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navyordie123
3 hours ago, DeepseaSeabee said:

Please take time to talk with your Shipmates, Seabee buddies, brothers and Sisters. My detachment lost a brother yesterday. He was enthusiastic, personable and a sponge for knowledge. A joy to be around. He will be sorely missed!

Prayers for his family and your command. My deepest sympathies. 

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OSCinthemaking
7 hours ago, OS1(SW/EXW) said:

Please tell me you are AD, I don't want to compete against ^^ THAT ^^ :wacko:

 

Good luck OS1, this might be the year for you! The quotas for AD are really good this cycle, unlike for us on "the dark side"

Yeah I'm AD lol good luck to you as well. Hopefully this is both of our year.

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SeaBeeDoc
15 hours ago, DeepseaSeabee said:

Please take time to talk with your Shipmates, Seabee buddies, brothers and Sisters. My detachment lost a brother yesterday. He was enthusiastic, personable and a sponge for knowledge. A joy to be around. He will be sorely missed!

Sorry for your loss, the HM community loss a great Navy Chief this week too.

 

11 hours ago, OSCinthemaking said:

Yeah I'm AD lol good luck to you as well. Hopefully this is both of our year.

 

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SeaBeeDoc

Just throwing out a question? I am already working on my eval, and I thought I had a great closing bullet but I was told by one of my Chiefs that it was a promotable bullet. Any suggestions on a great EP bullet?

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LSHARP
19 minutes ago, SeaBeeDoc said:

Just throwing out a question? I am already working on my eval, and I thought I had a great closing bullet but I was told by one of my Chiefs that it was a promotable bullet. Any suggestions on a great EP bullet?

What was the bullet

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BOATSNUGGYD

Has anyone seen oir heard of a timeline for the fts/selres cpo timeline for when the are releasing the selections to the triad

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PSjg78
On ‎7‎/‎8‎/‎2017 at 0:10 PM, BOATSNUGGYD said:

Hope everyone is enjoying their last free weekend

Nothing as of this morning on the release figured by this time they would have established a timeline for us FTS/Reserve folks.... geez.. I was calm and cool and collected now Im impatient and anxious.  They have to know that this is sit and wait is not "mentally" good for anyone the pressure alone is insane.. knowing they know who are the new selects and holding on to them for whatever the reason may be is nuts... ok ok vent over ... back to trying to clear my mind.. I hate "unknowns"  .... yeah all the unknowns of Phase 2 (if blessed to be selected) are gonna drive me nuts hahahha

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osiris0107

Good luck FTS brothers and sisters! Hopefully we see a lot of "S"'s this go around.

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PSjg78
19 minutes ago, osiris0107 said:

Good luck FTS brothers and sisters! Hopefully we see a lot of "S"'s this go around.

Hopefully this week.... we shall see

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OS1(SW/EXW)
4 hours ago, SeaBeeDoc said:

Just throwing out a question? I am already working on my eval, and I thought I had a great closing bullet but I was told by one of my Chiefs that it was a promotable bullet. Any suggestions on a great EP bullet?

PM me your email address.

 

I have award doc that we have been passing around for a few years that has all kinds of eval bullet points and award inputs. 

 

I would be happy to share it with you, that is what it was created for!

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SeaBeeDoc

Well gonna call it a day and pray when I come in the morning BOL will be down, then I will know to start expecting a meeting/ phone call with one of the Master Chiefs.

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PSjg78
49 minutes ago, SeaBeeDoc said:

Well gonna call it a day and pray when I come in the morning BOL will be down, then I will know to start expecting a meeting/ phone call with one of the Master Chiefs.

yuppers... I might be a little cray cray and start checking BOL tonight just cause hahah.... guess I will have my glass of wine this evening :-)

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Chief Guns
13 hours ago, SeaBeeDoc said:

Just throwing out a question? I am already working on my eval, and I thought I had a great closing bullet but I was told by one of my Chiefs that it was a promotable bullet. Any suggestions on a great EP bullet?

Here is one i used for one of my FCPO's who picked up Chief last year. PM me your closing bullet.

Petty Officer Sailor is a Chief without the Anchor! Make it official! Put this Sailor in khaki's and send him/her to sea as a LCPO immediately! 

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PO14Life

Anyone else try anything crazy to predict? I asked a magic 8 ball. Lol

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Tony

Now that everyone is stressed out, here is a reminder to invite a friend to join this forum.

You can share, with links located below or you can send an email. The more the merrier!

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On 7/7/2017 at 6:21 PM, navyordie123 said:

I can't imagine how hard that it must be having to work a regular job and do the NAVY job as well. I wouldn't want to have to deal with that but on the plus side you have a job were you can take your mind off of the results as hard as it may be to do so. When AD Navy goes to work it seems like we are reminded of the results all the time cause someone is always bringing it up. Hope that the results come out soon for y'all. I know y'all have been waiting for way to long as it is.

Let me do my best to explain. A lot of us where I work (three letter groups), spend our days running around like crazy because we work for the government. Then, we roll into drill weekend doing LITERALLY the same thing because for some reason, no one can figure out functional management or mission planning.

I have several things I have to do for work which may take me away from the season, while still facing the pressure of participating in the season as much as possible. If I can get ADT orders to put me on active duty for six weeks. This part is possible, but I need to give my work advance notice... we are creeping further and further away from "advance notice." Along with this, active duty has the advantage of finding out and then rolling right into training. Reservists have a different beast to navigate.

And with 'taking your mind off things'-- its not always possible. A lot of us still end up doing navy stuff during the week because there isn't enough time on a drill weekend to meet all of the requirements. There is a disconnect between AD and Reservists; we are accountable for everything active duty has to do (workcenter quals, annual training, warfare quals, collaterals, etc.,) we just have a much shorter time to do it.

I love the reserves because it was a better temporary solution for my work/life balance. But d*** if I don't spend a large portion of time pitching in for the sake of the command.

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PSjg78
1 hour ago, sailormoon said:

Let me do my best to explain. A lot of us where I work (three letter groups), spend our days running around like crazy because we work for the government. Then, we roll into drill weekend doing LITERALLY the same thing because for some reason, no one can figure out functional management or mission planning.

I have several things I have to do for work which may take me away from the season, while still facing the pressure of participating in the season as much as possible. If I can get ADT orders to put me on active duty for six weeks. This part is possible, but I need to give my work advance notice... we are creeping further and further away from "advance notice." Along with this, active duty has the advantage of finding out and then rolling right into training. Reservists have a different beast to navigate.

And with 'taking your mind off things'-- its not always possible. A lot of us still end up doing navy stuff during the week because there isn't enough time on a drill weekend to meet all of the requirements. There is a disconnect between AD and Reservists; we are accountable for everything active duty has to do (workcenter quals, annual training, warfare quals, collaterals, etc.,) we just have a much shorter time to do it.

I love the reserves because it was a better temporary solution for my work/life balance. But d*** if I don't spend a large portion of time pitching in for the sake of the command.

Very well explained ! Being FTS I've seen and heard it all ... the Reserve force is like double the active duty work. I've had to put reservists on ships to fill gap billets and they shine like no other because they are used to balancing it out more then us having to just worry about one job.. I have much respect for my reservists ..

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OS1(SW/EXW)
2 minutes ago, PSjg78 said:

 I have much respect for my reservists ..

Thank you!

 

We rarely if EVER hear this!

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PSjg78
13 minutes ago, OS1(SW/EXW) said:

Thank you!

 

We rarely if EVER hear this!

Very welcome... well heck technically being FTS I am a reservist too :-) I feel you though.. keep doing what you do..

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30 minutes ago, PSjg78 said:

Very well explained ! Being FTS I've seen and heard it all ... the Reserve force is like double the active duty work. I've had to put reservists on ships to fill gap billets and they shine like no other because they are used to balancing it out more then us having to just worry about one job.. I have much respect for my reservists ..

Thanks! OS1 is right-- we usually never get thanked. If fact, we usually get accused of stealing all their food from the fridge and other stuff like that. Why they always gotta focus on the negative? lol

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BOATSNUGGYD

I think it's 10 central time

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Just now, BOATSNUGGYD said:

I think it's 10 central time

-_-

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IS1(IW/SW/AW/EXW)

Have you guys heard something?  What's with the 10:00 talk?

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Mestizo68

Any word on FTS results? The suspense is killing me. 

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