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View Poll Results: When and Where Was Your Boot/Basic Training?
Air Force 33 19.30%
Army 65 38.01%
Coast Guard 2 1.17%
Marine Corps 20 11.70%
Navy 51 29.82%
Poll Created Aug 30, 2017. Moderator Will Update Manually --- Page 5 0 0%
Voters: 171. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 03-01-2018, 10:41 PM
 
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My Dad- Army 99th Div., Aug-Sept 1944 at Camp Maxie, Paris, TX. By December, 1944 he made it to the Ardennes Forest in Belgium. (Battle of the Bulge)
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Old 04-06-2018, 04:18 PM
 
Location: Orange County, CA USA
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June 1968 Ft. Ord, CA. My cycle was the last one to fire the M-14 on the rifle range and for qualification.
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Old 04-06-2018, 05:56 PM
 
Location: Wasilla, AK
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June 1968 Ft. Ord, CA. My cycle was the last one to fire the M-14 on the rifle range and for qualification.
Dang, in Marine Corps basic we were still qualifying with the M-14 in 1973.
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Old 04-06-2018, 11:19 PM
 
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Dang, in Marine Corps basic we were still qualifying with the M-14 in 1973.
Basic at FT. Dix in 67 we qualified with M-14.

Sent to 1st Cav in Vietnam and they handed me an M-16. First one I ever saw much less shot. LOL That didn't last long. We went out to the perimeter to "qualify". I gave myself an excellent rating.
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Old 04-12-2018, 04:39 PM
 
Location: San Diego CA
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USMC boot camp 1966. M 14. Infantry training M1 Garland. BAR. Browning 30 cal MG. Go figure. I never fired a M16. Embassy Guard battalion in SEA. Used other non issue weapons including Beretta Model 12 sub machine gun.
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Old 11-27-2018, 06:34 PM
 
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Fort Dix New Jersey Basic and AIT 88M Army
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Old 12-22-2018, 12:08 AM
 
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Army, Fort Lewis, Washington. Basic Sept to Nov. 1970. Very few Fort Lewis Vets on this site. Sr. Drill Sgt. Vargas, about 5ft 5in likely in his early 40s could double time all day long. We were know as the running Company. From day one we double timed everywhere we went. Tough at first, but at the end of basic we could easily double time 15 miles without gear.

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Old 12-23-2018, 07:42 AM
 
Location: Elysium
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Army, Fort Lewis, Washington. Basic Sept to Nov. 1970. Very few Fort Lewis Vets on this site. Sr. Drill Sgt. Vargas, about 5ft 5in likely in his early 40s could double time all day long. We were know as the running Company. From day one we double timed everywhere we went. Tough at first, but at the end of basic we could easily double time 15 miles without gear.
I went through the ROTC Advanced Course at Fort Lewis. And when I got to my tank battalion at Fort Riley we had a running LT Colonel as the commander and while the other battalions were in the weight room we were running more than the infantry and all the units on Custer Hill.
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Old 12-25-2018, 09:15 PM
 
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Fort Knox, Kentucky. Feb. 6th - April 24th, 2008.
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Old 12-26-2018, 01:21 PM
 
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Old Post but will repeat,Bainbridge Maryland March 26,1052,was rainy and muddy.Navy
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