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This is the place to connect with other families in your Marine's MCT company. Marines picked up to start MCT training on 22 Jan., 2013 will be in Golf Company, Class 13-? (the ? class of fiscal year 2013). Graduation will be 19 Feb., 2013.

This information (start and graduation dates) is subject to change once more information is made known. I will update if necessary.

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Hi Marine Mamas/Papas! Mom of a, that is a good question.

I am guessing the graduation will be Feb. 19. As you can see from the graduation schedule, the 1/22/13 Golf is not listed ...yet.

This is why I added I would update once more information became available. Right now I'm going off of the MCT East schedule. Usually Marines from East and West graduate on the same day.

This is the MCT East site. If you click graduation dates, you will see the graduation schedule.


Marines graduating SOI travel on to their follow-on MOS school soon after graduation.



Here we are, yes! I have butterfly stomach going on again... This goodbye will be VERY different..thank God for skype and phones when they get Liberty. He asked us if we were willing to move close to where he ends up getting stationed. We told him since my mom and dad are down the street and my mom in law in town, that the chances of moving soon are pretty slim.  My husband and I are also only children so the reality of caring for them is there .His younger brother also has 4 more years of school. Reality stinks sometimes! How are you holding up today??

MOM of a MARINE said:

Hi C.. here we are at the next stage in our Marines lives... lord give us strength! =)

I agree, I'm very anxious for this goodbye.  I'm very thankful for phone/skype, etc, but unsure of when we will actually get to see him and hug him again :(  Trying to savor every moment and dreading next week :(

Your Marines can have their phones up until phones are turned in and they begin training. It is my thoughts you will not hear from them until just before graduation and even then if it is allowed by command. Stick close to the group here to get through the 29 days together. :)

The Marine Supporters groups are good to explore too, expecially the Parents of Marines. A lot of people talking, sharing and connecting in that groups.


When your new Marines leave SOI for their MOS schools, it does get a little better with communication. :)

Hello all, take it from it from me it was very difficult saying goodbye to my son at the airport.  He left us on Jan 8th, off to MCT only to get there and was put into a holding platoon as they were so backed up.  I did get a quick text from him last night that he was finally put in a platoon and was doing  pt the rest of the week and will start with Golf.  It was an awful long week of doing basically nothing.  We hope to attend the MCT graduation, yes, knowing it's a quick one though if we get one more hug and seeing him it will be well worth it.

Hi picurn! Im with Mom of a, never talked to you before, so.."Hello" officially. So thankful we had this extra time with our Marines..(esp. Christmas and New Years!)

MOM of a MARINE said:

Hi Picurn.. I dont think we have talked before.. I agree with savoring every moment this week.

picurn said:

I agree, I'm very anxious for this goodbye.  I'm very thankful for phone/skype, etc, but unsure of when we will actually get to see him and hug him again :(  Trying to savor every moment and dreading next week :(

Being "bored" and doing "practically nothing" is good. When my son told me he was bored while at his PDS, I just had to smile - at least he is still on U.S. soil. One day your new Marines will be in the fleet or off to who knows where and you will not have any contact with them for many days. Semper Gumby helps to prepare us all for that 'one day.' It helps us to stay strong for our Marines and to just continue on each day because it is what we must do.


Hoping you get to travel to Pensacola picurn. That would be a nice spring break. :)


I've heard laughter is the best medicine so while you all are in this Gumby moment, explore the adventures of Semper Gumby. :)

Hello all!  My marine just graduated boot camp on 1/4/13.  So unfortuately we were not able to spend the holidays with him and he is only home 2 short weeks.  I'm worried now that he will report to MCT on the 22nd and be put into a holding pattern.  We are in Michigan so there is no way we will be able to travel to California again for the MCT graduation :(  I was hoping to make it to Pensacola (his MOS school) for spring break.  I kept thinking if I can make it through boot camp......well now I'm realizing that's just the beginning.

Mom of a Marine.  If your son is leaving on the 22nd then just be prepared that he might end up with another company.  They have been backed up and forming companies a week early.  My husband is with fox and their class date is Jan 15th.  But they actually formed their company a week early (on the 8th) and were full that day.  They did PT and a little extra training during the week.  Its just added stuff and the real training begins on the regular schedule (Jan 15th).  I believe my husband said Golf formed their company yesterday and should be doing PT, meeting their instructors and learning about MCT until the real training starts next week. ChrisMom might know, it sounds like her son got put into his Golf platoon.  They formed the companies early to have somewhere to put everyone. 


Your son will find out when he reports in but I thought I'd give you a head up just incase he is delayed a week or two.  It would be nice if the back up is going away and their are still openings.  When your son does graduate they normally pack up and fly out that day. 



Hi mommas & dads! I just found the group yay!! Going to read over the post tomorrow on the computer so I can catch up. lol

Hello everyone! My son is in this Company, 4th Platoon... He graduated boot camp on 11/21 and got to spend lots of time at home, not flying to MCT until 1/1! It was very nice to have him home, but the leaving was VERY hard! His first week at MCT was filled with homesickness and boredom and the second week I spent talking him out of coming home! He is now, thankfully back on track and getting serious with his training! He's made some wonderful friends (wish I could share his pictures here! they're a riot!) and is much happier now! He will also be going to Pensacola for A school (aviation electronics 63xx) after graduation. We live too far for graduation but I so hope to make it to MOS graduation! 


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