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Pack List for OCS updated

June 30th, 2013 No comments

A giant thank you to John G. for helping everyone out and bringing my OCS pack list up to date. I appreciate the help John, and so do all the candidates shipping in 2013!

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Albuquerque, NM OSO has permanently closed

November 11th, 2012 No comments

The Albuquerque, NM Marine Corps OSO has permanently closed. Please use Phoenix, AZ, Tucson, AZ, or Lubbock, TX instead. Thanks for the info Kristi!

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New website for Austin OSO

October 24th, 2012 No comments

The Marine OSO from Austin, TX has a new website located at:

Thanks for the update Andre!

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New links to Berkeley, CA and Ashland, VA OSO

February 19th, 2012 No comments

Was doing some digging this morning and found some links to a couple Officer Selection Officers:

Berkeley OSO
64 Shattuck Square, Suite F
Berkeley, CA 94704

Ashland OSO
100 Arbor Oak Dr, Suite 106a
Ashland, VA 23005

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One year since my total hip replacement

January 5th, 2012 No comments

I can’t believe it’s already been a year since my total hip replacement at Hospital for Special Surgery.

The hip itself feels great. For the most part I experience no pain. Every once in a while I’ll move it in an awkward direction or lift something too heavy and it will hurt or feel uncomfortable for a day or two. Other than that I can’t even tell it’s a prosthesis.

My back unfortunately hasn’t improved a whole lot since the surgery. Prior to the THR, I had a 1″ leg length discrepancy. Now that my legs are even lengths again, my spine has re-adjusted, and is now causing quite a bit of pain. I had hoped it would subside, but it’s been a year and the pain is still present. For the most part, sitting and walking are fine, but standing is very painful, especially when I’m scrubbed in on a surgery and I stand in the same position for hours. I’m seeing my surgeon in a month, and he’ll probably refer me to either physical therapy or to a spine surgeon, even though I won’t be having another surgery right away!