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(LCAC) departs the USS Makin Island [Image 2 of 5] - A landing craft air cushion (LCAC) departs the USS Makin Island as they depart San Diego July 26, 2014. The 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit and Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group are a sea-based, expeditionary crisis response force capable of conducting amphibious missions across the full range of military operations. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Laura Y. Raga/Released)
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(LCAC) departs the USS Makin Island [Image 2 of 5] - A landing craft air cushion (LCAC) departs the USS Makin Island as they depart San Diego July 26, 2014. The 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit and Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group are a sea-based, expeditionary crisis response force capable of conducting amphibious missions across the full range of military operations. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Laura Y. Raga/Released)
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In the Shadows - Marine special operations officers graduating from Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command’s Individual Training Course will be assigned a new primary Military Occupational Specialty. Previously, only enlisted Marines designated as Critical Skills Operators were awarded a PMOS of 0372, while SOOs were awarded an additional Military Occupational Specialty of 0370. The decision now allows SOOs to hold 0370 as a PMOS, and be managed with a development strategy that facilitates talent management of Special Operations Forces skills, standardized training, retention, promotions, command, professional military education and career progression, according to Maj. Gen Mark Clark, the MARSOC commander. (Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Thomas Provost/Released) by United States Marine Corps Official Page http://flic.kr/p/ovsVUc

In the Shadows - Marine special operations officers graduating from Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command’s Individual Training Course will be assigned a new primary Military Occupational Specialty. Previously, only enlisted Marines designated as Critical Skills Operators were awarded a PMOS of 0372, while SOOs were awarded an additional Military Occupational Specialty of 0370. The decision now allows SOOs to hold 0370 as a PMOS, and be managed with a development strategy that facilitates talent management of Special Operations Forces skills, standardized training, retention, promotions, command, professional military education and career progression, according to Maj. Gen Mark Clark, the MARSOC commander. (Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Thomas Provost/Released) by United States Marine Corps Official Page http://flic.kr/p/ovsVUc

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State of the Corps | Posturing for the Future http://j.mp/1Av2p82

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Marines approve new primary MOS for MARSOC officers

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The commandant of the Marine Corps has approved a new primary military occupational specialty that will allow Marine officers the opportunity to spend a career in the Corps’ special operations command.

"MARSOC officials announced the creation of the 0370: Marine special operations officer MOS on Monday, calling it a chance for the command to develop talented officers over the course of a career ‘as both fully proficient special operations professionals and well-rounded Marine Corps Air-Ground Task Force officers.’"

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Mike Company – Pugil Sticks – June 30, 2014 - MCRD PARRIS ISLAND, SC - OFFICIAL PAGEfacebook.com
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DoD News Now: 1500 July 28, 2014 ℠2014 - Marines are training in austere conditions as part of RIMPAC 2014, U.S. military leaders celebrate the anniversary of the Korean War armistice, and a special focus on educating military children.

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Anonymous asked
My boyfriend recently left for boot camp and I was just wondering if you could give me a rundown of daily life in it?

Sleep deprivation, steady stream of yelling correcting your every movement, standing/walking all day long, short periods of rest, hours of exercise/training and transforming yourself into your best version. Its really incredible you should experience it for yourself.

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Anonymous asked
I currently can't swim to save my life, but I've been told that I will be taught how to during bootcamp. What if I can't learn? Will that cause me not to graduate?

I personally suggest you take some basic swimming classes on your own before you attempt being taught how to in the Marine Corps. Trust me its not a swimming course you want to take lightly. Yes it will cause you not to graduate.

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Anonymous asked
I have always wanted to be a Marine since I was in elementary, I need one more class to finish myy AA degree and still want to enlist. I hav studied as much as I can with the practice ASVAB's and still hav the same score, what else can I do??

Study on your weaknesses and grab ASVAB Study Guide 2014: ASVAB Test Prep with Practice Questions if you haven’t already.

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Range 10: Hot Brass and Strange Terrain http://j.mp/1pohfaJ

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Flight Support: Keeping the Birds in the Air http://j.mp/X5TxGA

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140725-M-XG913-101 - Marines from Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., perform during a Friday Evening Parade at the Barracks July 25. (Official Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Larry Babilya/Released) by Marine Barracks Washington 8th & I http://flic.kr/p/odnL3Z

140725-M-XG913-101 - Marines from Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., perform during a Friday Evening Parade at the Barracks July 25. (Official Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Larry Babilya/Released) by Marine Barracks Washington 8th & I http://flic.kr/p/odnL3Z

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Buddy, Buddy Are You O.K.? - Marines with Combat Logistics Company 36 drag a casualty of an Improvised Explosive Device during Exercise Dragon Fire 2014 at Combined Arms Training Center Camp Fuji, Japan, July 19. While just a training event, Sgt. Paul Faucheux, an explosive ordnance disposal technician with Marine Corps Installations Pacific, said it provided junior Marines an introduction to IED strikes, allowed noncommissioned officers to teach, and challenged their combat leadership in countering IED strikes.(Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Antonio Rubio/Released)
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Buddy, Buddy Are You O.K.? - Marines with Combat Logistics Company 36 drag a casualty of an Improvised Explosive Device during Exercise Dragon Fire 2014 at Combined Arms Training Center Camp Fuji, Japan, July 19. While just a training event, Sgt. Paul Faucheux, an explosive ordnance disposal technician with Marine Corps Installations Pacific, said it provided junior Marines an introduction to IED strikes, allowed noncommissioned officers to teach, and challenged their combat leadership in countering IED strikes.(Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Antonio Rubio/Released)
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Up and Over - Rct. Daniel Guarente, Platoon 2069, Hotel Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, weaves through a Confidence Course obstacle July 1, 2014, on Parris Island, S.C. The course is comprised of 15 obstacles designed to help Marine Corps recruits build confidence by overcoming physical challenges. Guarente, 18, from Quincy, Mass., is scheduled to graduate Sept. 5, 2014. Parris Island has been the site of Marine Corps recruit training since Nov. 1, 1915. Today, approximately 20,000 recruits come to Parris Island annually for the chance to become United States Marines by enduring 13 weeks of rigorous, transformative training. Parris Island is home to entry-level enlisted training for 50 percent of males and 100 percent of females in the Marine Corps. (Photo by Cpl. Caitlin Brink) by MCRD Parris Island, SC http://flic.kr/p/ot4tm5

Up and Over - Rct. Daniel Guarente, Platoon 2069, Hotel Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, weaves through a Confidence Course obstacle July 1, 2014, on Parris Island, S.C. The course is comprised of 15 obstacles designed to help Marine Corps recruits build confidence by overcoming physical challenges. Guarente, 18, from Quincy, Mass., is scheduled to graduate Sept. 5, 2014. Parris Island has been the site of Marine Corps recruit training since Nov. 1, 1915. Today, approximately 20,000 recruits come to Parris Island annually for the chance to become United States Marines by enduring 13 weeks of rigorous, transformative training. Parris Island is home to entry-level enlisted training for 50 percent of males and 100 percent of females in the Marine Corps. (Photo by Cpl. Caitlin Brink) by MCRD Parris Island, SC http://flic.kr/p/ot4tm5

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DoD tightens tuition assistance rulesmilitarytimes.com
Force-wide changes to the mil­i­tary’s Tuition Assis­tance pro­gram may require troops to pay back their TA money if they per­form poor­ly in class.

DoD tightens tuition assistance rules
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Force-wide changes to the mil­i­tary’s Tuition Assis­tance pro­gram may require troops to pay back their TA money if they per­form poor­ly in class.

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