Life has changed for John Pintore of Omaha. He is now a Navy Petty Officer and currently deployed aboard the aircraft carrier USS Truman in the Gulf of Oman. He tells us he is thrilled with selecting the military as a career and how he became interested.
“It was, more or less, a three hour testing. They really didn’t tell us what the testing was for until we got the results and they told us exactly what it was for. I went down, like everyone else does, to see a recruiter and talked to him about it and that is what made me want to join.”
NPO Pentore tells us what life is like on a ship.
“Life can be sometime frustrating but at the same time it can be great. We are out here with 4 to 6-hundred other sailors as well as yourself. There are plenty of things to keep busy both when you are at work and on your own time.”
NOP Pentore says life on-board a ship is quite different than any other. He says most of the day is spent working and you just can’t leave and go to a movie or a concert after you clock out. However, he says there is plenty to do on-board.
“Well, for most people, after their working hours of the workday is over, people like to go to different church affiliated, like Bible study, stuff like that. There are plenty of work opportunities to get with othe”
NOP Pentorie is an Aviation Boatswains Mate, which play a major role in launching and recovering naval aircraft from land or ships. Aircraft from USS Truman are currently flying combat missions into Afghanistan.