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MCRD Parris Island: April 12, 2013 – Kilo Company


MCRD Parris Island: April 12, 2013 – Kilo Company

For family and friends of recruits in training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot (MCRD) Parris Island for graduation with Kilo Company on April 12, 2013. 

Ship Date: January 14, 2013




Members: 83
Latest Activity: Apr 1, 2014

Welcome to the Kilo Co, April 12, 2013 Group!




Discussion Forum

MCT - understanding "pick up" of new marines

Started by Mom2317. Last reply by jonromika May 13, 2013. 46 Replies

The Crucible

Started by 1~donna from wi. Last reply by SEAmom (Linda) Apr 27, 2013. 92 Replies

Platoon 3028

Started by 1~donna from wi. Last reply by Crazynbrav Apr 10, 2013. 76 Replies

kilo co is on fb

Started by Belinda. Last reply by sue Apr 8, 2013. 9 Replies

Liberty Sunday

Started by 1~donna from wi. Last reply by Renegade Apr 7, 2013. 64 Replies

After graduation - SOI & MOS

Started by mandmsmom (Deborah). Last reply by 1~donna from wi Apr 7, 2013. 66 Replies

Platoon 3024

Started by 1~donna from wi. Last reply by 1~donna from wi Apr 2, 2013. 152 Replies

Platoon 3025

Started by 1~donna from wi. Last reply by 1~donna from wi Apr 1, 2013. 46 Replies

Platoon 3029

Started by 1~donna from wi. Last reply by mandmsmom (Deborah) Mar 31, 2013. 124 Replies

Platoon 3026

Started by 1~donna from wi. Last reply by EveNoel Mar 29, 2013. 73 Replies

Rollercoaster Ride Fitness

Started by 1~donna from wi. Last reply by Beanpole's Mom Mar 28, 2013. 191 Replies

Platoon 3030

Started by 1~donna from wi. Last reply by 1~donna from wi Mar 27, 2013. 125 Replies

Meet & Greet Planning?? post here!

Started by 1~donna from wi. Last reply by Victoria Mar 22, 2013. 58 Replies

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Comment by rebecca71 on June 15, 2013 at 9:20pm

I hope so, too, Linda!  We're all family now!

Comment by SEAmom (Linda) on June 15, 2013 at 9:14pm

Hi Rebecca! It is good to see everyone :)  I hope we all stay in touch even though we're all over the country and our boys/Marines are going to be all over the world!

Comment by rebecca71 on June 15, 2013 at 8:41pm

Hey Everyone...Good to see you all out here again!!

A note on the yearbooks...a few of my son's friends graduated at the beginning of November, and they received yearbooks in February (almost 4 months). 

Danny & Bri...My Marine's MOS is Public Affairs (just like your Recruit).  Actually, I just spent the entire day on the Ft. Meade Army Base in MD visiting my Marine!!  He is still not cleared to leave on the weekends, but it was great to just sit and talk with him.  I'm going to stop by tomorrow morning to drop off breakfast and get one more hug, before I start the 7 hour drive home.  Let me know if you need any info...I'll be happy to share!!

Comment by Beanpole's Mom on June 15, 2013 at 5:28pm

Getting book training (have you looked at the hours for some of these courses? 3 hours and some marine credits, makes it seem like fluff.) is all well and good.  But are these excessively long delays the norm?  Is it due to cuts and sequestration, or just really bad planning?  Think about it.  A bunch of mothers can set up bake sales, camp schedules, classes etc and take the boy scouts out to learn and earn, and it doesn't get bumped out 5 months because there aren't enough kids at that level or with that interest.....Sorry.  I come from a corporate background and can't imagine hiring on staff for the project that doesn't start for months after their training is complete.  You allow for a certain percentage of failure and ineptitude in the line staff training, but you don't set them up to take your money and benefits and not give them enough to do!  Maybe wolfdragon or one of the moderators can shed some light on the extreme delays?  Thanks all, for letting me vent.

Comment by Bigdadof5boyz on June 15, 2013 at 5:07pm
Well said Linda. When I was in the Air Force someone told me to take all the training I could get. I didn't opt out of the aircraft maintenance class school in Sheppard Air Force Base even though I was already a licensed aircraft mechanic. I basically got kicked out of school because I knew more then the airman first class (E3, LCPL) that was teaching it. In the way that only I could I added my two cents everytime in felt the need. They graduated me after two weeks and I was able to choose first of the bases available to my series.
When I got to my base they looked at me and said you're weeks early. I guess after several phone calls they set me up in the barricks and a work assignment.
Then my first day on the job my boss who was an Air Foce Staff Sergeant (USMC Sergeant, E5) told me to get a roll of flight line. I already knew the joke, but took the time to go to chow (the chow hall was open much longer in the Air Force) and hang out with my roommate. After two or three hours I went back and reported to the flight (platoon) and to Ssgt Smith that I couldn't find any flight line but I'm willing to go look for some prop wash for the rest of the day that everyone else worked. Then I produced my FAA mechanics license, none of the airman or sergeants there had one. Their laughter at me became laughter with me and at themselves for having to work when the new guy pulled one over on them. They treated me like an equal after that. When it was my turn as the boss I never allowed such greatings to the new guy. In fact I always tipped off the new guys even when I was just another fellow mechanic.
Having said that I always went along to the non sence innitation rituals given to butter bar pilots. Like getting an "air sample" at certain intervals during their first flight usually on the way to Hickum AFB in Hawaii. We did that so often that the command post people at Hickum would see the new officer carrying in that several packages of air the he or she would ask the second lieutenant if they were the air samples and if he put on them the exact flight level and coordinates on them. Silly things they do to make people feel right at home.
Comment by SEAmom (Linda) on June 15, 2013 at 1:58pm

Look on the bright side ladies & gents ... the longer it takes to get them into training, trained and onto their PDS, the longer they are home safe on USA soil, and still your boys, Marines but still your boys.  SEA graduates 6/20, this is it, no more 'training'. His PDS will be Camp Lejeune and he will be deploying in the near future, in the forseeable future.  Enjoy them every second you can, you are all blessed.  

Comment by jacqstan on June 15, 2013 at 12:13pm
Yes, son is a bit disappointed that he's just waiting....he's not sure about RA...he may have a better chance at getting it since he is a PFC, but it's not encouraging. looks like a trip or two to Pensacola for me this summer!
Comment by Bigdadof5boyz on June 15, 2013 at 12:09pm
It looks like if ours doesn't get picked up in October he will have to wait until February. At least the current base he is on will be litter free. I could imagine that it is very frustrating for these young men to be waiting so long.
Comment by jonromika on June 15, 2013 at 11:48am

Mine too Beanpole's mom

Comment by jonromika on June 15, 2013 at 11:47am

Rockland county. Not too far north from NYC


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