Week Nine

What a whirlwind of a week! Do you ever feel time drag on and yet fly by? That was what happened the last seven days. Our week started off learning concepts that would be implemented a few days later. There was a written test, leadership seminar with a retired Marine, tour of an Osprey, full... Continue Reading →

Week Eight

Another week has passed and we have made it through our time in the field. We are forever grateful as the weather was quite favorable. On Monday we started early and began implementing our orders writing/execution skills. This went on for a couple of days. We made our way to another site where we camped... Continue Reading →

Week Seven

The last few days have been focused on getting ready for week eight (that's the week coming up). We will be going out to the field in order to implement Marine things we have learned so far. From what the instructors have indicated, this will be a full, busy, and important week of evaluation. We... Continue Reading →

On This Day

A decade sounds like a long time, and it kind of is. Yet, for some reason, it seems like a decade was just a few years ago. Time flies! It was 10 years ago, on this day, that I swore an oath at the Military Entrance Processing Station (MEPS) in Columbia, SC so that I... Continue Reading →

Nine Years

"Sit up straight and look at me!" The welcoming committee had arrived at our van aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, SC. Ever seen a 15-passenger van emptied so quickly? Actually, I don't know how quickly it was emptied since I was the third guy who got off. I can envision two or three... Continue Reading →

Debt Free Journey: Intro

If you keep up with The Wild Ride and my life updates, then you know that I am in the United States Marine Corps Reserves serving on active duty orders. Before orders I was working at Walt Disney World in Florida, and before that I was serving at The Wilds Camp in North Carolina. The... Continue Reading →

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