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Orders and other things...

24 February 2008
Since it has been almost two weeks since I have posted something new I thought I had better get on it. 

I have been in Basic Still Photography class since my last post. Since then we have taken a field trip to Baltimore and Washington D.C. to take photos of people. All I have to say about that is people do not like to be photographed. Either that or they LOVE to get photographed and just ham it up for the camera. Neither are really good for the assignment.  The point of the field trips are to show us that it's not easy to take good photographs when people aren't comfortable around you. Our job as a photographer requires us to make our shipmates or our subjects feel comfortable around us so they will continue on with what ever they are doing when we come around with the camera.

On another note, I should be receiving my orders soon, within the next three weeks I would say. I asked Chief if I could go to London, and he told me we don't have a base there anymore, and then mentioned that there are a few other bases located in England, but I wouldn't be getting orders to any of those. So with that knowledge and the fact that the orders to the graphic design headquarters of the Navy in Millington, Tennessee have already been handed to one of my classmates, I have decided that I will just be surprised with where I go. I should be ok, the only bad orders I have heard come out of this place were for people who have earned them.

Well I have food on the way so I will wrap this up. Take care.

6 comments:

  1. Anonymous said...

    I have enjoyed your blog immensely as I will be following in your footsteps soon. Please elaborate on what you call a "bad order". I was curious as to what duty stations our rate is usually assigned since my recruiter has no idea.

    February 25, 2008 at 11:31 AM  

  2. A. Wolfe said...

    "I have enjoyed your blog immensely as I will be following in your footsteps soon. Please elaborate on what you call a "bad order". I was curious as to what duty stations our rate is usually assigned since my recruiter has no idea."

    Yeah recruiters generally don't know much about MC. The class that graduated 2 months ago went to shore duty in places like Spain, Italy, and Japan, and Cuba. Dream orders for a lot of people. When I say bad I guess it's just a matter of opinion, but those orders were like ships heading straight for Iraq. If that's what you want they will probably have no problem sending you there though. It's all perspective I guess.

    If you have more questions let me know.

    February 25, 2008 at 12:09 PM  

  3. Anonymous said...

    What type ships were they sent to? I would hope for shore duty but if I end up on a ship then what kind would it be?

    February 25, 2008 at 2:54 PM  

  4. A. Wolfe said...

    Carriers most likely, but I know there are MC's on other ships too, just not sure what types. I'll ask around and try to get back to you.

    February 25, 2008 at 4:12 PM  

  5. Lady Knife said... This comment has been removed by the author.

    February 27, 2008 at 3:55 AM  

  6. Lady Knife said...

    Hey there sailor.

    (XD Gah! Nvr thought I would ever say that in my life time. In my mind it's like 'Sailor = popeye')

    Anyway, if you posted somewhere near anywhere I am, let me know. I'll treat you to some local satay! XD

    February 27, 2008 at 3:57 AM  

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