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Help please... Feb. 7th, 2005 @ 08:05 pm
Hey Everyone! I have a favor to ask-

For my senior project, my last big project of high school, I am making a HUGE scale(needs to run for a minimum of 6 minutes) powerpoint of the United States Military. I need photos bad! So if any of you have links of photos or quotes that I might be able to use please, PLEASE send them my way (bluraene17@hotmail.com)

I want to make this something that honors our servicemen and women. Thanks for your help in advance.

X posted everywhere!!!

Helping our Marines Nov. 21st, 2004 @ 11:39 pm
Found this community while looking for those interested in supporting our troops! Hope you don't mind!

Not only is Balboa Naval Hospital receiving our injured heroes but the medical facilities at Camp Pendleton are also at near "No Vacancy" populations. In the latter case it's not money that is needed for our wounded Marines at Pendleton but stuff.

Hundreds of baskets had been made by families; however, no one anticipated the amount of injured that would be received at our bases.

They are now in need of the following items: nonperishable food (snacks and candy), DVDs, all sizes of batteries, phone cards, Game Boy games, books and magazines, Domino's Pizza gift certificates (they deliver on base), towels and wash cloths, and hygiene gear (razors and shaving cream).

Our Mary Kay Unit will donate one shaving cream and razor for every shaving cream purchased. The total donation cost is $10.00 for one razor & cream.

Please email KShanteler@adelphia.net or call toll-free to 866/390-1931 for information on where to send funds to. THANK YOU!!!!!

Kathy Shanteler
Independent Mary Kay Sales Director

Happy Birthday! Nov. 10th, 2004 @ 02:53 pm

There is nothing like the Marine Corps. Nothing that you can understand until you live your life, as part of it. The cliche "Band of Brothers" and "Elite Fighting Force" is only one one thousandth of what this world is all about. It carries with it a certain unity and immediate family with the person next to you that is uncompromised by change, climate or culture. No other branch comes near the ideals, personal pride, strength and power of the Marine Corps. They are the bastard children of the American Military, and yet they are proudly the first to fight. You don't choose the Marine Corps. It chooses you. As the most significantly underfunded branch, the slowest to "hand out" rank and the first to propel you into a crisis zone, you have to be called to this way of life. Everyone else is just a "Failure to adapt". It takes an act of congress to deploy the other three branches of America's Military. The Marines are "The President's Men". They deploy when needed, wherever needed, sometimes under the cover of night, to do what no one else can or will. Two hundred and twenty nine years ago they formed, to fight for our freedoms, and they continue to do so today. Semper Fi, Marines! Thank you for everything that you do!

The Marines Hymn

From the halls of Montezuma To the shores of Tripoli' ,
We fight our countrys battles In the air', on land, and sea.
First to fight for right and freedom , And to keep our honor clean,
We are proud to claim the title Of United States Marine.
Our flags unfurl'd to every breeze From dawn to setting sun';
We have fought in every clime and place Where we could take a gun.
In the snow of far-off northern lands And in sunny tropic scenes,
You will find us always on the job - The United States Marines.
Here's health to you and to our Corps Which we are proud to serve;
In many a strife we've fought for life And never lost our nerve.

If the Army and the Navy Ever look on Heaven's scenes,
They will find the streets are guarded By United States Marines.

Click the cut for more assorted information about the Marine Corps, America's Superior Fighting Force.

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Story Time Oct. 18th, 2004 @ 09:55 am
So someone requested stories so let the stories begin, if you have a story(s) about the Marine Corps please feel free to post it here.

Title: The first time I got activated for Operation Iraqi Freedom I: Part I

So there I was, at the drill center on cold saturday in January. It had been just about two years since I joined the unit and ever since 911 there had been talks of us getting activated for an assault on Iraq. We all had been told time and time again " get ready", "I don't know when but you all are getting activated soon, be prepared". Like everyone else I didn't listen. "We are reservist, what would they want with us?" There are thousands upon thousands of active duty Marines all prepared for war, why would they activate us. I told my friends it was coming, but they too thought it wasn't possible.

I was on a working party, when someone came in and told us that the Commanding Officer was having a formation before lunch and we all had to be there. At first I didn't think anything of it, and then the formation came. They did it. They activated us. On the way home it hit me like a hurricane. I was with a another Marine, driving home like we always did (I only lived 30 minutes away), all of a sudden we both started to cry. What do you except? Two young men's life was about to change forever. Honestly I was terrified, I didn't know what was to come.

The most painful thing about being activated was leaving. Leaving all things behind that you cherished and loved. I had a decent life, dreams, and opportunities. The next few weeks, I spent as much time as I could with everyone. of coarse I could only do it after 5pm because I had to report into the drill center everyday and work. Everyday was a goodbye to someone, eventually I said my goodbyes for the final time, not knowing if or when I would return...

to be continued..

i know its a bit early for xmas cards but...... :) Oct. 10th, 2004 @ 10:49 pm
Im new to this community so i'll give you a little intro, Im Andrea, Im 22 from maine boyfriend has been in for 8 years currently reserve status. A good friend of ours is spending his second christmas in Iraq due to the NO loss act.....he said his company gets very few letters, SO i being the sweetheart that I am:) bought 400+ christmas cards, nothing religious nothing out there, they have little snow men on them and on the inside says "warm holiday wishes"......My goal is to have them filled out and mailed by thanksgiving so they can go in the mail and be there for christmas:) At my job Im setting up a table and leaving the blank cards on it so customers and associates can fill one out and drop it in a box so i can send those as well, Im going to read them all so nothing crazy gets said, I feel those marines have enough on their minds. IF anyone is interested in sending a card along with my huge box of cards please leave a comment include your email address and i'll give you my address so you can send it:)
Thank you in advance to ANYONE intersted in helping out:) I want to send enough cards so EVERYONE in the company has a card to open.

this will be x-posted all over USMC communties so bare with me:)
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» NO update in while...
So things are going okay in Iraq, obvously alot different from last deployment. This week we had promotions for my unit, 2 more Sgt.'s in my Platoon. Funny thing is if I actualy cared enough at the beginning, I would of probably picked it up to. OH well everyone makes mistakes. SO this community hasn't really been what I imagined it to be last thanksgivin but at least there are more members joining every month.

Im going to start updating alot more, kind of started to in my own journal but in the last week its starting to fail a little bit, I could cross post but no one wants to hear about my trials and tribulations.

So what does everyone want out of this community, give me some ideas, im open to anything.

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I need help. My English teacher is whacked out and is making us do a 10 page research paper. I just picked my topic Friday and she wans a rough draft on Monday. I picked, “comparing and contrasting past wars of the United States” or something like that. Anyone have any websites or any information they can give me on any war the US was involved in? Any help at all would be GREATLY appreciated.

Thank you.

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» sup everybody!
lol, finaly found a community that was ment for me.. im 20 from illinois, long story short im going to re-enlist in the corps in october, and going for 0300 again. My friend is a mortar man, and is in japan right now training. if anybody has any advise on relationships before or after going into the service, i would greatly appreciate it.
» PS from my letter
Just got an e-amil from Nick. <3 It was really cute...especially at the end. "P.S. I was really glad to hear you in a good mood the other day. I was all smiley the rest of the night. Oh! Hey Misty, guess what?! Less than two and a half months left. : )" I love how two people can feed off of each other's moods. Isn't he just the sweetest? More later, I'm sure. <3

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