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    • A long overdue return

      2 years ago

      Vermy

      I can't even remember the last time I logged in before today, but its been long enough that my password had to be reset and ended up being a two day ordeal that the support staff had to get involved in. 

      For those of you who still remember when I left for the Marine Corps, I have since finished my contract and returned back to the civilian life.

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    • Last one out, Hit the Lights

      7 years ago

      Vermy

      December, 3rd, 2011.
      2247 Hours.

      9 months ago, on a tuesday, I was sitting in a dark blue chair, surrounded on 3 sides by dark blue cubicle walls inside a small building. sitting across from me in a well pressed uniform, sat someone whom I didnt know all that well, but was planning on devoting 100 percent of myself to his mentorship. we talked for a few minutes and he asked me a simple question: "do you want to be a part of something bigger than yourself?" The man behind the question was a person I could only ever hope to measure up to. he was a Sergeant of the United States Marine Corps

      I sat there thinking for a few moments, and nodded slowly, while looking at the row of pictures behind him depicting people going through the hardest time of their life, and under that, the hundreds of pictured of those who had passed the toughest entrance exam on earth. all was quite for a few minutes, save for the conversation of the other Recruiters in the room, talking to people, kids like myself at the time, about their futures.

      The Marine across from he stood up and went into a small office and collected a large stack of papers, and sat down across from me once again. holding the black inked sheaves in both hands, he looked me in the eye and said something Ill never forget.
      "You have started down a path. more than likely the hardest path you'll ever walk in your entire life. it will be physically demanding, mentally exhausting, and emotionally trying. one that only 10 percent of the population is even basically qualified for, and one that only 1 percent of that 10 ever walk. the choice is up to you. Ill ask one last time 'do you wan to be a part of something bigger than yourself?'"
      Again I nodded, and he gave me a pen and we started going over the first page in a stack that would take the better part of 3 hours to complete. in the end, I had to take some papers home to finish filling in the correct information, and returned to the Sergeant then next day with the completed paperwork. it was Wednesday. the Marine had told me that everything was in order with the paperwork, and that he would be picking me up from school the next day to drive me to the Medical Examination Processing Station, or MEPS, to swear into the service of the United States Marine Corps.

      Thursday went by agonizingly slowly, and true to his word, right at 3:00, I was picked up by the Recruiter, along with another friend of mine who had to go to MEPS as well, and drove for what seemed like hours upon hours. we arrived and I was sent straight to take my Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery, or ASVAB test. I started a few minute behind the group that was in there, but finished before the majority of them. I was given my results and told not to open them until I had gotten settled in at the hotel that I was to be staying the night in. soon after the rest of the group had finished their testing, a large van from transported us to the hotel, where we were given a shorty briefing and then sent to drop our bags off in our respective rooms. I shared a room with another person who was enlisting in the Corps, but I don't remember his name. we didnt talk much, and I just kinda kept to myself as I am inclined to do amongst new people. shortly there after dinner was eaten and we returned to our rooms to wait for the next day.

      Friday morning was spent in a frenzy of semi-disorganization, kind of like when you try to clean up water with a rag; everything moves in the same general direction but in an irregular shape. soon after everything was said and done, we made our way from the hotel back to the MEPS building and into the Medical Wing where numerous tests were done from hearing, eyesight, blood tests, and the dreaded full physical that marked the end of the day. it took about 8 hours to work through all of that process and we returned to the waiting lobby for another 3 hours or so, watching a Back to the Future marathon, wishing I'd had the foresight to bring a book to keep me busy. after the several hours of waiting, it was finnally announced by a Marine Corps Captain that we would be swearing in, and he lead us to a small room in the shape of a half circle with several flags on a raised section. we recited an oath that indoctrinated us as Marine Corps Poolees, and officially welcomed into the Delayed Entry Program.

      the next 8 months were spent working out on various days with usually the same group of guys and gals. it was a very discouraging start for me, because I was more out of shape that I had previously thought I was. in an effort to fix that I religiously attended every Warrior Training that I felt I could make, and I noticed right away that I was getting stronger, faster, and more motivated. the other Poolees were hard on me at first, which was discouraging in its own right, but after I showed them that I would never give up, no matter how bad a beating I had taken (not literally) they began to show me respect and even showed me ways to improve even more. over the course of the months that I was there I grew close to several of them, including the two that were the hardest on me in the beginning...especially them. now we laugh and joke like old friends and challenge each other and support each other, forming the bonds of brotherhood the Corps is renowned for creating in its Marines.

      Now I stand, on the line to be sent to a place that only 1 percent of the population has ever fully experienced, a school for the phony tough, and the crazy brave. The place we call Motivated Island, Dedicated Island. Parris Island, South Carolina, to stand on the footprints that every Marine before me, with me, and after me has stood, is standing, and will stand, on. and to embark on a life changing journey to carry on a tradition of Honor, Courage and Commitment that extends back to the foundation of our country. to Earn the Title of Marine.

      I look forward to talking with you all again soon.

    • Thank You

      7 years ago

      Vermy

      It came to my attention that one of my fellow uses, and friend in the Season 9 forum, by name of Niriall, posted a journal about my extended hiatus, and since then have receive a couple of congratulatory and good luck comments from other users on the site. I would like to extend my utmost gratitude to her, for doing something that awesome.
      Thank you Niriall. thank you very much.

    • We Remember

      7 years ago

      Vermy

      This Veteran's Day, we honor those who have so bravely served this country. America is founded on the principle of freedom, justice, and liberty for all. Our nation's soldiers serve every day to protect our country and its ideals.On Veteran's Day, take a sacred moment to remember the those who sacrifice their lives every moment to achieve peace and democracy. On this Veterans Day, let us remember the service of our veterans, and let us renew our national promise to fulfill our sacred obligations to our veterans and their families who have sacrificed so much so that we can live free."



    • The Few, The Proud, and the OLDER

      7 years ago

      Vermy

      236 Years ago, the Continental Congress commissioned the first two Battalions of Marines, to be trained under the leadership of Captain Samuel Nicholas. Thus the United States Marine Corps born, and now here we stand, 236 years later having chewed more dirt and kicked more ass than half the worlds armies put together, and remember. remember those who are here to celebrate this day, this hollowed day, and honor those who ventured into the howling dark, and did not return. here's to another 236 years of Esprit de Corps. Oorah, Marines. Oorah.

    • well heres a journal to read.....

      7 years ago

      Vermy

      so whats been happening with me recently? oh, not much. shipping out to basic training in the first week of december. kinda got fucked over because my SNCOIC didnt really know what a chiropractor does, and mover my date back 2 weeks because he thought I was having back problems and such. anyway, its not all that bad. more time to hang here and work out.

      went out with my girlfriend a couple night ago, and while we were out I stopped and traded a few games that I didnt really play too much in and bought Halo: CEA for $7. (Like a boss) and then proceeded to pick up a used DS and used copies of Pokemon Soul Silver, and White. Silver was one of my favorite games way back when, and its fun to be able to relive that particular part of my childhood. plus Lugia is a badass.

      a dramatic change in my life happened about a week ago, where the impossible happened, and I became a Brony. yeah, didnt expect to. I was in the process of playing Gears of War 3 with a buddy my mine, and I got killed by somthing or another and was waiting for the Horde round to end, because I didnt feel like buying back in, so I decided to see what the hype was about. I know what the hype was about. MLP is fucking hilarious.

      at this point, Ive gotta take off, so Il finish out my journal when I get back home.
      later RT. (brohoof)

    • well nuts.

      7 years ago

      Vermy

      I missed my attempted regular monday journal post, so Ill just do a quick filler

      ok, take a look at your journal slot. like open a new tab or something, and look at it with me.

      got it? right, now then.

      in brackets, and blue letters, it says 'add a poll'.

      still with me? good.

      apparently RT is slacking, because I clicked it, and it just made more spaces for me to type stuff.

      confused? dont be.

      this is the kind of poll I'm looking for.

      Stripper-Pole-Platform-psd31561.png

      thats better. I added a pole.

  • Comments (16)

    • IxxMercxxI

      5 years ago

      Hey Devil Dog!

      • Vermy FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        5 years ago

        Sup

    • DandySwagg Whatevah

      7 years ago

      It's you she's saluting. What's that make you?

      Fucking Awesome to the Radical Power!

    • SpiderWolve

      7 years ago

      Good luck, Marine. Semper Fi.

      Post edited 12/02/11 3:56PM

    • Thor_P FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Used to be "Thorgy"

      7 years ago

      Thank you for enlisting! I'm actually going to San Diego for MCRD in January

    • MaryFairy

      7 years ago

      Good luck!!

    • DandySwagg Whatevah

      7 years ago

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    • TheTyper

      7 years ago

      Good luck at training!

      Thank you.

    • SailorTweek FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RTX Head Guardian

      7 years ago

      Good luck! smiley13.gif

    • theiviaster

      7 years ago

      All the best soldier smiley13.gif

    • CalPal

      7 years ago

      On behalf of Niriall, myself and everyone from Roosterteeth and Niriall , I wish you good luck with the training, et bonne voyage!

    • Atoriol

      7 years ago

      Nirial said you're headed for basic. That's awesome! She also said in her journal to wish you luck. So, good luck with everything.

      PS: You should go cyber-hug Nirial.

    • Vermy FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      8 years ago

      Oh yeah, for sure. I had fun too.

    • JohannaMason

      8 years ago

      Tonight was fun. Hope we can do that more offtin

    • ZachGuy00

      8 years ago

      I have no active friends who will join. Send me an invite to the firefight game. Oh, and my mic is broke.

    • Vermy FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      8 years ago

      Dont pay attention to what games I'm playing, cause they arent accurate. I haven't played Endwar since reach came out, seeings as I traded it in for some store credit at game stop. O.e

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