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4 Reasons Why I Will Miss the (US) Navy - Task and Purpose
« on: December 05, 2015, 08:32:27 »
I sometimes miss my time as a MARS officer.  Then, the thought of Workups and Duty Watch reminds me that switching to aircrew blue was a good decision   ;)

The fraternal ties of military service are not limited to my own country. Some of my closest friends serve in the navies of coalition partners. We learned that the farther we were from our home countries, the smaller were our national divisions. We were all bound by the unshakeable call to service.

The camaraderie of the military is frequently cited as the best part of serving. You learn to laugh in the worst of times because, as an Australian officer I served with said, “If you didn’t laugh, you’d cry.” 

We would die for our friends. This is the hardest part to leave. I can’t shake the feeling that I am turning my back on my sailors and friends, but I know that we will all continue to serve long after we are out of uniform.
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Re: 4 Reasons Why I Will Miss the (US) Navy - Task and Purpose
« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2016, 02:59:55 »
Thanks for the great read! I currently have an application in for MARS DEO and am looking forward to making it! [:)
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