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Hubby has left for boot camp.

 

Hi all! I posted awhile ago saying my husband was due to leave for boot camp on February 7th, 2012. Well, turns out, that we were given an extra month and he just left this past Monday. I am so thankful for the month we got together.

Author: Spouse of a Marine

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Waiting to exhale...

 

Our son left for boot camp on July 16th in SD. My feelings are very polarizing. I am soooo proud and excited i can scream. But, i am constantly wondering how he is doing and what he is doing. We have only received one very brief letter so far.

Author: Mother of a Marine

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Graduation Sept. 2

 

We are so looking forward to see our son, his letters have been so positive and he is doing very well expecially in shooting. Right now we are waiting to hear if he scored the highest in his platoon.

Author: Mother of a Marine

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A Mother's Story: The Transformation Has Begun, Boot Camp Week 1

 

My son left for Parris Island on Monday, August 9, 2010. We were shocked at his decision to join as he had completed his AA degree and 3 semesters of his BA. This wasn't a part of our plan for him, but this is the life he wanted.

Author: Mother of a Marine

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Boot Camp [Part 2] : Waiting for that first letter - how long?

 

BOOT CAMP LETTERS ARE SLOW: Relax and quit stressing about mail because the first letter takes a while. In fact, the first letter will not even be a letter but rather a pre-typed form letter stating the address and short do’s and don’ts.

Author: Mother of a Marine

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Awaiting the arrival phone call from San Diego Bootcamp....

 

Our son left at 4:45 am to MEPS and should've already arrived in San Diego. Haven't received the 30 second promissed arrival call. Hate waiting.

Author: Mother of a Marine

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First Letter - Not Good

 

Well, we were so anxious to get a letter from our son at Parris Island (left on Nov 29th 2011 and we missed his call), and yesterday it came.

Author: Father of a Marine

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Demands on the Family

 

In order to support the decision to serve, you and your family must consider the realities of life as a Marine: selfless service, the potential to see combat, and time away from home, in addition to the many benefits of Marine Corps service.

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My son left for boot camp 8/27/12

 

My son left for boot camp on 8/27/12. This is the 2nd time I have been through this in the last 3 months. I have a son in the Navy and now this one the Marines. My son really held up very well.

Author: Mother of a Marine

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I have to let him go...

 

Our middle son was sworn into the Delayed Enlistment a week after he turned 17 and became a Senior in high school. He just graduated high school, turned 18 and will be shipped out to boot camp very shortly. He is very excited and we couldn't be prouder.

Author: Mother of a Marine

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