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: 181
Latest Activity: on Friday

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~steel_walk42 (Denita) on Friday
Below is a link with contact information for the Visitor's Center at Parris Island:

Denita (1~steel_walk42)
MFN Volunteer - Membership & Moderator
VPMM of LCpl. Vincen
Comment by 1~steel_walk42 (Denita) on Friday
When you receive the graduation packet it usually has information for all of the activities for the week. I will check with the Recruit Mods to see if they have more information on this.

Denita (1~steel_walk42)
MFN Volunteer - Membership & Moderator
VPMM of LCpl. Vincent
Comment by pandell on October 14, 2014 at 11:09pm
Where do you order the tickets for the dinner at the Thursday night dinner with the DI'S
Comment by 1~steel_walk42 (Denita) on October 9, 2014 at 8:22pm
Glad that you got your first letter and that she sounded good :)

Denita (1~steel_walk42)
MFN Volunteer - Membership & Moderator
VPMM of LCpl. Vincent
Comment by pandell on October 9, 2014 at 7:47pm
Hi everyone. This is my first comment and I just wanted to say I git my first letter today after 3 weeks. I just keep reading it over and over. She sounds so good in it! I miss her every day but I know she is going to do great!
Comment by 1~steel_walk42 (Denita) on September 23, 2014 at 8:14am


He will love the flag. I did that for my son and he found it very motivating. Tell her to write about it to him so he knows about it while he is walking back it will motivate him !! 

Check out our EGA store for cool graduation gifts:

Denita (1~steel_walk42)
MFN Volunteer - Membership & Moderator
VPMM of LCpl. Vincent

Comment by Diana Mabe on September 23, 2014 at 12:32am
One more question LOL I want to get a graduation gift for my grandson but don't really see that much online I bought him a chain and cross last year he did get saved after being in boot for a couple of weeks. His mother is getting him the plaque with his picture and k knife my other daughter is making him a scrap book with pics we found of him at parris island I'm at a lose as what to get that will mean something to him his mother is also having a flag flown over the capital during his crucible
Comment by Diana Mabe on September 23, 2014 at 12:26am
My daughter and husband have been divorced 4 yrs so he got the graduation packet and is not sharing says just had brochures in it he hasn't,t even booked a room yet and he live about 8 hr drive so I can get info from that I do appreciate all the info u have given me though. Thank u very much
Comment by 1~Keri (HCC) on September 21, 2014 at 8:28am
Diana, wheelchairs are available free of charge at the Douglas Visitor’s Center if you should need one.
(3rd paragraph down on this graduation page with lots of information on family and graduation day. Also see the links in the left under graduation for more.
Comment by 1~steel_walk42 (Denita) on September 20, 2014 at 6:23pm
Peaches one mom said that her Marine said that they did not even get their dog tags until Phase III and that you could wear it on the same type chain as the dog tags. They all got them from the MCX and did not wear them until Marine week. He also said they all wore them on a separate chain (chain like the dog tag chain) because if you put them on the same chain it could cause the chain to break and you would lose them all. Some did put on the same chain though.

Diana - I understand and sometime the grandparents post more often. Your recruit board can tell you a little about your trip but I can tell you a little as well. Most of your walking is on Family Day. Plan to be on base early that morning (like 5:30am) to watch the MOTO RUN. Then you will go to the all weather facilty where they will release your Marine for the day. He will be ready to eat - ALL Day lol. That's why you may do a lot of walking, but you can drive from place to place. Then the day of graduation, again arrive early so you can get a good seat. Take a blanket for the bleachers, sometimes they are damp and cold and you may sit there a while before graduation starts - especially if you want to get a good seat. If you wait too long you may be left standing or have a bad seat.

Denita (1~steel_walk42)
MFN Volunteer - Membership & Moderator
VPMM of LCpl. Vincent

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