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posted on Jul, 22 2005 @ 11:48 PM
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UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

MARINE

CORPS




posted on Jul, 23 2005 @ 12:29 AM
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Congratualtions, Twix. You've take a big step in life and made a decision you will come to regret and cherish, by turns, for some time to come.

When will you report for active duty? By the way, I entered active duty on 24 July 1967. Where does 38 years go?

Here's some light reading that might come in handy along your way.

difrompi.freeservers.com...





[edit on 2005/7/23 by GradyPhilpott]



posted on Jul, 23 2005 @ 05:51 AM
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Hello Twix.

Congratulations on taking a very important and far reaching decision. A lot of young people talk about joining the services, but only a fraction of them get around to actually doing it. Your life will never be the same again as being in the armed forces is a life changing experience.

As a US Marine you will be joining one of the premiere fighting forces in the world, and I understand that the comradeship between Marines is second to none.

You will also be joining up in a time when exiting new military hardware is being introduced into the Marine Corps making its fighting ability even more effective than it already is.

Personally I have only served in the army for a short time (12 months) as we have compulsory national service over here, so I do have a vague idea of what you will be experiencing these next few years.

I hope you enjoy your time in the armed forces and I wish you the best of luck in the future.



posted on Jul, 23 2005 @ 05:57 AM
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What motivated you exactly?

Patriotism?

Money?

Politics?

What drove you to sign up? Just out of curiosity...



posted on Jul, 23 2005 @ 06:37 AM
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Twix, Congratulations


If you have any questions at all...anything, feel free to ask!!
Just U2U me.

Im an active duty Marine. Maybe I can help give you a little insight.

Just make sure it's the right choice for YOU. Later on you may
decide that it was not the right choice for you (like I did, and my
dumb arse still RE-enlisted) but still, take advantage of all that the Corps offers. There are many programs and benefits out there that people and even other Marines do not know about....U2U me and Ill fill you in. Max out on what it offers...let the system work for you, not the other way around.

What MOS(s) are looking at?

BTW: Yeah, answer WyrdOne's questions, Im curious too.


[edit on 23/7/2005 by SportyMB]



posted on Jul, 23 2005 @ 06:42 AM
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Well, congratulations... Just don't get killed, and please post, and tell uss what you've learned during youre army time...



posted on Jul, 23 2005 @ 07:03 AM
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A tough decission, and I'm sure there will be times during boot camp you'll be thinking you've made a mistake. But realize that every one who wears stripes (including a few officers) have all made it through boot camp.

When you finish boot camp, you'll find that you've got a whole boat-load of people who are closer to you than your own brothers and sisters.

I've got 26 years active duty Air Force, and I'm still going strong.

Best of luck!

-Traveler

[edit on 23/707/0505 by Traveler]



posted on Jul, 23 2005 @ 07:52 AM
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Originally posted by WyrdeOne
What motivated you exactly?

Patriotism?

Money?

Politics?

What drove you to sign up? Just out of curiosity...

Maybe His MOOD can Answer Your Question:

BORED!




posted on Jul, 23 2005 @ 08:43 AM
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Originally posted by Twix
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

MARINE

CORPS



Congrats Twix! I myself go in with a Ranger Option 40 contract at the beginning of 06. Again, congrats, and good luck with boot.



posted on Jul, 23 2005 @ 09:01 AM
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even though I don't support the war, I wish you the best. Stay safe.


-J



posted on Jul, 23 2005 @ 09:05 AM
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If you made this choice freely and with open eyes then congratulations. My dad was a Marine and was even a DI. He gave me two pieces of advice when I went to Navy boot camp.
1. Boot camp has no bearing on the rest of time in service. It is a head game and designed to make you adjust to the fact that you are not a civilian anymore. Don't take anything that happens there personally.

2. Do what you are told, when you are told and how you are told.

I had a run in with number 1. One of my company commanders and I didn't quite see eye to eye and I really hated that guy. I ended up in the same squadron with him and he became my best friend. Hes been married to my sister now for 17 years.

Good Luck Jarhead!!



posted on Jul, 23 2005 @ 09:38 AM
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Congrats BOOT!! You have made a wise choice. You will be a member of THE premiere fighting force in the world. You will hear three words often during your stay on the island...HONOR, COURAGE, COMMITMENT. These serve as the backbone of our service. These above all are what will make you a marine. You must find what these ideals represent to you. Once you do, you then be expected to live them not just every day in the fleet, but all the rest of your life. When you do, then everyone will know you stand above all others. So, remember, serve your country and yourself well.
On behalf of myself and your brothers and sisters in green who have served and currently serve, welcome.
SEMPER FI



posted on Jul, 23 2005 @ 09:51 AM
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GRATS!!!


Dont listen to some of the haters on these boards my friend, you have already shown more bravery and resolve most people on these boards will ever know.

I dont know you, but I am proud of you. The fighting you may have to do might keep me from sending my little boy to fight some day in the future. And for that me and my family are greatfull.

Stay safe, and give 'em hell!



posted on Jul, 23 2005 @ 10:10 AM
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Originally posted by skippytjc
GRATS!!!

Stay safe, and give 'em hell!

And Listen to skippytjc Advice in the Signature:

"Just drive down that road, until you get blown up"
- General George Patton, about reconnaissance troops

[edit on 23/7/05 by Souljah]



posted on Jul, 23 2005 @ 11:04 AM
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keep your head down

dont try to be a hero

and do what you know is right


keeping your head down will go a long distance to keeping you alive


and we want u back here in 1 piece buddy!
thats an order!



posted on Jul, 23 2005 @ 12:09 PM
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Congratulations Twix!! I cant wait till I join the military (I want to be a combat engineer or an armourer in the British Army)

Hope you have fun!!



posted on Jul, 23 2005 @ 03:09 PM
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Originally posted by Souljah

Originally posted by skippytjc
GRATS!!!

Stay safe, and give 'em hell!

And Listen to skippytjc Advice in the Signature:

"Just drive down that road, until you get blown up"
- General George Patton, about reconnaissance troops

[edit on 23/7/05 by Souljah]



I think Skippy is experiencing a burn.



posted on Jul, 23 2005 @ 09:15 PM
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Hey Congrats Twix, I also have just joined the military. I ship as an 18X Special Forces recruit in 2 weeks and 3 days.



posted on Jul, 23 2005 @ 10:38 PM
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Best of luck Twix, you too Engine.


Hope everything goes well.



posted on Jul, 24 2005 @ 12:29 AM
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Originally posted by Twix
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

MARINE

CORPS



So you join the service...best of luck.

Here a little something that may help you out during time of disconfort...
www.big-boys.com...



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