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01-18-12, 5:16 PM

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Lol thanks. Actually I was in middle school. xD
 
01-19-12, 2:10 AM

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AHHHH Middle School oh just rub it in why don't you. Well I guess it can't be helped it was going to happen sooner or later now I am old. It's not so bad that just proves I have earned my silver hair. It's good to know that me and my crew helped defend your right to a safe education.
 
01-19-12, 2:35 AM

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Greetings, one and all! I'm PhillyFlash, born on January 12, 1959 (yeah, I'm THAT old) in Philadelphia, PA where I'm still living, only because I've yet to win the Powerball Lottery so I can move to some ritzy suburb.

Graduated from John Bartram High School in 1976, then left for Great Lakes and Boot Camp in July to start what would become a long and mostly boring Navy career, but I did a whole lot of traveling in my first four years in the service on two ships (USS Knox FF-1052 out of Pearl, then Yokosuka; USS Detroit AOE-4 out of Norfolk) as I got to visit Japan, Taiwan, (South) Korea, Phillippines, Hong Kong, Singapore, Australia, Spain, France, Italy and Greece. Ahh! What an experience that was! Never saw any action in any conflicts though. Oh, yeah, I was a Storekeeper (I think it's called something different these days), hardly a glamorous position which you'd never see in those fancy Navy commercials, but without us, ships don't have parts to keep sailing and their crews don't have toilet paper to wipe their bottoms with, so we're important!

After leaving the service in 1996, I worked briefly in retail (Neiman-Marcus), didn't like it, so I left after a couple of years and got a position in the Federal Service where I've been ever since. Been watching anime seriously since 1996 when I discovered Sailor Moon (Coincidence? I don't think so!) and I've been a huge fan ever since!


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01-19-12, 4:51 AM

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@davismw2000 -- Welcome to my world. I knew something had changed in the world, not me, when cops and doctors started looking young. And military officers. I swear Majors were never that young!
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01-19-12, 6:24 AM

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@davismw2000 -- Welcome to my world. I knew something had changed in the world, not me, when cops and doctors started looking young. And military officers. I swear Majors were never that young!


NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO Why ,Why I promise to be good from now on Damn !#%& Fine well I guess I just have to except it Oh look its the stages of Denial.

I can remember some of the officers being young mostly snot noise Ensigns fresh out of Annapolis thought they knew everything ARRRRRRRRRRRgggh #$&^, bleep bleep
You do not know the number of times I wanted to take my sniper rifle and ...............

yngtadpole in case you don't know I was a SEAL
 
01-19-12, 6:33 AM

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To answer your question PhillyFlash your rating has been changed to...

The Logistics Specialist (LS) is a US Navy rating that was created on October 1, 2009 by the merger of the Storekeeper (SK) and Postal Clerk (PC) ratings.

Job Description

Logistics Specialists manage inventories of repair parts/general supplies and distribute mail for ships, squadrons, and shore-based activities. They procure, receive, store and issue material and repair components. They utilize financial accounting and database systems to perform inventory and financial management functions. Additionally, they sort and distribute all official and personal mail, manage money order and stamp inventories, and maintain financial and inventory reports.(wikipedia)

Here's mine Special Warfare Operator (yes call us up and we blow you up HEHE)

Special Warfare Operators are Navy SEALs. They are trained to jump from airplanes at high altitudes and open their parachutes at low proximity to the earth into frigid waters. They jump from helicopters travelling 30 knots at 30 feet over the water with no parachute. In addition Special Warfare Operators oversee ocean-borne mine disposal, carry out direct action raids against military targets, conduct reconnaissance, and secure beachheads for invading amphibious forces.(wikipedia)

In other words
We are just plan INSANE, MANIACS,CRAZY! mawhahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha
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01-19-12, 11:24 AM

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davismw2000 said:
To answer your question PhillyFlash your rating has been changed to...

The Logistics Specialist (LS) is a US Navy rating that was created on October 1, 2009 by the merger of the Storekeeper (SK) and Postal Clerk (PC) ratings.

Job Description

Logistics Specialists manage inventories of repair parts/general supplies and distribute mail for ships, squadrons, and shore-based activities. They procure, receive, store and issue material and repair components. They utilize financial accounting and database systems to perform inventory and financial management functions. Additionally, they sort and distribute all official and personal mail, manage money order and stamp inventories, and maintain financial and inventory reports.(wikipedia)


Really? Well, it's a darn good thing I got out when I did as I don't think people would want me handling real live money or real live mail! I was much better with nuts, bolts, pencils, tp and repair parts! HA!

davismw2000 said:
Here's mine Special Warfare Operator (yes call us up and we blow you up HEHE)

Special Warfare Operators are Navy SEALs. They are trained to jump from airplanes at high altitudes and open their parachutes at low proximity to the earth into frigid waters. They jump from helicopters travelling 30 knots at 30 feet over the water with no parachute. In addition Special Warfare Operators oversee ocean-borne mine disposal, carry out direct action raids against military targets, conduct reconnaissance, and secure beachheads for invading amphibious forces.(wikipedia)

In other words
We are just plan INSANE, MANIACS,CRAZY! mawhahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha


So, you're a SEAL, eh? Have you ever meet Dick Marcinko? I've read a few of his Rogue Warrior books and the guy's a riot!


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01-19-12, 6:34 PM

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Yeah I have read his books he was actually out when I joined but I have chatted online with him and he is cool. I learned much of how to survive from his advice when I was in Iraq. Unfortunely I have not heard form him since 91-92 so no clue what he is doing now
 
01-19-12, 6:44 PM

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@PhillyFlash Ohh I really enjoyed Marcinko's books as well. I discovered him one day randomly at the airport when picking up a book to read for the flight.Task Force Blue was my first and favorite. I don't think all SEALs would look up to him though since he wasn't the most PC even for the military. xD I actually found his stuff pretty helpful though for my own use. Leading from the front, Mr. Murphy's law, keeping a paper trail to protect yourself, preventing tunnel vision....all pretty useful. :3

@davismw2000 I always held SEALs in high regard so nice to meet you. I remember thinking in Iraq, that if a Marine likened himself to a Samurai, a SEAL was like a Ninja specifically trained to kill Samurai. LOL. So whenever I was on guard duty, I'd always be asking myself, if I was special forces, how would I attack? What would I target to cripple us? Fortunately or unfortunately, we haven't had to fight any small highly-trained troops like that. I think unfortunately, since it makes u lax in certain practices we should be doing.

When I was in Iraq, I didn't meet any SEALs but in training we did get to work with one platoon. Lemme tell you my experience with the SEALs. One day the SEALs were doing a live-fire exercise to an area next to ours and we were doing our war-gaming and had blanks. So some Marines thought they were part of the game and was shooting blanks at them until they were told to cease fire. Good thing the SEALs didn't shoot back LOL. Of course we weren't told they were training there until after that incident. xD
 
01-20-12, 1:34 PM

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Well we are kind of like the ninja of ancient Japan in that we are trained to hit and run. Now unlike ninja we are not assassins for hire. Plus we can't do all those jutsus to bad to could you imagine the look on some terrorist face when he thinks he has you then you put your hand together and shoot SHADOW CLONE JUTSU holy hell he would piss his pants and run.

As to Marcinko yeah he got kind of strange there
 
01-20-12, 1:59 PM

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A pity I was a lowly boxkicker during my time in the Navy, but then, considering the training guys go through to become a SEAL, perhaps that's a good thing. HA! I remember watching a documentary show on Discovery Channel about SEAL training, and that left me shaking my head, age and secure in the knowledge I wouldn't have made it through the first day! Double HA! My hat's off to you guys!


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01-20-12, 4:56 PM

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I remember a period when they were short of UDT/EOD personnel and posted a recruiting notice in the POD for the various outfits in HI at the time. It looked like a really good way to get out of the squadron at the the time (as usual, you always HATE the command you are at until you transfer out), and I knew a guy who actually took them up on the offer and joined. Me, I was put off by the notice immediately following the recruiting notice. They were also advertising the Annual EOD Half-Marathon being run later that month, which, in and of itself, was not a bad thing, but the killer was that all proceeds from the race, aside from prizes, would be donated to the EOD/UDT Memorial Scholarship Fund. There's something about that word Memorial that just sort of leaped off the page at me....


 
01-20-12, 7:23 PM

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Hey all, Im Robbie, or Gerentex, whichever you prefer or for whatever reason remember at the time you talk to me, I was in the Army for 6 years as a 45/63D (Artillery Mechanic) did go to Iraq twice, now I'm out and like a few others I saw on here, going to school for a living, planning to get into Mechanical Engineering to work for a company like Virgin Galactic. The first anime I saw was Nausicaa and the Valley of the wind, when I was a kid, but stopped for a long time, then started watching again a short while ago, started back with 11 Eyes (good series if anyone hasn't seen it, btw), well, talk to you guys (and maybe gals) in a while
 
01-20-12, 10:40 PM

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Welcome.
 
01-20-12, 11:16 PM

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Hey all, Im Robbie, or Gerentex, whichever you prefer or for whatever reason remember at the time you talk to me, I was in the Army for 6 years as a 45/63D (Artillery Mechanic) did go to Iraq twice, now I'm out and like a few others I saw on here, going to school for a living, planning to get into Mechanical Engineering to work for a company like Virgin Galactic. The first anime I saw was Nausicaa and the Valley of the wind, when I was a kid, but stopped for a long time, then started watching again a short while ago, started back with 11 Eyes (good series if anyone hasn't seen it, btw), well, talk to you guys (and maybe gals) in a while
--Yeah! Another one for the Army. I was feeling out numbered! Just for fun, pop over to the head count thread and check in. Glad to have you here.
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01-21-12, 11:45 AM

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Hey otter, did you know there are (I think) 4 Coasties that are now SEALS?

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01-22-12, 2:55 AM

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I had never been around any Marines until I was stationed onboard an amphib (USS El Paso LKA-117) from January 1988 to June 1991, and did two Med cruises in '88 and '90. I'd have to say they were pretty cool dudes, yeah, we did rag each other constantly about what service was best, but it was all good-natured and everyone got along. I even got to ride ashore in a landing craft once, man, what an experience that was!


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01-22-12, 5:44 PM

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Here's mine Special Warfare Operator (yes call us up and we blow you up HEHE)

Special Warfare Operators are Navy SEALs. They are trained to jump from airplanes at high altitudes and open their parachutes at low proximity to the earth into frigid waters. They jump from helicopters travelling 30 knots at 30 feet over the water with no parachute. In addition Special Warfare Operators oversee ocean-borne mine disposal, carry out direct action raids against military targets, conduct reconnaissance, and secure beachheads for invading amphibious forces.(wikipedia)

In other words
We are just plan INSANE, MANIACS,CRAZY! mawhahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha
So davismw2K, did they still send you nutcases through SERE School, when you were active or had they closed that school by then?


 
01-22-12, 10:08 PM

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Hehe. Hope you don't mind me giving such a long quote:
Marcinko said:

"I have often maintained that Getting There Is Half the Fun. But today, following the presidential example, I can finally admit the truth: I have misled you. It was all mendacity. Lies. Duplicity. Prevarication. After almost a decade of these books, here is the unvarnished, frank, candid, pellucid, and wholly unadulterated acronymic truth: GTINFFAA. Getting There Is NO Fucking Fun At All. None. Nada. Bupkis. Zilch.

There is precious little merriment involved in jumping out of a perfectly stable fucking aircraft into minus-sixty-degree-Fahrenheit air, seven miles above the ground, so you can surprise some hostage-holding malefactors unaware. It is not blissful to leave a perfectly fucking sound rigid inflatable boat and insert by wallowing snout-first through several hundred yards of oozy, chest-deep mud, all the while fending off nasty, often lethal creepie-crawlies, so you can reconnoiter a village of no-goodniks and then withdraw without being seen. There is no ecstasy in humping several score miles across hundred-plus-degree desert carrying everything but the fucking kitchen sink on your back to blow up a motley crew of transnational tangos.

Indeed, the sorts of experiences I'm describing here can be summarized in a single, evocative, one-syllable word. I am talking, friends, about PAIN.

Not the cartoon pain of television dramas and Hollywood shoot-'em-ups, either. I mean the real thing. The kind of pain that hurts; hurts for days. The lingering agony of a badly hyperextended joint when you smack the water the wrong way at thirty miles an hour. The month of searing suffering when your chute malfunctions during free fall, a nylon line slaps you across the eyes, ripping your goggles off and tearing your cornea loose. The involuntary tightening of sphincter muscles as a ricochet from your own weapon caroms off a metal wall, bounces off the floor, comes hurtling back at you, and slices through your side, just below the brisket half an inch below where you bulletproof vest stops."
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01-23-12, 5:45 AM

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davismw2000 said:
Here's mine Special Warfare Operator (yes call us up and we blow you up HEHE)

Special Warfare Operators are Navy SEALs. They are trained to jump from airplanes at high altitudes and open their parachutes at low proximity to the earth into frigid waters. They jump from helicopters travelling 30 knots at 30 feet over the water with no parachute. In addition Special Warfare Operators oversee ocean-borne mine disposal, carry out direct action raids against military targets, conduct reconnaissance, and secure beachheads for invading amphibious forces.(wikipedia)

In other words
We are just plan INSANE, MANIACS,CRAZY! mawhahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha
So davismw2K, did they still send you nutcases through SERE School, when you were active or had they closed that school by then?


Yeah a version of it and no they have not done away with it at least when I was in. Talk about Insane
 
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