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Old Sep 2nd 2017, 2:49 am
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Hi all so I have been in NC for a month and a half now and life is setting down, my daughter got into honors classes for all her subjects 😍😍 she just went to her first school football game ton ight with her new friends. My son has started his first job and is considering going into the Marines in 6 months (scares the shit out of me but he is determined) I start my new job Wednesday 😊Hubby starts his new job Tuesday, house is coming together. Loving life right now.

So I want to go and explore NC we might go to Wilmington tomorrow but where else do you recommend we go too?
I have been to Newbern that was lovely.
Oh you were right about the drivers being shockingly bad in NC, in fact my MILIAN got hit with my son in the car! Thankfully they both were fine the car however is needing some serious TLC in the shop right now.

Thanks

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Hi all so I have been in NC for a month and a half now and life is setting down, my daughter got into honors classes for all her subjects 😍😍 she just went to her first school football game ton ight with her new friends. My son has started his first job and is considering going into the Marines in 6 months (scares the shit out of me but he is determined) I start my new job Wednesday 😊Hubby starts his new job Tuesday, house is coming together. Loving life right now.

So I want to go and explore NC we might go to Wilmington tomorrow but where else do you recommend we go too?
I have been to Newbern that was lovely.
Oh you were right about the drivers being shockingly bad in NC, in fact my MILIAN got hit with my son in the car! Thankfully they both were fine the car however is needing some serious TLC in the shop right now.

Thanks

Kelly
American military is structured around MOS's. If your son is insistent on the USMC try to steer him into a non combat MOS, skills he can acquire and use after he gets out back into civilian life (this is based on the old adage anyone can haul a rifle around).

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o...rine_Corps_MOS
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Hey. I'm glad you're settling in. Sorry to hear about the car.

Definitely head up to the mountains around Boone and take a drive around blue ridge parkway. It's an amazing sight. We love to go up there from time to time, eat at Danl Boone Inn and take a walk around campus (my wife is an alumni).

Perhaps get to a college football or NFL game once to see the spectacle?
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If he is planning the officer route one of our sons was told to avoid the Marines as they treated their officers worst of all the branches.
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Hey. I'm glad you're settling in. Sorry to hear about the car.

Definitely head up to the mountains around Boone and take a drive around blue ridge parkway. ....
That's a very long haul from Jacksonville.

I went to Newberne once, and wasn't impressed - I think Bath, just a few miles further is much nicer - almost so old that it has a British vibe.

Raleigh's got some museums and gallaries, but honestly there isn't much within a reasonable weekend trip's distance from where you are. ..... I would probably look to visiting Charleston for a fix of culture, history, and good food, including the Cod Father that I have been meaning to visit but haven't yet.

For a local sporting experience you need to go to a race at Darlington (just west of Florence, SC), which is one of the finest oval tracks still in use by NASCAR. You have just missed this year's race (yesterday), but the Saturday race would be a shorter, and cheaper introduction to NASCAR, than the headline Southern 500 on Labor Day weekend Sunday each year.

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NC is so wonderful I seriously doubt you can go wrong wherever you chose to go.
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Thanks guys 😊I agree Boiler, im loving NC.
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Thanks guys 😊I agree Boiler, im loving NC.
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That's a very long haul from Jacksonville.
Hotels have surprisingly been invented out there.
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Hotels have surprisingly been invented out there. ....
There are hotels in Hawaii too, but that doesn't make it a good destination for a weekend trip from Jacksonville, NC.
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There are hotels in Hawaii too, but that doesn't make it a good destination for a weekend trip from Jacksonville, NC.
Oh hell yeah it does!
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Originally Posted by elizabethsmum View Post
Hi all so I have been in NC for a month and a half now and life is setting down, my daughter got into honors classes for all her subjects 😍😍 she just went to her first school football game ton ight with her new friends. My son has started his first job and is considering going into the Marines in 6 months (scares the shit out of me but he is determined) I start my new job Wednesday 😊Hubby starts his new job Tuesday, house is coming together. Loving life right now.

So I want to go and explore NC we might go to Wilmington tomorrow but where else do you recommend we go too?
I have been to Newbern that was lovely.
Oh you were right about the drivers being shockingly bad in NC, in fact my MILIAN got hit with my son in the car! Thankfully they both were fine the car however is needing some serious TLC in the shop right now.

Thanks

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I think joining the USMC would be a great career choice for your son, they have excellent packages for both enlisted and officers, great training, and a lot of benefits, such as free healthcare, tuition assistance, huge discounts on leisure activities, and of course the GI Bill. The military might not be for everyone, but I think it's a lot smarter a choice than people make out. I'm a civilian, but I'm part of the USMC community and am a big fan.
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American military is structured around MOS's. If your son is insistent on the USMC try to steer him into a non combat MOS, skills he can acquire and use after he gets out back into civilian life (this is based on the old adage anyone can haul a rifle around).

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o...rine_Corps_MOS
"Every Marine is a Rifleman"
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"Every Marine is a Rifleman"
Everything you say is about the Marines is true, but the enlisted men and the officers get to pick their MOS. And if he can avoid sitting in a tent in the sandbox he'll be better off. He's better off training to be an electrician or a jet mechanic on an aircraft carrier than being in the infantry. Ditto for the officer corps.
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Everything you say is about the Marines is true, but the enlisted men and the officers get to pick their MOS. And if he can avoid sitting in a tent in the sandbox he'll be better off. He's better off training to be an electrician or a jet mechanic on an aircraft carrier than being in the infantry. Ditto for the officer corps.
I think they have some flexibility, in that they can state their preference, but depends on their entry test scores etc. Grunts have some of the highest scores. I agree though, would be smart to try and get an MOS that fits his long term career goals.
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