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Old 03-05-2009, 10:58 PM   #61
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I recieved an electronics education from the Navy that was second to none!!
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Old 03-06-2009, 04:43 AM   #62
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Yeah but did uncle issue her to you?
Sure did...Navy trained and issued with all the standard gear including matching travel baggage. Anchors aweigh my boys and ride the waves.
She is going to kick my ass if she reads this.

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.....it's a “Teufel Hunden” mating call and I have witnessed a squad of them answer the call, it...was....not exactly a KODAK moment.
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Old 03-07-2009, 05:54 PM   #63
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I know I'm late on this thread but I have to say the Air Force is the way to go. I got my start in the electrical trade in the Air Force, and at the tech training program we were there with the seabees and they only stayed in the program for the first half (more geared toward deployment electrical), while the AF continued on with more civilian relevant programs. I went through the program in 2000 and that is how it was when I was there. Overall it was very good schooling.
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[quote=clovingo;62776]THe only electricians the U.S. President or a U.S. Embassy staff trust is a U.S. Navy SEABEE. You will not find a Navy "Electricians Mate" (Ship Board electricia Only thing an EM (ship board electrician is good at) is pulling wiring, changing a light bulb, or drinking a cup of coffee. Well you teach navy electricians in school and you do maintance at the same time . I was a Em3 in the nuke program schooled electrician spent 4 years at sea cvn-68 nimitz we worked 12 hours a day 7 days a week no time off and every 3 days stood watch for 4 hours on the 40 below zero cold & windy flight deck never changed a bulb that much but worked on some interesting electrical , think you better think more on who you are refering too or what you think you know about the work in the navy . comments
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I was just looking at the Navy's website. All's I see is electronic and telecom courses???
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quote= 76nemo I was just looking at the Navy's website. All's I see is electronic and telecom courses??? Well thats because its the only way to get a person to sign up no one cares about anything else if its not electronics its called hard work and no one wants that today . I know one thing that if you teach school to a navy shipboard electrician its a full time job not part time ,when i went to electricians school it was long hours of class every day 10 hour classes then study time 2 hours then get up and do it agian for months ,and if you fail a test you get the boot .we also had marines in our class at the same time .take care be safe

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Old 03-09-2009, 02:29 AM   #67
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quote= 76nemo I was just looking at the Navy's website. All's I see is electronic and telecom courses??? Well thats because its the only way to get a person to sign up no one cares about anything else if its not electronics its called hard work and no one wants that today . I know one thing that if you teach school to a navy shipboard electrician its a full time job not part time ,when i went to electricians school it was long hours of class every day 10 hour classes then study time 2 hours then get up and do it agian for months ,and if you fail a test you get the boot .we also had marines in our class at the same time .take care be safe

My life is in a total rut right now. I am only 33. There is no more employment around here or anywhere where I have contacted. You don't know me. I am one of the hardest workers you'd ever run with. I don't mind any challenge. I need to find a way out for myself. If the Navy can do it, I may be up for it. I am going through a HUGE battle right now with Social Services and my child support because what I have made in the past. I have arrears that are ungodly because of what I made before.

I am about ready to give up. This is a NO WIN battle with them!!! I want to make things better, but with the economy, I feel stuck hard.

I am not in the greatest shape, but I could change that pretty quick. I just want out of this rut.


Anyone have any suggestions for the somewhat hopeless???
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76nemo, you a JW? if you are.. my suggestion is to forget the Navy and re-evaluate your skillset. Maybe try doing some low volt work, specializing in fire alarms or security/cctv alarms. That is big biz in this bad economic times.. him me up with a reply or PM if you want some ideas.

I had to re-evalulate my whole business and future the past year. It had been slow on the commercial and industrial electric but I bought a bucket truck and started doing more electrical signs, cctv and fire alarms. Had to change my business model slightly to adjust for the economic condition. So far so good though.

I'd suggest you work things out with your EX to remove social services from hounding on your ass. Tell your ex a broken man can't ever pay or work things out. A man with cash can can uphold his end of the deal and pay the owed bills on time.

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76nemo , not one to give advise but you sound like you are a hard worker i know life has its ups and downs , we are all lucky to just have a place to work today its getting bad here in florida not as bad as up north , but i think this will change just dont ever stop looking try a different type of work . Were all really together in this economic crunch ill sweep the floor to support my family if i must the electrical trade is nice but if i get laid off ill do anything to make ends meet .Hang in there i know youll find it good luck to you 76nemo
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My life is in a total rut right now. I am only 33. There is no more employment around here or anywhere where I have contacted. You don't know me. I am one of the hardest workers you'd ever run with. I don't mind any challenge. I need to find a way out for myself. If the Navy can do it, I may be up for it. I am going through a HUGE battle right now with Social Services and my child support because what I have made in the past. I have arrears that are ungodly because of what I made before.

I am about ready to give up. This is a NO WIN battle with them!!! I want to make things better, but with the economy, I feel stuck hard.

I am not in the greatest shape, but I could change that pretty quick. I just want out of this rut.


Anyone have any suggestions for the somewhat hopeless???
Nemo,
You are a young guy and will be able to look back on this in a few years. I know it seems hopeless at this point, but it will pass. Many of us have been through some really trying times like you are going through.
Keep looking for work, something will pop up.
I cant really supply you with any great words of wisdom other than knowing that you can always find someone on this forum that has been there and made it through.
Find time to keep us up to date with your situation. Sometimes when you get the word out, good things happen.
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I know I'm late on this thread but I have to say the Air Force is the way to go. I got my start in the electrical trade in the Air Force, and at the tech training program we were there with the seabees and they only stayed in the program for the first half (more geared toward deployment electrical), while the AF continued on with more civilian relevant programs. I went through the program in 2000 and that is how it was when I was there. Overall it was very good schooling.
http://www.airforce.com/opportunitie...ms-apprentice/
This poster has it exactly right in that the navy seabees are trained at Sheppard AFB electrical school. Unfortunately for them, they do not rate the full 7 month course and instead only get about half of it. I'm sure Seabees are good at what they do, but for technically competence in an extremely broad array of electrical fields you would have to go USAF Civil Engineering.

These include HV linework, interior residential wiring, commercial wiring, motors and controls, airfield lighting, alarms, and cathodic protection. Hell the latest rumor is that they are trying to make us generator mechanics too.

Stateside I install, maintain, troubleshoot and install low and high voltage circuits ranging form 69000VAC to 12VDC control voltages. Over the past 5 months in Iraq I have been leading crews to build Forward Operating Bases from the ground up to include planning and construction of Main distribution systems, wiring new buildings inside and out, and troubleshooting/repairing the many Hadji wiring disasters I run into. This is all done with my AF training from Tech school, On the Job Training, and advanced Electrical training.

If you can find a Seabee to honestly tell you that they do all that I would be very surprised.
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Not to get off topic but i wonder why the millitary doesnt use more of their people on millitary instalaions in Iraq and Afganistan. Why do they outsouce all that work? Wouldnt it be cheaper for them to train their own people?
FWIW I think the Army Corps Of Engineres are extremly skilled at what they do. They are called upon in many civillian projects. I cant say the same for the SeaBees. I would think the Seabees are more for war type situations and such.

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Well thats so the companys owned by the friends that pay off the money hungry politicians in office can have a place to work ! Its simple the American way to do business and thats why we had the war in the first place its all about money . why use our troops ! we let a company build it with local people who hate our gutts so thats why the electrical work is screwed up so now we need more people to fix it thats why its simple spend more money of our taxes so we go broke .best to ya
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