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I Am a Retired United States Marine (usmc)

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 42 People

    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 all time that wasn't school living in OKinawa. I wouldn't trade it for anything.
    Karalas Karalas 26-30, M 6 Responses Sep 24, 2007

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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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    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 New River, Tustin, El Toro, Miramar, Futema and finally Camp Pendleton. I went on a Med cruise and a 6- month pump to Oki, saw...
    hharperson hharperson 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 11, 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 learned in the Corps has been engrained in me, like the need to rise early, exercise, keep a stearn look, and give orders...
    think2much think2much 46-50, M 1 Response Jan 13, 2008

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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, sounds stupid now, but you should have been there.  I had lived the previous 3 years in the Philippines...
    broadshoulder broadshoulder 51-55 Aug 25, 2008

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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 girl in our group talking crap about Marines. She is stating that they are all cheaters, that being a Marine isn't a "real job", that...
    Caligirl125 Caligirl125 26-30, F 3 Responses Jul 12, 2009

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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 owe our liberty to their efforts. These dog tags remember and commemorate that sacrifice. Minted in a brass alloy, these dog tags...
    midwest5772 midwest5772 66-70 Jul 2, 2010

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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 highschool next year and trying to join the Marines has been on my mind for a long time now. I haven't met with the...
    bluesboy13 bluesboy13 16-17, M Mar 31, 2011

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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 met almost 4 years ago.  When we met I was in the middle of going through a divorce from my first husband who was also...
    FormerUSMCnowUSMCGF FormerUSMCnowUSMCGF 21-25, F Feb 15, 2008

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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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    One Miserable Anti-american Human Being Called Bumsquirt

    There is this avowed Anarchist and Socialist on EP who is mouthing off with his hatred of America and our military men and women. He is a totally miserable excuse for a human being who calls himself "Bumsquirt." He has posted vile comments on my Whiteboard and reflected many...
    lickitysplit lickitysplit 61-65, M 3 Responses Sep 4, 2010

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    annirawrmuffin annirawrmuffin 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 3

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    I Love The Corps But Am Not A Marine

    I am afraid that I was a Squid, but I have loved the Corps since I was a small kid. My father fought with the 2nd Marine Division in the Pacific during WW-II and made the initial landing on Saipan and some other islands (something Jima, but not Iwo). I served as an officer in the...
    lickitysplit lickitysplit 61-65, M Sep 4, 2010

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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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    Related Experiences

    I'm truly in love with my US Marine. it's only been a couple days since he left and I can not stop thinking about him. of course as soon as we start dating, he starts this...
    elliecrow elliecrow 18-21, F Nov 2

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    HAPPY THANKSGIVING EVERYONE! On this day I am very thankful for the fact that I got spend this thanksgiving together with my marine and also thankful that his family is very...
    infinitelovexo infinitelovexo 18-21, F 9 hrs ago

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    I recently started dating the love of my life, who happens to be a U.S. Marine. I'm currently attending college in Maine and he is stationed out of Virginia, we met while he was...
    babblingbrook647 babblingbrook647 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 28

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    Hello ladies! My name is Aura. I actually started using this site a few years ago and to say the least it did help me through the toughest times! Ive been with my bry for about...
    violetviola violetviola 22-25, F 3 Responses Oct 28

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    Last night me and my marine were talking about our future plans together. It made me realize that I've found the man that I want to start my life together. I really can't wait til...
    mzvrgo21 mzvrgo21 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 30

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    A little background to my story. Ever since Bryan joined hes always getting his dad military presents. you know like coins and knives....random little things. I guess its his way...
    violetviola violetviola 22-25, F Oct 30

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    I just may miss out on seeing my marine because he's family called bitching about nonsense now he doesn't know if he wants to come. 😩😒
    mzvrgo21 mzvrgo21 18-21, F Nov 2

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    Nick and I have been together for three years now and we are newly engaged. He proposed to me three days before he left for Marine bootcamp in San Diego. He is the greatest...
    sempfi101711 sempfi101711 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 4

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    So I am somewhat new to all this. My brother joined the Marines when I was in middle school and now my boyfriend of 20 months is too. We do not know when he is leaving for basic...
    MyJonathan MyJonathan 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 4

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    so I could really use some of your input on something huge. kind of long but I could really use some help so bear with me. I'm a freshman in college and lately my family has been...
    elliecrow elliecrow 18-21, F 4 Responses Nov 5

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    I think I may actually get to see my marine for thanksgiving. But idk what me and him should do while he's home...any suggestions
    mzvrgo21 mzvrgo21 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 5

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    My recruit may be leaving for basic in December so we are planning on doing Christmas early before he leaves. I am trying to come up with something Marine related to give him. Any...
    MyJonathan MyJonathan 18-21, F Nov 5

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    It's one of those nights again. Where I just lay down and look through our pictures and try really hard not to cry. So far it isn't working. I think this is my favorite picture...
    hotstreak426 hotstreak426 18-21, F Nov 6

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    I wonder how it feels to be a wife or girlfriend To someone in the army, navy ,air-force or a marine
    lorrena19 lorrena19 18-21, F 4 Responses Nov 7

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    girlfriend of a Former U.S. Marine. I have absolutely no experience with military men, but I am finding some really quite amazing personality characteristics. I would be...
    honouria honouria 61-65, F 1 Response Nov 8

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    I've come to the decision that I am making an appointment with a recruiter (: I don't plan on enlisting right away and leaving for bootcamp soon, I just want to become more...
    elliecrow elliecrow 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 9

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    Happy 239th birthday to the marines :)
    arikaannbolin arikaannbolin 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 10

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    I talked to my marine on the phone last night. He hates being an inconvenience, so he usually tells me just to wait until he comes home to see him. It makes him feel guilty when...
    Kaziopiah Kaziopiah 26-30, F Nov 12

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    26 days left until his graduation! Oh my gosh, how fast it went! 3 months finally down to less than one! Now I need to figure out what to wear! lol and things I should get ready...
    MariahKay MariahKay 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 13

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    I'm curious...whenever you're able to have a phone conversation with your marine. Does it seem like he's showing off sometimes?...or is it just me
    mzvrgo21 mzvrgo21 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 13

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    ...has anyone had experience with their marine having to go to a military therapist and or treatment during a deployment?
    therz380 therz380 22-25, F Nov 13

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    question! has anyone's marine had some leave after MCT? or do all of them absolutely go straight to their MOS school?
    elliecrow elliecrow 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    *Repost* I don't know how to feel. First he tells me he might not be allowed to come home for thanksgiving and now he says he was told they could be deployed next year in February...
    infinitelovexo infinitelovexo 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    it's my first Christmas with my marine and I'm so stumped as to what to get him. ANY IDEAS?!
    elliecrow elliecrow 18-21, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    Oh my god!!!! So my marine finally got approved for PTAD and will be here in 6 short days! I'll get to have him here for Christmas, New Years and his birthday!! I'm so excited...
    hotstreak426 hotstreak426 18-21, F 22 hrs ago

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    I love my Marine, I'm so glad that I can call him mine. I can't wait for this weekend ?????
    MarineGirlfriendMary MarineGirlfriendMary 18-21, F 10 hrs ago

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    Anyone have a marine graduating next week? My boyfriend is graduating next Friday and im soo excited!
    browneyes124 browneyes124 16-17, F 8 hrs ago

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    My boyfriend graduates bootcamp right after his birthday and then leaves for MCT right before Christmas. As I'm thinking about gifts, I want to be able to give him something he can...
    Kendykay Kendykay 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 28

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    1 month 3 weeks and 0 days to go!! Eekkkkkkkk I'm so excited :)
    arikaannbolin arikaannbolin 16-17, F Oct 28

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    How difficult is it to deal with your PTSD? I've been out service for almost 3 years and out of combat settings for 5 and I still can't shake it. Any suggestions besides therapy...
    jmack8808 jmack8808 26-30, M Oct 29

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    No letter today :( man that makes my day suck. Waiting around 2 hours for him and nothing :(
    arikaannbolin arikaannbolin 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 29

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    Last night he called me. We talked on the phone until 1:30am. We were both so tired but neither one of us wanted to hang up. We both kept sleepily mumbling the things while the...
    Kaziopiah Kaziopiah 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 29

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    GOT 3 LETTERS TODAY! its been a week since so I got worried he didn't pass his swim test after all. But he did. I'm so proud of him! Phase 2 now. 6 more weeks to go!
    HisRightBoobie HisRightBoobie 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 30