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Do you have a credit card or debit? Because that is more important than age. Many car rentals will rent to under 25.
You learn to rely on people in the Corps. You have to rely. That is why they have "battle buddies", they have someone to cover their 6. I brought up the sharing because you are only going to be there such a short time. Graduation is very fast & most guys want off that Island as fast as possible.
I just hate to see you spend all that money for 1 night.
He has to pay for his flight. He will be taken to a travel agency to make arrangements about his 10th week. The only way I know of for you to fly together would be if you made the reservations, which means you would be paying for it. As to if he would reimburse you or not is up to you & him to work out.
here is a link about the graduation times.
You should check out the links offered on this page.
You can try giving him the information but since you will be using 2 different booking agents, at 2 different times, it is pretty hard to insure you get the same flight, much less adjorning seats.
And I forgot to tell you that it will take a while to get off the island, as everybody is trying to leave at once. So you will need to figure that delay into your schedule when you book a return flight. I know they told us in San Diego, not to book anything before 3 pm. Our Graduation ended at 12 or 12:30.
When your Marine goes on leave, all travel expenses are their responsibility and no reimbursement is provided. When they travel on orders, all "reasonable" travel expenses are either paid or reimbursed by the Corps.
The USMC will only reimburse "their cost" but the travel home is not "on orders" and is considered leave.
Since a Marine is on "10 days boot camp leave" when they go home after graduation, they are required to provide the Corps a copy of their itinerary and tickets for travel from boot camp to the leave location and for travel to SOI, but they must pay for the tickets. I read in another discussion that upon arrival to SOI, a member's Marine showed his receipt and was reimbursed.
You can book flight home so that you can be on the same flight, but you need to send your recruit a copy of the itinerary so that he can take this information to SATO
He wants the marines to pay for his flight back. I would still like us to fly together though that would be nice. I don't know I'm new to this so I didn't know it would be a far walk to get dropped off at the gates to the grad
You can ask. But I am betting they will tell you that you will have to book them both.
calling would be best. lol