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    Officially retired from the Government!

    I retired from the Marines after 20 years, 1 month & days but you aren't "officially" retired until 30 years. Finally got my official 30 year certificate today.
    It's a nice document and includes a tiny little retirement pin to wear on your lapel. What is a little scary is that paragraph 3 says that as a Retired
    Marine I may be ordered back to active duty without my consent! I guess you are never really "out" which is the way us Marines like it.

    USMC RETIRED

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    congrats !

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    Congrats. Thanks for serving

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    Congratulations and thank you

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    Congrats and Thank you for your service to our country.

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    Congrats, bet it went by fast.
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    I can still remember when you were still in and crap was hitting the fan. Thought sure you'd get deployed at least one more time instead of them letting you out.

    Thanks for your service and more importantly, thank you for your friendship over the years.

    Congratulations Marine.
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    congrats! i got 10 years in the government and still have another 23-25 to go lol.
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    Congrats on your retirement!

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    Congrats and thanks for your service.

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    Well done!

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    Congrats and thank you, enjoy "official" retirement.

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    Congratulations and thank you for your long-time service.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Leatherneck View Post
    ... I may be ordered back to active duty without my consent! ...
    Hopefully they don’t get hard-up from lack of enrollment and ship you off to Iraq.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leatherneck View Post
    What is a little scary is that paragraph 3 says that as a Retired
    Marine I may be ordered back to active duty without my consent! I guess you are never really "out" which is the way us Marines like it.
    Yeah I read that too. You know the saying, "Once a Marine, Always a Marine."

    Unless your possess certain skills, I'd say your probably safe from ordered activation. Knowing you though, you do possess certain skills.
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    Quote Originally Posted by blebs View Post
    Yeah I read that too. You know the saying, "Once a Marine, Always a Marine."

    Unless your possess certain skills, I'd say your probably safe from ordered activation. Knowing you though, you do possess certain skills.
    I can damn near kill my Wife with Gas - is that a "certain" skill?
    USMC RETIRED

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leatherneck View Post
    I can damn near kill my Wife with Gas - is that a "certain" skill?
    Hey, whatever force is necessary.
    Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces people into thinking they can't lose. -Bill Gates

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