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Last Post 06 Oct 2009 06:21 PM by oldcoastie. 3 Replies.
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25 Sep 2009 09:30 PM
    Hi everyone Im Chris from NJ (cape may), I am Going in the reserves on Jan..12th or 19th. Anyway I am going straight to MK A school from basic then to station Barnegat Light. I really wanted to go BM but there arent any positions in the NJ area so im going mk since thats the opening. i was just wondering what MK life is like at a small boat station. I am curious what advanced training there is for the MK. I am very interested in seaman ship, navigation, and boat operations. I was Curious if the MK position dose any of these things or if i will be doing more repair type things. Thanks to anyone who can help.
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    26 Sep 2009 01:43 AM
    From what I understand you'll be good friends with the wrench.
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    27 Sep 2009 12:47 PM
    The advanced training for MK's inclludes Honda Outboard Training, A/C and refrigeration training, and things of that nature. You can also get boarding team training and boarding officer training later on. One great thing about the Honda training, is that it is actually given by Honda, so you ould possible take that training into a civilian job one day.


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    06 Oct 2009 06:21 PM
    All MKs at a small boat station are also crewmembers aboard the boats. Most MKs at small boat stations, work toward qualification as engineer, but some also get their qualifications as a boat coxswain. You'll learn a lot of marlin spike seamonship as a MK. good luck!!
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