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Apr 26, 2010 15:26 |  #1

Well...1st off, we should start our own thread.

Secondly, can you guys provide me with any info about reclassing? I'm EOD right now, about to come up on E6..I love EOD, but honestly, I love photography a lot more. 46Q right?

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Apr 26, 2010 18:31 |  #2

sk82712 wrote in post #10069445 (external link)
Well...1st off, we should start our own thread.

Secondly, can you guys provide me with any info about reclassing? I'm EOD right now, about to come up on E6..I love EOD, but honestly, I love photography a lot more. 46Q right?

-Adam

Yeah, but you don't get to blow crap up as a 46Q.


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Apr 26, 2010 22:05 |  #3

You said EOD so i'm assuming navy. Right now MC for E6 is Creo 3, if I remember correctly, e5 creo 2... plus you'll have to have the asvab scores.

I know a couple of MC's, it sounds like a fun rate to be in.

Also Navy uses Nikon so.. fair warning, different camera to learn unless you don't mind using your own gear, but i honestly don't know if thats allowed.. i guess it depends on the event.


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Apr 26, 2010 22:13 |  #4

Tortri wrote in post #10071981 (external link)
You said EOD so i'm assuming navy. Right now MC for E6 is Creo 3, if I remember correctly, e5 creo 2... plus you'll have to have the asvab scores.

I know a couple of MC's, it sounds like a fun rate to be in.

Also Navy uses Nikon so.. fair warning, different camera to learn unless you don't mind using your own gear, but i honestly don't know if thats allowed.. i guess it depends on the event.

Actually, he's army. He's looking to reclassify from EOD to 46Q, which is Public Affairs Specialist. There are EOD blokes in every branch of the service, btw.


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Apr 26, 2010 22:45 |  #5

Wasn't sure to be honest. Hope you get what you want. Wouldn't mind getting that job myself.


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Apr 27, 2010 23:14 |  #6

sk82712 wrote in post #10069445 (external link)
Well...1st off, we should start our own thread.

Secondly, can you guys provide me with any info about reclassing? I'm EOD right now, about to come up on E6..I love EOD, but honestly, I love photography a lot more. 46Q right?

-Adam

hey Sk82712, You might want to go by the PAO and talk to the 46Q's there. After that talk to you reup NCO. You should be able to reclass , now the only thing is if your MOS has a out code of NO you may not be able to get out of EOD since you're about to make SSG. I hope you can reclass. I have alot of respect for EOD. Being Artillery I know the dangers you face. let us know when you find out something.


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Apr 28, 2010 04:33 |  #7

hooah! Not in the militairy myself, but my husband is. A very good friend of ours was a combat photographer for 5th group. He has since reclassed to something else. He was an amazing photographer that's for sure. He didn't go on all missions.


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Apr 28, 2010 08:35 |  #8

When I was in 10th MTN most of our photography support came from the Air Force. I think the PAO had an NCO at the brigade level, but the camera guys mostly came from "Combat Camera" which was mostly Air Force staffed. As an officer the closest I could get was working on a MiTT team as an adviser to an Iraqi PAO. That job gave me enough room to carry a camera all the time, and mostly do what I wanted.


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Apr 28, 2010 09:25 |  #9

Tortri wrote in post #10071981 (external link)
You said EOD so i'm assuming navy. Right now MC for E6 is Creo 3, if I remember correctly, e5 creo 2... plus you'll have to have the asvab scores.

I know a couple of MC's, it sounds like a fun rate to be in.

Also Navy uses Nikon so.. fair warning, different camera to learn unless you don't mind using your own gear, but i honestly don't know if thats allowed.. i guess it depends on the event.

I've seen Air Force, Marine Corp and Navy photographers in the DC area. They have been using both Nikon and Canon equipment.......




  
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Apr 28, 2010 10:06 |  #10

Im in the Navy as well (CTR), I tried to crossrate to MC but no dice... my creo group is 1 across the board :( . Oh wells my MC friends let me play with their noinks all day :D.


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Apr 28, 2010 10:07 |  #11

BTW blowing up crap is cool, until you get blown up =(


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Apr 28, 2010 11:57 |  #12

Haha, well thanks for all the info so far guys. It's appreciated.

I'm a few weeks out from afghanistan now. Would you guys recommend me bringing my 1d mkiii? I'm kind of up in the air about it, although canon claims weather sealed, i'm not quite sure if that counts dust or not :/ it's fully insured by USAA, as are the lenses, but still....


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Apr 28, 2010 17:42 |  #13

Stocky wrote in post #10081518 (external link)
When I was in 10th MTN most of our photography support came from the Air Force. I think the PAO had an NCO at the brigade level, but the camera guys mostly came from "Combat Camera" which was mostly Air Force staffed.

I have a buddy who's in 10th MTN right now. And you're right about the Combat Camera guys, most are from the 1st Combat Camera squadron which is mostly Air Force staffed.

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I'm a few weeks out from afghanistan now. Would you guys recommend me bringing my 1d mkiii? I'm kind of up in the air about it, although canon claims weather sealed, i'm not quite sure if that counts dust or not :/ it's fully insured by USAA, as are the lenses, but still....

I say... go for it. Where else can you get photo ops like that? I'm sure the 1 Series can handle all the dust/sand. Maybe not in a sandstorm but you should be fine everywhere else. You could always tape off some areas for extra sealing. If you don't have filters on your lenses already I say put them on now & bring extras.

I'm trying to get into 46Q too eventually. I'm on Delayed Entry while I take care of some things. I hear it's pretty tough to get into that MOS since everyone seems to want it. Best of luck with reclassifying & stay safe!


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Apr 28, 2010 19:16 |  #14

I'm with the 125 SBCT out of Alaska. When we went to Iraq our Combat Camera guys were Army. Their office was with the PAO. They are a great group and very helpful.


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Apr 29, 2010 00:41 |  #15

2nd Infantry Division Veteran from the old days. Well, not too old, the 80's. Spent my year on the ROK and was glad to get out of there.

As for your question about taking the big camera to the sandpit you should probably call and talk to a Canon rep about the guarantees and stuff. Better to know if it's covered in a war zone before you get there.

Good luck reclassing and in Iraq. No one has forgotten you all. Least of all those who wore the uniform before you.




  
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