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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Comment by 1~Momma Hen (Susan) on September 23, 2014 at 8:15pm

This is a remarkable place and one that I loved when my son was at Parris Island...I loved it so much I stuck around...LOL!

You are very welcome Islandwoman72! 

We are really lucky to have wonderful moderators as well as members like LazyK-Chyn! I would have been lost without all of this!

Comment by islandwoman72 on September 23, 2014 at 2:05pm

Late post reply, but thank you LazyK-Chyn regarding L & F on Matrix! Great info & overall MFN website to have as much Q&A you can find! Thank you to all who contribute from the FYIs to the supportive messages we give to each other! Aloha & Mahalo :)

Comment by WilsonJadaLayla on September 14, 2014 at 7:05pm

Thanx LazyK-Chyn !  Onto Phase II !!!!

Comment by LazyK-Chyn on September 14, 2014 at 5:44pm

Comment by 1~Momma Hen (Susan) on June 3, 2014 at 7:02pm

You may have noticed two letters that show up frequently on the matrix...L and F or Lead and Follow.

Here is a great explanation (from 1~Nanny) of the L and F on matrix:


Each company is split into Lead & Follow series.  For example if there are 6 platoons in a company, the first 3 platoons are Lead series and the last 3 are Follow series.  The reason for this split is because of company size, for example the entire company cannot fit into a classroom for schooling. If learning in a classroom, Lead series will take the morning and the Follow series will do the same thing in the afternoon or vice versa. Same thing with outdoor activities. Whatever Lead series completes in the morning, Follow series will complete in the afternoon or vice versa. They are usually assigned to platoons in the order in which they arrive.


Here is a link to our Terminology page:

Hope this helps,

Susan (1~Momma Hen)

Comment by WilsonJadaLayla on September 14, 2014 at 4:21pm

Sorry, can't find that information about the (F) and the (L) on the Training Matrix. Could someone please repost? Thanx !

Comment by FAITH not FEAR_ny on September 5, 2014 at 5:12am
Lazy - chun
Give thanks for the explantion, I am so anxious to see how he is doing. And wanted to praise him as a form of motivation. I did anyway for little things like surviving the initial 3 days, surviving the bathroom situation, ect...I'm just so excited to mail this letter! Have a blessed day, to every one!
Comment by LazyK-Chyn on September 4, 2014 at 7:13pm

faith not fear

platoon assignment is a mystery of the Corps. Some say it is by how they arrive at the depot. some say it is by how they line up on the "yellow foot prints". The only thing I can almost guarantee it is NOT by initial physical test. A training battalion is made up of four companies. The exception being 4th battalion, which is the female training battalion it only has three. Each week a new company starts. here is a link to how the training battalions are configured

Comment by FAITH not FEAR_ny on September 4, 2014 at 6:46pm
I just received my form letter with my son's address. My question is this, does the battalion and platoon numbers tell how well they did during their initial physical test? Or no? I'm just wondering how well he did. Does anyone know?
Comment by 1~Nanny (Alice) on September 4, 2014 at 4:25pm
Comment by KHP- Kristin on September 4, 2014 at 3:16pm
It means dental work. They have a dental exam when they arrive and if they have any work that needs to be done it will be done on the days with the little teeth icons.

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