Greetings from Japan

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by txraisedboy, Mar 12, 2012.

  1. txraisedboy

    txraisedboy Premium Member

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    Good evening brethren and all. I am Bro Jonathan Hogue; I have been a Mason for nearly 3 years now. I am very happy that I have stumbled on to this site. I first downloaded the app on my Kindle fire and didn't even realize that there was a website to go with it for the first few days. I am a born and raised Texas from San Antonio to Harlingen. After a few years in college I enlisted in the Navy and reported to my first duty station in Washington State. After a few years there I found myself walking into the Lodge for the first time; something I know not one of us will ever forget. I then PCS'ed (moved) to Northern Japan. I enjoy it here but I have found that my Masonic studies are very self paced and can easily be put on a back burner to other things. But with this in hand and accessible I have already found that this is the spark that I needed. I want to thank the founders, moderators, and all others that continue to contribute to this site. I hope that, in the near future, I will be able to contribute and help others further themselves in Masonry. Thank you and good evening.

    V/R,

    Bro. Jonathan B. Hogue
    Fidilgo Lodge #77 Anacortes, WA
    From Northern Japan
     
  2. JTM

    JTM "Just in case" Premium Member

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    Welcome to the boards.
     
  3. KSigMason

    KSigMason Traveling Templar Site Benefactor

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    Welcome aboard.
     
  4. Brent Heilman

    Brent Heilman Premium Member

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    Welcome Brother! Enjoy your time here.
     
  5. txraisedboy

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    Thank you all for the warm welcome. Chief I am sure that I will enjoy my time here.
     
  6. Brent Heilman

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    Where are you in Japan? I was never stationed there but I have some friends who are. Can't remember which ships right off. I was stuck on the East coast.
     
  7. jvserpico

    jvserpico Registered User

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    There's a website?
     
  8. Brent Heilman

    Brent Heilman Premium Member

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    Yes there is. masonsoftexas.com
     
  9. txraisedboy

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    I am stationed at Misawa AB. Sure would be cool if you knew people here.
     
  10. Brent Heilman

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    I knew one guy that used to be there. He was an MA1. Most of the people I know over there are in Yokosuka. I hope you enjoy it. Everyone that I ever met that has been stationed in Japan love it and when they come stateside want to go back. What is your rate? I was an FC (AEGIS).
     
  11. txraisedboy

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    AD2 first time up on the test that was 3 weeks ago, looking to put on first. I do enjoy it here in Japan. I just wish that there was a Lodge that is up to my standards around here. I can't wait to get back stateside and enjoy some pleasantries of the states. But I suspect that I would like to come back here, not so much to live, but more like a vacation thing, sometime in the distant future.
     
  12. khilles

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    Welcome to the community
     
  13. Brent Heilman

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    Good luck on the advancement. When I was trying to make 2nd our advancement rate was a paltry 1.4%. At that rate the were only advancing like 10 people in the fleet from 3rd to 2nd. After the mass exodus from the rate though we went to like 25%. In one advancement cycle they like 20 Master Chiefs which really opened things up.
     

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