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Becoming an Enlisted Marine

 

Enlisted Marines make up the majority of the Marine Corps. They are trained to respond whenever necessary and are ready to protect our nation's interests in the air, on the ground and at sea.

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Supporting Your Son or Daughter

 

While away from home, your son or daughter will find a place within the Marine family. He or she will still need your love and support, but brotherhood amongst Marines will keep him or her as safe as possible.

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the phone call - gut wrenching!

 

My son...we left him at the recruiting station at 5:00 pm Sunday night (8/7/11). He was MCRD San Diego bound. I kept my composure until the very end...when we were saying our good-byes..for now. I cried like a baby..

Author: Mother of a Marine

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Physical Demands

 

The physical nature of life as a Marine is widely known. Recruits and Officer Candidates are trained intensely so that they will be ready for its challenges.

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My son leaves for boot camp june20 2011

 

My son leaves for boot camp today June 20 1911 if there any parents out there with son who are going to PL let me know would love to keep up with you and share this ride with you

Author: Mother of a Marine

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MCRD Family Day

 

As the day grew closer for us to leave to San Diego Ca I could not get there fast enough. I was a bundle of nerves. So excited to see my son, but worried that the Marines would have changed him somehow.When we got there on Wednesday I could not sleep.

Author: Mother of a Marine

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8/8/11 to MCRD San Diego 1 Bn, Alpha Co, Platoon 1016

 

Hello Parents, I'm looking for the moms who have their sons in the same place as mine. But I would love to communicate with anyone. I think this website helps us a lot.

Author: Mother of a Marine

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Discussion Topics

 

Becoming a Marine can be a life-changing decision, and it’s perhaps one of the first adult decisions your son or daughter will make. Talking about it will help you understand his or her reasons to become a Marine.

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Recruit and Specialty Training

 

Marine Corps training happens in several stages. In order to prepare for life as a Marine, your son or daughter must first go to Recruit Training and then to Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) Training (MOS is the term for a Marine's job).

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Parris Island ~ 02/27/12 ~ Ben's Journey to becoming a Marine.

 

Ben came home almost a year ago and asked me to sit down. He had something to discuss with me. I am the single parent to two children. For the most part, I have raised these boys alone and really... They have been my entire life.

Author: Mother of a Marine

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