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    I did too. My favorite place to drink in...

    I did too. My favorite place to drink in Oceanside. Some interesting Old Salts hung out there.
  2. I think a lot of those women came out of the...

    I think a lot of those women came out of the woodwork as soon as Trump became president because they are jealous he didn't marry them so they could be the First Lady.
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    I think you guys know how co-ed military training...

    I think you guys know how co-ed military training goes. Guys in one squadbay, gals in another. That is how it worked when my #1 daughter went to Air Force basic. She did not like the process and...
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    Happy Birthday, Russ. I hope The Home provides a...

    Happy Birthday, Russ. I hope The Home provides a nice cake loaded with Thorazine. :beer:
  5. Just before I went to boot camp, I read an...

    Just before I went to boot camp, I read an article that the Marines were "reducing stress" during Receiving Phase so recruits could be more relaxed while taking tests to determine their MOS.

    When...
  6. Well, I've got some bad news for the "banned from...

    Well, I've got some bad news for the "banned from warfare" crowd. The US military has used tear gas in WWII against the Japanese and in Vietnam in Hue during Tet 68 (at least there). The...
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    I'm glad not to have been divorced in CA. In...

    I'm glad not to have been divorced in CA. In Florida, my divorce judge knew VA disabilities were untouchable, but military retirement was fair game. I pay my Ex 50% of my military retirement and 50%...
  8. My #1 daughter went through AF basic with mixed...

    My #1 daughter went through AF basic with mixed training flights. She didn't like it. While males and females had separate quarters, there was a lack of a team feeling when they were all together...
  9. I agree with Dave. It is an interesting question...

    I agree with Dave. It is an interesting question and well worth thinking about. However, as Dave also said there is no precedent. I disagree with that. All we have to do is look to the Civil War. A...
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    I got a CAR in Vietnam as a truck driver. In...

    I got a CAR in Vietnam as a truck driver. In Desert Storm I was in the Air National Guard as a security policeman. I got a Meritorious Service Medal for being in charge of an 86-man air base defense...
  11. Something people need to realize is Harris is NOT...

    Something people need to realize is Harris is NOT an African-American. Her mother is Indian (South Asia type) and her father is Jamaican. He was part black, but all of his non-African ancestry did...
  12. Poor babies. They have no clue what real PTSD is...

    Poor babies. They have no clue what real PTSD is like.
  13. I would say your reasons for becoming a Marine...

    I would say your reasons for becoming a Marine are good ones. Differences between intel and infantry are like night and day. You pretty well summed them up, but intel tends to be a butt in a seat,...
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    The dead idiot was in the Air Force for less than...

    The dead idiot was in the Air Force for less than a full enlistment. They let him out early to take care of his girlfriend. I think he whined and cried until they just got rid of him. He was a...
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    If you are attending a Marine Corps school, I...

    If you are attending a Marine Corps school, I would visit the 1stSgt (or the equivalent). If you are attending a school held by a different branch, I would think there is a Marine Liaison detachment...
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    Jack, Thanks. My dad's 18th birthday was the...

    Jack,
    Thanks. My dad's 18th birthday was the day he landed on Saipan (June 15, 1944).
    He was in the 6th Marines Scout-Sniper Platoon. A book about his platoon was just published, "40 Thieves on...
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    Jack, My dad told me about 16-inch shells...

    Jack,

    My dad told me about 16-inch shells going overhead as his boat was heading inshore at Saipan. There were usually two separate sounds, the first the loud rushing sound of the shell itself,...
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    40 Theives on Saipan

    You guys might be interested in this Father's Day article written by the author of "40 Thieves on Saipan". It's about his father who was the platoon leader. My father was a member of the platoon and...
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    Hope your son enjoyed Alpena. I've been there a...

    Hope your son enjoyed Alpena. I've been there a number of times with the Michigan Air Guard (who runs the base). I'm sure there have been infrastructure improvements done since the last time I was...
  20. Thread: 40 Thieves

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    40 Thieves

    If anyone is interested, a book about my father's WWII scout-sniper platoon was just published.

    40 Thieves on Saipan by Joseph Tachovsky.

    This was one of the first scout-sniper platoons...
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    Having been involved in large demonstrations (from the police side), I know that if tear gas is properly deployed, it works quite well to move people along (assuming too they don't have proper gas...
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    These clowns are trying to pack in legislative...

    These clowns are trying to pack in legislative provisions into a necessary bill that would, on their own, not have a snowball's chance in hell of passing.

    If the Republicans and/or Trump refuse...
  23. That is scary. I was at Futemna, Okinawa in...

    That is scary.

    I was at Futemna, Okinawa in late 1974. Some idiot decided to streak the WM's barracks. Unfortunately, he knocked on the non-rate's side first and he was able to streak through...
  24. Thread: 22 years!

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    Dee Dee, Bummer about your hubby, even though...

    Dee Dee,

    Bummer about your hubby, even though it was 22-years ago. I'm having my own AO issues now.

    BUT, concrats on getting some benefits out of the deal.
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    Ramadan is not the best time to do that. The Haj...

    Ramadan is not the best time to do that. The Haj is the best. Ramadan is mostly celebrated wherever a Muslim lives, but the Haj brings millions to Mecca, particularly to gather around the Kabbala....
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