Last year’s recruits were 99.7% high school graduates. Marines have aimed to counter teacher's’ opposition to recruiting by inviting the teachers to marine boot camp to ask the marines questions and broaden their perspectives. Teachers and students should be told about the benefits of being in the military. A soldier can get a college degree while on active duty or attend college or technical school at government expense once his or her service is completed. Some teachers try to push away the military as a career.
Serena came up to me and asked of a favor the other dayearlier today. It’s not rare to be asked favors by the commanders’ wife, but this one seemed different. She told me to be in my room at a certain time tonight and not be startled by what’s going to happen. This doesn’t sound good to me, most of her favors involve spying on the commander or getting a certain type of cigarette carton. The rest of the day had me guessing who was going to show up in my room that
If Kathryn and I would have been sisters or even identical twins it wouldn 't have made us any closer than we are today. This friendship has set some standards for all my other friendships. Kathryn is family. But no she really is, she 's my cousin. And ever since we were babies, we have been together. Birthdays, holidays, vacations, even down to doctors visits- you name it, Kathryn is always with me.
This place was quite interesting because of where I get to know how people are joining the navy and army; and we even watched the video to hear more information about that. After we watched, we looked around and saw a few sites like a church, football stadium, airlines, etc. It reminds of the place where students are taking a private school and learn about military. I know I don’t want to be in the army and navy because if I do, I’ll get a Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PSTD) and I’ll go crazy. Friday was our last day in Colorado.
The purpose of the Marines is to develop quality citizens as leaders. It also teaches people how to fight for the nation by land, air and sea to protect its citizens and ensure their quality of life around the world. In an excerpt from the oath to enlist, it states,
After a three-hour bus ride, surrounded by strangers, I arrived at Camp Pendleton. As I stepped off the bus immediately trapped by three drill instructors screaming in my face, I knew I had made a grave mistake. My experiences at Camp Pendleton’s Devil Pups were some of the most challenging, yet rewarding life skills I have encountered. Upon arrival, I felt as though I didn’t belong, lacking the discipline, purpose, and physical strength that many of my peers had. However, Devil Pups taught me the value of perseverance and, as a result, has contributed to my transformation into the person I am today.
This was to steer us away from all the negativity and bad habits that my cousins where involved in. At seventeen, with my parent’s permission, I enlisted into the United States Marine Corps. I served fourteen years of active duty service from 2001-2015. During this time, I completed three combat deployments, two to Iraq and one to Afghanistan. My primary occupational skill was an Ammunition Chief.
Even he had only been in the platoon for less than a year. There were few veterans left from the previous tour, even though they contributed greatly to training for this deployment, I couldn’t help but feel an uneasiness when it came time to get on the plane and fly over. Nether the less, here we were. The platoon stayed in Kuwait for a few weeks, and we grew more and more nervous as we could feel the time getting closer to fly north.
I had a hard time grasping the situation. After my training was done and I was sent to where the allies needed support, my life could end at any second. I told myself to be strong so I could defend my country but that’s easier said than done. Days passed on base and my basic military qualifications were being earned by the hour. By the end of September I could load and shoot a rifle, effectively stab a bayonet, eat a meal in under five minutes, perform an advancement
Today is it. Today is the day I propose to the love of my life. All my friends say it isn 't right for the woman to propose to the man but I honestly can 't sit around waiting for him to ask me. Anyway, I know he 'll say yes so why not just go for it? This might mean that we 'll finally move in together, as him living in Boston and me living in L.A isn 't exactly ideal for us. That 's 2,984 miles! I was thinking of planning something really extravagant for the proposal but I think I will just do it the second he gets off his plane. His name is Liam, by the way, and we met four years ago when I was visiting family in Boston. This is a cliché, but it was honestly love at first sight. We 've tried to see each other as much as possible during these four years, but it 's never enough and I feel like now is really the best time for us to take a committed step forward in our relationship. I 'm actually astounded it has taken me so long to pop the question, as I was completely enthralled by
Today I am writing about my 1st(latino side) ancestor. His name was Alejandro, he was born in 1799. He was a mexican immigrant and had my great great great grandma in 1841, with this girl named May. During the years he was running away from slavery in the mexican areas. Along with some of his family, and his gf/wife (Unknown if they had any marriage)
The drill sergeants would give everyone a pep talk beforehand and would mockingly as “You a tough guy right? Yeah you’re a tough guy, don’t worry. Sure right you’re tough.” Only to watch them burst into tears the second they heard their mother’s voice. No matter how strong or brave you seem, when you are away from home that long and you can hear familiar voices of your mom and younger siblings it makes you cry.