MOS Occ Field 28: Ground Electronics Maintenance


MOS Occ Field 28: Ground Electronics Maintenance

For Marines and family members with a MOS in Occupational Field 28: Ground Electronics Maintenance, on the OpSEC compliant, Inc. Marine Family Network Community.

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Discussion Forum

How to best use time while waiting in MAT

Started by dougli. Last reply by BoxerMom (Tina) Jun 23. 5 Replies

2841 Ground Radio Repairman School -what to expect

Started by 2841_jarhead. Last reply by 2841_jarhead Dec 31, 2013. 39 Replies

Accompanied Orders and MAT

Started by Tonya725. Last reply by 1~Keri (HCC) Dec 27, 2013. 15 Replies

Home for Christmas...?

Started by angbb70. Last reply by 1~Keri (HCC) Dec 14, 2013. 14 Replies

2821 MOS

Started by Memorial46. Last reply by 1~Keri (HCC) Sep 16, 2013. 2 Replies

2847 MOS

Started by SpinDance. Last reply by SpinDance Sep 6, 2013. 16 Replies

What is MOS like for married couple?

Started by Courtney. Last reply by Courtney Jul 20, 2013. 13 Replies

MAT - a little frustrating

Started by Memorial46. Last reply by 1~Keri (HCC) Jul 15, 2013. 5 Replies

MOS at 29 Palms communications issues

Started by Missmyishm. Last reply by 1~Keri (HCC) May 25, 2013. 3 Replies

How does schooling work?

Started by chelseairene. Last reply by 1~Keri (HCC) May 17, 2013. 20 Replies

BEC*** Is there currently a wait to be classed up?

Started by Capecodder. Last reply by 1~Keri (HCC) Mar 31, 2013. 56 Replies

2841 MOS

Started by Noemi. Last reply by 1~Keri (HCC) Mar 7, 2013. 28 Replies

2841 MOS Graduation

Started by GuamMom. Last reply by 1~Keri (HCC) Mar 3, 2013. 2 Replies

Alpha Co 29 Palms 9/17/2012

Started by Heather B. Last reply by Heather B Sep 18, 2012. 6 Replies

Arriving at Twentynine Palms August 8, 2012

Started by Red & Yellow Mom. Last reply by Red & Yellow Mom Sep 17, 2012. 3 Replies

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Comment by sues on April 4, 2014 at 8:49am

Hi, my son was at Ft. Sill for 2887 last summer.  He didn't wait long to begin the course--the classes are pretty small.  Ft. Sill Marine section is much smaller than 29P -- it's a small section of the Army base.  There seemed to be a lot of classroom work there and some hands-on application; 8-4:30 workday usually.  

Comment by 1973 Marine [Larry] on April 4, 2014 at 6:12am

Hi Angbb70

The manual says that a 2887 will "operate and maintain counter mortar radar systems, meteorological measuring systems, chronograph systems and ancillary ground radar systems". 

In general, alongside each artillery unit in the Corps there are a LOT of electronic devices to ensure that "outbound" artillery fire goes where it needs to by measuring the local temperature and wind, air pressure, and velocity of the rounds headed downrange. The 2887's will maintain and operate this gear.

Even more importantly, they will maintain radar systems that detect enemy artillery and mortar fire and allow the source of that fire to be designated (very quickly) as a target! 

I've only had one personal interaction with the Marine Detachment at Ft. Sill but you can find more about them here: (opens in a new window). 

Hope this helps,


Comment by angbb70 on March 7, 2014 at 3:17pm

QUESTION!!  Son is soon heading to continue his training from 29P to Ft Sill OK... yah.. an Army base!   

know I've seen someone post referring to their son doing that, but not a lot of detail --- just anyone know what to expect?

Im wondering if he'll start classes right away...or end up 'backlogged' or waiting(MAT) again?      I look forward to the new stories he'll have to share-- im sure some will include being on the turf of the USArmy.  ;)  

MOS is 2887  Artillery Electronics Technician.  WHAT do they do?? as in, in the Fleet?  



Comment by 1~Keri (HCC) on March 3, 2014 at 8:31pm
A 96 is 4 days. You'll need to verify the time of checking out and back in to base. He doesn't want to be late. Most times there is a formation when they return. It's best to verify with your Marine the mileage distance and the time to return to base.

Your Marine needs to put in a request several days (a couple weeks I think) in advance and they need to write down an itinerary of everything they will be doing.

Enjoy the time with your Marine,
1~Keri (HCC)
MFN Marine Groups Moderator/mgr
VPP of Cpl. M - 1MEF/1LE Bn


Isaiah 41:10
Comment by BoxerMom (Tina) on March 3, 2014 at 6:46pm

I see from this discussion that last year the Marines received a 96 hour liberty/leave for Easter.  Is that a guarantee for this year as well?  We will be in 29 Palms from Friday to Tuesday and I'm wondering how long he can be off base and what he has to do to request that. 

Comment by Dilyhi on February 21, 2014 at 3:01pm

You are welcome.

Comment by Dilyhi on February 21, 2014 at 11:23am

I never put a phone number on my son's packages, I just told him when it arrived at the post office and then he would go pick it up.

Comment by Dougt1050 on February 17, 2014 at 7:28pm
How large are the classes in 2800 schools?
Comment by 1961USMC on January 10, 2014 at 1:34pm

My grandson text me last night and said projected pick up March 11 for 2800

Comment by 1~Keri (HCC) on January 8, 2014 at 11:02pm
This is a good discussion too.

And this one:

On the what's after boot page are some good extra links to explore.
Scroll down to 2800, then the first MOS is 2821, in the 3rd column next to it.

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