SOI East: Infantry Training Battalion (ITB)


SOI East: Infantry Training Battalion (ITB)

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Discussion Forum

ITB Bravo Co. Pickup 10/28 Grad 1/15/15

Started by mommas6nj. Last reply by Carole1124 yesterday. 4 Replies

SOI: ITB Pick up date 8/19/2014

Started by His_Destiny. Last reply by 1~Keri (HCC) Aug 25. 1 Reply

ITB East Alpha Co. graduation 6/19/14

Started by maray. Last reply by 1~Keri (HCC) Jun 18. 29 Replies

ITB East w/ Pickup Date 6/10/14

Started by Kodiak198. Last reply by Kodiak198 Jun 12. 4 Replies

ITB Marines Injuries or Illnesses during SOI

Started by 1~Keri (HCC). Last reply by 1~Keri (HCC) Jun 3. 12 Replies

Family Day

Started by SP. Last reply by ddatilio Apr 5. 7 Replies

SF1009A Form

Started by Kyba. Last reply by 1~Keri (HCC) Mar 18. 5 Replies

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Comment by 1~Keri (HCC) on October 5, 2014 at 7:27pm
Click graduation info (last on the list) on the right:
I think pick up is on Tuesdays so probably soon, maybe a couple weeks or so.

1~Keri (HCC)
MFN Marine groups moderator/mgr
VPP of Sgt. M - 1MEF/1LE Bn - deployed
Isaiah 41:10
Comment by gcmill23 on October 5, 2014 at 4:34pm

When will Alpha Company SOI pick up Marines from Lima to start SOI next?

Comment by 1~Keri (HCC) on September 19, 2014 at 8:06pm
Michele, you might try this 03xx group.

There's on ongoing discussion on SF (Security Forces) training. Although some comments are older, it's still good information to learn.
Comment by mvn828 (Michele) on September 19, 2014 at 11:46am
Thanks for the links, so helpful!
I know how you feel gamom, my son told me not to come too and I felt so bad all day Thursday but We decided it's better to wait until we have more time together.
Comment by mvn828 (Michele) on September 19, 2014 at 11:41am
Hi Keri-no I didn't find my next group yet. My son didn't give me much information this time. He said he was going to Chesapeake Bay but that was all he knew. I haven't talked to him since he left but he's really good about calling or texting us so I hope I will hear from him this weekend. We didn't go to graduation because like you said it was really fast in fact he only got 2 hours liberty the day before and he left right after graduation. We live far away but we are making plans to visit him in October.
Comment by 1~Keri (HCC) on September 18, 2014 at 9:54pm
There is no need to feel guilty if you are unable to attend this graduation.

Most families who do attend live fairly close or have the funds to travel the distance to graduation. Graduations are short. It is a much shorter ceremony than what you experienced at the boot graduation and not as grand. (Marines are in cammies and leave soon after graduation for their next MOS assignment). If you live within a few hours from base I'd encourage you to attend. Because it is short and you have very limited time with your Marine, many families who live farther away opt not to attend. Instead they save the expense and instead visit their Marine at their MOS school or PDS where they will have more time together.

Best wishes and prayers for your Marines throughout his training,
Comment by gamom on September 18, 2014 at 9:40pm

Do many parents go to the graduation from SOI training? My son said not to make the trip but I don't want to miss any of his accomplishments since they all deserve our support and encouragement.

Comment by 1~Keri (HCC) on September 18, 2014 at 9:12pm
Congrats to your Marine Michele!! Have you found your next groups, the PDS groups and the Units groups?

Hopefully with his accrued leave time there will be a visit in the near future.
1~Keri (HCC)
MFN Marine groups moderator/mgr
VPP of Sgt. M - 1MEF/1LE Bn - deployed
Isaiah 41:10
Comment by mvn828 (Michele) on September 18, 2014 at 8:58pm
My son graduated from Camp Geiger today. On to the next location, further away and I miss him still so much.
Comment by 1~Keri (HCC) on September 4, 2014 at 9:09pm
Let's do this families! The Marine Sgt. is only in the lead by a few.
Your vote counts!!

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