|07-08-2009, 12:33 AM||#21|
Join Date: Oct 2008
|07-08-2009, 12:34 AM||#22|
more than a conquerer
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: I helped take the BST Forum here to heights never known to mankind! For real, yo!
thought it was changed to this: Armed Forces Vocational Aptitude Battery
HonestAbeJoeHooah member of the 435+ feedback club!
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|07-08-2009, 12:38 AM||#23|
supreme allied commander
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Knoxville, TN
sorry all i was just going by the paper with my scores that said asvab. whats the difference between asvab and afvab?
|07-08-2009, 01:11 AM||#24|
Join Date: Jul 2008
I was a corpsman(medic....JUST LIKE DOC) for 8 years, got out 2 years ago to complete my degree and am thinking about trying to go back in as a commissioned officer.
Just a few things, EVERYONE who serves for 3+ yrs gets the Post 9-11 GI BILL, depending on where you live, it is AMAZING, or will be when it kicks in Sept 1.
My experience is that being undesignated does suck but can pay off in that you can experience different jobs thus picking something you really want as opposed to being stuck with what you chose.
I was FTS which i don't even remember what it meant now that i wrote it down but anyways, the jist of it is that you job is to work with the reservists no matter what your RATE is. So if you are a medic you work on processing reservist medical records and their "ISSUES." If you are a Personal Specialist you deal with reserve pay issues. I just remembered, it is FULL TIME SUPPORT. Anyways, this is a pretty good deal, you are active duty and yet you don't have to deal with the deployments that "REGULUAR NAVY" does. I didn't pick to be an FTS Corpsman it just happened, i got stationed mainly in the US and did one deployment to South America doing Counter Drug Ops.
From the sounds of it though, there is a WEALTH of Knowledge on this forum, and we are all wishing you the best. You will literally reap the benefits the rest of your life. Whether financially or the friends that you meet.
let me know if you have any questions.
|07-08-2009, 01:23 AM||#25|
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Cleburne Tx
I did my 4 years in the air force. I trained with the seabees. expect a lot of hurry up and wait and really bad food. there are no mind games it's just follow the instruction. that fly under the radar shit wont fly. if you feel your capable of something then do it. it'll be good for your career. don't bother getting married cause it won't last. don't go to the phillipeans and bring back a wife either. sorry if I sound bitter but this was advice given to me and it saved my ass. also good luck and stay sharp.
When I'm through, they'll scrape you off the wall with a squeegee!
|07-08-2009, 01:43 AM||#26|
Spec Unit Werewolf Viper
Join Date: Aug 2008
Spent four years of my life in the Navy. This is what I did.
I went up to the Nashville Meps station in October. Did all the physicals and such. So it comes time to sign up for school. I had a ton of choices and chose to be a PN (Personnelman). And I also chose my bootcamp. I had been prewarned about the hell of the January Bootcamp so I told them I wanted to do my boot in Orlando. They tried to jive talk me.....would you like to know how to get what you want? My responce was, "Oh, well I guess I'm not really that interested in signing then." In my opinion they really should cater to what you want, I mean you're signing your life away, they can give you a little something.
So I signed up in October and did my boot in Orlando in Janurary. Tips to surviving Bootcamp....
1) Make sure before you go that you can at least do 75 push ups and sit ups.....in a row. And you had better be able to run a mile and a half fairly easy.
2) Please tell me you already know how to swim. You'd be amazed at the people that wash out because they couldn't even tread water.
3) Shave your head before you go. Seriously it's gonna get done anyways and if you show up with hair they'll ask you how short you want it. They'll cut it to your desire, then buzz you while they laugh.
4) Study, study, study. If you can't pass the class' you well be held back and put in another company until you can pass or they kick you out for being a dee-dee-dee.
5) IF, it is made available to you join the Flag Team, Rifle Team, or the Choir. You get to go off base to do performances and you get out of a lot of inspections.
6) DO NOT be the guy that's always getting the company in trouble (by failing to pay attention to detail), YOU WILL find yourself tied into your bunk with dental floss and pelted with soap.
The toughest thing about boot is being seperated from life as you know it. Your A school will be a breeze as long as you study. And the more you study, the better your score. The better your score the higher number you get, the higher number you get really comes in handy because you get to choose your station. I was number 3 in my class, so I got third pick. For my first 2 years I picked something called BUPERS.
BUPERS (BureaU of naval PERSonnel.....go figure) is just up the hill from the Pentagon in Washington D.C. My remaining time was spent aboard the U.S.S. Saipan a helicopter carrier.
Lucky for me I made rate pretty quickly and was a Thirdclass Pettyofficer before I got to the ship.
If you enjoy an office environment, become a PN or a YN (Yoeman). As a Personnelman you'll deal with enlisted people such as yourself. Updating their records, doing I.D. cards and such. Yoeman do the same thing except for Officers.
Living on a ship isn't easy, and if I had it all to do over again....nah, I wouldn't change a thing. The Navy made me the man I am today (slaps his fake right leg) ha just kidding, sorry I had a Starship Troopers moment.
|07-08-2009, 01:56 AM||#27|
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: south dakota
I am a military training instructor (drill sgt) for the Air Force. everyone can tell you their story, but i will tell you i push thousands of young adults a year through bmt (basic military training). every story is going to be different, every experience not the same. the biggest thing that i can tell you to point you in the right direction (besides go Air Force) is - you get what you put into it. Meaning if you have a good attitude, initiative and take charge of your career, it will be rewarding, it can be the best thing to ever happen to your life. just truly realize why you are joining, i hear all different kinds of crap - for college, for a job, to travel etc.. you are signing up to defend your nation, which means you are writing a check to the people of America up to and for the amount of your life. That is one of the most sacred commitments an American can make, so take it very seriously. I cant tell you much about Navy bmt, but i can tell you to start preparing physically, this will help you a great deal. congrats, you are going to become part of somtheing bigger than yourself. good luck
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|07-08-2009, 12:06 PM||#28|
W: Lego 6990 Monorail! :)
Join Date: May 2007
A lot of the guys here have offered up some good advice. I suggest you take it to hear, especially what Jmacq1 said about the recruiters, who might try and put you somewhere you don't want to be. If a particular occupation interests you, fight for it - the recruiters do have some good advice, but always keep in mind that they are there to fill their quotas in the end.
Also, good to see so many Navy types here!
Please check out http://hmcsgreatadventure.com/ - it's a mix of sci-fi, humour and the friggin' Royal Canadian Navy, eh!
Also looking to sell/trade Joes... Need Lego Futuron Monorail, Land Adventure, etc... http://www.hisstank.com/forum/g-i-jo...-t-thread.html
|07-08-2009, 12:28 PM||#29|
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Northern Michigan
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