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Old 03 December 2012, 05:38 PM
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Military Junior Enlisted Warrior

Comment: Has the term Junior Enlisted Warrior (J.E.W.) been substituted
for "boot" when referring to new Marines?

When I got out in 2008, there were lots of rumors circulating the Marine
Corps about no longer being able to refer to new Marines as boots, but
that the term JEW, for junior enlisted warrior, was to be used instead.
After some time on Google, I found a lot of people asking questions and
others answering it in various ways, but none had actual citations. Think
you could shine some light on this?
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Old 03 December 2012, 05:42 PM
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No. They are Junior Enlisted Marines, they they are truly, truly outrageous.
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Old 04 December 2012, 01:59 AM
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Originally Posted by DemonWolf View Post
No. They are Junior Enlisted Marines, they they are truly, truly outrageous.
Ba ha ha! Awesome.
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