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    I was a radio repair man in the Corps. Went into...

    I was a radio repair man in the Corps. Went into paging network tech for double the money when I got out. When cell phones really started booming, I became a wireless network technician. Been...
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    Now when you say "new truck" do you mean brand...

    Now when you say "new truck" do you mean brand new or do you mean new to you?
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    We had this recruit named Dunn in our platoon. I...

    We had this recruit named Dunn in our platoon. I think he may have had some type of digestive issue and the Drill Instructors knew about it. When he had to go bad (which was sooner than everyone...
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    Is your current truck paid off? Will it be...

    Is your current truck paid off? Will it be sitting in a protected area? Is it in good shape? Depending on your MOS/schooling, it could be sitting for 6 months to a year. While at your MOS school,...
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    I am on the fence about this. I know some...

    I am on the fence about this. I know some recruits that were very solid kids in high school and becoming a Marine was all they ever wanted to do and during boot camp, just sat down and called it...
  6. Thread: Jump Wings

    by Big Boz
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    Pretty much what chulaivet1966 said but I will...

    Pretty much what chulaivet1966 said but I will add this.
    Jump school was pretty much handled through Recon. As a Radio Repairman, I had to the opportunity to join 1st Force Recon and was afforded...
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    It doesn't sound like he wanted to go in the...

    It doesn't sound like he wanted to go in the first place and is now looking at other options. College isn't for everybody.

    Educated does not always equal smart.
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    You can always finish your degree. It seems like...

    You can always finish your degree. It seems like there is a small window of opportunity for joining the Marines. Life events just happen and before you know it, that opportunity is gone.

    I...
  9. That makes no sense at all. Drugs are bad for...

    That makes no sense at all. Drugs are bad for you... you should lay off of that stuff.
  10. I was. And I didn't see or hear of anyone...

    I was. And I didn't see or hear of anyone getting any "special attention" when it was their birthday.

    Either we had it easier than most or you all are making it sound worse than it really was. ...
  11. Celebrating Your Birthday in Boot Camp Question

    My son left last week for boot camp. When his 20th birthday rolls around, he will have been in boot for about 5 weeks. He will have been through the initial shock and awe and should be in 2nd...
  12. Jody? Is that you?

    Jody? Is that you?
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    Here you go pervert.:p 28337

    Here you go pervert.:p
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    The Old Wooly Pully

    Last year, I put up some shelving in the basement and organized stuff after we put up the Christmas decorations. I found two rubbermaid tubs full of my old (23 years) uniforms. All of my JOB stuff...
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    I was there in 95 and 95 and stationed on Camp...

    I was there in 95 and 95 and stationed on Camp Kinser. Just before I left, a Marine who just checked into our unit said you will become 1 of 3 things on Oki.
    1. An even bigger drinker
    2. A PT nut...
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    Mine are from 1991-1997 Last name firs...

    Mine are from 1991-1997

    Last name
    firs initial. middle initial. Blood Type
    SSN
    USMC M
    Religion

    Maybe it is a typo - On the keyboard the S is close to the C. Some tag making machines...
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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...
  18. 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.
  22. 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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