My turn

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by stubeeef, Oct 10, 2006.

  1. stubeeef macrumors 68030


    Aug 10, 2004
    Just got a recall notice from the Navy.
    I haven't been around here much lately but wanted some here to know.
    I don't know where I am going or for how long. Could be as short as 6 months or as long as 16 months, going to either Norfolk Staff, Horn of Africa, Afg, or Iraq.
    I have no fear of whatever it is, just really hate the timing for my family with the holidays coming. I have to report on my youngest daughters birthday.
    Anyway, I'll keep in touch. Many here have done their duty on a recall, I am certainly not the first, and won't be the last. Just letting some know.
  2. bartelby macrumors Core

    Jun 16, 2004
  3. count chocula macrumors 6502a

    count chocula

    Apr 7, 2006
    noun. a particular place or position
    the timing sucks, but thanks alot for everything you do for your country. we all appreciate it and stay safe.
  4. Jaffa Cake macrumors Core

    Jaffa Cake

    Aug 1, 2004
    The City of Culture, Englandshire
    Blimey. I hope they don't go sticking you anywhere dangerous, stubeeef, and that you're back home with your family sooner rather than later.

    Look after yourself.
  5. zflauaus macrumors 65816

    Nov 19, 2004
    I hope you don't get the 16 month term. I think most of us would like to hear from you, even when you are over there, whenever you have time. I appreciate the service you do for this country and our people that I am too chicken to do.

    Thank you so much again.
  6. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus


    Jan 9, 2004
    Grand Rapids, MI, USA
    My thoughts for your safety. You will certainly be missed here, and thank you for the service you're doing for our country!
  7. SpookTheHamster macrumors 65816


    Nov 7, 2004
    Good luck, you're a braver man than I.

    Hope you make a prompt return and have some good times.
  8. dmw007 macrumors G4


    May 26, 2005
    Working for MI-6
    Be careful while on duty, wherever that may be, stubeeef. :)

    And thank you for your service to our country! :)
  9. rdowns macrumors Penryn


    Jul 11, 2003
  10. leekohler macrumors G5


    Dec 22, 2004
    Chicago, Illinois
    Good luck stu! Our thoughts are with you and I hope you back back ASAP.
  11. redeye be macrumors 65816

    redeye be

    Jan 27, 2005
  12. Abstract macrumors Penryn


    Dec 27, 2002
    Location Location Location
  13. jamone80 macrumors regular

    Sep 22, 2006
    So Cal
  14. Me1000 macrumors 68000


    Jul 15, 2006
    Be sure to convert everyone to mac users...

    And best of luck! Stay Safe!
  15. amateurmacfreak macrumors 6502a


    Sep 8, 2005
    Stay safe.

    Hope it all works out okay for you and your family!

    EDIT: And the MR community will ALWAYS be here for you you know. They always are. :)
  16. Chundles macrumors G4


    Jul 4, 2005
    Stay safe, have fun.

    PS, a recall? How does that work? I was under the impression that once you're finished then you're finished. Ah well, guess I'm wrong.

    Hope you get to go somewhere that's nice rather than Afghanistan or Iraq. Last I heard it was "Mission Accomplished" in Iraq so I would assume they don't need anybody there ;)

    Afghanistan's landlocked so it would be bloody hard to get a boat in there.

    Maybe they'll send you to Mauritius, that's a nice, sea-going place. :D

    Anyhoo, hope it all goes well. Stay safe and get back soon.
  17. 2nyRiggz macrumors 603


    Aug 20, 2005
    Thank you Jah...I'm so Blessed
  18. stubeeef thread starter macrumors 68030


    Aug 10, 2004
    Thanks so much for the sentiments.
    I am now looking at buying a macbook for me and iMac for the home. Video iChat for the family. That way we can see each other when we argue! lol.
    Anyway, my training the last few years has been centered around Strategery and Tactics. As a planner my life will be very dull. I will most likely be on a staff somewhere, and most likely Norfolk Va, 5 hours from my family (visitable). I hope to go somewhere to actually see the mess first hand. I should know more today. Even my skipper was freaked that they didn't know how long or where, that is fairly basic.
  19. killmoms macrumors 68040


    Jun 23, 2003
    Washington, DC
    Good luck, stay safe, and God Bless.

    Not gonna lie though, I won't miss seeing that terrifying avatar around these parts. ;)
  20. Dont Hurt Me macrumors 603

    Dont Hurt Me

    Dec 21, 2002
    Yahooville S.C.
    Stu that just sucks but it looks like to me that Bush & his buddies are going to have us fighting in Korea,Iran and Iraq. Being on a ship is a good place to be rather then on the ground in my view. Sorry to hear about this because lets face it the Navy sucks. Im a former sailor. Stu you know what kind of ship you will be riding?
  21. macartistkel macrumors 6502a


    Aug 7, 2005
    Portland, Oregon
    Well I hope everything works out for you and the family through this! I appreciate all the people who step up to the challenge by protecting the country and helping others! Sounds like you could be in Iraq for only a day and see enough damage firsthand to last you the rest of your life. Good luck!:)
  22. gauchogolfer macrumors 603


    Jan 28, 2005
    American Riviera
    Stay safe, stubeef. My cousin got back from a tour in Afghanistan with the Marines, and I know how difficult it is for the family left behind when someone gets deployed into a dangerous situation.

    We'll keep a light on for you here.
  23. Queso macrumors G4

    Mar 4, 2006
    Ouch! Be careful out there stubeef. I'll be crossing my fingers for you. I know you won't be able to tell us where you are, but just a "in the US" or "not" would be appreciated.

    Best of luck.
  24. Black&Tan macrumors 6502a


    Mar 4, 2004

    Stay safe. It sounds as if you'll be stateside, which is not a bad deal. Really. While I know no one wants to get activated for stateside deployment (you'd rather be in-theater), the alternative is much worse. You'll be reasonably near your family, and you'll be able to visit on weekends, as long as you can bring your POV (car).

    Can you provide a few details regarding the long have you been out? Are you in the reserves, or were you inactively finishing out your enlistment. I've been out of the Guard for almost 13 years....with things as they are now, I would not be surprised to hear about a reactivation for prior experience servicemen.
  25. Phat Elvis macrumors 6502

    Dec 26, 2005
    Phila, PA
    I'll echo the sentiments to be safe. Don't let anything happen to your gorgeous face - it takes a lot of guts to put your own picture in an avatar.

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