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RATINGS, A School Locations and links to Groups Click on this to go to a Discussion by lemonelephant

This is a fantastic Excel table with - Rates - cross referenced with A school locations and links to groups. Thank you, thank you lemonelephant.

The entire list of group associated with ratings can be found in this file: Groups: Listed By Navy Job (Ratings)


Questions? Just ask. We have Angie and Craig who are our go to people with tons of experience. The more you know, the easier this journey will be.

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Comment by Bandito's Mom on October 6, 2011 at 9:16am
Very good.  Missed Nukes,,,,, my first thought,,,,, so classified, that they aren't even listed.  LOL
Comment by BunkerQB on October 6, 2011 at 1:05pm
LH, thanks
Comment by lemonelephant on October 7, 2011 at 1:08am
Lady Hamilton, that table was created a while back and then I realized my error about a day after BQB copied, but it is like that in what she has posted and continues that way despite my request to post the link to the Discussion because I update the table every now and then and it is correct in the Discussion Ratings, A School Locations, and Links to Groups.
Comment by lemonelephant on October 7, 2011 at 1:11am
Bandito's Mom, check out Ratings, A School Locations, and Links to Groups.  I think Nukes are covered there.
Comment by BunkerQB on October 7, 2011 at 8:53pm
Friday: 5:50 PM Pacific Standard Time Updated. Linked to lemonelephant's above Discussion now.
Comment by lemonelephant on October 7, 2011 at 9:32pm
Thanks BQB.  (It should say "Ratings" rather than "Rating" in the link to my Discussion above and could you also change it in the Groups: Listed By Navy Job (Rating) Discussion of yours?)  You are awesome and it has been great sharing this journey with you.
Comment by BunkerQB on October 8, 2011 at 2:26am
I think it's too confusing to have two separate files. Do you think you could incorporate the groups I have and reorganized into the format you have and add them to your spread sheet? We should have just one file. Actually, I think it should be input like the links to the list of PIR groups or the list of ship groups. Would you like to start that Discussion? After you are done, then we'll link the old discussions to the new discussion. You can't upload a spreadsheet to a discussion. You have to enter each individually. I understand if you don't want to do since it took forever for me to do the list for the ships.
Comment by lemonelephant on October 8, 2011 at 12:39pm

I'll see what I can do when things calm down. 


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