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Old 02-27-2009, 09:18 PM   #21
 
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Hi, just wanted to know which branch of military has the best training for civilian electrician work.
navy all the way. but be prepared to sign up for 6 yrs. USAF SUCKS!!! ( i know )
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Old 02-27-2009, 10:35 PM   #22
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navy all the way. but be prepared to sign up for 6 yrs. USAF SUCKS!!! ( i know )
Is it 6 years now?
I only had to sign up for 4 years to get the schools that I wanted.
They tired to con me into reuping for 6years to go Nuclear....and that would of ment going to the south pole.
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thanks for replies, the army also has a construction electrician training...Do you guys think that the seabees are better trained for industrial electrical work?
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do you guys think the seabees have better training than the air force electrical systems apprentice?
Think about what the Seabees do [follow my link in post #2].

Before the Army sets us camp - the Seabees have been there
Before a plane lands - someone built that airfield...Seabees.
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Think about what the Seabees do [follow my link in post #2].

Before the Army sets us camp - the Seabees have been there
Before a plane lands - someone built that airfield...Seabees.
......and right after or during the landing of the frist wave of Marines.
After the Marines kill and destroy everthing, the Seabees come in and put everything back together again.
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Our wires are limited.

Air force aint bad. So long as you want more from wires.

You don't want to deal with wires. Go for the Gusto.
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......and right after or during the landing of the frist wave of Marines.
After the Marines kill and destroy everthing, the Seabees come in and put everything back together again.
Exactly, we need a mess hall and place to shower and sleep when we get to come back and relax for an hour.
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I kinda got the idea that the SEABEES were under bid by KBR,ect. overthere.
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I kinda got the idea that the SEABEES were under bid by KBR,ect. overthere.

Nope KBR just came in to do the fit ups. Seabees built the platforms and boxes from what I have heard.
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RK, I am surprised that you didn't recommend USMC….where’s the old Simper Fi or are you just getting a little soft in your old age. Old Marines do, you know.
Marines do one thing and do it very well:
Locate close with and destroy the enemy through superior weapons and tactics and or hand to hand combat.

So I guess the Seabees would be the best choice.
Avoid the Army like the plague!
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Marines do one thing and do it very well:
Locate close with and destroy the enemy through superior weapons and tactics and or hand to hand combat.

So I guess the Seabees would be the best choice.
Avoid the Army like the plague!

I 2nd that.
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Exactly, we need a mess hall and place to shower and sleep when we get to come back and relax for an hour.
Do want to see hell on earth?....all you have to do is look at a US Marine that is hungry, sleep deprived, dirty, low on ammo, and was just in a firefight.

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I've considered the military for training.

Don't know if my live-in girlfriend would appreciate being left behind, though.
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I've considered the military for training.

Don't know if my live-in girlfriend would appreciate being left behind, though.
The military is EOE
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I've considered the military for training.

Don't know if my live-in girlfriend would appreciate being left behind, though.
frasbee, i suggest the USMC. there are lots of fun lovin guys there. dont worry about the girl friend; you'll be issued one . send us a post card.
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I've considered the military for training.

Don't know if my live-in girlfriend would appreciate being left behind, though.
A girlfriend is not something to base a career decision on.
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If looking toward the military I would have to agree with the others on the Navy, but the Marines will give the discipline that so many navy men often lack!
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frasbee, i suggest the USMC. there are lots of fun lovin guys there. dont worry about the girl friend; you'll be issued one . send us a post card.

Classic!!!! LMMFAO!!!!!!!!!!:eek :
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I was a Navy SEABEE construction electrician for 10 years. Not a ship board electrician. In fact, the training you recieve in the Navy Seabees will help you when you get out in the civilian world. And, as a Navy Seabee, you'll never/ever be on a ship.

Construction Electrician "A" school is three intense months of training. You'll learn about Basic Electrical Theory, Pole line construction, generators, air field lighting, fire alarm systems, interior wiring. As you advance, the Navy will send to more schools.

Currently, I'm working for the government as an electrician. And I love it.

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I'd say go with the Army SF 18 ECHO is the way to go... when I started at the IBEW as a apprentice, I was already knowing my ****
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thanks for replies....sounds like navy is the way to go
do you think its just as good as going through IBEW? is there anything I won't learn in the navy that I will learn in IBEW?
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