KillarneyRose and I also have previously talked about that, but i decided to take up a thread.
We came across a truly wonderful man on the weekend at a marriage (the bride’s mom along with his sibling have now been establishing only a little matchmaking right right here for a few months)- we hung out all night for the wedding and all sorts of the following day. He is within the navy (went along to the Academy) and everyday lives in Seattle (I am in Pittsburgh).
Therefore I guess my concerns are:
Information for dating some guy when you look at the military?
How will you deal as he’s away? (at the very least he’s for a sub. Then when he’s away, he’s underwater the time that is whole. Not docking anywhere to obtain in some trouble with a few Thai hookers: p )
Any basic advice for beginning an extended distance relationship (i’ve never had one! ) in this kind of context?
He is currently produced great work to get things going- has called me personally everyday (also today! ) therefore we’ve been emailing usually. I became skeptical that possibly it absolutely was simply an enjoyable little flingy-type thing, but he is really impressed me personally, and We definately think he is beneficial.
Any advice will be significantly valued!
He is a ‘bubblehead’?: ) (Navy slang for the submariner. ) The service that is submarine also called the ‘silent service’ and for justification: they stay listed below and literally be one aided by the ocean. Get discovered, you die.
It truly hinges on which kind of submarine he’s on. If he is on an SSN (the quick assault ships) they are often gone for months at the same time, on missions so highly categorized you anything about it that he can’t (and won’t) tell.
If he is for an SSBN (the Trident ballistic missile submarines) the patrols tend to be more regimented; they usually have two split crews, called Blue and Gold; as the Blue team is on patrol, the Gold team is ashore training, on leave, etc. SSBN patrols (‘boomers’ in Navy slang) final roughly 80 times.
Become interested in the Navy. Figure out how to read a army man or woman’s uniform: ranks chatib and prices, ribbons, medals and designs, as well as other insignia. The uniform that is military into the initiate, will say to you the rank, product (often), prizes and decorations she or he received, in addition to skills.
Take serious notice of their ‘dolphins’ (the submarine qualified insignia); plenty of efforts went into making him qualified to wear them; while he is understanding how to be qualified, he gets mercilessly razzed because of one other already-qualified dolphin wearers.
Show patience; if he is on patrol, he may never be in a position to respond to emails. I do not understand should they nevertheless deliver ‘familygrams’, (brief messages delivered to the submarine by friends and family) but subs nowadays can get and deliver email when operational requirements dictate.
Hope this can help.
Focus on AlphaSigOU, Dani, he understands their isht!
(you die” a little differently although I would have probably rephrased “get found!; ) )
Yep, he is a “bubblehead”. He is additionally a “nuc” (slang that KillarneyRose explained). Deals with a nuclear submarine, can not actually tell me any such thing specific which they do. He went to “nuc college” after completing during the Academy. We now haven’t actually talked particularly as to what degree of interaction he has got as he’s out from the sub. But I do not think it is much.
Does anybody know of any websites that are good basic navy facts about it? Cliff records to navy stuff: p
Many thanks a great deal for the advice, AlphaSigOU!
But do not send really individual material on family members grms or e-mail, it isn’t personal at all and then he should be teased unmercifully over mushy individual material: )
Personally I think your pain my boyfriend is obtaining the NUPOC system, therefore next summer time he is supposed to be away a great deal