Flash90..I served in the USN for 20 years. I served on 5 carriers as well as shore stations.I joined the navy and I agreed to a four year contract. The rate I choose was aviation botswain mate and Im confused to actually what Im doing, so Im asking to those what is the job is like and what to expect and also any and all advice
Mind you I retired from the USN in '91. So I'm not really sure what the policy is about changing your rate. Trust me things have really changed since I retired. I do keep up with whats going on. Try these links below for USN information.Yea sounds pretty tough but they didn't give me much choices like the other choices were a yeoman and I believe a storekeeper but I just pick ab cuz honestly I just wanted to be in the navy . I heard they give you an opputunity to change rates during bootcamp is it true?
I must second AegisFC, Carrier was an excellent series. It is available on line. Ask your recruiter if he has it available. It is rather long >>> 10 hours.There was an excellent PBS documentary called "Carrier", you can still find it on Hulu and several of the people featured were AB's and other members of the deck gang.