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Seeing as I've read almost all threads in this forum regarding what life would be like in the Navy as a nuke. I just wanted to recap and verify some information and decide whether it would be the correct future for me. From what I've read:Life as a navy nuke for schooling will be rigorous, mentally straining and stressful. It will occur is three parts School for ET,EM,MM (from my inferences this is a breeze). Followed by NNPS which is a lot harder and theoretical. Then prototype which is hands on and similar to hell minus the devil and add the instructors.After schooling one would be stationed on a SSN, SSBN, or Carrier.-Generally hated by all non-nukes.-Bubble-head life, again from what i heard will be hard work multiplied by two for the first year while getting qualified to stand watch. (, "don't you have qualifications to do NUB"). After the first year, or however long one typically takes to become qualified for senior watch, it will just be normal hard work doing others work plus your own work and will overall suck the entire time.-As for Carrier life I haven't heard much of, (perhaps they're still enlisted?).When in port nukes typically perform maintenance and never leave ship.Correct me if I'm wrong, but is this all a nuke has to look forward to? I want to hear the fun side and what people enjoyed most of nuke life.
There is no fun in nuclear power, it is against the EDM. But we don't do it for fun anyway, we do it for glory... and there is plenty of that to go around!Good luck, thank you for your service and keep us posted!Justin
All posts and statements can be boiled down to one simple phrase: "the navy is what you make of it"
Cheating or ultimate truth? :-)
Correct me if I'm wrong, but is this all a nuke has to look forward to? I want to hear the fun side and what people enjoyed most of nuke life.
I enjoyed two things in the Navy as a Nuke Submariner:1. Swim Calls2. Getting out
Last week myself another sub sailor from the 70s and a 98 year old WWII sub sailor were interviewed on a local radio program. We talked a little about swim calls and the host asked Charlie if he had swim calls during WWII, he said no but the Japanese did and they sank a couple of them.
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Reread the post. Didn't miss anything. My statement still applies.Life is what you make of it. Focus on the negatives, and your life will suck. Roll with the punches and take advantage of (or create your own) opportunities and life will be much better. While I can't apply that to nuke life yet, it seems to be working pretty well for me so far with NUB life :-)
I loved the WWII SubVet yearly get together years ago. It was sad though because every year from about 1990 on (til 1996 when I stopped attending) we would see less and less of them. We knew them by name and their boats on the vests they wore. They all seemed to keep in touch with one another between get together's. But they really enjoyed seeing ole time friends in person. They are (or were, depending) a great group of vets.
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