Category: Marines

How long is Marine Boot Camp?

U.S Marine Boot Camp lasts 12 weeks and is broken into 3 phases. To learn more about each week of Marine Boot Camp, download the SANDBOXX app and be sure to and follow us on social media.  

What’s After Boot Camp?

Next steps for your Marine. New mailing addresses. Future Graduation Dates. Understanding where your Marine is heading after boot camp graduation can be confusing for family and friends. Here is some general information to get you in the know.   After your Marine's 10 days of leave or recruiter's assistance all Marines report to the School ...


S.O.I (East & West) Mailing Addresses

To send mail to your Marine at MCT EAST please use the following format (Rank, Last Name, First Name, Mi) Company________, Class__-__ Mct Bn, Soi-e, Mcb Psc Box 20161 Camp Lejeune, Nc 28542-0161 To send mail to your Marine at ITB EAST please use the following format.Name Company Infantry Training Battalion School Of Infantry-east Training ...

Receiving Mail at Marine OCS: What You Need to Know

This post originally appeared on the USMC OCS Blog, the #1 site for future Marine Officers. What Mail at OCS Means to Your Candidate Mail at OCS is often the highlight of the day. Many candidates enjoy receiving sports scores, newsletters, newspaper clippings, etc.: anything they would have normally kept up with at home. Family ...

How to Have a Great Valentine’s Day Without Your Military Spouse

Long distance relationships are hard, they’re even harder on holidays that are all about love. Grocery stores across the country quickly remind everyone that Valentine’s Day is coming and you must buy; candy, flowers, cookies, cupcakes, a card that sings, a giant teddy bear, and maybe some balloons to show your love for someone. If ...

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Wife and kids: the quickest way to earn more pay?

Getting married or having kids could earn you more pay as a military service member. Just don't be hasty.

Taking the Time to Honor Sgt. David Smith of Frederick Maryland

We would like to take the time to remember and honor Marine Sgt. David Smith for his service and sacrifice. On January 23, 2010, Sgt. Smith was mortally wounded from a suicide bomber attack in Helmand province, Afghanistan, passing away three days later on the 26th. Sgt. Smith was a Vehicle Commander and Squad leader ...

Who are the Marine Raiders?

Historically, Marine Raiders were elite Marine Corps units established during World War II to conduct special amphibious warfare. Marine Raiders earned a ferocious reputation operating behind enemy lines as the FIRST United States Special Operations Forces. After being disbanded for many years following WWII, the Marine Corps Special Operations Command (MARSOC) revamped and changed the ...

What do Special Operators do?

Special Operators serve on the front lines in small ambiguous teams in austere environments in order to complete the following types of missions: