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At 10:33pm on March 22, 2017, Daniel Huber said…

Thank you very much. I do have one question. My son is heading to Camp Lejeun he just finished mos is he going to be able to have family come visit because there shipping him out to Syria after 4 months of being at Camp Lejeun?

At 8:08pm on March 21, 2017, George Weaver said…
First time on here trying 2 figure it all out . My son has been trying to join for 8 monthes but has tattoo in memory of his grampa on his shoulder only a ink line as small as a pea hangs to low and not even filled in has has 4 laser visits hoping this one will work . My problem is they told him he won't go to boot tell Oct he can wait that long . They said they are at there quota . He left college and college football to join is there away after hit tat is gone to get him in faster then Oct he scored a 70 on a practice test . And wants in bad he talked to all our armed forces but wants to be a marine if he joined another branch he would be in already . Any help ideas or anything my son is going crazy he will be 21 end of the month and this is a heavy weight on him he just wants to serve our country thanks for any help
At 9:12am on March 21, 2017, lyonscub said…

Thank you!! Looking forward to getting lots of information from other parents!

At 7:21pm on March 20, 2017, Marilyn said…
Hi, just signed up right along with my son he starts today! I can't stop crying when I think of him, he's never been away from home! I'm sure he's he tells me Mom this is what I want! I was against it but he tells me I can't tell him what to do anymore. He's my youngest of 3 the last one to leave home, so empty without him! Anxiously waiting for my first and only phone call.
At 4:25pm on March 16, 2017, DiamondGoose said…

I have 2 Sons in now. Waiting for my 3rd Son to follow his brothers. They were amazing youngsters, and I couldn't be happier for them!

At 10:25am on March 13, 2017, Cece2017 said…

My Marine is my oldest son he just graduated from basic heading to MCT west tomorrow

At 11:37am on March 10, 2017, Starr said…
Thank you for the welcome and the links for info.

My son is currently in Charlie Company at MCRD PI and scheduled to graduate 2 June.

I've not gotten a First Call as of yet, and that is, in itself, agonising....not knowing the 'why' he wasn't allowed to call.

I hope to get an update via the Charlie Company Facebook page soon.
At 12:38pm on March 6, 2017, Jacquie said…

Thanks for the welcome!

At 2:00pm on March 2, 2017, bgiron29 said…

Thanks, Rich.

At 8:52pm on February 22, 2017, milena said…

thanks  everybody...

I have a  question...  its safe all place sell coockies  food in the base..I  wan made order for my son,  but maybe any recomendationd,,

, I ask   because  I read  about poison food ..thanks

At 10:30am on February 22, 2017, Romyroam3 said…

I need help, clearly I don't know what I'm doing.  I'm just going through and it seems that I'm not part of any discussions?  This is too much.  too much to process.

At 9:17am on February 22, 2017, Romyroam3 said…

I wish I had know about this forum when my son was in boot camp, I was a wreck.  He's my youngest son and I just missed him terribly.  I still do, because he is now at his MOS destination.  Military Occupational Specialty.  I'm not sure if I'm ever going to get used to this.

At 9:08am on February 22, 2017, Romyroam3 said…

the booklet gives you information on graduation which usually happens every Friday unless in falls close to a holiday.  The graduation is amazing! They say to wear comfy shoes during family day which is true, but me and my son drove around the base.  Lines are long everywhere you go.  Be prepared for that.  I suggest real cameras. I personally didn't sign up for any of the activities, I just wanted my son to myself.  The memorabilia they have in the booklet to order is good to have for family day and/or graduation day.  Each company is color coded.  I'm not sure if it changes after each graduation.  I was told not to book a flight earlier than 3 pm ( I flew into Charleston) and I have to say that we spent the whole day in the airport because Charleston didn't have early flights; we didn't board our plane until 7:50 pm and the graduation is only an hour long. (9-10 a.m.) It was a long day.

At 9:01am on February 22, 2017, Romyroam3 said…

 I can answer a few questions as my son just graduated from Parris Island on January 13, 2017.  I received a message from my son at 4 am letting me know he arrived in SC, I then received a standard letter with his platoon #, his battalion and company.  I wrote him twice a week.  They say that week 9 is the week when you receive a packet (booklet) about the island the do's and dont's for travel.  It was a god send because I was actually able to call the base and speak to real people.  they can't answer all of your questions but they were helpful.  I did a lot of googling to figure things out on my own.  I only received 3 letters from my son for the 3 months he was there.  They are uber busy and only have Sunday for down time.  I cherished each letter.

At 8:02am on February 22, 2017, Romyroam3 said…

Thank you for responding so quickly, I need some time to look through the website.  Thank you again

At 4:02pm on February 9, 2017, 1proudnana said…

Thank you! Our grandson left for PI last Sunday. We are so proud of him and miss him so much. We can not wait to see him graduate.

At 11:05am on January 20, 2017, akamom said…

Thank you very much. My daughter graduates Mar. 31st. Are there any platoon or battalion specific groups?

At 9:26am on January 20, 2017, Ree663 said…

Good Morning, Thank you for welcoming me.. My son just went off to book camp on January 17th. Mom is a mess. I dont know what company he is in yet. I am waiting to his address to arrive to start my letters to him. lots of love and prayers are being sent his way and for all the recruits

At 8:57am on January 20, 2017, Maribel said…
Hi! Thank you for welcoming me to the group... my son graduates on February 10th I am super proud!!!
At 5:13pm on January 19, 2017, Mgunny said…

My Grandson is scheduled to graduate Boot Camp Feb 10, 2017. He informed his Mother that on Grad Day he wouldn't be able to leave the Depot until 1500. I thought this odd since I assumed he could depart for his 10 day leave after graduating and getting his gear. Any info on this topic is appreciated

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