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Old 08-29-2013, 09:19 PM   #101
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Yeah I was really surprised cause you don't know if you're getting the right answer. Not like the asvab where you can check you're work.

Physically I'm good. Mentally I still gotta prepare. Lol. I'm ready, but it's going to be a big change.
Yeah every time I took it I thought I had failed.
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Yeah every time I took it I tho

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Did you ever go to DLI?

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Welp I just swore into the army today and I leave in a little over a month. A lot sooner than I expected which is good.

Thanks to all you who talked to me.

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Welp I just swore into the army today and I leave in a little over a month. A lot sooner than I expected which is good.

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Congrats! best of luck. Were are you going for Basic? I did mine 34 years ago at Ft. Dix. everyone in my class were going to WOCS(warrant officer school) afterwards,...so the Sgt's rode us extra hard, but to me it's all the same and ya only gotta deal with it until it's done.
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I'm headed to Ft. Sill. Thanks guys. It's crazy that it's finally happening two months later. And just a month to go and I'll be gone. Kind of nerve racking but exciting.

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I'm headed to Ft. Sill. Thanks guys. It's crazy that it's finally happening two months later. And just a month to go and I'll be gone. Kind of nerve racking but exciting.
My Dad did artillery school there in 1948!!
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Thanks for replying guys. I originally wanted to do the marine corps. I was ready to sign and everything when I was 18 but after I got all my medical records (I'd had meningitis and as a result of all the pain mess developed gall stones an had my gall bladder removed) I got disqualified for 6 months. Then got lazy and got out of shape and got tattoos. That was about 3 years ago. Now I can't get in the corps cause of my tattoos. So I'm going for the army now. I was planning on intelligence but until you mentioned medical I hadn't even considered it. I'm gonna read up on that.
From personal experience, if you want to be in the Marine Corps, Join the navy. Volunteer to be in the Hospital Corps, and when you get through "A" school, volunteer to be in the Fleet Marine Force. I know guys that went "native" when they got assigned to a Marine unit. One guy was in Force Recon, and really got into it. I spent so much time with the Marines, that I did not feel comfortable on ships as I really didn't know many things about them. Getting around on foot, and in CH-46's was my mode of travel. This does not mean I didn't spend any time on ships, because I did get to travel as "cargo" with my company. Field medical training was like a mini Marine Boot Camp when I did it in the 70's. Probably much different now though, and the requirements to get the Fleet Marine rating are more demanding now. They spent less time on us because we were getting ready for Viet Nam. Overall I enjoyed being in a Marine company, and feel it was a memorable time in my 60+ years.

I do have to say this. Know what you are getting into. Our enemies of today that kill our people, will be our friends tomorrow, and the dead troops will have died at the wim of our leaders for nothing. The last three presidents really come to mind. Good luck with you goals, and be careful. Rick
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My Dad did artillery school there in 1948!!
I bet a lot has changed since then. I just go to basic there then I go to ft. Huachuca for ait.
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