SOI West: Infantry Training Battalion (ITB)


SOI West: Infantry Training Battalion (ITB)

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Discussion Forum

Bravo Company Starting 9/16/2014

Started by Kevin. Last reply by 1~Keri (HCC) 16 hours ago. 40 Replies

Delta Co Pick-up 09/30/2014

Started by Tuolumne. Last reply by Theresa 22 hours ago. 31 Replies

Things to send

Started by Theresa. Last reply by 1~Keri (HCC) Oct 13. 8 Replies

Delta Co. pick-up 7/8/2014

Started by 1~Keri (HCC). Last reply by 1~Keri (HCC) Sep 10. 9 Replies

Bravo pick up 6/17

Started by Prouddad. Last reply by 1~Keri (HCC) Jul 16. 3 Replies

ITB Marines sent to SAC with injuries

Started by julese (zach's mom). Last reply by 1~Keri (HCC) Jun 25. 265 Replies

Alpha Co starting 4-22-14

Started by kurliiQ. Last reply by SaraL Jun 24. 27 Replies

Travel to Graduation or Not

Started by LuLu. Last reply by 1~17smom (Julie) Jun 14. 8 Replies

Charlie Co Pick-up 5-20-14

Started by Phronsie's Mum. Last reply by Phronsie's Mum Jun 9. 13 Replies

Delta Co. starting 4-1-14

Started by Suebeme. Last reply by Marine Sis Apr 7. 9 Replies

Bravo Co. starting 3-11-14

Started by LukesprdMom. Last reply by 1~Keri (HCC) Mar 27. 5 Replies

Echo Co. pick up date 2-18-14

Started by kbbca. Last reply by Jenn Alpha Batt1 mom Mar 8. 6 Replies

Alpha Co. starting Jan 7

Started by C-Man's mom. Last reply by momofDomin8r56 Mar 2. 42 Replies

question about holding at ITB

Started by Julie. Last reply by LeslieB22 Feb 23. 70 Replies

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Comment by 1~Keri (HCC) on October 28, 2014 at 9:17pm
Any families with Marines at or almost to the split and moving on to MART?

There is an ongoing MART discussion over here in the 03xx MOS forum.

Here is the direct link:

or this one is good too:
Comment by 1~Keri (HCC) on October 15, 2014 at 9:27pm
Marines checking in this week and waiting to be picked up with a training Company may be doing 'needs go the Corps' duties like guard duty.
They should still have access to their phones when not on duty.
Comment by angelkids4 on October 15, 2014 at 9:20am

My son's ITB won't pick up until next week, what will they do on base in the meantime?

Comment by 1~Keri (HCC) on October 14, 2014 at 7:50pm
Since Delta stated 9/30, it would probably be Alpha Co.

The graduation schedule
has not been updated so these start dates need to come from your Marine. Do start a discussion once you know what Company your Marine has picked up with.

1~Keri (HCC)
MFN Marine groups manager
VPP of Sgt. M - 1MEF/1LE Bn
Comment by boconnel on October 14, 2014 at 12:29pm

Anyone know what company is starting today?

Comment by 1~Keri (HCC) on October 6, 2014 at 9:34pm

That's right, the USMC fiscal year begins 10/1. After Sept. your Marine will be your best source for pick up dates. It's my understanding that sometimes a schedule is posted in the squad bays from previous member comments but I don't know just when that will be. :)

I guess it's Semper Gumby time.

Comment by boconnel on October 6, 2014 at 9:13pm

The posted calendars that I have found for SOI seem to stop at 9/30/2014. My son is heading out 13 October, I am assuming for a pickup on 14 October. Any idea when calendars for October on will be published, or if they have, where I could find them? I think Oct. 1 is a new fiscal year for the government.

Comment by 1~Keri (HCC) on September 21, 2014 at 8:21am
I'm sure at the guard station, they would direct you to where you need to go deb.
All SOI west graduations are held on the parade deck at SOI Camp Pendleton. My son told me it's behind the chow hall, kind of tucked away.
There's a detailed map at the bottom of the check in page of the SOI West site.

Read Sun Seekers comment about graduation and go early or possibly the weekend before and hope for the best for liberty.

Safe travels and enjoy your time :)
1~Keri (HCC)
MFN Marine groups moderator/mgr
VPP of Sgt. M - 1MEF/1LE Bn deployed
Isaiah 41:10
Comment by 1~17smom (Julie) on September 20, 2014 at 7:08pm

deb:  It's at Camp Pendleton, at the School of Infantry.  Here's a link to the Camp Pendleton official website. On the right side of the main page you'll find a menu.  Click on Base Information, then click on Base Map.  You'll see where SOI is:

Once you see the map you'll realize you DON'T want to go in the main base entrance - although that's where all the car rental companies will mark on the map.  We did that.  You have to drive ALL the way across the base to get to the other side of the base, and that is NOT a small base.  Turns out there's another entrance on the SOI-side of the base, right off the freeway, near the town of San Onofre.  Take the Basilone exit East and you'll run right into a Pendleton guard station. 

Comment by deb on September 20, 2014 at 6:22pm
How can I find out where the SOI ITB West graduation will be?

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