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MonkeyFit
May 13, 2009


First classes hot racking was when they started considering it. There were still plenty of times that more junior 1sts would be hot racking. Honestly we probably just couldn't keep people on board long enough to make it a so that more 1sts were hot racking. In a one year period, we had roughly 25 people tap. Ranging from nubs to even a couple chiefs.

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Nick Soapdish
Apr 27, 2008




https://twitter.com/DavidLarter/status/1379121912111104002?s=19

He's not wrong

piL
Sep 20, 2007
(__|\\\\)

Taco Defender

Always live in town if you can. No one wants to visit you in any kind of base housing.

King of Bees
Dec 28, 2012


Gravy Boat 2k

Nick Soapdish posted:


He's not wrong

Lol

BIG HEADLINE
Jun 13, 2006

Make your move...'cause mine's gonna be ugly.

piL posted:

Always live in town if you can. No one wants to visit you in any kind of base housing.

Ennnnh...this isn't as true in someplace like Sigonella. When you rent a place off-base, you're renting just a "people containment unit."

You'll be lucky if the place still has windows after the contract is signed. It *won't* have staples people assume places will have elsewhere, like...cabinets, cupboards, countertops, or sometimes electrical outlets that haven't had the wiring removed so it can be replaced/reinstalled by a juiced-in contractor. The base housing office now offers temporary furniture, but whatever you buy, the landlord is hoping to score from you for a song when your tour is up.

If they could remove the floors, they'd do it, then admonish you for not just balancing on the rebar.

piL
Sep 20, 2007
(__|\\\\)

Taco Defender

BIG HEADLINE posted:

Ennnnh...this isn't as true in someplace like Sigonella. When you rent a place off-base, you're renting just a "people containment unit."

You'll be lucky if the place still has windows after the contract is signed. It *won't* have staples people assume places will have elsewhere, like...cabinets, cupboards, countertops, or sometimes electrical outlets that haven't had the wiring removed so it can be replaced/reinstalled by a juiced-in contractor. The base housing office now offers temporary furniture, but whatever you buy, the landlord is hoping to score from you for a song when your tour is up.

If they could remove the floors, they'd do it, then admonish you for not just balancing on the rebar.

Fair enough. My experience extends only to CONUS and Japan.

BIG HEADLINE
Jun 13, 2006

Make your move...'cause mine's gonna be ugly.

Of course, in Sigonella's case, they built the Marinai Housing Complex in a bad spot outside of NAS 2 and...well...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bRIDqk4QjYQ

SMEGMA_MAIL
May 4, 2018


THUNDERDOME LOSER 2021





Who among us hasnít had a hatchet fight or two at the barracks.

Elviscat
Jan 1, 2008

MESS WITH THE OWL GET DISEMBOWEL





I had to forcibly remove a throwing hatchet from my roomate who was drunkenly attempting to split a hazelnut, held between his fingers, with the pointy end.

Story checks out.

Anita Dickinme
Jan 24, 2013



Grimey Drawer

Iíd like to see how he would react to the PPV off base in Norfolk.

Crab Dad
Dec 28, 2002

I ate too much crab and transformed into this.



Looks like thereís a warfare pin program specific for NOSCís now. Lol.

PneumonicBook
Sep 26, 2007

Do you like our owl?





Ultra Carp

Crab Dad posted:

Looks like thereís a warfare pin program specific for NOSCís now. Lol.

Lol. Can't wait to go to the NOSC for the first time in forever so I can work less efficiently than I did at home this weekend. Ten months left.

Crab Dad
Dec 28, 2002

I ate too much crab and transformed into this.



Apparently itís for people working at to NOSC specificly and not reservists per say.

piL
Sep 20, 2007
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Taco Defender

I missed this one in the scroll. We actually just did active shooter training this morning and I thought I was misremembering something


https://news.usni.org/2021/04/06/active-duty-sailor-killed-after-shooting-2-adults-in-frederick-md-navy-confirms#more-84817

Crab Dad posted:

Apparently it’s for people working at to NOSC specificly and not reservists per say.

Are you talking about an IDW pin or something else?

Crab Dad
Dec 28, 2002

I ate too much crab and transformed into this.



piL posted:

I missed this one in the scroll. We actually just did active shooter training this morning and I thought I was misremembering something


https://news.usni.org/2021/04/06/active-duty-sailor-killed-after-shooting-2-adults-in-frederick-md-navy-confirms#more-84817


Are you talking about an IDW pin or something else?

CNRFC/RCC/NOSC Commands,

Effective immediately, the Personnel Qualification Standard (PQS) (NAVEDTRA 43075A) for Navy Operational Support Center (NOSC) staff is in effect. This PQS cancels any previous edition.

An extensive review and subsequent revision of the NOSC PQS was recently completed to ensure the relevancy, validity, integrity, and focus on Navy Reserve Warfighting Readiness. To be eligible for this PQS, Sailors must be assigned to Commander, Naval Reserve Forces Command (CNRFC), a Reserve Component Command (RCC) or a Navy Operational Support Center (NOSC).

With the release of NAVEDTRA 43075A, the following program changes are in effect:

A. The program is mandatory for all NOSCs.
B. Requalification for AC, FTS or SELRES previously qualified under NAVEDTRA 43075 is not required.
C. Sailors E1 and above assigned to a NOSC must enroll in the program.
E. Commands must have a billeted Navy CO/OIC and SEL to establish and maintain a NOSC PQS program.
F. The NOSC PQS program coordinator must be an E7 or above and shall be designated by the command CO/OIC. Exceptions will be granted on a case-by-case basis by the command CO/OIC.
G. Sailors must complete all job-related and command or unit qualification requirements prior to enrolling in the NOSC PQS program, (i.e. Occupational Advancement Requirement Standards, etc.)
H. For commands with other PQS programs, Sailors will qualify in the commandís primary warfare mission area first.
I. Sailors assigned TAD to an aforementioned command for the purpose of qualifying in the NOSC PQS is not authorized.
J. Sailors authorized TAD or temporarily assigned to an aforementioned command in excess of six-months may qualify in the NOSC PQS; however, it is not mandatory.

Once a Sailor completes a PQS, the following documentation is required for qualification:

1. Final Qualification cards contained within NAVEDTRA 43075A completed and signed by the CO/OIC.
2. Qualification annotated in NSIPS/FLTMPS.
3. Report qualification to the commandís respective ISIC.

Stultus Maximus
Dec 21, 2009

USPOL May


Crab Dad posted:

Looks like thereís a warfare pin program specific for NOSCís now. Lol.

Is the pin a brick wall?

babyeatingpsychopath
Oct 28, 2000
Forum Veteran

Is it a pin or just a PQS to attempt to get people who volunteer to do stuff way out-of-rate for a few years to possibly be competent at their jobs?

orange juche
Mar 14, 2012





Oh my god it can't possibly be worse than existing warfare pin programs, can it? Of course it can

babyeatingpsychopath
Oct 28, 2000
Forum Veteran

It's just a standard workstation PQS. To prove that the NOSC staff has a bare minimum of competency and a generic understanding of the other watchstations.

Just like you'd get in E-div, O-div, etc. Just means you, as a six-month-report E6 in Medical, can't give the Seaman Salute to every reservist walking in that says "hey, Ops sez my orders are on med hold. Where do they go after you clear them?"

US Berder Patrol
Jul 11, 2006

I joined the Navy and all I got was this hideous paunch.


yeh, not every PQS is for a warfare pin

There's PQS books for 3M and rifle marksmanship and everything you could think of

Lou Takki
Dec 4, 2009

#essereFerrari


Might as well add warfare pins for everything you can imagine it's not like most of them are worth a poo poo now anyways.

Crab Dad
Dec 28, 2002

I ate too much crab and transformed into this.



Lol my mistake but the brick symbol should be a thing. The only pqs Iíve ever really worked on was surface and intelligence so Iím just a dummy.

maffew buildings
Apr 29, 2009

I'm too dumb to get probated


We're all dummies here, friend

stinkypete
Nov 27, 2007
wow



maffew buildings posted:

We're all dummies here, friend

StinkyPete Checking in as a dummie

AlternateNu
May 5, 2005

"すやぁ~じゃなくて!"



Crab Dad posted:

CNRFC/RCC/NOSC Commands,

Effective immediately, the Personnel Qualification Standard (PQS) (NAVEDTRA 43075A) for Navy Operational Support Center (NOSC) staff is in effect. This PQS cancels any previous edition.

An extensive review and subsequent revision of the NOSC PQS was recently completed to ensure the relevancy, validity, integrity, and focus on Navy Reserve Warfighting Readiness. To be eligible for this PQS, Sailors must be assigned to Commander, Naval Reserve Forces Command (CNRFC), a Reserve Component Command (RCC) or a Navy Operational Support Center (NOSC).

With the release of NAVEDTRA 43075A, the following program changes are in effect:

A. The program is mandatory for all NOSCs.
B. Requalification for AC, FTS or SELRES previously qualified under NAVEDTRA 43075 is not required.
C. Sailors E1 and above assigned to a NOSC must enroll in the program.
E. Commands must have a billeted Navy CO/OIC and SEL to establish and maintain a NOSC PQS program.
F. The NOSC PQS program coordinator must be an E7 or above and shall be designated by the command CO/OIC. Exceptions will be granted on a case-by-case basis by the command CO/OIC.
G. Sailors must complete all job-related and command or unit qualification requirements prior to enrolling in the NOSC PQS program, (i.e. Occupational Advancement Requirement Standards, etc.)
H. For commands with other PQS programs, Sailors will qualify in the commandís primary warfare mission area first.
I. Sailors assigned TAD to an aforementioned command for the purpose of qualifying in the NOSC PQS is not authorized.
J. Sailors authorized TAD or temporarily assigned to an aforementioned command in excess of six-months may qualify in the NOSC PQS; however, it is not mandatory.

Once a Sailor completes a PQS, the following documentation is required for qualification:

1. Final Qualification cards contained within NAVEDTRA 43075A completed and signed by the CO/OIC.
2. Qualification annotated in NSIPS/FLTMPS.
3. Report qualification to the commandís respective ISIC.

The bolded part is what made me laugh the most. Who the gently caress would want to get sent TAD to a NOSC to qual on a PQS that means absolutely nothing anywhere else?

Of course, truth is always stranger...yadda yadda yadda.

Crab Dad
Dec 28, 2002

I ate too much crab and transformed into this.



Thatís what made me assume it was a pin or other shiny thing worth wearing.

babyeatingpsychopath
Oct 28, 2000
Forum Veteran

AlternateNu posted:

The bolded part is what made me laugh the most. Who the gently caress would want to get sent TAD to a NOSC to qual on a PQS that means absolutely nothing anywhere else?

Of course, truth is always stranger...yadda yadda yadda.

Anyone who wants to voluntarily figure out how a NOSC works before being assigned there is good in my book.

The way the NOSCs "support" reservists right now is barely adequate at best, and actively harmful in a lot of cases. Any improvement is welcome.

Crab Dad
Dec 28, 2002

I ate too much crab and transformed into this.



The most helpful three months of my reserve career was serving at the NOSC and learning who everyone was and showing enough face to be remembered in the future. I may do it again now that thereís been a complete turnover since then.

Vriess
Apr 30, 2013

Select the items of interest in the scene.

Returned with Honor.

AlternateNu posted:

The bolded part is what made me laugh the most. Who the gently caress would want to get sent TAD to a NOSC to qual on a PQS that means absolutely nothing anywhere else?

Of course, truth is always stranger...yadda yadda yadda.

Just as there's people who will visit every command on the base, or every squadron in the air wing to get more coins, there will be people who want to go to commands, even TAD, just to get the shinies.

maffew buildings
Apr 29, 2009

I'm too dumb to get probated


My roommates det was recalled to main body due to in country COVID related concerns. They're currently in quarantine and will proceed to...hang out a few weeks until being sent back to their det site they were removed from for COVID concerns and stay a month longer than originally scheduled. SEABEEEEEEEEEEES

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AlternateNu
May 5, 2005

"すやぁ~じゃなくて!"



babyeatingpsychopath posted:

Anyone who wants to voluntarily figure out how a NOSC works before being assigned there is good in my book.

I too enjoy meeting Sasquatch.

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