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Help me remember a joke

It was a joke about the different military services and how they respond to an order to "secure a house." [more inside]
posted by Chocolate Pickle on Aug 5, 2013 - 9 answers

So my son wants to enlist...

So my bright, handsome hs senior son wants to enlist in the Marines. I am wrestling with a few things. He has always wanted to join the military so this was not unexpected. What is unexpected is 1) he always wanted to join the Army 2) he always wanted to do ROTC. Now he has been online with some military forums and he has decided he really wants to be on the ground doing engineering stuff (he’s thinking electrical engineering). He’s met with the recruiter, we’ve met with the recruiter and all sounds good. But I am having a hard time as a mom getting over the change of plan, enlisted vs officer, also the Marines vs any other military branch. I think of Marines as the branch that takes the biggest brunt of foreign involvement - as in really dangerous. [more inside]
posted by lasamana on Aug 2, 2013 - 48 answers

How do I survive my future marine's enlistment?

My boyfriend and I are madly in love. We want to spend the rest of our lives together. He is my best friend, my lover, my confidant, my conscience, and a continuous source of strength and love. The problem is that he is leaving for the Marines in August and I have been seriously questioning my ability to survive his enlistment term. I am absolutely terrified of what is to come. I feel as though there is no possible way I can survive being away from him for so long. How do I find the emotional strength to deal with his absence? [more inside]
posted by OsoMeaty on Jan 11, 2012 - 16 answers

What's your experience with ROTC/Corps of Cadet?

What's your experience with ROTC/Corps of Cadet? [more inside]
posted by enroute888 on May 28, 2011 - 4 answers

Military Bratology

Military Brat Filter: Explain a military brat childhood to someone who grew up in a touchy-feely liberal household that never moved once. I’m looking for either long-form articles or personal stories. How often did you move? What were the things you learned? Did you have coping mechanisms? What were the bases like? How has it affected you as an adult? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 30, 2009 - 20 answers

How do I get my brother out of the Marines?

How do I help my little brother get out of the Marines? My little brother (well, not so little anymore) recently graduated from Marines' boot camp and is now in infantry training (I think, I'm woefully ignorant of military terminology). He recently expressed to me online that he's basically had enough with the Marines and wants to go home. Is there any way he can do that simply and legally? Would he have to get a dishonorable discharge. Seriously, I know nothing about the military having come from a long line of cowards. Can he just leave or is there some special process? Is there some kind of hotline or something he can call to be counseled on this stuff? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 9, 2009 - 29 answers

Care Package Recommendations?

Help me find some other items to send in a care package to Iraq? [more inside]
posted by nj_subgenius on Apr 19, 2009 - 19 answers

Animal abuse during war time?

Can you provide information on acts of animal abuse/cruelty taking place in other countries during war time? More inside... [more inside]
posted by hammerthyme on Mar 3, 2008 - 8 answers

Half-remembered DOS game from the early '90s

Can you help my sister & me identify this half-remembered DOS game? [more inside]
posted by Johnny Assay on Jan 6, 2008 - 14 answers

Stop the fleet to pickup one man?

Would the Navy stop to pickup a sailor who fell overboard? [more inside]
posted by dyslexictraveler on Sep 2, 2007 - 16 answers

Don't go. They've been lying to you.

I have a (self-described) Republican, Bush-loving friend whom I've known for about 13 years now, who's willingly signed up for the Marines and wants to be stationed in Iraq. He leaves for basic training next weekend. [more inside]
posted by revmitcz on Aug 1, 2007 - 45 answers

What's the dealeo?

A military question about the laws of the battlefield. [more inside]
posted by jourman2 on Apr 24, 2007 - 21 answers

Unbiased websites to help those considering enlistment?

My brother is seriously considering enlisting in either the Navy or the Marines. Can anyone point me to good, fairly unbiased sources for the information he needs to make his decision? I’ve read the older posts, but found nothing dead on point. [more inside]
posted by BeerGrin on Apr 13, 2007 - 17 answers

US Armed Forces

I would like to know about the rationale behind the splitting of the US Armed Forces into its four major branches: Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines. [more inside, soldier] [more inside]
posted by Dr. Wu on Feb 4, 2005 - 28 answers

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