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  1. boduke0220

    boduke0220 Well-Known Member Established Member

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    Anyone in here went active USMC to national guard? I was an 0311/grunt in the Marines and really miss messing around with the gear and Military lifestyle in general. Fortunately I have a really good job as a financial analyst now so I don't want to give that up and go active again. no kids or wife ( that I know of). Thinking of going into the national guard. I still run/workout 6 days a week so physical isn't a problem. Anyone done what I am thinking of doing?
     
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  2. Rubenk

    Rubenk Wasn't me. Established Member

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    Seems counterproductive to me. Just get involved with local vets and hit the range on your own time if that's what you want. If I wanted back in, the Guard is the last place I'd look. I do know several other Marines that went that way though, they weren't unhappy per se, but they did always laugh at the Guard life and say how easy it is.
     
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    railroad Well-Known Member Established Member

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    Maybe look at the USMCR unit close to your location. You could be on the I & I staff.
     
  4. ViperRed91GT

    ViperRed91GT Lightning Guru Established Member

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    How old are you? No way in hell would I join the guard as an infantryman. However, if I could get in to a niche job (ie something that you could see yourself doing on the outside, or as a hobby), then use the guard to get you there.
     
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    I am in the same boat but have 2 kids and wife. I have a good job that pays well to. I am doing it because I miss it and wana go do stuff. If its what you want man do it! People don't understand the feeling even people I know who were in tell me im a tard for doing it just something I have to do. Luckily my wife understands and supports me.
     
  6. Gringo185

    Gringo185 2nd Civ Div Established Member

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    USMC Reserves or nothing in my opinion. I’ve heard too many stories about how nasty and undisciplined the National Guard is. Plus, after wearing the USMC dress blues, I could never imagine putting on another branch’s uniform.
     
  7. 70SCJ

    70SCJ (Ret) USMC F/A-18 Driver Established Member

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    There is a Marine Reserve Infantry Company in Johnson City, TN. They are always looking for people.
    I think it's Lima Co 3/25.
     
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