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Going into marines

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well I'm working out practically everyday and every chance I get and I'm feelin it but I really want to be in the marines. Its a tough world out there and someone's gotta help so I've been thinking for the past 2 years if I want to join the marines or not and I'm thinking yes.....It would be a great opportunity to see new places and meet new people and protect the country I live in and hopefully I'll be succesfull I've Started working out just last month and been doin it almost every day so when I do go into the marines I'll inform everyone.

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Good luck. As a military brat for 17 years, I have seen and know way too much about the bad things that happen in the military, especially to enlisted people. Again, good luck.

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Good luck. As a military brat for 17 years, I have seen and know way too much about the bad things that happen in the military, especially to enlisted people. Again, good luck.

 

Ditto. Just don't give up no matter what happens.

 

Not only am I a military brat, but my brother is currently in the marines and my little brother is planning on joining too. I'm the first in my family to go to college. :sm_biggrin:

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Ditto. Just don't give up no matter what happens.

 

Not only am I a military brat, but my brother is currently in the marines and my little brother is planning on joining too. I'm the first in my family to go to college. :sm_biggrin:

Agreed, if/when you go into the military, use it before you give up, at the least. try your best and remember to start on your education ASAP because going above E5 or E6 requires a bachelors, E7+ usually requires a master's.

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Well I salute ya! I've joined recently and went into the DEP(Delayed Entry Program) since I'm still in High School. Which if your still high school join the DEP. They work with you to prepare you for Basic. Mainly Physically but they also send you in with basic knowledge and other ways. In on of the next two months my station is having Drill Instructers come to a pool function(not swimming) to give us a taste of whats in store for use at basic.

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ooh friggin rah =D, been in 4.5 years already and ive all ready re-enlisted for another 4.

 

boot camp is basicly is mindfuck, its their job to be loud and mean to weed out ppl who cant make it.

 

as for the physical part just keep trying thats all they really care about.

 

 

 

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Best of luck to you, just stick with it and work hard. You will learn a lot of new things and meet many different people. Don't be shy and get to know as many people as you can because in the end, you will be helping each other. =)

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So you've chosen the Corp. I'm personally a Navy person myself, although I'd never make it through basic, physically.

 

Hoo-rah, nonetheless.

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Awesome man! I go in Wednesday! So excited. Good luck and maybe see you around sometime. haha

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yea good luck to you enlisted guys but even though your physical condition is important, its also mentally taxing.. uh God bless

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is the basic training for the Marines different from the basic training for the Army?

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is the basic training for the Marines different from the basic training for the Army?

 

From what I've heard, yes.

 

I personally would never go into the Marines.

 

Although I did look into the Navy, since I have a child and I am not married, the only thing I can join is the reserves...and I don't really know about all of that.

 

Anyone know anything about the National Guard?

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<-- gs.c resident jar head so a little biased, but bueno can cover the army side

 

Marines 13 weeks of hell *initial boot camp training

Army 8

 

Marines all trained to be rifle men 1st

Army trained up on basic combat skills

 

M: for grunts they go straight to more combat training based on their weapon, non grunts get 1 more month of hands on weapon training

A: not sure

 

different physical fitness test standards

M: 3 miles between 18-28 min 3 pull ups-20 pull ups and 55-100 crunchs in 2 mins

A: not sure

 

 

 

 

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thanks for the quick responses. hopefully bueno will illuminate us on what the army basic training is like...

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well, I went A few years ago and I was at a mixed training site (Male/Female) so I had it a little bit easier. They treat the all male platoons a lot harder just because they dont have to worry about the females getting in the way. The people who are going into certain jobs like MP or tanker or Infantry have a combined basic training where they train with the same instructors for the whole time. If you are in any other Job field you get sent to your Job training site after you are finished with Basic.

Its actually changed A LOT in the last few years. The army has been having a really hard time finding people to join so other then offering more money they have also made basic more "job realistic" to get more people to join. From what Ive heard its A LOT easier. Ive heard they have time out cards that they can use to take a break when things get to stressful and they dont want to get yelled at. One guy was telling me that they gave them real coffee out in the field and a covered area to stand in just because there was a small tornado 10 miles away. They dont even do the shark attack, which is the thing were you get yelled at while getting off the bus.. Of course thats only for people that are not in combat fields. If you join Infantry or something like that then Im sure basic is tougher now then ever just because there is a war going on and those people dont fuck around with their training because of that.. I went back to a school last year and its only in the medical field which is generally easier but the discipline there was a joke.

As far as standers I cant remember of the top of my head but for a 18-22yr male I think its.

2 miles: 13:00 - 15:30 minutes

Pushups: 44-72

Sit ups: 56- 78

 

Im not really sure becasue im in a medical reserve unit and nobody really gives a fuck about that kind of thing there :lol:

 

and about the marine vs. army boot camp question, from what I could guess they are a lot different. you have to learn different things. If youre in the army and not in a combat field you dont get as much training in weapons and combat operations..

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wow thanks for all that inside info. it looks like i would be going at an opportune time because i definitely need some leniency during the training. i'm applying for a type of job where let's just say there won't be a lot of exercise involved lol. currently i'm in the process of dropping weight so they will accept me into basic. i can definitely handle the pushups and situps you outlined above but my running times are shit :poo:

 

my recruiter let me know that i would be going to about 9 weeks of basic training, and then off to a training school for my job. the training school actually sounds like a lot of fun to me, but i am dreading the basic...

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join the Army homie.

They have more options job wise. They advance more often.

They have more forts to get stationed at so you have more options of where to travel.

There are as many combat fields if thats your thing. Such as Pathfinders, Mountain men, Airborn, Delta, Special Forces, Infentry specialist, and Rangers.

Marines are pretty much just Marines and Marine force recon. Which is the equivlent to Rangers.

 

Plus people that tend to join the other branches vs the marines tend to keep their coolness and their sanity abit better then Marines.

There is a reason why people call them jar heads and a highly brainwashable.

 

I was in the army.

I was happy I joined and I recomend it to anyone.

 

Airforce treat their people really good though, but they tend to get baby'd alot.

 

Navy is cool, if you like being on ships with only men for 3-9 months at a time.

The marines are a section of the Navy too....so you may have to be stationed on a ship just like a sea man as well.

If you ever look at the people in a navel aircraft carrier. You will see nothing but Navy and marines on there (and civilians).

 

And the basic training for the army isnt anything to pleasant and easy either. Its not as long as the Marines, but for someone who has been through it. I'll tell you that I saw alot of people quit, and I thought about quiting my damn self, but I am glad I didnt.

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are you serious?? :lol:

so how much about your past did you actually tell them?

 

are you out of college aready? What job are you thinking about? from what I remember about you Im guessing its either linguist or something in intel?

 

oh, and if you dont care about being all hardcore and shit then join the Air Force. The physical part is way easier and they usually get better treatment.

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are you serious?? :lol:

so how much about your past did you actually tell them?

 

are you out of college aready? What job are you thinking about? from what I remember about you Im guessing its either linguist or something in intel?

 

oh, and if you dont care about being all hardcore and shit then join the Air Force. The physical part is way easier and they usually get better treatment.

 

Thats true. They do get treated very well.

They dont get looked at from combat based branches with alot of respect, but the truth is that we're typically, secretly jealous.

 

However, they make rank much less often then Soldiers in the Army do.

That is one bennifit.

 

There was a point when I was sleeping on the ground in the Mojave desert on my 4th day without a shower snuggling with my M-16 w/ 204 granade launcher. When to my suprise a cayote came up and sniffed my back and scared the shit out of me.

I thought.............Those damn air force bastards are ordering porn and drinking back at a hotel somewhere near the base.

Fuckers.

 

But till this day I still talk about how awesome it was to get expierance times like I did.

It lets you know that you can acomplish alot more then you think you could.

 

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Im in a medical unit now so I havent had to do stuff like that since basic :lol: Its kind of funny sometimes. Last summer I was in Louisiana for a month doing field exercises. I ended up getting the night shift so I would just be outside the field hospital waiting for injured people to come. I would be laid out on a gurney drinking my gatorade and snaking on some pringles and then the Cav would come rolling up all pissed off because they had gotten injured or killed on some two day mission and were all hot and tired.

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