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Hi Rudy -

First, I thought I'd let you know that I enjoy your program - you're insightful and entertaining. I also wish I could jump in there sometimes to share my personal info with some of your listeners!

Which brings me to my second point: The US Navy. The Navy's job in peacetime is to travel the world and let America's presence be seen in as many places as possible. When in port, American sailors are encouraged to get out and mingle with the locals, sight see, take excursions... In effect, we're the perfect tourist, if you will! Presently I'm a recruiter for the Navy in Burlington, VT, but I was stationed in Hawaii for four wonderful years, and made one six month cruise to such countries as the Philippines, Hong Kong, Thailand, India, Pakistan, Bahrain, and the UAE. For an East Coast sailor, he/she could cover the Baltic states, England, or tour the Mediterranean and Africa. In short, the wealth of information available via those in the US Navy would be astounding.

Third, I'm surprised that more people haven't ever asked you about the travel opportunities associated with the US Navy. The mother whose 16-year-old son wants to travel is what sparked my curiosity about this. The places that a son or daughter visit during a four-year tour of duty would make a parent green with envy! Now, a 16-year-old can't be in the Navy - but anyone with a high school diploma, and who is mentally, morally, and physically qualified, and is between the ages of 17 & 34, certainly has the travel opportunities of a lifetime.

Just a few thoughts, Rudy. Keep up the good work!

Bob Britton


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