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GreersFamily commented on cro7690's blog post Planning HS Graduation and Going Away Party
"Thanks for the ideas Moms!  Our son graduates on May 23 and leaves for Camp Pendleton on June 15.  We are having one party also.  Having each guest write a note of encouragement and mailing a few of them to him every week is such a…"
Apr 9, 2015
Gmonty commented on cro7690's blog post Planning HS Graduation and Going Away Party
"Great ideas, my son is a Senior and will graduate HS June 18th and leave for boot camp (unless that changes) on July 27. I wanted to do just one party maybe between the two dates. I love the idea of having people write out cards/notes at the party…"
Oct 25, 2014
bareleesane commented on cro7690's blog post Planning HS Graduation and Going Away Party
"What kind of cake did you use or are you using? That's what I'm struggling with!"
May 9, 2013
cro7690 commented on Buffalo Bob's blog post Posting profile photo
"Thanks Jeff it worked.  I had to do it twice but if finally gave me the whole box so I could save it :-). Sandy I was able to load pictures into my photo album on here just not as a profile picture.  I am all fixed now :-). Thanks!!!"
Feb 13, 2013
cro7690 commented on Marine Parents Inc's group For Parents of Poolees in DEP (Delayed Entry Program)
"A friend of my sons recently returned from bootcamp.  He traveled home with his parents for his 10 day leave.  He already had his return orders and tickets.  The Marines did reimburse him for his trip back only.  "
Feb 13, 2013
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Feb 12, 2013
cro7690 replied to Mary Anne's discussion Looking for advice on helping our poolee in the group For Parents of Poolees in DEP (Delayed Entry Program)
"My son is in delayed entry and will leave August 5th he got infantry which was his first choice (not mine lol) I was hoping for something a little safer.  I know he expressed interest leaving early and they said that is unlikely unless someone…"
Feb 12, 2013
cro7690 commented on Buffalo Bob's blog post Posting profile photo
"Yes, I can copy but it wont let me paste.  It is in jpg format and is in my photos but wont let me pick any for profile ugh.  I am using my Dell computer...."
Feb 12, 2013
cro7690 commented on Marine Parents Inc's group For Parents of Poolees in DEP (Delayed Entry Program)
"Holy Cow Mary Anne I just realized you said your date moved.  I am praying ours stays where it is which is August 5th but my son says if one opens earlier he may take it.  He graduates in June.  I keep telling him my heart can barely…"
Feb 12, 2013
cro7690 commented on Marine Parents Inc's group For Parents of Poolees in DEP (Delayed Entry Program)
"Great ideas.  I love the stationary idea and the yellow footprints.  Are they able to bring stationary with them. Our recruiter really has not given us a whole lot of info.  I am a planner so I hate when I don't have all the…"
Feb 12, 2013
cro7690 commented on Marine Parents Inc's group For Parents of Poolees in DEP (Delayed Entry Program)
"Any ideas for going away parties for your poolees?  The only thing I have come up with is having everyone write a note to him put it in a sealed envelope and then I will send them out when we get his address (a few every week)  Someone…"
Feb 12, 2013
cro7690 replied to TXMarineMom1's discussion Countdown... in the group For Parents of Poolees in DEP (Delayed Entry Program)
"I have heard this so many times and then when they hear infantry!  What I hate is this wouldn't have been my choice for him.  Why because I am selfish and I want him to live somewhere where I can visit him and not have to worry about…"
Feb 12, 2013
cro7690 replied to jkfireball (Katrina)'s discussion We not thrilled, but.... in the group For Parents of Poolees in DEP (Delayed Entry Program)
"Your headline is the same as mine.  My son scored high and they wanted him to go for intelligence but no he wants infantry ugh.  He is in the delayed entry and could have left the 15th of July as well but said he couldn't do that to…"
Feb 12, 2013
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Holly commented on cro7690's blog post Planning HS Graduation and Going Away Party
"I had a hard time sending my son off with nothing too! I couldn't understand why he couldn't take a tooth brush or anything until my son in law who is in the Coast Guard told me the reason.  When they arrive at boot camp it puts all…"
Jan 7, 2013
WestPlainsMom (Jan) commented on cro7690's blog post Planning HS Graduation and Going Away Party
"My son refused to let me have any kind of "fanfare" for his leaving for boot camp.  Instead, he wanted just a quiet dinner at home with his favorite foods.  He invited his a friend and her mom, and after dinner we played…"
Dec 30, 2012

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Planning HS Graduation and Going Away Party

Posted on December 28, 2012 at 6:28pm 8 Comments

My son will graduate in June and leave for the Marines in August.  Any ideas from those of you who have went your young men/women to boot camp.  One idea I had was for everyone there to write a note and put it in an individual envelope that we will send during his weeks at boot camp. I am not sure what they are able to take with them other than the clothes on their back.  I am sure I will get that as time grows nearer.  Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.

 

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Posted on October 13, 2012 at 8:10pm 6 Comments

Well here I am...My son was sworn in for the first time yesterday and will ship off to PI on August 5th.  I am very uneasy about this, but it is the choice he has made.  He will graduate from highschool with a double associates so I was really pushing for him to finish his college first.  I have been praying and searching and found this site.  So I am hoping to find the support I need, to be supportive of my young soon to be Marine.  I am told this is a normal "Mom" feeling but I wanna be…

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At 9:22pm on December 28, 2012, 1~sandyr, MFN VO & VPMM said…

Hi cro7690, you'll want to join our poolee group to get more ideas

http://marinefamilynetwork.com/group/poolees

and you might be interested in this group, too, before you son leaves next summer:

http://marinefamilynetwork.com/group/mcrdpigentopics

Sandy (1~sandyr)

MFN:  Director of Online Support Services

VPMM of Brian

At 10:41am on October 14, 2012, WestPlainsMom (Jan) said…

cro7690,

I will be out of pocket a lot the rest of the day.  But I will check this evening to see if you have posted.  Rest assured, there are prayers and thoughts being sent for you and your son. (((Hugs))) to you for now.

Jan

At 4:16pm on October 13, 2012, 1~sandyr, MFN VO & VPMM said…

Welcome to MFN, cro7690.  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

 

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:

http://marinefamilynetwork.com/page/recruit-bootcamp

 

Our Outreach Programs (good works we do for our Marines):

http://marinefamilynetwork.com/page/outreach-programs

 

General Topics:

http://marinefamilynetwork.com/page/general-topics

 

And your state:

http://marinefamilynetwork.com/page/states-territories

 

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:  www.RecruitParents.com  Click on any topic from the left menu to learn more about it.

 

We also have a live scheduled chat:

http://www.marineparents.com/connections/chat.asp

 

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

 

My best to you and yours,

Sandy (1~sandyr)

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VPMM of Brian
Six years active duty:  3/7 K - Al Qaim 04, Ramadi 05-06, IL MEPS 06-08
Currently Active Reserves:   1/23 Bravo Co.

 

 
 
 

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