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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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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.
  5. 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...
  6. 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.
    ...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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!
  11. 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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    First off, fill out your profile so that we can...

    First off, fill out your profile so that we can know a little something about you.

    Second, Marine reconaissance battalions are part of each Marine Division. How the reconaissance battalion is...
  16. I'll chime in and add one more comment - the...

    I'll chime in and add one more comment - the first part of your tour will be (should be) dedicated to learning your job. Your MOS school will teach you just enough to realize that there is a whole...
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    A couple of thoughts... 1 - who knows if it'll...

    A couple of thoughts...

    1 - who knows if it'll be a "peace time Marine corps" (whatever that means) by the time you are in. Typically, once major commitments end, the Marine Corps tends to be...
  18. Enlisted. Asked, answered, done.

    Enlisted.

    Asked, answered, done.
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    I'll try to give an answer to your first...

    I'll try to give an answer to your first question, although it may be a little more philosophical...

    The first thing you need to do is come up with an answer on why you want to become and officer...
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    Having spent 3 years at MCRD, I would suggest...

    Having spent 3 years at MCRD, I would suggest that the best things to do are:

    1. Make sure that you are in shape when you ship. Folks not in shape have tendency to get hurt, plus, your as your...
  21. Thread: 03xx??

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    I would suggest you ask yourself a few hard...

    I would suggest you ask yourself a few hard questions - why are you enlisting in the Marine Corps? What do you hope to gain? Are you joining to learn a skill for the civilian world, or are you just...
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    Into your contract? No. The U.S. Army runs...

    Into your contract? No. The U.S. Army runs airborne school, so a Marine recruiter isn't going to guarantee you a slot in an optional Army school.
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    Not everone there during those time periods rate...

    Not everone there during those time periods rate all of those awards - it depends upon who you were with, when you were there, and in the case of the CAR, what you did.
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    Depends upon who you were with when you were...

    Depends upon who you were with when you were there.
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    jrrollins - how much are you running now? How...

    jrrollins - how much are you running now? How far? How often / how many days a week?

    You DO NOT want to fail the IST and go to PCP -- not a good way to start. No reason to -- you have two solid...
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