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    Bootcamp is not going to the challenge for you,...

    Bootcamp is not going to the challenge for you, it's a challenge and sucks for everyone no matter the age.

    What I am scared of for you is being a 27-30 year old PFC/LCpl.....not gonna be an...
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    I am Bulk Fueler at a Bulk Fuel Unit, other than...

    I am Bulk Fueler at a Bulk Fuel Unit, other than MOS school I have never really performed any sort of Fuel operations though. When was out in 29 for ITX, I was in charge of a small detachment of...
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    MSP?...Minneapolis?...no, I live in...

    MSP?...Minneapolis?...no, I live in Tempe/Phoenix, AZ...flew commercial out of Phx Sky Harbor. And yes 4th AAV's from Galveston was there with me.

    ITX 4-15 ran from May 29-July 2 so that woulda...
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    lol

    lol
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    Leadership in boot camp?....non existent. Even if...

    Leadership in boot camp?....non existent. Even if you hold a leadership billet like guide or squad leader you are not going to be exercising any real leadership traits. Boot camp is intended to mold...
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    This

    This
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    ITX 4-15 I was out there with 1/23 as well as...

    ITX 4-15

    I was out there with 1/23 as well as 3/25, 4th AAVs, 4th CEB, 4th Tanks, and CLB-23.
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    Artillery?!?.....as far as I was aware ground...

    Artillery?!?.....as far as I was aware ground combat MOS' were not open to women yet..??...

    Artillery is extremely physical....setting up a howitzer is not easy task, not to mention loading the...
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    this x1000 I am a reservist and I couldn't...

    this x1000

    I am a reservist and I couldn't agree more...

    the reserves has enough issues with Marines that think it's ok to go UA also because they think something in their life takes priority...
  10. Thread: Service Stripe

    by josephd
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    I'd get it put on

    I'd get it put on
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    Go to YouTube and search all of this stuff....I...

    Go to YouTube and search all of this stuff....I know Sgt Major Vines as alot of recorded stuff out there that you can listen to
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    there aren't really any lyric based cadences for...

    there aren't really any lyric based cadences for marching, not in the Marine Corps anyway. Marching cadence is left to the "left, right, low right" cadence to a song beat....again which they call...
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    marching cadence and sing-songing, running...

    marching cadence and sing-songing, running cadences(songs), and singing while humping are all completely different things....while all can/are done for morale purposes, each have their own other...
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    yes, you're correct I think you are confusing...

    yes, you're correct

    I think you are confusing a marching cadence(and sing songing that) from a running cadence where you sing little rhyming songs to help breathing over long distance runs...both...
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    Sing-songing is one of those things only done at...

    Sing-songing is one of those things only done at boot camp to make recruits feel all warm and fuzzy inside. If any Plt.Sgt/former DI did that back in the fleet, they would probably lose any and all...
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    ok I'll give in..... I have never heard anyone...

    ok I'll give in.....

    I have never heard anyone "sing song" not at the depot/boot camp. When DI's have sing song'd I have never heard the regular lyrics, just the marching cadence called to the...
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    you do not automatically rate BAH because you're...

    you do not automatically rate BAH because you're married, so I guess the answer would be no you will not get it if she is not with you
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    how about neither!....I understand a love for a...

    how about neither!....I understand a love for a pet but c'mon, if a dog is going to dictate your decisions in life.....you should not be a Marine....

    I really hope this whole line of thinking by...
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    getting a waiver to get a commissioning...

    getting a waiver to get a commissioning package/attend OCS is EXTREMELY difficult. OSO's will only entertain waivers if you have the necessary scores(GPA, PFT, ACT/SAT, etc) already maxed out to make...
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    Finish school first, then think about enlisting....

    Finish school first, then think about enlisting. Joining the reserves is going to set you back a year in school, at least.

    You love your dog more than your wife?!?!....if that is a serious...
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    can we stay on topic please

    can we stay on topic please
  22. Thread: What is MCT?

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    Yes, no DI's.....they are simply referred to as...

    Yes, no DI's.....they are simply referred to as Combat Instructors now.
  23. Thread: What is MCT?

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    MCT = Marine Combat Training If you are a West...

    MCT = Marine Combat Training

    If you are a West Coast Marine you will go to Camp Pendleton(CA), East Coast goes to Camp Geiger(NC). It is about a month of learning basic combat skills. Machine Gun...
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    my $0.02....if this is a serious hip injury(torn...

    my $0.02....if this is a serious hip injury(torn ligament is), I would seriously advise you and her to re-think still wanting to become a Marine....torn up hips, knees, and shoulders are not injuries...
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    everywhere and no, other than MEU's/rotations...

    everywhere

    and no, other than MEU's/rotations there is no deployments anywhere
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