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  1. Thread: Oif 1/ Oif 2

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    With 2nd LAR from breach to Tikrit and all the...

    With 2nd LAR from breach to Tikrit and all the ****holes in between. Really ****ed us off getting to Baghdad and having to see it from a distance then continue north because the army got to take it....
  2. I was with 2nd LAR the first ones across the...

    I was with 2nd LAR the first ones across the border from the staging area not counting 1st force recon who parachuted onto Safwan Hill just west of our breach point. I don't recall the COC ever...
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    No offense to any guards but I've been doing HVAC...

    No offense to any guards but I've been doing HVAC and electrical since I got out of the Corps. If I can do electrical wiring and troubleshooting being color blind then why couldn't someone be a...
  4. Thread: LAV Crewman

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    Although I enlisted as infantry I ended up with...

    Although I enlisted as infantry I ended up with 3rd LAR and picked up the 0313 LAV crewman and 0352 TOW gunner MOSs as a result of on the job training in Iraq. Becoming a crewman, prepare yourself...
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    90% of getting chosen and becoming a HOG is...

    90% of getting chosen and becoming a HOG is psychological. They have to be confident that you can handle the stress and you have to be able to take everything without cracking up. If your not calm...
  6. Thread: Coffee Talk

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    47 degrees, 97% humidity light breeze out of the...

    47 degrees, 97% humidity light breeze out of the west here on the Jersey shore. Looking like a beautiful day so far! Take it slow and ease on into spring gents.
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    I obviously I wouldn't know about .45 qual having...

    I obviously I wouldn't know about .45 qual having serving much later but I know after lat moving from infantry to armorer I had to pistol qual and ended up qualing more times with the pistol than the...
  8. That's awesome! You can let something like that...

    That's awesome! You can let something like that beat or not I guess. I'm glad he didn't let it beat him.
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    Doesn't matter how long you go TAD you still fall...

    Doesn't matter how long you go TAD you still fall under reserve category for promotion.
  10. Thread: Coffee Talk

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    No such critter as too hot for coffee. Then again...

    No such critter as too hot for coffee. Then again I was born in Beaufort Naval Hospital in July to a Hat so I might be biased.
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    GunnerySergeant Al W. Burd

    Gunny A. W. Burd passed Oct. 26 and was buried at Arlington National Cemetery on Dec. 13 in section 76 grave 836. Fair winds and following seas. Semper Fidelis!
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    The passing of a titan.

    My father the ol' Gunny passed on Oct. 26 and was buried at Arlington Dec. 13. He served three tours in Vietnam, spent 189 days as a pow, served 2 tours as a hat one on each Drill field and was so...
  13. Not taking the scholarship won't keep you from...

    Not taking the scholarship won't keep you from becoming a Marine Officer, you have to make the best decision for your financial options to make sure you get an education. Get the best education you...
  14. Thread: Marine Fake

    by cue606
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    If you find out he's lying please beat the ever...

    If you find out he's lying please beat the ever loving **** out of that kid! That crap absolutely infuriates me.
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    I have yet to understand why some recruiters tell...

    I have yet to understand why some recruiters tell lies or tell their enlistees to lie. I've never heard of any rule that says single parents can't enlist. I've known single parents in the Corps and...
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    I wouldn't worry about it. If you follow...

    I wouldn't worry about it. If you follow instructions you'll get SQ-2 and that's all you need unless you've got some oddball job. Later on at requal you can worry about getting SQ-4. It's not hard at...
  17. Thread: Stolen Valor

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    There's always going to be jerk offs who try and...

    There's always going to be jerk offs who try and pose. Whats more disturbing to me is not only was the Stolen Valor Act repealed butthe justification under which the decision was made....
  18. Thread: 8th and I

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    Congratulations Marine. A word of caution though....

    Congratulations Marine. A word of caution though. My experience with 8th & I and drill team Marines hasn't always been good. There's been more than one of them that earn promotion and then get orders...
  19. Mine resistant ambush protected vehicles? Holy...

    Mine resistant ambush protected vehicles? Holy **** wouldn't that've been nice to have!
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    I thought about it a while back but I don't know...

    I thought about it a while back but I don't know that I could serve with the current commander in chief plus all the guys I served with are E-7s and 8s now. At least I'd have guarenteed access to...
  21. Thread: Family.

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    Fair winds an following seas brother, Semper...

    Fair winds an following seas brother, Semper Fidelis!
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    You can get an MOS gaurenteed regardless of what...

    You can get an MOS gaurenteed regardless of what some say. They just don't like to do it because it limits the Corps' options later. I held out and actually left MEPS bcause they said they couldn't...
  23. Thread: Lat move

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    Intel is awesome for when you get out. You'll be...

    Intel is awesome for when you get out. You'll be making big bucks on the outside!!! I knew an Air Force buddy from high school that did that. Worked at the Pentagon and took his discharge. He kept...
  24. Thread: "Lat Movements"

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    Lat moves usually happen because the unit needs...

    Lat moves usually happen because the unit needs to fill a billet. Once you have multiple MOSs it's usually pretty easy to change whats designated as your primary in your record. What job your...
  25. Thread: A Dying Breed

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    I'm a member of the VFW, mostly so I can walk...

    I'm a member of the VFW, mostly so I can walk down the street and have a few beers without paying an arm and a leg.
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