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SS109
01-24-09, 05:04 PM
Well I finally made it
PFC Turci on deck!

India company 3rd BN platoon 3000

Some advice:
Sleep with your poncho liner, never sleep under your blanket

Make "sitdown headcalls" during freetime, get your body in a rhythm

I'm not kidding about this, as long as you're loud as hell, the DI's will leave you alone (for the most part)

It really is just one big mindgame

Don't be afraid of the pits or the quarterdeck, yes it sucks at the time but it makes you strong.

You get what you put into it.

Do pullups on freetime, every other night.

Don't stress yourself out about trying to learn all your USMC knowledge before boot camp, that stuff WILL be drilled into your head over and over.

When you feel like you want to quit (if you feel that way ever) just remember why you're there. To earn the title.

EARN your EGA, don't be a sh*tbag and go to medical everytime something hard is coming up. If you avoid everything all the time you will NOT be respected by your peers nor your drill instructors.

Don't go to medical unless you HAVE to. You don't want to be dropped for something stupid. Everyones knees, back, etc hurts. Push through the pain.

The fastest way out of boot camp is to graduate, trust me.

Spend time doing things you love before bootcamp, don't obsess about the Marine Corps, it's always going to be here. Enjoy your time with family and friends while you can.

Don't get mad at slow recruits, help them out, keep a positive attitude at all times, no matter how hard it gets.

If you can make it through 1st phase you can make it through boot camp.

Apply the fundamentals on the rifle range, don't shoot like you do back home and you'll get expert.

I'll add more things when i think of more, but feel free to ask me ANYTHING. I'm here to help.

Chevron77
01-24-09, 05:35 PM
Congradulations! Good stuff SS109, you hit a lot of the small details I had questions about like the mentality of boot camp. I go to the hotel tomorrow night and ship out Monday, I'm so excited I want to beat the hell out of something(don't worry I'm not stupid) What's your MOS? Good luck on your upcomming training.

Herm
01-24-09, 06:52 PM
What platoon were you? 3004 honor platoon here:p. Good advice. Sucks we had to graduate indoors, even worse we had to run to graduation, bus forgot us. But hey last minute PT.

SGT7477
01-24-09, 06:53 PM
Congrats, Semper FI.

SS109
01-25-09, 11:22 AM
Semper Fi

To answer your questions: I was in plt 3000
MOS: Aviation Mech.

Good luck Chevron, keep a positive attitude and you'll do fine

DWG
01-25-09, 01:48 PM
Congratulations MARINE! :flag: :thumbup:

Enigmatic
01-25-09, 03:59 PM
Congratulations! You posted some good stuff on there too. Kinda made me miss boot camp...

polizei
01-25-09, 06:47 PM
Good info, I'll apply it! Congrats Marine!

richerich
01-25-09, 08:11 PM
Hoorah, and Congrats!

sgt tony
01-25-09, 09:08 PM
now get to the Marine Side you are not a poolee any more
Semper Fi Marine

Psurichie
01-26-09, 10:41 PM
PLT 3006 Here. It was a great time.

wannbemackb
01-27-09, 01:08 PM
Im not sure if your just mistaken or lying but 2nd Bat F Co had graduation on 23 Jan 2009, I should know is was there PFC Mackey 2129. Lima is behind Fox anyways

SS109
01-27-09, 02:57 PM
Im not sure if your just mistaken or lying but 2nd Bat F Co had graduation on 23 Jan 2009, I should know is was there PFC Mackey 2129. Lima is behind Fox anyways

no i'm not mistaken or lying. 3rd BN I Co graduated on Jan 23 2009

In fact, I think you're mistaken or lying if you believe that 2nd BN graduated 23 Jan 2009

or just smoking dope

RYDERKUR
01-27-09, 03:01 PM
Could it be one of you went to SD and the other to PI. Talk about a quick trigger finger. Damn Devils!!

Chumley
01-27-09, 03:13 PM
Welcome Aboard Marines!!
Semper Fidelis!
C

AL49BGN
01-27-09, 03:19 PM
Congrats Marine!!!

polizei
01-28-09, 11:02 AM
Im not sure if your just mistaken or lying but 2nd Bat F Co had graduation on 23 Jan 2009, I should know is was there PFC Mackey 2129. Lima is behind Fox anyways

2nd Bn Fox Co. did graduate on 23 Jan, 2009, however that was MCRD SD. 3rd Bn India Co. and 4th Bn Oscar Co. graduated from MCRD PI on 23 Jan, 2009 as well. This is according to the Depot websites.

NoRemorse
01-28-09, 11:50 AM
Congrats and Semper Fi, Marine.

Brought back great memories of shivering my azz off under a poncho liner during Cold SOP. God forbid you forgot to stow it in your seabag before lights.

Psurichie
01-28-09, 05:08 PM
Congrats and Semper Fi, Marine.

Brought back great memories of shivering my azz off under a poncho liner during Cold SOP. God forbid you forgot to stow it in your seabag before lights.
I never used my poncho liner for that reason. I didnt want to be the one to leave it out at lights. Some times I would wake up at like 1 or 2 still at attention. Great times

Sgt Jim
01-28-09, 07:49 PM
Congrats Marine,Semper Fi.

JWDevilDog
02-25-09, 10:46 PM
Congratulations.

First off, it is not an "EGA." I don't know what the hell that means. Personally I earned my Eagle, Globe, and Anchor, and shutter when it is disrespected by shortening it.

And a lot of Drill Instructors or former Drill Instructors shudder at the abbreviation "DI," but I'm not going to harp on that.

And Herm, that frikkin' sucks. I would hate to have to run to my graduation in my Charlies and be all sweaty in front of my parents. Even if you were in Cammies, that's freakin' unsat.

If my Senior were running the show when that happened, he would have gotten whoever driving the bus fired on the spot (be it a civilian) or reemed their ass a new one (if a Marine). But hey, my Senior was just the man like that and got things accomplished.