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  Looking for help finding a lapel pin
Posted by: MEAT - 05-11-2017, 09:03 AM - Forum: The Smoke Pit -- General Discussion - Replies (10)

Hey everybody, been away from the forum for awhile (all my activity is gone, but my membership is still active).

I have a small problem and thought I'd turn to TL for some help from fellow Marines.  I was medically retired way back when, after an IED got us in Iraq and I was wounded.  When I received the retirement documentation, I was also given a "U.S. Marine Corps retired" lapel pin, for civilian wear on certain occasions.  That thing went to the cleaner with my suit jacket, and it's lost.

The thing about this specific lapel pin is that it was circular with a white border having gold lettering, and a PURPLE field/background behind a gold EGA.  

Everywhere I look online, the only USMC retired lapel pins I can find have a BLACK field/background.  I also called Awards Branch and the very nice Corporal I spoke to couldn't help me.

If anyone has any info regarding this specific type of retired lapel pin with a PURPLE field/background I would truly appreciate it, as I have exhausted every means I can think of trying to obtain a new one.

Thanks in advance guys

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  Going to New York
Posted by: HardCoreTurtle - 05-02-2017, 07:44 AM - Forum: The Smoke Pit -- General Discussion - Replies (38)

Going to be visiting the NYC area (Staten Island, but going downtown every day) A lot this summer to help my girlfriend and her fam and myself prepare for their move to Cali this fall. Would be down to meet some of you upper east coast twats and maybe hit a gym with Yoss. I'll be staying between 5-14 days at a time.

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  Looking for a specific Green Weenie picture..
Posted by: NewEnglandJeff - 04-22-2017, 01:49 PM - Forum: The Smoke Pit -- General Discussion - Replies (24)

It's the one where the Green Weenie is standing in the lighted hallway outside the Marine's room with an angry look. The Marine has a look of dread and anxiety, and the clock next to his rack says 03:55. If anyone has it and can share, it would be greatly appreciated.

Jeff

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  Weekend of June 8
Posted by: cookiecj - 04-14-2017, 04:20 AM - Forum: The Smoke Pit -- General Discussion - Replies (17)

There will be a Men's National Team Qualifier match in Denver, CO at Dick's Sporting Goods Field.  Then on the 11th, there is a Marshmello and Jai Wolf concert.  I have a group of 10~ coming for the weekend.  PM if you're down to get down!

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  Fucking Russian Hackers
Posted by: ah8176 - 04-12-2017, 05:24 AM - Forum: The Smoke Pit -- General Discussion - Replies (45)

These fucking cunts went too far. First you make a bunch of bot threads that I can't even fap to, now you just blow up the site and ruin it for me?

These fuck twats went too far. I say we fight back. Terminal Lance has the greatest congregation of vindictive perverts, degenerates and low-life's known to the internet.

Hell, we've got HCT and Yoss. How can we lose?

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  Lat move to the navy?
Posted by: bs2011 - 04-02-2017, 04:54 PM - Forum: The Smoke Pit -- General Discussion - Replies (2)

I'm currently an E2 in the active reserves of the USMC. When i had enlisted a year ago it was either ship in 3 weeks as a reservist or wait nine months to ship with an active contract. My recruiter ensured me it would be easy to switch to an active contract which is what i had wanted from the beginning. Of course I quickly learned it is impossible to switch to active duty during my 6 year reserve contract. What have you guys heard about how easy or hard and the process for switching from a reservist in the Corps to an active duty contract with the Navy or Air Force?

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Star Japan Thread
Posted by: Slinky's Return - 03-06-2017, 05:25 PM - Forum: The Smoke Pit -- General Discussion - Replies (47)

I have spent nearly eight years of my life in Japan - five in the Marines and three years practicing the language and studying at a graduate school.  I like the country, the culture, and the people (not more than America's).  This seems like a good spot to post some things about my second home and to share my experiences and hope that other TL'rs can share theirs as well.

Let's start off with this little article I found in the Japan Times about Showa Era Brothels

Yoshiwara is perhaps the most popular brothel district and is located in Tokyo's Asakusa Ward where the famous Sensou-ji Temple can be found.  Despite the large amount of tourism in this area I thought it was interesting when the writer pointed out, "...the district is today, somewhat remarkably, being utilized for its original purpose. What were formerly brothels are now erotic bathhouses, referred to since 1984 as “soaplands.”, [which host] 6,870 sex workers, with an average 30 percent of that number on duty on any given day or 66 percent during any given week."


This is one of the peculiarities about Japan that I find fascinating.  These businesses operate just like any other normal business.  There is no hiding what they are and what kind of services are performed.  No strong lobby, within Japan, appears to be trying to shut down or make more discreet these operations. 

Anyways, that is just a small glimpse into one thing about Japan.  

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  Any MPs present?
Posted by: Handicap - 02-06-2017, 07:30 AM - Forum: Question and Support Board - Replies (4)

Yeah I started a new thread Yoss, fuck off. <3

I need input from an MP and will also be heading to the PMO office to get answers should those here be too vague.

Hopefully by July I'll have my CCL. In a week or two I'll be picking up my first pistol.

The issue is that I live on base as a civilian so I'm curious as to what I can do or need to do in regards to this. I'll be having it transferred to the gun store in the PX so any paperwork needed there will be handled there.

I know I can have it on base but what's the best way to handle carrying once the license comes in? Like, if I'm going to carry off base, what's the best way to transport it off base and not risk getting my shit pushed in by the MPs in the rare case that I'm stopped/my car is searched? What's the best way to handle coming back on base if I've been carrying?

All input (except for Yawssisms) is welcome.

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  Marine friend needs help.
Posted by: themtgdeckgenius - 01-26-2017, 04:20 PM - Forum: The Smoke Pit -- General Discussion - Replies (13)

Hay guys, I a fellow Marine I served with needs some help with helping his family keep their home. Here is a link to his go fund me, thanks for reading.


Delivered with a regulation Red Patch

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  Space-A and travel benefits
Posted by: Chomps - 01-19-2017, 06:44 PM - Forum: Question and Support Board - Replies (15)

Figured I would start a mil travel bennies post for people to ask and share stuff. 

I'm often talking up the benefits of flying Patriot Express vs commercial for Pacific hops ($37.50 per person per direction Seattle to Yokota), and in general am a fan of saving money where possible.  With that in mind, is there a site that people can look up travel costs and savings using space-a/whatever that's geared towards mil?

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