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We Dive The World Over

We Dive The World Over


Troy McDowell: My name is Troy McDowell, I’m a Navy Diver 1st Class. Eric Greene: My name is Eric Greene, and I’m a Navy Diver. Daniel Jackson: My name is Daniel Jackson, I’m a Navy Diver Senior Chief. As a supervisor now, I know I’m picking the right guy, I’m picking a Navy Diver to get in that suit and to go down there. He’s not gonna tell me he can’t do it. And he’s gonna keep going until he’s got it done. He’s gonna ask me questions, he’s gonna ask for help however he can, but he’s not gonna say I can’t. William Hyder: There’s so many things you can do. Everything from photography to electricians, corpsman, x-ray technician, a laboratory technician, a surgical technician. As a diver, you can go to so many different units that have such different job descriptions. You can go to a SEAL team. You can go to a salvage command and you can pull stuff up off the bottom, or you can tow ships back into harbor. You can go to an underwater ships husbandry command, work on the bottoms of boats or submarines. Or you can go off and you can do something like the Deep Submergence Unit where we have the coolest equipment in the world, and go and dive to 2000 feet, like no one else can. There’s endless opportunity. Gary Wyre: I joined the Navy ’cause it was family history. It’s something better than me. My Grandfathers, my Uncles, Brothers, they were all in the service. That means a lot, to do something that they did. And that my Grandfather on the other side of the family did. And that people can have the freedoms that they don’t necessarily quite comprehend but they can still have it. That’s what it’s all about, and I think that’s what the family history is all about, why we have so much of it in my family. Troy McDowell: The first thought when people think of Navy is the underwater aspect of it. The Divers, the EOD, the SEALS, anything that’s got to deal with the underwater operations. We are the forefathers of the underwater intervention. Gary Wyre: I’d prefer that nobody knew what I did. That’s not why I joined, that’s not why I was a Navy Diver for, is for the limelight. The job itself, the ship leaving, going out to sea, or the inspection and everything being fine, or the patient being treated in the chamber and the chamber working just fine, the patient living, ya know what I mean. Or making someone’s life a little bit better, that’s what the reward is. Brian Green: The Navy is preparing me for my civilian life. There are a lot of programs that the Navy’s brought on to transition you once you’re done serving. And great benefits. Education benefits. Troy Mcdowell: Definitely creates opportunities for you that you’d never get in the civilian world. Brian Green: And they really want to get you prepared. They have all kinds of college courses that you can take, and they’ll assist you in every turn with those endeavors. William Hyder: I feel very comfortable that I can go off into the civilian life and be very successful because of the skills that I learned while in the Navy. Eric Greene: The length of time I plan on staying in the Navy is that I definitely plan to retire. This is what I enjoy doing. I still get to see my family, I still get to do everything I love. Ya know, why change a good thing. William Hyder: I’m gonna stay in so long as I’m having fun. So 18 years later I’m still trudging along, still lovin’ it, still look forward to my job everyday. I look forward to the next cool thing we do. Jeremy Lively: It is definitely a different, unique experience that you don’t get anywhere else. Daniel Jackson: I mean I’m the luckiest guy in the world. The jobs that I’ve been able to be on, the things that I’ve been able to do with the Navy have just been amazing. William Hyder: Being a Navy Diver allows me the opportunity to do things that most people will never have the opportunity to.

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