For a little change of pace I'll post some things I learned at Camp Pendleton while undergoing the loving tutelage and training from my USMC buddies, aka, Uncle Sam's Misguided Children.
They taught us many useful things about various weapons including which end to point at the enemy and how to make our rifles go bang. We also learned Survival, Evasion, Resistance, and Escape in a lovely little course commonly known as SERE training. For a country boy it was old home week with the exception of the Resistance and Escape aspects of the training, for these were done in a simulated POW compound and I certainly don't recall POW camps in farm country.
The following were rules we learned at various stages of our training at Pendleton.
36. Don't draw fire; it irritates the people around you.
37. Never tell the Platoon Sergeant you have nothing to do.
Six Phases of a Military Operation
2. Drink coffee.3. Send in the Marines, who are transported generally by the Brown Water Navy.
For those of you who have been in the military, in particular the Marine Corps and US Navy, this will be humorous. For all you civilian pukes ( I state that with all due respect of course) do your best and carry on.
This is part of the "Build Up to M-Day" series. The other posts can be found here: