Well I went to boot camp on September 13th 2010 and let me tell you its quite an experience. Life there was hell for 3 months straight of waking up at 4am and doing some sort of physical work out EVERY day to where your body was sore the next day. Fun stuff. I graduated on December 10th.
Went home for about 18 days then went to MCT (Marine Combat Training) where I got to play with all the cool stuff you only see in video games. Actually MCT for me was absolutely miserable. I hated every minute of it because we went during January where it was VERY cold out. At MCT you do a lot of waiting around outside. For example one morning while at the range we woke up 6am (nice little sleep in) went outside in the 20F weather at chow while sitting on our flak-packs (look it up.) The busses were supposed to get there @ 8am but because of the recent snow storm that passed through a couple days prior the busses had some mechanical problems. The busses didn't get there till 10am. So 4 hours of sitting pretty much in 1 spot in 20F weather. Stuff like that made MCT extremely miserable. I graduated MCT on Jan 25th. Literally within 2 hours of graduating I was getting on an airplane from North Carolina to Fort Leonard Wood MO which is where my MOS school is and where I'm currently at.
On Jan25th around 3:45 my plane landed in St. Louis MO. Since there were a lot of us coming in the bus was coming to pick us up till the last Marine got in which was around 10PM. The bus picked us up around 11PM and we drove about an hour and 45 mins South West to Fort Leonard Wood MO. I've been here ever since and I'm just now about to pick up in training. This is the busiest time of the year according to the Colonel I talked to during lunch a couple weeks ago. Life here isn't too bad. I had a bunch of money saved up from boot camp and MCT since you can't buy anything during those months so I bought a 15 inch MacBook Pro and it's awesome! Sold my old MacBook Air and about to sell my 64gb Wifi +3G iPad next week since I got this thing.
Haven't much time to play Xbox 360 in the past 6 months and my aunt will be shipping my 360 to me tomorrow sometime. I need to catch up on my games. The internet sucks here when everyone gets on so XBL games will be a no go. I'll be playing the singple player games with a good story to them like Dead Space 2, Bulletstorm, and Fallout New Vegas which I just happen to bidding on on eBay at this very moment. haha
For anyone that's interested in joining the Marine Corps and wants some no bs info on what its all about (up to what I've done so far) hit me up. Somethings I can't tell you because I think you should just experience them on your own. This is boot camp related.