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Well I thought of starting a Jarhead thread, but with this site being small still and since the MC is a Dep. Of the Navy and we get deployed and live together there is no reason why we can't post together too!
My name is Mark. Was active duty 92-96 USMC. Was a 8152 (marine security guard) and an 0341 (mortarman). Am gonna try to reinlist again soon. Just got hit by a drunk driver last week and have to recover first.
So all you active, retired, prior service get on in here and post!
 

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Everyone does their part. Welcome Jimmy! You admin guys help us grunts to get our $, benefits, and the list goes on forever! We have a few other Jarheads and a few Navy as well. Hopefully they all get in here and post up!!!
 

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:patriot: I will have 18 years active duty in the USCG this August...glad to see this forum with the sea-going services up first! :patriot: Oh yeah, you can keep the puddle jumping jokes to yourself!!! :rotflmao:
 

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I thought for sure Urbanlegend would have made it here. Maybe later...... And Rick too!
:lol: I'm up to my ears in work and school right now as well as a sick spouse. :(


Okay USN 10.5yrs active 2.5 years reserve. Former AT, current MA and I miss the jets. Spent most of my career overseas and wish I hadn't gotten out.
 

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Welcome to the thread! I've got my Shellback card in my wallet still. It makes for a good conversation piece from time to time. I spent about a year on the USS America as ships company in 94-95 so I know alittle about Navy life at sea. Was also on the USS Germantown on deployment to southeast asia. My Grandfather was on the USS Princeton in WW2, he survived the sinking and lived to tell me the stories.
Nice to see more of you stoping in!
 

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Nice to see a USN/USMC section. As for myself I'm a former AD (Mech 6 yrs), then got off of acitve duty to finish my degree in business. Became a Navy pilot. Flew on active duty for 9 years. Joined the Reserves (am now a Commander) and flew out in the civilian community for a while then became a Citation Ten instructor for FlightSaftey International here is windy and COLD Wichita. Hope to hear some more from the veterans on this site.
FLY NAVY Ks. :patriot:
 

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Welcome to the thread! Commander67 ever fly with a carrier group? Slim nice to see another grunt here! Slowly members are finding their way in here. It will be nice to have set up for when there are 5000+ members!
 

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USMC190/Air Group/Tarawa/Bumble Bee

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Did a little flying in conjunction with a Carrier Group in the ASW role but then got assigned to a land base cargo unit flying on shore. Did do a tour with the Tarawa flying HH-46's early in my career as support for this special Marine unit that was flying Cobra's off the Tarawa. Really intresting working with the Marines, there there was never a dull moment.
In the Navy while Ronald Reagan was at the helm was the best Those were the good old days. The only thing better was me winning the Bumble Bee. Any ideas who won?????:patriot:
 

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Welcome to the thread Tim! Commander sounds like you had a fun time in the Navy! I liked watching flight ops when I was on the America.
Don't know who won the Bumblebee cars yet. I'm sure there will be a thread on it sooner or later.
 

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Full speed ahead...

Erik English here. I've been a Hospital Corpsman in the Navy for 18 years. I'm a Preventive Medicine Technician stationed at Camp Lejeune. I've done 11 of my 18 years with the Marines - best duties I EVER HAD. Now, I do a lot of work with the Army veterinarian techs. as well as local public health officials in this area.

I'll be getting commissioned next April, then have to give the Navy 10 years to keep the Officer retirement pay. This means I'll do at least 30, maybe 35 years. I love this life & don't want anything but to stay in & be with the grunts when we hit the next hellhole in the world. BEst moment I remember is when we crossed Kuwait into Iraq - were on the back of a 7 ton & had a small radio with us. One of the guys hit play & it was "Highway to hell" by AC/DC - man, that just fit the moment & I'll never forget it...:patriot::roxor:
"It ain't easy, Livin' free"
 

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Erik English here. I've been a Hospital Corpsman in the Navy for 18 years. I'm a Preventive Medicine Technician stationed at Camp Lejeune. I've done 11 of my 18 years with the Marines - best duties I EVER HAD. Now, I do a lot of work with the Army veterinarian techs. as well as local public health officials in this area.

I'll be getting commissioned next April, then have to give the Navy 10 years to keep the Officer retirement pay. This means I'll do at least 30, maybe 35 years. I love this life & don't want anything but to stay in & be with the grunts when we hit the next hellhole in the world. BEst moment I remember is when we crossed Kuwait into Iraq - were on the back of a 7 ton & had a small radio with us. One of the guys hit play & it was "Highway to hell" by AC/DC - man, that just fit the moment & I'll never forget it...:patriot::roxor:
"It ain't easy, Livin' free"
Nice to see you make it in here Brother! Like I told you before some of my best friends were Corpsman when I was a 0341 with 1/7 Bravo company. You have REALLY deadicated your life to the USA giving 18 years plus 10 more! For that I salute you and say thank you! Like Urbanlegend I wish I had never got out too. As soon as I recover from the drunk driver hit and crash, I plan to get back in the MC ASAP! Since I'm not married anymore and have no kids, I figure why not! I won't make much $ but its not about the money but the job and the service you do for your country.
Semper Fi!
Mark
 

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Hey Slim, did you ever make it to 29 Palms for your 2 weeks? Just wondering cause almost always every unit makes it there for CACCS once a year. That was my last duty station. A true desert wasteland. Palm Springs, LA, San Diego, and Las Vegas (my favorite), were all within driving distance though. Most of my two years there were spent in southeast asia.
Semper Fi!
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I was just thinking about enlistment/ reenlistment bonuses and came up with a good idea (for us Camaro lovers). If we would sign for a lifetime commitment, we would get a new Camaro as a bonus! Wishful thinking but before I got hit by a drunk driver I was talking to recruiters about going back active duty and the Army recruiter offered me a 60k bonus for 4 active and 2 reserve!! The Marine recruiter said I could get a bonus too. I chose to wait till I can make the MC strict height and weight standard, but the Army would have signed and shipped me as I was. So I will try to wait to hit 170lbs for the Marines, if not by May or June I'm gonna have to go back to the Army recruiter.
With that 60k bonus I could buy the top 5thGen no problem! It is spread out over your enlistment though as most of you probably know.
Wonder what the highest bonuses are??? Probably the pilots and special forces (SEALS, Force Recon).
 

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USN!

Does NJROTC count? lol. I plan on enlisting with the USN when I'm out of high school, use the navy to pay for college, then become a officer and hopefully retire a O4 or something. But I am DEFINATLEY going USN for a carer. I want to fly one of those the Hawk Eyes. But you have to be a O' in order to pilot. IDK what I want to do as a E'.

:patriot:HOORAH TO EVERYONE :patriot:
 
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