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  1. #11
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigkahuna View Post
    Former Navy stationed on a ship in Hawaii and shore duty in California. Managed to surf all the HI islands, everywhere in Cali from Laguna south, Baja Mexico, Guam, the Philippines, and Japan while active duty. Had my 6'4" board strapped to the pipes hanging over my bunk. If I were to do it all again, I would have joined the Coast Guard, they have better duty stations and less time at sea. Only down side would be their uniforms look gay.
    We've gotten better in the last coupla years

  2. #12
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    I was a week from my meps physical for the coast guard but got offered a DoD job for the Navy in VB and decided to take it. I appreciate all who serve.

    I should have joined straight out of high school haha.

  3. #13
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigkahuna View Post
    Former Navy stationed on a ship in Hawaii and shore duty in California. Managed to surf all the HI islands, everywhere in Cali from Laguna south, Baja Mexico, Guam, the Philippines, and Japan while active duty. Had my 6'4" board strapped to the pipes hanging over my bunk. If I were to do it all again, I would have joined the Coast Guard, they have better duty stations and less time at sea. Only down side would be their uniforms look gay.
    Wow That is pretty awesome though being on ship I have heard is draining. I was at Fort Eustis and got to know a lot of sailors, corpsman mainly, and though there job is tough they all were really cool guys.

    WesB and Topo thanks again for your service.

    @ Topo No I am a medic and I know that there is a chance of getting sent to HI but it seems that the army rarely gives you your first choice and more often then not seems to send you exactly were you don't want to go. I remember that the only person who got Scholfield from my ait was also the only person who hated the beach and couldn't swim. That is really cool that you got to Tdy to HI. I hope that I get a chance at some point.

  4. #14
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    I think about joining the usaf or navy every day. I really commend all of you who give your time/life to protect us.

    Thank you!

  5. #15
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scobeyville View Post
    I think about joining the usaf or navy every day. I really commend all of you who give your time/life to protect us.

    Thank you!
    if you have nothing holding you back, definetly do it.

  6. #16
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    Quote Originally Posted by austinj215 View Post
    Yeah that is true. Though the chance of getting Schofield are slim and the chances would have been better of being stuck in Ft. Lwood or Sill about a thousand miles away from the ocean. That is pretty sweet though that you were there I have some friends who are there now and love it. What was your mos? Thanks for your service too!

    Good luck Redeacarr!!!!
    I was 31B and its really not that hard to get there

  7. #17
    Quote Originally Posted by havanasand View Post
    We've gotten better in the last coupla years
    While the Navy's gotten worse. What's with this blue cammy baloney, who they trying to hide from, the whales? Showing my age, but seeing a line of sailors man the rail in cracker jacks still gives me goose bumps.

    My hat's off to all those who serve in the Army, Marines and SEALs. Those are the guys (and gals) with real cajones.