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November 9, 2007

Happy 232nd USMC Birthday!

by @ 1:03 am. Filed under Milblogging, Troop Support

Folded Osprey Wings

Lights on the flight deck of the multi-purpose amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) illuminate an MV-22 Osprey attached to Marine Medium Tilt-rotor Squadron (VMM) 263 as it transits the Straits of Tiran. Wasp is on a surge deployment bringing the Osprey on its first combat deployment to the Middle East. Photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Zachary Borden, Navy Visual News Service.

Gee, wish I got one of these for My birthday!

Let’s push the Marine Team up a bit on the Valour-IT competition! Make a contribution on the 10th in honor of your favorite Devildog.

7 Responses to “Happy 232nd USMC Birthday!”

  1. Alex Says:

    Happy Birthday!

    Semper Fi

    Alex USMC ’79-’99

  2. Leta Says:

    Happy Birthday Marines! We ARMY STRONG types appreciate you, too!

  3. Karen I. Says:

    What a beautiful picture. Happy Birthday and thankyou, Marines!

  4. meg Says:

    Semper Fi.

  5. MC2 Borden Says:

    Hey! That’s my photo! That was actually the last one I shot that night before they cut out the lights so we could run dark. (Finding my way back inside the skin of the ship was fun…)

    I love the composition and color in this shot — You do great work! –GN

  6. Bob Haaga Says:

    Happy B-Day!

    bob haaga

  7. Shankar Says:

    I started the rceurit process several months ago (September 2010 .) but have had issues with MEPS approving my medical paperwork. I had surgery to repair a torn meniscus on my knee back in May of 2004. I talked to my doctor’s office and requested all paperwork available for the surgery, they provided it, and I submitted it. I didn’t get a response for about 3 weeks. The response I got was that they needed more paperwork, I again went to my doctor and requested to get everything they had on record for me. I submitted that, again several weeks went by and my rceuriter finally called me to let me know that MEPS had misplaced my paperwork but before misplacing it they had asked for a letter from my doctor’s office stating that all paperwork had been provided. So I again went to my doctor’s office, got a THIRD copy of the paperwork as well as the letter. I submitted both items. About two weeks later I found out that my rceuriter had only submitted the letter and not the paperwork, so they re-submitted the paperwork just for me to find out about a week ago that MEPS has declined it stating that they need the paperwork from the E.R. and my PCP. My PCP’s involvement was limited to referring me to the specialist that did the surgery (the doctor whose paperwork I had already submitted.) In the paperwork it clearly states on the first page, that I am under no restrictions due to the surgery and that I can pretty much do whatever I want again. I don’t think my rceuriter is following up properly and I don’t believe everything is being communicated properly to MEPS. I would prefer not to go through another rceuriter as I don’t want to be disrespectful, but I’ve been pretty much putting my professional carreer and academic carreer on hold because of this. I was originally scheduled to go to MEPS in December and be in bootcamp by January. I’m 26 years old and I know I’m somewhat running out of time to get in. Any advice?

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