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Exactly what the title says, incase it helps I'm planning on going as an 0351 if I can get into that.
Start by learning how to use Google.

Only things you should really worry about right now are PT, general orders, rank structure, and other extremely basic shit. Everything else will be taught to you.
Learn how to suck your own dick.
-PT
-Marine Corps Knowledge/History
-Get Laid A Lot

You should consider another branch or another MOS field at least because you will most likely not get to deploy to kill people and break things which would make your entire enlistment as a 0351 a complete waste.
Make sure to get a big EGA tattooed on your chest before you ship off so your DI's know that you're serious about being a Marine. 
Be prepared to punch your D.I. in the face if he gets in your bizzness....they'll give you mad respect.
You should PM Beavis, He ended up fine in spite of our advice.
(12-08-2017, 01:27 PM)oldwinger Wrote: [ -> ]You should PM Beavis, He ended up fine in spite of our advice.

And now look at him... he's shoveling snow off the CMC's front lawn for frigg's sake. 
But he's shovelling in a highly motivated manner.
(12-09-2017, 05:02 AM)oldwinger Wrote: [ -> ]But he's shovelling in a highly motivated manner.

So what you're saying is that he's a motard stuck shoveling snow?
8th & I Marine.
He pcs'd to a Victor unit and is treated like the superboot he is.
Educate the elderly 'dafuck is a Victor unit?
(12-09-2017, 12:12 PM)oldwinger Wrote: [ -> ]Educate the elderly 'dafuck is a Victor unit?

The mcc for infantry units ends in V. 
(12-09-2017, 12:24 PM)Yossarian Wrote: [ -> ]
(12-09-2017, 12:12 PM)oldwinger Wrote: [ -> ]Educate the elderly 'dafuck is a Victor unit?

The mcc for infantry units ends in V. 
Begins in V.

Beavis is in paradise; raking sand, painting rocks, humping the soft delicate sands of the Mojave with the light floral aromas coming from Bandidni every morning to remind him of his blessings.
Thank you
(12-06-2017, 07:05 AM)miscbuchanan Wrote: [ -> ]Exactly what the title says, incase it helps I'm planning on going as an 0351 if I can get into that.

PT good, do what you're told when you're told to do it.

Congrats, Marine prep finished.
Definitely choose 0351 dude. We are the nerds of the infantry with quirky ass personalities. Don't care what anybody says we are the smartest and most mature with the best jokes, you have to be a little weird to want to handle all those explosives. All those 11s were jealous as fuck with their pea shooter 203s and regular Marine Corps Issued M16A4 service rifles. I got to shoot over 60 rockets in my four years (SMAW, LAW, AT4) and did hella demo ranges. Welcome to guaranteed tinnitus and learning how to use a calculator like you didn't give a fuck about in school before. Once you get to SOI don't be a bitch on the hikes or make yourself look retarded because I saw guys that would of made great weapons boys kicked out of the training back to the 11s due to the instructors not liking them. They are going to try and sweet talk being a skating ass Mortarman. I honestly had way more fun running around being winded as fuck with the 11s then I know I would of had digging a mortar pit and lobbing bombs and making moms. Our mortarman didn't learn shit for house clearing training either but 51s are always attached to 11s and they made sure we werent retards. And since you are with those guys so often you will find yourself making hella friends on both sides of the fence, which is what i liked a lot. 'Lum rounds are hella cool though ill give them that. Not to mention every mother fucker in the company will be jelly when your ass is shooting rockets. And if you want to get really motivated and re-enlist into EOD 0351s have a much bigger leg up because they already know a portion of the explosives knowledge compared to the other dummies. Weapons platoon (what I experienced) were generally awesome personalities and the best hikers. If you want to be a big ass meathead, chug pounds of protein powder get drunk and brawl with your homies AND take the cake for most pride on hikes and being able to fight anybody be an 0331 but that shit isn't a joke man. Weapons guys carry more shit but they get a unique experience they look back on all the time. Whatever you end up doing just don't be a fucking bugger. Chances are you are going to do peace time deployments so don't get too heavy into drinking and tobacco but chances are you will anyways because its the culture. Stay humble too, and don't go into this thinking you are going to be a Ranger Seal Sniper. Snipers only took the most mature, professional and tactical people out of our company too and if you want to get into that you have to really fit what they are looking for. They took my buddy who was a squad leader very quickly as a boot because he was very mature and didn't let the USMC drama turn him into a shit bag. He was the only one in our company

Keep us posted with your progress and don't buy a car with credit or get married.
(12-10-2017, 10:06 PM)0351easlivingthedream? Wrote: [ -> ]Keep us posted with your progress and don't buy a car with credit or get married.

Well I've got a while till I can buy my own car, and I definitely won't get married anytime soon. I'll keep you posted but since I'm only 15 the updates will be few and far inbetween.
Well don't go repeating any thing we say to you to your parents kid.
While your at it, Do your fucking homework and stay out of trouble
(12-11-2017, 06:02 AM)miscbuchanan Wrote: [ -> ]
(12-10-2017, 10:06 PM)0351easlivingthedream? Wrote: [ -> ]Keep us posted with your progress and don't buy a car with credit or get married.

Well I've got a while till I can buy my own car, and I definitely won't get married anytime soon. I'll keep you posted but since I'm only 15 the updates will be few and far inbetween.

That's what they all say, but once you get that first whiff of stale booze and vomit in the room you will be living in for the rest of your enlistment, suddenly that craigslist contract marriage to get that sweet, sweet BAH doesn't seem like such a bad idea. That, and once you start noticing all this more or less disposable income in your bank account, that mustang at 45% APR starts to look like pretty good investment.

Obviously, that's all stereotype shit, but seriously, you'd be surprised how much not getting into a futile marriage and blowing your money every payday puts you ahead of the curve. My biggest piece of advice is don't be a dumbass with your money. Believe it or not the military is actually a great opportunity to save up a decent amount depending on what your goals are. Everything you need (food, housing etc.) is more or less paid for already and that paycheck you get every 1st and 15th is pretty much yours to do whatever you want with, and many people can't resist the temptations that brings. By all means that doesn't mean have some fun once in a while however. Get a feel whether you just want to do a four year stint or make a career out of it and plan accordingly.
Will assume my godson is anomalous for a grunt, but here is an example to affirm the above. After almost 15y TIS, he is worth over $400k. Some in indexed fund, some in cash. This after having bought a truck and two bikes - but always lived in barracks and was single.

But this era is nigh to an inglorious ending, and as an E7, his thoughts tend to focus less on the daily insanity and more towards a supposedly decent woman that he has been seeing for most of 2017. My only positive interpretation of his personal relationship is that his fukin truck will finally be removed from my garage.
Better report to Leatherneck.com and get reamed why you're still up after 1800.
(12-09-2017, 01:59 PM)oldwinger Wrote: [ -> ]Thank you

Hol' up! 

So "mcc" you understand but "Victor unit" confused you?!
(12-14-2017, 06:06 PM)Broussard Wrote: [ -> ]
(12-09-2017, 01:59 PM)oldwinger Wrote: [ -> ]Thank you

Hol' up! 

So "mcc" you understand but "Victor unit" confused you?!

To be fair the only fucking people I've heard refer to their unit by qualifiers in their mcc were grunts. 
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