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Making The Transition:  Federal Civil Service
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Making The Transition: Federal Civil Service

This post is brought to you by John, a fellow submarine veteran who used his military skills to make a successful transition to a similar career in the federal civil service.   (If you're interested in contributing at The-Military-Guide.com, please see our posting guidelines.  John noticed my submarine commentary ...

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Sea story: Simulate submarine life at home
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Sea story: Simulate submarine life at home

This is a long, long list of how to simulate submarine life at home. These lists have been floating around for decades, perhaps even since World War II. They're always anonymous, and they used to be passed around by hand after being printed on a poorly-maintained mimeograph machine. Today we share them by e-mail and ...

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Sea story: Looking for an Engineer in all the wrong places
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Sea story: Looking for an Engineer in all the wrong places

Sea story? Sure, it's been a month. However, this one has morals about financial independence, early retirement, and knowing your true values. But it has a happy ending, too! Now that my daughter has finished a year of NROTC, we've started some interesting conversations about work/life balance. Submariners aren't ...

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Getting “the job call”
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Getting “the job call”

"The Military Guide" blog has reached 100 posts!  Thanks to everyone who's read and commented over the last eight months.  I think my military skills & discipline will keep this going for another year or five, so tell your friends! On with today's post: One of my shipmates mentioned a few weeks ago that ...

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Sea story:  “Hang on!!”
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Sea story: “Hang on!!”

I'd like to dedicate this very long post to a certain NROTC midshipman who's considering joining the submarine force. You have... no idea. You can still make a different choice! The subtitle of this story is "Why we didn't let Jethro go up to the bridge any more." 20 years after the Cold War ended, it's hard to ...

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Sea story: “Secure blowing sanitaries!!!”
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Sea story: “Secure blowing sanitaries!!!”

Let's take a break. The last couple weeks of posts have covered some pretty heavy topics, with some pretty intricate HTML formatting, and maybe it's time for a little levity around here. To many submariners, "levity" means "potty jokes". In fact, about the only unclassified sea stories we're allowed to tell are the ...

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Sea story:  “Battle Stations Missile”
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Sea story: “Battle Stations Missile”

No finances or other military-retirement topics today, folks.  By popular request from my shipmate Jerome Jolly, it's sea story time. I don't think he's heard this one before. Don't worry-- it's safe for work and it's even family-friendly. My first assignment was the ballistic missile submarine USS JAMES MONROE ...

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