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    At the end of my MOS school, I chose the 3rd Air...

    At the end of my MOS school, I chose the 3rd Air Wing at El Toro, CA and got it. My two roommates picked Hawaii, and got their choice as well. But we all worked hard to get through comm. school,...
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    It's not hard to get waivers....BUT, why would...

    It's not hard to get waivers....BUT, why would they want to do all of the extra things it takes to process a waiver, when there are plenty of regular/non-waiver needing people willing to sign up?
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    Married vs. Single My paychecks went to baby...

    Married vs. Single

    My paychecks went to baby food, baby formula and diapers, while we ate biscuits and beans. I took care of the kids on weekends while she worked. Sometimes, 6 weeks in the...
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    My wife and I were dating for 3 years prior to me...

    My wife and I were dating for 3 years prior to me enlisting. We got married before boot camp. 4 days before boot camp. 24 years later, I still owe her a real honeymoon. Not only were we...
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    Which will mean more in 25 years?

    Which will mean more in 25 years?
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    WOW!!! That must have been some ass chewing. ...

    WOW!!!
    That must have been some ass chewing. Probably can't sit down yet.
  7. Not Marines, but good nonetheless. 1 bad guy...

    Not Marines, but good nonetheless.

    1 bad guy vs 3 good guys.....those aren't Marine odds anyway.
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    That's about all you can do. No rifle cards for...

    That's about all you can do. No rifle cards for me either when I was in. Just hand them my ID, get the rifle, check the S/N.
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    If not now, when? The fact is, you will know a...

    If not now, when?

    The fact is, you will know a lot more about how the "real world" works than those by your side and leading you. Don't let that get in your way, and you will be fine.
  10. Thread: worried

    by Big Boz
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    Those are now called "micro-aggressions" and they...

    Those are now called "micro-aggressions" and they will go on your permanent record.
  11. I was talking with a guy after I got orders to...

    I was talking with a guy after I got orders to Okinawa. I was a newlywed, had a young daughter, and another one on the way. I was pretty upset and basically complaining to him saying that it's...
  12. My next knife will be the Benchmade 150 NIVRAMUS....

    My next knife will be the Benchmade 150 NIVRAMUS. Kind of pricey though.
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    My son is at his MOS school now. We went to see...

    My son is at his MOS school now. We went to see him over the 4th of July, and the only thing that he wanted us to bring him was more civies.
  14. Thread: Whodathunk

    by Big Boz
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    Congratulations I remember the day that I...

    Congratulations

    I remember the day that I picked it up. In the morning I was asked to play golf with a couple other SGTs and SSGTs. Boy did I really get pinned throughout the day. The next...
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    I think you are ok physically. You have been...

    I think you are ok physically. You have been working out for 10 months, and boot camp will just kick it into high gear. You are probably ahead of the game in that respect.

    Most fail mentally. ...
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    I wouldn't worry about bulking up before you go. ...

    I wouldn't worry about bulking up before you go. It's not like it's going to help you make it through boot camp. If anything focus on endurance. The night before my son's graduation, I was talking...
  17. 28990 This is the one that I have always liked.

    28990

    This is the one that I have always liked.
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    I think the shooter is in the prone position and...

    I think the shooter is in the prone position and you are basically looking down the barrel.

    Early 90's
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    Looking For A Picture

    I've been searching for a picture for a project and can't seem to find it no matter how I search for it.

    It is the head and shoulder black silhouette picture of a marine rifleman behind a rifle...
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    MWCS-38 from 1992 - 1994 Spent 6 months...

    MWCS-38 from 1992 - 1994

    Spent 6 months assigned to Tustin as well. I had a small comm. shop in the SW corner of the hangar. On weekends, we had to change the tower tapes. So since I was...
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    So you want to be an officer? Every Marine has...

    So you want to be an officer? Every Marine has the opportunity to lead someone. You get out of it what you put in to it. Promotions will come.

    Exactly how did your school try to screw you...
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    I was a 2841 Radio Repairman (electronics tech)...

    I was a 2841 Radio Repairman (electronics tech) and liked it. I still do the same type of work. Going from radio repair, to paging to working on a cell phone network. Do I love it, nah. But I am...
  23. 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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