This isn't a stupid thing like with Stephie, he's been wanting to be a Marine since he was about fifteen--so five years or so now.
Did you know the Marines only take one GED per year? Yeah, that's what the recruiter said. So we just went and signed Yussie up for 15 credit hours at Phoenix College, because that's what you need to sign up if you only have a GED, and he starts on Monday.
He's taking Elementary Japanese (because foreign languages look good and he already knows some), Intro to Criminal Justice, and Ethics (because it's good for if he wants to become an MP and I know they're easy classes for him), a Computer class (because he's already A+ certified so it's like underwater basket weaving for him), and an open gym for weight lifting (for obvious reasons).
He's gonna be going to class Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 0900-1540, and then likely training with the Marines Tuesday and Thursday starting 0800 until whenever they decide to let him go, and then probably Day Labor on Saturdays, for $50 a day.
The day after his classes finish he's expecting to be shipped out to Basic for six months.
HOLY SHIT, YOU GUYS. MY BROTHER IS GONNA BE A MARINE.
If he gets shipped to Cheyenne Mountain or Antarctica I'm shooting him in the foot myself before I let him go.
Oh, also? Yussie and Stephie are officially engaged. And she's still going USAF.
Mom seems to be trying to Yussie into them getting married ASAP. Yussie does not seem V receptive to Mom's original plan for Stephie and him to elope tomorrow when she comes over.
P.S. He has to lose 47 pounds between now and when he leaves for boot camp, and when he walked into the office the recruiter called him, "Moose," and said he was a "BIG boy." 6'2", 270 on the dot and wide as a linebacker? He's fucking MADE to be a Marine, man.