For those of us who have children serving as Corpsmen, above and beyond the call of duty!
Latest Activity: Jan 10, 2021
Established June 17, 1898, the 25,000+ active duty members of the U.S. Navy Hospital Corps provide health care to Sailors, Marines, and all those entrusted to their care on the battlefield, at sea, under the sea, and at military treatment facilities worldwide.
What to expect at Field Medical Training Battalion (FMTB)
Started by plina. Last reply by plina Oct 10, 2017. 5 Replies 0 Likes
Started by Marcy ~ Corpsman Mom Jan 13, 2017. 0 Replies 0 Likes
Started by becathena73. Last reply by Barbara Jul 12, 2016. 1 Reply 0 Likes
Started by marcy. Last reply by DREW7062 Nov 23, 2015. 1 Reply 0 Likes
Started by Irishmama. Last reply by Mother of Twins Mar 18, 2015. 9 Replies 1 Like
Hi 3athlete! So sorry to hear about his back injury. As his parents, you are eligible to stay at the Navy Lodge, and the one nearest the hospital is on 32nd Street by the commissary. The phone number is 619-234-6142, and their rates range from $68 per night up to $125 for a suite. You have to provide his name, rate, rating and relationship to you when you make the reservation, and he has to be with you to show his military ID when you check in. Their rates are usually the best around, accommodations are nice and you'll be in a safe area too. Sending good thoughts for his speedy recovery and that he's pain-free and running around very soon!
Hi all. Got a few questions. Our son is a Corpsman stationed at 29 Palms. He has herniated a disc in his back and scheduled for back surgery in San Diego coming up in Early April. Naturally I want to go and be there with him for surgery. The he tells us that the doc wants him to stay in San Diego for 5 days post op. After that mandatroy 30 day convalescent leave in which he is planning on coming home to Oregon for that. That said, my husband and I are trying to coordinate our arrival and staying in San Diego and then be available to fly back to Oregon with him so he is not carrying luggage etc. Are any of you familiar with San Diego base and the hospital setting? Any suggestions on cheap places to stay? Thanks for any ideas would be greatly appreciated.
ok good! I just added the photo after the link to show what it looks like. My mom gave my son a DD gift card at Christmas and he thought it was great :) He likes their bagels and chai tea. That Dunkin Donuts at Camp Lejeune has lots of tables inside and free wifi, by the way.
For anyone else who can email a gift card for printing out, you can personalize it online and it makes a nice gift, too. Here's the link: https://dunkindonuts.cashstar.com There are different options, this is what one looks like:
Michelle, if you want to send him something to cheer him up, you can buy a gift card for Dunkin Donuts online and have it sent directly to him via email, or to his phone. The Dunkin Donuts is in the parking lot of the Marine Corps Exchange at Camp Lejeune (believe me, they all know where it is) and he can get coffee and doughnuts or Baskin Robbins ice cream. Sending to his phone via text would be more convenient than email so he doesn't have to print anything. You just have to download the app to your phone first, then you can "gift" him via text. Just a thought! http://www.dunkindonuts.com/content/dunkindonuts/en/mlanding.html
Michelle I'm so sorry you and your son are going through this right now! My son was sick much of the time he has been in the military and depression comes with it. Sometimes I feel like I can't help him at all. I pray for him continually. He is much better now as he isn't working directly with sick people in a hospital. He seemed to catch everything possible in that environment. I'll pray for healing both for his back and emotions! Hang in there and keep encouraging him and loving him like we mom's do. Thanks for posting! I'm sure other moms can relate too!
You need to be a member of Corpsmen Moms and Dads to add comments!