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  1. Thread: Advice?

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    1. PT more than just the minimums. - Pull ups...

    1. PT more than just the minimums.
    - Pull ups and more pull ups
    - Work up to a solid 3 mile run time. MCRD starts with a mile-and-a-half run, but that's focused on the minimum. You shouldn't...
  2. Thread: Hunting

    by 03Mike
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    I use a Savage 110 chambered in .243 Winchester...

    I use a Savage 110 chambered in .243 Winchester for eastern whitetails - friggin' spot on accurate. (I also black powder and archery hunt for deer, but I don't think you're asking about bows and...
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    I'd say it's complete BS - recruits barely know...

    I'd say it's complete BS - recruits barely know what's going on in their series/company let alone what's happening in other battalions at the depot. They hear, repeat, and embellish ****house...
  4. Everything is a test

    Let me offer some quick insight on OCS. If you are passing your college courses, then the classes at OCS are pretty simple. As was noted above, the primary purpose of OCS is to screen and evaluate...
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    For others who may read this post who are...

    For others who may read this post who are currently in the IRR and are seeking a return to active duty, take a look at options for what is called "Active Duty - Special Work" or ADSW. This is a...
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    "How you get there is irrelevant really as long...

    "How you get there is irrelevant really as long as you get there. No one will care about your commissioning source in flight school or maybe even TBS" --- Very true words. While I cannot comment...
  7. I think that it largely depends on the unit and...

    I think that it largely depends on the unit and what facilities they have. Like irpat said above, I was with one reserve unit where the Marines racked out in the gym or classrooms - I was with...
  8. Thread: DEP to PLC?

    by 03Mike
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    Sebastian - I replied to your PM earlier today...

    Sebastian - I replied to your PM earlier today before seeing this thread. These Marines have given you good advice. I would recommend waiting until you have things secured with the OSO before...
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    The most accurate word would come from your OSO. ...

    The most accurate word would come from your OSO. Check with them and let us know.
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    Congrats DavidB - sorry for not responding...

    Congrats DavidB - sorry for not responding sooner, but with regards to whether to do the split 6 week program or the 10 week program, my thought is that it really comes down to timing. Your OSO can...
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    Here's my two cents... and I'll qualify it by...

    Here's my two cents... and I'll qualify it by saying that I spent 3 years at PI involved in recruit training: First - the goal of recruit training is to train a basically trained Marine. You are...
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    Had a gunny out at Camp Pendleton who used to run...

    Had a gunny out at Camp Pendleton who used to run with a pack of cigarettes in his sock. Would cross the finish line well ahead of most of the company, light up, and go back to harass the slower...
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    Sorry to hear that - but I believe that failing a...

    Sorry to hear that - but I believe that failing a PME school is an automatic adverse FitRep. The Corps and your command did not send you there to fail - but this isn't the death knell for...
  14. LCPL1341 is pretty much right on the money -...

    LCPL1341 is pretty much right on the money - you'll get some **** in bootcamp, but then again, everyone gets some **** in bootcamp.

    Once you hit the fleet, no one really cares, except that your...
  15. Thread: Advice/ tips?

    by 03Mike
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    Great scuba diving around Okinawa - if you are...

    Great scuba diving around Okinawa - if you are not certified, you might want to look into that.
  16. I'm going to take a different tack here with...

    I'm going to take a different tack here with regards to your motivation / suitability to become an officer of Marines. You see, that's the beauty of OCS - the Corps gets to see what you are made of...
  17. Thanks Gents - you know...

    <<Begin Thread Hijack>>
    Thanks Gents - you know how it goes... ups, downs, and all arounds. Hope to get back to be a little more regular here - believe I still have some relevant info to share.
    ...
  18. The only way that I can see where this may have...

    The only way that I can see where this may have come up is that generally, an officer is with a deploying unit for a shorter period of time than an enlisted Marine. If you are looking at a standard...
  19. LCPL1341 makes a lot of sense... the only thing I...

    LCPL1341 makes a lot of sense... the only thing I would offer that is different is that there is no telling when/where the next deployment/commitment will be. Chances are, it won't be until after...
  20. Thread: Flying Cats...

    by 03Mike
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    Can't wait to see what he does when his wife...

    Can't wait to see what he does when his wife passes...
  21. Thanks Dan - done! Russ - some of the shiney...

    Thanks Dan - done!

    Russ - some of the shiney stuff they made us occifers purchase (not issued) was certainly pricey enough to be sterling!
  22. Need help from the old salts or historians identifying this

    The attached image is of a World War II era EGA pin - while it is not a uniform item, it looks like maybe a pin given to a wife or girlfriend. It came from a friend who had an uncle who was a Marine...
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    The PLC program is not affiliated with any...

    The PLC program is not affiliated with any college - it is run by Marine Officer Candidate School out of Quantico and is open only to college students who meet certain requirements. It does not...
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    Well, there are a few Marines on here who shot...

    Well, there are a few Marines on here who shot expert against the Iraqis, AQ, the Taliban, the Habr Gidr, and a few others. A lot of "stuff" has happened in the last 40 years brother.
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    You may reinlist and request a lateral move in...

    You may reinlist and request a lateral move in MOS -- BUT... the MOS you are in cannot be classified as "short" on personnel, and the MOS that you are lat-moving to cannot be classified as "over" on...
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