SOI West: Infantry Training Battalion (ITB)


SOI West: Infantry Training Battalion (ITB)

For family members of Marines at SOI West: Infantry Training Battalion (ITB), on the OpSEC Compliant, Inc. Marine Family Network Community.



Members: 747
Latest Activity: Aug 3

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 pick up 6/17

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

Delta Co. pick-up 7/8/2014

Started by 1~Keri (HCC). Last reply by Caryn Jul 16. 5 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

Clothes/Uniforms for SOI

Started by Joyce. Last reply by Denny Jan 7. 16 Replies

Comment Wall


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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
If you haven't already checked the great deal this weekend from the EGA Shop, see here:

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
Comment by 1~Keri (HCC) on April 25, 2014 at 12:16pm
We missed our goal  to purchase 500 Made-in-the-USA American Flags to send in our care packages that are going to Marines in Afghanistan to be shipped tomorrow, 4/25 but there is still time...

Please visit this page and click to donate a flag. 
It's $30 to buy the beautiful, top quality, embroidered flag, Made in the USA.

The idea is to send the American flags in the care packages so the Marine could fly, hoist, or otherwise display the flag in Afghanistan during his or her last tour of duty in our war against terror.  We want the Marine to take the flag home as a family heirloom to be passed down for generations.  

Click here
to learn more.

Prayers always for all who serve!
Semper Fidelis!!
1~Keri (HCC)
MFN Marine Groups Moderator/mgr
VPP of Cpl. M - 1MEF/1LE Bn
Isaiah 41:10
Comment by 1~Keri (HCC) on April 7, 2014 at 8:45pm

There's a new live chat on the main page and follows you to each group you visit too. Tracy, the founder of MFN is trying this new chat out to see how everyone likes it.

This new chat feature is for everyone (recruit families as well as Marine families) and will be available for specified hours during the day.

Check out this link to Tracy's blog that is requesting your input too!

You can minimize to get it out of your way in the groups if you want or click to join in.  So you can access in your groups or on the main page of MFN!

Give it a try!:)

1~Keri (HCC)
MFN Marine Groups Moderator/mgr
VPP of Cpl. M - 1MEF/1LE Bn


Comment by Marine Sis on March 25, 2014 at 6:12am

Thank you Keri! I appreciate your help :)

Comment by 1~Keri (HCC) on March 24, 2014 at 10:38pm
Hi Marine Sis. My congrats to your new Marine brother! :)

SOI (School of Infantry) is actually two different schools depending on the Marine's MOS.
Marines who hold a MOS of Infantry(03XX) attend ITB (Infantry Training Battalion). ITB is two parts. The first part, they learn basic Marine combat skills, for the second part they "split" and train on their specific weapon or MOS. This training is 59 total days from pick up to graduation. At graduation the Marine reports directly to their Permanent Duty Station (PDS).
The other schools is MCT, (Marine Combat Training). This School is for all NON infantry MOS.

On the SOI West web site you will find a pick up/graduation schedule. Scroll past the MCT schedule.

It looks like the next class is Delta on April 1. Your Marine will know more once he checks in to SOI.
Good luck and best wishes to your Marine when his training does start.
1~Keri (HCC)
MFN Marine Groups Moderator/mgr

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