Filling, but not too heavy. Something funny, and not too racey for a girlfriend hanging out with a guy just as friends. GIF: youtube. It was an early movie, so the night is still pretty young. And the clear stars make a walk this time of evening just perfect.
Of course, she might have to borrow his jacket, to keep the February chill at bay. Lots of guys keep smooth jazz on their phone. And Jodie just likes to hear this kind of music. Your significant other is probably sitting at home, still in love with you. Come on, give your loved ones some credit.
Now, the boys and Jane, on the other hand…. And the new Chinese base is just a few miles from Camp Lemonnier, a major US special-operations outpost. Google Maps. This has not changed. Sailors aboard the Chinese Navy destroyer Qingdao. Beijing has made similar investments throughout the continent. US officials, as well as countries in the region, have expressed concern about the capabilities the new base gives Beijing and what it may augur about Chinese ambitions abroad.
Chinese navy multirole ship Hengshui. Photo from Wikimedia Commons. China is already heavily involved in the Pakistan port of Gwadar and is building a network of roads and power plants under a project known as China-Pakistan Economic Corridor. Civilian ports that Beijing has helped build in places like Pakistan and Sri Lanka can also receive naval vessels, fueling suspicions that China aims to deepen its strategic capacities in the region. Analysts have also said New Delhi is worried by Chinese submarines, warships, and tankers present in the Indian Ocean.
India has tracked Chinese submarines entering the Indian Ocean since , and a US Defense Department report also confirmed that Chinese attack and missile submarines were operating in the Indian Ocean. Members of a visit, board, search and seizure team from the guided-missile cruiser USS Chosin keep watch over the crew of a suspected pirate dhow.
Australia and India, along with countries like Vietnam and Japan, have considered informal alliances to bolster regional security in light of growing Chinese influence and doubts about US commitment under President Donald Trump. The exercise, which this year features three aircraft carriers, is seen by some as a effort to check Chinese activity in the region. China has criticized such military balancing and has dismissed suggestions that it plans to expand its footprint abroad.
The Archive. We regularly read about wars both past and present. The accounts below are told by the brave men and women who fought on the front lines, as well as those intrepid reporters who documented war in person. From World War II to the battlefields of Vietnam, these seven works provide insight into the triumphs and terrors of armed conflict. David Grove. But, with the Marine Corps moving into a peacetime and with sights being set on near-peer rivals, amphibious assault training has resurfaced as pivotal.
Have you ever wanted to just lock yourself in a dark, metal box that floats on the ocean for hours? These vehicles are extremely cramped. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. Remember that thing about being locked in the metal box? Well, that metal box burns diesel and the fumes make their way into where you and your buddies are waiting. Essentially, you just sit there and inhale the fumes until you reach the shore.
Good luck turning that gear back in after this. If your assault happens during the day, the moment the ramp drops and you run outside, your eyes are going to have to adjust from the dark, dank interior of the AAV to unrelenting sunlight. Between the salt water, sand, and any oil leaks, your rifle is going to get crapped on.
Hopefully, you either lubed it up prior to leaving the ship or you did so while sweating your ass off in a cloud of diesel smoke. Once the attack is over, prepare your anus as the armory rejects your rifle like never before. Sergio RamirezRomero. Every crack in your gear, uniform, and body. Fox News. Taya Kyle Photo: TrackingPoint. Can a rifle turn a novice into a world-class sharpshooter? Yes, based on the shootout scoreboard at a major fundraising event for the Chris Kyle Frog Foundation Saturday.
A sharpshooting showdown pitted a young American woman against the reigning NRA global champion … the novice crushed her opponent at the inaugural American Sniper Shootout Saturday in Mason, Texas. The victorious novice shooter was Taya Kyle. TrackingPoint says that its Precision-Guided Firearms can transform inexperienced shooters into world-class marksmen. TrackingPoint touts advanced technology to enhance the accuracy of first-round shots at any distance. Kyle explained why she chose to be armed with TrackingPoint at the shootout.
The range is also calculated and measured for velocity. Accuracy is enhanced because all this work is accomplished by the time the trigger is completely squeezed. The competitors had to take shots consistent with those warfighters must take in battle. It meant grappling with realistic challenges like shooting at targets placed at unknown distances as well as moving targets.
To win, both competitors also had to shoot in a range of positions, including prone and off-hand shots. They also had to tackle blind shots when the shooter takes shots while completely hidden without a direct line of sight to the target. And Kyle emerged the victor — by a lot. She made ALL of her shots from prone, kneeling, sitting and from cover…as in every single one — percent.
Kyle scored a perfect 10, Piatt scored 3, points, making The scoring was weighted based on degree of difficulty. For practical application in war, this means the TrackingPoint technology has potential to allow American warfighters to stay concealed while still accurately taking on targets.
The ability to stay concealed and still shoot accurately could help reduce the risk to warfighters. Kyle explained further why the tech was developed. Armed with TrackingPoint tech, Kyle was also able to make moving target and canted shots that Piatt did not. The proceeds from the event benefit the Chris Kyle Frog Foundation. For more information about participating next time, the event and the foundation visit www.
Team Mighty. The first time I watched Full Metal Jacket, I was in a tent in Kuwait on my computer, waiting for a plane to take me to Iraq for the next seven months. As a Marine, I felt like it was one of those movies I was supposed to have seen by this point, and the lull directly before going off to war seemed like a good time to do it.
It left me very confused, in part, because the movie is famous for its actual depiction of war and warriors, but also because it was so very, very incorrect with my own experiences of being a Marine. It was only years later that I began to realize exactly why so much of the movie seemed off to me. Full Metal Jacket was a movie for people who would never see war.
FMJ does many things differently than most other war movies, namely because of the time period it was filmed in. If we look at different eras of the genre we see very different themes. The early era focused on the heroism and unfortunate necessity of war due to the incontrovertible existence of evil in this world. For that reason, their movies depicted warriors as heroes and the world as black and white where there were definite evils needing definite heroes to rid the world of them.
Following this, the second major era attempts to break that trend in a sort of genre revolt. War movies began showcases war as a pointless affair, having no meaning than to make people suffer, both the participants and the victims. They go further into personifying the warriors, namely our own, as being universally deeply flawed to the point of being the villains themselves. They simply became a medium for artists to tell stories and share their views.
Perhaps this was due to peace activists not involved in the war taking up degrees in liberal arts and film and entertainment. I can only really guess as to why the dramatic shift in war movies, around this time. The third the modern era which I will say started around Saving Private Ryan, is the war epic.
During that era, all war movies center around 1 Paying at least token respect to the individual troops, while 2 ironically showcasing each as deeply flawed because of the war, be they physically or psychologically broken and 3 never giving credibility to how war may benefit anyone , for example the Jewish people in Germany, the liberated France, or the empowered Kurds of Iraq. It may be that more veterans have more social power to influence the way they are viewed via Social Media, as I am doing now.
All that I can say for sure, is that something happened that broke from the way that second era war movies showcased us, from the way modern era movies do, which I am honestly thankful for in spite of many failures still existing in modern movies where veterans issues are concerned. Having said that, no era is perfectly honest in their depiction of the military or of war. Take for example Black Hawk Down. I liked the movie, but it is filled with much of the spectral of the era while itself being the cinematic telling of one of the greatest modern military research projects in history.
The honest truth is that all three, the military, war, and the individual warriors are extremely complex, but that complexity is too much for the average movie goer to be entertained in only a two hour sitting. This sentiment in films correlates with the start of the Vietnam War and the end of the first era of war movies.
Now, it is very hard for moviegoers to accept a purely heroic, purely rational, purely normal war hero figure because to do that, they have to think of him as an average person, like us who goes for a little while to do something important, unpleasant or not, and then going home to be normal again. Part of them feels like the bad guy. This was the era in which Full Metal Jacket made its debut. Full Metal Jacket is the perfect film to showcase second era war movies and the values they were meant to communicate.
I am not saying that Kubrick told the truth in the least with the film, nor am I saying his goal was to try to lie to viewers. I think he is just trying to sell movies. That is how they identify with characters they know so little about and how they become emotionally involved. Boil it all down, and FMJ depicts that belief. Note that it might not tell the truth that well, but it perfectly captures the mentality of the people of the time. He is symbolic on many levels which are meaningful to the time in which FMJ debuted.
From before he is physically even seen on the screen, he is shown as a rebel, during the iconic introduction of the Drill Instructor played to near perfection by an actual Marine Corps Drill Instructor, R. Lee Ermey, where he outright mocks the Drill Instructor to devastating results. Throughout the movie he is portrayed as not fitting in. He stands out from the brutish, womanizing, cruel or ignorant Marines, as most of them are depicted in the film.
Looking at the rest of the movie and you see a series of messages tailored for a moment in time, and that subgroup of Americans in He was over the top in personal treatment in how troops are treated in training, and major elements of his plot could not possibly have happened exactly because of the fate he met in the most acclaimed scene of the movie.
Honestly try to watch this scene and imagine your nephew or neighbor down the street being this evil, and also try to imagine everyone in the military just looking the other way as it happened. And finally, that the enemy that has been causing us so much harm is a much more impotent, underwhelming force than we had ever imagined, personified by nothing less than a little girl, making the American military machine appear, in retrospect to be the bullies and the aggressors.
As a Marine Corps rifle instructor, I never even met anyone could explain to me what that meant. Was Vietnam hard? Yes, it was. Was it traumatic for many? Was boot camp filled with mind altering psychopath building brainwashing? Umm… No. It was quite the opposite, but still propaganda. It was a war film that used just as many inaccuracies to promote all the values of the anti-war movement prominent in the late sixties and early seventies and into the eighties, as the Nazi half truth films depicting the virtues of the German Third Reich.
That said, it was filled with all the spectacle that makes a war movie entertaining, right down to the incredibly odd and ill fitting Mickey Mouse Club ending to the film. So, to answer the big question, why did so many people like it? If I really had to guess, I would say it is because the movie boils down into under two hours everything they already believed about war.
It supports their stereotypes, reenforces their biases, and conveys a message they have already accepted in their hearts and which society has generally accepted to be true, whether it actually is or not.
When you stumble on something that so many people agree with, though few have experienced first hand, and which you yourself find inline with your own beliefs, you tend to declare it as the greatest thing ever made. Everyone laughs at the first half because, frankly, we all had scary drill instructors.
The military has very talented photographers in its ranks, and they constantly attempt to capture what life as a service member is like during training and at war. This is the best of what they shot this week:. Air Force photo by Tech. Nathan Lipscomb. Army photo by Staff Sgt.
Daniel Love. Army photo by 1st Lt. James Gallagher. Photo: USMC. Marine Corps Photo by Cpl. Thor J. Photo: USCG. Tim Kirkpatrick. Check out these insightful ways to pull the veteran card in your school — but please use these tips for good and not evil. Colleges around the country tend to have a strict application process which weed out many student hopefuls. On the weekends, you just want to have a little fun before the work week starts up again.
Some parties can be dull while others can be freaking awesome — and military life is all about making memories. The easy way out is to have a video game tournament, but we know you can do better than that. A barracks party should be a judgment-free zone, so encourage the introverted homeboy or girl to let their guard down a little and break loose. Barracks rooms are typically pretty small and squeezing a dozen or so people inside can get super congested.
To maximize the fun, consider choosing a room on the first floor that has easy access to a community courtyard. It will extend the party area, and therefore increase the life of the fiesta. That statement is kind of true. They can alert you before the MPs show up unannounced because of a reported disturbance. You can tell this lance coolie would rather be at a barracks party. Since barracks rooms are small, look into getting a few black or strobe lights to enhance the positive atmosphere.
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Therefore, the prohibition of fraternization serves a valid, mission-essential purpose. Personal relationships between officer and enlisted members that are unduly familiar and that do not respect differences in grade or rank are prohibited. Such relationships are prejudicial to good order and discipline and violate long-standing traditions of the Naval service.
Personal relationships between chief petty officers E-7 to E-9 and junior personnel E-l to E-6 , who are assigned to the same command, that are unduly familiar and that do not respect differences in grade or rank are prohibited. When prejudicial to good order or of a nature to bring discredit on the Naval service, personal relationships between officer members or between enlisted members that are unduly familiar and that do not respect differences in grade or rank are prohibited.
Prejudice to good order and discipline or discredit to the Naval service may result from, but are not limited to, circumstances which:. Fraternization, as defined above, is prohibited and punishable as an offense under the UCMJ. It is impossible to set forth every act that may be prejudicial to good order and discipline or that is service discrediting because the surrounding circumstances often determine whether the conduct in question is inappropriate. Proper social interaction and appropriate personal relationships are an important part of unit morale and esprit de corps.
Officer and enlisted participation on command sports teams and other command-sponsored events intended to build unit morale and camaraderie are healthy and clearly appropriate. Dating, shared living accommodations, intimate or sexual relations, commercial solicitations , private business partnerships, gambling and borrowing money between officers and enlisted members, regardless of Service, are unduly familiar and are prohibited. Likewise, such conduct between officer members and between enlisted members of different rank or grade would be unduly familiar and constitute fraternization if the conduct is prejudicial to good order and discipline or is Service discrediting.
Prejudice to good order and discipline and discredit to the Naval service may occur when the degree of familiarity between a senior and a junior in grade or rank is such that the senior's objectivity is called into question. This loss of objectivity by the senior may result in actual or apparent preferential treatment of the junior, and use of the senior's position for the private gain of either the senior or junior member.
The actual or apparent loss of objectivity by a senior may result in the perception the senior is no longer capable or willing to exercise fairness and make judgments on the basis of merit. Unduly familiar relationships may exist with individuals outside one's direct chain of command. By long-standing custom and tradition, chief petty officers E-7 to E-9 are separate and distinct leaders within their assigned command. Chief petty officers provide leadership not just within their direct chain of command, but for the entire unit.
The prohibitions listed in this policy are based on this unique leadership responsibility. While the existence of a direct senior-subordinate supervisory relationship is not a prerequisite for a relationship between juniors and seniors to constitute fraternization, the fact that individuals are in the same chain of command increases the likelihood that an unduly familiar relationship between senior and junior officers, or between senior and junior enlisted members will result in prejudice to good order and discipline or discredit to the naval service.
Conduct, which constitutes fraternization, is not excused or mitigated by a subsequent marriage between the offending parties. Seniors throughout the chain of command will:. The responsibility for preventing inappropriate relationships must rest primarily on the senior.
While the senior party is expected to control and preclude the development of inappropriate relationships, this policy is applicable to both members and both are accountable for their own conduct. Military Branches U. Table of Contents Expand. Table of Contents. The Fraternization Policy. Especially if this is your first or your sailors first deployment.
Communication can vary greatly too. Depending on what type of ship your sailor is on and what their mission consists of. Ya, not great, but better than not hearing from my guy at all! Deployments do not have to be death sentences for relationships. You must communicate with your SO effectively and be committed to making it work! See our Deployment category for more info on making it through a deployment in one piece! Your sailor will fill out a form that allows you to be included at the FRG meeting and receive updates, schedule information, and resources from your Ombudsman.
If your sailor is about to go on an underway or deployment and you intend to keep dating, it is incredibly important to do this! By having your sailor fill out these forms you will be included in their next of kin. Your sailor very well might have trouble explaining stuff surrounding their job to you. And there could be things they are not allowed to tell you. If they piss you off, tell them right away before it turns into a big thing.
Learning how to best communicate with your SO is going to be the most important thing you can do for a relationship, especially for a long distance relationship! You are commenting using your WordPress. You are commenting using your Google account. You are commenting using your Twitter account. You are commenting using your Facebook account. Notify me of new comments via email.
Protected by eyes and weapons pointed in all directions, you check the handle:. After a moment of communication with a team member known as the breacher, he crosses to the opposite end of the door. You make eye contact with the breacher and he gives you a nod. The adrenaline pumping through your veins fuels a moment of clarity: You trained for this.
You are ready for this. Every hallway, room, and staircase are methodically cleared using slow, but deliberate movements. Your shield never lowers, but the weight begins to take its toll on your strength. The roar of. The outside world holds their breath, transfixed on the live-stream broadcast. The eyes of millions scan for every flash, boom, and bust from the safety of their phones.
After what feels like an eternity, your team and the hostages emerge. Ballistic shields give officers an edge against an enemy that would otherwise prey on the innocent with impunity. A modern troop will be equipped with heavy gear, ammo, and a chest full of patriotism. It just becomes another thing to lug around with no comfortable method of carry.
It would be another asinine piece of gear that could potentially get you killed because some congressman and a defense firm shook hands. Firefights can sometimes last hours, days, or in some of the most brutal circumstances months, and you can literally and metaphorically find yourself fighting single-handed. Second, unconventional enemies use high-caliber, armor-piercing rounds.
Most of what you would find when fighting communists or terror organizations would turn a ballistic shield into Swiss cheese. An Improvised Explosive Device buried underneath the ground will effectively neutralize any benefit of that additional armor. If the enemy is fortified, but there are no hostages or prisoners of war, there are other options….
Ballistic shields have earned their place as a staple for law enforcement because they have a specific purpose. Those same shields offer little to no benefit in combat. Department of Veterans Affairs. For retired commander Jack Schwartz, that seems to be the case. He turned years old April 28, For Schwartz, it all started just three days after the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor. On Dec. They sank one of our ships, a mine sweeper, and nine sailors were killed. After 30 days, they were transported by ship — all U.
They stayed there for about eight months, in some old barracks left over from the Japanese war with Russia, before being moved again. In this Japanese propaganda photo released in March , U. Jack Schwartz was one of about U. POWs captured at Guam and taken there. The next place Schwartz was sent to was Kawasaki, between Tokyo and Yokohama. Schwartz would be separated, segregated and moved several times before the Japanese finally surrendered to the Allies on Aug.
He and the other Japanese officers and guards just walked away. They made a big sign in white paint on the roof that read POW. After a couple of weeks, a U. B bomber spotted us, and a few hours later they started dropping parachutes full of food. Upon release — after being held POW for 3. The Caltech graduate — who was born in San Francisco but moved to Hollywood with his parents at an early age — would eventually retire from the Navy with honors and distinction and move to Hanford, Calif. Ron Naggar.
And Dr. They make you feel like you are not just a name. You are a person. Follow DeptVetAffairs on Twitter. Eric Milzarski. The U. The date set for senior leadership to make the final call also coincides with another huge moment for the Army: the th anniversary of the signing of the Armistice that ended World War I. Over this summer, soldiers from the Northeast Recruiting Battalion will wear the uniform, testing to find any kinks in the prototypes.
After that, fielding of the uniform will begin next summer, on June 6th, — the 75th anniversary of D-Day. National Archives. Army Photo. Take all of this with a grain of salt, as nothing has been officially confirmed nor denied. The military has very talented photographers in the ranks, and they constantly attempt to capture what life as a service member is like during training and at war.
Here are the best military photos of the week:. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Colton Elliott. Army photo by Spc. Yvette Zabala-Garriga. Army photo by Sgt. Christopher Blanton. Jackson Norgart. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Eryn L. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Paul S. Coast Guard photo. India was a British colony during World War II that sent millions of loyal subjects to fight on behalf of King George VI , but the relationship between Britain and India was strained—to say the least—when the war started.
India had been agitating for independence from the East India Company and then the British Crown for about a century. Indian troops serving Great Britain fought valiantly and earned top awards for heroism in the battle against the Axis Powers, but not all Indian leaders thought the fight against fascism should trump the fight for Indian independence. And the Nazis were happy to help.
When they began to take Indian troops prisoner in Africa, they offered those men German uniforms, weapons, and training if they would take up arms against the British. The first 27, all seen as potential officers, were pulled out of German POW camps and sent to Germany for training in These were soon followed by thousands of others to fill out the ranks. An Indian independence leader, Subhas Chandra Bose, helped start the legion and got serious concessions from Germany on how the troops would be trained, deployed, equipped, paid, and more.
Basically, the agreement was that the unit would be trained, paid, and equipped at the same level as any normal German unit. But, the Indian troops could not be deployed like normal German units. The agreement that formed the unit would limit it to combat deployments focused on overthrowing British control of India. So Germany had to fund the unit like any German force, but they could only use it for Indian independence. But still, the trade-off was seen as worthwhile by Germany as it struggled with how it would one day root British forces out of the jungles of Asia.
So the Indian Legion was formed and given a distinctive badge of a leaping tiger. But, in direct contradiction of the agreement, Indian Legion troops would go on to serve almost exclusively in Europe during the war. It was simply the reality of the battlefield. Savvy World War II buffs will remember that, while the Axis Powers were triumphantly marching across much of the world in when the legion was first recruited, it was suffering serious setbacks just a year later.
While the Indian Legion was going through initial recruitment, organization, and training, America joined the war, Polish and French resistance gained strength against Nazi occupiers, England turned back the German tide in the Battle of Britain, and America began limiting and then defeating Japan in the Pacific.
So the Indian Legion, still in Europe for training, was sent to the Netherlands and France to get experience guarding coasts in until Germany was ready to invade through either the Soviet Union or the Middle East into India. The Indian Legion saw some combat there, but was quickly pulled from the front lines as the men complained that they would likely be executed as traitors if captured by British forces. The legion continued operations across Nazi-occupied France and Belgium and maintained some presence on the Atlantic Wall.
It suffered a few casualties against French forces, but saw little combat overall until the last of its troops deployed in France were sent to join brethren already in Italy. It was there, in Italy, that the Indian Legion surrendered to the Allies. Indian Legion members generally opted to surrender to American and French forces, but they were handed over to British and Indian forces quickly after capture.
The Indian political climate after the war had little appetite for prosecuting Indians who had worked, albeit with the Nazis, for independence. And most of the soldiers who faced court-martial saw their charges dropped or commuted. Michael Gregory. Even though there are probably more than a hundred different ways to diet, maybe even a thousand, intermittent fasting is a bit different since it includes long periods of fasting or going without food.
Those hormones are a constant scapegoat for people who struggle to lose weight. Think of it like an invisible flak vest. You can use it to make things harder or let it sabotage your performance. Your choice. Eating food ensures that the energy you have for muscle contraction is plentiful. When you fast for hours on end, your body turns towards stored fat and sugar in your liver to help you survive.
Unless you take a long time to adjust to how fasting affects performance this is a similar protocol to what you would need to do on a keto diet. Just as you use weights, sprints, and long ruck marches get mentally and physically hard, jumping into challenging workouts when fasted can help you develop the mental toughness to push through when the going gets tough. No food is a stressor.
Again, food not only provides energy for performance but also the fuel your body needs to repair and grow. As a result, it might be challenging to eat the same amount of calories as you would with a full day of eating opportunities. You want a solution that will last you a lifetime. Or give these a shot! I highly discourage you from engaging in any diet that makes it harder to live your life.
The point of eating food is to make you thrive, not just survive. If you must, try this detailed protocol on how to cut weight for an upcoming weigh-in. Maybe you prefer to fast as a part of your lifestyle. General McChrystal is a practitioner of the one meal a day protocol. If you are struggling and need to talk to someone about losing fat, or your mind, contact me. Tim Kirkpatrick.
Nuclear-powered submarines are considered one of the most lethal weapons in the American arsenal and have been protecting it citizens for decades from deep down in the dark oceans. In modern times, many subs have the ability to dive over meters, stay below the water line for up to six months without resurfacing, and can operate for years before having to refuel.
On average, each crew member needs 12 cubic meters of oxygen every single day to function — or more, depending on their level physical activity. Modern submarines now use a process known as electrolysis to separate water molecules into oxygen and hydrogen, thus creating the components for breathable air. Check out the National Geographic video below to witness the magic of how the art of science helps submariners breath precious oxygen extracted from seawater. Forget about dating on a small ship.
And oftentimes, your sailor may not be reachable by phone for a variety of reasons i. This is especially true of ships. Cell phone reception inside a ship is almost non-existent. When these ships get underway, the sailors on-board are completely unreachable by cell phone and have no access to civilian email accounts. Be flexible. Your sailor's work schedule will change at random, and often at short notice. On this note, try not to plan any surprise vacations. His or her command probably has a radius of several miles i.
It would be a shame to spend time and money planning a trip only to find out that your other person can't go. Another thing your sailor will have to do is stand duty every so many days. This varies from command to command, and sea duty to shore duty.
Usually, ship duty sections stand duty for 24 hours, and aren't allowed to leave the ship. Standing duty at a shore command is more relaxed. If you don't know what your sailor is talking about, just ask. Be patient. There's a saying in the Navy, "Hurry up and wait. With schedules described in the above step, sailors often like to take leave, the military version of vacation days. Sailors get 30 leave days a year and emergency leave is deducted from that total if it is used there is no "sick leave," ill sailors are either hospitalized, put in bed rest [or "SIQ,"] or re-assigned to a duty they are able to perform.
Sailors are, however, allowed to go "in the hole," and have a negative leave balance in some situations and they will earn their leave back. The sailors also have to route a special chit requesting how many to use and when, and get it approved. In fewer words, they have to get permission first. This takes as little as four business days, but up to a couple of weeks or more. Another thing you will have to be patient with, is mail.
Sending mail to their command, especially if it's a ship, usually takes much longer than mail sent to a 'normal' address. Send something to a ship deployed overseas, and it will likely reach its destination in a few months, or more. A Christmas card showing up in March is not uncommon. Keep that in mind when sending off a care package to your said sailor.
Be understanding. Your sailor may not be able to talk about everything, or anything, pertaining to his or her job, or even schedule, for security reasons. Write often, if your sailor is deployed or in a different part of the country or world than you are. Or if you feel like. You may not hear back from your sailor everyday, or even every week, but emails from home are always welcomed. With all this in mind, proceed how you would normally date someone.
Will this work if my girlfriend is the sailor and I'm a boy who is not the sailor? Yes all the instructions in this article should apply if you are dating a female sailor. Yes No. Not Helpful 0 Helpful 0. Your subjects in high school do not matter if you want to join the navy.
They only care if you have a high school diploma or GED. Include your email address to get a message when this question is answered. E-mail is great, but there is nothing like receiving a good old-fashioned letter, So send them often. Helpful 0 Not Helpful 0. If your sailor is in boot camp, don't expect any emails.
A letter will probably come about once a week. Having said that, send him or her as many letters as you can. Nothing is worse than being the only recruit that didn't get any mail. An occasional phone call from a strange number may arrive in the middle of the day. Recruits only get a few phone calls the entire two months they're in boot camp, and if you're available to answer it, do so. The only thing that sucks more than not getting any mail is not getting to talk to a person during the said very precious phone call.
Some ships have 'sailor phones' they can use to call home when their ship is underway. So, an odd phone call in the middle of the night from a strange number may be from your sailor.
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