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18 to 21 units each session, including summers. He also works part-time on campus. He has also volunteered at Balboa Naval Hospital and Sharp Memorial Hospital, when not studying or helping his wife with their new baby.

“He refers to this as the soft life,” notes Devine, “after all the things he’s gone through.”


Dang, son.
 
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Ah, he's just a typical millennial slacker.
 
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God Bless America

and Jonny Kim


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You know, it kind of sucks to be reminded of what the possibilities are.

On the other hand, what a joy to read about the success that young man has earned.


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My mom wouldn’t even let me out of the house until I was 35.


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Gosh by 34,you would think he would have done more with his life.


yep. Kids these days. No ambition.



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**UPDATE**

Astronaut training completed.

I was feeling good about tying my shoes without injuring myself today...

https://fox5sandiego.com/2020/...-is-headed-to-space/

USD grad, former Navy SEAL Jonny Kim is headed to space

WASHINGTON -- He has a degree from University of San Diego, he's a Harvard Medical School graduate and he served as a Navy SEAL, but Dr. Jonny Kim isn't done: Now he is blasting off to space.

After graduating the training program last week, Kim will become the first Korean-American astronaut with NASA to embark on assignments to the International Space Station, the moon and possibly even Mars. The U.S. embassy in Seoul posted proudly about Kim's achievements Sunday:



Kim was born and raised in Los Angeles by Korean-American immigrants, according to his NASA bio. After graduating Santa Monica High School in 2002, Kim enlisted in the Navy.

He eventually earned his way onto SEAL Team Three, based in San Diego, and he served as a combat medic, sniper, navigator and point man on more than 100 combat operations across two deployments to the Middle East.



In 2012, he earned his bachelor's degree in math at University of San Diego. He went on to Harvard Medical School, where he earned his medical degree in 2016.

He was one year into a four-year residency at Massachusetts General Hospital when he got the call that he had been selected as a NASA astronaut candidate. Kim started his training in 2017 and graduated the program on Jan. 10. He is now awaiting his first assignment, according to NASA.

Kim isn't the only new astronaut with San Diego ties: Colorado native Matthew Dominick, who also graduated last week, is a fellow Torero.

Dominick earned a bachelor's degree at University of San Diego, then a master's at the Naval Postgraduate School. As a Navy pilot he had more than 1,600 hours of flight time in 28 aircraft, completing 400 carrier-arrested landings and 61 combat missions, according to NASA.



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Still a slacker. Big Grin



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Gosh by 34,you would think he would have done more with his life.


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Just out of curiosity, how does becoming an astronaut affect his military obligation?

In one of the articles earlier in the thread it mentions a 9 year commitment to be a doctor for the military, but a year after graduating he's selected to be an astronaut. Does he have to fulfill a commitment after done being an astronaut or is he the first member of the space force.




 
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Just out of curiosity, how does becoming an astronaut affect his military obligation?

In one of the articles earlier in the thread it mentions a 9 year commitment to be a doctor for the military, but a year after graduating he's selected to be an astronaut. Does he have to fulfill a commitment after done being an astronaut or is he the first member of the space force.


Good question. The Navy would have had to approve of him applying for astronaut training, so he is still serving as a Navy officer and I would assume they will count this time toward his commitment - but I do not know that for a fact.



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Just out of curiosity, how does becoming an astronaut affect his military obligation?

In one of the articles earlier in the thread it mentions a 9 year commitment to be a doctor for the military, but a year after graduating he's selected to be an astronaut. Does he have to fulfill a commitment after done being an astronaut or is he the first member of the space force.


"Please state the nature of the medical emergency!"




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Yup, just another 'slacker'....Dude needs to get serious, set some goals and start working on a legacy of accomplishments before it too late! Wink


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Good lord, anybody wanting to hold minorities up as being limited or, held-back, needs to take some notes with Mr. Kim
 
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I could have done that...no I couldn't. Mad props to Mr. Kim.
 
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Way to go, doc!


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Only one word comes to my mind after reading this and it is "Amazing". True example of what people can aspire to be given the drive and God given talent.
 
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Glad he is one of us...


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