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  • Kwajalein Atoll - KPD

    Here is a short video from the islands.....
    For those interested.

    http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/...=1321889535261

  • #2
    Thanks for posting, good video... i would like to go down for a year, the wife just wont listen to that..lol

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    • #3
      I've thought about it many times, but its just too long to be away from my young kids.

      They don't make you wear a uniform under a wet suit?

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      • #4
        It is a long was from home....trust me. Over 5,000 miles away from where my family was!

        Not a tough gig, but tough logistics and for family life...not good. Although by the video you can see the tough assignment with the clear waters etc..

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        • #5
          Hey, my best friends sister is a teacher on Kwajalein!

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          • #6
            Originally posted by ten08
            How far to the mall?
            2500 miles to Hawaii.....

            1500 miles to Guam.....

            1 small PX and a small PXtra on the Island....and one small "Commissary" ran by the Base Support Contractor.....

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            • #7
              Originally posted by chiefcop View Post
              It is a long was from home....trust me. Over 5,000 miles away from where my family was!

              Not a tough gig, but tough logistics and for family life...not good. Although by the video you can see the tough assignment with the clear waters etc..
              I went over the summer to puerto rico and snorkeled off the coast of PR's neighboring island Calebra and was ready to pack up and move there....That water is amazing, I envy my buddies in the virgin island with the park service riding around on the boat.

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              • #8
                Chief, How long did you do down there if you dont mind me asking?

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                • #9
                  I was there for 11 months, I had to leave one month early due to personal reasons: divorce.
                  I have a lot of pictures and some videos from the islands. I was stationed on a detachment about 40 miles north of Kwajalein Island. The island of Roi-Namur was my post.

                  I got a lot of golf, walking, swimming and exploring in there. I actually lost 50 lbs while on the island by walking some 600+ miles for that year. At the age of 44 I am the weight I was over 14 years ago...212 lbs at 6'5" and I have that year to thank for it. As for the divorce, the separation did not cause it, was just a goot time for her to leave.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by DARE_SUPPORTER View Post
                    Chief, How long did you do down there if you dont mind me asking?
                    Just an FYI....I was there for a year and helped Chief get on island... He seems to have liked his time there. I've known a ton of folks that have gone there that loved it and have stayed for years.... Also know a few that got off the plane and wanted no part of it and were gone in weeks.....

                    It is what it is out there.... And they are always hiring...

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                    • #11
                      Hey Bearcat!! I almost didn't see you there!!

                      I did like my time there. Under different circumstances I would have stayed longer. If I did not have the family issues I would have stayed as long as I could have. But my boys are 3 and 8 so they need dad around lots.

                      I have lots of pictures and memories from the location that are mostly good! I was on Roi Namur and loved that place. It seemed that Kwaj was too busy for me...lol yeah 1,000 people on Kwaj and too busy...
                      I will pm

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                      • #12
                        Chief and Bear, good stuff, definatley sound like an adventure

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by DARE_SUPPORTER View Post
                          Chief and Bear, good stuff, definatley sound like an adventure
                          It can be.....or you can be a barracks rat and not do a thing. I got my "B" Boat license and on days off, we would go out and go fishing on the ocean and have a blast..... You could fish from the docks as well... Golf course was a little 9 hole thingy but was tough as hell because of the winds coming off the ocean.

                          I'd go back if I could find the right job..... Nice place.... If you make LT or above, you are allowed to bring family out. They have a small school there....K-12. Kids do real well because of the teacher/student ratio. Most classes have 10-12 kids or so in them...

                          I would suspect in the near future, Space and Missile Defense will try to pawn things off on IMCOM and that can only mean better things for the folks out there.

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                          • #14
                            Do they have a maximum recruiting/hiring age?

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by just joe View Post
                              Do they have a maximum recruiting/hiring age?
                              http://www.alutiiq.com/

                              http://www.alutiiq.com/html/careers.php?id=4299&cat=16

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