Discussion in 'On Topic' started by ADyingDevotion, May 18, 2006.
Deploying June 5th for the USMC any active members have any advice I am going to San Diego too.
Good luck. I'm on terminal!
There isn't any real advice to give really. Just make sure to do what they tell you, when they tell you, w/o asking questions and you will do fine.
You are not deploying anywhere....
You are simply going to boot you poolie.
Hahaha, damn poolie. Peter beat me to it.
You aren't deploying, you are "shipping out."
Anyways, you are shipping out the exact day I did, 1 year ago, so that is cool. You'll probably graduate on September 2nd like I did.
Advice? The advice I always got was "do exactly what you are told" --- and that is the best advice you can get. When they tell you to do something, don't think "That's stupid, this way is simply better." Do it exactly the way they tell you, no matter how stupid it is.
Also, from today until you leave for boot camp, run EVERYDAY. Running is about the easiest thing to improve on, and you'll need it if you aren't in great shape already.
Probably ran next to each other at the IST's. hehe. If all goes as planned I should leave June 19th. See ya around MCRD SD! Good luck!!
Have fun. Don't worry too much. Marine bootcamp is probably the easiest in the Military.
bait bait bait
LOL poolie patrol
my 3 month deployment to san diego was cupcake and butter
so my advice is to just go and tell them you're here for the activation
... must .... maintain ... composure .... hold ... bearing ....
You can't argue with it. It's a proven fact.
Volunteer for everything.
take care of your body and do what you're told how you're told.
I plan to, I want to be the guide.
Man you are gonna get fucted in boot. I'm almost embarassed just to think of it.
Be sure u find a way to give us your platoon number and mailing info.
We can help u get thru it.
I've heard that the guides and squad leaders always get thrashed a lot more.
Translation: make it worse
lol, it's okay because I already knew anyways from the whole bigfodee incident
The 20 pullups help, but you don't have to do 20 to be guide.
My guide, who was also company honorman, graduated doing 12 pullups.
have OT send you some mail with a copy of one of your letters where you call a DI a "drill nazi"
I'm going to be going into boot doing 100 crunches and under 9 minutes on the IST 1.5 mile run, but I don't think i'll be at 20 pullups. I'm at 10 right now, so I guess mabye 14 pullups by the time I ship.
I heard that the DI's pick the recruit who sounds off the loudest, lol.
crunches aren't shit. situps/pushups/run is the shit.