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I remember the day that I picked it up. In the morning I was asked to play golf with a couple other SGTs and SSGTs. Boy did I really get pinned throughout the day. The next...
I think you are ok physically. You have been working out for 10 months, and boot camp will just kick it into high gear. You are probably ahead of the game in that respect.
Most fail mentally. ...
I wouldn't worry about bulking up before you go. It's not like it's going to help you make it through boot camp. If anything focus on endurance. The night before my son's graduation, I was talking...
05-31-15, 10:02 AM
This is the one that I have always liked.
I think the shooter is in the prone position and you are basically looking down the barrel.
I've been searching for a picture for a project and can't seem to find it no matter how I search for it.
It is the head and shoulder black silhouette picture of a marine rifleman behind a rifle...
MWCS-38 from 1992 - 1994
Spent 6 months assigned to Tustin as well. I had a small comm. shop in the SW corner of the hangar. On weekends, we had to change the tower tapes. So since I was...
So you want to be an officer? Every Marine has the opportunity to lead someone. You get out of it what you put in to it. Promotions will come.
Exactly how did your school try to screw you...
I was a 2841 Radio Repairman (electronics tech) and liked it. I still do the same type of work. Going from radio repair, to paging to working on a cell phone network. Do I love it, nah. But I am...
I give you more credit because it was something that you couldn't help. More credit than the guys who were physically able, 100% healthy, and just sat down one day and said "I don't want to do this...
1968 Ford F100 - 4 on the floor, 390, 4x4 - Had it for 5 years waiting until I had time to work on it. Last year, I made the time. 4 months to do a body swap, frame off restoration.
Not true. YOU are the one doing the talking about YOUR choices and YOUR life.
No you won't have to re-take it. Your record will show where you are in the process and the new recruiter will make sure that you do what you have to do next. Most likely a visit to MEPS for your...
Pronounced Em Rap - My brother asked me to look at the wiring system for the one the sheriff's department has. The doors wouldn't open with the power switch. Opening them manually is a real b!t*h....
He set some goals for himself, reached some, came close on others.
Goal - Company high shooter --- Shot a 334 and company high was 339
Goal - 18:00 Three mile --- 18:01
Goal - 1st up the Grim...
Yes San Diego. My son said that during the 1st meeting of his Drill Instructors, his Senior said that he had gone to P.I. My son asked "Isn't that where all of the girls go?" He said that he was...
"Age and treachery will always overcome youth and skill"
What a great experience. Family day was great. Graduation day was even better. The family time the following two days was priceless.
Brothers - I overheard them thanking each other for...
Forty-two-twelve, Basic Military Journalism.
You gotta be sh!tt!ng me, Joker!
You think you're Mickey Spillane?
Do you think you're some kind of f-ing writer?
You're not a writer, you're a...
03-27-15, 08:25 PM
When I was in as a 2841, in our company we also had Microwave Comm. Techs and Crypto Techs. I can't remember what their MOS #s were.
You can't do any of those being color blind. Too many...
Or sign for 6 years, get PFC out of boot, LCPL after 6 months, Cpl after 3 years, SGT at about 5.....so basically not really any further ahead than anyone else, just a little more cash in your pocket.
I was a 2841 Ground Radio Repairman. It was 9 months in 29 palms which was the longest comm. school there.
I wonder what is the longest MOS school in the Corps?
Currently reading "The Old Man and the Sea" I liked it as a kid and had an Amazon gift card. It's funny how 25 years later and a different perspective on life brings out different aspects of the...
No I have not. I am not a big fan of Ken Burns documentaries. Probably because on Okinawa we only had 1 channel and he took like 6 months of air time for his Baseball documentary. If I see it, I...
I just finished Undaunted Courage. A very long read. The first 1/3 was hard to get through and I almost put it down multiple times. Second 1/3 was excellent, and the last 1/3 was pretty good too. ...
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