For Grandparents of Marines and Recruits


For Grandparents of Marines and Recruits

This group is a place for grandparents of Marines and Recruits to connect and share on the OpSEC compliant, Inc. Marine Family Network Community.






Members: 175
Latest Activity: Aug 4

Welcome to the Grandparents of Marines & Recruits Group!

Your Volunteer Moderator for this MFN group  is 1~steel_walk42 (Denita).  If you have questions or concerns about the group, please add Denita as a friend so you can talk with her directly, or ask in the forum below.

Discussion Forum

Mother's Day 5-12-2013

Started by WDWBILLY. Last reply by Joe's Mammoo May 12, 2013. 1 Reply

Graduation Oct 19th

Started by junebug. Last reply by WDWBILLY May 11, 2013. 2 Replies

San Diego

Started by mydonna. Last reply by nomimohr Feb 9, 2013. 3 Replies

Daughter got a letter today!

Started by arkansas grandma. Last reply by 1~Good2GoMom (Barb) Dec 13, 2012. 1 Reply

Delta Co

Started by sircasius. Last reply by arkansas grandma Dec 7, 2012. 1 Reply

Delta Co. Plt. 1069

Started by arkansas grandma Dec 7, 2012. 0 Replies

Fox company

Started by Deb. Last reply by cosmetology1967 Nov 12, 2012. 1 Reply

Campground on Parris Island

Started by budman. Last reply by budman Oct 17, 2012. 1 Reply

3rd Batallion MCRD Parris Island SC Graduation Nov 21, 2012

Started by jbarr74. Last reply by 1~sdstatemom (Denise) Sep 17, 2012. 8 Replies


Started by junebug. Last reply by junebug Sep 6, 2012. 2 Replies

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Comment by 1~sandyr, MFN VO & VPMM on April 18, 2014 at 6:29pm

Hi PJ and welcome!  I checked your profile page and see you foundyour grandson's graduation group - terrific!

Be sure to check out the Discussion Forum there - just under the navy t-shirt (his battalion color).  Look at the topic titles and click on any to read and/or post in them.  You'll see one for his platoon and other titles will general info for all.

With pride in and prayers for all who serve our country,

Sandy (1~sandyr)

Director:  Online Support Services

VPMM of Brian

Comment by PJ on April 18, 2014 at 2:16pm

I am the Grandfather of Recruit Caleb L., MI, Lima Company, Platoon 3246, .  I am not sure this is the best place to start and/or stay connected while he is in Basic Training.  I would like to connect with other Parents, Grandparents, Relatives, Friends of the Recruits in Platoon 3246.  I have and will be praying for safety, maturity, perserverance, and committment to excellence as well as other characteristics that we want our young Men and Women to gain as a Marine.

Comment by 1~steel_walk42 (Denita) on April 7, 2014 at 8:11pm
Interested in a live chat on MFN?
Tracy, founder of, Inc., has started a topic asking for your input. We are able to man a live chat directly on MFN. It would be a general chat, moderated, of course. Please share your thoughts with Tracy by going either to the home page where you'll see the topic started in the center, just above the 'do you shop at Amazonsmile' logo (which if you check that out it will donate .5% of everything you spend at Amazon to MarineParents when you check out - it's simple to set up !! ) :

Here is the direct link to the topic:

Go try it. It's like an instant chat feature running in the lower right hand corner. You don't need java for it to run. You can keep your boards open. You can choose when you want to be in the chat room and when you don't.

You guys know how it works .... I know you have chased that GREEN DOT before !! Same concept. So log in and chat away !! You can clear your chat history. Mods will be available to answer questions. We think you will like it it. It's up and running right now so give it try !
Thank you!

Denita (1~steel_walk42)
MFN Volunteer - Membership & Moderator
VPMM of LCpl. Vincent
Comment by 1~steel_walk42 (Denita) on April 6, 2014 at 5:46pm
Hey grandma !

Hang in there. We'll be with you through this ! If he is in the sandbox you may want to think about joining this group :

And this one:
They will pray with you !

Denita (1~steel_walk42)
MFN Volunteer - Membership & Moderator
VPMM of LCpl. Vincen
Comment by Grandma on April 6, 2014 at 1:13pm

Haven't been on here for a very long time.  Guess I feel the need to connect with grandparents now that my grandson is deployed.  Was very hard to see him get on that airplane and leave knowing he was deploying to a hot spot.  Very limited communication now.  Have truly learned what praying without ceasing means now.

Comment by 1~steel_walk42 (Denita) on February 18, 2014 at 9:45pm
Hope everyone is doing well. It's been a long winter here in WV ! Calling for rain the next few days but that's better than snow and ice. Soon our local Poolees should be able to get outside to train in warmer weather. Yay ! Check out the blog below & order a Poolee kit for your local recruiting station. Help them & their families find MarineFamilyNetwork & the support that you found :)

Denita (1~steel_walk42)
MFN Volunteer – Membership & Moderator
VPMM of LCpl Vince
Comment by 1~steel_walk42 (Denita) on November 21, 2013 at 8:00am
WDBILLY is right make sure you check in at the gate and have a valid inspection sticker (if required for your state), as well as current proof of insurance and registration in addition to your drivers license and they will issue you a pass for your vehicle for the days that you will be visiting. They do random vehicle searches.
Comment by WDWBILLY on November 21, 2013 at 7:52am

I didn't need anything at the gate at Parris Island other than my Driver's License! The Marine guards did not ask for anything else, each day, for 3 days!

Comment by Bartsgrammy on November 21, 2013 at 6:49am
Thanks Denita.....when he left Ft Meade the co ordinator told us the recruit would send us invitations to facilitate getting on base. So we were expecting one...:-)
Comment by 1~steel_walk42 (Denita) on November 20, 2013 at 6:47pm
There should be a phone number on your order sheet. When I ordered t-shirts you picked them up at PI when you arrived for graduation. A couple items shipped to the house but the shirts and the etched crystal picture had to be picked up. I didn't order invitations. If you aren't sure look for the phone number on your order sheet and give them a call.

My best to you and yours,
Denita (1~steel_walk42)

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