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Thread: When I'm finally a marine
02-04-09, 09:07 PM #1
When I'm finally a marine
I'm not going home after basic, I've decided to stay with cousin in NC. (Former marine who loved the area) So I want to bring some of my civilian cloths. Not a lot, just three or our pairs. Will I be able to get them back after basic? Then the same after MCT? Also, I do get the nights and weekends off during my MOS right?
I AM focused on becoming a marine before anything else, but i have no questions about that. I want to be prepared for when I get into that world. I know don't have to spend all my time in camouflage or on base right?
02-04-09, 09:17 PM #2
Just bring the clothes on your back, you can buy more clothes when you leave the depot.
As for MCT and MOS school, you're thinking to far ahead.
02-04-09, 09:37 PM #3
02-04-09, 09:40 PM #4
Hey, you don't want to draw extra attention to yourself when you arrive on the Island. I would mail your stuff to your cousin before you leave.
02-04-09, 09:42 PM #5
For crying out loud, they issue you a debit card in bootcamp. There will no doubt be an Exchange on base that sells "guess what" clothes! If there aren't any on base I'm sure you can find a Walmart somewhere that sells them cheap. Go ahead and bring other pairs of clothes if you want to make an a$$ of your self.
02-04-09, 10:02 PM #6yellowwingGuest Free Member
02-04-09, 10:03 PM #7
I get it. Any clothes I "get" after boot camp I will be able to bring through MCT?
I really don't have any questions about boot camp itself. I'm going to put my feet on the yellow foot prints, sound off as loud as i can when I'm told to sound off, and do what I'm told as fast and as best as I can when I'm told to do it.
What do the crossed rifles under your stripes mean? Expert rifleman? What kind of awards/medals are there for being a good shot?
02-04-09, 10:29 PM #8
Check that. I get it.
02-04-09, 10:41 PM #9What do the crossed rifles under your stripes mean? Expert rifleman?
02-04-09, 10:43 PM #10
Step away from the crack pipe. The army infantry has been wearing crossed rifles since God was a kid for their infantry. About 60 years ago the Marines added crossed rifles to our chevrons to indicate that every Marine is a rifleman. Diamonds and stars are for the ladies... guns and bombs are for the men.
Don't hurt me 1st Sgt ... I'll just start painting rocks now.
02-04-09, 10:45 PM #11
Rule number one of boot camp. Read the manual and PAY ATTENTION!!!
02-04-09, 11:00 PM #12yellowwingGuest Free Member
Just read everything in the Poolee Hall and you may become an authority on Boot Camp.
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