March 10, 2014 - 08:07 PM

Congrats Ryan, as a Retired service member I too think you need to make sure they give you what is promised. I was kinda surprised to see they Navy was still recruiting with all the cut back talks. I jumped at the opportunity of "tactical satellite communications" when I signed up to the Army in the 80's. Satellite communications sounded sexy, but the term Tactical wasn't realized till after training and my 2nd assignment (80% of my time was spent in the field, on mountain tops, over seas, living in tents on what you took with you or what was air lifted in.) The Garrison time was spent cleaning, servicing, and packing for the next one. Best time in my life!  

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Posted March 10, 2014 - 09:30 PM

Haze gray and underway!  You will go places and see things that your friends back home won't begin to understand.  Enjoy your summer, Ryan.  Boot camp will be here before you know it, and it will be a memory you won't soon forget.   Life and your career are about to start.  Live!  Learn!  Welcome to the Navy!

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Posted March 10, 2014 - 09:35 PM

Glad to hear of you choice bud! When I see a nuclear powered Power King, I will know it is yours.

Thanks for your choice. Shawn

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Posted March 10, 2014 - 09:36 PM

Good luck happy for you. Like some others said don't let them slide anything buy you.Back in the end of the 80's I worked for the state Army came looking for me they had gotten hold of a test I had taken in school recruiter promised me the world and it was a good deal I may should have taken it but I like to be where I am.They wanted to put me wrenching on helicopters and pushed pretty hard, but win I started nailing them down on were they would send me {ANYWHERE}  I backed up.

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Posted March 10, 2014 - 11:49 PM

Service to one's country is a an admiral vocation.

My son is in Sea Cadets.  Not the same, but does make me think.


I can't add anything to the awesome advice you are getting.


Many wishes for a an exciting and rewarding career.

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Posted March 11, 2014 - 01:07 AM

Thank you for your service (in advance)!  My biggest regret military-wise is not joining. Now i have a family and its not as easy. 

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Posted March 11, 2014 - 05:54 AM

Congratulations ! I wasn't in the service but my retired SIL ( Navy ) and BIL ( Air Force ) were stationed all over the world saw many great places !  Hope you enjoy it as much as they did .

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Posted March 11, 2014 - 06:37 AM

I had 29 years with the Army. Recruiters are not to be trusted, like any other salesman, get it in writing and stand up for yourself when they try to back off their promises. One other bit of advice I will offer is to get yourself in good physical condition before you go to basic trainning. It will make the first few weeks easier for you. I hope that you have a good time in the Navy. Good Luck, Rick

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Posted March 11, 2014 - 07:36 AM

Congratulations Ryan and I'm sure you'll represent GTtalk well.  Thank you for serving!

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Posted March 11, 2014 - 07:41 AM

Ryan, if you don't have a GTtalk hat, you're gonna need one.  I can see that hat hanging for pics in places most of us can never see!

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Posted March 11, 2014 - 07:57 AM

Congrats on your acceptance! You must be a smart guy! :smilewink:

Also thanks for serving this country!


There is a girl in our 4H club, she may miss our Fair this year as she joined the Navy a while back right after she turned 18, but won't be going in until after she finishes the school year.

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