A little squadbay UFYH for ya.

My wall lockers were a wreck(first three pics) after a couple weeks of spending all week in the field training and then all weekend out on town. So, this weekend I decided to finally tame the beasts.

Cheating only a little since I also packed up my ILBE pack for the week already.

19.07.14

Trying new socks out on a 15k hike in combat boots with a ~90lb pack?

Bad fucking idea. FYI.

10.07.14
emivon:

November Company forever.

emivon:

November Company forever.

08.06.14

Dorks. Total and complete dorks. What even…

Welp, off to ITB for me! 

03.06.14
Mother had my brother and me put on our blues for pics.

So… obligatory bathroom selfie?

Mother had my brother and me put on our blues for pics.

So… obligatory bathroom selfie?

28.05.14
parrisisland:

Drill Instructor Spotlight Only about 600 Marine Corps drill instructors shape the approximately 20,000 recruits who come to Parris Island annually into basic United States Marines. This handful of dedicated DIs is entrusted with sustaining a more than 238-year legacy by transforming men and women into the next generation of Marines. This is one of those drill instructors. Name: Sgt. Lakisha HarrisNovember Company, 4th Recruit Training BattalionJoined Marine Corps in June 2003Became a DI in July 2013Military Occupational Specialty: Motorized transport specialist Hometown: Alliance, Ohio“I became a drill instructor because, for female Marines, the training has changed for the positive. The Marine Corps is transitioning to allowing females into more ground combat [military occupational specialties], and the training is more physical than when I went through. This is rewarding for me because I’m able to help condition the recruits mentally and physically for what they will face later in their careers.”(Photo by Cpl. Octavia Davis)

Ah! It’s Hill and Sgt. Harris(our heavy)!
I’d heard them mention this pic but it’s more perfect than I could imagine! Sgt. Harris was my favorite drill instructor.

parrisisland:

Drill Instructor Spotlight 

Only about 600 Marine Corps drill instructors shape the approximately 20,000 recruits who come to Parris Island annually into basic United States Marines. This handful of dedicated DIs is entrusted with sustaining a more than 238-year legacy by transforming men and women into the next generation of Marines. This is one of those drill instructors. 

Name: Sgt. Lakisha Harris
November Company, 4th Recruit Training Battalion
Joined Marine Corps in June 2003
Became a DI in July 2013
Military Occupational Specialty: Motorized transport specialist 
Hometown: Alliance, Ohio

“I became a drill instructor because, for female Marines, the training has changed for the positive. The Marine Corps is transitioning to allowing females into more ground combat [military occupational specialties], and the training is more physical than when I went through. This is rewarding for me because I’m able to help condition the recruits mentally and physically for what they will face later in their careers.”

(Photo by Cpl. Octavia Davis)

Ah! It’s Hill and Sgt. Harris(our heavy)!

I’d heard them mention this pic but it’s more perfect than I could imagine! Sgt. Harris was my favorite drill instructor.

24.05.14

One grad pic and some from way back at initial drill(just because I’m all “damn, these pics make us look way tighter than we really were back then, lol”). 

In the first one I’m up front, fifth from the right/ninth from the left, not counting the guide. 

Source

24.05.14

regimentalryan:

The recruits of November Company, 4th Recruit Training Battalion, replaced their soft caps with Kevlar helmets when they ventured to the island’s field training area for lessons in common field and combat skills April 29-May 3, 2014, on Parris Island, S.C. One of the week’s main events required recruits to maneuver in teams of four through an obstacle-filled course that challenged their teamwork and tactical skills. The course is part of Basic Warrior Training week, a time when recruits learn the rudimentary combat and field skills all Marines must know. These skills are broadened during training at Camp Lejeune, N.C., if the recruits graduate May 23, 2014. (Photos by Cpl. Octavia Davis)

Top pic was my rack mate and the next to last pic was our kill hat! That course was fun!

23.05.14
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So long, 4016! 

Might post grad pics later, for now I got some stuff to catch up on and ten days to do it!

So long, 4016!

Might post grad pics later, for now I got some stuff to catch up on and ten days to do it!

23.05.14
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Hello, internet. Long time, no see…

Training Day 69! One more day!

22.05.14
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