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12-12-11, 11:11 AM #1
Talked to my son, and he found out where he will be going for his Security Force Deployment. He will be going to Spain! I told him that I am really excited and happy for him. He graduates on 12/22, and will get to come home for a 10 day leave also. Does anyone know if he will have additional Training for FAST Company?
12-12-11, 11:16 AM #2
Probably not going to get FAST Co. training unless he is assigned to FAST Co.
Is he with FAST?
Spain is a good duty spot though, but is he getting stationed in Spain or just visiting?
12-12-11, 11:21 AM #3
Yes he is with FAST Company, he said his Unit is Alpha 6, First Fast Company, and his deployment will be in Spain. He just doesn't know when he will leave yet...so was kind of wondering if he will have additional training for FAST company, he is finishing up his SF training.
12-12-11, 11:35 AM #4
If he is a new Marine, or will be a new Marine with FAST Co., then his training has just begun.
They'll get him up to speed pretty quickly once he gets settled into his platoon. And once they get him up to speed internally, then additional training opportunities will be out there.
12-12-11, 11:39 AM #5
Advise him to take advantage of all training he may have a choice in .
That one segment could very well serve him well somewhere down the road ---
12-12-11, 11:41 AM #6
Thanks Wookie good to know. Yes he will be a new Marine, he is excited to get out of the "student status" and into a Unit. So how did you like Greece? My brother went to Greece with the Navy, and he loved it.
12-12-11, 11:43 AM #7
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12-12-11, 01:36 PM #9
Hopefully he can stay focused, eager to learn, and humble -- and the sky is the limit.
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12-12-11, 02:28 PM #12
I agree with you when you tell him to go to Spain, and he'll be glad he did. Back when I reenlisted and was deciding where to go with security forces it was tossup between Spain, Greece and Rhode Island. The Rhode Island job was better on the surface, and close to home.
But I couldn't get Spanish and Greek women out of my mind. And I didn't want to be close to home,, cause I joined the Corps to travel the world and meet exotic women.
When time came to choose I quickly ruled out RI -- too close to home. So, I was gonna pick Spain, but the spot for an NCO filled over the weekend.
And all I was left, was stinking Greece.
12-12-11, 02:54 PM #13
[quote=thewookie;825839]Kings Bay and FAST --> especially FAST in Spain --- are polar opposites. Like most red blooded American men he probably joined the Corps to travel the world, meet exotic women, and kill terrorist - well, he gets two of the three right there in Spain.
Yes!! Exactly what told him, I said I bet the women will be beautiful, and probably won't speak good English, so there are only a few other things that you can do with them, and he just laughed at me. I think after it soaks in, he will be extremely happy.
Come on, I bet you had a blast in Greece....like you said exotic Greek Women...you probably couldn't get enough! lol
12-12-11, 08:50 PM #14
Don't be surprised if he doesn't bring one of those exotic Spanish girls home with him. I brought an exotic Nicaraguan girl home with me when I was a Sergeant. She hung in there till my first unaccompanied 12 month tour to Okinawa, Japan. About the halfway point, she met Jody and that was that...occupational hazard (and her loss).
12-13-11, 11:32 AM #15
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