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21 November 2014

NEW Guidance on Voluntary Storage of Privately-Owned Firearms

CNO Washington released NAVADMIN 263/14 the message Outlines new DoD policy on “voluntarily relinquish a privately-owned firearm” for mental health purposes in an attempt to reduce suicides and harm to others. This program is voluntary but is there precedence to believe it could lead to mandatory relinquishing of firearms?

08 October 2014

Navy 239th Birthday!

On October 13th remember to do something nice for loved ones in support of this year’s theme for the Navy’s Birthday “thanking those who support us.”

30 September 2014

All Hands Call With CNO and MCPON.

NAVADMIN 219/14 Announces in celebration of the 239th Birthday of the Navy an all Hands Call With the CNO and MCPON to be broadcast live on DTS, the Pentagon Channel, and

15 September 2014

How to find the truth in Smoke pit Rumors!

NEW PRT standards, Navy ball caps in NWUs, new uniforms are all scuttlebutt rumors some even turn out to hold a little truth.  How do you know what rumors are fact and which are fiction?  Here are some links to help find the truth right from the source.

08 September 2014

NEW Overseas Screening Process!

NAVADMIN 203/14 released on Sept 2nd by CNO Washington has new processes for overseas screenings. These processes will affect everyone needing an overseas screening here is what you need to know.

Fiscal Year 2015 General Military Training. (NAVADMIN 202/14)

According to NAVADMIN 202/14 released Sept 2nd by CNO Washington the navy has  “reduced requirements for FY-15 GMT and placed more flexibility in the hands of commanding officers“.   What does that mean for you and is it really “reduced”?

28 August 2014

Only one week till E6 exam
if you're not ready checkout some Study tips.  If you are ready don't nuke the test here are some test taking tips.

18 August 2014

Navy Prep Test's

Here are some two prep tests for IT rating folks out there.  If you have some for other rating to add please send me a message or put a link in the comments.  MORE LINKS AND TEST PREP IN THE COMMENTS.  

13 August 2014

The Great White Fleet.

On December 16th 1907 sixteen battleships clad in white with gilded scrollwork with red, white, and blue banners on their bows Left Hampton Roads on a historic journey that would take them around the world, showing the power and capability of the United States Navy.
That is what we have learned but why did we need to show force?  What is “The rest of the story”?

Let the Navy Advance your Career and Education!

Most people think that the GI Bill is the best thing for your education and it is nice but if you are smart you won’t use it till you get out or you will Pass it on to your kids.  So what are the best things for your education well you are still in the navy?  Navy COOL not only is it easy but it will pay for you to get Certified or licensed.   find out how easy it really is to use navy  cool…

Why Should I Care If Someone Makes Chief?

Last week when the Chiefs results come out, in the commotion of congratulating all the people I know who made it, an IT3's said to me "What is the big deal, they just went up one pay grade, why should I care?".   He had a point it is only a small pay boost.  Why should a junior sailor care? Why should he   indeed.  Here are some of the things I brought up to this IT3.

08 August 2014

The September exam (Cycle 224) dates.

The September exam is around the corner in case you haven’t seen the message here are the dates for each exam;
E6 - 4 September 2014
E5 - 11 September 2014
E4 - 18 September 2014
Remember to study you’re BIBS and GOOD LUCK ALL.
·         See the full message here
·         exam tips  here
·         Study Tips Here
·         See your BIBS Here

07 August 2014

A Few Exam Blunders to Avoid.

With only weeks till the exam I’m sure you have been studying for this exam (If not check out my studying tips here) and you are ready.   This time you are going to make you’ve pulled out all the stops, you read every BIB and you have that EP  you are ready now.   Or are you?  In these final days before the test make sure you don’t fall victim to these common test taking blunders.

06 August 2014

Chiefs Results are out!

The wait is over here you will find the Advancement results for Chief for FY15

01 June 2014

Time to STUDY!!

If it is your first time up or maybe you are on your 5th try this the list of helpful study ideas should help get you that next Pay-grade (Lets face it that is why we wanna make rank the Money)

28 May 2014

NEW Advancment NAVADMIN 114/11 Policies Will They HELP or HURT?

  The NEW Advancement NAVADMIN 114/14 was released a couple weeks back and all I hear are negative things;
“This sucks now it will be harder for ME to advance!”
“Evals are a sham and now they count for 60% of my FMS!  Gauss I’ll have to suck even  more brass to Make Chief!”
“WTF without the award points for my good conduct I lose X points!”
Is it really that BAD? Surely this thing can't just be a flaming pile horse $h!^?

07 March 2014

5 things NOT to take or do on Cruise!

You see many lists of stuff you should take on cruise heck I even have one on here.  I started thinking about all the stupid stuff I've seen people take and do on cruise.   This countdown is of the Funniest and most stupide things I've seen people take or do on cruise.

21 February 2014

Are you Ready for the Navy PRT?

It’s that time of year time to dusts off that blue and yellow PT gear and start hitting the gym it’s PRT time.    If you are like me you understand it is hard to get in a good workout between juggling Work and Family life.   Now that the PRT is just around the corner it’s crunch time.   With it being everyone’s favorite time of the year I thought I would put together a list to try and keep you and myself off the Fat Kid list.

18 February 2014

What to Expect when Joining the Navy! Boot Camp and After.

                    Many people ask me "what can I expect when I join the Navy" my answer “You can expect almost anything”.   Your Navy experience will depend on many things one of them is your Knowledge coming in.   This post will cover what you can expect and what you should know joining the world’s most powerful Navy……  I will cover this in two parts “Before Boot Camp” and “Boot Camp and After

What to Expect when Joining the Navy! Before Boot Camp.

                    Many people ask me "what can I expect when I join the Navy" my answer “You can expect almost anything”.   Your Navy experience will depend on many things one of them is your Knowledge coming in.   This post will cover what you can expect and what you should know joining the world’s most powerful Navy……  I will cover this in two parts “Before Boot Camp” and “Boot Camp and After

13 February 2014

Tips for Navy high year tenure (Things you may not know)

Tips for Navy high year tenure (Things you may not know)
What is high year tenure?  First direct from the instruction;
 “ High Year Tenure (HYT) program  is a vital and effective force shaping tool to properly size and shape the active and Reserve Navy.”  “HYT Is a total force policy which establishes standardized length-of-service gates by pay grade balanced with a waiver process that allows Navy to retain the right Sailor.”  “The standardized HYT gates are established to allow Sailors the greatest flexibility to stay Navy in a stabilized force.”
In other words if you don’t make rate in the allotted time in the HYT policy then they will kick you out to make room for others.  So make rate and you will be fine but what if you can’t make rate?  This list is going to be stuff you may be able to do to stay in PAST your HYT and a few tips to make rate.

Helpful NKO Links

         Did you know most everything on NKO is accessible through other sources.  I have compiled a list of a few sites you may have always gone to NKO to get now you can just add the bookmark or use my shortcuts.

Are You Ready For a Sucky Deployment

Deployments can either be a blast or completely SUCK.   There are many things that factor into the equation of a bad or good deployment, how long it is, what ship you are on, your chain of command, what the Navy needs of your ship, and the crew  are all things you CAN’T change.  
Here is a list of tips to make that dismal deployment into a bearable or even an awesome event.

11 February 2014

Is NKO really down again!?

Have you ever wondered is Navy Knowledge Online really ONLINE?   Here is a cool little website you can tell you if you are the only one not able to get to NKO or if it is a bigger problem;
Not only will this site tell you if the site is up but it will give you a graph of when it has been down and how long.   So use this the next time you can’t get to NKO or if you just want to know if it is working.
-To find out about completing online training when NKO is down click Here.
*Feel free to check it out and if this helped leave a comment below. If you liked this post please follow and share.

10 February 2014

Saving Money on Your Uniforms!

Uniforms cost a lot. Just a fresh set of NWU's will with both Warfare pins everything sewn on will run you over $180.   If you are a little seaman that is a lot of cash!  Here are a few tips to save some $$$ and still stay looking Fresh.

Bypass NKO Backdoor into NKO Training or NETC LMS

Is NKO not working?  Do you need to do your mandatory training?  Are your sailors making an excuses that NKO is down that is why training is not done?    I have a Quick Backdoor to get you into NKO Training now known as NETC LMS.  In just five simple steps you can complete your training 99% of the time no Network Errors so you can get on with your life.

Using NETC Learning Management System (The New NKO Training)

The NETC website is a little confusing and if you don't know what you are doing it can be a pain in the ass.  Here are a few tips on using the new NKO Training website NETC Learning Management System.
  • Enrolling in a couse
  • Starting the training
  • Saving a Certificate

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