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SOI East: Marine Combat Training (MCT)


SOI East: Marine Combat Training (MCT)

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Welcome to the SOI East: MCT Group!

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MCT/ITB Coming...HINTS (Thank YOU WD!!)

SOI East Battalion web sites -



Graduation information -


For an "unofficial training schedule" in the words of a seasoned veteran, click here: http://marinefamilynetwork.com/profiles/blogs/unofficial-training-schedule-mct-marine-combat-training

Your MOS groups can be found here: http://marinefamilynetwork.com/page/wab-soi-mos


Injuries and/or Illnesses during MCT

Click here for quick access to MCT/SOI News Articles http://marinefamilynetwork.com/group/soiemct/forum/topics/mct-soi-news-articles

Discussion Forum

Sunday Liberty

Started by RachelM. Last reply by Retired CPO Jul 6. 19 Replies


Started by Terri. Last reply by 1~Keri (HCC) Apr 21. 3 Replies

MCT/SOI News Articles

Started by 1~Keri (HCC). Last reply by 1~Keri (HCC) Jan 6. 2 Replies

Attending Graduation from MCT?

Started by ProudTXMom. Last reply by 1~Keri (HCC) Jul 4, 2015. 35 Replies

MCT East with pick up date of 6/16/15 -- Fox Company

Started by 1~Keri (HCC). Last reply by 1~Keri (HCC) Jun 17, 2015. 2 Replies

MCT East with pick up date of 5/12/15 -- Golf Company

Started by 1~Keri (HCC). Last reply by 1~Keri (HCC) May 30, 2015. 2 Replies

MCT East with pick up date of 5/19/15 -- Hotel Company

Started by 1~Keri (HCC). Last reply by 1~Keri (HCC) May 30, 2015. 1 Reply

MCT East with pick up date of 5/5/15 -- Fox Company

Started by 1~Keri (HCC). Last reply by 1~Keri (HCC) May 30, 2015. 1 Reply

MCT East with pick up date of 5/26/15 -- India Company

Started by 1~Keri (HCC). Last reply by 1~Keri (HCC) May 24, 2015. 1 Reply

MCT East with pick up date of 4/28/15 -- KiloCompany

Started by 1~Keri (HCC). Last reply by 1~Keri (HCC) Apr 27, 2015. 2 Replies

Comment Wall


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Comment by 1~Keri (HCC) on June 29, 2016 at 1:21pm

Upon arrival to MCT, if your Marine has been picked up to begin training, Marines may usually a few moments of phone use before the phones are collected and locked away. Checking in and being assigned gear takes up a lot of time the first few days so if you don't hear from your Marine right away, this could be the reason.

When the phone calls stop or you no longer have communication with your Marine, it would be a good indication they have picked up to begin training. If you are still in communication by the end of the week, then they may be held over to do other needs of the Corps duties (like guard duty) and to pick up with the next class.

The next 29 days is the "no news is good news" phase.  Best wishes for pick up and some great training.

Comment by Retired CPO on June 29, 2016 at 11:46am

Any updates on jun 28 pickup?

Comment by 1~Keri (HCC) on June 11, 2016 at 3:49pm

Some info on MCT east and graduation:


Comment by 1~Keri (HCC) on May 20, 2016 at 7:16am

Graduation and more listed in the links above:

Graduation information-


Comment by 1~Keri (HCC) on March 13, 2016 at 6:22pm

Class dates for Mar. & Apr.

08-Mar-16 Class 16-16 Hotel Co Grad. 05-Apr-16
15-Mar-16 Class 17-16 India Co Grad. 12-Apr-16
22-Mar-16 Class 18-16 Kilo Co Grad. 19-Apr-16

12-Apr-16 Class 19-16 Fox Co Grad. 10-May-16
19-Apr-16 Class 20-16 Golf Co Grad. 17-May-16
26-Apr-16 Class 21-16 Hotel Grad. 24-May-16

See the info links in the welcome section above!

Comment by 1~Keri (HCC) on February 10, 2016 at 10:27pm
02-Feb-16 - Class 13-16 - Kilo Co. - Grad. 01-Mar-16
-- Week Two: Classes and Practical Applications: Maneuvers and Tactics

09-Feb-16 - Class 14-16 - Fox Co. - Grad. 08-Mar-16
-- Week One: Classes and Practical Applications.

23-Feb-16 - Class 15-16 - Golf Co. - Grad. 22-Mar-16
Comment by 1~Keri (HCC) on January 26, 2016 at 6:58am
Of course this training schedule is unofficial but does give you an idea..
Read more here: http://marinefamilynetwork.com/profiles/blogs/unofficial-training-s...

5-Jan-16 - Class 9-16 - Fox Co. - Grad. 02-Feb-16
--Final Week is the final written test or PRAT, and admin

12-Jan-16 - Class 10-16 - Golf Co. - Grad. 09-Feb-16
--Week Three: Range and BSRE (Basic Skills Retention Exercise). One full week in the field (Some call "Hell Week")

19-Jan-16 - Class 11-16 - Hotel Co. - Grad. 16-Feb-16
--Week Two: Classes and Practical Applications: Maneuvers and Tactics

26-Jan-16 - Class 12-16 - India Co. - Grad. 23-Feb-16
-- Week One: Classes and Practical Applications.
Comment by 1~Keri (HCC) on January 16, 2016 at 10:59am
For families of Marines who graduated this last Tuesday, a big congrats!

My thoughts with best wishes as they are getting accustomed to their new MOS assignments. Here is your next MOS groups!
Comment by 1~Keri (HCC) on January 6, 2016 at 8:41pm
See photos of India Co.:

Click on Gallery Images to view other photos
Comment by 1~Keri (HCC) on January 4, 2016 at 8:48pm
While liberty and phone use during MCT is the decision of command, do keep your phone close just in case and answer any unknown number. Do send text messages to your Marine's phone so when they do get their phones back they will read all of your messages once phones are returned. :)
Sometimes phones are given back as a reward but possbly look for a call on Liberty Sunday, the Sunday before gradation.

The first couple weeks will be busy training in the field. Read this 'unofficial training schedule' for an idea of what your Marines are doing.

My best wishes to your Marines!

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