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    I would think they would be near the flight line...

    I would think they would be near the flight line which is closer to the South end. Oceanside is close, but I didn't spend any time there. I worked on mainside and chose to live in Fallbrook. Out...
  2. Thread: Crunches

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    I know that when I was in, we could kip with our...

    I know that when I was in, we could kip with our legs to help with the # of pull ups. That was done away with just after I got out. I don't know why since if there ever came a time I needed to haul...
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    Congratulations to your son. I remember that was...

    Congratulations to your son. I remember that was a bigger deal than making SGT....at least to a bunch of non rates.

    I was with a 8 man unit when I got Corporal. Wasn't bad. I was with a huge...
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    The only person I know that it benefited was a...

    The only person I know that it benefited was a buddy of mine. He was 1st class and when he was stationed in Okinawa, he was assigned as a lifeguard. Rough I tell ya.
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    Come on don't lie. Every clime and place means...

    Come on don't lie. Every clime and place means every place hot, bug infested and full of sand.
  6. Thread: Typing

    by Big Boz
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    I remember learning on an old Royal typewriter. ...

    I remember learning on an old Royal typewriter. You would have to really crack those keys to get them to clearly strike the paper. Back then, we didn't even have correction paper so you better get...
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    In San Diego, in the summer time, the maids who...

    In San Diego, in the summer time, the maids who came in to make our racks for us had shorter skirts on than they did in the winter time.;)
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    For 5 years I commuted 140 miles round trip with...

    For 5 years I commuted 140 miles round trip with most of it on a 4 lane highway. Only difference is there was a 30 foot median and for most of the way some sort of barrier in that median. Saw my...
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    An Old Soldiers Birthday

    Last evening, we celebrated the 89th Birthday of my wife's grandfather. Although he was not a Marine, he was an Army soldier who served in WWII. I have heard some of the bad stories of his action...
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    Maybe he is worried about Jody.....hahahaha

    Maybe he is worried about Jody.....hahahaha
  11. Thread: Graduated

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    Congratulations Marine.

    Congratulations Marine.
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    I had a wife and child and as a student at 29...

    I had a wife and child and as a student at 29 Palms CA Communication Electronics School (1 year long) we could not get on base housing. Your rank also figures in to the housing priority and as a PFC...
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    Have patience. You will know in 2-3 weeks. But...

    Have patience. You will know in 2-3 weeks. But a little warning, you may be the only person who sees the "only good things" within your tat. Those who grant waivers may not see it as such. I have...
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    If I was in your shoes and I really wanted...

    If I was in your shoes and I really wanted infantry, I would wait and here's my thinking. Right now you only have to wait for an opening for infantry. Take a different MOS now and not only do you...
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    I may be the only Marine I know who was not in...

    I may be the only Marine I know who was not in DEP. But then again, I had a big change between the time I signed up and the time I shipped out for boot camp, which was about 6 weeks.
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    I expect that their leader will be giving an apology shortly.
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    Fixed radios in the Corps and am now maintaining...

    Fixed radios in the Corps and am now maintaining a cell phone network for a small local company.
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    PFT is still 3 miles IST is 1.5 miles

    PFT is still 3 miles
    IST is 1.5 miles
  19. You should not feel guilty. All you can do is be...

    You should not feel guilty. All you can do is be ther for her and the family when you get there.

    Matthew 24:36 No one knows about that day or hour, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but...
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    The more you run, the better and faster you get. ...

    The more you run, the better and faster you get. Here are some tips that my son uses for cross country races which he has learned from a nationaly ranked program/coach.

    1. Upon starting, go as...
  21. Thread: 11 pounds

    by Big Boz
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    Depends on how long you have. What have you done...

    Depends on how long you have. What have you done so far?

    NO sweets
    Smaller portion sizes
    More excercise

    It's pretty simple. Not easy, but simple.
  22. Does anyone know when the liberty card started? ...

    Does anyone know when the liberty card started?

    I was there in 94-95 and we did not have these.
  23. Thread: MRE cook book

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    I may be the only Marine to actually like the...

    I may be the only Marine to actually like the Oatmeal Dirt Bar. :thumbup:
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    When I went in 20 years ago, there were guys from...

    When I went in 20 years ago, there were guys from all over Wisconsin and we all went to San Diego. (Central WI, Beloit, Upper Michigan)

    Same thing for my cousin that joined around 2000....
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