Tales From Bootcamp

ZigZig ...I am Captain Planet! Join Date: 2002-10-23 Member: 1576Posts: 5,701Members
by Zig's friend
well this is zig... my last post as ME.... from now on it'll be an impostor!!! well... a friend of mine.

i'm gonna mail him updates,
and he'll post em...
and then you reply...
and he'll C/P your replies and mail em to me smile-fix.gif


if you want your update to be mailed to me please keep it simple, straightforward, non-suggestive of anything involving drugs or contraband or homosexuality or nazis or conspiracy or jihad. that would be filtered/censored out anyway by my trusty buddy here... but just make it easy on him wink-fix.gif

i love you all.. i'll try to make these things as interesting, comprehensive, and heartfelt as i can. promise.

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  • DepotDepot The ModFather Join Date: 2002-11-09 Member: 7956Posts: 6,411Members
    *waves bye ...*
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  • docchimpydocchimpy Join Date: 2003-07-19 Member: 18266Posts: 1,210Members
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    Go get 'em.


    And by "get them" I mean, get trained for your career in the military which may or may not involve actual combat. (Not to be too off topic, but do they send the guys who work with the computers and stuff to boot camp?)
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  • DepotDepot The ModFather Join Date: 2002-11-09 Member: 7956Posts: 6,411Members
    EVERYone goes through Basic Training, no matter what their MOS is.
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  • KGB_GaralKGB_Garal Join Date: 2005-06-09 Member: 53476Posts: 215Members
    edited June 2005
    Good luck to you and come back safe.. even if you aren't in combat you can always hurt youself by stubbing your toe or something so be careful.
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  • ChronoChrono Local flyboy Join Date: 2003-08-05 Member: 18989Posts: 5,865Members
    QUOTE (Depot @ Jun 26 2005, 03:08 PM)
    EVERYone goes through Basic Training, no matter what their MOS is.

    hence the name BASIC training tounge.gif
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  • AllUrHiveRblong2usAllUrHiveRblong2us By Your Powers Combined... Join Date: 2002-12-20 Member: 11244Posts: 4,646Members
    QUOTE (KGB Garal @ Jun 26 2005, 09:31 PM)
    Good luck to you and come back safe.. even if you ren't in combat you can always hurt youself by stubbing your toe or something so be careful.

    I don't think stubbing your toe counts as "getting hurt" in the Marines unless you stubb it on a landmine and get your whole lower body blown off. THEN you're hurt.
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  • KGB_GaralKGB_Garal Join Date: 2005-06-09 Member: 53476Posts: 215Members
    Lol.. in all seriousness though be safe smile-fix.gif
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  • DaJMastaDaJMasta Join Date: 2005-01-10 Member: 34750Posts: 692Members, Constellation
    Have as much fun as you can, as hard as that may be.

    If nothing else, you'll get back with some great stories you can tell for the rest of your life.
  • DOOManiacDOOManiac Worst. Critic. Ever. Join Date: 2002-04-17 Member: 462Posts: 8,597Members, NS1 Playtester
    edited June 2005
    Have fun with your contraband drug induced nazi jihad. :)
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  • SwiftspearSwiftspear Custim tital Join Date: 2003-10-29 Member: 22097Posts: 7,019Members
    I miss you so much ziggie, come home soon.
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  • TrevelyanTrevelyan Join Date: 2003-03-23 Member: 14834Posts: 2,227Members
    lol... ghetto forum threads send via snail mail. He is starved from the forums before he even leaves!
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    QUOTE (Chrono @ Jun 27 2005, 03:34 AM)
    QUOTE (Depot @ Jun 26 2005, 03:08 PM)
    EVERYone goes through Basic Training, no matter what their MOS is.

    hence the name BASIC training tounge.gif

    Im gonna assume that was an on purpose bad joke.... but still good luck with it!
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  • AlienCowAlienCow Join Date: 2003-09-20 Member: 21040Posts: 1,769Members
    QUOTE (DOOManiac @ Jun 27 2005, 06:51 AM)
    Have fun with your contraband drug induced nazi jihad. smile-fix.gif

    I second this motion.

    Good luck!
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  • ZigZig ...I am Captain Planet! Join Date: 2002-10-23 Member: 1576Posts: 5,701Members
    Well... this is the IMPOSTER speaking... And I have good news. Ziggity has sent me a letter! Woo!

    ...Oh, you want to read it? Well, here goes:
    July 5th

    Hey youse. How's it goin'? At my end, well, I wont lie. It's pretty rough, and will only get rougher. Today is the first official Training Day, or T-1. First night, we got herded from the airport USO into busses and ordered to put our heads between our legs. From that point we recieved the majority of our gear and were kept awake about 30some hours...

    The next few days we stayed in a "recieving" barracks to learn the basics of procedure and base life... and then "pick up." On that day we picked up allll our ****, which weighed approximately 1 shitton, and walked over to our REAL barracks... it was about 130 of us all split up into different platoons mixed with other recieving groups. We were introduced to our REAL drill instructors, who are, in short, a bunch of bastards. Except maybe for the senior drill instructor, who is nice to me on the off occasion. Of course, they're all just doing their jobs, but when they're screaming their throats raw right in your face and their non-too sweet smelling spit coats the side of your face and one side of your glasses... it's easy to forget. I've been called an idiot, a moron, a retard, stupid, ****, ****head, chink, ****, and much much more... but actually, they (DIs) respect me more (or treat me less like ****) than most other recruits, because I'm fairly squared-away (learn fast, scream at the top of my lungs (sound off), and do what you're told, and you get along okay). But I also get treated less like **** because I'm a "guide". Yep... I was assigned to be, basically, platoon leader of 75 guys. I figured I have SOME innate leadership ability, but hoped not to make guide or squad leader (4 squad leaders work under the guide) for 1 or 2 months. 1st phase(month) is the one with the majority of hardship and pain, and a lot of learning the hard way.

    I'm doing a good job in my opinion, and I've overheard the senior drill instructor say he likes the job I'm doing ("We're gonna keep this ****, I like him.") But since it's 1st phase, I'll get fired sooner or later. I can get hired again, but there's no guarantee.

    The senior is a pretty well built gunnery sgt (30some years old), latino, by name of Ramirez. He has a sort of nice-guy attitude, but clearly a short fuse. His temper might be genuine or for show, but the results of his getting **** off are very real. =P

    The other two drill instructors who work under him do most work with us. Butter (staff sgt.) is a 5'10 or so, BIG BLACK GUY. Very stocky (and built, yeah...) with a face that isn't mean per se... but looks like a neverending, smug smirk of satisfaction. Sanchez (gunnery sgt.) is the mean faced one. Latin, around 5'9, when he opens his mouth it's like the salivary floodgates burst open. He is, by like 30%, the meanest one.

    We got our rifles yesterday (July 4th). There was less romanticism and awe involved than I thought there might be... we started rifle drill after we got them, so we just ended up with our arms tired.

    Not sure what else to say, it sucks, I'm heartbroken at night, blah blah blah. Things will start looking up, sometime anyway. I hear they lighten up in about 2 weeks. =P

    Wish me luck, I hope to hear from you soon. Really. =)


    Zig...
    Or John. =P

    P.S. I wont recieve any mail for a week or so, the reply to you guys and your wellwishes or questions will be delayed... but by all means, post/reply/comment now, so I can get all your comments at once. =)

    Please just post here, and he'll get all the ones that meet the censor's criteria. biggrin-fix.gif
  • MulletMullet Join Date: 2003-04-28 Member: 15910Posts: 3,291Members, Constellation
    Awsome! Sounds like he is having a good time tounge.gif I enjoyed reading his letter, make sure he knows that smile-fix.gif
  • AlienCowAlienCow Join Date: 2003-09-20 Member: 21040Posts: 1,769Members
    Cool! Good luck with it, and just keep yourself together and you'll get through it all right. With any luck once you're done with all this malarkey you'll outrank these drill instructor chappies. Then you can come back and scream at them.

    Quite an experience, you got more guts than me I'll give you that tounge.gif
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  • ThansalThansal The New Scum Join Date: 2002-08-22 Member: 1215Posts: 10,571Members, Constellation
    pure awsome sauce mate.

    My boss (former marine) wants to know where you are going through basic, and if you still say "good night chestey where ever you are" at the end of your prayers.

    yarrr..
    goodluck hang in there.

    and kick some arse for us!
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  • DepotDepot The ModFather Join Date: 2002-11-09 Member: 7956Posts: 6,411Members
    Just curious, do ya still have to jump the monkey bars before each chow line? And do your hands have blisters on top of blisters on top of blisters yet?

    And never get care packages in the mail. Ever. Cuz they'l make you eat the whole damn thing. All at once. Until you puke your ****ign guts out.
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  • CabooseCaboose title = name(self, handle) Join Date: 2003-02-15 Member: 13597Posts: 4,708Members, Constellation
    I know a Gunnery Sgt. Ramierez tounge.gif

    Where is this boot camp taking place. This guy is a recruiter in the Denver area, probly not the same guy.

    Sounds like he's having a good time tounge.gif
  • CyndaneCyndane Join Date: 2003-11-15 Member: 22913Posts: 3,009Members
    Make sure to pass along a kiss from me. :-)
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  • NumbersNotFoundNumbersNotFound Join Date: 2002-11-07 Member: 7556Posts: 1,937Members
    QUOTE (Cyndane @ Jul 12 2005, 05:49 PM)
    Make sure to pass along a kiss from me. :-)

    Give ziggy some tongue love for me, too. tounge.gif
    QUOTE (Geminosity @ Aug 1 2005, 07:31 PM)
    depot that joke was so bad I lost 30hp :p
  • CommunistWithAGunCommunistWithAGun Local Propaganda Guy Join Date: 2003-04-30 Member: 15953Posts: 7,661Members
    you people make me sick
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  • DepotDepot The ModFather Join Date: 2002-11-09 Member: 7956Posts: 6,411Members
    This is real nice - the guy is stranded in boot camp for 8 weeks with NO personal contact with females, his food salt-petered to the max, and ya'll are swappin spit with him. This just ain't right. wow.gif

    Poor guy .... ... .. .
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  • TychoCelchuuuTychoCelchuuu Anememone Join Date: 2002-03-23 Member: 345Posts: 10,501Members
    Tell him I love him.









    (Don't.)
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  • LikuLiku I, am the Somberlain. Join Date: 2003-01-10 Member: 12128Posts: 10,081Members
    Tell him his children want their father back! Just kidding, I hope you endure it and make the best out that situation. I was busting my **** in contruction today, simple stuff too, and I was dying only six hours in. I have no clue how you could make it through Boot Camp, especially since I would give the Drill Sargents lip and smirk. Thus in turn, a dirty dozen in my ****.
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    QUOTE (Thansal @ Oct 14 2007, 12:14 PM) »
    I am with Them and Liku (who is fun to pwn with a baseball bat).
  • NumbersNotFoundNumbersNotFound Join Date: 2002-11-07 Member: 7556Posts: 1,937Members
    QUOTE (Depot @ Jul 12 2005, 06:24 PM)
    This is real nice - the guy is stranded in boot camp for 8 weeks with NO personal contact with females, his food salt-petered to the max, and ya'll are swappin spit with him. This just ain't right. wow.gif

    Poor guy .... ... .. .

    Don't be so sad, I just figured he could use some man-loving from a fellow NSer.
    QUOTE (Geminosity @ Aug 1 2005, 07:31 PM)
    depot that joke was so bad I lost 30hp :p
  • SoulSkorpionSoulSkorpion Join Date: 2002-04-12 Member: 423Posts: 4,416Members
    QUOTE (NumbersNotFound @ Jul 13 2005, 11:17 AM)
    QUOTE (Depot @ Jul 12 2005, 06:24 PM)
    This is real nice - the guy is stranded in boot camp for 8 weeks with NO personal contact with females, his food salt-petered to the max, and ya'll are swappin spit with him. This just ain't right.  wow.gif

    Poor guy .... ... .. .

    Don't be so sad, I just figured he could use some man-loving from a fellow NSer.

    Yes, but by proxy?
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  • XythXyth Avatar Join Date: 2003-11-04 Member: 22312Posts: 2,625Members
    Awesome, good to see he is having fun, lol.



    And man, CWAG, I could watch your sig/avatar for a long time. It's hypmotizing(I spelled that wrong...) me. Oh man.
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    Do they train how to take out those dangerous bikes or brezels yet? Better do so or the president might not live that much longer wink-fix.gif
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