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Greetings from California (Active Duty USMC)

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Mike357, Jan 23, 2013.

  1. Mike357

    Mike357 Portland New Member

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    Hello everyone,

    My name is Mike and I am an active duty Marine stationed on Camp Pendelton, Ca. I am happy to be part of this community, and I can't wait to go back home to the great PNW! :)
     
  2. Just Me

    Just Me Peoples Republik of Oregon Active Member

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    Welcome! How long before you get back?
     
  3. Mike357

    Mike357 Portland New Member

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    I should be home for good sometime within this year if all goes well. If not, I will definitely be home for deer season in September :)
     
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  4. optiontrigger

    optiontrigger Snohomish County, WA Member

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    Hi Mike. Welcome to the site. And thanks for your service.
     
  5. Just Me

    Just Me Peoples Republik of Oregon Active Member

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    I hope you don't have to go back to portland, but if so I guess the bright side is there will be one more of "us" in that God-forsaken wasteland. ;)
     
  6. Mike357

    Mike357 Portland New Member

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    I'll have to return to Portland to attend the school that has the program I want to do for a bit. At least from what I hear Multnomah County Sheriffs are pretty likely to issue me a CCW.

    optiontrigger, thank you for that comment, but there is no need to thank me for anything :)
     
  7. Dunerunner

    Dunerunner You'll Never Know Well-Known Member

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    Thank you for your service, Mike. My son served in the Corps, 3rd MAW and was deployed in OIF. Welcome to the forum.
     
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    Mike357 Portland New Member

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    That's awesome! I must say I'm jealous of him. I never got the opportunity to deploy. I got sent to a comm shop in Okinawa for two years instead lol.
     
  9. Dunerunner

    Dunerunner You'll Never Know Well-Known Member

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    That is not a bad thing, Mike. My son was communications also, MWCS-38.
     
  10. Norm0931

    Norm0931 Hillsboro, OR Sgt. Sheep Silver Vendor 2016 Volunteer

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    Mike, what unit are you with? I did my last year as a CMI at Miramar. It was a sweet gig, 0500-1300, then off to play golf. That was a few years ago though. What program are you going for? Aviation Science at PCC?
     
  11. Mike357

    Mike357 Portland New Member

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    Well that makes it a bit better haha.
     
  12. Mike357

    Mike357 Portland New Member

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    Norm931, I'm with Division HQ BN. It's a pretty rough gig sadly, and I actually miss Okinawa even with all the restrictions they have over there.

    I'm planning on going to go to MHCC for their integrated metals program, and hopefully, Boeing afterwards :)
     
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    Norm0931 Hillsboro, OR Sgt. Sheep Silver Vendor 2016 Volunteer

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    There is a Major who runs the Marine 4 Life program in Seattle who works for Boeing. Really great guy, I went drinking with him once. When you get out and are in the program look him up. He has some weight at Boeing if I remember correctly.
     
  14. Mike357

    Mike357 Portland New Member

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    That's cool! Thanks for the info.
     
  15. oknow

    oknow amboy wa. Well-Known Member

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    Semper Fi
    spent about 5 yr's at pendelton
    Welcome
     
  16. drew

    drew OR Well-Known Member

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    Welcome.

    OR is shall issue for residents. If you have a clean enough background you'll get one.
     
  17. Mike357

    Mike357 Portland New Member

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    Semper Fi oknow!

    drew-Do you know if the Multnomah county sheriff is good to go? I know that its based upon your county of residence and have heard that some counties don't like to issue them, even though Oregon is Shall Issue. I have a clean record by the way.