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Sheila replied to JAM's discussion 2016 Poolee Party: Jump in, the waters' fine... in the group For Parents of Poolees in DEP (Delayed Entry Program)
"Hey guys! Please say a prayer for Echo/Papa company they start the crucibe tomorrow morning at 2. My son will hopefully be a Marine Saturday morning. I can't wait to see him. It has been a long emotional road for me. I know I haven't been…"
Aug 10, 2016
Sheila commented on Marine Parents Inc's group For Parents of Poolees in DEP (Delayed Entry Program)
"I had do the same thing. My son told me before he left he probably wasn't going to write much and he hasn't. All his focus has been on doing the best he can while he is there. I long to hear from him and I do but not as often as the other…"
Jul 12, 2016
Sheila commented on Marine Parents Inc's group For Parents of Poolees in DEP (Delayed Entry Program)
"Writing them is so important to them, EVERY letter I get he ask me to please write everyday so that's what I do. Big hug for you, I know how hard it is. The support here is what helped me through the hardest part if it."
Jul 4, 2016
Sheila commented on Marine Parents Inc's group For Parents of Poolees in DEP (Delayed Entry Program)
"It gets a little better but not a lot. My son is about to start his 6th week and I still think about him every second of the day."
Jul 4, 2016
Sheila shared 3rd Gen Marine's discussion on Facebook
Jun 18, 2016
Sheila shared 3rd Gen Marine's discussion on Facebook
Jun 18, 2016
Sheila replied to 3rd Gen Marine's discussion A Letter To My Recruits Sen Drill Instructor in the group Stories, Prayers, Poems, Songs, Quotes
"This made me cry like a baby:) It is so true!"
Jun 18, 2016
Sheila joined Marine Parents Inc's group

Stories, Prayers, Poems, Songs, Quotes

This group is a place for members to share inspirational stories, prayers, military related poems, songs and quotes.
Jun 18, 2016
Sheila liked my3saints's discussion Introduction
Jun 12, 2016
Sheila commented on Marine Parents Inc's group For Parents of Poolees in DEP (Delayed Entry Program)
"Also, we spent 4 hrs with him at MEPS. We were allowed to be there at 10 and stay until he loaded up on the bus but my son ask us to leave before he did that. I don't know if it was for him or me but you absolutely don't want to miss the…"
Jun 12, 2016
Sheila commented on Marine Parents Inc's group For Parents of Poolees in DEP (Delayed Entry Program)
"Hey millimom my call came 1:07AM that morning. It is all different though some moms were getting them way before that. Hope that helps"
Jun 12, 2016
OohRah~mom liked Sheila's photo
Jun 2, 2016
Sheila posted photos
May 31, 2016
Sheila commented on reikimish's blog post The evening of enlisting
"This is exactly how I feel! So many emotions I feel but letting go of my son was/is the hardest."
May 31, 2016
Sheila liked reikimish's blog post The evening of enlisting
May 31, 2016
Sheila liked 1~Marinewife0801 (Maggie)'s blog post A Marine's Fear
May 31, 2016

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At 9:21am on April 9, 2016, Sheila said…
Does anyone know what happens if you miss a poolee function?
At 8:23am on March 28, 2016, Cwcsg said…

Hi Sheila,

Thanks for the friend request. It wasn't that long ago my Marine was a Poolee waiting to ship to PI for bootcamp - I remember the roller coaster of emotions well.  Just know that it does get easier each day and when you see him graduate it will be AWESOME!

My Marine son is a field radio operator and really likes it even though it is not what he originally wanted. What MOS is your Poolee wanting? 

Cwcsg aka Cheryl 

At 8:56pm on March 26, 2016, Trigirl53 said…
Hi Sheila!!
Thanks so much for the request! Wouldn't miss it for the world :)
At 7:53am on March 6, 2016, JAM said…
At 7:26am on March 6, 2016, 1~DadinNova (Rich) said…

Welcome to MFN, Sheila.  We’re happy to see you!  Enjoy exploring our message board home on MFN. 


Please look for a welcome email from Marine Family Network, checking your bulk/spam folder if necessary.  If you did not receive it please comment back to me on my profile page and I’ll send it to you.


Be sure to stop, click, and read our Posting Guidelines:

They are in place to provide a safe and OpSec compliant environment for Recruit and Marine families to connect and share. Content not complying with our guidelines will be deleted.


Here are a few links to main message board groups to help you get started


the Boot Camp/Poolee board  has general topics and a group for every graduation date (ship date listed to right in title) where you can meet others who have a Recruit with yours:

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To post in any topic/discussion you need to "Join the group" - there's a link in the top cream bar, to the right near your username and the log-out spot.  Click to 'join' the group. 


All of our message board categories fall under the heading of the GROUPS tab at the top of the page or look for “GROUP CATEGORIES” along the right side about ¼ of the way down.


Looking for information about Boot Camp – check here:  Click on any topic from the left menu to learn more about it.


We also have a live scheduled chat:


If you've any questions, please don't hesitate to comment back to me.



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