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…)
Updated: July 3, 2016
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…)
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.
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…)
Updated: October 20, 2014
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…)
Updated: May 2, 2016
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…)
Updated: May 2, 2016
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…)
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.
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Updated: May 10, 2015
On May 1, 2010, Naval Support Activity Mid-South in Millington, Tennessee, encountered substantial flooding that closed the base for days – some organizations were not able to get back to quasi normal operations for weeks, but the worst of it was the fact that about 350 people who lived on the base were displaced and more than 100 families lost all of their possessions because base housing met much the same fate as the buildings seen in the aerial picture below.
Within the first three days after the flood, the Navy and Marine Corps Relief Society came to the rescue with $150,000 of emergency assistance for those evacuated from their homes.
The Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society, which was founded in 1904, is a private non-profit charitable organization that is sponsored by the Department of the Navy. They operate nearly 250 offices ashore and afloat at Navy and Marine Corps bases throughout the world.
The mission of the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society is to provide, in partnership with the Navy and Marine Corps, financial, educational, and other assistance to members of the Naval Services of the United States, eligible family members, and survivors when in need; and to receive and manage funds to administer these programs.
On April 9, 2011, the Moral Welfare and Recreation Department, in conjunction with the Mid-South Chief Petty Officer’s Association, will be hosting the 2011 Fund Drive for Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society with the Mud Run (Read the rest of the article…)
Updated: May 2, 2016
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 MAXOutreach™
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.
Updated: May 10, 2015
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…)