Joining the Marines? - Page 2




 
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August 31st, 2004  
Kamil10
 
Thanks you Gladius and my question is what do you do on duty station? Do you have like exercises? I know I can go to websites to find that kinda info but I prefer answers from people like you because I like to hear other point of views so thanks.
August 31st, 2004  
gladius
 
Do you mean PT training like running and push ups? You do this first thing in the morning. After this you take a shower and eat breakfast, then you either go do maintenance or on-base training.

Field exercise are diferent since youre out in the desert or the woods and stuff
August 31st, 2004  
Kamil10
 
What you do onbase training?
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August 31st, 2004  
gladius
 
Any training that can be done on base such as, taking classes to identify enemy vehicles, assembling/disambling gear and weapons, first aid, ect. Or any training that is a short distance from your base and where you don't have to sleep outdoors to do it.

It all depends on your unit. Most of the units attached to a vehicle spend the day doing maintenance, most of the ones I knew at least.

Also before I forget to mention there is also alot of cleaning involved, cleaning the baracks, the equipment, ect.
September 1st, 2004  
Senses Failed
 

Topic: Re: Joining the Marines?


Quote:
Originally Posted by Kamil10
Im gonna graduate school when Im 16 and 10 months. I wanna join Marines at age of 17. Will it be hard for me? Also I have questions about military and such.
1) What do you do in military after you training?
2) Do you get alot of free time?
3) Is it hard to find a wife/girlfriend when you are on base?
4) How is the money? Will I have enough to buy a car?
5) How is the housing? Do you give you free room to live in?
6) Do you shoot weapons everyday?
7) Is it hard to get into Marines? I mean do they need any people to join?
8) Is it fun?
9) Did military ever get onto your nerves?

Thank you very much and feel free to put additional things about military.
I'll give you some of my thoughts on this

1. After your Basic Training you will head over to SOI(either Camp Gieger or Camp Pendleton) for either ITB(infantry) or MCT(any non-combat mos). From there if you attended MCT you will head to your MOS school(for me(3432), it was Camp Johnson) or if you were in ITB, you wil goto your unit

2. Depending on your MOS. I work usually from 0615-1630 so afterwards I do free time. Other MOSs aren't as lucky and work longer and harder

3. Don't know cause I'm happy with my girl that I've had so I'm not sure, but my friends have had luck

4. Depending on how much you spend. I bought a car when I picked up Lcpl so the money isn't bad, you just have to know how to save it.

5. Yes, you live in the Barracks and they pay for your lighting, water and well, that's it. I mean, you get a wallllocker, secratery, and nice small fridge. I mean, it's not bad, but the barracks are different pending where you go.

6. Hell and no. But than again, I'm a POG(People other than Grunts) so of course I don't

7. Dude, just go ask a recruiter, trust me, they'll be happy

8. I have fun most of the time. Got to meet some kewl people, so some kewl things. Like i said, it all depends on what's going on

9. Like number 8, the same thing applies here
September 1st, 2004  
Kamil10
 
What does marine infantry do? Is it hard?
September 2nd, 2004  
Jason Bourne
 
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What does marine infantry do? Is it hard?
Mod Edit: Remember your PMed advice.
September 3rd, 2004  
silent driller
 
 

Topic: Re: Joining the Marines?


Quote:
Originally Posted by Kamil10
1) What do you do in military after you training?
2) Do you get alot of free time?
3) Is it hard to find a wife/girlfriend when you are on base?
4) How is the money? Will I have enough to buy a car?
5) How is the housing? Do you give you free room to live in?
6) Do you shoot weapons everyday?
7) Is it hard to get into Marines? I mean do they need any people to join?
8) Is it fun?
9) Did military ever get onto your nerves?
9. I can't answer that for another year or so.

Mod Edit: That is the only correct answer you gave.
September 14th, 2004  
Sooners1
 
 
There is nothin in The Corps that comes easy. With a little sacrifice and personal drive, the infantry will be easy. It all takes a certain kinda person to love what they do, that is what will make it easy.
September 15th, 2004  
Lil Hulk 1988
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sooners1
There is nothin in The Corps that comes easy. With a little sacrifice and personal drive, the infantry will be easy. It all takes a certain kinda person to love what they do, that is what will make it easy.
Sooners1 is right, it is all what you make of it, the better physical shape you enter boot camp, the better you will be able to take the mental items. It will be a large amount of work and lots of drive, I didn't think of it as a sacrifice, since I enjoyed it.