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well i have completed 5 years of honorable service in the NAVY and i am separating on friday. it has been quite the adventure, i have to admit that. i have seen and done things most people couldn't imagine. i have been to pretty much every place people see on the news and more. but, as much as i am excited to get out, i honestly think i will miss it. right now i am nervous because i have a new job lined up at Oceaneering in morgan city, la and dont have any family or friends there so it will be hard starting out completely fresh. i am disconnecting my cable and internet tonight so it will be a while until i am active on here again. so until i get back on here i want to say THANKS ALOT TEAM CHEVELLE--ya'll have helped me in some awesome ways.

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Enjoy civilian life! And, thanks for your honorable service!

Are you a nuc? if you are and want a good job with adventure, e-mail me.
 

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I did 22 in the Air Force and suspect you went through a lot more in 5 years. Thanks for your service and best of luck in your new lifepath.
 

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Ditto... 21 years Air Force and I retired from active duty this month. I don't miss it YET.
Best wishes in all your endeavors...
 

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Give Mayport a goodbye wave for me, Squid :D

Thanks for going 'haze grey & underway', I know what it's like :)

You can take the guy out of the Navy, but you can't take the squid outta the guy :)
 

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Wish I could say tha I was getting out on Friday but I have 14 yrs left. I have 16 behind me and doing the 30 yr tour. Good luck on the outside

Stop by when you get to La.

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well i have completed 5 years of honorable service in the NAVY and i am separating on friday. it has been quite the adventure, i have to admit that. i have seen and done things most people couldn't imagine. i have been to pretty much every place people see on the news and more. but, as much as i am excited to get out, i honestly think i will miss it. right now i am nervous because i have a new job lined up at Oceaneering in morgan city, la and dont have any family or friends there so it will be hard starting out completely fresh. i am disconnecting my cable and internet tonight so it will be a while until i am active on here again. so until i get back on here i want to say THANKS ALOT TEAM CHEVELLE--ya'll have helped me in some awesome ways.

thanks ,
eric
I can imagine it. USS Fairfax County, Widbey Island, Wasp (twice), Nashville, Shreveport, and two more I can't think of right now. :)

Have a good one and take care SHIPMATE. Wow, I can't believe I just typed that. :)
 

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Congrats and enjoy. Thanks for serving. I don't know if there is a military reserve or guard unit nearby but if you are inclined to check it out, there is an F-15 unit in NOLA (ANG) Typically prior service guys can get in easily and retain some rank. I have been doing the part-time gig and just passed my 20 year mark for total service (7.5 AD). Got 6-8 to go. Makes for a little extra at retirement time.
 

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Hi Eric,

From one Navy veteran to another CONGRATULATIONS! and happy DD214 to you (Honable Discharge papers) day! It is a little bit of an adjustment but that will pass. First thing I noticed was how lazy the average civilian is in the real world. What you learned just being in will make you a better person. Congrats and now hear this:

DING DING Now departing Petty Oficer Eric

ENJOY the freedom you helped all us enjoy. :thumbsup: If you were closer I would buy you a beer :beers: one Navy vet to another!

Greg
 

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Hi Eric,

From one Navy veteran to another CONGRATULATIONS! and happy DD214 to you (Honable Discharge papers) day!

Greg
Some advice, make sure the "rough" version of your DD214 is completely accurate. I was so happy to get out in 93, I just signed the rough copy and left base. Then about a month later I got my "original" and it had two awards missing and my sea service deployments listed as only 1. Took damn near an act of congress to fix it. When I came back in 96, I made sure my reenlistment date and broken time were correct so it wouldn't happen again.
 

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i looked over my rough dd214 today and it was all jacked up. even my last name was a typo. i have 15 ribbons and they only had me down for 4. my expert pistol and rifle weren't on there but the documentation was in my service record so at least i got those. i had to dig up the papers for my NAM's from my own personal copies that i keep. the only ones i couldn't prove were my nato and nato kosovo medals, but i dont really care about those, they were just being in the right place at the right time kinda thing and in 2 days they are just little colorful pieces of ribbon to me.

ps...ed3196499 on my way out i am stopping at the base in New Orleans to see a friend of mine that is TAD there. i will give you a shout.
 

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Hey Eric, I noticed your tag line in your sig. You sure it isn't "If it's broke, and you can't fix it, call A-gang"? :D That's about how it was when I was a-gang lpo on the Goldsborough (DDG 20). We had to hide, take the phone off the hook for any rest underway. ;) Good luck with your new job. :thumbsup:
 
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