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Started this discussion. Last reply by 1~Keri (HCC) May 23. 19 Replies

Hello all,I just got my email verified and quickly found this little area where parents of Marines and future Marines can socialize. So, my youngest son is currently in the delayed entry program and…Continue

 

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1~Keri (HCC) replied to Bleddyn's discussion Just joined and eager to learn.
"Kilo Co. is begins receiving this…"
May 23
Bleddyn replied to Bleddyn's discussion Just joined and eager to learn.
"That....is a great idea.     And....Chris just chimed into the chat. Thanks again.  "
May 22
alex2toes replied to Bleddyn's discussion Just joined and eager to learn.
"I imagine he will be, too. I would suggest that you start righting now. Even if you do not have the address, it would still be great to have a bunch of letters ready & waiting to go when you do get the address."
May 22
Bleddyn replied to Bleddyn's discussion Just joined and eager to learn.
"Thanks, that helps.  I probably would have been stressing out all evening, waiting for that call.  I still expect the call but I do understand the system is not perfect.  It also helps to have information like that come my way, so I…"
May 22
alex2toes replied to Bleddyn's discussion Just joined and eager to learn.
"Just remember, the phone call can come even days after. Not everyone call the first night. Mine came on a Tues afternoon. It just happened to be my day off or I would have missed it. And some people, for whatever reason, never get the phone caal. As…"
May 22
Bleddyn replied to Bleddyn's discussion Just joined and eager to learn.
"So today is the big day.  Got Derek over to the recruiters station yesterday, said our goodbyes and made the drive back home.   So I think he is probably being sworn in as I type and then he gets on the plane to San Diego.  Hopefully…"
May 22
Bleddyn replied to Bleddyn's discussion Just joined and eager to learn.
"It would also seem I need to learn how to spell tomorrow."
May 18
Bleddyn replied to Bleddyn's discussion Just joined and eager to learn.
"Tomorro Derek spends the night in Mountain View, then MEPS.  Back home on Friday.  Monterey Bay Aquarium on Saturday. "
May 18
alex2toes replied to Bleddyn's discussion Just joined and eager to learn.
"yeah, Adapt, Improvise and Overcome."
May 17
LazyK-Chyn replied to Bleddyn's discussion Just joined and eager to learn.
"Dianne what did "wolfdragon" say "Marines don't prepare for the unexpected, they train to control the unexpected""
May 17
alex2toes replied to Bleddyn's discussion Just joined and eager to learn.
"You'll get it figured out, everyone does. Most important thing to stress to him is that snail mail takes time. You can expect the first few letters to take a while. If you don't get his address from the Recruiter, then it will be at least…"
May 17
Bleddyn replied to Bleddyn's discussion Just joined and eager to learn.
"Thanks for that.   We did not have very much time to prepare as we were mentally locked into a July departure.   Then poof, a phone call and the papers were signed, so...I am sure we are missing something, but most of it would be things we…"
May 17
alex2toes replied to Bleddyn's discussion Just joined and eager to learn.
"Same with us. I never saw the reasn to have one, even when he deployed. Every family is different and I just like to bring up options."
May 17
Bleddyn replied to Bleddyn's discussion Just joined and eager to learn.
"We talked about the POA but just could not come up with a reason to get one.....so far.   Everything he has is either owned outright or is covered by me.  No auto insurance or monthly commitments or loans or really anything that we can…"
May 17
alex2toes replied to Bleddyn's discussion Just joined and eager to learn.
"I suggested the POA incase he had any legal entanglements. The Recruiters are very good about checking that stuff out. Just sometimes installment payments need to be kept up and as I am sure you know, nno business has to talk to you about his…"
May 16
LazyK-Chyn replied to Bleddyn's discussion Just joined and eager to learn.
""I am in a bit of a daze at the moment" Welcome to your new normal. And so it begins as it has for over 240 years extraordinary young men, and more recently young woman, answer a calling to be a part of something larger then…"
May 15

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At 5:04am on May 10, 2017, 1~DadinNova (Rich) said…

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