This is an awesome thread!
I was in the Navy from 1996 - 2007. I served as a Nuke on board the USS ENTERPRISE from 98 - 03, then I was stationed in San Diego at SIMA (later SWRMC) until I was given a medical discharge in March 07. Word of advice, try to not get stuck in a reactor compartment for 8 hours, shut down / cooled down or not! I think I was the smoking meat that day!
Best part of the Navy was that I met my wife on the ENTERPRISE. She is getting retired this December (the ship, not the wife) and I am trying to go see her one last time!