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    Im going into the navy in may

    I will be leaving for the NAVY may 12th...They have me on delayed entry for the job i chose...which is aviation support equipment technician...any pointers from any of you guys and what should i expect???
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    I'm telling you right now some people will tell you to volunteer for everything because it looks good and you'll get to do some cool stuff. Other people will tell you to not volunteer for anything and try to stay invisible. My advice is do what you're best at. Don't do anything stupid, don't talk back, don't ask why, and try your hardest at everything. Its really hard to get in trouble in the military if there is evidence you're trying. If you decide to go the stellar route and volunteer for everything, make sure you can do whats being asked of you (even though you'll volunteer first lol). If you try the invisible route, there is a fine balance between standing out for doing too much and not doing enough. Also remember, you cant and wont get through boot camp alone, you NEED to work with those around you. But I'm sure you'll do fine. Good luck, and thanks for your service.

    Little story: I volunteered to go with a supervisor to the field one day while I was studying my CDC's. After I left, another supervisor came in to the room where I was studying and another dozen people were still studying. He asked for 5 volunteers. Most people assumed they would be picking up trash or mopping floors. One of my friends reluctantly volunteered and got to ride in a KC-135 aerial refueler while they practiced refueling F-16's. Take that for what you will.

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    thanks bro...i'll take that into consideration...
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    The monkey made me do it! rhino2104's Avatar
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    Yeah like Ducky said, either way can be good. Volunteering you get to do some cool stuff but blending in means you get tagged to do less stupid stuff. Personally, I do a little of both.

    But anyway, congrats on joining. The military can be one of the hardest or one of the easiest jobs you'll ever have and you'll get out of it what you put into it.
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    I'm not too familiar with aviation support, but my advice is go to whatever schools, get whatever certifications/qualifications you possibly can, and when you get out you'll have a rock solid resume' to fall back on.

    Other than that, like the other guys said, do what you're good at, and remember you get out of it what you put into it. Congrats on joining.
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    Hey cool. That means your a school will be over here in Pensacola. Bootcamps alot of fun, don't sweat it. Make sure you can do 50 pushups n situps and run 1.5 miles in less then 12:15 so you can get your dep pqs and get e2. Don't sweat it too much though shits fun
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    That job sounds like the equivalent of the AF's AGE. They basically work on all the stands, power units, hyrdaulic carts, etc... You will get some pretty good training that can be transfered to the outside world.
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    Congrats dude, good luck with it.

    I am leaving for the Air Force here soon as well...

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    Quote Originally Posted by SOMBirdV6 View Post
    Congrats dude, good luck with it.

    I am leaving for the Air Force here soon as well...
    Wait, I thought you were joining the Army?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SOMBirdV6 View Post
    Congrats dude, good luck with it.

    I am leaving for the Air Force here soon as well...
    no wai. when?

    hey you will be on the same base as Jon... all you gotta do is mail him your compartment # and you guys can still have buttsecks. and I can be Jody yaay.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rhino2104 View Post
    Wait, I thought you were joining the Army?
    changed my mind...

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    Quote Originally Posted by SOMBirdV6 View Post
    changed my mind...
    Smart man

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    Quote Originally Posted by SilverV6 View Post
    That job sounds like the equivalent of the AF's AGE. They basically work on all the stands, power units, hyrdaulic carts, etc... You will get some pretty good training that can be transfered to the outside world.
    Ima be working on the planes landing gears and things i believe...plus the training teaches me pretty much what i want to learn anyway...so i cant wait...it'll be fun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SOMBirdV6 View Post
    changed my mind...
    Quote Originally Posted by Ducky View Post
    Smart man
    Couldn't have said it better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1SLOSN95 View Post
    Ima be working on the planes landing gears and things i believe...plus the training teaches me pretty much what i want to learn anyway...so i cant wait...it'll be fun.
    If I wasn't doing ICBM maintenance, aircraft maintenance would be my next choice.

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