- May 17, 2013
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Wow..........you sounded like a hero.........LOLBelieve what you want, but yeah, when I was with VFA-131, the PRP teams loaded nukes on them. They were big long white things with a red tip, about 10 ft long.Easy to wind you the hell up.........so easy.....sk.......lolSK loading nukes on a FA-18........................Don't be around jet fighters? I was a member of the PRP team while stationed with VFA-131. Being a member of that team, I was responsible for loading nuclear weapons onto the FA-18. I've also been around the jets when the AD's (jet mechanics) were doing full power turns to check their work.A pencil pusher.....Yeah, great job, pajama boy. Dont want to be there around jet fighters or missiles for they might have to be used. What a pussy....No wonder youre a fucking liberal....You know, figuring out what would and wouldn't be an "essential job" never factored into my choosing what I would do for work. Why? Pandemics like this don't come around very often, so it's not really a factor that a normal person would figure into their career decisions.
I chose to join the Navy, because it sounded like a great opportunity to see new places, and it was. I've done more travel and been to more places than most, and the best part is, I didn't have to pay to get there, the Navy paid me to go there.
Once I chose the Navy, I then chose my rate and became a Personnelman. Why? Because being part of the commands admin meant that I would be in the loop better than someone who was working in Deck or Engineering. I also liked the fact that I would be in an office and would learn to work with computers and the like.
Pandemics and "essential jobs" weren't something that figured into any of my career choices.
I don't think anyone else was figuring on this either.
My first command? I was a member of the At Sea Fire Party (wanted to be authorized to wear a red hat), as well as a repair locker, and also the CBR teams (Chemical Biological Radiological).
When I was up in Newport, I volunteered to be a member of the Security Force teams, meaning I patrolled the base and guarded the gate, armed with a 9mm.
I've also been a PRT coordinator, DAPA, led a MEPS, as well as worked in recruiting as a Classifier.
Sorry, but your assumptions about me are wrong, but keep trying to troll me if it helps you sleep at night.
Oh yeah....................I also served in 4 different war zones.
Fuck dude..................if you are gonna insult me, at least get my rating right. I wasn't an SK, an SK is a Storekeeper, and they are responsible for ordering, maintaining and distributing cargo. I was a Personnelman (PN), and my job was merged with another rate about a year after I retired. PN's are responsible for taking care of the administrative functions of the enlisted in the command, as well as figuring pay and entitlements to pass on to the Disbursing Clerks (DK). And, apparently, you don't understand that the Navy has things called collateral duties, which are done in addition to your normal job. Army, Air Force and Marines can all expand and build a bigger base if more personnel are needed. You can't enlarge a ship very easily, which is why we Navy personnel are trained to perform more than just one job. I was an At Sea Fire Party member, PRP team member, CBR team member, DAPA, PRT coordinator and Security Force member, all were collateral duties performed at various commands. And yeah, I volunteered for the PRP teams because I wanted to learn about the FA-18.
Did you get paper cuts there........LOL
Nukes.........give me a break......gonna bring in the backhoe and shovel that....
I understand multiple duties............DCC.......sounding and security.......EPCP.......Repair Lockers and so forth.......................fighting fires is everyone's jobs..........in between you getting a paper cut.
And, while you are correct that everyone is responsible for being a member of the inport fire party, in order to be a member of the at sea fire party, you have to volunteer, and then they send you to advanced fire fighting school. Upon graduation, I was issued a red ball cap to differentiate me from the other members of the ship who wore blue.
Best part about being a member of the at sea fire party? If a drill was called and people didn't get out of your way when they saw your red hat, you were allowed to plow them over to get to the scene.
Doubt you loaded any dang nukes ..............and everyone gets a taste of fire parties in the Navy.........nothing special there..........My last GQ stations were in the engine rooms......on the EPCP.............