Post

I Am a Navy Veteran

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 192 People

    1989 Hurricane Hugo

    September 1989: USS Dahlgren DDG-43 anchored at Saint Croix, Virgin Islands during Operation Hawkeye,the relief effort following Hurricane Hugo.I went ashore here to help clean up a school.I was a Fire Controlman , those two radars in the aft where my babies.
    1changingheart 1changingheart 51-55, M Oct 25, 2013

    Your Response

    Cancel

    US Navy 10 &1/2 Years

    I served on the USS Puget Sound AD38, USS Piedmont AD14, USS Sierra AD18, USS Vulcan AR5, USS Shenandoah AD 26, USS Orion AS18, and NAVSUPPACT Naples Italy
    DoneWEP DoneWEP 46-50, M 2 Responses Oct 16, 2007

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I Was a Navy Corpsman(woman) :-)

    Hi to all, I was active duty 6 yrs at Bethesda, Great Lakes, Miramar, Jacksonville, Fl, & Ft. Sam Houston plus 6 yrs in the reserves as a FMF Corpsman.  
    myndsi myndsi 51-55, F 3 Responses Jun 21, 2009

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Leaving Before Underway Time

    I used to be in the Navy,the U.S. Navy if you want to be specific and/or picky. I also used to be married to a former sailor who had 2 children from a previous marriage. I spanked my step- children alot but that's not the main point that I am atempting to make.Every time the ship...
    gingershuman gingershuman 36-40, M 1 Response Aug 10, 2012

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Was On The U.s.s. Coral Sea Cva-43 Aircraft Carrier 1973 - 1975

    I was in the Navy for 3 years. Went in of October 1972 - and left it October 1975. I served on the U.S.S. CORAL SEA CVA-43 AIRCRAFT CARRIER of April 1973 to the Time the Carrier was in Long Beach, California at the Dry Dock for refurbishing it, October 1975.  Been Overseas...
    ChakraSolipsismMGP ChakraSolipsismMGP 56-60, M Feb 26, 2010

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I Am Afraid

    Hello, My name is of no matter i guess because i doubt if anybody will ever read this anyway. I have been trying for a long time to get some response from other vet sites but so far nothing. I wish i knew where to start but i dont because most of the time i think i have narrowed...
    3 Responses Jan 13, 2013

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I Am A Sailor

    I am a veteran of the US Navy and god bless it for being the best time of my life. It was hard and sometimes more of a headache than it needed to be, but damn did it make me a better person. I served on the USS Ogden LPD5 and got to decommission that beautiful floating heap of...
    Rustyninja Rustyninja 22-25, M 2 Responses Apr 12, 2012

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Vxn8...pax River Nas...

    Oceanagraphic Development Squadron Eight... The best duty you could pull...Flew all over the world in civilian clothes...including the North Pole. Those were the days...
    Hankster2 Hankster2 61-65 Jun 21, 2012

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Sonar Tech Submarines.

    Received an Honorable Disability Discharge in 1987. Still fighting the VA for a disability. Hate bureaucracy.
    CowboyFarmer CowboyFarmer 46-50, M 3 Responses Jan 27

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Served Usn 1986-1994, Vfa-132/aimd Nas Jax

    Sea Duty: VFA-132 "Privateers", NAS Cecil Field, Fl., 1987-1990. Deployed with VFA-132 to MCAS Iwakuni, Japan as part of MAG-15, 1987-1988. Deployed with VFA-132 (CAG13) aboard USS Coral Sea (CV-43) on her sunset cruise, 1989. Shore Duty: Aviation Intermediate Maint...
    Mosstrooper Mosstrooper 41-45, M 3 Responses Jul 27, 2008

    Your Response

    Cancel

    A Sailor's Christmas 'Twas the night

    before Christmas, the ship was out steaming, Sailors stood watch while others were dreaming. They lived in a crowd with racks tight and small, In a 80-man berthing, cramped one and all. I had come down the stack with presents to give, And to see inside just who might...
    QuasiModdo QuasiModdo 51-55, M 3 Responses Dec 24, 2013

    Your Response

    Cancel

    My Sailor.my Hero

    Hey all you Navy girlfriends, fiances, wives, boyfriends, husbands, etc!!!!!! Come on over to My Sailor.My Hero on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/MySailor.MyHero We are a group for any and all Navy s/os and family members! We love sharing stories and pictures, answering...
    caitc91 caitc91 18-21, F Dec 9, 2012

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Blackshoe All The Way

    I was commissioned on July 1, 1983 and served until February 28, 2005. I did 5 sea tours that accounted for 12 years and 3 months of sea duty. My initial plan was to do my obligated service and get out. I found that I loved being on ships at sea and more importantly working with...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response May 2, 2012

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Sea Stories

    I love sea stories. I think it is a great way of putting some humor into what may have been an arduous situation. Most of us sea going types have that "gallows" sense of humor anyway.For the uninitiated reading these threads, there are fairy tales and sea stories. Fairy tales...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses May 4, 2012

    Your Response

    Cancel

    1964 Till 1970

    we decide it was best for all concerened and there officers if i just got out in 1970
    rickibrat2 rickibrat2 61-65, M Nov 3, 2011

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Proud Retiree

    retired from the Navy Seabees 2003 did a 11 month tour on the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower before I found out about the Seabees.   Crossed to the Bees in 1984, joined my 1st Battalion (NMCB-4) in Sept of 1985   Did tours in NMCB-4, NMCB-40, ACB-1, 31st NCR, Port...
    SEABEEMIKE SEABEEMIKE 41-45 1 Response Jan 24, 2009

    Your Response

    Cancel

    So Long Ago

    I was in the navy for 10 years. I have another story about going from a "Black shoe" to a "Brown shoe"Any way I juined the navy on the delayed enlistment program. 15 days after i was out of H.S. Im off and in the navy we flew out to San Diego for boot camp I still remember waking...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Dec 20, 2012

    Your Response

    Cancel

    One Hitch Was Enough

    I joined and went off to boot camp in Orlando, then PN 'A' school in Meridian "MF-kin" Mississippi. Off the ASU Bahrain (ASU = Alcoholic Support Unit lol) for a year then to the USS LaSalle, now decommissioned and sunk in the Gulf of Mexico. This was in the mid 1980s when Iran...
    CrazyWaterSpring CrazyWaterSpring 51-55, M 4 Responses Nov 1, 2011

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I miss all my buddies on the boat

    and the experiences we had together. I haven't even been out a year and I miss it already. The Navy was one of the best times in my life.
    IAmAnElasticFirecracker IAmAnElasticFirecracker 22-25, F 5 Responses Jan 23

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I Had Almost A Similar Experience As Cruise Ship Making News 2/14/2013

    I have been seeing on CNN's News this February Tuesday 12 - 14, 2013.Especially the trouble this CARNIVAL LUXURY CRUISE SHIP having lost its Engines and having been getting Stranded out in the Gulf Of Mexico. And needed to be tugged into Mobile, Alabama (?).This reminded me from...
    ChakraSolipsismMGP ChakraSolipsismMGP 56-60, M Feb 14, 2013

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Waves And Ways

    I enjoyed being in the Navy in the communications field.  I was a Radioman when we still used the old teletype machines, the punched card system and paper tape to enter info into the giant computers.  Though there was a boot camp in San Diego and I am from Sacramento CA I was...
    rubyetuesday rubyetuesday 56-60, F 2 Responses Mar 4, 2012

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Just a Normal 4 Year Termer

    Spent my time as an ET (electronics Technician), was specialized in the TACAN beacon system, Laser Gyro systems, INMARSAT satellite, and electronic test equipment calibration scheduling; my shop also ran and setup all network stations on the ship (about 100 stations). This was...
    dedre dedre 31-35, M 1 Response May 29, 2008

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Was In For 12 Years

    I went to boot camp in 1995. Served on the USS George Washington, am a plankowner of the USS Pearl Harbor and also served on the USS Firebolt. I I did three deployments to the Persian Gulf a West Pac and a Med cruise.
    Walkingcontradiction93 Walkingcontradiction93 36-40, M Jan 3, 2013

    Your Response

    Cancel

    From '88 To '92

    I had my time in from 1988 to 1992. I had gone in to study Interior Communications (IC). Sadly I failed out of IC "A" school, I was assigned to USS Reid FFG-30. She was stationed out at NAVSTA 32nd st. While there I served as both a Fireman then a Seaman (non-rating). During that...
    Michael820 Michael820 41-45, M 1 Response Dec 19, 2012

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I'M Leaving In June For The Navy. Did You Guys Like It?

    I'm leaving in June or July for the Navy. Basic training only, but I am soo exited! I'm going to be doing active duty. I hope I get deployed shortly after I get out!!! :)
    IluvScotty IluvScotty 22-25, M 8 Responses Mar 15, 2013

    Your Response

    Cancel

    US Navy Vet

    I'm a retired Navy sailor! Spent all of my sea duty on destroyers, Grey Hounds. Spruance Class and Burke Class. The AEGIS system rocks!
    socogun socogun 46-50, M Jan 20, 2009

    Your Response

    Cancel

    U.s.s. Kitty Hawk Cva 63 1964-1967

    I served aboard the Kitty Hawk in the mid 60s, our carrier air had NH on their tail and that stood for NEVER HOME. She was almost brand new when I reported onboard in Bremerton Wash. December 1964, the day I arrived there was about 6" of slush on the ground. She was in dry dock...
    Pmacphoto Pmacphoto 66-70, M 1 Response Nov 20, 2012

    Your Response

    Cancel

    GSM 4124 & 4128

      I served from 92 til 98. Uss Cape Cod AD-43, and Uss Paul F Foster DD-964. I still have nightmares about the Foster, LOL. The second to last ship to leave Long Beach naval shipyard before it closed. When we Op-Tested the fuel system in the Aft engine room fuel sprayed...
    identitytwo identitytwo 36-40, M 1 Response Mar 1, 2009

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Drunken Sailor

    I take offence to the statement----- "The government is spending money like a drunken sailor" I was a drunken sailor and when I ran out of money I stopped spending. Maybe the government should take a lesson from a drunken sailor!!!!
    1changingheart 1changingheart 51-55, M 2 Responses Sep 13, 2013

    Your Response

    Cancel

    13 Year Veteran

    I was in the Navy for 13 years before being discharged due to the PRT.  Initially I joined in 1989 and got an honorable discharge in 1995.  After a few years out, I rejoined in 1999 and then was discharged in 2006.  While in I went to bootcamp in Orlando and on...
    arrby1234 arrby1234 41-45, M 2 Responses Mar 12, 2010

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Us Navy 1978 - 1988 Black Shoe To A Brown Shoe

    Joinde the Navy 1978 right out of H.S. shipped off to San Deigo for boot camp from Orlando hell I didnt even know they had a boot camp in orlando. Oh well, boot camp to A school, San deigo 1978 - 1979, Orders to my first ship A FF Lots of work ups, stupid drills (remember when...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Aug 19, 2011

    Your Response

    Cancel

    This Is Life

    u laugh.u cry.happy mode.sad mode.u are satisfy.sometime u are not satisfied.some time u are cheated.sometime u cheat some one.u miss him/her too much.u hate him too much.u dislike him/her too much.u enjoyu are borredur time passes like secondssometime time doesnoot passu wana...
    rolex928 rolex928 22-25, M 12 Responses Mar 31, 2011

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I Was An It...

    I had served from May 2000 until July 2008. I have been stationed at the Naval War College, USS George Washington (twice), VAW 123 as a network administrator, USS Enterprise. My experience as an IT and as a woman in the Navy was negative and it was one of the reasons why I...
    lefteye02 lefteye02 31-35 Aug 23, 2009

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Related Experiences

    Ok so I'm new to being a Navy girlfriend. It is sooo cool to see that I'm not the only one going through the woes of missing my sailor. I never ever thought I'd be seriously dating...
    Toya717 Toya717 26-30, F 1 Response 6 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    i love womens old navy flip flops so much that i wear them myself.is that weird or bad?i dont really care ill still try to wear them in public.i have taken girls old navy flip...
    r0bbi r0bbi 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 7

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I have role played ever since I was a child, so I am a veteran at it now. People nowadays are ignorant of what role-playing is supposed to be about, and I miss the days when I...
    GauntletRing GauntletRing 18-21, M Aug 6

    Your Response

    Cancel
    It is really a sad reflection of this country when people on EP add this experience yet can't say just a few words expressing their gratitude for our USA military and all the...
    johnny048 johnny048 46-50, M 3 Responses Aug 12

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I'm the youngest war Veteran ever in all history 😐 I have no life. What else was I suppose to do. Parents dead,whole family died on a holiday 😒 It's only me. What else do I...
    shaunyy0911 shaunyy0911 22-25, M 2 Responses Aug 16

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I guess I'm more of a Navy "fiancee" if there is such a thing. My fiancee and I met earlier this year. Neither of us had planned on a relationship, as he has been planning on going...
    dragonsbear92 dragonsbear92 22-25, F Aug 22

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Today at work a had a guy come through my line who was obviously a Sailor in the United States Navy because he was dressed head to toe in Navy Blue Camo. In the 3 years I've worked...
    FMP25 FMP25 18-21, F Aug 5

    Your Response

    Cancel
    No matter what the circumstances, no matter how lonely the days get or how slowly time drags, just remember: Your sailor/ soldier/ marine/ etc. loves you more than you can imagine...
    cwaldhoff14 cwaldhoff14 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 19

    Your Response

    Cancel
    So today my husband left for his first deployment in the Navy. He'll be gone for 10 months and I am terrified. I hate the feeling of being alone. He's new to the Navy, he left...
    MrsDiebold MrsDiebold 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 22

    Your Response

    Cancel
    My boyfriend of four years just left for boot camp two days ago. We have the perfect relationship and I couldn't be happier. I don't really know anything about the navy so I'm lost...
    taylorsmith4012 taylorsmith4012 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 23

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Sooo I have known my boyfriend for about 8 years now and at that time he was 18 and I was 15, now he is 25 and I am 22. When we first met he was in a relationship and to make story...
    caromali2 caromali2 22-25, F Aug 3

    Your Response

    Cancel
    And I hate it! My husband has been in the navy for almost 2 years and I am so proud of him but when it comes to our family and relationship it's really taking a toll on us all. The...
    annquin annquin 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 6

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Found out he doesn't go to bootcamp until November 17. Im so exited!! Plus he decided to do the navy reserves until he finishes college, which is great since I told him I won't...
    WaitingForMyAnchor WaitingForMyAnchor 18-21, F Aug 8

    Your Response

    Cancel
    End of week 2 and 7 more weeks to go... Ah!! It just seems like so much time! But at least the last few weeks have flown by! I can't wait to see him graduate on September 26th...
    FMP25 FMP25 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 9

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Lately I've been feeling a little down. I went wedding dress shopping and have been working a lot this past week, but all of a sudden it just hit me that I really miss my sailor...
    Madikwebb Madikwebb 18-21, F Aug 9

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Lately I've been feeling a little down. I went wedding dress shopping and have been working a lot this past week, but all of a sudden it just hit me that I really miss my sailor...
    Madikwebb Madikwebb 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 9

    Your Response

    Cancel
    is there any girls on here that has their navy boyfriend/fiancé in restrictions :(
    angelhaynes angelhaynes 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 10

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Being a navy girlfriend is a big responsibility. We take the time away from our significant other but still continue to love them like there's no end. It's a struggle because we...
    cwaldhoff14 cwaldhoff14 18-21, F