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  1. Thread: Marine wannabe

    by Big Boz
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    I give you more credit because it was something...

    I give you more credit because it was something that you couldn't help. More credit than the guys who were physically able, 100% healthy, and just sat down one day and said "I don't want to do this...
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    28759 1968 Ford F100 - 4 on the floor, 390, 4x4...

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    1968 Ford F100 - 4 on the floor, 390, 4x4 - Had it for 5 years waiting until I had time to work on it. Last year, I made the time. 4 months to do a body swap, frame off restoration.

    28760...
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    Not true. YOU are the one doing the talking...

    Not true. YOU are the one doing the talking about YOUR choices and YOUR life.
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    No you won't have to re-take it. Your record...

    No you won't have to re-take it. Your record will show where you are in the process and the new recruiter will make sure that you do what you have to do next. Most likely a visit to MEPS for your...
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    Pronounced Em Rap - My brother asked me to look...

    Pronounced Em Rap - My brother asked me to look at the wiring system for the one the sheriff's department has. The doors wouldn't open with the power switch. Opening them manually is a real b!t*h....
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    He set some goals for himself, reached some, came...

    He set some goals for himself, reached some, came close on others.
    Goal - Company high shooter --- Shot a 334 and company high was 339
    Goal - 18:00 Three mile --- 18:01
    Goal - 1st up the Grim...
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    Yes San Diego. My son said that during the 1st...

    Yes San Diego. My son said that during the 1st meeting of his Drill Instructors, his Senior said that he had gone to P.I. My son asked "Isn't that where all of the girls go?" He said that he was...
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    Probably, but "Age and treachery will always...

    Probably, but
    "Age and treachery will always overcome youth and skill"
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    Graduation Pictures

    What a great experience. Family day was great. Graduation day was even better. The family time the following two days was priceless.

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    Brothers - I overheard them thanking each other for...
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    Forty-two-twelve, Basic Military Journalism. ...

    Forty-two-twelve, Basic Military Journalism.
    You gotta be sh!tt!ng me, Joker!
    You think you're Mickey Spillane?
    Do you think you're some kind of f-ing writer?
    You're not a writer, you're a...
  11. When I was in as a 2841, in our company we also...

    When I was in as a 2841, in our company we also had Microwave Comm. Techs and Crypto Techs. I can't remember what their MOS #s were.


    You can't do any of those being color blind. Too many...
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    Or sign for 6 years, get PFC out of boot, LCPL...

    Or sign for 6 years, get PFC out of boot, LCPL after 6 months, Cpl after 3 years, SGT at about 5.....so basically not really any further ahead than anyone else, just a little more cash in your pocket.
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    I was a 2841 Ground Radio Repairman. It was 9...

    I was a 2841 Ground Radio Repairman. It was 9 months in 29 palms which was the longest comm. school there.

    I wonder what is the longest MOS school in the Corps?
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    Currently reading "The Old Man and the Sea" I...

    Currently reading "The Old Man and the Sea" I liked it as a kid and had an Amazon gift card. It's funny how 25 years later and a different perspective on life brings out different aspects of the...
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    No I have not. I am not a big fan of Ken Burns...

    No I have not. I am not a big fan of Ken Burns documentaries. Probably because on Okinawa we only had 1 channel and he took like 6 months of air time for his Baseball documentary. If I see it, I...
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    I just finished Undaunted Courage. A very long...

    I just finished Undaunted Courage. A very long read. The first 1/3 was hard to get through and I almost put it down multiple times. Second 1/3 was excellent, and the last 1/3 was pretty good too. ...
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    Good one. Let me get this straight. You DON'T...

    Good one.
    Let me get this straight. You DON'T want to spend as much time as you can in Hawaii? Next time that thought crosses your mind, google pictures of 29 Palms.
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    This thread gave me the idea to give one to my...

    This thread gave me the idea to give one to my son and a couple of his fellow recruits/soon to be Marines on family day or graduation day. He said that he has made pretty good friends with a few...
  19. Thread: Rifle range.

    by Big Boz
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    This is the key. Get into a daily routine with...

    This is the key. Get into a daily routine with cleaning, sight set up, your range book and being relaxed(which comes from all of the other stuff)
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    I have been married almost 24 years to the same...

    I have been married almost 24 years to the same woman and have had all of the arguments you could possibly think of, or listened to all of the different relationship conflicts my kids have had.
    ...
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    Exactly. While checking in at my last duty...

    Exactly. While checking in at my last duty station (Camp Pendleton), I was told that Recon had an opening and another opening soon for Radio Repairman. I volunteered myself in. Meeting the other...
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    So do we call you Joseph D? or or can we call...

    So do we call you Joseph D?
    or or can we call you Jose PhD?
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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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