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sooxies

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  1. @Doug Dear I have a 98.5. I did the mod as instructed and left factory B+ unhooked and secured out of the way for the time being. New charge wire to passenger battery. AC noise is within spec for me. Look directly underneath your thermostat housing and you'll see where that ground terminates (the second wire in question). Again, one goes to the PDC (factory charge wire) and the second (factory ground) terminates right underneath the thermostat housing.
  2. June 1, 2021 ship date! This is subject to change as my recruiter gave me a window of March/April/May. They need to make mission so they will shuffle people around to keep their quotas looking good for each month. Given this, I may end up selling my 1998. I have multiple safe and secure places to store it rent free. But, I really hate to insure something that's going to basically sit for four years. Haven't made up my mind yet. Truck has a 53 block so I'm not even sure who would buy the thing. It is a California truck. Never been in snow/salt and is completely free of rust.
  3. @015point9 Hey thanks for reaching out! Sorry for the late response. I'm expecting nothing less than good and bad times. Whatever challenges I may face... I'll never regret taking that oath. 28 is the current limit for the Corps. As long as you begin recruit training before your 29th birthday then you're all good. To my surprise, of course a recruiter would never say this, you aren't legally bound to do anything until you step on the yellow footprints at one of the recruiting depots. I know it's what I want to do by all means but you don't have to ship if you don't want to. I've been reading a lot of kids' stories online on how they second guess themselves or plans change etc. once they're in the DEP. Nowadays you sign a "contract" into the DEP (delayed entry program/I'm sure you've heard of it) and patiently wait to ship out. Recruiters have you pick three fields and they will "do their best" to get you the specific job that you really want. My three were: CC (Supply, Accounting, and Legal) 3043 Supply Administration and Operations Specialist CB (Administrative and Data Specialists) 0111 Administrative Specialist 7041 Aviation Operations Specialist CH (Combat Imagery and Social Media Operations) 4541 Combat Photographer Combat photographer I threw in as a filler. To be honest, I've never worked a desk job and I kind of want to now. I scored a 70 on my ASVAB and I'm not colorblind so I qualify for any job the Marines offer. I unfortunately did not pass the hearing test at MEPS so I have to go back down for a retest and then I can officially swear in/enlist (it's just a ceremony and doesn't bind you to a ship date). You're simply just joining the DEP. If one thing is for sure, I am saying far far away from the Infantry. I'll happily be a desk jockey. You can always change your contract if you want to try something else but that can obviously change your ship date.
  4. Long story short, I am on track for going active duty in May (or earlier) in the Marine Corps. If anyone could give some advice or short stories about choosing an MOS or what MOS you had and why, etc. I have lots of hobbies that the Marines offer in regards to jobs but I do want to use as much free time as possible during my service to accumulate college credits. I'm going in older...add ten years to eighteen. Very mature. I know this probably isn't the best place to ask this question due to likelihood of limited former military but I trust everyone on here. I've heard people say that pick something that would be fun...it's four years of your life go do something people rarely get a chance to do (let's use artillery as an example). Others that say they picked something specific and landed a great job when they got out or when they got their college degree, etc (I read a story about a gentleman who was a combat engineer). I know deep down the final say is up to me but I would love to hear stories!
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