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#61 User is offline   O'C 

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Posted 15 November 2007 - 05:21 PM

View PostGHOSTRECON12, on Nov 15 2007, 03:29 PM, said:

what are the requirements for Marines?

also is bootcamp really as bad as its said to be? assuming your someone like me whos out of shape.

Lol... Fixed. lol.
If you want to know what Boot Camp is like... go watch Full Metal Jacket. But theres no hitting or abuse anymore. lol.
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Posted 15 November 2007 - 05:44 PM

FMJ is nothing like basic training. That was hollywood, even back then it was not as bad as the movie. (and very few people go nuts on basic)

I have a question for all the US troops here; do you still use the outdated piece of crap rucksacks. I mean they kill my back and I was wondering if Canada was the only nation still using these pieces of crap.
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Posted 15 November 2007 - 10:18 PM

View PostRavenlord, on Nov 15 2007, 04:44 PM, said:

FMJ is nothing like basic training. That was hollywood, even back then it was not as bad as the movie. (and very few people go nuts on basic)
Well every single Marine that Ive ever talked to, including my recruiter, say the Boot Camp from Full Metal Jacket was the closest Hollywood ever got to Marine Corps Boot Camp. Just look at this: "R. Lee Ermey, who plays Senior Drill Instructor Gunnery Sgt. Hartman, was originally the Technical Advisor for the film. Since he had really been a Marine DI, Stanley Kubrick asked him to give an example of how an SDI would talk to a new platoon of recruits."
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Posted 16 November 2007 - 04:38 AM

i seem to remember bootcamp was worse than full metal jacket. instead of 1 drill instructor yelling at you it was 3 or 4.
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Posted 16 November 2007 - 09:51 AM

Any degrees you guys would recomend when I get out of colleg that would help me with the Gaurd?

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Posted 16 November 2007 - 01:07 PM

Getting any degree before you go in will get you a Specialist rank going into Basic...
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Posted 17 November 2007 - 01:47 PM

View PostRavenlord, on Nov 15 2007, 05:44 PM, said:

I have a question for all the US troops here; do you still use the outdated piece of crap rucksacks. I mean they kill my back and I was wondering if Canada was the only nation still using these pieces of crap.

From a Marine pogue P.O.V.

I graduated boot camp back in Feb '04 and at that time we were still humping w/ the 'ol ALICE packs. When I went to MCT (Marine Combat Training), the following month, we were given the first generation MOLLE packs. When I was re-issued gear, earlier this year, we got the brand new MOLLE packs.

They will all kill your back, especially if you're 5'5" and $1.40. :ghillie:
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Posted 17 November 2007 - 06:57 PM

Woot woot! I'm joining the Marine DEP this coming May, or June. Gonna be fun. :happy: :panzer:
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Posted 17 November 2007 - 10:03 PM

View PostMeline, on Nov 15 2007, 11:07 AM, said:

2 Mile run
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Max 13:00


What happens if you max out the 2 mile run and go sub 9:30? Just saying because some of us... You know... 13 minutes is what I can hold for 20 miles easily.
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Posted 18 November 2007 - 05:51 AM

Ravenlord-

We (the Marines) have new packs now (whatever the latest MOLLE version is)... ones that are almost comfortable to wear and hike with. They're a dream compared to the ALICE and Gen1 MOLLE packs... padding all over your back, and padded waist-belt thingys... they're the pimps of the military hiking world. (Of course, if you're small and fragile, it doesn't matter what kind of pack you're using, it'll still be uncomfortable)


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FMJ was depicting MARINE Boot Camp... not the canadian one, or the army, or the navy, or the united federation of special ballerina forces boot camp.... the MARINES. If you haven't been to SD or PI, then you shouldn't talk as one who knows anything about what goes on there.

When I went (almost two years ago...time flies), I was just an average recruit... and I was pushed, pulled, thrown backwards, slammed against walls, had sand kicked in my eyes, slapped with my own rifle.... all for the sake of training, and all by my drill instructors.

I wasn't punched until I hit MCT, by the way... on my birthday. hooray for that, eh?

But... would I actually testify against my Drill Instructors? Heck no... what goes on in the squadbay stays in the squadbay, as far as ratting people out goes. People have it worse, people have it better.... it's bootcamp. It's supposed to be hell on earth.

Also... as for people going crazy... We had fights (amongst ourselves) on a semi-regular basis. The week before I went to bootcamp, some kid jumped off the roof of the barracks, but didn't die. About three days before I arrived at MCT, some kid hung himself in the shower... People cry, people hide bullets from the range... everyone goes a little crazy. Five guys from my series tried jumping the wall (three made it to freedom).

...and again, unless you've been to the Island, or to the Depot.... don't talk about what it is or isn't.






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and no offense to any of you guys in the Army, like Redleg.... but...

I had to stop by an Army base a while ago... and wow. I never thought I'd see a guy in cammie bottoms, flip-flops, and a fleece try to get in a chow line, with his friend, a guy in boots, cammie bottoms, a civilian hoodie, and a civvy baseball cap (tilted to the side). Do they even have uniform regulations? If a Marine tried that, they'd get their Filter Dodge kicked.

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Posted 18 November 2007 - 03:07 PM

View Post^!), on Nov 18 2007, 05:51 AM, said:

and no offense to any of you guys in the Army, like Redleg.... but...

I had to stop by an Army base a while ago... and wow. I never thought I'd see a guy in cammie bottoms, flip-flops, and a fleece try to get in a chow line, with his friend, a guy in boots, cammie bottoms, a civilian hoodie, and a civvy baseball cap (tilted to the side). Do they even have uniform regulations? If a Marine tried that, they'd get their arse kicked.



lol yeah, i spent a year at an army base in al. they are a different breed.
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Posted 18 November 2007 - 03:14 PM

View Post^!), on Nov 18 2007, 05:51 AM, said:

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have fun. If you go 03, go 0351... You get to play with explosives and guns, instead of just guns.
...you should have a two letter contract code, if you're active duty... please share what it is with us once you get it. :)


Okay. Is 0351 a combat engineer? That's what I've been gunnin' for.
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Posted 18 November 2007 - 03:51 PM

^?), Seriously agree with you about the army. My brother flew home and he said he had to sit next to someone in the army. He told me how they didnt shave, and just didnt look clean in general. Not smelly clean, but like appearence. He also went to a army boot camp graduation and said they were very sloppy.
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Posted 18 November 2007 - 04:20 PM

im an e6 in the maryland army national guard and i also work full time for the department of defense. i went to school to reclass my m.o.s. and i was in training with the "kids" out of basic training. 8 years ago when i went to basic things were alot different. these "kids" get away with anything. the instructors really have their hands tied. im not going into great deal but some of these people need to go back to boot camp and be retrained, they have no sense of respect for other people or their rank. as far as shaving is concerned, there are alot of people who are lazy and abuse shaving profiles.

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Posted 18 November 2007 - 04:25 PM

View Postsgtski, on Nov 18 2007, 04:20 PM, said:

im an e6 in the maryland army national guard and i also work full time for the department of defense. i went to school to reclass my m.o.s. and i was in training with the "kids" out of basic training. 8 years ago when i went to basic things were alot different. these "kids" get away with anything. the instructors really have their hands tied. im not going into great deal but some of these people need to go back to boot camp and be retrained, they have no sense of respect for other people or their rank. as far as shaving is concerned, there are alot of people who are lazy and abuse shaving profiles.


I heard that a lot too, that the Army is being restricted on disciplinary actions and stuff like that.

Hey does anyone have any DI stories?

I heard one, where this recruit had a huge Adam's apple, and when the DI walked over, he looked at the adams apple and said, "Can you gobble son?" :laugh:
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