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Old 03-24-2013, 04:43 AM   #31
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Jstrong, I have to say, I already knew your story, but having met you in person and getting to know you a bit, I think you would've made a damn fine Marine.
I appreciate it trip,but Marine is an earned title. And I've gone forward in life with even more respect for them knowing what it takes to even get the opportunity to earn the title. Past chapter of my life though.
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Old 03-24-2013, 04:51 AM   #32
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Great news Kaido!

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Old 03-24-2013, 07:07 AM   #33
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A bit of advice from a old grunt. Given all the stink holes we are currently engaged in and the often erratic action of our Chief Appologizer, I would tell any youg person considering service to GO ACTIVE DUTY.

Seems to me the Reservists and National Guard units are doing most of the multiple deployments through the sand box while the active duty regiments are back home keeping there training up for the "next" major action.

Long story short, if you need to go Johny Jihad hunting it's better to do it with a complete unit that rotates together, "unit cohesion", rather that getting assigned to a unit already "in rotation" where you land "in country" fresh out of boot, as the cherry FNG.

Either way your choice to serve is respected.

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While I normally agree with this, I dont think it affects him since hes in canada
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Again, might cry. But from happy-ness this time.

I got in from work and was told that my Aunt called. She said that the military had called her and asked if she could pass a message to me. I'm accept and everything, but they apparently had no number to reach me. All I could think is that someone over there at the recruitment centre is slacking....I called to update my cell phone number a good six months ago.

But anywhoo, gonna call my aunt in the morning and see what exactly she was told.
Awesome! Congrats and good luck!
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Old 03-24-2013, 12:02 PM   #35
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Forget Bos'n Mate, unless you have a love for a paint brush or needle gun. If you join any branch, you'll need to specialize in a trade, and strive to be the best at it. Your military time will go a whole lot easier when you're the go-to guy.

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Congratulations Kaido!

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Okay okay, maybe not hit THAT hard by it, but what I was told does suck some serious lemons.

I got in from school all of 20minuites ago and my Mongols me I had a phone call from a CPT.fake-name from the recruiting center by me. Needless to say, after a few weeks of me always calling them, I was pretty stoked. Then he told me the reason he was calling.

My vision wasn't up to par with the choices I was going for (Infantry, Combat Engineer, and Field Artillery). That put a small kink in my plans for life. It did get a little better though.

He told me that I still have a couple of choices left that I can go for, even with my eye sight. So now I'm down to Bosun in the navy(gotta find out what that is), cook, Intelligence operator, Mechanic(any thing under that), Material Technician (have to find out what this one is too), Medical Assistance, and finally a Signal Operator.

Needless to say, glasses kinda suck now. Haha

EDIT for those who didn't happen to catch it, I was nor am I close to crying. The tittle was simply just a way of saying it was lame finding out I couldn't go for what I was hoping.
Laser eye surgery may open up those options
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Laser eye surgery may open up those options
I've thought about that, but then that's another year or so till I would of been able to join.....not that it already hasn't been almost two years since applying.
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There's nothing wrong with any job in the military. Whether you're a fighter pilot or a cook, you're honorably serving your country. Do it, and be proud of it

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There's nothing wrong with any job in the military. Whether you're a fighter pilot or a cook, you're honorably serving your country. Do it, and be proud of it
Agree 100% if youre serving your country it doesnt matter what your MOS is. Every one person is as important as the next.

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