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03-31-11, 12:19 PM #1
Is Marine Corps Base Hawaii considered West or Overseas?
If the recruiter asks you where you want to be stationed at west, east, or overseas and i dot know what to say because I dont know.
03-31-11, 12:26 PM #2
Justin, you're only 14 years old. You have a couple of years to go before a recruiter will even talk with you. Concentrate on finishing high school first....and graduating with a high school diploma.
You do get a wish list when you're in your MOS school....east coast, west coast or overseas....and depending on what you choose, you'll go were the Marine Corps wants you to go.
03-31-11, 01:16 PM #3
Hawaii, being part of the United States is considered West.If you're outside the country you're considered "overseas"
Odd but true, when I was in we only had 48 states, Hawaii and Alaska were considered territories
03-31-11, 11:44 PM #4
Actually, I believe MCBH is considered west coast if you're trying for it on a wishlist of some sort. I believe your overseas duty stations are Iwakuni and Okinawa. Although the Marine Corps considers MCBH to be OCONUS when it comes time to PCS.
04-01-11, 01:39 AM #5
Hawaii for the Marine Corps isn't like Hawaii for civilians, if you're in the field a lot, well it rains there.
I don't think I ever want to go back in a tourist capacity..
04-01-11, 02:31 AM #6
for my MOS we treat it as overseas because of the command and i thought that went through out the Corps
04-01-11, 10:55 AM #7
Hawaii is about half way from the Far East and half way from the West Coast. You figure it out.
04-01-11, 01:30 PM #8
I chose overseas and got hawaii and another person in my class chose west coast and got hawaii so its wherever the Monitor feels like sending you
04-01-11, 07:24 PM #9
Had a buddy who spent a 2 year tourer in Japan working the brig at one of the Navy air stations. He had his wife and kids with. He got orders for west-pac. Ended up in Vietnam.
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