Just An Old Salt




 
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June 30th, 2018  
DakotaSurfer
 

Topic: Just An Old Salt


Just an old salt saying Hi! Joined the Navy December 74 decided to get out October 87. Too many changes, too much b******t, (They told me to lose the beard even know I had it since my 1st command. I was under the old GI bill and they told us if we didn't use it by a certain date we'd lose it and I couldn't exactly quit to go to college so I lost most of benefits. I had to buy into the new GI bill and I thought that was BS. Then they started putting women on combat ships, sorry ladies but I think we're pretty aware of what that caused already.) They also told us that changes in benefits were on the way, changes in dependent health care and other items so I said I'd had enough an re-enlist and I got out. Besides the of bureaucracy I had a blast in the Navy, saw a lot of different places (32 countries) from my 1st command in Naples Italy to locations all over the world.

I was I was born and bred in the Midwest in the great state of South Dakota. I got the hell away from an abusive father and the Navy was the best thing I could have done.

Honor, Courage, Commitment Hoorah!

MA1, USN

June 30th, 2018  
MontyB
 
 
Welcome.
July 1st, 2018  
BritinAfrica
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by DakotaSurfer
Just an old salt saying Hi! Joined the Navy December 74 decided to get out October 87. Too many changes, too much b******t, (They told me to lose the beard even know I had it since my 1st command. I was under the old GI bill and they told us if we didn't use it by a certain date we'd lose it and I couldn't exactly quit to go to college so I lost most of benefits. I had to buy into the new GI bill and I thought that was BS. Then they started putting women on combat ships, sorry ladies but I think we're pretty aware of what that caused already.) They also told us that changes in benefits were on the way, changes in dependent health care and other items so I said I'd had enough an re-enlist and I got out. Besides the of bureaucracy I had a blast in the Navy, saw a lot of different places (32 countries) from my 1st command in Naples Italy to locations all over the world.

I was I was born and bred in the Midwest in the great state of South Dakota. I got the hell away from an abusive father and the Navy was the best thing I could have done.

Honor, Courage, Commitment Hoorah!

MA1, USN

Welcome aboard Jack.
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July 1st, 2018  
DakotaSurfer
 
I'd say hello if my name was Jack. Most people call me Michael.
July 1st, 2018  
Redleg
 
 
Welcome to the forums.
July 2nd, 2018  
BritinAfrica
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by DakotaSurfer
I'd say hello if my name was Jack. Most people call me Michael.
Jack is a name we give to a sailor meaning Jack Tar, or Matelot if you prefer.
July 2nd, 2018  
Cne C
 
 
You're welcome
July 17th, 2018  
-- Dusty
 
 
Welcome aboard, should I call you "matey" or "swabby"? Which works....?
June 5th, 2019  
DakotaSurfer
 
Whatever works for u. Most just say "Old Fart".
June 5th, 2019  
MontyB
 
 
Hehe welcome.
 


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