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My Baby left today...

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posted on Mar, 17 2019 @ 10:29 AM
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This morning my youngest son left to give the next six years to Uncle Sam in the U.S.N.
He will be going to boot came at Great Lakes like his grandfather and uncle before him.
Then he will be in Charleston South Carolina for two years of school as a nuclear engineer. Free education the way it should be.
You serve you get perks.
He signed up last April and this past year was for his security clearance to be completed. I guess my participation here didnt effect that at all. LOL.
His recruiter said we were all looked at.
He is twenty three years old. Not a kid so I am certain he will be very successful. After school he will do service on a nuclear sub. I think he said they do time on and off the water.
My brother never saw a ship during his whole enlistment. He was at a Naval Air station in Pensacola Florida.
My son will be on or under the water for sure. He could get an aircraft carrier or a sub.
So fellow ATSers wish him luck.




posted on Mar, 17 2019 @ 10:35 AM
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a reply to: Sillyolme

Great to hear he's putting in his time.
Hes in good hands!
And good luck little seaman ( Not derogatory )



posted on Mar, 17 2019 @ 10:35 AM
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Good luck and be proud. I am sure he will grow into a fine man.



posted on Mar, 17 2019 @ 10:38 AM
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a reply to: Macenroe82

We've been calling him seman B_______ for months now. LOL
Thank you.
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posted on Mar, 17 2019 @ 10:39 AM
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a reply to: Nickn3

Im very proud of him.
Thank you for your kind words.



posted on Mar, 17 2019 @ 10:44 AM
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a reply to: Sillyolme

It's good to know about a kid taking wise decisions. He'll come back different, in a good way of course.




posted on Mar, 17 2019 @ 10:56 AM
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a reply to: Sillyolme

Good luck and Godspeed to your son!
You and your family must be proud of him!!!



posted on Mar, 17 2019 @ 11:01 AM
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a reply to: Sillyolme

It sounds like your lad is going on quite the journey!

....Just tell him not to lose the operators manual! 😂

Cover of an operating manual for a US Navy aircraft carrier nuclear reactor found on a beach




posted on Mar, 17 2019 @ 11:18 AM
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Good luck to your son.

We have just come back from our sons passing out parade in the French army (Alpine hunters) battalion.

Now the basic training is out of the way down to the hard work... we have him at home for 2 weeks before he hits jungle training in Guyane.

He’s loving it.

Lags
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posted on Mar, 17 2019 @ 11:19 AM
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a reply to: Sillyolme


Wish him good luck. My old man did his boot at the same place, said it was funny how many guys joined the Navy and couldn't even swim.



posted on Mar, 17 2019 @ 11:40 AM
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There are 3 rates for being a Nuke.

ET = Electronics Technician
EM = Electrician's Mate
MM = Machinist Mate

What is he going for? I was a nuke in 1971.
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posted on Mar, 17 2019 @ 11:42 AM
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A friend of mine, who barely graduated high school, joined the squids and wound up as a nuke. Turned that into an outstanding career in uniform and then a second outstanding career out of uniform. Great things are on the horizon for him so long as he’s willing to put in the work to get there!



posted on Mar, 17 2019 @ 11:56 AM
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Best of luck to the young man. I am not sure there is any finer route he could take in life.



posted on Mar, 17 2019 @ 11:59 AM
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a reply to: Trueman

Yes every experience adds to your makeup. I am sure he will be changed.



posted on Mar, 17 2019 @ 12:01 PM
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a reply to: DontTreadOnMe

We are very proud... the test he had to take to get into their nuclear program is very hard. They told us that only a small percentage pass it. He will have a great career when he gets out if he doesnt decide to make a career out of the Navy.



posted on Mar, 17 2019 @ 12:02 PM
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a reply to: MerkabaTribeEntity

Oh my..... nope I taught him to put things back where he found them. LOL.



posted on Mar, 17 2019 @ 12:03 PM
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a reply to: Lagomorphe

We are on similar journeys then. Good luck to your boy too!!!



posted on Mar, 17 2019 @ 12:05 PM
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a reply to: AugustusMasonicus

I know...my dad had a bad experience at a community pool when he was just a boy and he was afraid of the water. Wouldnt get in any deeper than his waist. But Morgan knows how to swim. We had a pool when he was a baby and made sure he could swim. The YMCA has a great program for toddlers.



posted on Mar, 17 2019 @ 12:07 PM
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a reply to: schuyler

I believe its to do with electrician... not sure which of those you listed. He will be in school for two years if that narrows the choices down any.

Did you make a career with your training outside the military?



posted on Mar, 17 2019 @ 12:08 PM
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Wishing A safe and sound deployment for your boy







 
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