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Megaguns91
05-14-2010, 02:24 PM
Hey guys (and gals).

Been AWOL a couple weeks. Been busy as hell.
Just wanted to update with you all. I had my eyes on joining the USAF. Talked to the recruiter and wasn't impressed so I talked to the other branches. I ended up swearing in yesterday to the DEP for the United States Marines. My ship date to basic training is September 20th. My MOS on my contract is Combat Photographer. Semper Fidelis. :p

noonwitch
05-14-2010, 03:36 PM
Congratulations! I have no preference for one branch over the other, but the Marines look awesome in their dress uniforms.

A kid I grew up with enlisted in the Marines right after high school. He wanted to be a Marine since he was really little. I think there is a sense among the public that the Marines have a higher code of honor than the other branches, maybe because they are usually the first ones in when there's trouble.

Megaguns91
05-14-2010, 04:58 PM
Thank you. I respect all military branches. To be honest, these days the Marines are becoming more selective (as is every branch of service). I feel confident and happy about my decision. I hear the difference in people's voices and the way they act towards Marines as opposed to Army/Navy/etc. No offense to any members of those services, as I believe that every member of the US military is imperative to our nation's well-being.

Speedy
05-14-2010, 07:53 PM
A couple of years a I was working as a production floor manager and a kid that was working there enlisted into the Marines. He said that another kid went into the Marine Recruiters Office and asked about what they were offering. The kid mtioned that the Army had offered him a signing bonus and asked if the Army was offering a bonus. The Recruiter said, "We offer a bonus much bigger than the Army."

The kid perked up his ears and asked, "What is it?"

"You get to call yourself a Marine."

Congrats young 'un. Do us proud.

malloc
05-14-2010, 08:07 PM
Hey guys (and gals).

Been AWOL a couple weeks. Been busy as hell.
Just wanted to update with you all. I had my eyes on joining the USAF. Talked to the recruiter and wasn't impressed so I talked to the other branches. I ended up swearing in yesterday to the DEP for the United States Marines. My ship date to basic training is September 20th. My MOS on my contract is Combat Photographer. Semper Fidelis. :p


Semper Fi! I always look forward to seeing new Marines join our ranks. (Even though I'm out now, I still think in terms of 'My Corps', and 'our ranks', and 'We Marines'. Probably will my entire life, and soon enough so you will you.)

I'm sure there are a few more Marines former and active, on this board who just got out recently. So if you have questions, or anything, ask away. I got out in '07, so some things may have changed, but others haven't.

fettpett
05-14-2010, 08:15 PM
Semper Fi! I always look forward to seeing new Marines join our ranks. (Even though I'm out now, I still think in terms of 'My Corps', and 'our ranks', and 'We Marines'. Probably will my entire life, and soon enough so you will you.)

I'm sure there are a few more Marines former and active, on this board who just got out recently. So if you have questions, or anything, ask away. I got out in '07, so some things may have changed, but others haven't.

oh come one, your a Marine and call yourself a Former one? ;):D bah...once a Marine always a Marine. Never been in the military and even I know that :p

on a serious note, Congratz Mega, good luck. I have a classmate who's got 4 brothers and a boyfriend that are all Marines (ones graduating next week from bootcamp). Best of Luck

Bubba Dawg
05-14-2010, 08:22 PM
Good on ya. Thanks for your service. :)

ColonialMarine0431
05-14-2010, 08:34 PM
Hey guys (and gals).

Been AWOL a couple weeks. Been busy as hell.
Just wanted to update with you all. I had my eyes on joining the USAF. Talked to the recruiter and wasn't impressed so I talked to the other branches. I ended up swearing in yesterday to the DEP for the United States Marines. My ship date to basic training is September 20th. My MOS on my contract is Combat Photographer. Semper Fidelis. :p

In the Corps we don't say "AWOL". It's "UA"...Unauthorized Absence. :D

"Get Some!"

A word of advice. Do NOT show up with a crew cut, a high and tight or a USMC tat. And don't say "Semper Fi". You'll understand later.

Trust me. I saw what happened to those guys. You'll be crucified. You gotta earn the Eagle Globe and Anchor first.

You will.

Welcome aboard and good luck.

Sonnabend
05-14-2010, 10:18 PM
Good luck...we're proud of you. :)