CLASS OF 1992
Madisonville North Hopkins High SchoolClass of 1992
University of South FloridaClass of 1996
Ft. myers, FL
National Bartender's SchoolClass of 1996
ITT Technical InstituteClass of 1995
Joint Meteorological Training CenterClass of 1993
Life Hello old friends. Life has been exciting since Graduation in '92. I served in the U.S. Navy as a weather forecaster & anti-submarine warfare oceanography specialist mostly in Yokosuka, Japan. I attended college for a while, and finally moved back to KY. I met my (ex) husband at Fort Campbell, & moved to New Jersey. I went to Bartending School too & I am a certified Mixologist. OOOOO! Somehow I ended up back in KY AGAIN. It's the hillbilly Bermuda Triangle! The top 3 best things to happen: Serving in Navy My nephews were born My travels Top 3 worst things: Leaving the Navy Marrying ex-husband Dubya as President Top 3 fave movies: Kill Bill Vol. 1 Monty Python's Life of Brian Monty Python and the Holy Grail Top 3 fave music artists: KMFDM Nine Inch Nails Rammstein Top 3 things I can't stand: George Dubya Extreme Religious fanatics Country music Please email me and tell me your story! I promise I will email back. LIVE LONG AND PROSPER. School Contrary to popular opinion, I hated High School. It was a repeat of what I learned in middle school in Evansville. Very boring and wasteful of my time. So I skipped school A LOT. But I was on the Commonwealth Diploma regimen & received good grades despite my lack of discipline. And there was that little trip to Mexico... I won't list my clubs, sports, awards, & accomplishments. It doesn't matter now. I do not like to brag. If you were my friend, you knew exactly who I was. No fluff. College I received 80% of my college credits in the Military: Comm. Coll. of the Air Force & University of Maryland. The rest of my credits I received at the University of South Florida, ITT TECH in Robotics, and UK through Owensboro CC. I am a Certified Federal Environmental Weather Observor, Certified Weather Forecaster. I am a Certified Mixologist through National Bartender's School in Woodbridge, NJ. (I was bored, and in NY & NJ you make more money slinging beer than MIS). Workplace Most of my notable career was my Military career. I also served as MIS, retail store manager, hotel manager & accountant, and bartender. I held many jobs after the Navy. I retired early. None can compare to what I learned & experienced in the Navy. Honestly, I do not go out much. If it were up to me, I would still be in the Service, making lots of money, serving some purpose. MY PC IS MY WINDOW TO THE WORLD. Military I ENLISTED in the Navy in Feb '92, still in High School into the Delayed Entry Program. This meant I was serving as Inactive Reserve status while still in high school. The Gulf War had just started. I was accepted to the Naval Academy, but opted to go enlisted for more immediate job satisfaction. I was only 17 when I shipped out to Recrui...Expand for more
t Training Command Orlando, Aug 11th, 1992. My friends Gina Ninicheck & her sister went too. I was in the 1st class of CO-ED Companies. I had a male bunkmate, Scott! We all had to dress/undress/use the head/sometimes even shower within site of males & females. Navy bootcamp was all about education & discipline. We didn't roll around in the mud. It was more technical. I was Education Petty Officer. It lasted 14 weeks, the longest among the Branches of Service. It wasn't as extreme as expected, but you had to want it to actually graduate. The Orlando heat fried the Grinder (concrete slab for marching & PT) & it burned blisters onto our hands when we had to do pushups outside. We had to drink 10 canteens of water a day to keep from dehydrating. Hurricane Andrew hit us hard. I almost died when I received an inoculation for smallpox. I was allergic to it. I was back in the Company sweating again after only 5 days. My choice. Like I said, you had to want it. I earned Expert Pistol Qualifications while there. Only one in 80 people, men & women. Then I went to Aerographer's Mate Meteorology & Oceanography School at now defunct Chanute A.F.B. in Rantoul, IL. I received over 45 college credits in 3 months. I received a Letter of Commendation for serving in the Honor Guard. We partied as hard as we worked. On weekends, my shipmates & I would go to Champaign, IL and have drinks at the University of Illinois area clubs. The school was tough. Only 3 hours rest most school days. STANDING DUTY GOT YOU ZERO HOURS SLEEP. We started with 30 people, only graduated 6. THE HARDEST SCHOOL IN THE NAVY EXCEPT NUCLEAR PROPULSION SCHOOL. By the way, I did get into that school, passing the exam. Ready except for 1 qualification: You had to be a man. After graduating "A" school Salutatorian, I chose Shore Duty orders to NAVPACMETOCFAC Yokosuka, Japan and served as PR Liaison, Security, Command Duty Officer, Weather Reporter on AFRTS TV, and escorted Dignitaries for the CO. I made Anti-Sub oceanic charts, weather charts for briefing Skippers & Aviators, and operated the military satellites in orbit. I had to take an early retirement with a 100% Service Connected disability. URGE YOUR CHILDREN TO SERVE! Uncle Sam has CONTINUED GIVING ME BENEFITS (MONEY) SINCE I JOINED. Even now, Sign up bonuses, College NOW $900 mo paid TO YOU, Free medical, prescriptions, dental, and $$,$$$+ inflation for Disability Compensation for the rest of my life, small business loans, & home loans. THE NAVY TAKES CARE OF IT'S OWN. I WISH I WAS STILL ON ACTIVE DUTY. I received Letters of Commendation, College Credit, Letters of Recommendation, National Defence Service Medal, Expert Pistol Qualification, & Recruit Petty Officer.
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