alexmann wrote:Not all go to warzones though Seafort, that's my point. He's saying treat ALL the same.
Yes, war assignments are dangerous. Not all assignments are to warzones though.
Here is an example: I was in the Navy stationed in an airbase. The only time I went on a ship is if the carrier air group went onboard. In either of these cases whether it is a carrier flight deck or the naval base's flight line (airfield), anyone can get seriously mauled or even death dealing with these machines. The flight deck is much much worse. You get run the risk of a plane turning around with that jet exhaust to blow you over the side of the ship. You always had to have your head on a swivel because you don't know when that exhaust or whatever may injure you. There have been a few cases where I was hanging on for dear life onto a tiedown chain (chain that secures the plane to the deck, because in the ocean the deck isn't that stable) because at near point blank range I have an F-14 jet exhaust right at me and I am litterally in midair with only the chain to keep me from blowing away. Not only that but that exhaust is several hundred degrees. Each time that happened to be I suffered from burns all over my face and hands.
I am not getting shot at or nothing is exploding near me. I may be in a warzone, but there is a snowball's chance in hell that a terrorist will be able to attack an aircraft carrier with it's escorts.
So shut up.
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