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MOS - what happens if you haven't chosen one before leaving for BC?

Posted By: Mai Christy 08-16-11

 
ok parents...and marines if there are any on now....my son didn't have his MOS picked before he left...the ones he wanted were all taken....so he went to boot camp on an open contract...what does that mean for him? will he end up with the jobs no one else wants for the next 4 years??? Or will he have some options?

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Charlotte  Stephenson Avatar

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I need some opinions: My son is asking for Protein bars. On the MarineParents website the moms are hesitant to send them and get their sons into trouble. I got a video tape box and was going to send 6 in there but they are sending only 2 in a bubble envelope. What do you think???? I need help cuz I have 6 and don't know how to send them or to send them at all

Help me!!!!

Posted by: Charlotte Stephenson on 08/26/2011

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Mai Christy Avatar

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I have heard numerous things about protein bars....send enough for the whole platoon, don't send them, send them,.....I too don't know what to do. And keep in mind if you send something larger than an envelope...they will have to be opened in front of the DI ....thus drawing attention to your recruit...heard that could be bad too....sheesh.....not sure what to tell you. I wrote my recruit and asked him....but snail mail you know...will be a couple of weeks before I get an answer I am sure...If I were to send protein bars I would send enough for the whole platoon (87 recruits in my son's platoon #1011 Alpha Co.) and I would send it addressed to Platoon #1011 not putting my son's name on any of the address info....don't want to bring attention to him at all. Good luck and am interested to hear what you decide... :)

Posted by: Mai Christy on 08/29/2011

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Charlotte  Stephenson Avatar

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Hey Marine Mom... How goes it? Well did you get your letters yet? We are in the midwest so I am hoping that you do but just an FYI I got my first hand written letter from my son... Realization has it him and hit him hard. He is begging to come home. Thanks to the sites like this I have learned that this was coming and how to prepare for this. I can say this breaking down for an 18 yr old is like detoxing an addict. This is a part of it as much as I can I just have to laugh it off. Sorry to seem heartless but this is what every Marine goes through and it will make him a better man. I love my son with all my heart but this is what he needed. Simper Fi has a whole new meaning now...
Just be prepared.

Soon to be a Marine's Mom

Charlotte

PS remember the ONLY person a Marine is scared of is his MOMMA!!! :-)

Posted by: Charlotte Stephenson on 08/20/2011

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Mai Christy Avatar

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Hi Charlotte...day 14 for us..still not letter (form or otherwise). I am hopefull for today...Although I did get some good info I know he is in Alpha company platoon #1011. Will not send any letters until I can confirm that info tho with a the form letter. Nov 4 ehh..well wonder if that will be my son's too....in looking at the graduation calendar, I show based on his platoon # that the grad date is the same as your son's....I am dreading the letter you speak of..but know I must be encouraging and not give any attention to his 'woe is me' in his letters. I sense tears coming with that first letter. Sigh.....

Posted by: Mai Christy on 08/22/2011

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not sure if you saw my other posts...but yes got my letter! on day 14!!! he is doing great! says he hated it at first...but then got over being homesick...and says he likes it now...says the food is good most days and the other days he just eats it cause he knows he needs it to fuel his system. Says the DI's yell mostly in the chow hall....but that they seem to leave them alone a bit...(cool how he is staying under the radar...atleast for now). My post above obviously was written shortly before I got the letters.....now I am anxious for letter number two...and am expecting a depressing letter at some point as I hear those are bound to come. sigh...

Posted by: Mai Christy on 08/25/2011

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Charlotte  Stephenson Avatar

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Well got my 2 form letters one with address one with Platoon leader and Graduation date. Did you get yours? Nov 4th So got our reservations at the motel already just waiting for flights till closer to the 10th week.....ugh Hope flights are not that expensive by then....

Posted by: Charlotte Stephenson on 08/18/2011

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Mai Christy Avatar

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Hi Charlotte....day 11 for us...still no form letter or letter from my recruit. :( but mail hasn't come yet today so maybe!? Hey....did you book your room on base in the billet housing??? Or off base?

Posted by: Mai Christy on 08/19/2011

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Charlotte  Stephenson Avatar

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Off base. Right there at the MCRD the one that has the shuttle to and from the airport and MCRD. We are not renting a car. Day 11 for us. Did you get the two form letters with the address and the Graduation date of Nov 4th?

Posted by: Charlotte Stephenson on 08/19/2011

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