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Gen. Joseph F. Dunford | Statement to Senate http://j.mp/1x8uXQa

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Marines on the fly: Sgt. Wayne Weston, Life of an Armorer Sgt. Wayne Weston, a Headquarters and Headquarters Squadron armorer aboard Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif., shares the importance of the armory in the Marine Corps. Armorers clean, repair and provide physical security for a number of weapons used by the Marines.

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Anonymous asked
What is the highest you can score on the ASVAB through the Marine Corps? I know Air Force is 99, but I see some jobs on the MOS Manual at 105. Thanks!

ASVAB (AFQT) scores are reported as percentiles between 1-99. An AFQT percentile score indicates the percentage of examinees in a reference group who scored at or below that particular score. For example, you have an AFQT score of 62 which indicates that you scored as well as or better than 62% of the examinees in the reference group.

In the MOS Manual it asks for individual line scores GT, MM, EL, and CL not your AFQT.

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Anonymous asked
Hi, when is the next summer mountain climbing in Bridgeport, Ca. Is it this week? Thanks in advance

Couldn’t find a date and time for the event must be a unit function event. Try the Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center site or the Pickel Post.

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Turret gunners of Combat Logistics Battalion 7 keep convoy safe [Image 7 of 11] - Turret gunners with Combat Logistics Battalion 7 pray over each other before a combat logistics patrol aboard Camp Leatherneck, Afghanistan, July 14, 2014. The turret gunners with CLB-7 act as the eyes and ears while being the guardian angels of each combat logistics patrol conducted during their deployment. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Sgt. Frances Johnson/Released)
Date Taken:07.22.2014
Location:CAMP LEATHERNECK, AF
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Turret gunners of Combat Logistics Battalion 7 keep convoy safe [Image 7 of 11] - Turret gunners with Combat Logistics Battalion 7 pray over each other before a combat logistics patrol aboard Camp Leatherneck, Afghanistan, July 14, 2014. The turret gunners with CLB-7 act as the eyes and ears while being the guardian angels of each combat logistics patrol conducted during their deployment. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Sgt. Frances Johnson/Released)
Date Taken:07.22.2014
Location:CAMP LEATHERNECK, AF
More photos: http://j.mp/1tCESNK
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Voices in the desert - Cpl. Justin Hinckley, a team leader with Weapons Company, 1st Battalion, 2d Marine Regiment, talks to a local family of the Washer district during a security patrol in Helmand province, Afghanistan on July 16, 2014. Patrols are conducted to disrupt enemy operations against Bastion- Leatherneck Complex. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. John A. Martinez Jr./Released) by United States Marine Corps Official Page http://flic.kr/p/o9ct14

Voices in the desert - Cpl. Justin Hinckley, a team leader with Weapons Company, 1st Battalion, 2d Marine Regiment, talks to a local family of the Washer district during a security patrol in Helmand province, Afghanistan on July 16, 2014. Patrols are conducted to disrupt enemy operations against Bastion- Leatherneck Complex. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. John A. Martinez Jr./Released) by United States Marine Corps Official Page http://flic.kr/p/o9ct14

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Step It Out - U.S. Marines assigned to Echo Company 4th Reconnaissance Battalion conduct a patrol during a live fire exercise at Camp Upshur, Marine Corps Base Quantico on July 21, 2014. The training exercise was part of a week-long jump, dive, breach, and shooting package conducted around various exercises on Quantico. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Ezekiel R. Kitandwe/Released) by United States Marine Corps Official Page http://flic.kr/p/o9T13D

Step It Out - U.S. Marines assigned to Echo Company 4th Reconnaissance Battalion conduct a patrol during a live fire exercise at Camp Upshur, Marine Corps Base Quantico on July 21, 2014. The training exercise was part of a week-long jump, dive, breach, and shooting package conducted around various exercises on Quantico. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Ezekiel R. Kitandwe/Released) by United States Marine Corps Official Page http://flic.kr/p/o9T13D

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Company K - Confidence Course II - 7/22/14 - Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diegofacebook.com
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Papa Company – Physical Training – July… - MCRD PARRIS ISLAND, SC - OFFICIAL PAGEfacebook.com
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Marines Embrace Local Japanese Culture ℠2014 - Marines in Okinawa, Japan participate in Dragon Boat Race with local teams. http://j.mp/1z3BbUi

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Marine Police Officers Train with Tasers http://j.mp/1tAdTlU

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Anonymous asked
If you go though ROTC do you still enter boot at Paris Island?

Not sure what you’re question is but I’ll assume you meant: Do you still have to go through bootcamp even though you went through ROTC?

Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) is a college-based program for training commissioned officers of the United States Armed Forces. Meaning its meant for officer training and though you may have taken it, it does not equate to Marine Corps training which you will also have to take, either through Officer Candidates School (OCS)/The Basic School (TBS) or Marine Corps Recruit Training (Bootcamp).

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Anonymous asked
In general how is the armed forces there are many rumors on the internet that say they don't care about you and about how you will get PTSD and they just forget about you and you will not get any help after your service?

If the rumors are coming from civilians talking about military life, they have no authority, if rumors are coming from a military member or military spouse/child then you have to question the motive of their rumor. I have come across many military members who are disgruntled about military life, mostly because they never came to understand the rules of leadership in the military and following the proper procedures to question it. Most if not all of those disgruntled military members were first term members, meaning they only served one term.

Rumors are rumors the only way to get to the fact is by experience. Just like everything in life you can either nag and cry about your sorrows or you can face the challenge and do something about it. The resources are out there for Veterans and Members to utilize, but its up to each individual member/vet to pursue it.

Personally I have not had any issue of being left on my own, but then again I always had another Marine to talk to. Which is another reason why Ask-A-Marine exists.

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Anonymous asked
Will the officer course at Quantico make you as hard as a marine from bootcamp?? As in is it just as brutal??thx man, godspeed

Its all subjective cause you can only judge it by experiencing both and once you’ve gone through one of them the other will either seem easier or harder. I personally think because of the length of Bootcamp (12 straight weeks) vice OCS (10 straight weeks) that Bootcamp would seem to be the harder challenge.

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