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I Am a Retired United States Marine (usmc)

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    Fallen Heroes Marine Dog Tag. - Fallen Heroes Dog Tag - Marines The cost of America's freedom is most dearly paid in the lives of those Marines who died defending that right. We...
    midwest5772 midwest5772 66-70 Jul 2, 2010

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    Happy 237th Birthday Usmc - To all, who have served,,,,, past, present and future... A hearty and Happy 237th Birthday weekend to our beloved corps. Now let's git drinkin' Boy's...
    TheThirdEye TheThirdEye 70+, M Nov 9, 2012

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    I Am a Marine Gf Looking For Some Help - I am not a Retired Marine, but I am a Marine girlfriend. I joined this group so that I could post this story. There is a...
    Caligirl125 Caligirl125 26-30, F 3 Responses Jul 12, 2009

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    Service - I joined the Marine Corps when I was 17.  I did it to show my Dad that I was tougher than he was.  Well, I also couldn't find a future in montana.  I know...
    broadshoulder broadshoulder 51-55 Aug 25, 2008

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    Helicopter Hydraulic Mechanic - I was in the Suck from 1994-2001 I got out right as all the craziness was happening. I was a 6094 helicopter hydraulic mechanic. i did time at MCAS...
    hharperson hharperson 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 11, 2008

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    Any Regrets? - Let me start off by saying I am not a retired Marine but I wasn't sure where else to put this. I'm currently 17 years old and will be finishing my senior year of...
    bluesboy13 bluesboy13 16-17, M Mar 31, 2011

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    What Mos Was Everyone - so what MOS was everyone I was a 1345/1341 heavy equipment operator and heavy diesel mechanic.
    Karalas Karalas 26-30, M 7 Responses Oct 2, 2007

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    Where I Met My Love - I was serving on Active Duty in Kaneohe Bay, HI.  I was an Admin Marine and he was an Infantry Marine.  We were both stationed on K-bay.  We...
    FormerUSMCnowUSMCGF FormerUSMCnowUSMCGF 21-25, F Feb 15, 2008

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    Former Marine - I was a Marine from 2000-2004. Picked up CPL in the inactive reserve. Was part of 3d TSB SPT, Co 31st MEU, 35th I believe MSSG. Have been all over Asia and spent...
    Karalas Karalas 26-30, M 6 Responses Sep 24, 2007

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    Not a Marine Myself.. - ....but I'd love your feedback.  One word - infantry.  Tell me.  I'd trust you guys before I trust his recruiter ;-)
    sethandlisa08 sethandlisa08 19-21 2 Responses Mar 1, 2008

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    Once a Jarhead. . . . - Signed an open contract in 1981 and ended up in supply; served four years' a year in Okinawa, the rest at LeJeune, then got out in '85.  Much of what I...
    think2much think2much 46-50, M 1 Response Jan 13, 2008

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    It's official. I'm dating a usmc poolee. He signed his contract today! I asked him if he was excited and he was like yeah how about you? You're dating a marine now. I can't even...
    Kendykay Kendykay 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 26

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    I use to be a Marine gf, and have not been for almost a year maybe more. Anyway I have recently met a new Marine. We are nothing serious yet, but I can already tell I have feelings...
    EWALL1819 EWALL1819 22-25, F 1 Response a week ago

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    My boyfriend is sworn into the marines and is going into boot camp soon. I haven't been dating him very long but I think I love him and I will always support him going in the...
    musicismysalvation musicismysalvation 16-17, F 3 Responses Mar 30

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    Hey ladies! So I'm a fairly new Marine girlfriend. I met my Marine through my stepmom.... ironically her boss is his mother. :) She knew about me from talks with my stepmom and...
    JELarson3514 JELarson3514 26-30, F Apr 4

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    So I've had an account on here for this particular page for over two years, since before my marine an I were even together. I leave and get busy and then check in every couple...
    ashbear101 ashbear101 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 28

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    It is so sad to find out that a marine shot and killed another marine while on duty at the front gate. I am grateful that my husband was home at the time and was safe. It must be...
    MarineGal07 MarineGal07 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 9

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    any girls been to the marine corps ball? I'm planning on going this year with my marine and I just wanted to see if anyone has gone and what it was like, what happens, etc. I...
    mandax3 mandax3 18-21, F 4 Responses Mar 18

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    My marine just left today for MCT at Camp Geiger. I am a mess, this time around it's much harder and I just can't seem to keep it together. It feels as if my heart is being ripped...
    Christinamarie12357 Christinamarie12357 18-21, F 4 Responses Mar 17

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    So yesterday he told me he doesn't want a girlfriend when he leaves for basic. Not because he doesn't think I'll be faithful or because he just wants to go be marine and not have...
    Kendykay Kendykay 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 17

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    My fiance left for boot camp about 3 weeks ago to Parris island sc. He choose infantry for his job and sure enough, he got it. I told him how much I didn't want him take infantry...
    dearshelby93 dearshelby93 18-21, F 4 Responses Mar 19

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    Happy 21st birthday to my Marine!!
    premadonnagirl premadonnagirl 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 19

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    My marine just left back to base super excited can't wait for the 25th when he gets to be here for 2 weeks
    gabbi190 gabbi190 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 24

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    Hi! Anyone want to connect through the greatest thing we could possibly have in common?! Our Marine <3
    amandaterbush amandaterbush 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 25

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    My boyfriend is stationed in camp Pendleton we both live in CA so I was wondering if anyone here lives in CA or has their marine stationed in camp Pendleton??
    gabbi190 gabbi190 18-21, F Mar 25

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    Guys if there is one thing I would say to NOT do...it's act like you know more about the Marines then any other girl on here...I understand that some of you who have had more...
    amandaterbush amandaterbush 18-21, F Mar 26

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    Anyone's Marine in Quantico VA??
    amandaterbush amandaterbush 18-21, F Mar 26

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    Is anyone's Marine in Quantico VA??
    amandaterbush amandaterbush 18-21, F Mar 26

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    Hey I haven't posted on here in awhile so this should be a good read for Marine MilSo's. So last I heard My fiancé Caleb was going to be done with MCT & headed off to MOS school...
    MarinesGirlBabyy MarinesGirlBabyy 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 1

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    Hello ladies! I haven't posted in a while because I've been trying to handle some really difficult times.. My marine and I separated. We were engaged to be married March 20th but...
    SweetSerendipity14 SweetSerendipity14 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 3

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    18 years old, US Marine Core Girlfriend, soon to be fiance. My boyfriend will be deploying soon and I'd love to find a support group for girls going through the same thing.
    babyypaige babyypaige 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 9

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    My boyfriend and I have known each other for over five years and just started dating this past new years, which is also the first time we've seen each other since elementary school...
    amg517 amg517 18-21, F Mar 18

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    My boyfriend might get deployed into combat his platoon was put on reserve to be the first to go idk what I'm gonna do if this happens I don't want him to go 😢😭
    gabbi190 gabbi190 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 18

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    Every week brings a new challenge. I got through last week. I can get through this week. I love you Mitchell.
    Kendykay Kendykay 18-21, F Mar 18

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    I have a question about how/when they apply for leave. Can someone message me? (:
    emmatee emmatee 18-21, F Mar 18

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    I don't think anyone fully understands how you feel when the person that you been spending all your time with leaves .. It's one sad feeling that you carry with you through all...
    YeniM YeniM 18-21, F Mar 20

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    He's officially in the band!! And he goes to meps (is that the right acronym? - the pre basic training overnight thing) next week. So proud of him!! Hopefully the stress is off him...
    Kendykay Kendykay 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 21

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    Hey all, My bf is currently deployed in Afghanistan right now… this morning he told me that he already has his next assignment… a deployment to Okinawa for early next year. So...
    xoxolivia32x xoxolivia32x 22-25 3 Responses Mar 22

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    So we have about one more week of leave for him before he has to report back to camp Pendleton. I gotta say I'm not looking forward to the goodbye this time. We've gotten so close...
    MeAndMyMarine MeAndMyMarine 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 22

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    Bought my plane tickets and booked my hotel to go see him graduate MOS in May! It still may be a little while away, and I may still have to wait....but I'm so excited and so, the...
    Misskfrey Misskfrey 18-21, F Mar 22

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    I would really appreciate the help of a fellow MILSO right about now....
    stephaniess95 stephaniess95 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 22

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    My bf is almost done at basic. I get to see him in 11 days! I'm super excited but I'm also REALLY nervous! Is that normal?
    MarineGirlfriend0810 MarineGirlfriend0810 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 23

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    Is anyone currently or just got done going through...Do we get married? When should we move in together? Etc.?...and wants to share their experiences??
    amandaterbush amandaterbush 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 25

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    lately I've been really stuck.. I love my boyfriend to death.. but things have been really hard on me lately and I can't keep ignoring how I'm feeling. I can't get threw a day...
    mandax3 mandax3 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 25

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    My boyfriend left for bootcamp about a month ago and I miss him so much I knew not being able to see him would be hard but I didn't realize I wouldn't be able to hear his voice I...
    semperfidelis15 semperfidelis15 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 26

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    Since I've last posted my issues with Jon have been resolved. Things definitely got worse before they got better but they got better and that's all that matters. A couple weeks...
    baileyconeal baileyconeal 18-21, F Mar 26

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    He got back from meps today and he got in DEP. so proud of him!! Things are pretty good between us right now. Now that he knows he's in the band and has gotten through meps he's...
    Kendykay Kendykay 18-21, F Mar 26

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    well, we all knew it was coming, but their leaving date to go overseas is now days instead of weeks or months. I guess I'm ready to just get it over with but good God it hurts. I...
    heatherbrin heatherbrin 18-21, F Mar 28

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    My bf graduates basic in five days! I can't wait to see him. I've had some terrible days since he left and every time I think it can't get worse it does. I haven't been in such a...
    MarineGirlfriend0810 MarineGirlfriend0810 18-21, F Mar 30

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    I didn't realize exactly how important all the little things chad does are to me until he left for basic. He is almost done now and I miss everything about him. I miss the way he...
    MarineGirlfriend0810 MarineGirlfriend0810 18-21, F Mar 30

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    last night was really hard after spending saturday night with him and hearing him snore and waking him up with kisses and having such a good day sunday hanging out going out to eat...
    ayramtorres ayramtorres 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 31

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