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

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Discussion Forum

Attending Graduation from MCT?

Started by ProudTXMom. Last reply by 1~Keri (HCC) yesterday. 35 Replies

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. 1 Reply

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Comment by 1~Keri (HCC) on May 28, 2015 at 2:49pm
From how I understand, your Marine will be reimbursed... eventually... after reporting to PDS.
Thanks TigersGirl. Another post regarding travel vouchers. It's a good idea to wait until arriving at the PDS.
There's a lot of classes, briefs and paperwork that gets done at their PDS.
Comment by Shunpike Momma on May 28, 2015 at 2:16pm

Is it ever too late?  My son is at his MOS school right now and he was told he had to wait to get to his permanent duty station.  Just wanted to make sure that was true so that he doesn't lose out on all that money.  The travel reimbursements are to MCT and then from MCT to his MOS, so you're talking around $600.  That's a lot of money for our hard working heroes.

Comment by TigersGirl on May 28, 2015 at 1:37pm

I know my husband filed his travel claim when he got to his first duty station but he went to ITB. I wouldn't be surprised if those who attend MCT do it when they arrive at MOS school. I doubt they would do it at MCT since there's not really anything to reimburse yet.

Comment by Shunpike Momma on May 28, 2015 at 10:36am

Does anyone know when they all should sign up to get travel reimbursements for any eligible expenses?

Comment by 1~Keri (HCC) on April 5, 2015 at 7:09pm

Student Liberty hours are 1:30pm to 8:00pm Sunday (TD-26) and 3:30pm to 8:00pm Monday (TD-27) prior to graduation.
Comment by wethepeople on April 5, 2015 at 8:26am

What time does Liberty Sunday start today?

Comment by 1~Keri (HCC) on March 27, 2015 at 8:17pm
The Marine Corps certainly helps us to be flexible. :)
Comment by Karen 1961 on March 27, 2015 at 5:23pm

We talked last night and he said that he has "green" liberty (overnight off base) if a parent can sign for him. He's still at Camp LeJeune in the holding platoon (Lima) but that may change when he gets to Pensacola in a few weeks (hopefully a few weeks). I made a reservation at a hotel in Jacksonville, NC that I can cancel just in case the word changes in the next few days. Already learning the Marine way of life can change in a moment. . .!!

Comment by 1~Keri (HCC) on March 26, 2015 at 7:35pm
You might read through some of the previous discussions in the Field 62 forum.

Definitely check if your Marine has liberty. I read in one of the Pensacola groups where Junior Marines may not get liberty right away when they first arrive or may be restricted. Your Marine will know more once he arrives.

Yes, with their phones in hand the letters are a thing of the past but doesn't mean can't write. So go ahead. :)
Comment by Karen 1961 on March 26, 2015 at 7:05pm

Thanks, Keri! This website is perfect! You have been so helpful along the way -- I so appreciate it. I recently started volunteering with through their Facebook page, and I tell all the brand new recruit parents when I post how incredibly helpful this forum has been and continues to be for me. I miss my son; it helps that he has his phone back now and can text or call at night (though I must admit that I miss his letters!) but it's still a lonely feeling sometimes. The uncertainty of not knowing where he will be or for how long is odd at times. And planning certainly is a whole new challenge! Liberty is a new concept to him and I just envision us driving 8 1/2 to 9 hours (with new dog in tow) and then finding out that he actually does not get liberty! Oh well, I try not to think this way most of the time and "borrow trouble." So, I hope you do realize how helpful you are -- I appreciate you!


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