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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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.




MRP Questionnaire


An Extra Step prayer by wolfdragon

Care package ideas for loved ones of recruits in STC MRP PCP etc.

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Discussion Forum


Started by tugman87. Last reply by Angelica#NicksMom yesterday. 9 Replies

Keeping your recruit encouraged

Started by Becca125. Last reply by 1~Nanny (Alice) on Wednesday. 13 Replies

Ideas for care packages

Started by Joan. Last reply by 1~alwaysf8hful (Pam) on Tuesday. 16 Replies

Intro...taking care of their own

Started by Cathyc. Last reply by Cathyc on Tuesday. 4 Replies

Son called and will be going to MRP tmrw

Started by Angelica#NicksMom. Last reply by Angelica#NicksMom on Saturday. 12 Replies

Illnesses & Injuries at Boot Camp News Articles

Started by 1~Keri (HCC). Last reply by 1~Keri (HCC) Oct 5. 15 Replies

Address for MRP, San Diego

Started by Dylan's Mom. Last reply by 1~alwaysf8hful (Pam) Oct 3. 5 Replies

A second chance

Started by papa bear. Last reply by Joan Oct 1. 3 Replies

One of the BEST!!

Started by 1~alwaysf8hful (Pam). Last reply by 1~ksMarinemom (Kerin) Sep 26. 2 Replies

Dear Taliban...a funny blog

Started by 1~alwaysf8hful (Pam) Sep 23. 0 Replies

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Comment by 1~alwaysf8hful (Pam) yesterday

Nope, I mean, yep.  You belong here.  I am sending you a friend request.  Look for it in your inbox on your home page.

Comment by Lelah yesterday
Thank you Pam. So, am I in the correct group here or is there a different group for PCP? Thank you for your help, I feel a little better :)
Comment by 1~alwaysf8hful (Pam) yesterday

Hi Lelah,

This indeed, is a scary phone call because you don't know what's happening.  I will try to explain and then you can ask more questions.  PCP is the Physical Training Platoon.  Recruits can go there for a variety of reasons:  they didn't pass a specific physical test and need to practice more, they weigh too much or too little, etc.  He probably will be placed into another platoon after he fixes whatever needed to be fixed.  He will probably give you more details in a letter.  He is in the PCP group, not the MRP (Medical) group so that's a good sign.  

Here is a link that will help explain more:

This doesn't exactly pertain to you since your son is not in MRP but PCP, but it will give you a rough idea of what's happened.

As soon as your son is able to go back into a platoon, he will go into the next platoon that is at the spot where he was.  It sounds like it was either week 8 or week 9.

If it was me, I would go to the recruiter's office and stay there while the recruiter made a phone call to PCP to get more information about what's going on.  It doesn't sound serious if he's in PCP.  It may only add a little more time until he graduates.  This happens often, which is why I ask parents not to make arrangements until week 9 or 10.

Let me know what you're thinking.

Comment by Lelah yesterday
His graduation is/was scheduled for Nov.21, 2014.
Comment by Lelah yesterday
Hi all, I'm new to this group. My son was in 2nd training battalion Platoon 2094 Golf Company. He called and gave me a new address but didn't say why. He gave the STC/PCP address. I'm really confused about what this means and how it will affect him and his graduation date. Does anyone else have a Rct in PCP?
Comment by Proud Mama Bear on Tuesday

My son was originally in Kilo with a Grad date of 01/09/15 - my ex husband received a call on Friday that they were admitting son in to the hospital and his grad date would be pushed 2 to 3 weeks.  I feel in limbo - not part of his original group, not knowing what his new group will be or when.  I appreciate being referred to this page.  I'm having a difficult time not knowing what is going on, how serious his infection is, etc. I'm trying to remain positive and repeat the mantra "no news is good news"....Some days are better than others - but the tears still fall.  I know this little set back will not stop my son from achieving his goal of becoming a Marine. 

Comment by WestPlainsMom (Jan) on October 13, 2014 at 7:44am
I wrote the poem at the following link 2 years ago (sometimes it seems a lifetime ago). It holds as true today as it did then. I'm sure you all feel the same:
Comment by WestPlainsMom (Jan) on October 13, 2014 at 7:29am
Pam is right. As a parent, the most difficult thing to get used to in this place, is our lack of control. We are used to taking charge of our children's health and welfare. Here we are confined to writing, praying, and coming to others like us for the strength we need to face all the unknowns. Sadly, for our state of mind, the Marine Corps is in charge now and the wheels move at a much different speed, and a path (that for most of us) is alien. The other fact is that they our children are now adults, and the Corps will make medical decisions with them, not us, while working inside their regulations and (sadly) their budget restrictions. My heart goes out to all of you and your children.
Comment by Jean on October 11, 2014 at 10:08pm
Thanks Pam
Comment by 1~alwaysf8hful (Pam) on October 11, 2014 at 9:56pm

Jean:  Once a recruit is in the Recruit Separation Platoon, it is pretty much a given that he will be coming home.  That separation process can sometimes take up to six weeks.  Depending upon the reason for his separation, he may be able to go back to Boot Camp.  There are several reasons for the separation.  Call your recruiter on Monday asking him to find out more definitive answers for you.  You could even go visit the recruiter and have him call while you're there.  If your recruit is near the RSP DI, there may be a 1% chance that you could talk to him for 30 seconds.  I am sending you a friend request in case you have more questions.  Look for it in your inbox on your homepage.  Peace to your heart.  It will be okay.


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