SOI West: Infantry Training Battalion (ITB)


SOI West: Infantry Training Battalion (ITB)

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Welcome to the SOI West: ITB 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.

Discussion Forum

Bravo Company Starting 9/16/2014

Started by Kevin. Last reply by Kevin yesterday. 19 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

Charlie Company starting Jan 28

Started by PetesMom12. Last reply by 1~Keri (HCC) Feb 21. 10 Replies

One question at a time

Started by kid2marine. Last reply by Roryvan Feb 8. 10 Replies

Echo Company

Started by Ragman619. Last reply by Ragman619 Jan 10. 5 Replies

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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?
Comment by 1~Keri (HCC) on September 4, 2014 at 9:08pm
Let's do this families! The Marine Sgt. is only in the lead by a few.
Your vote counts!!
Comment by 1~Keri (HCC) on June 17, 2014 at 5:10pm
LazyK is kind of all over... :)

Members usually start there own discussion groups once they know their Marine has picked up.
SOI West has a grad schedule --

Enjoy your Marine's leave time!!
Best wishes with prayers for your Marine when training begins.
1~Keri (HCC)
MFN Marine Groups Moderator/mgr
VPP of Cpl. M - 1MEF/1LE Bn
Comment by Bsblmom3 on June 17, 2014 at 4:51pm

Thank you lazyK, I really don't like the unknown but I guess I better get used to it, I'm a Marine mom now!   BTW, are you following me?   LOL!

Comment by LazyK-Chyn on June 17, 2014 at 4:19pm

I'll jump in here for Keri

PDS assignment can come at any time during the last two weeks of ITBn training, up to and including the day of graduation

Comment by Bsblmom3 on June 17, 2014 at 2:57pm

Hi 1~Keri, my son leaves July 8th for SOI West - ITB, when do they find out where their PDS is?


This training is 59 total days from pick up to graduation. At graduation the Marine reports directly to their Permanent Duty Station (PDS).



Comment by 1~Keri (HCC) on June 14, 2014 at 9:16am
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Happy Father's Day weekend to all Marine dads!! A real hug or call or Skype to make your day!
1~Keri (HCC)
MFN Marine groups moderator/mgr
VPP of Cpl. M - 1MEF/1LE Bn deployed
Isaiah 41:10
Comment by 1~Keri (HCC) on May 11, 2014 at 8:22am
To all moms missing your Marines this day... just know they love and appreciate you for you. Many thanks to them for their service and sacrifice!
Be blessed this day and may God shine on you... always!
Happy Mother's Day!!
Semper Fi - Semper family!
1~Keri (HCC)
MFN Marine Groups Moderator/mgr
VPP of Cpl. M - 1MEF/1LE Bn
Isaiah 41:10

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