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J+D=4 4 kids; Beverly Hills, California 14683 posts
7th Dec '12
Quoting ♡Sarah♡ + 2:" Does anyone know the base in London? Its a joint base I think."


my cousin is in england, but not sure if its london...

Derp Due January 10; 1 child; Camp Lejeune, NC, United States 11610 posts
8th Dec '12

My stepdad was stationed in London for a few years. Loved it. His family went with him too.

❀Sarah❀ 2 kids; Cocking, EU, Europe 122528 posts
status 8th Dec '12
Quoting Raptor Jesus:" My stepdad was stationed in London for a few years. Loved it. His family went with him too."


Its an option for my husband after this deployment is through. We'll have about a year and a few months so we need to start thinking. My son has autism and category 4 on EFMP(lowest category I believe) so I'm trying to find resources and research but I'm failing haha.

Derp Due January 10; 1 child; Camp Lejeune, NC, United States 11610 posts
8th Dec '12
Quoting ♡Sarah♡ + 2:" Its an option for my husband after this deployment is through. We'll have about a year and a few months ... [snip!] ... has autism and category 4 on EFMP(lowest category I believe) so I'm trying to find resources and research but I'm failing haha."


I wish I could help and wouldn't mind asking him questions but he was there in the 90s so it's probably entirely different now, lol.

❀Sarah❀ 2 kids; Cocking, EU, Europe 122528 posts
status 8th Dec '12
Quoting Raptor Jesus:" I wish I could help and wouldn't mind asking him questions but he was there in the 90s so it's probably entirely different now, lol."


Its ok lol I'm sure things are a lot different. Things are always changing. Our friend is a former Marine, stationed at Camp Pendleton in the early 2000, when he came to visit a couple years ago he was completely awe struck.

Derp Due January 10; 1 child; Camp Lejeune, NC, United States 11610 posts
8th Dec '12
Quoting ♡Sarah♡ + 2:" Its ok lol I'm sure things are a lot different. Things are always changing. Our friend is a former Marine, ... [snip!] ... Marine, stationed at Camp Pendleton in the early 2000, when he came to visit a couple years ago he was completely awe struck."

I'm hoping if we end up there in three plus years it will be as nice as it was when our family and friends were stationed there over the past decade.

Derp Due January 10; 1 child; Camp Lejeune, NC, United States 11610 posts
8th Dec '12

I don't know the reason but my husband seems to think he will NOT deploy in 2013 and is confident enough in this possibility that he has enrolled in a master's program via the Citadel (the school he graduated from after finishing the MECEP program).



I am beside myself. I have spent the last six months thinking he would be gone sometime early in 2013 and quite frankly I don't believe it. My husband has a great [true] story regarding the military in general: A young service member was complaining about having to do a bunch of work and an officer overheard him. The officer turned to him and asked, "Do you really want to know why the Marine Corps makes you do these things?" The young guy says, "Yeah!" And the officer replies, "Because fuck you, that's why."



And it's true! "Because fuck you, that's why," has summed up our entire experience thus far, lol. THIS is why I'm not getting excited yet. If it's too good to be true it generally is, yeah?

It's Delivered 33 kids; Georgia 15057 posts
8th Dec '12
Quoting Raptor Jesus:" I don't know the reason but my husband seems to think he will NOT deploy in 2013 and is confident enough ... [snip!] ... entire experience thus far, lol. THIS is why I'm not getting excited yet. If it's too good to be true it generally is, yeah?"


I'm glad he's doing his masters :). It will be good he won't deploy....but couldn't that change?

❀Sarah❀ 2 kids; Cocking, EU, Europe 122528 posts
status 8th Dec '12
Quoting Raptor Jesus:" I don't know the reason but my husband seems to think he will NOT deploy in 2013 and is confident enough ... [snip!] ... entire experience thus far, lol. THIS is why I'm not getting excited yet. If it's too good to be true it generally is, yeah?"


Whoa. Thats crazy that it changed like that. He must be pretty convinced its not going to happen if hes enrolling in his masters???

It's Delivered 33 kids; Georgia 15057 posts
9th Dec '12
Quoting ♡Sarah♡ + 2:" Whoa. Thats crazy that it changed like that. He must be pretty convinced its not going to happen if hes enrolling in his masters???"


T is doing his overseas...but his deployment is pretty plush compared to MC.

❀Sarah❀ 2 kids; Cocking, EU, Europe 122528 posts
status 9th Dec '12
Quoting It's Delivered:" T is doing his overseas...but his deployment is pretty plush compared to MC."


Yeah, B had to suspend his courses for this deployment. There is absolutely no way he could have continued and maintained his gpa

It's Delivered 33 kids; Georgia 15057 posts
9th Dec '12
Quoting ♡Sarah♡ + 2:" Yeah, B had to suspend his courses for this deployment. There is absolutely no way he could have continued and maintained his gpa"


Did he get his Bachelors?

❀Sarah❀ 2 kids; Cocking, EU, Europe 122528 posts
status 9th Dec '12
Quoting It's Delivered:" Did he get his Bachelors?"


He is still working on it. He hasnt had too much time for school since moving to Marsoc. Hes gone every month for training and then the deployments.

It's Delivered 33 kids; Georgia 15057 posts
9th Dec '12
Quoting ♡Sarah♡ + 2:" He is still working on it. He hasnt had too much time for school since moving to Marsoc. Hes gone every month for training and then the deployments."


Yuck. Will he commission?

❀Sarah❀ 2 kids; Cocking, EU, Europe 122528 posts
status 9th Dec '12
Quoting It's Delivered:" Yuck. Will he commission?"


No, hes focusing on his MOS