I Am Stuffing Ding Dongs Into My Gaping MAW

…as I post this.

Marine Reservists Involuntarily Recalled
The Marine Corps is recalling 1,800 reservists to active duty, citing a shortage of volunteers to fill some jobs in Iraq.
Members of the branch’s Individual Ready Reserve (IRR) will get letters this week notifying them of plans to mobilize them involuntarily for a year, said Lt. Col. Jeff Riehl of Marine manpower and reserve affairs.
Defense Secretary Robert Gates last week approved the action, under which reservists would report for duty in October and deploy to Iraq early next year, Riehl said.
From the 1,800 called, officials hope to get 1,200 Marines for aviation maintenance, logistics support, combat arms and several other skills needed for the early 2008 rotation into Iraq.


9 Responses to “I Am Stuffing Ding Dongs Into My Gaping MAW”

  1. Mike Rentner says:

    I wonder if they will take an SMCR former aircraft maintenance type.

  2. The_Real_JeffS says:

    Huh! I know a certain former Marine sergeant who might be getting a letter. I’d better send him word.
    BTW, Sis…..don’t forget the beer to wash the ding dongs down.

  3. Kcruella says:

    I’m washing down the ding dongs w/ oreos.

  4. major dad says:

    Yeah , you just keep eating ding dongs…When does that mid-life crisis hit?

  5. Dave E. says:

    Heheh…I was wondering if the good Major was going to be heard from.

  6. The_Real_JeffS says:

    It hasn’t hit already, major dad? Whoa!

  7. Raging Mom says:

    Just get a huge tattoo!

  8. Robb Allen says:

    Are they using Cobras and F/A-18’s over there? Would they be willing to overlook the fact that I’ve not touched one in 8 years and my medical problems?
    It’s the Marines’ fault anyway. Had they not closed my base and made me a f*#%ing secretary I’d have never gotten out…

  9. major dad says:

    I’d guess they would take you back as long as you could pass a PFT. They need Cobra types.

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