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    PFC, I appreciate all the information thus far. I...

    PFC, I appreciate all the information thus far. I don't post a lot on this forum but read it religiously. I was DQ'd from service in the Marine Corps for being on medicine back in December (long...
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    It's Sgt. Major Kasal. He has the Navy Cross from...

    It's Sgt. Major Kasal. He has the Navy Cross from Fallujah for actions displayed right before that photo was taken. If you all get the chance, read his book, "My Men Are My Heroes". Awesome book and...
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    Hey Sergeant, You're right, long time no...

    Hey Sergeant,

    You're right, long time no speak! Just dropping by to give a long awaited update. I have officially enlisted into the United States Navy. I have a guaranteed HM (Corpsman) contract....
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    My father was a KC-135 pilot in the AF during...

    My father was a KC-135 pilot in the AF during Desert Storm and was actually stationed at Seymour. I always made fun of him for being the only one to stand up in pilot training when they asked who...
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    That's way above what I rate to be offering...

    That's way above what I rate to be offering advice on that. And you are right, just stay strong! I just keep fighting. I have been on the verge of going to the Army because I don't get any answers at...
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    Like the Sergeant said, BUMED is only Navy/USMC....

    Like the Sergeant said, BUMED is only Navy/USMC. But be aware that if BUMED of the Marines deny you, BUMED of the Navy may not. I'm in that situation right now. Just because the Marines said no, I am...
  7. Thread: Running Tips?

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    Do you mind explaining the concept of "boot...

    Do you mind explaining the concept of "boot slappers" and the correct way to doing them?
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    Also, With your BUMED, send ANYTHING and...

    Also,

    With your BUMED, send ANYTHING and EVERYTHING. What I mean is doctor's notes saying you have been off medication for a year (be specific on those notes also), get written statements from...
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    Hey Shannon, I don't mind at all talking about...

    Hey Shannon,

    I don't mind at all talking about it. At the 6 month period, after being medication, my recruiter brought me to MEPS and sent my stuff up to BUMED. From what everyone is telling me...
  10. Thread: Navy Corpsman

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    Navy Corpsman

    As many of you know, I was permanently disqualified from the Marine Corps. I am currently in the stages of processing for the Navy (I have been told the chance of being able to ship off are great!)....
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    As of now, I just hope I get to serve. Beggers...

    As of now, I just hope I get to serve. Beggers can't be choosers.
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    Its actually funny you should mention that Staff...

    Its actually funny you should mention that Staff Sergeant, as I brought that up in conversation with the recruiters. Under the impression the Senior Chief gave me, they are both under two different...
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    Roger that Lance Corporal. I figured my best bet...

    Roger that Lance Corporal. I figured my best bet would be to join another branch to show them I'm alright and after my 4 years are up, give it another go. Get some experience/education while I have...
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    Sureshot, Disqualed for history of depression. I...

    Sureshot, Disqualed for history of depression. I had been of meds for a year like they said but they changed their mind. But life's not fair.

    Polizei, yeah I saw the training that FMF Corpsman go...
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    Permanently Disqualed

    As many of you may know, I was disqualified back in December right before I went to MEPS for the 3rd time. BUMED/MEPS came back with their decision yesterday to tell me that their final decision is...
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    Here's a quick update. The Captain over at the...

    Here's a quick update. The Captain over at the Recruiting HQ has just put his endorsement on my paperwork and is resending my stuff to MEPS in hopes that it will get approved. Gotta run!

    -Jacob
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    Aye, Corporal!

    Aye, Corporal!
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    I have made an appointment with my doctor!...

    I have made an appointment with my doctor! Hopefully we can get this taken care of!

    Oh and by the way, my congressman who I called yesterday, called me back this morning and told me they were...
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    It's not going to be a personal note. It will be...

    It's not going to be a personal note. It will be a document from the doctor with whom I have seen for the last 2 years and who knows me best. Thanks for the support.
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    I have made an appointment with the doctor to get...

    I have made an appointment with the doctor to get a document stating I am NOT depressed and HAVE NOT been and that I AM fit for military service. I have talked to my recruiter who has told me he...
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    Ha! Thank you Corporal Gunner. I have read and...

    Ha! Thank you Corporal Gunner. I have read and understood!

    Java, you hit the nail RIGHT on the head. I, too, may join another branch. I have talked to the Army and they are trying their best to...
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    Will do Corporal! It's tough but I'm not down and...

    Will do Corporal! It's tough but I'm not down and out yet!

    Corporal Holmes, I found this article on Fox News about them letting felons in. http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,251890,00.html
    Kind...
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    Oh okay, sorry, I misunderstood at first. Here's...

    Oh okay, sorry, I misunderstood at first. Here's a long story short:

    Dad left last May and parents divorced. Mom put me on antidepressants around May/June. I got off December 9, 2007. My recruiter...
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    Understood, LCPL. A brief rundown. Who should I...

    Understood, LCPL. A brief rundown. Who should I begin speaking with?
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    Tomorrow I will be making phone calls left and...

    Tomorrow I will be making phone calls left and right. I have gathered phone numbers from the Recruiting Station in Raleigh, to the 4th Recruiting District, all the way up to the Marine Corps...
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