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Where did I go wrong...

Postby Vonz90 » Thu Nov 16, 2017 7:40 pm

...as a father. The boy service selected Marine Air.

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Re: Where did I go wrong...

Postby randy » Thu Nov 16, 2017 10:47 pm

Maybe it's his mothers fault?
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Re: Where did I go wrong...

Postby First Shirt » Thu Nov 16, 2017 11:28 pm

Did he ever get dropped on his head, when he was small?
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Re: Where did I go wrong...

Postby Vonz90 » Fri Nov 17, 2017 12:17 am

First Shirt wrote:Did he ever get dropped on his head, when he was small?


As a matter of fact - he was.

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Re: Where did I go wrong...

Postby Weetabix » Fri Nov 17, 2017 12:29 am

Vonz90 wrote:
First Shirt wrote:Did he ever get dropped on his head, when he was small?


As a matter of fact - he was.

You're off the hook. ;)
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Re: Where did I go wrong...

Postby Netpackrat » Fri Nov 17, 2017 12:50 am

At least he went into the part of the Marines that will teach him a trade (I assume piloting and not maintenance?). Downside of that is it means eventually another marine in my industry.

Also on the bright side, it probably means he is going to make captain at least a couple times in his life. Not sure if that will make his navy dad happy or annoyed though, given the difference in the ranks between the two services. :lol:
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Re: Where did I go wrong...

Postby blackeagle603 » Fri Nov 17, 2017 2:36 am

Yeah baby, go Swing with the 'Wing!

Any idea on what field? I realize the Gyrenes don't guarantee a school/MOS per se like the Nav but they'll commit to some general category like mechanical or electrical, no?
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Re: Where did I go wrong...

Postby blackeagle603 » Fri Nov 17, 2017 2:37 am

If he winds up at Miramar or even Pendleton you know he's got an open door here at our place for some offbase sanity time.
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Re: Where did I go wrong...

Postby Vonz90 » Fri Nov 17, 2017 3:05 am

blackeagle603 wrote:Yeah baby, go Swing with the 'Wing!

Any idea on what field? I realize the Gyrenes don't guarantee a school/MOS per se like the Nav but they'll commit to some general category like mechanical or electrical, no?


USNA service selection, so he will be a pilot (assuming he gets through TBS*, flight school, etc.)

*The Marine Corps is the only organization in the English speaking world to abbreviate the word "the"

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Re: Where did I go wrong...

Postby Netpackrat » Fri Nov 17, 2017 3:24 am

Vonz90 wrote:USNA service selection, so he will be a pilot (assuming he gets through TBS*, flight school, etc.)


See, that's not so bad. Most airline pilots are dicks regardless of where they came from. Present company excepted, of course. :D
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Re: Where did I go wrong...

Postby Rich » Fri Nov 17, 2017 3:38 am

Vonz90 wrote:...as a father. The boy service selected Marine Air.


Ya see. Evolution does work.

Just teach him to avoid target fixation and he will be fine.

Besides as noted above, he'll make captain a whole lot quicker.
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Re: Where did I go wrong...

Postby blackeagle603 » Fri Nov 17, 2017 3:41 pm

Ah so, forgot he was USNA. Well good maybe he'll learn to fly something useful -- like a helo. :)
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