SOI East: Marine Combat Training (MCT)


SOI East: Marine Combat Training (MCT)

For family members of Marines at SOI East: Marine Combat Training (MCT), on the OpSEC Compliant, Inc. Marine Family Network Community.



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Welcome to the SOI East: MCT Group!

Your Volunteer Moderator for this MFN group is 1~HCC_proud mom (Keri).  If you have questions or concerns about the group, please add Keri as a friend so you can talk with her directly, or ask in the forum below.

SOI East Battalion web site - (Address and other information) -

Graduation information: -


For an "unofficial training schedule" in the words of a seasoned veteran, click here:

Your MOS groups can be found here:


Injuries and/or Illnesses during MCT

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Discussion Forum

MCT East with pick up date of 3/10/15 -- Kilo Company

Started by 1~Keri (HCC). Last reply by 1~Keri (HCC) on Thursday. 2 Replies

MCT East with pick up date of 2/3/15 -- Golf Company

Started by 1~Keri (HCC). Last reply by 1~Keri (HCC) on Wednesday. 23 Replies

MCT/SOI News Articles

Started by 1~Keri (HCC) Feb 12. 0 Replies

MCT pick up date 1/20/15

Started by ktpowers6. Last reply by 1~Keri (HCC) Jan 23. 37 Replies

MCT East with pick up date of 12/2/14 -- Kilo Company

Started by 1~Keri (HCC). Last reply by 1~Keri (HCC) Dec 29, 2014. 42 Replies

MCT East with pick up date of 12/23/14 -- Hotel Company

Started by 1~Keri (HCC). Last reply by 1~Keri (HCC) Dec 27, 2014. 4 Replies

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Comment by 1~Keri (HCC) on Friday
India Company, Class 16-15 Karen. Since you know platoon, go ahead and add that too. It will just help the mail room sort better.

My best wishes for your son through this part of his Marine training.
Comment by Karen 1961 on Friday

My son is at MCT and was picked up on February 24th. He sent me a text before he turned his phone in to say that he is in India Company, 2nd Platoon. But when I look at the website, the address format is Company and Class -- if I want to send a card or letter, how should I address it?

Comment by 1~Keri (HCC) on Thursday
Graduation date is pretty much set. After reading these discussions for a couple years, I haven't seen it change except for maybe around the Christmas holiday.
Liberty is a command decision and can changed or canceled at anytime. Hopefully everyone has passed all tests and do well on the last hike.
Keep your phone close the Sunday before graduation!

Graduation information can be found on the SOI East web site.
Student liberty hours are 1330 (1:30pm) to 2000 (8:00pm) Sunday and 1530 (3:30pm) to 2000 (8:00pm) Monday.
Comment by Maya Gooden on Thursday
Do you think the graduation on March 3rd for the India conpany will be pushed back Becasue of the snow? Idk anything my husband hasn't called me once since he left:/
Comment by Maya Gooden on February 23, 2015 at 8:52pm
Thank you so much Keri
Comment by 1~Keri (HCC) on February 23, 2015 at 8:49pm
Be sure he asks for accompanied orders. Check out the wives and girlfriends groups too. There are some ladies who may be able to share their personal experience about living in Pensacola.
Comment by Maya Gooden on February 23, 2015 at 8:38pm
Yea he said it'll be like 9months to a year. So I knoe that'll be hard on us. But thank you and I wil have him look into it
Comment by 1~Keri (HCC) on February 23, 2015 at 7:51pm
Have your husband check with his command after he reports to his MOS school to see if you would be authorized on the orders to live there while he is at this Aviation school. These schools are typically longer than most other MOS schools but it is the decision of his new MOS command.
Comment by Maya Gooden on February 23, 2015 at 7:42pm
Thank you Keri. I'm just so new to this and were newlyweds and this is just a lot:/ ugh idk
Comment by 1~Keri (HCC) on February 23, 2015 at 7:36pm
He needs to check into his MOS school see if they even allow RA. If the class is backed up most times Marines do needs of the Corps duties until they can class up.
Look for a call on the Sunday just before graduation. This is their liberty time.
The 29 days of MCT can seem like the longest 29 days because of the lack of communication. This gets better at their MOS.
Golf Co., 2/3 pick up may have been out in the field all week.

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