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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Zen Savage, Oct 7, 2016.

  1. Zen Savage

    Zen Savage Knowledge and experience weigh less...

    Hello to all. After 23 years of active duty in our great Navy, I finally know what I want to do when I grow up. Adventurer and working on a masters degree in Emergency and Disaster Management. Looking to interact with folks of similar interests, who know there are lessons beyond the classroom, and understand that knowledge is the best companion for survival and Preparedness. Cheers to all
  2. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    Took you 23 years to grow up? My old div chief would love to hear that. Welcome aboard, we have a few other former Navy here.
  3. Dunerunner

    Dunerunner Monkey

    Thank you for your service and dedication. Welcome to the Monkey!
  4. techsar

    techsar Monkey++

    Welcome! 23 years working for the Marines' taxi service, eh? LOL Enjoy the Monkey...lots of good folks and tons of diverse knowledge to be found!

    Semper Fi!
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  5. Gator 45/70

    Gator 45/70 Monkey+++

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  6. duane

    duane Monkey++

    Welcome, enjoy the coffee.
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  7. Motomom34

    Motomom34 Moderator Moderator Site Supporter++

    Your first forum? Well I am glad you chose us. Cool Masters degree you are working on, great choice. Look forward to reading your posts. Welcome to Survival Monkey
  8. Zen Savage

    Zen Savage Knowledge and experience weigh less...

    23 years and still going... probably will do another 4 before punching out. Thanks!
  9. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey..... Moderator Site Supporter++

    Welcome to the Monkey....Navy!!
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  10. Zen Savage

    Zen Savage Knowledge and experience weigh less...

    Thanks to all! Hoping to contribute and learn as well.
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  11. Ura-Ki

    Ura-Ki Grudge Monkey

    Welcome Aboard Deck Ape! Just teasin a little, don't let it bend yer rudder!!! You came to the right place, lots of really good info from folks that live the life you are seeking now that your all growed up! Glad to have you with us, and looking forward to your input!
  12. Altoidfishfins

    Altoidfishfins Monkey++

    Don't mind the harassment, it's standard here and all in fun.

    But having been in the Navy for 23 years one can't imagine that you're a thin-skinned squid. Just not sure how you're going to put up with all that political correctness that's been creeping into our military as of late for another 4 years.

    You're most welcome here. Lots of info and good people all. Check out shoutbox. It gets pretty hilarious some times.
  13. Dont

    Dont Just another old gray Jarhead Monkey Site Supporter

    Welcome aboard @Zen Savage .. Dig in to the threads and get educated. There's a lot of diverse knowledge here..
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  14. Zen Savage

    Zen Savage Knowledge and experience weigh less...

    Funny! Actually, was a deck ape / Boatswain's Mate my first tour! Every generation has issues relating to and understanding the next. However, this new gen truly is different, more PC...and soft. Makes the job challenging and enjoyable! That said and one of the reasons that led me here is I've noticed many skill sets we used to teach such as open water survival have gone away. Sad and disturbing.
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  15. UncleMorgan

    UncleMorgan I eat vegetables. My friends are not vegetables.

    OMG!: I just realized all you semi-wierd Navy types probably (in aggregate) constitute a Motley Crewe.

    Well, good. We need a maximum of motley around here. And the bigger the Crewe the better.

    Welcome, indeed!
  16. tacmotusn

    tacmotusn Mosquito Sailor

    Welcome to Survival Monkey. I am probably one of the other Navy types that Ghrit spoke of. I have been out since 1994. Retired from that life after 22 years. For your 1st Forum you came to one of the Best, if not "THE BEST". I tried a few others and this one certainly stuck with me. The people here are very much like the family you would like to have, and very helpful. Civility and service to others is a norm that just doesn't seem to exist with the other forums I tried. I think you will like it here. If there is something you are looking for or want info on and can't find it, the shoutbox is a place to go to ask for your quickest response. Enjoy your time here. Tac
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  17. Altoidfishfins

    Altoidfishfins Monkey++

    A good friend of mine began in the Navy as a Boatswain's mate back in the early 80's. Hated it. Finally ended up doing something with Crypto gear.

    Open water survival would be a fairly necessary skill for a Navy type, one would think. Guess the Navy considers the newer PC crowd a little more expendable.

    At any rate, judging by the sheer number of responses you've gotten just on your introductory thread, it looks as if you're already well on your way to acceptance into this monkey troupe.
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  18. john316

    john316 Monkey+

    well say what u think tac
    my wife sometimes tells me to growup
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  19. Witch Doctor 01

    Witch Doctor 01 Mojo Maker

    Welcome to the monkey... while your here we have some paint that needs chipping.... and some decks to swab...

    Enjoy the tree... no harm no foul Navy....
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  20. marlas1too

    marlas1too Monkey++

    I refuse to release my first childhood-having to much fun but welcome welcome
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