For Parents of Marines

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This ‘n That

Started by Marine Parents Inc. Last reply by faithful Marine momwi 36 minutes ago. 45390 Replies

Verse of the Day.....

Started by knightmom (Kathi). Last reply by 1~steel_walk42 (Denita) on Monday. 4365 Replies

Support for our Fallen Heroes / Families

Started by 1~ucme (Laura), VPMM & Volunteer. Last reply by 1~ucme (Laura), VPMM & Volunteer May 18. 3 Replies

Proud Parents of Officers

Started by 1~ucme (Laura), VPMM & Volunteer. Last reply by 1~lcs1925 (Susan) Mar 30. 360 Replies

BIG Happinesses

Started by zookeeper. Last reply by alex2toes Mar 25. 141 Replies

Dad's Roll Call Part III

Started by 1~iansdad (Jeff). Last reply by Tiny1pj Feb 10. 110 Replies

One small happiness

Started by zookeeper. Last reply by faithful Marine momwi Jan 20. 615 Replies

where did they go after itb east....

Started by makayla5014. Last reply by 1~steel_walk42 (Denita) Jan 6. 1 Reply

Depot for Graduation

Started by Ladybug~Michelle. Last reply by 1~alex2toes(Dianne) Dec 8, 2014. 8 Replies

Advanced Radio Operators Course

Started by scampboys3 Nov 10, 2014. 0 Replies

holidays and travel question

Started by mcfam. Last reply by 1~Keri (HCC) Oct 24, 2014. 20 Replies

deployment soon?

Started by RDRzmom. Last reply by Krewe of Oorah Sep 23, 2014. 29 Replies

An easy way that YOU can help Gold Star moms and dads

Started by 1~Good2GoMom (Barb). Last reply by RDRzmom Sep 17, 2014. 33 Replies

LES/Leave Days

Started by momofDomin8r56. Last reply by momofDomin8r56 Sep 17, 2014. 21 Replies

I Remember When . . .

Started by 1~17smom (Julie). Last reply by 1~alex2toes(Dianne) Sep 6, 2014. 93 Replies

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Comment by alex2toes 2 hours ago

boconnel, he won't be just sitting around. There are work parties and he needs to complete some MCI's. Waiting training is part of the process. He should see what he can volunteer for, find out who his battle buddy is and settle in.

As far as the not getting recognition for the race event, that is way out of my scope. I'd ask 1~Ian's Dad(Jeff) or LazyK about that.

Comment by boconnel yesterday

I'd like to ask the group for some guidance.

My son is waiting to class up for his final school before being released to the fleet and has been bumped several times. He is now the last in the group that arrived together to be waiting. He is not scheduled to class up until August, so he basically has to wait around for three months.

He worked with his recruiting office to request an RA assignment back home while he waits, but just learned that his request was denied. Just before he left Pensacola he was asked to assist in setting up and breaking down a road race. All who participated got recognition and some volunteer points, except him. Somehow he was overlooked and since it was his last day in Pensacola he felt he couldn't pursue it. Until he completes his next training he is not in the fleet and believes he cannot talk to a career advisor about his situation. He is getting very down on his situation feeling he is repeatedly getting the short end of the stick. I have suggested that he go speak with his sergeant, but he doesn't see the point of it.

Does anyone have any suggestions? I feel that he is wasting a lot of time just sitting around doing virtually nothing for three months and I know it would drive me nuts if I was in that situation. Any guidance would be much appreciated.

Comment by sandyr on Monday

Thank you, Dianne, for the moving tributes to honor our Fallen Heroes. 

Let me add a couple more thoughts about Memorial Day:


Comment by alex2toes on Monday

very moving video tribute

Comment by alex2toes on Monday

Remember the Fallen this Memorial Day.Here is a speech by Marine Lt.Gen John Kelly, exemplifying those who are honored this day.
Comment by alex2toes on May 10, 2015 at 1:33pm

Happy Mother's Day

Comment by 1~Keri (HCC) on April 28, 2015 at 8:14pm
For anyone who missed this at the first of this month: (I'm sure our Marines were briefed).

Date Signed: 4/1/2015
Comment by 1~Keri (HCC) on April 19, 2015 at 1:51pm
A question for you to ask your Marines is to be sure their computer is updated with the latest IE (Explorer) browser.
Read more here:
Comment by willow on April 17, 2015 at 4:14pm
Awesome video - thanks for sharing it 1~Keri!
Comment by 1~Keri (HCC) on April 17, 2015 at 3:20pm

Can never say enough thanks for what our Marines do...


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