Terminal Lance #93 “POG’s Impressing the Grunts”
January 4, 2011
Outside of the infantry (and even in it, some could argue), not all Marine Corps MOS’ are treated equal. It is a complete fallacy to say that there aren’t any cool POG jobs, I used tank crewman in this example; but there are many non-infantry jobs that one could consider badass. Obviously, there are also many POG jobs that one would not consider badass, which I’ve exemplified here with IPAC. Though, frankly, I think the lamest POG job I’ve ever heard of is the 1171 Water Tech. When I first heard a Marine say to others, “they call us water-dogs!” I literally shuttered in disbelief that the Marines could possibly have a job that lame.
Sorry, 1171’s, but it’s not the first time I’ve made fun of you.
As some of you may be aware, tomorrow is actually the 1 year anniversary of Terminal Lance. Can you believe that? One year ago I was at my home in Hawaii, up til the wee hours of the morning getting ready to officially launch Terminal Lance. No one knew about it. I remember literally walking around the barracks in KBay, putting up fliers that read, “You Can’t Spell Disgruntled without Grunt” with the site’s URL on it. The following was small at first, not more than a couple hundred hits a day during the first few weeks. I remember when I broke 1000 pageloads in a single day, I thought I was on top of the world! Now, Terminal Lance averages over 100,000 pageloads every day and is ranked in the top 50,000 websites in the US (that’s good). Doing a little bit of Alexa research, I found that Terminal Lance is actually now one of the top military webcomics on the entire internet.
I couldn’t have done it without you all, the readers of Terminal Lance. Whether you were here from the beginning, or you’re just now joining us; let me say from the bottom of my heart:
Thank you for making Terminal Lance what it is today.