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View Poll Results: What other branch of the Armed Services have you been in?
Army 11 45.83%
Navy 1 4.17%
Air Force 4 16.67%
National Guard 5 20.83%
Air National Guard 3 12.50%
Coast Guard 0 0%
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Old 01-06-2007, 07:47 PM
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Cool Many Marines have spent time in other military services

Some do a tour or two in some other branch of the service and then join the Corps. Some go into the Corps first and then enter another branch. What is interesting to me, just about all I have met still consider themselves Marines.
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Old 02-26-2008, 06:56 PM
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That is true. I did the Corps first and in AF now and still a Hardcharger
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Old 02-27-2008, 04:01 AM
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Cool I think it's commonplace in the National Guard

Marines whose enlistment ends decide to join the National Guard for a variety of reasons. Many times, it's because a National Guard unit is closer to home than the closest Marine Reserve unit. What a lot of those Marines have told me is that the Guard units often have a fair number of Marines in them and Marines end up ruling the Guard unit they join.
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I joined the Texas Air National Guard just for the grins and a little free travel. Unfortunately my employer promptly fired me when I asked for time off for my annual two weeks of active duty. I don't remember how long it was.
I found in the TAG was a real wussy outfit loaded down with cry babies, squealers and general goof-off draft dodgers. This was around '72-'73.
It was almost impossible to get anyone to do anything.
Running a person up was unheard of so they got away with more.
I resigned after 18 months after picking up Staff Sargent stripes.
Surveyed my tattered Marine field jacket for a spanking new AF field jacket with a built in hood. Tried it on yesterday and man the thing sure did shrink. Can't even button it anymore.
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Old 12-16-2009, 08:02 AM
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Amazing how those dang uniforms shrink like that. Even though I'll never fit them again, I ain't throwing or giving them away!
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I wondered

about that and did some research. It seems that the uniforms shrink from lack of steady use. At least, that's one take on it. I believe the lack of steady use refers to the former hard as a rock Marine body.
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Could be those extra porkchops and taters I pack away.
I wonder what the Marine Muslims do when they serve pork in the chowhalls.
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u.s.army 69-73

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National Guard

I spent one year in the Ga.National guard from 1Sept77-1Sept.78.Didn't like the petty bull s--t that they were doing.
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