MIL My Best Friend is a Marine

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  1. Miesha Taint

    Miesha Taint Ozymandias OT Supporter

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    graduated a couple months ago, right now he's in Pensacola, FL getting his avionix(sp) training, calls me last night and starts talking about how much he hates it, sounded really depressed

    thing is, when he first said he wanted to join the marines 2 years ago, I was the only one who thought he could do it really, he weighed 300 pounds and his recruiter wanted him down to 205, so I got him onto the wrestling team with me and he cut down to 250, his parents still didnt think he could do it, then he loses the other 50 on his own with some crazy starvation diet, anyway

    he was really happy in boot camp, he said it really gave him satisfaction to see everyone treated the same unlike the real world, but ever since he's been in Florida he's been calling me all pissed off about everything, says the staff seargents give all the girls preferential treatment in class, and everyone just seems unproffesional, plus the city of Pensacola is a shithole apparently, white trash and STD's for miles, and ontop of that there was a murder on the base, and two marines raped two women in separate incidents outside the base, so now theres a 10 oclock curfew even on weekends

    I guess he calls me for advice, but sometimes I dont really know what to tell him, I mean, I've said the obvious things, in a month he wont have to see any of those Pensacola douchebags ever again, and not to expect everyone of higher ranker or age to be mature and professional, told him to just concentrate on the classes and ignore all the politics and bullshit and he'll be fine

    what do you guys think I should tell him?

    does Marine life only suck the first year?


    cliffs: help me give a Marine friend some advice
     
  2. RoblesGT

    RoblesGT [Track Days: 19 ][Crashes: 1] [SuMo Days: 1 ][Cras OT Supporter

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    he's in school ... things will change when he gets out to the Fleet Marine Force ... :hsugh:
     
  3. Eng

    Eng New Member

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    ya things will change. he will experience the same shit only it will be in Iraq instead of Florida
     
  4. kidhero

    kidhero not really a hero, really just a big fat phony

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    obviously he never, or chose not listen, about that little phrase:

    ALL THIS IN TIME WILL PASS

    MOS school is NOT the fucking Corps

    avionics is a long long long school anyways
     
  5. mrmephistopheles

    mrmephistopheles Not right... in the head.

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    the first 4 years = suck

    Bootcamp is fun.
    School is gay.
    FMF sucks until you're at LEAST a Cpl, but things get way better at Sgt.
    Once you're SSgt, you're golden.

    Tell him to stop being emo, find a goal and fucking work for it. Pensacola is a shithole (according to my wife anyway). Tell him to work on his MCIs so he'll be promoted faster, and bust ass to look sharp & get himself on meritorious promotion boards. A guy I knew was meritoriously promoted from PFC>LCpl, LCpl>Cpl, then Cpl>Sgt in his first Oki tour, basically he was a Sgt by his 2.5 year mark.
    He wasn't much of a kissass, just knew his knowledge, was enthusiastic/motivated, and always looked sharp.
    If your buddy can do that (and it sounds to me like he's capable of committing to things), he's golden.
    Tell him to also take college classes when he can and at least TRY to move into an officer program. Officers have way nicer lives.
     
  6. h0tsi1k

    h0tsi1k New Member

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    He's just adjusting to his new lifestyle. Give him a straw.
     
  7. aftershock-

    aftershock- rawr -.-

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    i hated life at MP school. itll get better once he gets to the fleet (after a few months of course...boots ftl)
     
  8. mrmephistopheles

    mrmephistopheles Not right... in the head.

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    MP buddy huh?
    Where/when?
    For me, Ft. McClellan, Jan-March 99
     
  9. Miesha Taint

    Miesha Taint Ozymandias OT Supporter

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    ok guys thanks for all the advice, I'll call him tommorow to see how he's feeling and relay some of the messages
     
  10. TRN

    TRN Well-Known Member

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    School sucks anywhere you go.

    He needs to suck it up.


    It gets better.
     
  11. aftershock-

    aftershock- rawr -.-

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    Ft. Lostinthewoods, Nov-Feb 03-04
     
  12. DSHR

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