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Posted: 3/15/2006 1:14:17 PM EST
[Last Edit: 3/15/2006 1:14:49 PM EST by MikeDFW]
I was 17 1/2 and just finished High School and my parents signed for me.
Went USAF as I always liked airplanes. I've been working in the air transportation
industry for over 36 years. Still like airplanes....hehe...
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I turned 18 in Basic Training.
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signed up for DEP the day I turned 17.
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29 ARMY
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Originally Posted By Ross:
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me too.
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17, but had just 18 before I left for basic.
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Originally Posted By Zack3g:
signed up for DEP the day I turned 17.



+1
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Delayed Entry Program at 17 years old for the Marine Corps.

RW3
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was in dep when I was 17, enlisted the day after I graduated highschool and I was 18

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I enlisted in the DEP as soon as my junior year of high school ended. I was 17 1/2.

Left for boot camp 2 days after I graduated.
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Turned 19 the day I went to MEPS.

USAF
Link Posted: 3/15/2006 1:36:22 PM EST

Originally Posted By cheaptrickfan:
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+1
Link Posted: 3/15/2006 1:36:26 PM EST
I went Army, parents signed for me at 17. Was in basic at 18. Celebrated my 19th b-day in Germany. I turn 40 this summer.

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Originally Posted By Wombat_SCSO:
I turned 18 in Basic Training.



+1 My Dad mailed me a birthday card and signed it "Well now at least you don't have to worry about finding someplace to live" We get along much better now.
Link Posted: 3/15/2006 1:40:01 PM EST
I hadn't been 18 for a month when I left for Army Basic.
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Enlisted at 18 on Aug, 31 1984, started OSUT Oct. 31, 1984 ARMY
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just turned 19 in 1981, USMC
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21 in 2000 USMC
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Originally Posted By Zack3g:
signed up for DEP the day I turned 17.


+1

I graduated early from high school. Went to Parris Island 3 days later. Turned 18 on a 10 mile hump at Camp Lejune...I think it was a 10 mile hump. Don't remember exactly.
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DEP when i was 16 and enlisted when i was 17.

This occurred becuase i graduated high school a year early and started 1st grade early.

What can i say; i have always been a go go go cant wait for a damn thing kinda guy.
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I was 18 when I signed the papers and shipped off to MCRD San Diego. Ooorah! Semper Fi!
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for all those who enlisted in their late 20's, was it weird at all being in basic training with a bunch of kids less than 2/3rds your age?
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and not early enough
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Signed up at 17 (my Dad didn't want to sign, but he did) and was at Parris Island at 18.
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18.

Went to a semester of college while in the DEP, then left for Boot.
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[Last Edit: 3/15/2006 2:31:34 PM EST by JC_]
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23. The breakup of ATT helped me "redefine" my career goals.
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I was 18 when I signed up in the Marine Corps
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Delayed Entry Program and was in bootcamp just after my 17th Birthday.
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[Last Edit: 3/15/2006 2:38:38 PM EST by von_landstuhl]
17 years plus 28 days, though I did 7 months in DEP. I did Basic Training, AIT, a two years in Germany, and I still couldn't drink (legally) when I came back to the States.
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18, graduated HS on a Friday was enrolled @ The Benning School for Boys that Monday. I was DEP, just waiting to graduate.
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21 I was the old man in my flight.
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I turned 17 on Saturday, was at MEPs on Monday, graduated from high school 7 months later, on a Friday...left for Benning on Monday. That was the Guard. I went Active 1.5 years later (right after I turned 19)
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18. Turned 19 in basic at Lackland back in '87
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Did a year in the DEP, graduated on a Wednesday , put my feet on the paint Monday....Parris Island, SC....
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25- I listened to my recruiter when he told me to start running at the local track. When we did our PT test at the end of BMTS at Lackland I drug an 18 y/o the last lap and a half on the track. Dumbass flunked outta tech school anyway 3 weeks later.
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Max
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