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Journal of a Marine Officer Candidate. Articles about Marine OCS, Marine Corps downloads, and how to find your local Marine Corps OSO.Sun, 29 Nov 2015 12:14:31 +0000hourly1http://wordpress.org/?v=3.5.2Comment on Pack list for OCS by Openbah
OpenbahSun, 29 Nov 2015 12:14:31 +0000http://openbah.com/faq/pack-list-for-ocs/#comment-172976Correct. It’s your last name. Check out this reply to get more details on the last name stamp.
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BobMarSun, 29 Nov 2015 02:31:40 +0000http://openbah.com/faq/pack-list-for-ocs/#comment-172973What is a personal name kit – is it last name in BLOCK letters, or is it something different? What did you use?
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OpenbahTue, 24 Dec 2013 12:31:31 +0000http://openbah.com/faq/pack-list-for-ocs/#comment-55291@Mike
The stamp will mainly be placed on 1″ white tape. The letters should be able to fit without being too close to the top or bottom. Sorry I can’t be more helpful. Good luck at OCS!
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MikeTue, 24 Dec 2013 04:38:24 +0000http://openbah.com/faq/pack-list-for-ocs/#comment-55263In response to Jonathan’s question (Aug 2011) – what size stamp do you suggest getting made at Staples? I understand the stencil font and last name only but what items would this stamp be used for? I’m shipping to Winter OCS in 2 weeks and making sure I’m squared away. Thanks.
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ethanSun, 10 Nov 2013 22:32:22 +0000http://openbah.com/archives/20060513/new-air-force-uniforms#comment-48597I am currently serving in the air force and yes I agree that our current full dress uniform looks like cheap business men wear. But all this bashing on the fact that air force is pencil pushers, and chair force, while in some cases is correct but just means that we serve a different purpose in some AFSCs. We earn our stripes and do a lot of the same jobs that the other branches do. The only “pencil pusher” jobs are technical jobs involving highly advanced technology and cyber work that you will not understand and definitely won’t ever learn anything about. I currently am an aircraft maintainer, by no means a “pencil pushing” job. The stigma surrounding the Air Force being desk jockeys is completely irrational because 1. We all fight for the same cause 2. We all need each other to complete the mission 3. Most jobs in the Air Force you spend zero time at a desk 4. All branches have “pencil pushing” jobs. I believe that it is time for a new Air Force dress uniform and that although something to admire, resembling the Marine’s dress uniform is not the way to go. We need our own and it needs to look more military related. We all earn our stripes, we all fight the same fight, we all need each other, so why fight about something so stupid and immature. Also, there is a cut down in personnel in the Air Force, anybody who is overweight or has disciplinary paper work (LORs Art. 15 etc.) is being cut.
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Bill ThomasSun, 13 Oct 2013 12:27:31 +0000http://openbah.com/faq/pack-list-for-ocs/#comment-47505Ok so I’ve been at Ocs for three weeks now and here is the low down. Ocs provides/makes you buy superfeet inserts, plastic bags, foot powder, sewing kit, white tape…basically everything you need. They only things you want to bring are a head light and good set of small scissors. Also the two pair of running shoes doesn’t make sense because you have to pack one pair away so just bring one. Furthermore if you bring an extra set of boots those have to be packed away as well so just don’t waste your money on them. Ocs does a great deal at injury recovering but you really need to come prepared to train with pain…whether from sins, ankles, elbows, or even feet. At this point in my plt there is about 70 percent of guys who are busted up and working through it.
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OpenbahWed, 06 Feb 2013 13:14:39 +0000http://openbah.com/marine-ocs-articles/how-to-find-my-local-marine-oso-new#comment-37870@Simmons
The best person to speak to would be your local Marine Officer Selection Officer (OSO). If you need help finding yours let me know!
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SimmonsWed, 06 Feb 2013 04:43:09 +0000http://openbah.com/marine-ocs-articles/how-to-find-my-local-marine-oso-new#comment-37866I’m in the Army ROTC program at my college and I plan on going to Marine OCS after graduation. Who would I speak to about this? Will my rank from ROTC transfer or how does that all work? Thanks in advance.
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KimberlyTue, 15 Jan 2013 14:02:26 +0000http://openbah.com/faq/how-to-apply-for-commissioning/#comment-37722Do the eligibility requirements differ if you are applying for the law contract instead of flight?
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ZackSun, 30 Dec 2012 17:30:52 +0000http://openbah.com/faq/should-i-drive-to-ocs/#comment-37545Once again, very useful info. I just hope that things haven’t changed too much since this was posted.