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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 3 Responses Sep 4, 2010

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    My boyfriend left for Camp Pendleton on January 5th. It has only been a few days and I miss him like crazy! He was such a big part of my life. I got to see him or talk to him...
    Danie11ePeterson Danie11ePeterson 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 7

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    Okay, I was just thinking about this and decided to write it down. I remember when I was green to the whole “marine corps” culture, I really thought that it was going to be...
    NatATTACK NatATTACK 22-25 3 Responses Dec 26, 2014

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    any marine wives willing to give me some advice? my marine and I have talked about marriage a lot. he's very independent which is what i love most about him, so he's very aware...
    elliecrow elliecrow 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 8

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    Just left Jacksonville North Carolina. Seen the base there and got to experience a small piece of what my marine does daily. I looked over at him and realized he was born to do...
    therz380 therz380 22-25, F 2 Responses Dec 31, 2014

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    Hey again guys....desperately need multiple opinions on something that literally took my breath away. So long story short you know how people get in "tifs" when they drink and so...
    sarah143757 sarah143757 26-30, F a week ago

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    Feeling a little lost today. I have not posted anything on here in a long time. I have dated a marine before it ended with him being moved and my job and I not being able to...
    cleeb19 cleeb19 26-30, F 4 days ago

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    Is it possible to go out to stay at your Marines MOS School, the first weekend he is there? My Marines first week may be the same week at Valentines Day and I wanted to surprise...
    HisRightBoobie HisRightBoobie 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 8

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    I'm so mad at my marine...he's home for Christmas but I haven't seen him all day... It hurts
    mzvrgo21 mzvrgo21 18-21, F Dec 25, 2014

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    A couple of more months till I move out of this house, get married, and leave Chicago to live in North Carolina with my marine !
    Nmxx7 Nmxx7 16-17, F 2 Responses Dec 28, 2014

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    Is getting my boyfriend a Marine Corps pocket watch for graduation a good idea?? Would silver or gold go better with his dress blues?
    ciaralowe ciaralowe 18-21, F 4 Responses Dec 30, 2014

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    My marine's leaving me in less then 2 days....I always cry my eyes out to him a few days before he leaves ,it just like hits me hard days before it actually happens...I was crying...
    Nmxx7 Nmxx7 16-17, F Dec 30, 2014

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    He's been home for 3 weeks. All is slowly getting back to normal. Falling asleep in his arms is a relief only few understand. I am so in love with my marine and so glad he his back...
    therz380 therz380 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 31, 2014

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    My marine left yesterday night. This time I came with his parents to drop him off at the airport. It was really hard to hold back tears. I managed to keep it together though :) lol...
    Nmxx7 Nmxx7 16-17, F Jan 2

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    I just came home after a week to travel with my Marine for New Year. Just only one week but it was the wonderful time with him. I could sleep next to him and woke him up everyday...
    PaulineLe PaulineLe 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 4

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    I am starting to put together a Valentine's Day care package for my Marine boyfriend... What should I buy him? Should I put a little creative into it? I know from sending my first...
    throughourowneyes throughourowneyes 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 4

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    Well this is hard. But he thinks I'll leave him because the Marines ****** with him to much. :,( I don't know what to do to prove that I won't I love him no matter what and I told...
    MarineGirlfriendMary MarineGirlfriendMary 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 15

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    I just came home from a very special day. My boyfriend has sworn in to the marine corps yesterday in the Lv, Henderson place. I am so proud of him. :)
    Kay2015 Kay2015 18-21 1 Response Jan 16

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    My boyfriend is 27 and outta the marines but has to go back if a war starts. He has PTSD and some other medical illnesses. the point is he keeps thinking I'm gonna leave him is...
    ThankYouSoldiers ThankYouSoldiers 18-21, F 7 Responses Jan 16

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    I got my phone call today. <3 It was a whole 9 minutes and 38 seconds! I feel so lucky. He's officially a Marine now and I'll get to see him is 4 days!!! ^-^ So ready!
    FutureMrsCobos FutureMrsCobos 18-21, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    Starting a scrapbook. Just do things to occupy your time. It's only been a week and 2 days since he left. Yes I cried the entire first week(lol), but I'm not so much sad anymore...
    ZorriCool ZorriCool 16-17 1 Response Dec 24, 2014

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    It has been 4 months since I've seen him and I'm excited to be there at the airport with his mom friday morning :) sucks thats he's only going to be here for 6 days but hey, THAT'S...
    Nmxx7 Nmxx7 16-17, F Dec 24, 2014

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    Younger women dating older men mainly because younger women are attracted older men. older men mature, confident, stable .Mature guys always know how to treat their women.These...
    zoecc11 zoecc11 26-30, F Dec 24, 2014

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    Best Christmas ever <3 im the happiest person alive
    Kyah2 Kyah2 16-17 Dec 25, 2014

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    My recruit's ship out date for boot camp just got moved up 21 days... welcome to the rest of my life lol So thankful he was here for Christmas. Trying to just enjoy these last few...
    MyJonathan MyJonathan 18-21, F Dec 27, 2014

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    I flew out to camp Lejeune and got to spend one whole week with him for Christmas. Now I'm back home and unpacking from my trip and I just can't stop crying. I miss him so much.
    Kaziopiah Kaziopiah 26-30, F 2 Responses Dec 27, 2014

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    Idk about anything anymore with him or life .. I'm depressed n probably leaving for a while:( good Lucc everyone
    Kyah2 Kyah2 16-17 1 Response Dec 27, 2014

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    Got three letters in the mail yesterday from my Prince! 2 more months to go!
    ProudPrincess ProudPrincess 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 28, 2014

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    Even though I feel safe in his arms I still had that bad dream that woke me up. I wish it would stop anytime soon now, I hate scaring him awake :(
    MarineGirlfriendMary MarineGirlfriendMary 18-21, F Dec 28, 2014

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    My boyfriend is leaving for bootcamp in exactly 2 weeks.. I don't even know how to feel and my emotions are all over the place. Any advice on how to get through bootcamp?
    jennachristine jennachristine 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 29, 2014

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    His(My) recruiter and his grandmother sent me his address today. I'm about to send my letters out at this moment. Wrote 4 so far..they're quite long, lol. Put a motivational quote...
    ZorriCool ZorriCool 16-17 Dec 29, 2014

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    His last part of training ends in a few days ,. Hoping for lay over here or some type of wait ... Found every letter he sent while he was in boot camp and I don't know ... I feel...
    Kyah2 Kyah2 16-17 Dec 29, 2014

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    Just sent them out. 😊☺️ just got his address a few hours ago, lol
    ZorriCool ZorriCool 16-17 Dec 29, 2014

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    He's finally on leave and I was his first stop when he got home...I'm so excited
    mzvrgo21 mzvrgo21 18-21, F Dec 29, 2014