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snotvod

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#101 12 years ago

How do these ships destroy mines? just by shooting at them with low-calibre guns? Nice update, sounds fun to be paid for sailing across the world, and looking at a green screen now and then. ;)




JohnWalker

The Few. The Proud.

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#102 12 years ago

Rock on squid.




Gauntlet

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#103 12 years ago

Hi there guys!First post here in a long time now. Alot of things have happened the last couple of days, so I figured I would take some time to log on myself, instead of getting Chris to post it via some SMSs.Well, as you guys who have watched this thread should now, I was assigned to be a sonaroperator on the Oksoy/Alta class minehunter/sweeper. Cool enough but it turned out that I wouldnt get to do alot of electronics related buseniess on the systems itself. Most of my job was going to be just to watch the screen for new sonarcontacts. I was hoping to get service with a little more relation to my degree in Electronics, so I visited the Mine flottila's personell officer to have a talk with him with other career options in the flotilla. The next day I got a phonecall from the personell officer from the Frigate flotilla, which had heard of my wish to do a more electronics-related service. He had an nice opening on a course for the new Fridtjof Nansen frigates. The course will train me to be a Weapon Technician assistant on the AEGIS air-def system on the brand new frigate, and will foucs alot on the electronic systems onboard. The course, which will take as long as 6 months to finish, is mainly for Officers, so I will be the only poor Private in the class! I gladly accepted the offer, as the Nansen class is the hottest project the Norwegian Armed Forces has to offer. The course starts the 3rd of January, and will for most of the time be held in the School for Maritime Warfare and Tactics here in Bergen. But later this year we will travel over to the United States in D.C., Maryland and Virginia for 16 weeks to further study the AEGIS system. Friggin awesome! When the course is finished sometimes late this summer, I will write a contract to serve in the Royal Norwegian Navy for 3 years, and maybe I will attend NCO school sometimes during the period. They wanted me to go even higher and apply for Officer school. I will have to think about that one for some time, but its definetly an option. Anyway, during my enlisted years I will have a solid income of around 50-60,000€ including the extra money I get for sailing. freg_268715c.jpgKNM Fridjof Nansen, first of five brand new multi-role frigates.All in all, I'm one damn happy camper! The coming years looks bright for me, but hey...first I need to pass all the exams related to this course...Oh, and I will get Christmas leave sometimes during the next week, so you'll see me online more often then. Right now I'm just using a public PC here on the base.Gaunty, signing off.




Gauntlet

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#104 12 years ago

Hi there guys!First post here in a long time now. Alot of things have happened the last couple of days, so I figured I would take some time to log on myself, instead of getting Chris to post it via some SMSs.Well, as you guys who have watched this thread should now, I was assigned to be a sonaroperator on the Oksoy/Alta class minehunter/sweeper. Cool enough but it turned out that I wouldnt get to do alot of electronics related buseniess on the systems itself. Most of my job was going to be just to watch the screen for new sonarcontacts. I was hoping to get service with a little more relation to my degree in Electronics, so I visited the Mine flottila's personell officer to have a talk with him with other career options in the flotilla. The next day I got a phonecall from the personell officer from the Frigate flotilla, which had heard of my wish to do a more electronics-related service. He had an nice opening on a course for the new Fridtjof Nansen frigates. The course will train me to be a Weapon Technician assistant on the AEGIS air-def system on the brand new frigate, and will foucs alot on the electronic systems onboard. The course, which will take as long as 6 months to finish, is mainly for Officers, so I will be the only poor Private in the class! I gladly accepted the offer, as the Nansen class is the hottest project the Norwegian Armed Forces has to offer. The course starts the 3rd of January, and will for most of the time be held in the School for Maritime Warfare and Tactics here in Bergen. But later this year we will travel over to the United States in D.C., Maryland and Virginia for 16 weeks to further study the AEGIS system. Friggin awesome! When the course is finished sometimes late this summer, I will write a contract to serve in the Royal Norwegian Navy for 3 years, and maybe I will attend NCO school sometimes during the period. They wanted me to go even higher and apply for Officer school. I will have to think about that one for some time, but its definetly an option. Anyway, during my enlisted years I will have a solid income of around 50-60,000€ including the extra money I get for sailing. freg_268715c.jpgKNM Fridjof Nansen, first of five brand new multi-role frigates.All in all, I'm one damn happy camper! The coming years looks bright for me, but hey...first I need to pass all the exams related to this course...Oh, and I will get Christmas leave sometimes during the next week, so you'll see me online more often then. Right now I'm just using a public PC here on the base.Gaunty, signing off.




Gauntlet

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#105 12 years ago

Hi there guys!

First post here in a long time now. Alot of things have happened the last couple of days, so I figured I would take some time to log on myself, instead of getting Chris to post it via some SMSs.

Well, as you guys who have watched this thread should now, I was assigned to be a sonaroperator on the Oksoy/Alta class minehunter/sweeper. Cool enough but it turned out that I wouldnt get to do alot of electronics related buseniess on the systems itself. Most of my job was going to be just to watch the screen for new sonarcontacts. I was hoping to get service with a little more relation to my degree in Electronics, so I visited the Mine flottila's personell officer to have a talk with him with other career options in the flotilla.

The next day I got a phonecall from the personell officer from the Frigate flotilla, which had heard of my wish to do a more electronics-related service. He had an nice opening on a course for the new Fridtjof Nansen frigates. The course will train me to be a Weapon Technician assistant on the AEGIS air-def system on the brand new frigate, and will foucs alot on the electronic systems onboard. The course, which will take as long as 6 months to finish, is mainly for Officers, so I will be the only poor Private in the class!

I gladly accepted the offer, as the Nansen class is the hottest project the Norwegian Armed Forces has to offer. The course starts the 3rd of January, and will for most of the time be held in the School for Maritime Warfare and Tactics here in Bergen. But later this year we will travel over to the United States in D.C., Maryland and Virginia for 16 weeks to further study the AEGIS system. Friggin awesome! When the course is finished sometimes late this summer, I will write a contract to serve in the Royal Norwegian Navy for 3 years, and maybe I will attend NCO school sometimes during the period. They wanted me to go even higher and apply for Officer school. I will have to think about that one for some time, but its definetly an option. Anyway, during my enlisted years I will have a solid income of around 50-60,000€ (because I get some extra money for sailing as much as the Nansen class will do).

freg_268715c.jpgKNM Fridjof Nansen, first of five brand new multi-role frigates.

All in all, I'm one damn happy camper! The coming years looks bright for me, but hey...first I need to pass all the exams related to this course...

Oh, and I will get Christmas leave sometimes during the next week, so you'll see me online more often then. Right now I'm just using a public PC here on the base.

Gaunty, signing off. :)




Fuzzy Bunny

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#106 12 years ago

Dude, can you play FH on the radar console?

I mean, they run Windows...(<-- clickeh)




[11PzG]matyast

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#107 12 years ago

Nice job Gaunty! That sounds like an awesome work...sailing around the world in a top of the class ship!

We will miss you though. :( Make sure your radar station has FH! And TS ;)




Admiral Donutz VIP Member

Wanna go Double Dutch?

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#108 12 years ago

Lucky bastard! Nice job, nice position and good pay.

We should hang you for uhm, leaving us. :( :p




[nl]Invincible

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#109 12 years ago

Wow awsone! Realy happy you found somthing you realy wanted! Good luck on traveling and all stuff :) *jaloes* jasper




Gen'l Knight

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#110 12 years ago

Good for you Gaunty! You are at the top of the food chain now!! I know when I worked at NSCW Crane AEGIS was and probably is the big money program. I knew some dudes working on the TWTs (traveling wave tubes) used in the radar on that program. Join the Navy and travel! You'll enjoy the US, my friend.