For Wives, Fiancées and Girlfriends of Recruits


For Wives, Fiancées and Girlfriends of Recruits

This group is a place for Wives, Fiancées and Girlfriends of Recruits to connect and share on the OpSEC compliant, Inc. Marine Family Network Community.






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For those who feel a little lost, or need support.

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Boot Camp Advice from a Girlfriend

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Link to make logo with last name and platoon number!

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Lima Co. Platoon 3250, girls???

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YOU can make a difference RIGHT NOW

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The mail is so slow!

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We're At The Starting Line

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Comment by 1~alwaysf8hful (Pam) on September 4, 2014 at 11:46am

This is a link about Boot Camp from a girlfriend.  She shares a lot of what Jenna wrote.

(Great post and advice, Jenna!  Thank you.)

Comment by Jenna on September 4, 2014 at 9:54am

I'm so new to this! My boyfriend left for boot camp on Labor day and I've been a mess since. I come from a military family and I thought I was prepared for this but I was so wrong. Any tips about how to make it through these next 13 weeks? I'm trying to stay as busy as I can and I'm trying to stay around my friends and family as much as possible. I've already wrote him a few letters as well. His mother and I talk to each other every day. Is there anything else I could be doing to help?

My boyfriend and I lived together before he left. Work is a great distraction for me but when I come home at night and I'm alone I break down.

Comment by 1~alwaysf8hful (Pam) on August 27, 2014 at 12:02pm

It depends upon the DI.  If you put the platoon number on the envelope, it will get to the platoon.  Each DI is different and every situation is different.  Let us know what happened after your recruit tells you.

Comment by Jessica branas on August 27, 2014 at 10:03am
I forgot to put my recruits name in the envelope of the firest few letters.. apparently when that happens theyought send them back to me or he'll get in trouble (if they give him the letters) has this ever happened to anyone?
Comment by JayBaby18 on August 26, 2014 at 3:14pm
Any girlfriends going to Graduation in San Diego on November 21st?
Comment by 1~alwaysf8hful (Pam) on August 19, 2014 at 5:50pm

ohmykasil:  I answered you up in the Discussions.  It's a day you will never forget.

Comment by ohmykasii on August 19, 2014 at 3:04pm

Hey, I was wondering how the weather would be like in OCT. 30 in San Diego. My boyfriend is graduating on that day and IM so excited to be reunited with my Marine. So I want to know if i should wear a dress if the weather is not cold.

Comment by 1~alex2toes(Dianne) on August 19, 2014 at 11:51am

Ashley, you ARE one lucky girl. :) Just be aware that there maybe times in the future that you will have a drought when it comes to letters. The ladies that are further along can warn you all about the pitfalls of Phase II.

Comment by 1~alwaysf8hful (Pam) on August 19, 2014 at 10:36am


There are times when he won't write every day, it will be physically impossible.  It's sweet to know that he loves you.  Do you love him enough to tell him not to write every day, for him to concentrate on Boot Camp?  He is training to become a Marine...the hardest military job for a young adult.  Guns, mind-games, etc.  He must be concentrating on his studies and his physical challenges.  Please don't take this as harsh, but as caring for you and your recruit.  That's the only reason I'm here.  <3  As a closing thought, I don't think I'd want my Marine/recruit training with someone who thinks of his gf and makes it a point to write everyday.  My Marine's life would be in jeopardy if the guy next to him couldn't focus.  

I care about you.  I care about him.  I care about his platoon-mates.

Comment by Jennifer C on August 18, 2014 at 2:22pm
Thank you!

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