Joining the Marines? - Page 4




 
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September 24th, 2004  
03USMC
 
 
Bug Juice is the 03 (Marine Infantry) term for insect repellant. Usually used to soften Camoflage face paint (known as cammie stick) for application. Without bug juice and zippo lighters it would be nearly impossible to apply cammie stick.

This Bug Juice however should never be confused with the chow hall variety which is a Kool-aide type beverage.
September 24th, 2004  
Stafford911
 
 
thanks man cause Ive heard about bug Juice(the kool aid dink i think) at camps and whatnot. Also I remember it from Family Guy

Peter: Hey what do you think they put in the Bug Juice
Brian: Bugs
Peter: Shut up!No way!Come on! Really?
September 25th, 2004  
Lil Hulk 1988
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by 03USMC
This Bug Juice however should never be confused with the chow hall variety which is a Kool-aide type beverage.
I don't know, after having stick on yer face all day, I could not tell the difference between the kool-aide and the true bug juice.

How about the stumps and the sand.....
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September 25th, 2004  
Stafford911
 
 
When you guys joined, now this is more bad luck than standard operating procedure, were there any guys that liked to pick fights with other cadets. Also can officers strike you for any reason?I know these questions dont sound very tough but i want to know.
September 27th, 2004  
Lil Hulk 1988
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Stafford911
When you guys joined, now this is more bad luck than standard operating procedure, were there any guys that liked to pick fights with other cadets. Also can officers strike you for any reason?I know these questions dont sound very tough but i want to know.
Didn't have "cadets", only recruits or privates....fights were few and far inbetween in my platoon, we worked together well and took care of the issues in the platoon before it became personal between recruits. I guess the trashing (exercising until you drop) that we received after the first fight taught us that if two boneheads wanted to fight, we were all going to get punished, so we took care of it. And officers and NCOs are not allowed to hit you anymore....
September 27th, 2004  
03USMC
 
 
What Hulk said on the abuse thing.

AHHHHH lovely 29 Stumps. I used to love it on CAX when you had to sit around Camp Wilson in GP tents for week while you were doin sand tables and mock ups. With the odd 2 or 3 hours of squad tactics and fire team tactics thrown in (always during the hottest part of day.)
The Sand was the worst. It never failed every time I opened an MRE A 53 would bring in a water and chow resupply and shoot my chow full of sand.
September 27th, 2004  
Sooners1
 
 
They are not allowed to hit anymore, sometimes with some of the yellin and games they play you might wish that they could hit you just to get it over with. In every rule book and the UCMJ they can not hit you.. But The Corps is not a game, I want you all to know that it is goin to be hard. There may be times that you will question your choice but in the end it will be the best choice. Don't stray from your ultimate goal and that is to be able to stand and say, " I am a United States Marine! " Not everyone is born to be a Marine, that is why it is " The Few, The Proud The Marines."Once you set your mind on it, you will get through it. You have to have a strong mind as well as the physical.
September 28th, 2004  
Lil Hulk 1988
 
Sooner / 03,

Do you remember "riding the motorcycle" in boot? That was one of my DI's favorite punishments.....


Sooner is right, it is not a game and there are times that you will hate your choice while in boot. All I can say, is go into boot in the best shape of your life and then you only have to get through the headgames. I went in right after the AAU swimming season, so I went in with the ability to pass a PFT in the 290 range, all I had to worry about was the headgames and humping mount MF.

Semper Fi.
September 28th, 2004  
03USMC
 
 
Hulk do mean legs bent, back straight, arms extended with your weapon held palms down/? If so yes it's one of my fondest MCRD memories. Ranks right up there with Island Hopping Campaigns on Saturday Mornings after chow. Ah the memories.

"Bends and Thrusts forever dirtbags"
September 28th, 2004  
Lil Hulk 1988
 
You nailed it right on the head.....

How about midnight COD? Put the mattresses over the windows, drill until you get it right or ride the motorcycle for the next hour....