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    Default Anyone serving/served in the Navy?

    I'm in the Israeli Navy, and these days I'm in a course for being a photographer.
    the problem is I really want to be a fighter of the navy, I want to serve on a Missile Boat, and I don't know what to choose - missile boat or photography..
    I just think that being a missile boat fighter is more respectful and interesting.
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    See if you can be a photographer on a missle boat!

    Kind of an interesting coincidence acutally. I served for 6 years as a Naval Photographer on board an aircraft carrier. Like any rate you choose, you're a soldier first and your rate second regardless of where you are or what your "job" is. I'd say if you have an interest in photograpy, and the science behind it, go for it. it's a great job.
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    Quote Originally Posted by seenbad
    See if you can be a photographer on a missle boat!

    Kind of an interesting coincidence acutally. I served for 6 years as a Naval Photographer on board an aircraft carrier. Like any rate you choose, you're a soldier first and your rate second regardless of where you are or what your "job" is. I'd say if you have an interest in photograpy, and the science behind it, go for it. it's a great job.
    yeah what a coincidence!!
    but actually I have no interest in photography. I only chose it because I wanted to be in the navy and that was the only option for the navy.
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    Other than being on a missle boat you mean?

    Sorry, I guess I'm confused. You're "in" the Navy already, but I'm not clear on what choice you have before you right now. Are you saying that to stay in, you would need to be a photographer?
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    Quote Originally Posted by seenbad
    Other than being on a missle boat you mean?

    Sorry, I guess I'm confused. You're "in" the Navy already, but I'm not clear on what choice you have before you right now. Are you saying that to stay in, you would need to be a photographer?
    sorry I didn't make myself clear.

    before I joined the army I had the choice between being a fighter or not. I decided not to, so they gave me a few jobs I could choose from. I chose the Navy, and the only job the had for me was a photographer.
    If I want to be a fighter, they'll take me any time, you know what I mean?
    if someone has a profile of a fighter and he wants to be one, they'll take him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Van Maiden
    sorry I didn't make myself clear.

    before I joined the army I had the choice between being a fighter or not. I decided not to, so they gave me a few jobs I could choose from. I chose the Navy, and the only job the had for me was a photographer.
    If I want to be a fighter, they'll take me any time, you know what I mean?
    if someone has a profile of a fighter and he wants to be one, they'll take him.

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    We don't have "missile boats". We have cruisers (CG), detroyers (DD & DDG), and frigates (FF & FFG).

    The only rate in the Navy which you're somewhat trained as a "fighter" is "CB", Construction Builder (also known by its nickname "Sea Bee"), due to them spending a lot of time in the field or in possible combat areas.

    And, seeing as how you have a photography background and might want to continue within that rate in the U.S. Navy, not only will you be classified as an airman, but the only ships you'll be assigned to (when not on shore duty) will be aircraft carriers or ships of similar mission (LPH's, LHA's, LHD's).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vince G.
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    We don't have "missile boats". We have cruisers (CG), detroyers (DD & DDG), and frigates (FF & FFG).

    The only rate in the Navy which you're somewhat trained as a "fighter" is "CB", Construction Builder (also known by its nickname "Sea Bee"), due to them spending a lot of time in the field or in possible combat areas.

    And, seeing as how you have a photography background and might want to continue within that rate in the U.S. Navy, not only will you be classified as an airman, but the only ships you'll be assigned to (when not on shore duty) will be aircraft carriers or ships of similar mission (LPH's, LHA's, LHD's).
    since I'm from Israel, I'm serving the Israeli Navy, and we do have Missile Boats. Saar 4.5, Saar 5...
    but yeah, serving a Missile Boat is not a "real fighter" that's why I want it!!
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    Vince, he's in the Israeli Navy.

    VanM- Man, maybe I need more Java, but I'm not tracking with you yet.

    Your only option for the Navy was photographer, yet you have a choice to be a fighter on a missle boat?......

    I am totally spun out. Maybe you could start over?
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    Quote Originally Posted by seenbad
    Vince, he's in the Israeli Navy.

    VanM- Man, maybe I need more Java, but I'm not tracking with you yet.

    Your only option for the Navy was photographer, yet you have a choice to be a fighter on a missle boat?......

    I am totally spun out. Maybe you could start over?
    once you decide being a fighter, all the options are open for you
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    Ok, so you're currently a photographer in the Nave but want to transfer to a "fighter" in the Army?
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    Quote Originally Posted by seenbad
    Ok, so you're currently a photographer in the Nave but want to transfer to a "fighter" in the Army?
    thinking about it
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    Gotcha. Well, I know pride is a whole different kind of animal over there for you, but I'd say you're in a good spot right where you're at. I'd rather document fighing and death rather than be the one being documented.
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    If you want to do it, do it. You're young, and should follow your passions. Better to have made a few mistakes than to have a few regrets.

    Things are different here in the States. Pretty much anybody in the military gets a measure of respect, no matter what role they fill. I imagine in a country with compulsory military service that might be a little bit different. The only thing I can suggest is that whatever you do, do it because of how you'll feel about it, not how others will perceive it.

    Personally, I think being a photographer would be pretty cool. You preserve moments in time, and create the impressions other people get of the service. You never know who or what that might inspire. Seems like a much more desirable role than a lot of those found on a small warship, but that's just my perception.

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    Trust me, after 18 hours of flight ops and walking 20 miles up and down that flight deck before getting to sleep or eat, you'll be in LOVE with your nice little air-conditioned darkroom!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisTheEdHead
    Trust me, after 18 hours of flight ops and walking 20 miles up and down that flight deck before getting to sleep or eat, you'll be in LOVE with your nice little air-conditioned darkroom!
    Actually, even in photography you can relate to that (not quite 18 hours though. You're air boss should be shot. That's insane and extremely dangerous). We had to strip down the tomcats TARP pods for development. LOTS of time on deck. But then yes, we get to go down and develop the film in a nicely AC'd workspace . We even had our own washer and dryer.
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