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Old 07-20-2013, 10:22 AM   #1
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So I recently had to change to a different rating and one that was recommended was an AG.. my recruiter an chief both said they he never seen anyone be offered this job and that it's a wonderful job with a lot of sea duty which is what I want. Does anyone know if this is true? And does anyone have information that wasnt posted on general websites?
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A guy I know an AG and I asked him about it and he said advancement is horribly slow
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I dont know much about ag except the base you will be on for a school is good. Its walking distance from the beach and theres quite a few things to do around biloxi. I wanted this job so i could be back home for a little while after boot camp but it wasnt offered to me.
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A guy I know an AG and I asked him about it and he said advancement is horribly slow
Does he like his job? I was told advancement wasn't bad since there isn't a lot of AG's
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I just graduated bootcamp yesterday and I'm sitting in a rain delay in ATL waiting to take off to go to Biloxi for my AG A school. It's a very small rating in the Navy but a very good job to have. My last week at boot my RDC pulled up the advancement for our rating. The last 2 test cycles for AGs have gone like this. 100 percent of the people that took the e4 test advanced 82% of the ones that took the e5 test advanced and 100% of the people that too the e6 test passed. My chief told me that I was on the fast track to first class as long as I studied hard and got all my quals and had good evals. Your lucky to get this job cause it doesn't come up often. It's the job I wanted the whole time and was lucky enough to get it.
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I just graduated bootcamp yesterday and I'm sitting in a rain delay in ATL waiting to take off to go to Biloxi for my AG A school. It's a very small rating in the Navy but a very good job to have. My last week at boot my RDC pulled up the advancement for our rating. The last 2 test cycles for AGs have gone like this. 100 percent of the people that took the e4 test advanced 82% of the ones that took the e5 test advanced and 100% of the people that too the e6 test passed. My chief told me that I was on the fast track to first class as long as I studied hard and got all my quals and had good evals. Your lucky to get this job cause it doesn't come up often. It's the job I wanted the whole time and was lucky enough to get it.
I'm lookin forward to it because I this. Did he say anything about where you can be stationed?
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I'm lookin forward to it because I this. Did he say anything about where you can be stationed?
We don't have a sea shore rotation like most ratings. We have a CONUS/OCONUS rotations. It's 3 years in the states and 3 years out of the states. From what I hear we don't really get stationed on ships much anymore. Of course it happens but we are most likely gonna go to weather stations. They only need a limited amount of AGs on ships so there isn't that big of a need for us on them right now. Norfolk, SD, Pearl Harbor, Japan, Jacksonville, whidbey island, Bremerton and stennis space station are all possible landing spots cause they have big weather stations but you can go where ever the Navy needs you. When do you ship to boot?
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We don't have a sea shore rotation like most ratings. We have a CONUS/OCONUS rotations. It's 3 years in the states and 3 years out of the states. From what I hear we don't really get stationed on ships much anymore. Of course it happens but we are most likely gonna go to weather stations. They only need a limited amount of AGs on ships so there isn't that big of a need for us on them right now. Norfolk, SD, Pearl Harbor, Japan, Jacksonville, whidbey island, Bremerton and stennis space station are all possible landing spots cause they have big weather stations but you can go where ever the Navy needs you. When do you ship to boot?
It's a funny story about bootcamp, I'm switching my rating so I have to get a new contract. Right now 20140218 but it will probably change... I really wanted something with sea duty or somewhere that will not be state side unless it was Hawaii or California
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My son has been an AG since 2008. He hasn't been on a ship yet but he was out of the country a good portion of last year and could be out of here again in a few months. Advancement hasn't been great in this rating because it is such a crowded one. He always loved studying the weather so he just loves what he's doing.
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You lucky son of a....sailor. This was one job I really wanted and with my last name being Weathers, it would be quite Ironic. My Line scores were two points away and couldn't get it. I have done a bunch of research on it prior to MEPS and you have a great job!!
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You lucky son of a....sailor. This was one job I really wanted and with my last name being Weathers, it would be quite Ironic. My Line scores were two points away and couldn't get it. I have done a bunch of research on it prior to MEPS and you have a great job!!
Can you tell me anymore about it? I'm only maybe 40% thrilled..
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You lucky son of a....sailor. This was one job I really wanted and with my last name being Weathers, it would be quite Ironic. My Line scores were two points away and couldn't get it. I have done a bunch of research on it prior to MEPS and you have a great job!!
Who was this directed to?
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Does anyone have any information on an aerographer? Besides what on basic websites?
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Does anyone have any information on an aerographer? Besides what on basic websites?
Look into About.com US Military Rating (Job Descriptions
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since you want first hand of what its like go to facebook and look up the group U.S. Navy DEP Personnel... theres a member named Helaina she is an active AG and I am sure she will be happy to answer any questions you have!
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All of my research was done via Google. http://usmilitary.about.com/od/enlistedjob1/a/ag.htm was just one site on many, you can also check out Navygirl.org as well as current "AG" Facebook Pages.
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My son has only ever done the meteorology side of the rating - never the oceanography part.
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Hmm thanks! It's just I've read all of that stuff but I've always heard different things.
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No problem. Being a smaller rating is what he really likes about being one. That plus the fact that the AG's have to let you know whether things are good to go with whatever is planned and if the weather conditions aren't good/desirable, they will be the ones that tell you it's a no-go.
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Has he traveled or ever been on a ship?
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Has he traveled or ever been on a ship?
Yup, he's traveled with his job, but hard to believe he's not done so on a ship as yet.
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I feel this is pretty relevant.
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I feel this is pretty relevant.
Was there supposed to be sound with this?
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No, it's just a GIF. lol You had of seen the movie to get it haha
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Yup, he's traveled with his job, but hard to believe he's not done so on a ship as yet.
Has he traveled a lot? And does he like it?
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No, it's just a GIF. lol You had of seen the movie to get it haha
This was perfect!
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This was perfect!
Lolol, you've obviously seen it!
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Has he traveled a lot? And does he like it?
He's been to a few places while he was gone that he probably wouldn't have gone to otherwise. His schooling didn't just end with A and C school.
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He's been to a few places while he was gone that he probably wouldn't have gone to otherwise. His schooling didn't just end with A and C school.
Were they rather nice places? And what do you mean about the schooling?
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Lolol, you've obviously seen it!
HA of course
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HA of course
I think I meant to say "his learning" didn't end.........
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Future Navy Sailor Aerographer's Mate Gallardo Jr. here!~ ^_^

I'm really excited about my new future job!~



I would also like to learn more about Aerographer's Mates and opportunities to travel:



I love the sound of MET teams: how does one go about volunteering for those sorts of things after RTC and A School?~

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I don't know to be honest. We're all still excited that he made 1st class so quickly and I know it's because of all of what he's been doing for awhile sure has helped him a great deal.
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bumping this up, as my son just swore into dep yesterday as an AG
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bumping this up, as my son just swore into dep yesterday as an AG
proudmama,

In the future, please just start a new thread if you have a question.

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