Abernathy jr., Arnold, MA2

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Petty Officer Second Class
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2012-Present, MA-0000, VQ-3 Ironman
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EO-0000-Equipment Operator
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2000 - Present
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What are you doing now:

HOO RAH CAN DO!!!!!!

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  A Tribute:
  • Let Us Remember & Be Grateful
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  • POW/MIA Ceremony
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  • 1 small round table
  • 1 chair leaning against the table,
  • white table cloth, table set for 1,
  • salt shaker,
  • 1 lemon slice,
  • black vase with yellow ribbon,
  • black napkin,
  • red rose,
  • water glass inverted on table,
  • recording of Taps - Some Gave All.


    FOR A JOB WELL DONE  "CAN DO"
    SEABEES as U.S. Navy combat troops and construction workers heavily involved in national defense and humanitarian aid worldwide. 
    [OPERATION SEABEES KNOWLEDGE / seabeesinfohq.org] The Seabee Memorial At Arlington National Cemetery

     

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    Seabee Memorial At Arlington National Cemetery PHOTO

    "With compassion for others we build - we fight for peace with freedom!"

    The Seabee BulldozerWe're the Seabees of the Navy
    We can build and we can fight
    We'll pave the way to victory
    And guard it day and night
    And we promise that we remember
    The "Seventh of December"

    We're the Seabees of the Navy
    Bees of the Seven Seas

    The Navy wanted men
    That's where we came in
    Mister Brown and Mister Jones
    The Owens, the Cohens and Flynn
    The Navy wanted more
    Of Uncle Sammy's kin
    So we all joined up
    And brother we're in to win.

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    Seabees
    "Can Do!"


    "We Build, We fight!"
     

    What is a Seabee?

    The formal answer: The Seabees were established in 1942 to build shore facilities in combat areas for the Navy and Marine Corps. At a cost of billions of dollars and numerous casualties, they constructed more than 400 advance bases in war zones, providing logistical support for troops at the front during World War II. Since then, Seabee construction services have supported American fighting troops in every significant conflict of the cold war and in the more recent crises in Bosnia and the Persian Gulf region.

    The right answer:  Between the awkwardness of a soldier and the dignity of a Marine is a questionable character called a Seabee. Seabees come in assorted sizes, shapes, weights and colors. But they all have the same code, to enjoy every hour of every day.
        Seabees are found everywhere; on top of climbing on, swinging from running around or turning to. Mothers and sweethearts love them. Sisters love them. Airdales hate them. Company Commanders tolerate them.  Chief Peffy Officers drive them.
        A Seabee is a composite. He has the appetite of a horse, thirst of a camel, the digestion of a goat, the energy of a pocket sized atomic bomb, the curiosity of a cat, the lungs of a dictator, the imagination of Paul Bunyan, the slyness of a villain, the audacity of a firecracker and the spirit of a fighting cock.
        He loves liberty, leave, holidays, weekends, girls, beer, chow, movies, getting drunk, swinging pin-ups and lots of sleep.
        He is not one for duty, night watches, taps, reveille, routine, discipline, officers or secured heads.
        Nobody else is so eager to rise without actually getting up; no other person get so much fun out of liberty and shore patrol; no one else can have so muchon so little money.
        A Seabee is a man  of many abilities. He can weld, drive, repair and fight. He can wreck or beautify. He can build something out of nothing. Work never seems to tire him or does he seem to tire of it. His motto is "Can Do" and "Did". This frequently miraculous occurrence is recognized in the form "Well Done" by everyone from the Commanding Officer on down.
        The average Seabee is a thick headed individual of a variety of nationalities. He won't admit it to anyone except in defense of his corps.
        Without him the fleet would have nothing to gripe about, Marines would have nothing to fight about, civilians would have nothing to talk about and history would have nothing to write about.
    SEABEE Combat Warfare Specialist 

    ALFA COMPANY

    When it comes to heavy lifting and mobility, nobody ?Can Do? like the motivated Seabees of the Almighty Alfa Company!!!

    Alfa Company consists of two Seabee rates; Equipment Operators (EO) and Construction Mechanics (CM).

     

     The Navy Seabees are known widely as the Construction Force of the United States NAVY. During a time of war, the majority of the work being accomplished by Seabees takes place in combat zones filled with intense conflict. The intensity of combat situations, along with unique field training exercises make Seabees mentally and physically able to accomplish arduous duties. Simply stated, they build, they fight and they train. 

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    THE ATHEIST AND THE MARINE

    ( this doesn't get any better)

    A United States Marine was attending some college courses between
    assignments. He had completed missions in Iraq and Afghanistan.
    One of the courses had a professor who was a vowed atheist and a member
    of the ACLU.


    One day the professor shocked the class when he came in. He
    looked to the ceiling and flatly stated, 'God, if you are real, then I want
    you to knock me off this platform. I'll give you exactly 15 minutes.'
    The lecture room fell silent. You could hear a pin drop. Ten minutes
    went by and the professor proclaimed, 'Here I am God. I'm still
    waiting.' It got down to the last couple of minutes when the
    Marine got out of his Chair, went up to the professor, and cold-conked him;
    knocking him off the platform. The professor was out cold.

    The Marine went back to his seat and sat there, silently. The other
    students were shocked and stunned and sat there looking on in
    silence.

    The professor eventually came to, noticeably shaken, looked at the
    Marine and asked, 'What the hell is the matter with you? Why did
    you do that?' The Marine calmly replied, 'God was too busy today
    protecting America 's soldiers who are protecting your right to say
    stupid shit and act like an asshole. So, He sent me.'


       
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     Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
      2000, Recruit Training (Great Lakes, IL), 533
     Duty Stations
    School Assignments - StaffNaval Mobile Construction Battalion One (NMCB 1)Professional Schools and CoursesMid-South, Millington, TN
    Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force - Afghanistan (CJSOTF-A)International Security Assistance Force  (ISAF)North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)Individual Augmentee Combat Training (NIACT) Fort Jackson, SC
    NSA BahrainJoint Detention Operations Group (JDG)/Navy Expeditionary Guard Battalion (NEGB)Naval Security Force (NSF) NSA BahrainVQ-3 Ironman
      2000-2001, EO-0000, (EO) Equipment Operator A School
      2001-2005, EO-0000, Naval Mobile Construction Battalion One (NMCB 1)
      2005-2005, MA-0000, (MA) Master At Arms A School
      2005-2008, MA-0000, Mid-South, Millington, TN
      2006-2006, MA-0000, Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force - Afghanistan (CJSOTF-A)
      2006-2007, MA-0000, International Security Assistance Force (ISAF)
      2006-2007, MA-0000, North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)
      2006-2007, Individual Augmentee Combat Training (NIACT) Fort Jackson, SC
      2008-2009, MA-0000, NSA Bahrain
      2009-2010, Joint Detention Operations Group (JDG)/Navy Expeditionary Guard Battalion (NEGB)
      2010-2012, MA-0000, Naval Security Force (NSF) NSA Bahrain
      2012-Present, MA-0000, VQ-3 Ironman
     Combat and Non-Combat Operations
      2001-2001 Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) /OEF - Philippines
      2001-2001 Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF)
      2006-2006 Operation Vigilant Mariner (Kuwait)
     Colleges Attended 
    Park UniversityAmerican Military University
      2007-2008, Park University
      2009-Present, American Military University
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