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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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

I just want to count again

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

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Discussion Forum


Started by Susan Harris. Last reply by Susan Harris 7 hours ago. 2 Replies

At Least Another Month

Started by Kaizah Jones. Last reply by NCSkiff Dec 29, 2015. 13 Replies


Started by s. Last reply by 1~Keri (HCC) Sep 13, 2015. 13 Replies

Medical Discharge Rules?

Started by Bohemian Girl. Last reply by 1~Keri (HCC) Aug 12, 2015. 13 Replies

Ankle injury

Started by MoMofHeath. Last reply by 1~Keri (HCC) Aug 6, 2015. 5 Replies

Recruit Separation Platoon

Started by Teresa Manfull Davenport. Last reply by CarolinaMom Jun 27, 2015. 34 Replies

MRP for stress fracture end of week 7

Started by beachxlh. Last reply by beachxlh Jun 25, 2015. 8 Replies

Female Rct. 12 Hrs into the Crucible

Started by Kokie08. Last reply by Lea Jun 18, 2015. 181 Replies

Being in holding platoon for MRB

Started by Loulou64. Last reply by Tennessee Top Jun 17, 2015. 6 Replies

What happens at RSP?

Started by UGAGAL. Last reply by UGAGAL Jun 17, 2015. 8 Replies

Address for MRP, San Diego

Started by Dylan's Mom. Last reply by 1~Keri (HCC) Apr 24, 2015. 11 Replies

Illnesses & Injuries at Boot Camp News Articles

Started by 1~Keri (HCC). Last reply by diego4life Apr 7, 2015. 19 Replies

Brand New With Question

Started by SoMSTammyT. Last reply by 1~Keri (HCC) Mar 14, 2015. 10 Replies

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Comment by 1~Keri (HCC) on November 6, 2015 at 11:43pm
Yes, the not knowing is probably the hardest part. Here is some info on the levels of MRP although your recruit will still be in the healing phase. He needs to heal his knee before moving on to strength and conditioning.

This is a good account of what to expect. Read the replies from others who have been where you are now.
It sounds like you may or may not receive too many letters but keep the letters from home going. He needs all the motivation you and other family/friends can send.
Since you most likely won't get another call until when he is picked up with another Platoon after he is well... hold onto these words, "no news is good news."

He will get through this as you will too. A very wise Veteran referred to the MRP recruits as 'extra-steppers.' This is only an extra step into earning the Title and becoming a Marine. These extra step recruits learn something other recruits may not learn and that is patience.

(((hugs))) and prayers
Comment by WestPlainsMom (Jan) on November 6, 2015 at 8:11am

It is extremely hard. The two things you can do are the ones you are already doing, praying and writing.  Here, on this page, every parent understands exactly how you feel.  However, anyone who can raise a child who enters the Marine Corps, is very strong.  Also, here, you can vent, you can cry if you need to, here you will be understood. Always.

Comment by ZulyDN1 on November 6, 2015 at 7:45am
Thank you Keri & westplains. This is so difficult I feel so helpless. I am writing daily but have not heard from him. That's the hardest part of this.
Comment by WestPlainsMom (Jan) on November 6, 2015 at 7:41am

Thoughts are with you and your son Zuly.  You will both get through this.  Time is the key to healing, but hard on you, I know.  Keri is 100% correct; write, write, write.  There are times when mail is what carries them through the tough times and boredom.

Comment by 1~Keri (HCC) on November 5, 2015 at 9:14pm
So sorry to find you here in this group Zuly but you will get through this and your recruit will too as others have before. You may not get another call until he is moved again though.
Your job now is to start writing and keep writing your positive letters. They tend to get a little bored in MRP so ask in one of your letters what you send.
Explore the links in the welcome section and the discussions above. There is great information and comforting words too like An Extra Step prayer by wolfdragon. Send this to your recruit too.

My thoughts and prayers for the next few days and for quick healing.
Comment by ZulyDN1 on November 5, 2015 at 8:22pm
My son was moved to MRP parris island for a knee injury. I received the call with the address to send mail. It's been 2 days and I have not heard from him by mail or call. Is he able to write to me from MRP? The recruiter doesn't give me any information.
Comment by NCSkiff on July 6, 2015 at 10:31am

We only sent books from the Commandants Reading List and Pre-stamped USPS packs to return letters and cards...Parris Island. San Diego appears to have a different set of rules.

Comment by RR-Mama on June 27, 2015 at 9:39pm
I'm new to this group. Our daughter has been moved to MRP (Parris Island) because of a small fracture in her foot. She had just started grass week and is devastated. I'm wondering what we are allowed to send in a small package. I asked the staff sergeant, and she said MRP allows only what BC allows. The list we got from BC just listed what *wasn't allowed. Any guidance about packages much appreciated. Thank you.
Comment by Lea on May 3, 2015 at 2:44pm

Tammy,  That's funny!!!  There are a lot of military acronyms to learn.  I have researched most everything my daughter has gone through during her military career on this website.  Even learned what most of the acronyms were so I had a understanding what my daughter was talking about.  

Tell your daughter to hang out with the positive recruits and hang tough! Life will get better.

Comment by Tammy on May 3, 2015 at 3:07am
Thanks so much for encouraging words! We raise girls to become Marines then we are reduced to tears while they go though it!
Funny mom and daughter have most wonderful relationship and in my daughters letters to her, my mom did not get 101 the way it was written ....took her few letters to figure out it wasn't marine term but laugh out loud!

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