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I Am a Retired United States Marine (usmc)

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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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    annirawrmuffin annirawrmuffin 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 3

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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

    It's been a while since I was last here. A lot of things happened. I'm not sure if any of you guys will read this, or care. But I'll share a bit of me with you. Please, excuse my...
    marie027 marie027 22-25, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    USMC Ball 2014! Are you ready?!Ladies as you may all know by now the Marine's Ball is almost here, and for all of you that are attending I gather some information that could be...
    HoneybeeUSMgf HoneybeeUSMgf 31-35, F Sep 4

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    USMC Ball 2014! Are you ready?! Ladies as you may all know by now the Marine's Ball is almost here, and for all of you that are attending I gather some information that could be...
    HoneybeeUSMgf HoneybeeUSMgf 31-35, F Sep 4

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    This is crazy, but a couple girlfriends and I pretty much started this group like 6 years ago!!! It's crazy to see how far the group has come. Too bad it wasn't a stock, because...
    NatATTACK NatATTACK 22-25 4 Responses Aug 24

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    Is it all worth it?! Don't hate me for asking this question haha. I'm 20 and my boyfriend left for bootcamp a few days ago so I am very new to this whole process. My main question...
    klynch19 klynch19 18-21, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    I have been with my marine for almost 2 years, I haven't seen him since Christmas! Since his been gone I graduated from high school and started college, he was told he was going...
    MarineGirlfriendMary MarineGirlfriendMary 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 25

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    Something I find quite annoying is this. Fake marine wives lol. My cousin who got out of the marines like 2 years ago got married about a year after he was out. His wife dated...
    NatATTACK NatATTACK 22-25 2 Responses Sep 4

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    Vacations! The day has come and I'm almost ready for my trip to England (even if i super plan there is always something that I have to do the same day). Since I've been in my...
    HoneybeeUSMgf HoneybeeUSMgf 31-35, F 1 Response Sep 9

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    Nothing is as awesome as seeing your marine again =] met him at the airport fri (of course there was a confusion. I thought he flew us airway, he was on American air) Anyways went...
    MochaChocolatte MochaChocolatte 18-21 Aug 24

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    Hey! My Marine is in Schwab, Oki, Japan. I hope to visit him for the holidays in December but we;re trying to get everything sorted out. I already sent in my passport application...
    brpw brpw 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 24

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    My soon to be marine will be entering the crucible at 2:00 am tomorrow morning 4/25/14. If anyone would be kind enough to say a little prayer for him. I wasn't able to get or make...
    infinitelovexo infinitelovexo 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 24

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    At around 8 am today my fiancé completed the crucible and is now considered a marine :),I am so proud of him and definitely can not wait to see him next week! Plus he gets to...
    infinitelovexo infinitelovexo 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 27

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    Reunions of old Marine and Corpsman veterans. I now know why men who have been to war yearn to reunite. Not just to tell stories or look at old pictures. Not just to laugh or...
    Jones47 Jones47 61-65, M Sep 1

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    Today has been a looong day but was made worthwhile once I got to Parris Island. I got to actually see my marine today! He wasn't able to talk to me or even acknowledge I was there...
    infinitelovexo infinitelovexo 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 3

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    It doesn't get easier, you just learn to cope with it better. It's been only 4 days since my boyfriend left to bootcamp and I'm not going to lie, it's tough and harder than I...
    vytran499 vytran499 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 12

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    Sometimes the only thing that keeps me sane is dealing with his crazy family! Brothers football games and sisters swim meets and video taping them so he doesn't miss out on awesome...
    Ashleyrose69 Ashleyrose69 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 12

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    My boyfriend just dropped me off and help me move into my new dorm. I was really happy he could help but it sucked because I had to say bye to him. I'll see him on Tuesday before...
    martinsgirl martinsgirl 18-21 Aug 23

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    Hey guys, My boyfriend left July 14th for boot camp in San Diego. I must say that I'm doing a really good job at staying strong and positive! I write him almost every single day...
    nlandsb nlandsb 16-17, F 4 Responses Aug 23

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    I want to shut off my phone, disconnect from all the world. I want to turn off my computer and lay in my bed surrounded by silence and darkness. But I might his his text, I might...
    lovedesi lovedesi 18-21, F Aug 27

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    My boyfriend was told he would be leaving for PI in March but sadly now it's going to be January. I'm really starting to see I don't want him to leave. I try to be strong and he...
    marinegirl1342 marinegirl1342 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 29

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    So haven't been on here for a while, but I was wondering how often one usually gets to see your special someone while their in job school? I have to say its been a little tough...
    dannygirl656 dannygirl656 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 29

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    He leaves in 10 days for PI. I'm happy for him but I'm also so nervous. And I'll only get to be with him 3 more nights before he leaves because I'm away at school and can only see...
    Kendykay Kendykay 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 29

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    49 days until he graduates SOI. After that he goes to his fleet wherever that may be. Idgaf where it is as long as I can be with him.
    lovedesi lovedesi 18-21, F Aug 29

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    Crying when you're on the phone with him and trying so hard not to let him be able to tell...
    Kendykay Kendykay 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 29

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    Okay ladies I need help. How often do they get their phones in soi? Today is his first weekend there and I was under the impression that they get them all weekend....:( but I haven...
    martinsgirl martinsgirl 18-21 3 Responses Aug 29

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    Said goodbye today, but only for a week. It was hard though cause I know the next time I'm saying goodbye it'll be for 3 months. I was just trying to keep it together and he could...
    Kendykay Kendykay 18-21, F Aug 30

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    So happy that I get to spend this weekend with him ❤️
    Leximarie12 Leximarie12 18-21, F Aug 31

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    Just got a call from him, I can't stop smiling :)!! Definitely can not wait to see him Thursday for family day!
    infinitelovexo infinitelovexo 18-21, F Aug 31

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    Alrighty ladies and germs, A few updates.... well tmr will officially be the first day of my last year of school..holy crap time flies !!! Today marks the last day of his leave...
    MochaChocolatte MochaChocolatte 18-21 Sep 1

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    He leaves in a week and I don't even get to spend this week with him... He leaves on Monday and I don't get to see him until Saturday. I just keep breaking down and bawling. He...
    Kendykay Kendykay 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 1

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    Okay so how many letters is too much? I almost want to write him everyday as soon as he leaves, and I don't know if that's too many. I know I should put multiple in the same...
    Kendykay Kendykay 18-21, F 5 Responses Sep 1

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    I was just wondering what happens after soi? Has anyone's significant other gone through soi?
    lovemyhubby562 lovemyhubby562 26-30, F 2 Responses Sep 1

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    I pray for you every night and I love you unconditionally. I will always be your baby girl and you leaving for boot camp is not gonna change that.
    Kendykay Kendykay 18-21, F Sep 3

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    Ok So I am going through something really hard right now, My bf decided to break up with me. He said he couldn't balance our relationship and his job. And that he didn't want to...
    mavie1126 mavie1126 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 3

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