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    Thanks for the info Sir, glad that was cleared up.

    Thanks for the info Sir, glad that was cleared up.
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    So looking at the pay charts, an O-1 with

    So looking at the pay charts, an O-1 with <2 years of service gets $2828 monthly, and an O-1 with over 4 years gets $3559. So I am correct in assuming I rate the latter pay grade upon commissioning?
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    Does Reserve TIS count towards pay? (O-1E)

    I'm currently a drilling reservist who has been with my unit for about three years now, including one deployment which put us on active duty for about 400 days. I'm currently a college student and...
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    Love it..

    Love it..
  5. Thread: Heart Murmur

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    A heart murmur in itself could very well be...

    A heart murmur in itself could very well be harmless. I had one too, a civilian doctor found it before I even went to MEPS (overprotective parents made me get a physical before MEPS, typical...)
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    First of all, make sure your son knows exactly...

    First of all, make sure your son knows exactly what and how much money he is getting when the national guard "pays" for his college. 100%? Tuition, books, housing? Any college? Does he have to keep a...
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    I hate people who steal from other people. I...

    I hate people who steal from other people. I realize any kind of theft is wrong, but I almost feel as if stealing from a fellow person (as opposed to grabbing a dvd from Wal-mart or what have you) is...
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    You might be a Marine if.... You have ever...

    You might be a Marine if....

    You have ever wondered what purpose, if any, the Veggie Omelette MRE actually serves. Anyone?
  9. +1 on the record jacket thing... my Corporal...

    +1 on the record jacket thing... my Corporal looked at me like I had the proverbial d*ck growing on my head when I told him I didn't know what one was back when I first checked in..
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    As with anything government/military related, you...

    As with anything government/military related, you have to stay up their a** if you expect to get paid. I had to call the VA reps 3 different times to fix my stuff.. and they still paid me wrong for...
  11. Thread: reservist

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    How's it going Sgt? I'm a reservist.. enlisted as...

    How's it going Sgt? I'm a reservist.. enlisted as reserve so I really can't offer any comparisons between reserve and active duty- the only AD experience I have is boot-soi-mos school and one...
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    Marines hate Mcmap because the early belts are so...

    Marines hate Mcmap because the early belts are so stupidly basic. Get to green and brown belt and you start doing the really fun stuff.
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    Check back here in about 2 years and see how you...

    Check back here in about 2 years and see how you feel. Not calling you out.. I was a motivator in comm school too. Just saying. The Marine Corps is great at killing motivation. If you're still all...
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    Just don't gaff off whatever your higher ups tell...

    Just don't gaff off whatever your higher ups tell you to do, in terms of motorcycle safety classes or whatever. I'm just a weekend warrior so I don't know how they do things on the active side, but...
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    I don't think it's the political correctness of...

    I don't think it's the political correctness of the word, but rather the connotation..

    The way I've normally heard it used, "Hey there devil dog..." can easily be replaced with "Hey there...
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    Who is "they"..?

    Who is "they"..?
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    I don't like this. I don't even agree with the...

    I don't like this. I don't even agree with the current policy of making all grunts obtain their Green Belts. If something becomes required, the training becomes more of a "check in the box" type...
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    I doubt they will kick him out of the 92 day...

    I doubt they will kick him out of the 92 day reserve program if he gets stuck in medical.

    This did happen to a good friend of mine however, and this is no sh*t. He got a bad case of cellulitis...
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    Fellow reserve '21, just saying hey. USMC(R) for...

    Fellow reserve '21, just saying hey. USMC(R) for life... haha. err.
  20. Thread: moto quote

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    I come in peace, I didn't bring artillery. But I...

    I come in peace, I didn't bring artillery. But I am pleading with you with tears in my eyes: If you f**k with me, I'll kill you all.

    -Marine Corps General James Mattis, to Iraqi tribal leaders
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  21. Thread: Creatine

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    Been using creatine on and off for years. It's...

    Been using creatine on and off for years. It's one of my most trusted and effective supplements, and has helped me gain significant strength and size. I have never heard anything about it being...
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    Better to be tried by 12 than to be carried by 6.

    Better to be tried by 12 than to be carried by 6.
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    Err! This thread is a lot more lively than I...

    Err! This thread is a lot more lively than I thought it would be. Terminal Lance is awesome by the way.. my favorite one is "The Stare" http://******************/?p=277 ... definitely been there...
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    Feel free to post whatever you want in regards to...

    Feel free to post whatever you want in regards to bamboo tattoo tour dates and whatnot.. thats actually very interesting, I've never heard of it before but the work looks sharp..
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    I've never heard of bamboo tattoos.. I'll...

    I've never heard of bamboo tattoos.. I'll probably just get mine done locally with a machine : /

    Hopefully the letters will be big and distinct enough to not fade too badly. I'm not getting the...
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