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For Parents of Poolees in DEP (Delayed Entry Program)


For Parents of Poolees in DEP (Delayed Entry Program)

This group is a place for parents of poolees in the DEP (Delayed Entry Program) to connect and share on the OpSEC compliant, Inc. Marine Family Network Community.




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Latest Activity: Mar 16

Welcome to the Parents of Poolees Group!

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Discussion Forum

ASVAB score questions and MOS

Started by jellybean. Last reply by charliep Jan 15. 4 Replies

son seriously considering joining the reserves

Started by largefamiymom. Last reply by Trigirl53 Nov 26, 2016. 20 Replies

bibles, religious necklace at bootcamp

Started by largefamiymom. Last reply by Emily Nov 22, 2016. 2 Replies

How do you deal with relatives who oppose enlistment?

Started by jt4s1982(tammie). Last reply by largefamiymom Nov 18, 2016. 50 Replies

Mom of a soon to be DEP Poolee

Started by jellybean. Last reply by Trigirl53 Oct 24, 2016. 7 Replies

Poolee to Recruit

Started by Susan J Bernstein. Last reply by Trigirl53 Sep 19, 2016. 1 Reply

Total Newbie Here

Started by Bethy97. Last reply by Trigirl53 Jun 16, 2016. 25 Replies

retainer or mouth guard at boot camp?

Started by Sshriver (Sharon). Last reply by Milimom2 Jun 12, 2016. 9 Replies

The First Phone Call

Started by MarineMom. Last reply by Bethy97 Jun 8, 2016. 17 Replies

Tell your Kid before they leave

Started by LazyK-Chyn. Last reply by Wendy Jun 2, 2016. 23 Replies

I have been warned!

Started by JAM. Last reply by Trigirl53 May 6, 2016. 46 Replies

worried about the future

Started by lmctrouble (Lynda). Last reply by 1~Keri (HCC) May 2, 2016. 4 Replies

Any Dallas Tx Poolees in the DEP?

Started by Sonja. Last reply by kauch May 2, 2016. 5 Replies

New here

Started by Boldelly. Last reply by Trigirl53 Apr 18, 2016. 22 Replies

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Comment by Trigirl53 on January 7, 2017 at 8:02am
Good morning, everyone!
Just wanted to check in and see how you all we're doing?
We are just now catching our breath, it seems, after sending our son off to CA on Wednesday am. I had mentioned this in another post elsewhere, but I do have to toss out a few "shout-outs"... First to our USO's at the various airports.They were a "Godsend" and just a sweet place to "land", particularly in LA as they had to wait quite awhile for a bus to pick them up to bring them to the base. And...I'm sending gratitude to the folks who made that bus possible, as there were a lot of "unknowns", plus the potential for a very costly (nearly 3 hr) cab ride :)
We've gotten daily texts so far and he sounds happy and is reconnecting with MCT pals, plus making new ones. Being in a new part of the country is exciting for him, too.
Sending you all hugs from snowy SW Va! :)
Comment by JAM on January 2, 2017 at 6:25am
Hi everyone! I'm so sorry I've been gone so long. Life's been crazy over in our neck of the woods. It's been wonderful having MJ home but he left yesterday for North Carolina to spend a few days with his aunt before heading back to camp Johnson for school.

I'm glad to see that all of you are doing well. And I wish you all the happiest 2017! I'm still working two jobs and volunteering on the Marine parents Facebook page for Mike company. Remembering all the feelings from 4 a half months ago with all the new parents has been exciting.

Comment by Trigirl53 on January 1, 2017 at 7:15pm
Wonderful!! Thanks, everyone! :)
Comment by charliep on December 31, 2016 at 6:49pm

My son and his wife fly in and out of the Ontario airport.  It is closer than LAX or San Diego and less expensive than Palm Springs.  There is a volunteer group that offers free transportation.

If you look at the 29 site, there is a section about transportation there also but not too helpful.   You can Google "29 Palms shuttle" for a little more info.

Comment by alex2toes on December 31, 2016 at 6:26pm

Here is a discussion about flying into LAX. It is pretty much the same advice for San Diego. He has numbers on his orders that he needs to call and the USO is a great resource. They can help with almost any emergency.

Comment by Trigirl53 on December 31, 2016 at 5:37pm
Thanks so much!! That sounds about right :)
He will be landing about 3 hours away from 29 do I find out if there is a shuttle set up to meet him and if so, does he need to make arrangements ahead of time? Thanks for helping here... :)
Comment by alex2toes on December 31, 2016 at 5:22pm

And Skycaps! Don't be afraid to use them.

Comment by alex2toes on December 31, 2016 at 5:18pm

2 thoughts for you. 1) Space saver bags cut down on bulk. They do nothing about weight just bulk 2) you can ask the ticket agent at the desk for an escort pass so you can go the boarding area with him.

Comment by alex2toes on December 31, 2016 at 5:12pm

There is no restriction on the bags. Mine flew home with 2 seabags, a war bag & a gament bag.

That all went to MCT with him. He did not get leave between MCT &MOS so that was all bused from Pendleton to 29 Palms.


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