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  • #16
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    Wish you were coming to the RSP unit I have been drilling with.....the new TOP (and PT leader) would love you...

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    • #17
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      Lol Sgt. Ivey would have fun with her. Not to mention Spc. Laprade and the new Sgt. that recently came to drill ive never seen him before but the guy will "help" square your rear away

      Which is scary yet exciting. I need to square my rear away though I see to have a serious condition: when im mad and think that what I am being made to do is FUBAR I laughed very hard uncontrollably All i see is problems headed my way

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      • #18
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        Originally posted by RandyB
        It is a CPT, we have never had to salute them in pt gear but typically a master sergeant conducts pt. She was friendly enough, just wanted to square us away. Said the cadet environment is really lax but when we get to school we would be expected to know this stuff.

        Whip it out, lol, will remember that Sir.
        If you are conducting PT you do not have to salute. Just because you are in PTs does not mean you do not have to show respect. If you know the person is an officer or higher enlisted, show your respect. The uniform changes, the soldier does not.

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        • #19
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          I passed a BG and a SGM, and the SGM was eyeballing me, last weekend.

          I will never forget how he was eyeballing me. It was the 1000 yard stare eyeballing look. It was the type of stare that turns strong men into mush. I think he was hoping I wouldn't salute and say good morning.

          Funny, how a rank that looks like a SPC can turn into a Leaf or a Star the closer you get.
          Last edited by Chaplain4me; April 15th, 2010, 11:08 AM.

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          • #20
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            So are you in yet?

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            • #21
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              Originally posted by Chaplain4me
              Funny, how a rank that looks like a SPC can turn into a Leaf or a Star the closer you get.
              I'm glad I'm not the only one who noticed that.

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              • #22
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                I wonder if she made it it? Doesnt seem like it I know i was at MEPS longer when i got DQ'd than when I was actually in to swear in

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                • #23
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                  Got dq with waiver forthcoming. Funky kneecaps.

                  Basically if they can't prove it, it didn't happen is what we were told. We told the recruiter and he went down telling us what didn't happen and what did. I didn't have anything in my background he had to do that with. They said they wouldn't pull your records because of hippa which is something I had wondered about knowing how strict hippa was but always thought the military had a special work around.

                  Meps was very long. We started by waking up at 4am, breakfast, than off the bus to medical. Got there and vital signs were taken, paper work, and breathalyzer. All went well. Then we went to get ears checked and blood work. He hit my tiny viens the first time so kudos. Next we separated into male and female and just fyi they have to watch you pee. It was kind of like a circle pee. I couldn't go the first time but after some water was fine. Duck walk and stuff in undies then the private exam to make sure your male/female. That is when she noticed my knee caps were weird. No doc had ever told me this before but it was a dq with waiver recommended. She said I had close to a hundred percent chance of getting it as the missing kneecap bump wouldn't cause me any problems. This means I wont be able to swear in till next Friday which is fine so my parents can watch. Also eye exam.

                  Also don't fart, they said you'd get the finger up behind if you did.

                  Next stop was service consolers. I am doing food specialist split op so wont actually go to that ait unless for some reason I can not contract.

                  If things go wrong ya'll can say I told you so but I have a good feeling.

                  and for those who say I wont be leading as a nurse, the commander of the medical unit I am going to is a nurse so this is bull and even though it is more work I think ROTC will help square me away. I know many cadets doing it and if they can, I suspect I can. Academics have never been a problem for me.
                  Last edited by SSG Beckering; January 2nd, 2011, 10:12 AM. Reason: Profanity

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                  • #24
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                    Randy sorry to hear the bad news. Keep your chin up.

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                    • #25
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                      Just to let you know. ''


                      I got Dq'd with waiver recommended.........6months later i swore in.

                      stay positive though all i can say

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                      • #26
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                        I hope it's not 6 months. I may have to work on a masters if that's the case. We had a female marine also dq'ed for protien in the urine for working out too much and not eating breakfast to make weight. She lost like 30 pounds before coming. Another former Marine who went all the way through bootcamp had an alergic reaction to a fire ant sting in the middle, they made him finish boot camp before kicking him out.

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                        • #27
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                          they said my waiver has been sent up, just waiting a yea/nay before I can swear in. Didn't have to see a doctor afterall.

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                          • #28
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                            When I tried to get into the Guard I got DQ'ed for a broken wrist I sustained while on active duty in the Marines. 2 months later I was drilling. Seems to me that most DQ's at MEPS are a CYOA thing for the doctors, so just stay positive (and patient) and I'm sure everything will work out for you. Good luck.

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                            • #29
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                              Originally posted by Chaplain4me
                              Funny, how a rank that looks like a SPC can turn into a Leaf or a Star the closer you get.
                              one of the many benefits of that tiny little rank on the chest.

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                              • #30
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                                Originally posted by Lance13D
                                one of the many benefits of that tiny little rank on the chest.
                                such a big benefits that their called career specialists, LOL 15 year e-4 and their still running strong! HOOAH!!!

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