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20 days until I leave for basic training. I'll be gone for 9 weeks and roughly 4 days. I won't have a computer during that time so, you guys probably won't hear from me til Im done. Not like it's really a big deal, but yeah. Just thought I'd let everyboy know. The day is coming. Much faster than I expected.

posted by  Satty101

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O boy! I get to rule uncontested...lol.
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posted by  BavarianWheels

Haha, pretty much. Don't abuse it though or so help me god I'll...I'll...uhm...I'l PM you about it! lol

posted by  Satty101

Good luck, Kev! Don't worry, I'll keep things ticking over here...:doh:

posted by  Cliffy

Wow good luck man!

posted by  Voda48

Good luck! the best advice I can give is to be like Forest Gump. Do exactly what is asked of you, nothing more, nothing less. Basically try not to think just act and you will do fine. And in the end the mental stress far outweighs the physical. I learned things in boot camp that I apply to challenges on almost a daily basis. And that was almost 19 years ago. USMC combat engineer 90-93.

posted by  corbett_auto

Well, today is the day. I may come back on here at some point today, but it's not likely. I'll see you guys in 9-10 weeks. :thumbs:

posted by  Satty101

Good luck man. :thumbs:

posted by  99integra

Good luck!

posted by  Cliffy

Really wishing you luck. Not many people have the balls to go through with something like that.

posted by  chris_knows

Most don't know, really, what they're doing. Of course maybe today there is more of a heightened knowledge, but for the most part, they are oblivious.
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posted by  BavarianWheels

So much for that. I got disqualified for my security clearance I needed for my job (Top Secret clearance was required). I don't know the details, but now I had to re-sign up for a different MOS that won't require a clearance PERIOD. Therfore, looks like I'll be hanging around until November 5th. :cussing: :cussing: :cussing:

Not all bad though. I get to be with my wife and son for a while longer. :thumbs:

posted by  Satty101

good on ya man. at least u got balls to go out and do it. im thinking of sighing up for the marines but...idt they will take me. i cant stand or run or walk for a very long time. i have a bolt in my foot cuz i had flat feet...i hope i get in but...lifes a bitch some times.

posted by  ZERO-ZULU

Sorry to hear that, Satty.

Security clearence can be a nightmare, especially high level clearence, as you really do need to be whiter than white most of the time. Even things you never thought would effect you, often do. Such as family members, speeding tickets etc.

posted by  Cliffy

Im a black man in a white mans world though :laughing:

posted by  99integra

Very good, lol.

Which brings me on to another point....It seems that if you represent any sort of minority group (in the UK at least), clearence wouldn't be an issue...


*ducks*

posted by  Cliffy

Seems like it sometimes. Teggy, you aren't black.

posted by  Satty101

No. But he listens to Rap music, lol.

posted by  Cliffy

And Newports...and pot.

posted by  Satty101

Lol hush.

posted by  99integra

hey bub sorry to hear about the clearance thing, atleast they let you know before you left. i had friends who we're stuck in training status for months away from their family just to find out that the job they signed for needed a higher clearance. but when you do the biggest piece of advice i can give you is to make friends and kiss ass. as horrible as it sounds it's the truth. my buddy and i went unnoticed the entire time untill thanksgiving came around and got requested by a command chief ha. but in all honesty it's 90% mental so you should be alright.

posted by  Tackett

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