SOI West: Marine Combat Training (MCT)


SOI West: Marine Combat Training (MCT)

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Some Graduation Info & Personal Experiences

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

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Discussion Forum

MCT West with pick up date of 7/4/15

Started by joclyn. Last reply by 1~Keri (HCC) Aug 23. 2 Replies

MCT West -- Kilo Company, pick up Feb. 24, 2015

Started by 1~Keri (HCC). Last reply by 1~Keri (HCC) Mar 16. 6 Replies

MCT -- India Company

Started by 1~Keri (HCC). Last reply by 1~Keri (HCC) Feb 11. 1 Reply

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Comment by AKcool on Wednesday
Thank you both ladies. The gift card sounds like a great idea. He probably would like that.
Comment by 1~Keri (HCC) on Wednesday
If you would send a package with food, it would need to be consumed outside the squad bay.
There is a Dominoes where many Marines spend their liberty time. A change from eating MRE's for a month. If you mail a letter you could include a visa gift card.

You can find the address on this page.
Comment by alex2toes on Tuesday

AKcool, once they are out of Boot, things are pretty lax. Unless they get stationed overseas and there are restrictions imposed by that country you are free to ship baked goods, candy, toys, movies, whatever; just no contraband.

Comment by AKcool on Tuesday
Thank you for the feedback. My son called my husband 2 days ago and asked if I had sent a package but didn't say what the rules about handling them once they arrive. Thanks for the guidance ladies.
Comment by 1~Keri (HCC) on Tuesday
Your Marine only has about another week. As alex2 has said, MOS would be better.

The MCT West training schedule may be different as far as what happens each week. This unofficial schedule was written with MCT East in mind. West may change the weeks around. If you have not received a text or call from your Marine he could very well be in the field for the week.
Comment by alex2toes on Tuesday

He can have care packages. Just remember that he will be out in the field so they do not encourage storage of food in the rooms. Once they are at their MOS would be a much better time to send the yummy goodies.

Comment by AKcool on Tuesday
My son is in the middle of training with Kilo Co. Can they receive care packages from family containing baked goods and sweets or will it not be allowed to be consumed?
Comment by 1~Keri (HCC) on Tuesday
Nov. Class pick up and graduation:

Class 4-16, 03-Nov-15 graduating 01-Dec-15, India Co.
Final Week is the final written test or PRAT, and admin

Class 5-16, 10-Nov-15 graduating 08-Dec-15, Kilo Co.
Week Three: Range and BSRE

Class 6-16, 17-Nov-16 graduating 15-Dec-15, Fox Co.
Week Two: Classes and Practical Applications

Class 7-16, 24-Nov-15 graduating 17-Dec-15, Golf Co.
Week One: Classes and Practical Applications

For an "unofficial training schedule" in the words of a seasoned veteran, click here:
Comment by 1~Keri (HCC) on October 24, 2015 at 9:21pm
For an "unofficial training schedule" in the words of a seasoned veteran, click here:
Comment by 1~Keri (HCC) on October 13, 2015 at 10:33pm
If your Marine reported to SOI, checking in and starting training can be two different dates. If a training class is full then Marines wait until the next available class to pick up to begin training.
Also, failure to not have all "issued gear" when reporting to SOI can cause delays so your Marines need to bring everything issued at boot.

Upon arrival to MCT, if your Marine reported in for training on the day of reporting, they do usually get a few moments of phone use before they turn off their phones. Checking in and being assigned gear takes up a lot of time the first few days so if you don't hear from your Marine right away, this could be the reason.

When the phone calls stop or you no longer have communication with your Marine, it would be a good indication he has picked up to begin training. If you are still in communication, then he may be held over to do other needs of the Corps duties (like guard duty) and may pick up with the next class.

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