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I Am a Retired United States Marine (usmc)

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 43 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 4 Responses Sep 4, 2010

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    annirawrmuffin annirawrmuffin 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 3, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I could definitely use some advice! I've been dating a deployed marine for a little while now, and I really like him. I can tell he feels the same way. The problem is we used to...
    Queenofnothing Queenofnothing 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 10

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    Hi I'm new to this page, however i'm not new to any of these beginning experiences. I've been through boot camp, and i've been through ITB. The only advice I give to you gals is to...
    sarahandipityy sarahandipityy 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 8

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    Hey guys! Hope everyone had a nice V day either with their Marine or getting a nice gift from him and spending it with your gals. I wasn't really planning on doing anything since...
    MochaChocolatte MochaChocolatte 22-25 Feb 16

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    I haven't been on here in forever! So much has happened since last year, but I couldn't have made it through without my marine. who...I haven't seen since October. he says he...
    mackenzie29 mackenzie29 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 18

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    Today I found out my Marine "boyfriend" has been cheating on me with 4 other girls. He's been getting a hell of a lot of letters from all us girls while he's at bootcamp. I love...
    morgannmckenzie morgannmckenzie 16-17, F 4 Responses Feb 18

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    well.. he isn't mine.. (although i wish he is).. DB is definitely an awesome Marine and amazing nurse! :) Lucky is whoever who holds his heart...... :)
    TrueLove213 TrueLove213 26-30, F Feb 20

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    OH MY GOSH! Its liberty Sunday. so of course I was hopeful for a call from my boyfriend! And I got it! He called once and we talked for almost 4 minutes!! Then he called back and...
    ProudPrincess ProudPrincess 18-21, F Feb 22

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    Hello milso's!! I haven't been on here in almost a year since my marine and I split, but he and I are back in touch and trying to be friends. He has a new girlfriend who totally...
    SweetSerendipity14 SweetSerendipity14 22-25, F Feb 24

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    just talked of the phone with my Marine! best feeling ever.
    mustloveariel mustloveariel 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    So I've been married to my husband for almost four years now. We met when I was 18, still in high school, and I fell so hard for him so so fast. He was 21, and was spending one...
    marinesprincess93 marinesprincess93 22-25, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    Reasons Why Being a Marine MILSO Is the Hardest of the Branches 1. The deployment schedule is brutal 2. A lot of the duty stations really suck, 29 palms anyone? 3. Our guys are...
    marinesprincess93 marinesprincess93 22-25, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Woke Up This Morning With Him On My Mind. I Really Want to Cry. I Miss You So Much. <3 I Love my Marine!!
    wondersofthelife wondersofthelife 16-17, F 4 days ago

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    So update. They finally put him in a company, after changing it like four times. he has to redo three week, which sucks, but he's really glad to be moving forward again. And it...
    dannygirl656 dannygirl656 18-21, F 1 Response 12 hrs ago

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    Getting married in January of 2016❤️❤️
    jackie997 jackie997 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 7

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    I got a job!!!! Finally! Its just a retail job but im sooo happy ill be getting my own paycheck! Ill be able to contribute to my home and bills. Most importantly I wont have to ask...
    violetviola violetviola 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 7

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    Bootcamp question... My boyfriend is in bootcamp...1 month down in San Diego but he's not getting my letters. He's gotten two and I send them all the time. He said his platoon...
    jennachristine jennachristine 18-21, F Feb 8

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    My day was very bad. I haven't paid enough for work. The work made me stressed out a lot. And I hit a car when I came home. I want to cry. I wish he were here, so I could hold him...
    PaulineLe PaulineLe 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 8

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    So his mom just called me because she wants to start planning for when we get married! 😊😊 I'm getting so excited now but I'm still kind of nervous because I haven't even...
    infinitelovexo infinitelovexo 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 9

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    So we are getting married in June ? He keeps saying that he doesn't want me to regret marrying him in the long run. I always remind him that I said yes when he proposed and I...
    Nmxx7 Nmxx7 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 10

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    i will be on my way to my mans graduation tomaro morning im so excited all kinds of emotions right now these 3 months went by so fast
    ayramtorres ayramtorres 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 10

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    So it looks like I freaked out for no reason. He was home for 10 days and it was amazing. Things were probably better than ever and now he's off to his next training so I have no...
    sarahanngianna sarahanngianna 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 11

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    His mom is so sweet to us, and so excited for us to tie the knot, she couldn't wait till she could post this on her Facebook lol, love her so much! ❤️❤️
    infinitelovexo infinitelovexo 18-21, F Feb 14

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    Even when he's out at boot camp training with no communication he still manages to make me smile, Evan if it's jst a stuffed animal i couldn't stop smiling for the simple fact he...
    VictoriaCantu VictoriaCantu 16-17, F Feb 14

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    I love that our "fights" are who loves who more and how much we do. God has blessed me with a man I'm dress blues and loves me for me. Scares and all
    MarineGirlfriendMary MarineGirlfriendMary 18-21, F Feb 16

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    I wish I knew what you really wanted me to do. Do you really want me to leave? Or do you want me to stay? Don't play the I can't make you do anything card on me. I don't want to...
    MarineGirlfriendMary MarineGirlfriendMary 18-21, F Feb 18

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    Almost 7 weeks down. It doesn't seem real, I've not physically spoken to or seen the love of my life for almost 7 weeks?! Not possible, I figured I would be a lot closer to being...
    BrandiM96 BrandiM96 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 18

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    Urrgg I just want it to be time to go see him, I haven't gotten a letter in about 2 weeks, and I can't really complain since he's writing me way more then any one else, even his...
    dannygirl656 dannygirl656 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 20

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    My boyfriend of almost a year and a half left for boot camp less than a week ago. Some traumatic events happened at the beginning of this school year (I'm a senior in high school...
    AmITheSun AmITheSun 16-17, F Feb 21

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