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  1. USMCGrunt

    How to improve my mile time?
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    Number of Navy Deserters More Than Doubles

    Draft versus volunteers could account for a lot of the order of magnitude difference between the eras. The current number has doubled over three years but seems remarkably low to me. I would appreciate knowing where the number stands for a longer date range. I am not dismissing the facts just...
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    Happy Armed Forces Day

    President Harry S. Truman led the effort to establish a single holiday for citizens to come together and thank our military members for their patriotic service in support of our country. On August 31, 1949, Secretary of Defense Louis Johnson announced the creation of an Armed Forces Day to...
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    Air Force Mustache Regs and the art of pressing the standards

    Saw this yesterday. Big news for the zoomies. It's only a matter of time before this is the prevailing standard! ;)
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    Children of Fallen Patriots Day - May 13

    I wasn’t aware this day existed
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    ROTC Recoupment Negotiations

    THIS may be one of the best lines typed into this Forum in a long time. +1 @AROTC-dad There are anecdotes buried in this forum - use the search function to try and find some recoupment examples. My memory, while foggy, is that it is always advisable to obtain counsel from a lawyer familiar...
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    Stand and Fight …. No one gets out of this World alive

    Um... all I can say is that I can neither confirm nor deny the presence of nuclear weapons on some of the bases I was stationed at.
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    Sergeant Major John Lee Canley, MOH recipient, has died

    "Sergeant Major John Lee Canley, United States Marine Corps who was awarded the Medal of Honor in 2018 has died. Canley received the highest military honor for his selfless and noble actions in the Battle of Hue during the Vietnam War. Canley's legacy will live on forever in the Corps. "...
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    Happy Mother’s Day !

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    I'm out of here in ~15 days, here's what I have learned

    Fantastic response @VarsitySlug
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    Humor for my Navy and Marine friends

    A young Marine officer was in a serious car accident, but the only visible permanent injury was to both of his ears, which were amputated. Since he wasn't physically impaired he remained in the Marine and eventually rose to the rank of General. He was however, very sensitive about his...
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    To the Shores of Tripoli

    Imagine the leadership necessary to pull that off.
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    To the Shores of Tripoli

    On this day in 1805, Lt. Presley O'Bannon raised the American flag over Derna, Tripoli. The Battle of Derna was the first land battle following the Revolutionary War. This battle helped establish the Marine Corps legacy as America's expeditionary fighting force.
  14. USMCGrunt

    The Everything Drawer - Everyone has one, right? (post anything - within the rules) One of the best military benefits around if you plan well, have tremendous flexibility, and get real lucky! I didn't even know about it until late in my active duty time but...