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Forum: YN = YEOMAN 01-02-2016, 04:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,663
Posted By Auridan
Get ready to re-up at least twice, then...you...

Get ready to re-up at least twice, then...you won't make the paygrade much sooner, and you definitely won't be up to put words in an admiral's mouth until you're well proven.
Forum: ND = NAVY DIVER 11-24-2015, 01:51 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,535
Posted By Auridan
It sounds like he gave you all the answers you're...

It sounds like he gave you all the answers you're asking for, other than how common this is, which frankly isn't important information because it won't change your case either way. Your basic choice...
Forum: Bootcamp 11-22-2015, 12:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,867
Posted By Auridan
Only real use would be at the end of a heaving...

Only real use would be at the end of a heaving line, but for that purpose I'm sure your deck department will 1) already have some made or 2) use a shot line instead.
Forum: Bootcamp 11-21-2015, 12:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,867
Posted By Auridan
You'd better remember the bowline when you go...

You'd better remember the bowline when you go through INSURV and you have to make sure every float coat has its accessories tied on with one at each end. Other than that, yeah...you're not gonna do...
Forum: Pass In Review (Graduation) 10-29-2015, 07:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,206
Posted By Auridan
Should be just fine. You can't wear a messenger...

Should be just fine. You can't wear a messenger bag across your chest, but on one shoulder is authorized. Good luck finding a free shoulder.
Forum: Pass In Review (Graduation) 10-27-2015, 05:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,206
Posted By Auridan
Consider being extremely strict about what you...

Consider being extremely strict about what you "need" sent to you, by the way. You're going to be at school for quite a while, giving you tons of time to slowly accumulate homey junk that you will...
Forum: Pass In Review (Graduation) 10-27-2015, 01:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,206
Posted By Auridan
Once you've graduated, there's not a lot you...

Once you've graduated, there's not a lot you can't have, unless the rules at nuke school are way stricter than at mine. Clothes, electronics, etc. should all be perfectly fair.

As to the bag, it...
Forum: Bootcamp 10-26-2015, 07:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,823
Posted By Auridan
Running shoes are a definite no. You'll wear...

Running shoes are a definite no. You'll wear what's issued until graduation, at which point you can get whatever you like.

What you can get in the mail is somewhat dependent on your RDCs, who may...
Forum: NUKE = NUCLEAR POWER FIELD 10-05-2015, 07:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,418
Posted By Auridan
If you disclose now, it's a big deal to your...

If you disclose now, it's a big deal to your recruiter, because the eye will swing to him more than to you ("Did you tell this recruit to 'forget' about this?").

Whether it bothers you right now...
Forum: Bootcamp 07-13-2015, 12:14 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 8,008
Posted By Auridan
Strongly recommend you don't talk to active duty...

Strongly recommend you don't talk to active duty folks as if you already know exactly what's going to happen.

You seem to be under the impression that by "learning from others' mistakes", you can...
Forum: Bootcamp 06-06-2015, 06:15 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 12,917
Posted By Auridan
Not everyone's RDCs are so cavalier. I know mine...

Not everyone's RDCs are so cavalier. I know mine would have lost their minds if anyone was caught trying to wear non-issued skivvies, much less keeping them in their rack for inspection.

It's a...
Forum: Bootcamp 06-06-2015, 04:28 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 12,917
Posted By Auridan
Honestly you can bring anything you want to boot,...

Honestly you can bring anything you want to boot, they really don't check what you bring in during night of arrival. You should see some of the things an 800 division will bring into bootcamp... just...
Forum: Operations Specialist B440 05-28-2015, 06:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,151
Posted By Auridan
1. The rating hasn't changed much in a long time,...

1. The rating hasn't changed much in a long time, but even if it had, you're not exactly overwhelming us with your baseline knowledge. Updates on what? What do you want to know?

2. Please make a...
Forum: Board Rules, & other official Mumbo Jumbo 03-28-2015, 11:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 12,551
Posted By Auridan
It's also not just what you put out, but what...

It's also not just what you put out, but what your family and friends say. Make sure they understand that just because you share a certain amount of information with them does NOT mean it's safe to...
Forum: Bootcamp 03-20-2015, 07:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,481
Posted By Auridan
My departmental YN is Expeditionary Warfare...

My departmental YN is Expeditionary Warfare qualified. Might be you'll get similar chances: it's not just ships needing paperwork done.
Forum: CTI = CRYPTOLOGIC TECHNICIAN INTERPRETIVE 03-14-2015, 01:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 10,843
Posted By Auridan
It's on my service record as well, even though I...

It's on my service record as well, even though I never took it. Google-fu indicates that's exactly what it means: codes 666 and 999 are used to show the test was not taken. I remember from my...
Forum: Bootcamp 02-27-2015, 10:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,576
Posted By Auridan
The first will of course be exactly what you...

The first will of course be exactly what you expect. The second and third will only buzz the back and sides, and the fourth (right before graduation) is actually up to you as long as it's within...
Forum: Master-at-Arms B640 02-23-2015, 05:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 10,855
Posted By Auridan
Huh, completely missed that. I wonder if it went...

Huh, completely missed that. I wonder if it went through my email and I never noticed it.

Chief was making it sound like MAs were taking over these jobs throughout the fleet, but the links I'm...
Forum: Master-at-Arms B640 02-23-2015, 05:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 10,855
Posted By Auridan
Note: This news is still preliminary, and...

Note: This news is still preliminary, and therefore subject to 1) my own misinterpretation and 2) Navy whimsy.

I just heard today that Big Navy wants to do away with temporary Security personnel...
Forum: Bootcamp 02-17-2015, 10:04 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 12,917
Posted By Auridan
3) Bring a wristwatch, but understand you only...

3) Bring a wristwatch, but understand you only get to wear it if you're in a leadership position (and for inspections, RCPO only). But you can keep it in your drawer and use it to wake yourself up...
Forum: Bootcamp 01-07-2015, 12:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,952
Posted By Auridan
Not because you turned 18, no. You might get a...

Not because you turned 18, no. You might get a phone call if your division earns one, but they won't give you anything special for your birthday.
Forum: Bootcamp 01-07-2015, 07:30 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 121,908
Posted By Auridan
Odds are you're not going to get the shot. You'll...

Odds are you're not going to get the shot. You'll be on pills instead for a few weeks at least if I remember right. And no, they're not going to test, they just take your word for it because it's not...
Forum: AC = AIR TRAFFIC CONTROLLER 01-07-2015, 07:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,521
Posted By Auridan
Your line scores determine what ratings you...

Your line scores determine what ratings you qualify for, not your AFQT. Now, you're in DEP already? What'd you sign a contract for if you didn't have what you want? If you want to switch to AC,...
Forum: Bootcamp 12-23-2014, 12:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,742
Posted By Auridan
It doesn't matter what color envelope your letter...

It doesn't matter what color envelope your letter is in. As long as it's not covered in porn or rap lyrics, it will be just fine.

In my experience, normal envelopes could be opened privately, so...
Forum: Bootcamp 12-22-2014, 10:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,053
Posted By Auridan
Welcome to the site! Believe me when I say...

Welcome to the site!

Believe me when I say that in swimming, you're already well ahead of plenty of people. This is a very popular question (http://www.navydep.com/forums/showthread.php?t=5897) on...
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