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I Am a Retired United States Marine (usmc)

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 43 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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    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 18-21 2 Responses Mar 1, 2008

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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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    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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    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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    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 18-21, F Feb 15, 2008

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

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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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    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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    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 66-70, M Nov 9, 2012

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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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    It really bothers me when people get mad about me calling my boyfriend 'my marine man' or 'my marine'. People get attacked and told that they're just with your boyfriend for his...
    careuhambur careuhambur 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 26

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    Oh gosh that last one was embarrassing I have no clue how to use this app!! I am 19 and I have been dating a Marine for a year and 5 months!! My marine is in Missouri at job school...
    VaydaGrace14 VaydaGrace14 18-21, F 3 Responses 23 hrs ago

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    We finally got married today, a lot simpler than I thought it would be. But now I'm officially a marine wife! :D
    infinitelovexo infinitelovexo 18-21, F 6 Responses Apr 7

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    Who here has a Marine stationed at in San Diego? What are the pros and cons?
    VGASR VGASR 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 11

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    So I was wondering how all of this stuff works being a girlfriend to a marine. My boyfriend leave in about 5 months and I'm getting worried because I don't know how any of this...
    cholrach cholrach 18-21, F 4 Responses Apr 13

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    I need advice please. I'm a new marine girlfriend and my boyfriend who has been a good friend of mine for 3 years left for MCT at camp Lejune today. When he went we were under the...
    careuhambur careuhambur 16-17, F 3 Responses Apr 14

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    If anyone is a Marine, I would like to ask a few questions. Just as general inquiry.
    RossH98 RossH98 18-21, M Apr 15

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    What a beautiful Saturday with my Marine in The John F. Kennedy Center! I love him more and more everyday!!! I always make me smile. I'm happy to have him in my life!!!
    PaulineLe PaulineLe 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 18

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    My Marine is on his way to Camp Lejeune! So proud of him :)
    kenzie11904 kenzie11904 18-21, F 7 Responses Apr 25

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    I woke up this morning from a dream that I got a letter from the marine corps talking about being able to see my bf in May and I woke up thinking that the dream was real and I was...
    JusstJusstinee JusstJusstinee 18-21, F Apr 26

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    "Behind every strong Marine, there's an even stronger woman who stands behind him, supports him, and loves him with all her heart" Keep staying strong ladies! It's all worth it...
    kenzie11904 kenzie11904 18-21, F Apr 27

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    Wondering if any of your marines had to go to Kessler Air Force base for mos school?
    JusstJusstinee JusstJusstinee 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    he's been gone at MCRD San Diego for exactly 30 days. I received my second letter from him saying he still hasn't gotten my letters. I sent all of them a week and 4 days ago. Is...
    krystallklearr krystallklearr 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 7

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    I had to share this. my boyfriend was drunk last night, couldn't help but laugh and find this adorable!
    elliecrow elliecrow 18-21, F Apr 11

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    These days we have been talking about our future. He said that our special day will come soon. He knows exactly which the day will come but he isn't telling me. I wants me...
    PaulineLe PaulineLe 26-30, F Apr 12

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    Well he's heading back for mct today... I know I might be able to talk to him more but I can't help but think that it will still be so hard
    BrandiM96 BrandiM96 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 14

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    Feeling lost. Hearing other girls make it work gives me hope I'm not making a mistake.
    embastian embastian 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 14

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    I just miss him. A lot and I wish he was hear what I have to say. I feel very alone right now.
    embastian embastian 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 14

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    I will not say anything about our marriage anymore until he asks me !! I know he loves me but today he said that " we just need to make sure that it's the right time" " when he...
    PaulineLe PaulineLe 26-30, F Apr 14

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    Hi I was wondering how you all coped while your s/o's were away at MCT. It's been two days and not hearing his voice or talking to him is killing me. I feel empty and will do...
    careuhambur careuhambur 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 15

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    Hi I was wondering how you all coped while your s/o's were away at MCT. It's been two days and not hearing his voice or talking to him is killing me. I feel empty and will do...
    careuhambur careuhambur 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 15

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    There are numerous older men in the world who are single and seeking someone special in their life. For all such men, AgeMeet.com has been created as a reliable online platform to...
    kayccaa kayccaa 26-30, F Apr 16

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    Today is our anniversary. I hope he remembers. I'm afraid that he will forget if I don't remind him. How do I keep my spirit high if he forgets? How do I just say 'oh well, he has...
    AnonyB AnonyB 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 17

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    I just had one of the best nights of my life but on the way home tonight I couldn't help but wishing he was there with me. I'm terrified that he won't get a phone call tomorrow-it...
    careuhambur careuhambur 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 19

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    I just had one of the best nights of my life yet on my way home I couldn't help but wishing that he was there with me. My heart aches, it's his first weekend away at MCT and I'm...
    careuhambur careuhambur 16-17, F Apr 19

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    Right now I'm currently dreading the fact that in exactly 3 weeks my bf will be leaving for boot camp... Anyone else have someone leaving for boot camp soon?
    SusanEst4 SusanEst4 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 19

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    Im going to feel so wimpy and fat next to him when he gets home...
    AmITheSun AmITheSun 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 19

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    The internet seems to be my new stand-in lover for when I feel abandoned and unloved by my real one. Can't talk to anyone about how I feel so I get on the internet to try to...
    AnonyB AnonyB 18-21, F Apr 19

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    used to but only for a few years.
    adriankevin adriankevin 22-25, M Apr 21