For a second there I thought you were my kid sisters good-for-nothing loser boyfriend from South Dakota. He just joined up too.
Admittedly, probably the smartest thing the kid has ever done. AND he’ll be distant from my sister for several years. Given that he’s 20 and she’s 18 (and already a junior on college! I’m so proud) it might be best for both of them.
You start in the ready position, face down. On the command “PUSH…UP!” you get into the push up position, arms extended, body straight. Then the command “READY… BEGIN!” is followed by the leader counting “ONE” as you go down and touch your chest to the ground. “TWO” and you push back up, “THREE” as you go back down and touch chest to ground, then on the next count as you get back to the arms extended postion, all yell “ONE!” That is one pushup. Next there is the leader “ONE, TWO, THREE” and you scream “TWO!” 25 is 50. Marine Corps pushup math.
Tripler: Ex-Marine, eh? You poor, poor bastard. JSTARS, by the way. How do you like my new name? Pretentious, ostentatious, bold? Vatchutink?
Mr. Cynical: I suppose I’ll find out what a Lackland Laser is sooner or later. In the meantime, don’t give it away. I love surprises.
Pipefitter: Tech school is gonna be at Keesler, for 27 fun filled weeks. BTW, as an E-3, I’m gonna be filling a Tech Sergeant’s position in my unit. My sister hates me immensely right now (she is an E-6 staioned at Vandenburg), because I’m already gonna be an E-3, and it took her lazy ass forever to get where she’s at.
You know, I thought I was gonna be all alone in this. The support I’m getting is really encouraging me.
I REALLY can’t wait for basic now. Can I go today (after this beer, maybe?)
Not really “ex”, but I was in the same boat you are in now. I was a DEP “Poolie” and never went to basic, but got ‘discharged’ when a ROTC scholarship (which never activated) came down the pipes. Learned a lot of good stuff though, and my breif stint with the USMC was the best thing I ever did for myself.
And your name should be Airman First Class (select) Doors.
Have fun. But remember, there’s no beer at basic.