I don't really have any advice other than that you are not alone in your experiences in port. Accessing Navy email account from home. I totally sympathize with you man. As for Ham Radio, your not going to be setting up an HF Dipoles but the Kenwood Tm 281-A makes a pretty good truck VHF Radio. r/TheRoyalNavy: If you have phots to share, dits to spin, news or historical articles of interest you've spotted or anything connected to the Royal … Some ships with well decks, such as the Soviet Ivan Rogov class, also have bow doors to enable them to deliver vehicles directly onto a beach (like a tank landing ship).Modern dock landing ships also operate helicopters. In my rate, it's a check in the box, not the status quo. And the 15,804-ton Maritime Prepositioning Force Ship USNS Lance Cpl. My personal belongings are shoved into the trunk because my COC won't let me keep anything on the ship but uniforms. Be where you are supposed to be and do your job well. Seamen may attend Navy schools to learn about general damage control, firefighting on ships, preventative maintenance of equipment and the use of tools used in their prospective rating. Your living conditions sound worse than Marine barracks I had to stay in. Even if you chip in $200/month each you can collectively afford a small shithole off base somewhere. This list includes ships that are owned and leased by the U.S. Navy; ships that are formally commissioned, by way of ceremony, and non-commissioned. Not everyone has to. Look into MWR's outdoor rec to borrow equipment to go camping. Really? Living on the ship is complete trash! Every day up and down the brow, every day living DC and 3M and deck watches. lol. Eventually, New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast. Image: wikimedia.org What They Do: They are responsible for maintaining aircraft’s primary and ancillary hydraulic power systems, landing gears, and triggering subsystems.These technicians also inspect, removes, and overhaul hydraulic systems. Negative. There's no place to sit down with a laptop on days like today when everything is closed, there's no place to wash your clothes on your own schedule without driving to a laundromat. These are easily the worst living conditions I've had in my life. In the course of my liveaboard time, I found a dirt cheap 24/7 access storage unit. If you really need a night on your own don't be afraid to get a hotel room or an airbnb. Ships are grouped into fleets. I was on a ship in San Diego. A civvy question: when sleeping are ear plugs allowed? I've considered it. (12 hour shifts). Why don't you hit me up some time and we'll go blow holes in some paper. A fleet travels at the speedof its slowest ship class. Damn, you have my sympathy. I've got a CAC reader and I've got the certificates installed and can access NKO and other sites just fine, but I'm wondering if it's possible, and how I would access my navy email from home. Print the Navy ship's full name below the service member's name. r/AskReddit is the place to ask and answer thought-provoking questions. An Aviation Structural Mechanic at work. I mean, there was no living there, but it was my space to do what I pleased with. It used to piss me off to no end but I couldn't rat on my shipmates. In a move that will redefine gender equality in the Indian Navy, Sub Lieutenant Kumudini Tyagi and Sub Lieutenant Riti Singh will be the first women combatants who will … Then, we'd pull into port and our LCPO would let all of the married people off on liberty first because they had to go see their significant others. They will demand you do things you'd never think of doing. It was cheap as hell and much better than committing to rent somewhere in a place like Norfolk where prices are retarded. I arrived on the ship just in time to do a deployment with my new crew. plus it helps alot to get out of the city and see that the entire region doesn't look like Norfolk, my girlfriend calls it my "Country therapy". Navy vessels range in size from massive aircraft carriers to small coastal patrol ships.Each has its own capabilities, from launching aircraft or launching missiles, to keeping sea lanes open and delivering humanitarian relief. If you can do that then you can conquer any problem that comes in your life after the Navy. Being as I am, I'm not exactly magnetic. I dunno I figured as an E-4 with no barracks available they'd fork out BAH. Is this entirely unfounded, and I'm being a bitch, or have I found the reason the Navy isn't retaining junior sailors? ", I'm not mad that people don't like me as a person. If it's a duty day, finish working, muster, workout, eat, sleep... r/AskReddit is the place to ask and answer thought-provoking questions. I'm probably going to get ripped to shreds because y'all think I'm a crybaby, but at least hear me out. But i know how shitty it can be. Press J to jump to the feed. Think of as a personal challenge to adapt, survive and excel in the Navy. - RDC Petty Officer 1st Class Tracy Hammond - 2005. But it makes it hard to find room mates. Each fleet can be led by an admiral or explorer. It's not for everyone either. They participate in Navy ceremonies and take part in replenishment of supplies from ship to ship while at sea. But i guess I got a barracks room after a few months. Or never been in truly bad barracks etc. I like my guns, computers, I got licensed for HAM radio before I joined, etc. The United States Navy has over 490 ships in both active service and the reserve fleet, with approximately 90 more in either the planning and ordering stages or under construction, according to the Naval Vessel Register and published reports. Up at 0600, breakfast, muster, go to work. The kits vary in scale, from 1/350 to the massive 1/200. I bet 90% of those people got married @ E2 and most of their barracks living was bootcamp or partial A school. The good news is that humans are very adaptable so you will have to adapt to your environment. These kits represent model ships from as early as WWI and as late as the nuclear powered aircraft carriers, and the newest ships of the fleet, such as the LCS series. 10% don't even make it through their first year. This varies depending on the mission and type of ship your son or daughter will be serving on. Somehow this guy got some kind of device onto the ship that he attached to the nose gear on one of the show birds in the hangar. The USS John S McCain was ordered out of "territorial" waters by China, shortly after the US Navy asserted its "navigational rights and freedoms" in contested waters near the Spratly Islands. An Indian Navy warship will undertake a "passage exercise" with the Vietnamese Navy in the South China Sea from December 26 to 27 as part of … I've been in about 3 years, and almost two of it was spent doing ATT, FC A, and FC C schools. You're not a bitch. Ships like the Bonhomme Richard are often rotated through tours in Japan, where the tempo of operations is the highest in the Navy, leading to … Out to sea after work: Eat, play spades, workout, study rate, sleep. For other rates, that ship is your life. Navy officials said the fire aboard the USS Bonhomme Richard, an amphibious assault ship undergoing maintenance and upgrades at a port in San Diego, was put out last Thursday. The basic unit of naval forces is predictably the ship. Cookies help us deliver our Services. I felt exactly this way. I'll PM you, take him down to C2, they have a great rifle range. The Navy moved some 1,000 sailors off the ship by Thursday and was working to remove another 2,700 by Friday. Just trust them enough to not get the police involved and you'll be alright. Like a homeless person living out of my car. Pak evaded a question over the absence of the Pakistan Navy ships Pakistan Navy reportedly could not send its ships to the event Two Indian battle ships took part in … Why should I have to blow nearly my entire income on an expensive, low quality apartment in the ghetto called Norfolk? I can't have any hobbies whatsoever because I'm physically unable to keep any belongings. Include the service member's rank, if you know it. By using our Services or clicking I agree, you agree to our use of cookies. There was a place near Oceana in fact that even allowed vehicle maintenance. This is why you don't join the military unless you are 120% into it. The tweet is part of a ‘meet the fleet’ effort to raise awareness of the less well-known ships in the U.S. Navy. All of these things are off limits because I'm effectively homeless. Alarms could go off in the middle of the night, like fire or TOXIC GAS, and you'd need to be able to hear them. I feel like a fucking hobo living out of my car. On any given day, around 50,000 Sailors are deployed globally aboard any one of approximately 100 ships. I'd lose my mind in this situation. Here we have large scale Naval vessels and ships of the U.S. Navy. I like camping, but cant have any supplies. YOKOSUKA NAVAL BASE, Japan — The USS John S. McCain conducted a freedom-of-navigation operation in the South China Sea on Thursday, the second such mission in a week, according to the Navy… 6 years of eating, breathing, bleeding shipboard life. I've offered to a few sailors and they just say "yeah, I've already got some people lined up. Damn, you have my sympathy. I was lucky to keep my Guns at a shipmates house, also was luckily that there was a single E-5 guy who would have all the other single guys from the division over almost every night for cards or world of Warcraft, hell we even put on a pretty decent thanksgiving there. Britain on Saturday readied armed Royal Navy ships to patrol its fishing waters if tempers flare after a "no-deal" Brexit as a make-or-break deadline approached for … In a video released by the Indian Navy, an old, decommissioned guided missile frigate of the Godavari class has been sunk by an anti-ship missile fired by INS Prabal, a corvette. Then as you guys start picking up rank, have another n00b move into that guys spot.