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    Well, I initially let that GITMO job slip through...

    Well, I initially let that GITMO job slip through my fingers. The job was reposted as a GS-12 and I reapplied and accepted the position so If all goes well I should be down in GITMO by August. It...
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    Gitmo Cuba job

    I have an offer for a full-time government job for the dept of the Navy as an Airfield specialist / GS-11 in Gitmo. Navy pays all moving expenses and you get 8 weeks of vacation a year. positions...
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    I like those rules Ray. Wish I'd lived by that...

    I like those rules Ray. Wish I'd lived by that more
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    Yes , I have great memories of Colonel Fox taking...

    Yes , I have great memories of Colonel Fox taking the entire Batalion out for a 12 mile force march slogging through the sand. I didn't realize it at the time what great shape he was in for a man...
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    From what I have read very few Marines made it...

    From what I have read very few Marines made it through the arduous selection process to become a raider. Maybe Somthing to Force Recon selection process.
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    Active duty Marine Corps 1981-84, 12 year break...

    Active duty Marine Corps 1981-84, 12 year break in service, Currently USAF Air National Guard.
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    Congrats, You never forget that first day

    Congrats, You never forget that first day
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    Justin Beiber

    Sounds good to me. I would love to be his drill instructor.
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  9. Thread: USMC Ring

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    Thanks Rocky

    Thanks Rocky
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    Thanks I can only bid so much on E-bay and have...

    Thanks I can only bid so much on E-bay and have to outbid all the wannabees and dealers. I was in STA 1/6 from 82-84. Colonel Fox mentioned us in his book Marine Rifleman, although not by name. Just...
  11. Thread: USMC Ring

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    There is one on E-bay I would like to have and it...

    There is one on E-bay I would like to have and it is solid 10K. Better late than never. 8000.00 is a little steep but I sure would like to see it.
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    USMC Ring

    One regret I have is never purchasing a real gold Marine Corps ring when gold was cheap. I guess it just wasn't that important to me in 1981. Some of the beer money could have gotton a nice one....
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    No Rocky didn't get the Okinawa job. Usually a...

    No Rocky didn't get the Okinawa job. Usually a well connected officer will get those GS positions so they retire and the next day walk into civil service. I'm still working full time for the Air...
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    Durham would be nice, but hard to picture it the...

    Durham would be nice, but hard to picture it the way it was in 1981. Leaning toward the hill country of Texas. I think I could be a Texan.
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    Also There used to be a bar called the Dollhouse...

    Also There used to be a bar called the Dollhouse outside the base in 1983 Whiskey was cheaper than the beer.
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    I was stationed there in 1983 and loved it. There...

    I was stationed there in 1983 and loved it. There is beaches all around. I would go back in a heartbeat. I got in the best shape of my life on Camp Schwab. The 3 mile PT run is almost all down hill.
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    Best place to retire

    Whats the best country / state to retire in. No wrong answers here.
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    I went to boot camp with Shannon Biddle and...

    I went to boot camp with Shannon Biddle and Nicholos Bakeron the list . Biddle I went to ITS with at Camp Geiger around X-mas 1981. Biddle toward the bottom of the list who was killed in a HELO on...
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    I was in from 81-84 but never saw any action...

    I was in from 81-84 but never saw any action other than in the bars.
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    Welcome solitaire, must have gone though quite a...

    Welcome solitaire, must have gone though quite a bit of school. were you Force Recon or Bat Recon
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    Thanks all, my application was forwarded to the...

    Thanks all, my application was forwarded to the hiring manager which is always a good sign. Truth is these jobs usually go to a well connected officer retiring from active duty.
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    A Sgt in the Marine Corps is really good. You...

    A Sgt in the Marine Corps is really good. You made something out of yourself. Check out the Reserves and Gaurd so you can still get a retirement at age 60.
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    GS position in Naha Okinawa

    I applied for the GS-12 Airfield Manager position in Naha. Anyone been there recently? Tell me how is it living there. Thanks Vince
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    Hang in there and try to make the best of it. It...

    Hang in there and try to make the best of it. It doesn't get any better when you get to E-8. I have had some relly bad Commanders and some really good ones. Try to do and say things that are veiwed...
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    Pretty shameful. Police dept thought this was okay? How would they feel if someone carried around one of their badges on their shirt? They would be arrested so fast your head would spin.
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