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new marine

Triumph The Insult C (586706) writes | more than 7 years ago

User Journal 5

graduated today. mom, dad, and roommates drove over from AZ. it was nice. stopped at in-n-out for lunch, awesomegraduated today. mom, dad, and roommates drove over from AZ. it was nice. stopped at in-n-out for lunch, awesome

i was originally supposed to graduate 11/17. but, i cracked some ribs and got held back 2 weeks. oh well. now, i don't report to pendleton until 1/2 ... 30 days leave. nice, eh? then, off to dli ...

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That's fucking awesome. (1)

ellem (147712) | more than 7 years ago | (#17079754)

I had no idea. I'm not going to oohra you or any of that shit because I have no right to.

I went through one swear in in the Army. I was that close. It's a long complicated story why I didn't join but it's a large regret.

Be great. Be safe. Try not to have to kill anything. Be the soccerball Marine, not the water bottle Marine. Be safe.

way to go, marine! (1)

blinder (153117) | more than 7 years ago | (#17080052)

good job... that's quite an accomplishment. assigned to pendleton eh? well, there are much worse places to spend some time. having driven through the area a few times, its absolutely beautiful. the most amazing beaches i've ever seen.

well, good luck, god speed and like lou said, stay safe :)

Congratulations (1)

Profane MuthaFucka (574406) | more than 7 years ago | (#17083700)

I sincerely hope that we do not betray you by squandering your life without good reason.

Re:Congratulations (1)

Triumph The Insult C (586706) | more than 7 years ago | (#17084096)

they will be spending a lot of $$ putting me through my mos school, so hopefully not =)

If you are less than 21 years of age (1)

smitty_one_each (243267) | more than 7 years ago | (#17088742)

Go to [] and click "Active duty service applicants".
Consider applying. Once you meet the active duty requirements, assuming you don't have any other stoppers (e.g. a wife) your odds, while not 100%, are extremely good. Failing that, consider other commissioning programs.
No shame whatsoever in the enlisted route (served a couple of years as an enlisted squid, myself), but I need more challenge than that.
In any case, welcome aboard.
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