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#46 Ryan313 OFFLINE  

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Posted March 17, 2014 - 04:50 PM

Thanks for more great advice guys!

I just got back from the recruitment office, I had to do some little follow up things from being in Albany. My waiver has not come back yet, but it should be here Wednesday.
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Posted March 17, 2014 - 10:31 PM

Proud of you. Go get em



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Posted March 18, 2014 - 09:30 AM

Hey Ryan, I hope you don't have the same feelings that I had the first morning in boot camp when they came in and woke us up.  " I thought holy s___ what have I gotten my self into!"   I think boot camp is a lot milder now a days then when I went.


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Posted March 21, 2014 - 01:28 PM

Wednesday my recruiter got my waiver, and today I went down to the office to sign a couple things. I am now reclassified as a nuke! My new ship date is October 29th
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Posted March 21, 2014 - 02:00 PM

Congratulations Ryan!  A whole new life is about to open before you.


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Posted March 21, 2014 - 07:56 PM

Hope you don't get seasick! I like to keep dirt under my feet!


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Posted March 21, 2014 - 08:12 PM

I am sure you will be a real asset to the service.
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Posted March 21, 2014 - 09:17 PM

Hope you don't get seasick! I like to keep dirt under my feet!

 

That's a good point!  I've been in storms where the wave were crashing over the bow, trouble is I was on an Aircraft Carrier at the time one of the big boy's.  I loved it when the ship would get to pitching, I slept like a baby. :D  :dancingbanana:


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Posted March 22, 2014 - 12:10 AM

Went through a Typhoon on a CLG that was unbelievable. They couldn't even serve meals. 

Navy treated me very well and I have a lot of good memories. You'll have a good time.  :thumbs:


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Posted March 22, 2014 - 07:51 AM

Congrats on the Nuke Program. Be prepared for boot camp. Get in good physical shape. To prepare for the Nuke program, study math and calculus, physics, chemistry, and electrical cicuits. My son completed a degree in nuclear engineering last June. He has a knack for calculus and science so he thought that it was easy. He spent a bunch of time tutoring other students in calculus. That seems to be what most people have problems learning. Abit of studying ahead will make it easier. Do the top graduates of the nuke school get E4 on graduation now? Good Luck, Rick


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Posted March 22, 2014 - 08:16 AM

Congrats on the Nuke Program. Be prepared for boot camp. Get in good physical shape. To prepare for the Nuke program, study math and calculus, physics, chemistry, and electrical cicuits. My son completed a degree in nuclear engineering last June. He has a knack for calculus and science so he thought that it was easy. He spent a bunch of time tutoring other students in calculus. That seems to be what most people have problems learning. Abit of studying ahead will make it easier. Do the top graduates of the nuke school get E4 on graduation now? Good Luck, Rick


Yes, I think if I have a problem with something, it will be the math and calculus.

Nukes go into A school as E3. The schooling is almost two years and in that time I will become and E4 and if I am not E5 by the time I got the fleet, I will be very close to it.
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Posted March 22, 2014 - 08:27 AM

Congrats on the Nuke Program. Be prepared for boot camp. ...

That is good advice.  I've done boot camp three times (cadets, reserves, and regular force).  One thing to remember is: It is all scripted.  Nothing happens that isn't planned and hasn't happened a million times before to every cadre that passes through the gates.  It isn't personal, it just is.  They are trying to teach you that you can do more than you think you can.  The secret is that a group can do more collectively than they can individually.  Again, make friends and work together.

 

Remember: Mind in neutral, body in gear.


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Posted March 22, 2014 - 09:03 AM

Remember: Mind in neutral, body in gear.

I disagree. Always be thinking about what you are doing and why. I went through boot camp at Ft Knox during 'NAM. It was FUBAR and there were problems all the time. I tried my best at everything and pointed out problems to the cadre when I had a solulion. I ended up with a letter of commendation signed by BG Long. That got me called into the COLs office and instant SGT(E5). I kept at it and made SSG a year later. Nine months later I made 2LT.  Do your best. Good Luck, Rick


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Posted March 22, 2014 - 10:43 AM

Congratulations!!  Thank you for your commitment to serve our country!!

 

Best of luck to you!!

 

 

 

Geno


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Posted March 22, 2014 - 12:37 PM

Ryan, glad your waiver came in! Now start doing your own PT and go get em!






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