Hi all,

 

How do I find out more info about visiting a recruit in MCRD SD MRP?

 

My son just dropped from MCRD SD Lima Co to MRP with a tibia stress fracture, 4-6 weeks recovery.  His recruiting sergeant called us and suggested we go visit him, explaining the MRP is not technically "on base" so their rules regarding visits are such that they do allow them.

 

Cheers,

Bob

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I surely hope that you can visit. I spoke with the Marine Liason at Parris Island where my daughter is and even though she was in rehab and not active in boot camp i was told i couldnt visit. I would call the parent support line for SD. You can either call your sons recruiter and get it or look it up online.
Good luck, keep us posted

I know you can't visit the MRP at Parris Island as my son has been there for almost 2 months.  He affectionately calls it "medium security prison"....I would be interested to find out if you are allowed to visit your son at SD.    You can send him packages that the other recruits can't get (books, magazines, news papers, etc.) but on Parris Island it is still pretty restrictive.

Bob,

 

The only time that I have heard of family being allowed to visit their recruits while in MRP is when they have been so close to graduation (as in the last 10 days or so) and all of the travel plans have been made, the recruit is allowed to attend family day & graduation of the training company that he/she was dropped from-- and family will visit during that timeframe.  Otherwise, visits to MRP are non-existent for family members.  However, since your son's recruiter mentioned it, contact him again and see if he can gain access to a contact person/phone number for MCRD-SD for more information.

 

 

Donna (1~Donna from WI)

Boot Camp Moderator

2 Marines (1 deployed & 1 stateside)

and 1 civilian

Standing on Psalm 91:11

What I can tell you is this, you can not visit. If your recruit was past T47, I believe, you will be able to visit on his family and graduation day. My son was in for the exact same stress fracture, they caught it on T51 as he was falling behind. He had apparently had it for two weeks and had made it worse. We went out and saw him and it made a difference.Tell your recruit to be positive. Write him often, and if he reads send him books, beef jerkey, and power bars.His address will be

REC: his name

STC/PCP

36003 Midway Ave

San Diego, CA 92140.

You will also get calls from a 619 area code. PCP and MRP have different numbers from each other.He can call when it is his turn, you can not call him. Keep your ringer on at night. They sign up and get to call when it is their turn, it may be in the middle of the night, especially on PCP. Go visit if he was far along enough, it helps both you and the recruit. Tell him to stay positive and avoid the "bad apples" as my son called them. Tell him to start working his upper body as soon as he can have gym time. And stay on him for that. It will be a factor depending on where he is in training. Look to the people here for advice and strength, that is why they are here. I have found support from Wolfdragon to settle my mind more than anything lately. I know what you are going through, but eventually it all falls into place. just tell him when he calls it is a bump, and constantly remind him it is not his fault, and it builds character. I hope this helps, and any advice I can offer to you on this I will. 

Thanks all for the advice.  We've been sending a steady stream of letters and he says they're great.  I've put a call in to his recruiter as a follow-up but we will be happy to provide the long-distance support that is our lot in life for helping our recruits.

When my son was dropped to MRP, there were over 60 injured recruits there with him.  They all get excellent care and go on to the next platoon to continue their journey.  I have been in your shoes and it was tough.  He remembers a new marine the night before he graduated coming into the MRP and telling them his story.  He was also injured, healed and continued bootcamp.  My son was so motivated by this new marines speech that months later, on the night before his graduation, he went to the MRP and gave the same speech.  So proud of all the men and women who chose to take this path!!

That is an inspiring story, Suzanne.  Glad to hear our MRP Recruits get to hear the success stories of those that have gone before them.  When is SDI called to inform us of his drop to MRP, he said motivation and morale are of great importance to our MRP Recruit.  Same from his recruiting officer, when he called to inform us a couple hours later.  Who better to help motivate our men, than one who has just completed the journey - one who likely still recognizes many in the group when he comes back to speak.

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