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returning to USA

Started this discussion. Last reply by 1~Keri (HCC) May 23. 3 Replies

Hello!  Just a couple of questions:  upon return from Okinawa,  stationed at Camp LeJuene.  Theres a problem getting a new drivers license!  Have been on sight myself to look too.  Just says Unable…Continue

legal hold

Started this discussion. Last reply by alex2toes Aug 25, 2016. 2 Replies

i have a son in Okinawa, Japan.  There was an occurrence where he is being held "possibly liable" and he has been put on "legal hold".  Can anyone further explain what this means??Continue

 

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1~Keri (HCC) replied to ZagMar's discussion returning to USA
"Here are some other suggestions/experiences from other members whose Marines were stationed in Okinawa. http://marinefamilynetwork.com/group/okinawa/forum/topics/drivers-license-expiration Do, check with your state's DMV website, as…"
May 23
jo replied to ZagMar's discussion returning to USA
"is applying in his home state.....when he left for oki what state did he hold a license from ? and where is applying now?"
May 22
alex2toes replied to ZagMar's discussion returning to USA
"It shouldn't. Has his licence expired? Is he trying to re-new on the computer? Because I think if he actually went to a DL Bureau, that they might be able to tell him more than unable to process."
May 22
ZagMar posted a discussion

returning to USA

Hello!  Just a couple of questions:  upon return from Okinawa,  stationed at Camp LeJuene.  Theres a problem getting a new drivers license!  Have been on sight myself to look too.  Just says Unable To Process.  Does this have something to do with the deployment?See More
May 22
alex2toes replied to ZagMar's discussion legal hold
"Bsaically it means that he is being held, period. It can be used for any nimber of things. I would advise if he has not already talked to JAG that he do so ASAP."
Aug 25, 2016
1~Keri (HCC) replied to ZagMar's discussion legal hold
"This is probably considered Corps business. You might contact the FRO of your son's unit and perhaps they may be able to explain if allowed to do so. Here is the Units forum that lists all of the units. The FRO and other information is listed…"
Aug 25, 2016
ZagMar posted a discussion

legal hold

i have a son in Okinawa, Japan.  There was an occurrence where he is being held "possibly liable" and he has been put on "legal hold".  Can anyone further explain what this means??See More
Aug 25, 2016
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Jul 2, 2015
Liberty Belle left a comment for ZagMar
"PS: If you'll let me know his base, I can post a link or two that may be helpful. Also, here's a link to a map of Okinawa that shows the different bases. Scroll down a bit and you'll see it. Just thought you might be interested.…"
Jun 22, 2015
Liberty Belle left a comment for ZagMar
"Hi, ZagMar, Do you know what base your son is on? If you know his base, that may help you to find out more info about travel, schedules, and connecting w/ other parents who have sons/daughters there.  Glad you had a better weekend. It takes…"
Jun 22, 2015
Liberty Belle left a comment for ZagMar
"Hi, ZagMar-- Just now read your comment on my wall and I sent you a friend request. Yes, by all means you can send banana bread and it will make your son very popular with his Marine buddies. :)  I would let it cool completely; then wrap well…"
Jun 20, 2015
Liberty Belle left a comment for ZagMar
"I guess my comment was too long. Here's the part that got cut off. LOL Again, I wish you the best. Feel free to drop by the Oki board or the Marine Moms Cafe'  w/ any comments or questions. Links to those are in the second message…"
Jun 19, 2015
Liberty Belle left a comment for ZagMar
"Hi, ZagMar!  Just checking in on you. :)   I hope you and your son have found the best method of communication and that he is doing well in Oki. While he's there, there's lots you can do here to make the most of that time. Many…"
Jun 19, 2015
Liberty Belle left a comment for ZagMar
"Hi, Zagmar!  Another Oki mom here. :)  Mine has just now returned after a little over 2 1/2 yrs. there. You have lots of support here from other parents who have gone before you. I see Alex2 has left you the Okinawa board. Feel free to…"
Jun 14, 2015
alex2toes left a comment for ZagMar
"ZagMar, I have a Marine that had his first PDS (2yrs) in Okinawa. He is now over there on a UDP. Is yours on a UDP or are they there as the BLT for the 31st MEU? My son has been on that also. I can give you some links to the Okinawa pages, the…"
Jun 13, 2015
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At 5:47pm on June 22, 2015, Liberty Belle said…

PS: If you'll let me know his base, I can post a link or two that may be helpful. Also, here's a link to a map of Okinawa that shows the different bases. Scroll down a bit and you'll see it. Just thought you might be interested. :)   http://www.mcbbutler.marines.mil/

My son was at Camp Foster which is the largest of the Marine Corps bases there. 

At 2:58pm on June 22, 2015, Liberty Belle said…

Hi, ZagMar, Do you know what base your son is on? If you know his base, that may help you to find out more info about travel, schedules, and connecting w/ other parents who have sons/daughters there.  Glad you had a better weekend. It takes time, but you do adjust to this 'new normal.'  Also, it can be a very special time for you and your daughter who is still here w/ you.  And you're right. It is such a blessing to see your children doing well as they grow into young adults and pursue careers. 

At 7:45pm on June 20, 2015, Liberty Belle said…

Hi, ZagMar-- Just now read your comment on my wall and I sent you a friend request. Yes, by all means you can send banana bread and it will make your son very popular with his Marine buddies. :)  I would let it cool completely; then wrap well in wax paper, then place in a baggie. Tape the extra, loose part of the baggie up snugly so there'll be as little air as possible around the loaf. I shipped my son some banana bread that my mom made for him and it made it fine.

At 9:02am on June 19, 2015, Liberty Belle said…

I guess my comment was too long. Here's the part that got cut off. LOL

Again, I wish you the best. Feel free to drop by the Oki board or the Marine Moms Cafe'  w/ any comments or questions. Links to those are in the second message below. We welcome the opportunity to talk about our Marines and to encourage each other along the way.  :)  

At 8:59am on June 19, 2015, Liberty Belle said…

Hi, ZagMar!  Just checking in on you. :)   I hope you and your son have found the best method of communication and that he is doing well in Oki. While he's there, there's lots you can do here to make the most of that time. Many moms enjoyed 'care package therapy' and would gather all sorts of goodies to send to their Marines overseas. Flat rate boxes, free from the US post office, are the most economical way to mail things. The dollar aisles at Target are a good place to find fun and seasonal items to include. Here's a lengthy discussion w/ more information and ideas. 

http://marinefamilynetwork.com/group/okinawa/forum/topics/care-packages-to-okinawa

From time-to-time, I would include a book from the Commandant's reading list which you can find in the next link. That link is a good source for you, as well. From historical tales of valor to humor, there's a wide variety of books to inform and entertain you as you learn more about your son's journey.

http://marineparentsinc.com/store/shop/category.aspx?catid=2

If you need more 'therapy,' LOL, you might ask your son for another Marine's name and address who may not hear from family and send him or her an occasional box or letter/card. My son shared one of his buddy's names w/ us and now, this Marine plans to come visit us this Thanksgiving which I am thrilled about. 

If there are other organizations in your area that support Marines or another branch of the military, you may see how you can get involved there. One friend I know volunteered at a local retirement center for vets. She joins them on game night, has made blankets for them, walks with them in parades, and loves every minute of it. And they love her right back.

Is there a hobby or skill you have longed to learn? Now's the time to dive in. Grow and stretch and learn while your Marine is gone. Set your own goals and projects and make those happen.

There's a wealth of info all over the MFN network. Here's one board you may enjoy filled with stories, poems, prayers, quotes, etc. shared from the many members who have gone before you on this journey.   http://marinefamilynetwork.com/group/sppsq?commentId=6389491%3AComment%3A2136203

It's really hard to believe now, and I never would have believed it myself, but your son's time in Okinawa passes more quickly than you can guess. Find things you enjoy doing and stay busy. And before you know it, you'll be fluffing your son's pillow on his bed, cooking up his favorite meal, and getting ready for his return. And you'll both be better for that time he spent there. 

At 7:15pm on June 14, 2015, Liberty Belle said…

Hi, Zagmar!  Another Oki mom here. :)  Mine has just now returned after a little over 2 1/2 yrs. there. You have lots of support here from other parents who have gone before you. I see Alex2 has left you the Okinawa board. Feel free to jump in w/ any questions or comments.

The links below are to two other boards that are active for talking about missing your Marine or just about any other topic of interest.  I wish you and your Marine the very best as he acclimates to his new PDS.  

http://marinefamilynetwork.com/group/mmcafe/forum

http://marinefamilynetwork.com/group/forparents/forum/topics/this-n-that?xg_source=activity

One more link, if you don't mind....here's a discussion about communicating w/ your Marine across the ocean. Skype and other apps have made it very easy to see your Marine's face and hear his/her voice.

http://marinefamilynetwork.com/group/okinawa/forum/topics/communications

At 6:28am on June 13, 2015, alex2toes said…

ZagMar, I have a Marine that had his first PDS (2yrs) in Okinawa. He is now over there on a UDP. Is yours on a UDP or are they there as the BLT for the 31st MEU? My son has been on that also. I can give you some links to the Okinawa pages, the clock, things to make it easier, just let me know.

http://www.marineparents.com/deployment/ic-Okinawa.asp

http://marinefamilynetwork.com/group/okinawa

At 9:45pm on August 22, 2014, 1~sandyr, MFN VO & VPMM said…

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