October 1st, 2006

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US Navy Hospital Corpsmen training timeline

Hi there! My google-fu has failed me, and I'm having a hard time nailing down exact timelines here.

I have a character who needs to have a personal history type of timeline for my own reference. I want to schedule his birth and schooling such that he would be a young man serving as a US Navy Hospital Corpsman attached to a Marine infantry unit during the First Gulf war. I know there are multiple kinds of schooling he'd need to go through, and I'd like to kind of get some help correcting/completing this picture:

US Navy Recruit Training: 9 weeks
Whatever you might call the basic (A school?) corpsman training: I really have no idea how many weeks
US Marines Field Medical Service School (I believe this is analogous to a C school?): 7 weeks

My current timeline has this character join the Navy at the age of 17 in August of 1989.  In August, 1990 Iraq invaded Kuwait, and shortly after the United States started staging lots of troops in Saudi Arabia during Operation Desert Shield. In terms of training timelines, how plausible would it be that my character would have been on the ground with his Marine unit during the First Gulf War?

Thanks!
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For all those who live in Detroit

This is for one sentence (ONE!) that I may end up cutting out, but I'm just that fucking anal.

Can anyone give me the names of grocery store chains in Detroit? Specifically, can anyone tell me of any that are close (I'd say within five minutes in each direction) to the Compuware Sports Arena? Even some local chains mom-and-pop chains will do, and might actually suit the story better.

I've googled this to death, and either I lack skills or I just can't find anything I can use, hence my reason for posting here. Plus, I tend to fret less about little details when it comes from a person rather than the cold, heartless, and sometimes inaccurate internet.