I Am In the Navy

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 130 People

    I go to MEPS In a day to pick out my job

    and get sworn in. My issue with the navy is the way they do their jobs. It sucks that I won't know my options until I get there. The Army promised me I'd have my medical job guaranteed, but I decided to go Navy because it's what I wanted. I'm don't know what my range is for Navy...
    BeautifullyAmiss BeautifullyAmiss
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Sep 15, 2014

    The Navy Run Down

    Navy run down the navy is not what you make of it. it is what your chain of command lets you make of it if they dont like you, you get a crap eval. You wont get training for jobs before doing them meanwhile doing all the work and get none of the respect. Rank is based on a test...
    theused2012 theused2012
    22-25
    1 Response Feb 17, 2012

    What a Job!!!!!

    I was a corpsman from 1980-1988, and i really beleive that the time I spent in were the best years of my life. I started in San Diego at Corps School and then went to Naval Hospital Memphis (Really in Millington) I cannot begin to tell you how fun it was to be there. The staff at...
    hock1761 hock1761
    46-50
    Aug 4, 2009

    I'm a bi Navy sailor

    that loves wearing a jockstrap!
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Jun 15, 2014

    109 Reasons Why I'm Staying In

    1. Yesterday sucked, today sucked, tomorrow is going to suck, and this seems to be a pretty solid forecast for the rest of my enlistment. 2. Spending 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year training for something that there is a 99.9% chance that we will never do. 3...
    slugbugged slugbugged
    31-35, M
    1 Response May 3, 2011

    I remember when I was joining the navy I had

    lots and lots of questions and no one to ask. If anyone on here is thinking about joking the navy feel free to ask me anything about it. Wether it's bootcamp a school or life on a ship I am here to answer your questions. It can be navy questions or anything else. I am here to...
    thatguyoverthere93 thatguyoverthere93
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Apr 6, 2014

    Evaluate Your Options

    The navy is very political. If you aren't in the "circle", you won't advance. You pretty much have to get on your knees if you want to further your career. In the civilian world, hard work will get you somewhere; in the navy, it won't get you anywhere unless you suck ****. I've...
    USSCARLPRISON USSCARLPRISON
    26-30, M
    1 Response Jun 26, 2013

    Chain Of Command

    I was injured on a deployment in 2011. My command kept me deployed for the remaining 5 months of that deployment. When we returned, it took 2 months and for me to finally circumvent my IDC Corpsman to get seen for just one of my two injuries. When the MRI was reviewed by my...
    Okenfolde Okenfolde
    41-45, M
    2 Responses Jun 20, 2013

    Well I Was In

    I was in the Navy, 6years, 4 on the USS Dahlgren. I will say this, I saw the world and drank alot. I am in this picture back on the fantail.  It is a totally different life living onbard a ship.  I hate to say this but serving in the Navy did add to my life.  I do love the...
    1changingheart 1changingheart
    51-55, M
    1 Response Jan 13, 2012

    Advancement

    I'm a GM3 on shore duty right now, gonna take the GM2 test in September and I gotta say I really hate how the advancement is soley based on a test of knowledge. I really think the Navy needs to change it to be like other branches where not only are you judged on your knowledge...
    marinewife2050 marinewife2050
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jul 17, 2012

    The Navy Sucks

       I'm in the navy and its nowhere near as cool as i thought it was going to be. Anyone thinking about joining remember that recruiters are salesmen, and they're selling the navy to you. Making it sound great and everything but it's really just longer hourse (usually...
    Travis Travis
    18-21, M
    79 Responses Jul 3, 2007

    How To Simulate The Life Of A Sailor

    An oldie, but I havn't seen it yet. Buy a steel dumpster, paint it haze-gray inside and out, and live in it for six months.   Run all the pipes and wires in your house exposed on the walls.   Repaint your entire house every month. Color Choices-Haze Grey or Dark Grey...
    slugbugged slugbugged
    31-35, M
    8 Responses Apr 26, 2011
    starbolt starbolt
    13-15, F
    Jan 11, 2015

    New Recruit

    I am currently a future sailor. In DEP for 4 months, got 2 left. Just waiting for my lucky day. I have always wanted to be in the military. I first realized it when I was 2 years old. I've always liked the idea of being part of a team that is in charge, and protecting my...
    snyper89 snyper89
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Sep 23, 2012

    (navy) Anyone Stationed In Hawaii?

    if so, whats it like? is it a good place to be stationed at? what do you think are the best places to be stationed at?
    KandiGirl KandiGirl
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Oct 22, 2009

    I Am Going On Deployment.

    I am going on deployment very soon (can't tell you when or where, but it's very soon and to someplace hot and sandy.) Up until now, I have felt ready for it. I have the training, and I know what to do when I get there. However, now that the reality is dawning on me, it feels...
    stewartd9 stewartd9
    26-30, M
    3 Responses Nov 24, 2012

    They Navy ... Ugh...

    I am a PO3 on a LHD, i dont really like it at all... my chain of command does not at all help you if you have an issue. i am tired of being overlooked, just b/c i am only a 3rd class... people need to step up and do their job. they wont let me go home for 12 days, b/c i...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Jun 2, 2009

    Can You Guys Or Gals Give Me Tips About The Navy?

    Hello everyone =) I am an over weight female but I want to join the navy so I have some questions. What is a good diet to follow through to lose a lot of weight? I can work out and gain muscle but for some reason the weight isn't living even though I am eating properly, so my...
    KandiGirl KandiGirl
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Oct 15, 2009

    My 4 Years

    I spent 4 years in the Navy as a AT, and while I admit i hated most of it, i got allot more out of the Navy than it got out of me the hours suck yes, and so does the pay, but when you get out the discipline and leadership you will have will put you head and shoulders above...
    BigSkier BigSkier
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Jun 3, 2012

    I'm leaving for boot camp September 15th.

    I'm concerned because I'm leaving my loving girlfriend behind and my family and friends as well. I know she won't leave me because I trust her when she says so, but I still have some anxieties about leaving.
    Zach7633 Zach7633
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Jul 28, 2015

    I've been in the DEP program

    for 7 months and I leave in june. I am IT so I'll be stationed in Pensacola for about 24 weeks. I am also in a serious relationship with a fellow sailor who is a nuke currently in A school. any other dual military couples have advice for us?
    millerandm1 millerandm1
    18-21, F
    Apr 20, 2015

    Her Iam serving my country,

    while I'm being replace at home.
    GrzSlv GrzSlv
    22-25, M
    Jan 26, 2014

    I'm in the process waiting to leave

    for boot camp I'm freakin nervous how was your boot camp experience
    TripTank TripTank
    18-21, M
    1 Response Mar 21

    In the Navy

    I'm an HM3 in the Navy
    Lyssiria Lyssiria
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Oct 7, 2007

    You Are As Miserable As You Think You Are

    First of all I am an older guy. I joined the Navy in 1962. I was in four years and three months. I was a corpsman and was stationed at the Naval Hospital in Chelsea for three years. No other duty station. A lot of the things that I have read here I have experienced. I'm not...
    geedunky geedunky
    66-70, M
    1 Response Jan 28, 2013

    Politics

    Im a CTI in training, and so far I've been in the navy for a year. I feel grateful for my job stability and the "adventure" the navy brings to my life, but i feel like we are inefficient and my chain of command doesnt enforce evenly. It's all about who you hang out with...
    GeSijia GeSijia
    22-25
    1 Response Aug 24, 2009

    New Recruit

    I am currently a future sailor. In DEP for 4 months, got 2 left. Just waiting for my lucky day. I have always wanted to be in the military. I first realized it when I was 2 years old. I've always liked the idea of being part of a team that is in charge, and protecting my...
    snyper89 snyper89
    18-21, F
    1 Response Sep 23, 2012

    I have been in the navy

    for 2 years today actually. I do like it can't say I love it but it's the best job I have ever had and believe me I have had a few of them haha. Getting to travel and see the world is pretty awesome currently I am stationed in japan and getting to see there whole Culture try...
    Thesirclay Thesirclay
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Jun 18, 2014

    I have now fully decided to join the RCN

    Reserves of bc. and honestly I'm a little nervous
    drrjr drrjr
    18-21, M
    Nov 13, 2015

    A Different Perspective

    So far I have only seen posts from the surface fleet. I find the submarine force lacking in representation. I am writing this in an effort to spread some understanding of the type of lifestyle present in the submarine force. However I am not trying to anger anyone or ruffle...
    Dantesrebellion Dantesrebellion
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Jan 29, 2010
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