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Hi everyone,

My boyfriend left for boot camp about 2 weeks ago. I received a call a week ago from him saying he was in the hospital because he had a severe panic attack. Three days later from that call his mother received a phone call from one of the guys in charge at the camp saying that they will discharge him and the process will take about 5 days. It has been 6 days since she received that call and we were wondering what was going on? Does anyone have any knowledge or advice as to how long getting discharged from boot camp actually takes? Also how long from when they call back will they actually send him back? Thank you in advance for your help.

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It's my understanding that it can take several weeks before recruits come home after being in RSP (Recruit Separation Platoon) because of the paperwork and then the time they are placed on a bus to be sent home.   There is no set period of time when recruits move into RSP then sent home.

Do you or any other family member have a good working  relationship with his Recruiter?  If so, I would suggest giving the Recruiter a call to see if he could shed some light on your boyfriend's situation.  Also, if you would like, you or a family member can contact the Chaplain for help.  http://www.marineparents.com/deployment/comm-usmc.asp

Here is the Illnesses & Injuries at boot camp forum if you wish to look around, read and gain more knowledge into this process.

http://marinefamilynetwork.com/group/bootcampii

Sending good thoughts and prayers.. Please emphasize to your boyfriend that he is still part of the 1% who make the commitment to stand on the Yellow Footprints and we are all proud of him.

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