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  1. MarineVette

    MarineVette Karting

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    Today's the day!

    Graduating from Tulane University in New Orleans and being commissioned into the United States Marine Corp this evening as a 2nd LT. Then its off to flight school! No ferrari yet, but I bought myself a 2004 Corvette Vert for all the hard work I have done.


    Semper Fi
     
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  3. wax

    wax Four Time F1 World Champ
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    I'm a supporter of Military, but civvie - so I don't think I qualify to say anything in Latin. So...

    Congratulations, Keep the eyes on the back of your head focused & Good Luck.
     
  4. kdross

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    Congrats on graduating. Good luck with pilot school.

    For the same price or less than you paid for your 04 Vette, you could have purchased a Ferrari 308GT4, 308 GTS/GTB, 308 GTSi/GTBi, 308 QV GTS/GTB, 328 GTS/GTB, 348, Mondial 8, Mondial 3.2, Mondial T.

    Ken
     
  5. normhuff

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    Congrats. If you watched the movie An Officer and a Gentleman with Richard Gere, my only advice would be to stay wary of the local ladies hoping to latch on to a flight school trainee any way they can. I know the former Army drill instructor I work with now would say that Marine actually stands for Muscles Are Required Intelligence Not Essential, but I'm sure you'll prove him wrong. Good Luck...
     
  6. MarkPDX

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    Congratulations!!! I'm still fighting the urge to buy an Lieutenantmobile but my resolve is weakening....
     
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  8. PWehmer

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    Yes- but much harder to finance & no graduate rebate check, warranty,.....

    Congrats & good health!
     
  9. Evolved

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    Not the officer Corps. I've never been anything but impressed with ROTC marine corps students. Always above average students.

    The fact that he's flying drops this young man in a very elite group of individuals. They don't give just anyone the keys to 50-100 million dollar airplanes.

    I a curious why you didn't go to the air force if you wanted to fly? After all, they've got nukes.
     
  10. Texas Forever

    Texas Forever Four Time F1 World Champ
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    Congratulations, sir. And don't worry about that Officer and Gentlemen crap. You see, over 60 years ago, my Dad was going through OCS in Jax when he met my mother, who was a telephone operator, at one of those dances. They made it to their 50th anniversary before he died.

    Do they still send you guys to Pensacola for the initial flight training? If so, send me a PM with your contact info, and I'll look you up this Summer. My mother still lives in the Pensacola area, and I need to get over to do some work on the house.

    Best, Dale

    BTW, the reason my Dad went Navy was that he couldn't stand the blood stripe. Probably saved his life because he ended up flying PBYs. The Marines lost a lot of men trying to land those tail draggers onto jungle airstrips.

    BTW1, my Dad always wanted me to go to Tulane. Funny, huh?
     
  11. DrStranglove

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    Con grats!!! Enjoy the Basic School!!!!!!



    DrS
     
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  13. ralfabco

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    Congratulations.

    I hope you get the F-18D
     

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