Anyone know if something like Darn Tough socks are allowed for PT or in NWUs? They have funky design patterns and have the little logo on the top of the back of the sock. I'm thinking of getting some more pairs for hiking and running. The difference between doing a 12 mile hike ending up with [a couple minor] toe blisters and a 15+ mile hike in perfect condition is incredible.
I've come across a fair number of SWOs who have done a tour with DESRON 60. Frankly they did not shut up boasting about all the world-famous tourist destinations they got to go to that no one else from their hometowns have ever been to, even far inland land-locked places like Prague. Initially, it sounded about as good as a deal as you can get in the military? But they also didn't shut up about how miserable SWO life was even cruising around the Mediterranean/Europe, so maybe not so good at least as a SWO.If you get the chance to hop on orders to Sixth Fleet for active training or just reservist orders, do it!