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bored in brooklyn [24 Oct 2008|08:38am]

[ mood | bored ]

i've been in the marine corps for 2 years and i am suppose to be a reservist, but i have been active duty for 2 years(basically)  i am a comm marine - rah. i just returned from iraq... now i am STILL active duty in brooklyn and I am bored out of my ever loving mind because they have me in administration.

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[11 Aug 2006|12:46am]


x-posted to Marines_United. Y'all should enjoy this :)
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[01 May 2006|03:08pm]

Wow, pretty dead community we've got here, eh? Anyways, about me: been in USMC since 2004, joined up at 17. WO-1, and I've been seriously thinking of joining another military branch. I'm wondering if this would be a smooth transition for me. Advice, anyone?
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Long, but wanting to know if I can get into the Marine Corps after being kicked out of the Navy??? [03 Jan 2006|12:01pm]

I was in the Navy for 7 months and 5 days, but I got discharged, so I want to try to join the Army or the Marine Corps if it'll be possible.

*May 25th- I went to USN boot camp.

*July 22nd- Pass In Review.

*September 4th- A shipmate turned me and 3 other shipmates in for underage drinking. Went to DRB, XOI, and CO's Mast.

*September 15th-28th- 14 days restriction, 14 days extra duty, dropped to phase 1 liberty status.

*October 25th-November 23rd- Substance Abuse Rehabilitation Program at the Naval Hospital. Treatment success.

*November 24th- A shipmate turned me and 2 other shipmates in for underage drinking and riding in a privately owned vehicle while on a phase 1 liberty status. Went to DRB-- CMC said he had no choice but to drop the underage drinking charge at the DRB level because he had no evidence-- Went to XOI for riding in a POV, and XO picked back up the underage drinking charge-- Went to CO's Mast.

*December 12th-January 10th- 30 days restriction, forfeiture of 1/2 a month's pay for 2 months, processed for separation from the USN for a pattern of misconduct. And because I was involved in another alcohol related incident after successfully completing treatment, I'm now considered a treatment failure.

*December 19th- Legal Brief.

*December 30th- Discharge Date. General Discharge Under Honorable Conditions. RE-4 Code.

I don't know if this is true, especially for a misconduct case, but Legal told me it's possible for me to go on BCNR and get my RE-4 changed to an RE-3, so I can re-enlist into one of the other services. They said it's pretty simple to get your code changed. So I guess I have to do that and hopefully it will work, because with an RE-4 you can't re-enlist at all. But I heard the RE codes are used by the Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard, so even with an RE-4, I could join the Army. But I don't know if that's true. And I think it's supposed to take about 6 months to get your code changed, or you have to wait 6 months til you can try to get it changed or something like that.

But then even with an RE-3, I don't know if the Marines or the Army would take me because of the misconduct and the treatment failure, because there were people from Navy, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, and Air Force all in the program when I was in it-- And if you failed treatment, I know you got kicked out of the Navy, so if they all use the same program, maybe they won't let an alcohol treatment failure re-enlist. And I'm not sure if The Army uses the program as well.

Before I joined the Navy, and while I've been away in the Navy, I've been getting mail and phone calls from Army and Marine Corps recruiters, I guess because they had access to my test scores, but one time an Army recruiter came up to me at the gym and said he always saw me working out and tried to talk to me about the Army, but that was after I already was in the Navy DEP. I didn't have any issues the first time I enlisted, like no health or family or legal issues or anything like that, so it was easy to get me in the Navy. And I heard that right now they're both having trouble making mission and have been having a lot of trouble for awhile, so maybe they would be willing to work with me.

I worked hard in the Navy during the work day, we just cleaned all the time, but I got my hands dirty with everybody else. And I was great with my room inspections and uniform inspections, I had my military bearing down, I had good relationships with everyone, I stood my watches fine, was duty driver a few times without any issues, on time for muster. And I almost always just hung around base on weekdays during liberty, I only drank on weekends when I went off base, 'cause I knew I couldn't drink on base after being turned in and caught the 1st time. But the 2nd time none of us were caught at all, but the following morning, this girl wrote a statement about us that we had been drinking the night before. It's annoying, 'cause she's underage and was also drinking, and I have no idea whatsoever why she told on us. And I had ELEVEN witnesses come to my CO'S Mast and say that they hadn't seen me drinking, which most of them hadn't anyways, 'cause it was Thanksgiving, and we were all at a hotel cooking food and hanging out, and I didn't start drinking til I went in the head with this guy. But the CO still found all 3 of us guilty and punished all 3 of us, because I guess they don't really need evidence, and 1 girl writing a statement was good enough for him. And I didn't say anything to her or request to have her at my Mast, butthe girl even came to my Mast and said she wasn't really sure what she saw, and she could've been wrong. That pissed me off.

So I'm trying to get into one of the other services now. My drinking never affected my work. Nobody ever got hurt because I was drinking. I only drank on weekends with people I felt like I could trust. And I don't depend on alcohol, it doesn't control my life or anything. So I don't feel like I don't deserve to be in the Military, because I never loved my life more than I have since being in the Navy. I really think that I was meant for Military service, and it's where I felt like I fit in.

So that's what I want to know, will I be able to re-enlist into one of the other services, especially the Marine Corps? And does anyone know anything different than what I've written, about getting codes changed and all that stuff?
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PT [09 Dec 2005|11:49am]

I leave march 6th for basic and I really need to work on getting in shape...I'm not in bad shape but I need to get my run time down. Does anybody have any tips. Anything will appreciated
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Please, do read. [03 Nov 2005|09:52pm]

This is an excerpt from the book “A Greater Freedom: Stories of Faith from Operation Iraqi Freedom” (now on sale at Waldenbooks for $2.99 at the Coral Square Mall for those interested lol.) It is not a self-help book, or a fiction novel; it is a compilation of stories of several airmen, sailors, soldiers and Marines who have fully relied on their faith to get them through the war. An aspect, which the American media tends to ignore, forgetting that that freedom of religious worship and expression is precisely what our brave men and women are out there fighting for.

This is the story of Ernest Commack, a 38-year old ATP information systems technician from Birmingham Alabama, who has served with the Navy for more than 18 years.

Pgs 63-64

“Before deployment in December, Ernest Commack attended the funeral of his wife’s father, killed in a tragic fire resulting from a car accident. The man never attended church. But family members soon heard of a young woman who stopped and shared Christ with him, moments before he died. A relative confirmed the account, assuring everyone Commack’s father-in-law had indeed accepted Christ before he slipped away.
The idea that forgiveness could come so quickly- simply by confessing his sin-stuck with Commack. A week later, he found himself in the chaplain’s office, hoping to get some questions answered.
He did.
Right then and there, the career sailor gave his life to God. ‘I felt like a `bootcamp,`’ says Commack, grinning. (Bootcamp is the term used to label brand new Navy recruits.)
He still had to tell his wife of eight years though. So he called her ‘the first opportunity I had, which was the following week,’ recalls Commack. Before he could get the words out, she stopped him from speaking and told him a couple from the church they’d been visiting- Christian Fellowship in Virginia Beach, Virginia- had shared Christ with her as well. She, too, had become a Christian.
A couple of questions later, Commack put the pieces together. ‘Honey, you’re not going to believe this,’ he remembers saying.
He and his wife were saved on the very same day.”

This, for me, was one of the most powerful testimonies from all the stories in that book. I decided to share this with you for more than one reason.

To those who are already Christian: Don’t hold back or be afraid of sharing the love of Jesus Christ with others, because you never know when God will be using you to give a person a last chance to accept eternal salvation, as was the case with the young woman who shared Christ with Commack’s father-in-law just moments before his tragic death.

To those who have yet to experience the love of Christ: None of us know for certain when our time on earth will be up. For even if we are in a situation where it seems like we will not make it out alive, as many of the airmen, sailors, soldiers and Marines who are overseas during war are, God may spare your life because He has you here for a bigger purpose. For this reason, I urge you to repent for your sins and confess that Jesus Christ is the only Lord and Savior and that you accept to follow Him, for He said: “I am the Way, the Truth and the Life” and you never know how awesome the moment and/or experience of your salvation will be.

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[02 Nov 2005|07:32pm]

[ mood | determined ]

Well, I've been teetering between Army and Marines for long enough... And I'm proud to say that as of today, I've officially decided to go leatherneck. My recruiter is making a two hour drive tomorrow so we can go through all the preliminary paperwork, and I suppose Friday I'll officially sign my soul over and then proceed to go see Jarhead as planned. Thanks for your advice, everyone! And I thoroughly intend to support you guys with more than just words in the future. ;) Take care.

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A REALLY GOOD SITE [29 Oct 2005|05:36pm]

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Head spinning. [14 Oct 2005|12:20am]

[ mood | confused ]

So, know what's funny? That movie "Jarhead" comes out on my 18th birthday, November 4th. I've been dwelling over whether to join the Army or the Marines for the past three months, and as soon as I turn 18 I'm signing one contract or the other since my grandparents won't consent to me joining and I don't want to waste anymore of my time than I have to not being enlisted. But now the two recruiters have my head spinning... I'm aware of the benefits, pro's, and con's to both branches, but gyah... This is mind bogglingly frustrating, and I thought maybe I could get some insight from other people signing up for the USMC. Anyone have any suggestions?

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[08 Oct 2005|10:36pm]

I posted once before and as I said I only joined to wish everyone good luck in there path to becomeing marines. I to am on that path. I have been in the D.E.P. for just under 6months and i leave in 1 week on 20051017 or oct 17, 2005 to CA for boot. im doing well physicaly so i think i will do okish. i can max pft at least on my situps and do 10 pullups and run 3 miles in 21mins. im from colorado so we are at altatude and when i go to sea level hopefly i will do better. my M.O.S. will be intel and i just wanted to say good luck to everyone

Semper fi
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Suggestions for reading [07 Sep 2005|12:12pm]

To anyone who hasn't yet gone to boot or MCT, I suggest you read this book (even if it's more of an Army manual), since it'll give you an idea of basic soldiering, first aid and tactics. It may be more helpful when you go to School of Infantry at Camp Lejeune right after as well.


Chapters 3-7 and 9-16 of the 12th Edition of this book are particularly helpful.It is partially based on Army Field Manual 21-75.
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2 questions [05 Sep 2005|07:38pm]

[ mood | accomplished ]

When can i start the dep?
what is the youngest enlistment age with a signed parental notification form?

Semper Fi,

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New to this [04 Sep 2005|12:18pm]
I am new to this community stuff. I am also looking to enlist with the USMC. But I need some advice before I will go sign. Recruiters lie, and I have caught mine a few times. I want real answers. I want to do a combat job. Something in the Infantry is my dream right now. But I can imagine I am gonna score well on my ASVAPS. I just need some advice from Marines or Future Marines who know what there talking about. I want Infantry, but know I can use my brain for better things! So confused and I refuse to sign anything untill I figure this all out.
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Question [29 Aug 2005|02:20pm]

Hey everyone,

I am a foreign student from the Philippines who really wants to join your Corps. I just graduated from college here in California, but they won't let me in- even as enlisted. They say that I have to be at least a greencard holder and not a student visa holder. Can anyone here give me any advice? Thanks in advance and Hurrah!
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[19 Aug 2005|05:15am]

Hey I just wanted to join for a min to give a shout out to you all. good job. I have joined as well. I DEPed in on 20050420 and I will be shiping out to bootcamp 20051017. good luck every one. sorry im not gona stay in this comunity for my resons are my own. But I did want to wish everyone in it good luck. and thank you all.
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