Just enlisted into the Marine Corps

The Chech Sep 11, 2012

  1. The Chech

    The Chech First Fill-Up (of many)

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    So I have just enlisted into the Marine Corps a few months ago into the DEP, and am now awaiting to be shipped to Recruit training at Parris Island, SC. Is there any advice, steps, or even what to look forward to, to help me get through the 13 weeks of training I'm about to partake in the next couple of weeks?

    Feedback would be great because the only info I have received after swearing in was a small tin can of basically nothing telling me what to expect or how to get ready other then what not to bring and how to keep my self in shape before I ship to recruit training.
     
  2. drbandkgb

    drbandkgb Titan Swapped / SAS'd Founding Member

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    I had a kid that worked for me train there..

    Start running now.. Push ups and sit ups.
    Get ready to be alone -
    Detail is key.. Start looking at the little details when you do things..


    These are a few things he told me about..

    Good luck man..
     
  3. civicjoe

    civicjoe lone wolf mod Super Moderator Founding Member

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    My dad did parris island way back in the day. He's a Vietnam vet so that should tell you enough. I'm sure things are a little different now. Good for you man. Best of luck. Keep your head up it will be tough you can do it


    Sent from the Nighthog mobile command unit.
     
  4. Timrich

    Timrich Super Duper Moderator Founding Member

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    This...
    I've heard from sevral people to start running and keep running. You will do a ton of running so I'd start conditioning for it now. As Dave said push ups and sit ups are also gonna be big and I'll throw in pull ups too.
    Good luck man!
     
  5. NismoFire

    NismoFire Titan Swapped / SAS'd Founding Member

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    The physical game is the easiest part..my biggest issue (when I went to basic) was letting my ego go. I'm a leader, not a follower, and it took a lot of ball busting to put me in my place. After that, it was a cakewalk. Of course, I also went Army, too, but the mentality is still the same.
     
  6. The Chech

    The Chech First Fill-Up (of many)

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    The running I have down, I ran my IFT 1.5 mile in 10:33. The attention to detail I've only seen videos of whats its going to be like, and thats looks to be the hardest thing for me so hopefully I can start now. And thanks DR hopefully this will all go off with out a hitch and serve my family and country proud.
     
  7. SKAVYNGR

    SKAVYNGR Need Bigger Tires

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    Don't talk unless told to.
     
  8. Diadaga

    Diadaga Suspension Lift Founding Member

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    Just remember that the whole point while you're there is to destroy you all as individuals and rebuild you as a team. Even if you do something right it's still wrong somehow. Everything is a big mindf**k, but like has been said before shutup and don't speak unless spoken too.
     
  9. SKAVYNGR

    SKAVYNGR Need Bigger Tires

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    This.
     
  10. chrishaynesusa

    chrishaynesusa Bought an X

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    If someone falls help pick him up.
    if someone is slow encourage and drag him.
    shut the hell up unless asked to speak.
    always have a plan
    if you don't know what to do with idle time , clean!!
    attention to detail is key, if you cant fold your underwear or make a bed how can I expect you to fire a missile or execute a complex plan.
    run( as if you life depended on it) it does. run more with a backpack on and some gear.
    learn the general orders of a sentry( google)
    learn to repeat orders and instructions for clarity.
    learn the phonetic military alphabet i.e. alpha , bravo, charlie, delta, echo, foxtrot, etc...... ) not that nancy baker **** you see on TV. google it
    learn how to spit shine your boots
    learn how to iron miltary creases into your shirts
    you are only as good as the weakest member of your team.
    shave you head(high and tight ) before boot camp, this will save you any negative comments about your appearance beforehand.
     
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  11. Diadaga

    Diadaga Suspension Lift Founding Member

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    Idk about the marines but spit shine is dead in the Army. Although I really think they should bring it back. I mean come on if it wasn't important I wouldn't have spent so much time doing it at basic.
     
  12. chrishaynesusa

    chrishaynesusa Bought an X

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    always showed who put more time into final outcome.
    also used for preparing for inspections
    if you have leather shoes it is needed.
    if you have Corfams not needed.
    just what I remember from Navy boot camp.
     
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  13. Diadaga

    Diadaga Suspension Lift Founding Member

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    With everything we've thrown out for him he should be set. I'm seen some people who I never would have thought could have made it through Girl Scout training and made it into the Marines.
     
  14. chrishaynesusa

    chrishaynesusa Bought an X

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    they have time out cards in the Navy now
    in case they get too stressed.....pussies
     
  15. drbandkgb

    drbandkgb Titan Swapped / SAS'd Founding Member

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    You guys know this thread is a year old right?


    #danamigo
     
  16. chrishaynesusa

    chrishaynesusa Bought an X

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    For the Marines.....

    The 11 General Orders of a Sentry as required in Marine Corps Boot Camp (and after, when performing sentry duty).
    This is slightly different than the Navy version(mostly because ranks and titles differ between the Navy and USMC), and a whole lot different than the Army Version.

    • 1. Take charge of this post and all government property in view.
      2. Walk my post in a military manner, keeping always on the alert and observing everything that takes place within sight or hearing.
      3. Report all violations of orders I am instructed to enforce.
      4. To repeat all calls [from posts]more distant from the guardhouse than my own.
      5. Quit my post only when properly relieved.
      6. To receive, obey, and pass on to the sentry who relieves me, all orders from the Commanding Officer, Officer of the Day, Officers, and Non-Commissioned Officers of the guard only.
      7. Talk to no one except in the line of duty.
      8. Give the alarm in case of fire or disorder.
      9. To call the Corporal of the Guard in any case not covered by instructions.
      10. Salute all officers and all colors and standards not cased.
      11. Be especially watchful at night and during the time for challenging, to challenge all persons on or near my post, and to allow no one to pass without proper authority

    you will be grilled as to your general orders under stressful conditions.
    just when you think you have done something noteworthy an NCO will ask you "out of the blue what the #th general order is. And when you don't know, you will be sh!t.
    and if you get it right ... you may be asked another until you fail . and again you wont be sh!T.

    everytime you think you have done everything you possibly could to comply with an order exactly as specified you will find you have failed to think of something.
    I watched a guy stand inspection and he was fVVcking perfect in appearance and preparation.

    when he was inspected.. he was told he was dinged for not quite 4.0 because he had not shined his shoes( which were the best spit shine I had seen in my life)

    the inspecting officer then proceeded to ask him if he had shined the bottom of his shoes?
     
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  17. Diadaga

    Diadaga Suspension Lift Founding Member

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    Nope didn't even pay attention to it but screw it. Good information being put out here.
     
  18. chrishaynesusa

    chrishaynesusa Bought an X

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    Diadaga Suspension Lift Founding Member

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    Eh we just had an online VFW meeting is all.
     
  20. drbandkgb

    drbandkgb Titan Swapped / SAS'd Founding Member

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    Nope I agree....

    We should start a thread on things to look for when signing up for service...
     
  21. SKAVYNGR

    SKAVYNGR Need Bigger Tires

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    Haha, he's probably already deployed by now! My fault guys, didn't know it was a year old. Great info there Haynes.


    -Jonny
     
  22. Diadaga

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    Probably is I know I was prepping for deployment within my first year of being in.
     

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