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03/15/2018 - 6:49pm Hey guys

Technically challenged old guy here trying to set this up.

11/12/2017 - 2:05am Naval Flight Officer

Happy Veterans Day all.

I'm getting ready to leave active service within the next year. Do you guys have companies that you highly recommend? Just looking at my options.

USNA 1998, three deployments to Iraq

05/17/2017 - 9:00pm Job hopper

have had an odd career path:
Naval flight officer
Fed cop
Local cop
Back to the navy

07/20/2016 - 4:15pm Joined the navy

Good decision: Was a freshman at Purdue, got offered a Civil Engineering internship program. At the same time was accepted into the Naval Academy. Took the Naval Academy offer. Best decision ever. Got to go fly three tours in Iraq.

I remember at the time thinking...if I go to Annapolis I would have to do a full 4 year undergrad (one year at Purdue doesn't count) so total of 5 undergrad. It seemed like a big deal at the time. Small minded freshman.

 

04/25/2016 - 2:44pm I heard some dude was

I heard some dude was Rabacking stuff.

12/28/2015 - 6:18pm If he's a Naval or Marine

If he's a Naval or Marine officer, there's a decent chance he will go into harms way. It doesn't make a difference what your major is. What does make a difference is what you service select (i.e. Aviation, seals, marines, etc).

Usually officers get attach/liaison jobs after they went to combat.

-Navy '98

12/12/2015 - 12:13pm The reason for navy's recent

The reason for navy's recent success is actually fairly simple: Paul Johnson. I was at navy just prior to him and army and Air Force owned us in football. Johnson is navy's Harbaugh.

Trust me, navy grads don't shy from being on the front lines: a quarter of a graduating class goes into aviation (they fly in combat, a lot), another few hundred lead marines, then you have the spec war types and eod officers, and the ship drivers junior officers lead boarding teams.

It helps the navy football team that the navy has phenomal jobs to offer a new graduate, a bit more diverse in opportunities than the other service academies. Plus we have social media in our corner: movies like top gun, the hurt locker, jarhead, act of valor serve as free recruitment.

11/30/2015 - 11:00pm Met a USAFA grad after the

Met a USAFA grad after the Penn State game who was a blue fan, right before we got to meet Harbaugh, Butt, Peppers, and O'Neil by the team bus. I'd embed pics if I knew how.

Cool story bro: we were next to Jake Butts family and it was cool to hear Jake tell his perspective of the game, he said the PSU players were playing dirty (someone punched him in the liver after a tackle). Met the Kali's family too, nice people.

11/30/2015 - 10:58pm I like the summer whites

I like the summer whites uniform from last year also.mmade to look like the midshipmans summer dress.

11/30/2015 - 10:56pm Agreed. Much respect to West

Agreed. Much respect to West Point, but their gray uniforms say government big time.

11/30/2015 - 5:27pm Any USNA grads on mgoblog?

Any USNA grads on mgoblog?

Love these new helmets, they need to paint aircraft on some though.

11/15/2015 - 10:39pm Thanks judoka, but we are

Thanks judoka, but we are kinda on a budget for this one.....we went to the Rutgers game for my baby's tenth birthday, was a blast.

11/15/2015 - 9:40pm Also, can you buy a parking

Also, can you buy a parking pass on game day? Any recommendations on parking?

Taking my girl to her first UM game!

11/15/2015 - 9:39pm Any chance you have two?

Any chance you have two?

11/03/2015 - 8:05pm Thanks. In more good news....

Thanks. In more good news.... #2 2016 QB Jacob Eason, Georgia commit, reached out to UM staff according to chat sports.com! May be package deal with Nauta?

BREAKING: Nation's #2 QB Recruit Jacob Eason (Georgia Commit) Has Reached Out To Michigan, Alabama, Florida, and Notre Dame
By Mack Ferguson November 3, 2015

07/13/2011 - 2:18pm thanks

thanks

11/20/2010 - 8:49am if these tickets are still

if these tickets are still avail, please let me know

 

[email protected]

11/12/2010 - 2:53pm 275

275

11/11/2010 - 9:10am The Vets celebration UM had

The Vets celebration UM had at the big house last saturday was amazing. They let us on the field during pregame and during the anthem.  Got some good pictures.

11/04/2010 - 11:24am Appreciation day

Does anyone know where the "top of the tunnel" is?  I am fortunate enough to be one of the veterans who gets to go on the field during the anthem for saturday's game!!!!!! Awesome.

 

We were told to meet at the top of the tunnel to enter the field. I'm guessing this is where they do the victor's walk?

10/22/2010 - 8:35am +1

Well done, Sir.

10/20/2010 - 9:04pm I like the OP's attitude,

I like the OP's attitude, you're the kind of Michigan fan I want to go to the big house with.

10/13/2010 - 7:34pm anyone have two student

anyone have two student tickets for sale?

10/13/2010 - 5:40pm where on facebook are you

where on facebook are you seeing these student tickets for sale?

10/05/2010 - 8:56pm They could just get an F-16

They could just get an F-16 to fly around the field.

09/13/2010 - 9:59pm Did Tacopants ever get the

Did Tacopants ever get the coveted number 1 jersey?

09/12/2010 - 3:53pm Irish is a classy ND fan and

Irish is a classy ND fan and more than welcome on MGOBLOG anytime.  He brings up some good points.  The bottom line is that both teams had bad breaks and good ones.  It's the way the game is.

I think both teams are on the rise big time and look forward to some exciting games in the next four years.   I do think that Kelly's over aggressive coaching hurt ND.  In a close game, there's no reason not to take that field goal at the end of the half.  

08/30/2010 - 10:22pm Cool, I'll be the guy

Cool, I'll be the guy accidentally yelling Minor RAGE!!!

08/30/2010 - 10:13pm Wish I could help ya, I'm

Wish I could help ya, I'm just here visiting myself.  This place is pretty amazing, not many like it once you leave the west coast. 

08/30/2010 - 10:11pm You're lucky, this place is

You're lucky, this place is freakin' paradise.  I'm just here visiting family and get jealous everytime, Beach, mountains, sunny everyday, rock climbing, biking, on and on.

 

You have a bar recommendation for the game in downtown SB?

08/29/2010 - 6:13pm I think that people make the

I think that people make the assumption walkons rarely turn out to be very good starters.  Had a classmate who played O line for Purdue tell me that some of the teams best players are walkons/former.

Anyway you look at it, Kovacs and Moundros are high effort/talented/ and overall good football players.

08/26/2010 - 2:09pm Shoe,

 

Just don't let

Shoe,

 

Just don't let the Air Force do the flyovers, at the OSU game last year they flew by way too early during the anthem.  I kid, I kid.

 

Get some Prowlers/Growlers from Andrews if you can.

08/26/2010 - 2:05pm so true

Only a parent could have this insight.  I said that so many times about the diapers, now I would love to see my kids at that age again if only for a minute. Your message hit a nerve with me in a good way.

08/26/2010 - 2:03pm Congrats

Another Michigan fan added to the already strong base.  Enjoy fatherhood!

08/23/2010 - 4:09pm Trying to find cheap tickets

Trying to find cheap tickets for UMASS.  stubhub had them for 16 dollars the other night but I hesitated and missed out.

08/23/2010 - 4:07pm like your attitude

like your attitude

08/23/2010 - 8:41am I think that Threet was

I think that Threet was underappreciated by UM fans.  He was tough and played fairly well for a freshmen in a system not suited for him.  I think/hope he tears up the Pac 10.

08/01/2010 - 11:03am I like the cooking channel

I like the cooking channel

08/01/2010 - 7:29am It feels like fall time this

It feels like fall time this morning in AA.  Nothing like having your morning coffee on Main Street.

I was jonesing for gameday so drove to AA this morning to do my pregame ritual.

07/31/2010 - 11:57pm Stand tall

Having been there, it's a good step for  you to recognize the pain.  That is manning up in and of it self.   I hope you the best and it will make you stronger.  I was scared too of the unknown future, but if I could foresee the amazing women I would meet two years after my divorce I would have not been so scared.  Not to mention she's a huge UM fan and goes to the games with me.

 

The fear of the unknown is worse than the reality of it.

07/31/2010 - 11:43pm I know you guys are posting

I know you guys are posting in jest, but this women is a straight out sexual predator of children.  

Imagine if that was your child.

And no the cops aren't wishing anything like that.  Any cop worth his badge is trying to put this predator behind bars.

07/26/2010 - 3:53pm FuManBlue,

 

I too am a

FuManBlue,

 

I too am a proud Flint native and student of UMF.  I wana join your Walmart Wolverine club.

07/22/2010 - 4:58pm I agree most UFO sightings

I agree most UFO sightings are BS.  Some aren't though.  What are your favorite cases?  Mine would be Gordon Cooper's (NASA)  story about his time in the Air Force and the sightings that he had.

07/21/2010 - 7:01pm nice

You did a good job on his body posture, looks just like him.

07/17/2010 - 9:29pm  

If we land him, he would

 

If we land him, he would be a great get.  I saw him play live all last season, great speed/hands/toughness. He quietly takes over a ball game behind his teams crazy passing attack.

07/13/2010 - 5:53pm Anyway you look at it Warren

Anyway you look at it Warren was one of our best defensive players last year.  I think that people just had Leon Hall/Marlin Jackson/C Woodson dreams for him.  I think/hope that he will have a solid NFL career.  

I watched him in coverage pretty closely and rarely saw him get burned due to lack of speed.  Calling him slow is not accurate in my opinion.

07/09/2010 - 10:13am RB

I think the running back corps is a strength, among Shaw, Cox, Hopkins, Smith, Toussant, someone will step up.

 

I

07/08/2010 - 11:19am "Power projection from the

"Power projection from the sea."

 

07/07/2010 - 5:52pm Agree, Frost first.  If not,

Agree, Frost first.  If not,  I'm hoping for a diamond in the rough type at the linebacker position ala Mike Hart three star style.

07/07/2010 - 5:42pm I played against Jon Runyan

I played against Jon Runyan (Carmen-Ainsworth High) and Earnest Sanders (Flint Beecher; played a year or two for UM as a DB than transfered).

 

Was tackled by Runyan on a sweep right.  I turned the corner to see a 6 foot 7 monster and no blockers in front of me (I'm 5 foot 4).  I knew after that play that he was  a very nice guy cause he could of clobbered me, instead he just fell on me.  I wish I could have seen the look on my face when I turned that corner.  Never had  a player take it easy on a hit before.  Still a big fan of his since he let me live. He was very very good at basketball also.

Sanders on the other hand liked to hit the hell out of people and talk after.  Man could that kid run and hit.  I don't comprehend the talent level of folks who are successful at the D one level, I thought Sanders was going to be a super star.  He was three steps faster than everyone on the field at the high school level.