Boot Camp Communications


Boot Camp Communications

This group is for questions and comments about various forms of communications during recruit training, on the OpSEC Compliant, Inc. Marine Family Network Community.






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Your Volunteer Moderator for this MFN group is 1~HCC_proud mom (Keri).  If you have questions or concerns about the group, please add Keri as a friend so you can talk with her directly, or ask in the forum below.

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Questionnaire for Recruits Phase I

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Discussion Forum

Boot Camp Address

Started by kickinitlegit86(Christina). Last reply by 1~Keri (HCC) Sep 1. 19 Replies

Bible verses, prayers, inspirational poems

Started by Bigbluefrog. Last reply by wethepeople Jul 19. 59 Replies

Questionnaire for Phase I

Started by 1~wimom123 (Sue). Last reply by 1~Keri (HCC) Jul 14. 104 Replies

can i send him a care package?

Started by Kim Aikey. Last reply by 1~Nanny (Alice) Feb 10. 6 Replies

Help not sure what he needs

Started by Troyalty. Last reply by 1~Nanny (Alice) Jan 22. 4 Replies

Need Opinions ASAP

Started by TJ's Mom. Last reply by TJ's Mom Dec 26, 2014. 14 Replies


Started by Lilmissy. Last reply by Momma Hen (Susan) Dec 22, 2014. 5 Replies

Recruit Request

Started by kickinitlegit86(Christina). Last reply by BCinNC Dec 16, 2014. 8 Replies

Questionnaire for Phase III

Started by 1~wimom123 (Sue). Last reply by TJ's Mom Dec 4, 2014. 8 Replies

Limited stamps

Started by chicalopez42. Last reply by TJ's Mom Dec 3, 2014. 9 Replies

Any suggestions?

Started by nippon. Last reply by chicalopez42 Nov 20, 2014. 7 Replies

Too Many letters?

Started by SemperFi_Princess. Last reply by 1~alex2toes(Dianne) Nov 5, 2014. 39 Replies

Phases of Boot Camp

Started by Jimbosmom. Last reply by 1~alwaysf8hful (Pam) Nov 5, 2014. 5 Replies

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Comment by LazyK-Chyn on August 2, 2015 at 8:49pm

@proud mom

just a warning.

Just when you think you can not be anymore proud,


The "pride meter" gets kicked up a notch or ten.

This journey your son chose is one few of us would choose for our children. It defies description, though many have tried. So pull up a chair, seat belt optional, and hold on. You are on the "pride ride" and the next stop is the Parade Deck at MCRD

Comment by Proud Mom on August 2, 2015 at 8:31pm
Yesterday was a hard day for me. I subscribed to this site so that I had some where to turn. Your words were simple but really helped me make it through the day. It is hard to let go of my son but he is going to be a US Marine. I've seen how selfish, how strong, and how determined my son is. I know in my heart he is going to do his best and be his best. I couldn't be prouder of the man he has become.
Comment by LazyK-Chyn on August 1, 2015 at 11:29am

Proud Mom reach out to the girl friend for his address. Now is the time to open all lines of communications. Keri is correct girl friends usually get the first letter, but there is no reason you can not be proactive.

Comment by Proud Mom on August 1, 2015 at 11:15am
Keri...makes sense. I guess its just hard to accept. This is my first son. I love him so much. I just want to be apart of this journey with him, but i feel so uninvolved...n it hurts. I try not to be selfish and remember this is about him. He has wanted to be a Marine since he was a little boy and he is doing it! I am so proud of him. But he is still my baby boy and I still want to be apart of his adult life. Letting go has been the most difficult thing I have ever had to do.
Comment by 1~Keri (HCC) on August 1, 2015 at 11:05am
Recruits don't have much free time so usually the first letter goes out to girlfriends. You will probably receive a letter soon.

Take heart... your recruit knows that you will always be there for them. They know that you will always write to them. They Know that your love is unconditional and that you will be by their side because of your love for them. They are afraid that their friends will forget them and move on with their lives. This may often be the case, so when recruits write those letters their friends (especially girlfriends) will get most of the letters.

Start writing your letters now and when you get the mailing address.... send all of your letters and then write as often as you can.
Mail call is very important to them.

Hope you receive a letter soon! :)
Comment by Proud Mom on August 1, 2015 at 10:29am
My son has a girlfriend that he left behind to go to boot camp. He hasn't called me or sent me a letter. His girlfriend just received a letter from him. How do I get his address in order to write him or find out about his graduation? Hes been gone for almost a month.
Comment by Liberty Belle on July 21, 2015 at 10:26pm

Hi, Lisa and welcome! We're glad you've found us. What an exciting journey you have begun!  Here's a link to your son's battalion. In the info box is a link to your facebook group. Scroll a little further and you'll see a link to Charlie Co. here at MFN. Scroll a little further, and you'll see that Keri has posted a lot of helpful links, so browse around.  If you need any more info, just ask. :)  I wish you and your son the very best.

Comment by momofarecruit on July 21, 2015 at 9:12pm
I am a little confused. Son arrived in Parris Island this morning. Told to join Charlie company how do I do that. Sorry new to this.
Comment by 1~Keri (HCC) on June 8, 2015 at 9:18pm
Hi Cher Kay, welcome!!
I believe what is listed on the matrix is fairly accurate.
Comment by Cher Kay on June 8, 2015 at 7:43pm
I just received a copy of the sand Diego recruit training matrix from the ega shop. Does anyone know if the schedules in there are really accurate or if things may change?

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