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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, 09:41 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, 03:18 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, 04:56 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, 10:19 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, 03:39 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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