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The Navy is Underrepresented!

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Published: March 15, 2013
Updated: August 16, 2014

One of my favorite places to stay when we travel to Florida is the Shades of Green, but during each visit I find the Navy is seriously underrepresented! Rarely do I find anyone, active duty or retired, who served in the Navy. The Army folks are everywhere, and good on them! It is time for the Navy to realize and take advantage in greater numbers. I can only assume our Sailors are just unaware of the opportunity, so I hope to help inform via this post. (Read the rest of the article…)

My Intro to Film Class

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Published: October 12, 2012
Updated: February 25, 2018

In October 2012, while in college, I took Introduction to Film. I decided to take the class only because it was in a convenient time slot, and not because I had any interest in taking the class. I am, however, enjoying it; for instance, we watched Quentin Tarantino’s, Reservoir Dogs — it was the first time I had ever seen the film, it was weird, but cool. Anyway…

The first major paper in the class is a scene analysis. We could pick any movie, any scene. I choose the movie, Saving Private Ryan; hopefully you are able to figure which scene via my essay…

The world as we experience it through our own senses is limited in its scope to the singular perspective. In film, however, using the same setting with the use of many different camera angles and positions, producing shots that are choreographed with crisp sound into a sequence, can take even an otherwise boring event and present it as epic. Filmmaking has the ability to broaden perspective — exponentially. In an essential scene in Saving Private Ryan, the film maker manages the elements of cinematography, sound, setting and editing to grab the audience’s attention and put them on edge for what will be coming next.

Released to theaters on July 24, 1998, (Read the rest of the article…)

Navy Veteran, Dave Bray

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Published: September 3, 2012
Updated: May 21, 2015

During the long Labor Day weekend, my wife and I traveled to the Soldiers’ Angels Headquarters in San Antonio, Texas. We attended a Milblog conference where we had the opportunity to discuss many topics from the care of our Wounded Warriors to the opportunities for Veteran employment in this time of limited job availability. It was during this conference that we had the chance to meet Navy Veteran, and the lead singer of Madison Rising, Dave Bray.

Dave Bray of Madison Rising Packing Boxes for Soldiers' Angels

Dave Bray is filling care-packages for deployed Servicemembers.

The son of a Sailor, Dave Bray was born in England outside of Menwith Hill Station. Soon thereafter, he and his family transferred to Ft. Meade, Maryland where the family took up homestead in Southern Pennsylvania. His father’s service to his country was a great example to both Dave and his brother.

Dave’s older brother was the first to enlist. He followed his brother as soon as he could – entering the Delayed Entry Program (DEP) at 17. Dave, always the achiever, he saw an opportunity to get ahead and referred three of his peers who also enlisted – earning him the pay-grade of E-3 before he even got on the bus to go to Recruit Training Command.

While in boot-camp, Dave was selected to the position of RCPO (Recruit Chief Petty Officer). (Read the rest of the article…)

Machinist Jobs in Tennessee

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Published: June 5, 2012
Updated: February 12, 2019

An employment opportunity for those leaving the Navy in the near future or are out and looking for employment; Kronos Energy Solutions, an expanding company in Cordova, Tennessee that has been operating since 2009, has two openings for skilled full time machinists capable of working with a wide variety of different materials. Machines included but not limited to are, Lathes, Punches, brakes, saws, and water jet cutting. Candidates with a variety of machining skills are encouraged to apply. CNC experience preferred but not required. Blueprint reading, precision measuring, and organized work habits are a must. Ability to calculate in decimals and fractions are required. Occasional heavy lifting with assistance is required.

The following (Read the rest of the article…)

Labor Day 2011, Need a Job?

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Published: September 5, 2011
Updated: February 13, 2019

Even with the national unemployment rate hovering at 9.1%, there are jobs available for those with the skills and education to fill them. In a lot of cases your prior military experience will fill the bill; companies are seeking Veterans with your skill set.

One such company is IAP Worldwide Services. IAP is currently seeking applicants for various positions within the United States and internationally. Here is a sampling of the positions IAP is looking to fill;

In the United States:

–Administrative assistant position in Fort Irwin, CA. You would need to be able to get a secret clearance, the job pays $28 an hour.
–Director, Operations and Power Systems position in Panama City, Florida.
–HVAC/Controls Technician position in Annapolis, MD.
–Electrician position in Washington, DC. You would need a top secret clearance.
–Maintenance Carpenter position in Jacksonville, FL. (Read the rest of the article…)

Nuke Jobs Available in US, Asia, and the Middle East

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Published: August 8, 2011
Updated: February 13, 2019

Originally published, August 8, 2011:

Time to leverage your shipboard power knowledge and translate it to land based power plants and other projects? Bechtel Corporation is prepared to help transition qualified engineers – Naval Officers and NCOs for engineering leadership positions, into their business. Bechtel currently has several projects and needs for Navy Nuclear Power trained engineers in the US, in Asia, and the Middle East. Bechtel is prepared to help transition qualified engineers into their business and allocate resources to do this.

Bechtel has 100’s of openings, many in the field of Nuclear Power generation, and they are aggressively seeking the usual suspects; US Navy nuclear propulsion trained Petty Officers (E-6 and up) qualified in Submarines (i.e., Engineering Lab Technicians [ELT’s], Machinist Mates [MM’s], Electronic Technicians [ET’s]) (AS degrees preferred); US Navy nuclear propulsion trained officers (ranks of O3 – O5 preferred); US Navy nuclear submarine qualified officers (ranks of O3 – O5 preferred); US Navy nuclear propulsion trained Warrant officers – submarine or surface ship; US Navy nuclear aircraft carrier nuclear propulsion trained officers; US Navy nuclear propulsion trained US Naval Petty Officers (E-6 and up) surface Navy (i.e., ELT’s, MM’s, ET’s) (AS degrees preferred); US Navy nuclear propulsion prototype instructors (Read the rest of the article…)

Aviation Job outside Philly

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Published: June 28, 2011
Updated: May 2, 2016

McGrath Systems, a staffing and recruiting services company, has announced a need for Technicians/Fabricators experienced in aviation sheet metal and structural mechanics. Prior Military experience is a plus! Sounds like a job for any Aviation Structural Mechanic due to get out and would like to live and work in the Philadelphia, PA area.

Duties include:
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Project Manager IT Job Opening

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Published: March 8, 2011
Updated: February 13, 2019

Qualified Navy Information Technology professionals are encouraged to apply for an IT position presented by ServiceMaster. ServiceMaster is headquartered in Memphis, TN – its best-known brands include Merry Maids, Terminix, and TruGreen LawnCare.

The following information is provided by MAXOutreachâ„¢

Position Overview
Under direct supervision IT Project Manager will be responsible for managing medium to large size projects composed of Project Analysts, IS department personnel, and contract resources. The Project Manager will collaborate closely with the business units and other IT COE functions to plan and deliver assigned projects.

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System Integrator Position Available

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Published: February 24, 2010
Updated: February 14, 2019

Attention on Deck! There is a System Integrator job available at the Training Support Center in Hampton Roads, Virginia. May be a great opportunity for a qualified Navy Information Systems Technician (IT) or even a Cryptologic Technician – Networks (CTN); if you meet the qualifications listed below and are close to finishing your contract, this opportunity may be for you.

Principle Duties and Essential Job Functions:

Leads and participates in highly complex system integration projects. Installs, generates, maintains, (Read the rest of the article…)

Job Opening in Millington

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Published: July 21, 2009
Updated: February 14, 2019

The U. S. House of Representatives has a program to hire veterans who have served on active duty since 9/11 and have a 30% or greater disability rating, for two year fellowships in various district offices of Congressional Members. You can learn more about the program at

Permanent employment at the end of two years is a goal but not guaranteed.

Pass the word! Currently there is an opening in the Millington, TN in Congressman Tanner’s office, follow directions below to apply if you are qualified. (Read the rest of the article…)

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