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    Jon, I have no idea what team week is since it...

    Jon,
    I have no idea what team week is since it didn't exist when I was in boot...but anyone who went through boot can tell you about the DIs inspections. You will be looked over from head to...
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    Happy Birthday my brother. Another day late and...

    Happy Birthday my brother. Another day late and a dollar short for me!

    Hope you had great one.
  3. Thread: New Here

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    And along with everything else...I don't see...

    And along with everything else...I don't see worth a cuss. I thought it said 2013.

    Oh well...back to my corner.
  4. Thread: New Here

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    Sgt7477...it is way too late in the boot camp...

    Sgt7477...it is way too late in the boot camp game to have him barfing up cookies after the amount of PT he would be doing for them! LOL....my older brother ( USMC 66 - 70) did that to me!
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    Slowly your son will figure out boot camp. You...

    Slowly your son will figure out boot camp. You have up to 80 individuals who must be stripped back to their roots and rebuilt into a team of Marines. The DIs do this by uniting these people against...
  6. Hell...I was a wingnut and are accepted, more or...

    Hell...I was a wingnut and are accepted, more or less, by my grunt brothers!

    I don't care if you were in country or not....you were available to go if needed. You are my brothers.
  7. Thread: Herb Woods RIP-

    by DrZ
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    Semper Fi my brother. Take your post at the...

    Semper Fi my brother. Take your post at the gates until we arrive to relieve you.

    Prayers outbound to family.
  8. If I am covered...it is with my Vietnam Veteran...

    If I am covered...it is with my Vietnam Veteran cap and I will salute the raising and lowering of colors. If uncovered... I will place my hand over my heart.

    I will be damned if the government...
  9. Thread: From ARNG to USMC

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    Just for general information... you are aware...

    Just for general information... you are aware that going from any branch to the Marines means you will go through Marine bootcamp right?

    I am sure you will enjoy that...we all did.
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    There is no improving your run time ASAP. You...

    There is no improving your run time ASAP. You need to get your butt to the track and start running. You can make it a continuous run....mix running and sprints...or whatever...but just keep...
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    When you see your first Marine jet land...you...

    When you see your first Marine jet land...you will know things are going out continuously. Marine and Navy pilots always land like they are landing on a carrier. It is more of a controlled crash. ...
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    I spent 8 years as an Avionics technician for the...

    I spent 8 years as an Avionics technician for the RF4B, EA6A, TA4F, and various other bird. I started off working in a squadron doing OMA work which means I pulled the bad box out of the bird and...
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    Welcome home Marines.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=C6f_FvZpm3g

    I don't know if any of you have seen this but sure brings a lump in your throat, and the mist to the old eyes.

    What an honor those Makin...
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    Happy Birthday Jack. Don't party too damn...

    Happy Birthday Jack.

    Don't party too damn hard... we are older now. LOL!
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    What got me through boot camp? Not a bad...

    What got me through boot camp? Not a bad question.

    It was fairly simple. The quickest way to get away from those 3 ugly NCOs with the smokeys was to do as I was told....and do it quickly.
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    Stephen, Your job has just started. He will...

    Stephen,
    Your job has just started. He will really need your support now. Being the Dad to a DEP is one thing but being a Dad to a recruit is quite another. Keep him inundated with upbeat...
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    I met my DI in Vietnam and when I returned to the...

    I met my DI in Vietnam and when I returned to the states, my NCOIC was one of the DIs from one of the other platoon in my series. Out of MCRD...they are simply Marines. Hell...they both smiled...
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    Kevin, When we see pictures of boot...

    Kevin,
    When we see pictures of boot graduation...we all flash back to our graduation. We might not have worn the exact same thing....but we all know what your son AND you are feeling. Enjoy the...
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    Jungles are much more flexible than the 70s...

    Jungles are much more flexible than the 70s combat boots. I have both and when I drag out the Harley I wear the jungles.
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    In the 60s...when I hit boot....mainly they wanted you to have a pulse but that was during VN and they needed warm bodies. However, I was at my football weight of 225 and the DI determined that I...
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    In that case.... you need to start working out to drop some pounds. You will need to be at a maximum of 121 but I suggest you get down to about 110. Work on your upper body strength so you can do...
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    If you are at least 58" (4' 10") and at least 90...

    If you are at least 58" (4' 10") and at least 90 lbs.... you are good to go.

    You didn't state your height but these are the current enlistment standards.

    Read at:...
  23. Thread: I'm home!

    by DrZ
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    Congrats Marine. Welcome to the family. You...

    Congrats Marine. Welcome to the family.

    You are just starting so continue to learn all you can.

    Send a PM to Rocky C. (in your friends list) to change your status to Marine.
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    I am sure you have a recruiter in your town...go...

    I am sure you have a recruiter in your town...go ask them to call the nearest Marine base for you. This will probably get you a decent answer quickly. You might have to take a weekend trip some...
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    This thread is closed until a proper profile is...

    This thread is closed until a proper profile is filled out.

    You will be able to PM any of the squad leaders or admin types to unlock the thread.
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