HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Topics » Foreign Affairs & National Security » Veterans (Group) » Screw army go navy ,I fee...

Wed Jun 10, 2020, 07:04 AM

Screw army go navy ,I feel like I actually won this one on a enlistment

Airborne infantry troops youngest brother. Has enlisted in the navy as a hull tech. Yup at first he was talking about going airborne infantry like his older brother. And I said look you are seventeen and you need to get that will stockdale shit out of your head. Joking the movie no time for sgts.

Use this enlistment to advance you as a person. For three years in high school you took plumbing. He applied for pipe trades apprenticeship and he did not get selected this time. My brother is union pipe fitter welder it took him four years to get in and that was in the early 1990s.

So after boot camp he will be off to hull tech school. I think he told me it is 16 weeks long. After he gets out he will definitely get into the union apprenticeship. He will know how to weld and that is a huge plus. I said think about it you will only be 21 or 22 and then youll get into Union for 5 year program on steam fitting and plumbing .

As he turns 18 on June 19 and then leaves for Great Lakes. He was night fishing with us last night he and our boys are still sleeping. He crashed on couch we may go swimming today. Gotta enjoy everyday soon he will be busy.

7 replies, 1018 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 7 replies Author Time Post
Reply Screw army go navy ,I feel like I actually won this one on a enlistment (Original post)
TEB Jun 2020 OP
soothsayer Jun 2020 #1
Best_man23 Jun 2020 #2
TEB Jun 2020 #3
JustABozoOnThisBus Jun 2020 #4
DashOneBravo Jun 2020 #5
denbot Jun 2020 #6
TEB Jun 2020 #7

Response to TEB (Original post)

Wed Jun 10, 2020, 07:41 AM

1. Sounds like a solid career move

I wish him well

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to TEB (Original post)

Wed Jun 10, 2020, 08:23 AM

2. Opportunities for Additional Training

I've had business meetings aboard military bases over the last year, and the last two times I've seen traveling classroom trailers from Lincoln Welders and Miller, providing welding training for military personnel. Make sure he looks for and takes advantage of such opportunities if they're made available where he's stationed.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Best_man23 (Reply #2)

Wed Jun 10, 2020, 08:25 AM

3. Thank You

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to TEB (Original post)

Wed Jun 10, 2020, 11:43 AM

4. Yeah, but can he jump from a C-47 with an oxy-acetylene torch and a pipe wrench?

Airborne plumbers rock!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to TEB (Original post)

Thu Jun 11, 2020, 12:45 PM

5. That's great

Getting a marketable skill is the best.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to TEB (Original post)

Fri Jun 26, 2020, 02:34 AM

6. The proper name for the rate.

Is turd chaser.. Just saying..

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to denbot (Reply #6)

Fri Jun 26, 2020, 07:00 AM

7. I love it

Hes leaving after the 4th July sally and sue dont be blue were shoving Wright off again.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread