For Parents of Marines

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deployment soon?

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Comment by 1~alex2toes(Dianne) on Wednesday

I peeked on your page, MamaMarine2014 & you are saying he is going to ITB. They have more access to their phones at ITB than at MCT.

But I would still let him decide if he wanted you to foot the upgrade or if he is going to get his own.

Comment by 1~Keri (HCC) on Wednesday
MCT West is a little different about phone use then MCT East. While phones are secured after pick up at MCT East, some members whose Marines attended MCT West, stated their Marines kept their phones, just could not use them while training. Phone use is at the discretion of each command. My Marine went through MCT West and I didn't hear a word the first two weeks then a few texts and pics after that just before graduation.
Your Marine would probably like to take his phone to contact you once he moves on to his MOS location where Marines get liberty evenings and weekends.

Here is your next MCT stop:

Then on to the MOS forums:

Best wishes with prayers as he completes the last few weeks of boot to earn his Eagle, Globe and Anchor,
Comment by 1~alex2toes(Dianne) on Tuesday

MamaMarine2014, I would let him set the tone on that one. Especially since you never know where his PDS is going to be. Just sit tight until you have a better feel for what is what.

Comment by MamaMarine2014 on Tuesday

Well don't know what I should do about the phone then.  Don't know if I will see him after SOI, before he goes to his PDS.

Comment by 1~Chickie (Teresita) on Tuesday

MamaMarine2014, You'll probably hear from your Marine about two to three times max while he's at MCT. Once he arrives at MOS, you'll hear more. Once he begin his MOS schooling, you won't hear from him every day as he'll have studying to do, but a wee bit more than MCT. 

Just think it's better than boot camp communication ~ that's for sure! 

Comment by 1~Nanny (Alice) on Tuesday

One other item to tell you..... They lose their phones during the week and have a hard time finding a place to plug it in to charge when they do get them back... Mine was at MCT East and they had two (2) outlets available... They had lines like on Family Day at Boot. :(

Comment by LazyK-Chyn on Tuesday

all carrriers have adequate service at best in the SOI area at Camp Pendleton.

Comment by MamaMarine2014 on Tuesday

Does anyone know how Sprint's service is in San Diego?

Comment by 1~alex2toes(Dianne) on Tuesday

Just don't expect to hear much from him. His phone will not be in his hand as pre-Boot days. And at MCT they lose their phones to insure they are listening to the instructors.

Comment by MOODY21MTZ on Tuesday

Yes MamaMarine2014, your Marine will be able to take his phone with him to MCT and beyond :-)


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