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.






Members: 583
Latest Activity: 9 hours ago

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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MRP Questionnaire


An Extra Step prayer by wolfdragon

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

The Other Side of MRP/FRP by NCSkiff

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Discussion Forum

Address for MRP, San Diego

Started by Dylan's Mom. Last reply by 1~Keri (HCC) 9 hours ago. 11 Replies

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

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

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 DEBD on Tuesday
Thank you! I hope we hear from him soon. He would be starting the second week of grass week.
Comment by NCSkiff on Tuesday

Always good to here about getting picked up and back to training. 

Comment by CarolinaMom on Tuesday

He will be picked up by the next company that is on the Training Day he needs to start back on. This time of year, there are companies training in most weeks. We just passed by a bunch of empty weeks because no one ships out the weeks of Veterans Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years, etc.

Comment by WestPlainsMom (Jan) on Tuesday

DEBD, Wonderful news!  

Comment by 1~Keri (HCC) on Tuesday
Great news DEBD!! I'm not familiar with the length of time it takes to get placed in another training Company. Hopefully some members who have experienced this can share.

Your recruit may have completed all of these levels so hopefully soon he will return to training. YEA!! Best wishes with prayers to follow him.
Some basic information on the "levels" in MRP:
Phase I - Upper body workout only and as instructed.
Phase II - Upper body, swim therapy and cardio as instructed.
Phase III - Upper and lower body workout as instructed. Begin to ramp up.
Level 1 - walk/run around the track.
Level 2 - Run one mile
Level 3 - Run 1 1/2 miles
Level 4 - Run 2 miles
Level 5 - Run 2 1/2 miles
Level 6 - Run 3 miles

From reading this maybe not long... hold on, not too much longer now!!
Reply by Faith Smith on January 10, 2012
Comment by DEBD on Tuesday
My son's recruiter told us he was medically cleared. How long after they are cleared do they get put into a co.?
Comment by 1~Keri (HCC) on April 6, 2015 at 6:13pm
So sorry to hear about your recruit. While all of us understand and empathize, each of us are unique in dealing with this process. Go through and read through some of the older posts. You'll see how not alone you are in this process.
He will not be able to make phones calls so the only contact regarding getting sent to MRP is the first initial call you received. Perhaps an update on progress may come later but this is my guess.
This is only a temporary place to be for him to get well. You will get a new address in which you can write. He can receive military magazines and books so if you want to focus on getting some material ready you can send it off once you get the word! There is a list on the MFN site of recommend Marine material.
You'll have to ask him what you can/can't send.
He is in good hands.
Please keep us posted on his progress.

The families here on this group are AWESOME! You are not alone in your worries, even though if feels like it...
Prayers for a speedy recovery!

Here is wolfdragon's Extra Step poem for consolation and encouragement for your recruit.

Here is a good blog to read written by one parent whose recruit was in MRP.
Comment by DEBD on April 6, 2015 at 5:23pm
My recruit was scheduled to graduate 5/8. Last Tuesday we received the call that he will no longer be in his platoon because he is suffering from a stomach virus and has lost a lot of weight. Have not heard anything and I am going crazy.
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.


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