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    Yeah that irked me too--we had recruits making...

    Yeah that irked me too--we had recruits making those dang calenders during Week 1 and counting down the whole way. Hello--YOU signed up to come here, why are you counting down days instead of...
  2. Question about marking uniforms/clothing.

    In boot camp the drill instructors made a big deal about having your clothing properly marked and in the right spot. Some of the other Drill Instructors did end up checking during the inspections. I...
  3. Thread: Grades.

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    The ASVAB is seriously written at a 10th...

    The ASVAB is seriously written at a 10th grade/Sophomore level. Just relax.
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    Honestly, do you want people like that next to...

    Honestly, do you want people like that next to you in combat? I don't. One of our Drill Instructors flat out said, "You're ruining my Marine Corps." Not to mention we were booger platoon. I don't...
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    Well in that case I really wish I signed up a...

    Well in that case I really wish I signed up a year and a half ago! I don't know--I just really was hoping for a real psychotic experience. I mean it's still different from other services--my brother...
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    During boot camp our Series Commander was telling...

    During boot camp our Series Commander was telling us how a lot of the time MCCS offers classes to learn languages. He had learned some Japanese before going over to Okinawa before. As far as learning...
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    I just graduated and honestly it was a lot easier...

    I just graduated and honestly it was a lot easier than I thought it would be. I think being 22 helped, as a lot of the just-out-of-high school recruits had a harder time being away from home and we...
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    Too late to edit--so sorry to re-post but also to...

    Too late to edit--so sorry to re-post but also to all the Marines that post on here and answer our questions, thank you so much for all the help and encouragement you've given us. I saw another post...
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    I leave tomorrow but I'll be on the West Coast in...

    I leave tomorrow but I'll be on the West Coast in San Diego. I'm excited. Good luck on Parris Island.
  10. My original ship date was September 8th, but just...

    My original ship date was September 8th, but just found out today I leave this coming Monday the 9th! I'm so excited--I'll be in San Diego soon probably thinking, "What the heck did I do!?" haha
  11. Thread: This Sucks

    by AndreBlanks
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    You should talk to your recruiter about putting...

    You should talk to your recruiter about putting you at the top if somebody else for some reason drops out. I had told my recruiter I want to leave ASAP and my contract has me leaving in September,...
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    MCRD San Diego's Molly

    This is a bit more light-hearted than what's usually on here but some of the pictures made me laugh.

    http://www.mcrdsd.usmc.mil/molly/index.htm
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    Not necessarily about Che directly, but. . . ...

    Not necessarily about Che directly, but. . .

    I think a big thing would be for some of these kids/people to talk to someone who has experienced Communism first hand. I knew a couple kids years ago...
  14. I agree with Big Jim. I started seriously...

    I agree with Big Jim. I started seriously thinking about the military when my brother joined the Navy. His letters made me feel like I was missing a once in a lifetime opporutiny, and I had tried...
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    I know I asked that a while ago. I asked because...

    I know I asked that a while ago. I asked because my 3 mile run time on a track was 3 minutes faster than running on asphault/shoulder; wanted to know so I could train my speed by running on the right...
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    Anybody else see the Human Weapon episode where...

    Anybody else see the Human Weapon episode where they covered MCMAP? They also did a Fight Science episode on Special Ops guys and they had Stew Smith on. It was interesting.
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    That's what I thought too but I live a bit north...

    That's what I thought too but I live a bit north of Chicago and my recruiter said we go to San Diego. Hills vs. sand fleas is the gist of it from what I hear.
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    I would've assumed that dating a female Marine...

    I would've assumed that dating a female Marine would be easier because she would understand about deployments/"how things work", etc.
  19. Leaving 2008 09 08 AG Contract "Aircrew/Flight...

    Leaving 2008 09 08

    AG Contract "Aircrew/Flight Mechanic/Navigator"
    It encompasses 6100, 6200 and 7300.

    I'm really hoping for an MOS in 7300 because that was my first choice but my recruiter...
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    Kinda curious what you missed the last PFT point...

    Kinda curious what you missed the last PFT point for--probably something dumb like making 18:01. How is the scoring on the rifle done? Did you have any shooting experience before boot? Do they go...
  21. Thread: A lil help

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    Rest is just as important as working out--it's...

    Rest is just as important as working out--it's during the rebuilding rest stage that muscle develops. I don't know what your workouts are like but try doing it every other day or splitting upper and...
  22. A couple job questions/Any experience in 73XX?

    I had a couple questions as far as jobs (although I do know your job comes second to being a Marine...)

    When it comes to job selection--how does that work correlating with your ship date? If you...
  23. I've heard the Perfect Pushup is better because...

    I've heard the Perfect Pushup is better because your hands flat can do some damage but I've never heard of anyone hurting themselves using the flat hand position.

    You'd have to have no job, or be...
  24. Definately worth it--you make time for things you...

    Definately worth it--you make time for things you know you want and you know will be worth while in the end. . .

    I've seen several posts on here about hitting plateus. That's really your body...
  25. I sincerely admire all the DEPpers who've made so...

    I sincerely admire all the DEPpers who've made so much progress--keep up the good work. Those programs take a lot of commitment, and I envy those of you who have the time to dedicate "2-6 hours"...
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