I joined tha Navy at the age of 23 and became a Mass Communication Specialist. I spent 9 months learning my job at Fort Meade, Maryland. After that I went to my first duty station, which was USS Emory S. Land, a submarine tender homeported out of Guam.
After spending two years at my first futy station, I ended up visited the Philippines, Thailand, Hawaii, Diego Garcia, Malaysia, and Japan.
My next duty station was at Naval Air Facility Atsugi, Japan. Japan presented many opportunities for me. The environment was extremly beautiful and presented many chances to take photos of their long history.
I was chosen to go with 7 other Navy Sailors attend Syracuse University. My next duty station is the USS America homeported out of Sasebo, Japan.