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    I just got issued Danners as part of my Iraq...

    I just got issued Danners as part of my Iraq issue. Pays to have big feet. Everyone over size 12 got Danners, everyone else got Bates. :thumbup:
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    Yes, I can. It's an age old petty argument that...

    Yes, I can. It's an age old petty argument that won't be satisfied here. Not until you need a Medevac, that is.

    The point wasn't whether I was right or wrong, it was that you're making general...
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    Yeah, I wouldn't recommend it for anyone that...

    Yeah, I wouldn't recommend it for anyone that already has good scores. I took the ASVAB about a year and half before I came in, and those were the scores I posted.
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    Once you get into the fleet they have special...

    Once you get into the fleet they have special classes at T&E to help raise your ASVAB scores. It's a long way off but if you need a higher ASVAB for a lat move or for an OCS package its a great...
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    Unless you're a daysleeper and your MOS works and...

    Unless you're a daysleeper and your MOS works and trains at night. What if I have a 5 year contract? Do I get a bright wake chit for my last year?





    Reveille and Taps are played every single...
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    I have no idea what/if there is a max. I'll share...

    I have no idea what/if there is a max. I'll share mine with you so you can see that it does go higher.

    AFQT - 96

    SCORE: GT: 139 MM: 145 CL: ...
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    I've only seen it done on socks once. It was in...

    I've only seen it done on socks once. It was in MAT platoon at MCCES. I assume he was being a smartass. It looked horrible.

    My PT socks are marked directly with the kit since they're white. Boot...
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    I still use the white tapes for my service stuff,...

    I still use the white tapes for my service stuff, and I maintain a set of PT gear labeled.

    I searched all over the place for something like that conntext. Thanks for sharing.

    I got my nametapes...
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    I really hate labeling my gear with the white...

    I really hate labeling my gear with the white tape and block stamp kit.

    I've started ordering the small nametapes for the Gortex jacket and sewing them into the collar of my cammies and the inside...
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    Coast Guard. (No, really.)

    Coast Guard.

    (No, really.)
  11. Thread: Ranks of DI's

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    I graduated Jan 2007, we had: GySgt SSgt...

    I graduated Jan 2007, we had:

    GySgt
    SSgt
    GySgt
    SSgt
    Sgt

    In that order. Both Gunnys pinned on during our cycle. We weren't invited. ;)
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    Your composite score comes out every quarter....

    Your composite score comes out every quarter. Manpower releases a new cut score for each MOS around the 20th of each month.

    The thing to know, however, is that the training cutoff is about 40 days...
  13. You mean other than sweeping sand out of...

    You mean other than sweeping sand out of perpetually dry drainage ditches? ;)

    Best advice is use your time in MAT platoon wisely. Get a hold of your coursebook early if you can.
  14. Pretty funny looking back through this thread and...

    Pretty funny looking back through this thread and seeing the Poolee Avatars switch to PFC/LCPL avatars. Good stuff.

    I signed up to be a weather Marine and ended up being a 7242 Air Support...
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    I didn't go until after Training Day 10, and even...

    I didn't go until after Training Day 10, and even then I needed a laxative the SDI gave me. I swear it's the box chow that does it.
  16. Thread: I made it!

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    PFC Arroyo, Congrats man. I wasn't in your...

    PFC Arroyo,

    Congrats man. I wasn't in your platoon (Platoon 3000 here) and we only spoke a few times, but I always rooted for you from afar. I wish 3000 would've had a Guide as good as yourself....
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    Well, I graduated today. Thats Awesome. To...

    Well, I graduated today. Thats Awesome.


    To answer my own question. You're setup with a Fort Sill National Bank account automatically. Then around training day 40 or so Navy Fed sends every...
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    Sidenote: The US Constitution is on the Private...

    Sidenote: The US Constitution is on the Private to Lance Corporal reading list for the Marine Corps Professional Reading Program.

    I'm starting with Black Hawk Down, however.
    ...
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    Ask my wife.

    Ask my wife.
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    If you were directing that at me, my comments...

    If you were directing that at me, my comments were made to the general state of affairs in the whole forum lately.

    If Achped wants to be a homophobe (twice in this thread already) thats up to him...
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    Interservice rivalry is one thing, but it's...

    Interservice rivalry is one thing, but it's getting really old seeing a bunch of wannabes knocking the Army.

    Tell me if I'm out of line here Marines, but wouldn't it be better to focus resources...
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    I got the recommendation from a Marine about Navy...

    I got the recommendation from a Marine about Navy Fed, so I was researching it to see if it was true.



    Financial responsibility is a big deal to me. I'm too old to come out of my first...
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    Boot Camp Banking

    I'm shipping out to MCRDPI on October 16, and had a few questions about banking.

    I was under the impression that when you got there you had to choose from the list of CUs/Banks and use that bank...
  24. Thread: Last Call

    by dodint
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    I got my original first choice. AJ Aviation...

    I got my original first choice.

    AJ Aviation Operations. Hoping to either get Weather/METOC or UAV operator.
  25. Thread: Last Call

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    Yeah, I'm going on the 16th for sure now. Signed...

    Yeah, I'm going on the 16th for sure now. Signed my job up today. Shipping out of Raleigh.

    Poskew, I'd give you my date if I could. I still really want Intel but wasn't able to get it.
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