June 29, 2011

My Daughter Joined the MARINES

Day before yesterday my daughter joined the MARINES. For all you MARINES out there what advice would you give to an almost twenty year old who ships out in March?

Some people spend an entire lifetime wondering if they made a difference in the world. But, the Marines don't have that problem. ~Ronald Reagan

Original Photograph by Joe Rosenthal


  1. Congratulations on your daughter's decision!

    Since she has quite a few months before she leaves, she should be able to get very physically and mentally prepared before leaving.

    Her recruiter should be tracking her physical preparation through regular Initial Strength Tests, and it would be helpful if you would continue pushing her to continue improving. Also, make sure she eats properly.

    Most people find recruit training more mentally challenging than physically, so she should get as familiar as possible with what she'll face. Here's a link to a family night we did that gave our poolees a small glimpse at recruit training:

    In the end, she will do well with support from those whom she trusts and with whom she's close.

    Don't let her quit ... she'll thank you later!

    Staff Sgt Greg Thomas

  2. How long do you think it will be before we receive our first letter with her mailing address?

    She arrived at Parris Island, SC this past Tuesday.

    Thank You for the link Staff Sgt Thomas! :]


Thanks for the comment