Illnesses & Injuries at Boot Camp


Illnesses & Injuries at Boot Camp

This group is a place for parents of Recruits who are injured or ill to connect and share on the OpSEC compliant, Inc. Marine Family Network Community.






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Latest Activity: Mar 14

Welcome to the Illness & Injury Group

Your Volunteer Moderator for this MFN group is 1~alwaysf8hful (Pam)  If you have questions or concerns about the group, please add Pam as a friend so you can talk with her directly, or ask in the forum below.




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Discussion Forum

Brand New With Question

Started by SoMSTammyT. Last reply by 1~Keri (HCC) Mar 14. 10 Replies

Medical Discharge Rules?

Started by Bohemian Girl. Last reply by Bohemian Girl Mar 12. 10 Replies

Being Picked up

Started by DLynee. Last reply by CarolinaMom Feb 12. 3 Replies

Cellulitis at PI?

Started by Quakermom (Susan). Last reply by 1~Nanny (Alice) Feb 2. 7 Replies

vasculitis PI- we dont have an address

Started by Kim Aikey. Last reply by shorner215 Jan 15. 6 Replies

Illnesses & Injuries at Boot Camp News Articles

Started by 1~Keri (HCC). Last reply by WestPlainsMom (Jan) Jan 7. 17 Replies

Stress fractures in both legs, 2 days before the crucible

Started by Joan. Last reply by 1~alwaysf8hful (Pam) Dec 23, 2014. 231 Replies

Received a call from PI

Started by Mom. Last reply by 1~alwaysf8hful (Pam) Dec 7, 2014. 9 Replies


Started by tugman87. Last reply by CarolinaMom Dec 3, 2014. 2 Replies

Re-injured in PCP?!?

Started by cg42. Last reply by 1~alwaysf8hful (Pam) Dec 1, 2014. 9 Replies

Address for MRP, San Diego

Started by Dylan's Mom. Last reply by 1~alwaysf8hful (Pam) Nov 22, 2014. 9 Replies

Thanksgiving Day at Parris Island

Started by sheilaf. Last reply by 1~alwaysf8hful (Pam) Nov 15, 2014. 7 Replies

Family Day??

Started by Gumbysmama. Last reply by 1~alwaysf8hful (Pam) Nov 12, 2014. 13 Replies

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Comment by 1~Keri (HCC) on March 5, 2015 at 1:59pm
Be sure to check the discharge code, it will tell you what the parameters are for re-enlistment.

I think the time in MRP is 180 days. If not fully healed then recruits are sent home.

Here is an article of one success story of one who spent 2 years on PI.

Don't assume a door is closed... push on it. Do not assume if it was closed yesterday that it is closed today.
Comment by CarolinaMom on March 5, 2015 at 12:25pm

Thank you. He is definitely planning to re-enlist. He was kicked in the head and lost vision at the end of phase 2. He was there almost 6 months but his peripheral vision did not return fully. He got his discharge as 'convenience of government' so after he is medically cleared and has a waiting period he plans to try again.

Comment by 1~Keri (HCC) on March 5, 2015 at 10:31am
Thank you CarolinaMom for your help. Please do give your son a big hug and a thank you from this mom and let him know that he is one brave young man for stepping into those yellow footprints. I am so thankful for him.
Also check his papers for any re-enlistment codes if this is the path he chooses to pursue.
All my best wishes for him in his future,
1~Keri (HCC)
MFN Marine groups mgr. &
mgr. of Online Support Services
VPP of M - 1MEF/1LEBn
Isaiah 41:10
Comment by CarolinaMom on March 5, 2015 at 9:50am

When did he drop into medical? I just picked my son up from PI yesterday. He was in medical since November and moved to RSP last month. I can ask if he knows him. You can friend me if you want to send his name and info. I'd be happy to check to see if Brandon has any info.

Comment by WestPlainsMom (Jan) on March 5, 2015 at 8:16am

Courageous1, I am so sorry this has happened with your son.  I also know how concerned you are.  The old mantra is true though, "no news is good news".  It is hard to sit and wonder.  The good thing is that the condition has been found, and is being addressed.  Things sometimes move slowly, but they will not let him resume training until he is fit.  It also seems that our sons (especially) don't remember to write more frequently to let Mom & Dad know how they are.  Hang in there, thoughts and prayers are with you.

Comment by Courageous1 on March 5, 2015 at 8:09am
Hi,my son is a recruit in PI, he was pooled from his platoon group due to constant chest pain and was found a small murmur. I did recieve a call from and them stating that he will be graduating with the fallowing group instead because of what was found. We did get a letter from our son stating he might be sent home but we havent heard anything else yet. We are very concern at the moment, its been a while since and dont know whats going to happen next.
Comment by 1~Keri (HCC) on February 15, 2015 at 8:42pm
So sorry to read about your daughter's injury, but glad that you have found this forum. This is a terrific group of people who have all walked in your shoes and know exactly how you are feeling at this point in time.

I realize it is difficult with that first phone call and all you want is answers to your questions you didn't even know you had! It will get a little bit better as time goes by... there are positives here, the leadership qualities that she can develop, the strong sense of self-knowledge, self-reliance and the "I can do this" that comes with this setback.
When you write to her be sure to read through some of the discussions above and post the positive comments that many have made. There is success in many of the MRP/FRP stories told here and reading what others have gone through can give her hope for a positive outcome (and for you too).

Here is a link that explains a bit more about MRP.
Comment by Lolis Coronel on February 15, 2015 at 8:12pm
I just got a call from my daughter that she was going to be moved due to her kneed yet Iam so worried cause i dont know whats next and jow long she will stay thier.
Comment by 1~Keri (HCC) on February 7, 2015 at 2:05pm
So sorry to hear of your recruit's illness but thankful he is recovering ever so slowly.
Here is our page on MRP that may shed a little light on your recruit's recovery.

Do send lots of letters, care packages and reading material. There is a lot of 'down' time while in MRP.

I believe the time on MRP depends on each individual recruit. He is in good hands and they will not put him back into a training company until he is healthy and can past a PFT (physical fitness test) that shows he is totally healed.

My thoughts and prayers for healing quickly,
1~Keri (HCC)
MFN Marine groups mgr. &
co-mgr. of Online Support Services
VPP of Sgt. M - 1MEF/1LEBn
Isaiah 41:10
Comment by CarolinaMom on February 6, 2015 at 5:11pm

Paperwork.....government paperwork. And it gets sent all over the place to be signed off on.


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