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    Life on Ship?

    Im deploying on the 15th meu in may and Im wondering whats life on ship like for Infantry Marines? I wondering what we do if we cant really train, Ive heard that we lift weights a ton but thats about it. Any input is appreciated. Semper Fi


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    Wake up

    Eat chow

    P.T.

    (Pray for general quarters) if that doesnt happen try to hide on ship and avoid being seen , more than likely every part of the ship will be closed for cleaning.

    Get in line for chow. Eat chow.

    GENERAL QUARTERS! GENERAL QUARTERS ! Marines man your racks and get some rack ops.

    Wake up

    Play poker, hearts, spades. Watch a movie in the lounge.

    Chow

    Maybe clean weapons, do some cheesy class if not Lift, Pt, play poker , hearts, spades ,or scrounge around the berthing for new porn once found: masturbate.

    Get in the rack . Masturbate again.

    Sleep . Repeat many times.



    Ways to kill time.

    Read magazines, Play handheld games, watch movies on laptop, lounge, masturbate, clean coffin rack, p.t, lift, listen to music, masturbate, write letters, talk about girls you banged back home, masturbate again, sleep, masturbate.

    Enjoy your float.


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    Not sure what it is like now but my experience was---VERY TIGHT QUARTERS---A STACK OF EIGHT RACKS ABOUT A FOOT APART---UP ON THE DECK FOR THE DAILY WORKOUT---SOME BOATSWAIN BLOWING HIS WHISTLE AND SAYING, "NOW HEAR THIS, NOW HEAR THIS, HOLD A CLEAN SWEEP FORE AND AFT, MARINES GET YOUR BOOTS OUT OF THE RACK!" We made an impression with the Navy while on board---lol.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Wolfman07
    Im deploying on the 15th meu in may and Im wondering whats life on ship like for Infantry Marines? I wondering what we do if we cant really train, Ive heard that we lift weights a ton but thats about it. Any input is appreciated. Semper Fi
    Good luck Steve....I had begun to think you had fallen off the face of the earth. Haven't heard form you much since Boot Camp. Good Luck in the Sand box man or where ever you're going.

    Semper Fi L/CPL,

    Dave


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    Quote Originally Posted by greensideout
    Not sure what it is like now but my experience was---VERY TIGHT QUARTERS---A STACK OF EIGHT RACKS ABOUT A FOOT APART---UP ON THE DECK FOR THE DAILY WORKOUT---SOME BOATSWAIN BLOWING HIS WHISTLE AND SAYING, "NOW HEAR THIS, NOW HEAR THIS, HOLD A CLEAN SWEEP FORE AND AFT, MARINES GET YOUR BOOTS OUT OF THE RACK!" We made an impression with the Navy while on board---lol.
    This was pretty much it on 2 different LPD's and one LHA on the way from Okinawa to Korea to Australia to Thailand back to the Rock!! Back and forth to the P.I a few times. From Team Spirit to Bearhunt to Kangaroo...alot of miles and beer! One thing for sure though...utilize that condom the Doc gives you before you disembark!! You don't want to bring home anything contagious!!


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    Stand in line at the armory to draw your weapon so you can clean it. Stand in line at the amory to return your weapon. Go to chow stand in line for chow. Get a peanut butter sandwich and a scoop of rice because all the good chow has already been served. Stand in line at the scullery to put your tray away. Stand in line at the armory to draw your weapon. Get on a helicopter and ride it to some crappy place. Dig a hole. Set up aiming stakes. Fill in the hole then get back on the bird and return to ship. Next day stand in line to draw your weapon. Get an MRE. Get on an Amtrac while riding to shore puke up the MRE. Get off the amtrac spend a week in the field running patrols. Get back on the amtrac and ride it back to ship.

    And then.... Libbo in some of the best places to have libbo on earth. Pull in to Perth and there are ladies lining the docks holding up signs that say "I love you US Marine"


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    Never on a grunt carrier but the USS Midway and USS Niagra Falls can be summed up in one word.....they sucked big time, lol.


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    Loving the descriptions of time on board and they sound pretty accurate.

    Don't forget that all companies will field day at once and secure the heads. God help anyone who uses it before inspection. So if you need to vomit or relieve yourself, you will be waiting a long time. At first word of field day, a head call is in order.

    Play "where's waldo?" by trying to be the first one to spot the ships Skipper.


    PT on the flight deck and watching Harriers land and take off can be pretty entertaining as well.


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    Funny how chatting on here invokes long forgotten memories. The 1-MC sounds all Marines heave out and thrice up ... sweapers sweapers man your brooms .... get a good sweep job fore and aft. Funny how on a boat out in the middle of the ocean can accumulate dirt on the floors.

    The captain has opened the flight deck for morning pt. Go out there and run ... first you are running uphill then you are running down hill then somehow while running uphill you are running downhill. Don't step on the padeyes or you'll turn an ankle. Finish PT and have to do a FOD walk.


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    Forgot to mention. I was on the Frederick, Bristol County, Tuscaloosa, Debuque, Wasp, and Belleau Wood.


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    Quote Originally Posted by jetdoc
    Never on a grunt carrier but the USS Midway and USS Niagra Falls can be summed up in one word.....they sucked big time, lol.

    Are you trying to tell me that the Navy has GAY ships?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ed Palmer
    Are you trying to tell me that the Navy has GAY ships?
    I'm not going to answer that one Ed, ha.


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    Also depends on what kind of ship you are on, my first WestPAC was on an LST(Schenectady), just my company and the amtracs. We got to do alot more stuff, boxing, pugil sticks, etc. Second one was on a LSD (Cleveland) which was loaded with brass so it was more from the hip classes and constant field day.
    BTW the Schenectady was blown up by the Air Force & Navy in 2004


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    Wolfman

    I would agree with Outlaw on about most of the stuff.

    I remember alot of standing in line for chow that wasn't great.
    Lots of sitting on the upper decks with a cotton swap in my hand "cleaning" my M-16.
    Lots of field days in the quarters. Weapons Plt rotated what section would be in charge of field day on what week.
    Lots of "call for fire" and medical classes

    general quarters are great. rack ops!!!

    and don't forget no hot water for the Marines. Some how, the navy is always "working" on the pipes that go down to our section of the ship.

    Other than that, sear bordom. You will listen to every time of music. You will read every type of book, available. and you will watch every porn cd on the ship, until you can recite the lines. And you will see more "puppet shows" in the racks than you will every imagine.

    6 DAYS A WEEK!!! no 72's no 96's maybe a steel beach party for the holiday that is going on. I had two fourth of July's on the ship in the middle of the ocean. Whole different story. (At least the second float, the captain of the ship, Nashville, put down the ramp and let us swim in the water. that was cool)


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    Did I Not See Anything About General Quarters? Wtf, Stayed In Your Closet Till All Was Cleared. Better Make Sure The Bunkies In There Were All Clean. Geesh Not To Mention Replunishing The Ship With All The Chow And Just Maybe A Fresh Movie And Mail. After Being Couped Up IN THAt Thing ,why Not Would You Hit The Beach Full Bore. Lmfao


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