1. Post #41
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    Yall better sign up and get shot over money, profits and other petty sh, semper fidelis ahoy

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  2. Post #42
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    April 2006
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    Yall better sign up and get shot over money, profits and other petty sh, semper fidelis ahoy
    That's funny, I don't get shot at for that stuff. I just save people's lives instead nbd though.
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  3. Post #43
    DERAILER OF THREADS DESTROYER OF IDIOTS
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    February 2009
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    Is there anything in the United States Army for a twentysomething guy with a BA degree in history?
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  4. Post #44
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    April 2009
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    Liberty, as in go out and be a normal person.
    Ah, makes sense and is that part of why I've been told west coast Marines are "Hollywood Marines" by my Recruiter/ other Marines?
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  5. Post #45
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    August 2009
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    Yall better sign up and get shot over money, profits and other petty sh, semper fidelis ahoy
    hey

    no one cares
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  6. Post #46
    hello.jpg
    Morphology53's Avatar
    December 2006
    6,464 Posts
    Is there anything in the United States Army for a twentysomething guy with a BA degree in history?
    Infantry.
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  7. Post #47
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    Ah, makes sense and is that part of why I've been told west coast Marines are "Hollywood Marines" by my Recruiter/ other Marines?
    I think that's just because of the relative proximity of those Marines to Hollywood. And I might have read somewhere that Parris Island training is considered harder than San Diego, but I don't know why.

    OH, I just remembered that during WWII there was a battalion or division or something of reserve Marines that were used as extras in some Hollywood films. That's why.
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  8. Post #48
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    January 2010
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    fuck man

    theyre shipping my ass to south carolina in the fucking summer as an automated logistical specialist. i dont know shit about south carolina.
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  9. Post #49
    I wish I was as cool as Felix :)
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    April 2010
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    Does anyone know about AOCS at NAS Pensacola? What they instruct there?
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  10. Post #50
    HEY GUYS DID I MENTION I'M IN THE ARMY
    SKEEA's Avatar
    March 2006
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    I can answer questions about flying high above the best (Army Aviation) Within my limited scope of experience, as I am still in USAALS.
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  11. Post #51
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    December 2009
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    I have a quick question for you guys.

    I may be visiting Japan this summer, and I have a few friends that are stationed there. How hard is it for an American civilian to visit an American base on foreign soil?
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  12. Post #52
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    April 2006
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    Does anyone know about AOCS at NAS Pensacola? What they instruct there?
    Well the fact it's in p cola all I can really say is aviation stuff and not much else really.
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  13. Post #53
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    June 2010
    3,171 Posts
    Is there a chance for a unfit guy like me to pass BMT?

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  14. Post #54
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    April 2006
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    Is there a chance for a unfit guy like me to pass BMT?

    Haha I was so unfit when I went to navy boot camp you'll be fine.
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  15. Post #55
    One of the million useless Gold Members
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    December 2010
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    no
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  16. Post #56
    Dennab
    December 2009
    542 Posts
    How did you end up in the 101st? Was it just luck of the draw, or did you ask to be assigned there? Assuming you did AA school, what was it like?

    This might be a bit of an odd question, but what do infantrymen do when they're not deployed or on a field exercise or something? Like, what's your most typical 9 to 5 job?
    My drill sergeant said, "hey dickwad..you want germany right? That fucking sucks...youre going to campbell". It really is luck of the draw..and no..I havnt been to air assault school yet...in fact..most soldiers I know here havnt been to AA school yet.

    Ill answer the rest later..just got done with a 4 day platoon assault ftx and am FUCKING exhausted...
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  17. Post #57
    Don't Worry, I'm a Marine
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    October 2005
    2,993 Posts
    I've come up with a simple graphic representation of what everyones life becomes when you join the military. It's pretty much on the dot
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  18. Post #58
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    December 2009
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    So I'm still having a collosal life-crisis about whether or not I should join the Air Force.

    Is there anyone here that's in the United States Air Force? Could you toss me some information about your day-to-day, like what you do?

    If I could do anything in the service, it would be to become a pilot. Whether it be a jet fighter or an AC-130 doesn't really matter to me as long as I'm in the sky.

    Also, as a side-question, are there such things as reserve pilots for the Air Force? If I can't do full-time, that would be fantastic. Just part-time ANYTHING in the Air Force would be wonderful.
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  19. Post #59
    Don't Worry, I'm a Marine
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    October 2005
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    So I'm still having a collosal life-crisis about whether or not I should join the Air Force.

    Is there anyone here that's in the United States Air Force? Could you toss me some information about your day-to-day, like what you do?

    If I could do anything in the service, it would be to become a pilot. Whether it be a jet fighter or an AC-130 doesn't really matter to me as long as I'm in the sky.

    Also, as a side-question, are there such things as reserve pilots for the Air Force? If I can't do full-time, that would be fantastic. Just part-time ANYTHING in the Air Force would be wonderful.
    PM JeffAnderson, He's active duty airforce http://www.facepunch.com/members/159897-JeffAndersen
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  20. Post #60
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    Thanks UncleJimmema, message sent.
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  21. Post #61
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    As I get closer to the date when I'll be able to join the military, I'm kinda starting to not want to join. Is this normal?
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  22. Post #62
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    December 2009
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    As I get closer to the date when I'll be able to join the military, I'm kinda starting to not want to join. Is this normal?
    That's exactly what I've been struggling with. I can't decide, and it's starting to mess me up a bit.

    Edited:

    On what I want to do, that is.
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  23. Post #63
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    September 2006
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    I know exactly what MOS I want, and I've researched enough to get an idea of what I'll do before and during the military. The thing is, I've got a medical condition that might disqualify me from joining. I should be able to get it, but depending on the severity of my condition I may or may not be able to get a waiver if I need one. It's just been bugging me so much I'm not sure if I should bother or not
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  24. Post #64
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    December 2009
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    I know exactly what MOS I want, and I've researched enough to get an idea of what I'll do before and during the military. The thing is, I've got a medical condition that might disqualify me from joining. I should be able to get it, but depending on the severity of my condition I may or may not be able to get a waiver if I need one. It's just been bugging me so much I'm not sure if I should bother or not
    What I've heard about medical conditions is that if you don't have to say anything about it, don't. Why disqualify yourself by talking about something they haven't even asked you about?
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  25. Post #65
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    July 2008
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    Well my parents didn't really approve as expected. Ill just finish college as Its probably the right thing to do since my parents have been taking care of me my whole life. Maybe after college.
    Actually, here's a good suggestion. Get your degree, look into options as an officer.

    Serve your country, make bank, and already have 1 degree knocked out. If you're TRULY trying to serve, it might be worth it.

    Edited:

    I know exactly what MOS I want, and I've researched enough to get an idea of what I'll do before and during the military. The thing is, I've got a medical condition that might disqualify me from joining. I should be able to get it, but depending on the severity of my condition I may or may not be able to get a waiver if I need one. It's just been bugging me so much I'm not sure if I should bother or not
    Me and UncleJimmema (hopefully he doesn't mind me using his name in this) have spread this exact advice many times, and some listen some don't.

    Here's the spiel: You have a condition. Great.
    Step 1, IS IT RECORDED BY ANY DOCTOR EVER? No, good. Most important part. If it's not on paper/harddrive/carrier pigeon then they can't track it. Don't care if it was when you were 3, or 17. It'll show up.
    Step 2, "DO YOU THINK IT'S GOING TO EFFECT YOU IN ANY WAY SHAPE OR FORM? You must understand that in life threatening situations your condition acting up may put others at risk. Don't be that guy.
    Step 3: HAVE YOU SPOKE OF IT EVER? (Or is it obvious as shit) No? Awesome. Take it to your grave. Never speak a word of it.
    Step 4: WILL IT JUST GET YOU KICKED OUT? Cool, you have ___ condition. If you run a mile is it going to act up and in turn have you fail out of the military (be it PT or job performance)?
    Step 5: NEVER SPEAK OF IT AGAIN.

    That's your best bet. We shared this specific advice with someone and a week later he posted saying he was disqualified. This is the advice recruiters (some) give, and if you've ever talked to anyone who didn't make it you'll understand. It also doesn't matter how simple of a condition it is.. even eczema can be grounds for disqualification.
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  26. Post #66
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    I was planning on doing that, but it's kinda hard to hide a dented chest. I've never gone to a doctor or done anything about it, it doesn't affect me other than aesthestic reasons. I've just heard that some people get by without a problem, some get a waiver, and others get disqualified.
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  27. Post #67
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    I was planning on doing that, but it's kinda hard to hide a dented chest. I've never gone to a doctor or done anything about it, it doesn't affect me other than aesthestic reasons. I've just heard that some people get by without a problem, some get a waiver, and others get disqualified.
    How bad is it? I had a backyard football incident damage my sternum when I was pulled (and then slipped sideways) and got kneed in the ribs so hard my left breastbone sorta broke. It would click with my heartbeat. After all was said and done, it sticks out a bit. Obviously wrong to anyone looking for something to be wrong, but just looks like I only work out that side of my body. Regardless, you may as well try anyways and just not say anything. Maybe put on some chest muscle as an attempt to cover it up.
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  28. Post #68
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    September 2006
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    It's about one inch in depth, and about 3 inches across. The proper term for it is 'pectus excavatum'. I don't know the severity cause I haven't been to a doctor and I don't plan on going to one about it. And yeah, I plan on getting chest muscle so it doesn't look as bad.



    After looking through google images, I feel a bit better because jesus christ some of those are scary as hell
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  29. Post #69
    HEY GUYS DID I MENTION I'M IN THE ARMY
    SKEEA's Avatar
    March 2006
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    I just got my orders. I go to Ft. Campbell, KY in May. I will be attached to the 101st, but I am not sure what aviation regiment or battalion I will be in.
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  30. Post #70
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    January 2008
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    What do you feel in combat? Do you think, or does training/learned instinct take over?
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  31. Post #71
    like..dude..nevermind....fuck
    DarkZero135's Avatar
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    Actually, here's a good suggestion. Get your degree, look into options as an officer.

    Serve your country, make bank, and already have 1 degree knocked out. If you're TRULY trying to serve, it might be worth it.

    Edited:



    Me and UncleJimmema (hopefully he doesn't mind me using his name in this) have spread this exact advice many times, and some listen some don't.

    Here's the spiel: You have a condition. Great.
    Step 1, IS IT RECORDED BY ANY DOCTOR EVER? No, good. Most important part. If it's not on paper/harddrive/carrier pigeon then they can't track it. Don't care if it was when you were 3, or 17. It'll show up.
    Step 2, "DO YOU THINK IT'S GOING TO EFFECT YOU IN ANY WAY SHAPE OR FORM? You must understand that in life threatening situations your condition acting up may put others at risk. Don't be that guy.
    Step 3: HAVE YOU SPOKE OF IT EVER? (Or is it obvious as shit) No? Awesome. Take it to your grave. Never speak a word of it.
    Step 4: WILL IT JUST GET YOU KICKED OUT? Cool, you have ___ condition. If you run a mile is it going to act up and in turn have you fail out of the military (be it PT or job performance)?
    Step 5: NEVER SPEAK OF IT AGAIN.

    That's your best bet. We shared this specific advice with someone and a week later he posted saying he was disqualified. This is the advice recruiters (some) give, and if you've ever talked to anyone who didn't make it you'll understand. It also doesn't matter how simple of a condition it is.. even eczema can be grounds for disqualification.
    Lets just say that when I was 1 I was hospitalized for pneumonia and I have mild asthma w/o an inhaler and I can pt and run just fine will I be DQ'd for the mild asthma?
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  32. Post #72
    Don't Worry, I'm a Marine
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    Lets just say that when I was 1 I was hospitalized for pneumonia and I have mild asthma w/o an inhaler and I can pt and run just fine will I be DQ'd for the mild asthma?
    If you dot need the inhaler and don't get massive attacks or anything i wouldn't say a word about it. If you do need the inhaler however i wouldn't even bother going to a recruiter.
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  33. Post #73
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    July 2005
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    Well, signed my papers today, going to meps next week Tuesday and Wednesday... going in as a 15T and 15V(UH-60 mechanic, Scout/light observation helicopter mechanic, respectively) and going into basic as an E-3... How easy would it be for me to become a squad leader in basic when Im 17, plus going to Recruit sustainment Program for the national guard? And how hard is the ASVAB? i took a practice one at military.com and ive been studying.. Ive heard it was both hard, and easy from a couple of different people.
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  34. Post #74
    WubWubWompWomp's Avatar
    June 2011
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    Started Air Force Cadets today, and it's surprisingly fun.

    Although military protocol is a bit weird. ie having to wear a collared shirt inside a Mess Hall.
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  35. Post #75
    HEY GUYS DID I MENTION I'M IN THE ARMY
    SKEEA's Avatar
    March 2006
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    Well, signed my papers today, going to meps next week Tuesday and Wednesday... going in as a 15T and 15V(UH-60 mechanic, Scout/light observation helicopter mechanic, respectively) and going into basic as an E-3... How easy would it be for me to become a squad leader in basic when Im 17, plus going to Recruit sustainment Program for the national guard? And how hard is the ASVAB? i took a practice one at military.com and ive been studying.. Ive heard it was both hard, and easy from a couple of different people.
    How in the blankety blank did you enlist with two MOS's? Is this some kind of National Guard thing? I am a 15S OH-58D helicopter repairer and the only way I would get victor is if I reclassed. In the 160th no less. Wait, does your unit have the Lakota? Anyways, do not worry at all about being a squad leader in basic training. It is not like you are assigned it or anything. People are usually squad leaders depending upon how tall they are, as the shorter people are in front. That or the drill sergeants will just randomly assign people based upon how messed up they are. If they are in a funny mood, just watch as your platoon is running around blind when the DS puts four fuckups as squad leaders and a fuckup as a platoon guide. The ASVAB was damn easy in my opinion. I got a 99 just by reading every question through, checking my work as I went. How did you get E-3 by the way? JROTC or something?
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  36. Post #76
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    April 2011
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    What are the advantages of enlisting in the marines at 17 instead of 18? I know that you still need to finish high school, but is there any difference in signing up at 17 instead of 18?
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  37. Post #77
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    July 2005
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    How in the blankety blank did you enlist with two MOS's? Is this some kind of National Guard thing? I am a 15S OH-58D helicopter repairer and the only way I would get victor is if I reclassed. In the 160th no less. Wait, does your unit have the Lakota? Anyways, do not worry at all about being a squad leader in basic training. It is not like you are assigned it or anything. People are usually squad leaders depending upon how tall they are, as the shorter people are in front. That or the drill sergeants will just randomly assign people based upon how messed up they are. If they are in a funny mood, just watch as your platoon is running around blind when the DS puts four fuckups as squad leaders and a fuckup as a platoon guide. The ASVAB was damn easy in my opinion. I got a 99 just by reading every question through, checking my work as I went. How did you get E-3 by the way? JROTC or something?
    Well, i was going in as a 15t, and my dad's a CSM and he knows everyone at the recruiting office so he asked if there was a 15v slot open, (as we have a RAID unit in his facility) and the recruiter told us a 15v pissed hot, so his getting discharged and the slots open for me, so they put me in that aswell. we have the OH-58's, they said ill more then likely be working on the new LUH's that are coming out soon. and ahh, im 6'3.. I got E-3 by referring two people in one person per rank. And yes, it is a National Guard deal, ill be going into 1-106 AVN. And thanks, from what i can tell the ASVAB doesnt really seem that hard.
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    Jherkin Gherkin
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    Well, i was going in as a 15t, and my dad's a CSM and he knows everyone at the recruiting office so he asked if there was a 15v slot open, (as we have a RAID unit in his facility) and the recruiter told us a 15v pissed hot, so his getting discharged and the slots open for me, so they put me in that aswell. we have the OH-58's, they said ill more then likely be working on the new LUH's that are coming out soon. and ahh, im 6'3.. I got E-3 by referring two people in one person per rank. And yes, it is a National Guard deal, ill be going into 1-106 AVN. And thanks, from what i can tell the ASVAB doesnt really seem that hard.
    dont do drugs kiddies
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  39. Post #79
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    What are the advantages of enlisting in the marines at 17 instead of 18? I know that you still need to finish high school, but is there any difference in signing up at 17 instead of 18?
    Yeah kinda, a better chance of enlisting.
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  40. Post #80
    Don't Worry, I'm a Marine
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    October 2005
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    What are the advantages of enlisting in the marines at 17 instead of 18? I know that you still need to finish high school, but is there any difference in signing up at 17 instead of 18?
    You get to be younger than almost everyone else in boot camp. That's about it.
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