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I Am a Retired United States Marine (usmc)

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 43 People

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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 think my marine and I are going to be breaking up soon.. Or at least growing apart. He hasnt even left for NC yet and hes already so distant.. I feel like im not good enough for...
    ProudPrincess ProudPrincess 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 9

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    I hate to say this because I know a lot of girls on here are just starting out with their marine, but 23 DAYS!!! I cannot wait to see him! It's been so long and hard, I'm ready to...
    BrandiM96 BrandiM96 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 10

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    we just started our first deployment and ive heard from him once on facebook for a little while and i feel like i should be happy about it but then i talked to the other wives and...
    wifeusmc27 wifeusmc27 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 14

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    my marine has been at msg training in quantico for about 3 weeks now and i hardly ever receive texts. he says he cant call or facetime because of the poor service. i've literally...
    halothere halothere 22-25, F Mar 15

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    ladies, i need advice. if anyone would msg me it would be really appreciated. i can't get passed something my marine did a couple of months ago and i feel like i have all the right...
    mustloveariel mustloveariel 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 16

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    My marine just left yesterday for boot camp in San Diego. Our two year anniversary is April 1st and I'm not exactly sure how to celebrate. Do I just live life like normal and...
    MorganLB14 MorganLB14 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 17

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    Did any of you receive phone calls from your marines while they were at bootcamp? Or only letters?
    MorganLB14 MorganLB14 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 18

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    exactly one month until I fly down to North Carolina to see my Marine :D
    elliecrow elliecrow 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Does anyone the time frame marines get when they are on liberty in SOI?
    vbjklk vbjklk 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Okay.. so I literally feel as if I may fall apart. I really need his Love and comfort right now.
    wondersofthelife wondersofthelife 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 3

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    Soo my 18th birthday is today. Really don't want anything except him :/ but oh well FaceTime will have to do for now :3
    infinitelovexo infinitelovexo 18-21, F Mar 4

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    Tonight when we were talking, he showed me when he put my pictures and letter in his room. He put them on the table next to his bed. So he can see me every day when he wakes up...
    PaulineLe PaulineLe 26-30, F Mar 4

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    so i might see my baby in a couple of weeks! i really can't wait. i miss him so much!
    mustloveariel mustloveariel 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 5

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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 Mar 6

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    I don't like when he is in training. Because I can't talk to him as much as usual. He always says that he is busy or the signal is very poor or he doesn't be allowed to use the...
    PaulineLe PaulineLe 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 9

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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...
    sandy11cc sandy11cc 26-30, F Mar 9

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    my boyfriend just left yesterday to MCRD San Diego :/
    krystallklearr krystallklearr 18-21, F Mar 10

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    he just left yesterday so do I have to wait 2 weeks to get a letter from him to send mine out?
    krystallklearr krystallklearr 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 10

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    Finally got then new count down numbers on the calendar, had to write over both sets of the old ones with a different color so I could read them lol. it still sucks that I was just...
    dannygirl656 dannygirl656 18-21, F Mar 11

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    My boyfriend left for basic training Feb 16 and his graduation isn't till May 15. I finally got a letter last Friday, and sent one out this Monday, but I want to send him more, but...
    iamjbay iamjbay 18-21, F 7 Responses Mar 15

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    I miss him sooo much, I feel like running all the way to san diego just to give him a hug, what has helped some of you to get through the really hard times?
    dannygirl656 dannygirl656 18-21, F Mar 15

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    Anybody feel worried when your men are in training until you can talk to them or know that they are safe ?!?!?!
    PaulineLe PaulineLe 26-30, F 3 Responses Mar 15

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    I survived week one of my boyfriend being away at MCRD San Diego! hopefully a letter next week? how can the time go faster??
    krystallklearr krystallklearr 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 16

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    my husband just texted me, and he picked up today! I have never been so proud ??
    ambernoel ambernoel 18-21, F Mar 17

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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...
    kelly11aa kelly11aa 26-30, F Mar 17

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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...
    kelly11aa kelly11aa 26-30, F Mar 17

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    My mom has this rare diseases, that she almost died of when I was little, she was very sick. But God decided to heal her, she was free from it for many years, but this last year a...
    dannygirl656 dannygirl656 18-21, F Mar 18

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    My grandmom just passed away in this morning. I'm so sad and I wish my bf could be here with me and hold me tight right now, so I would probably cry like a baby in his arms :(
    PaulineLe PaulineLe 26-30, F 3 Responses Mar 18

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    He wasn't supposed to be home until April 25-28, but he just got the news that he will be home by April 6!!!!!! 😊😊😊😊😊😊
    AMarinesGirl0401 AMarinesGirl0401 22-25, F Mar 21

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