Big News!

Well it's been ongoing for a little while, but pretty hush hush until recently. A few people probably already know but Chris went to OCS (Officer Candidate School) for the Marines when he was in college. He passed, but didn't take his commission, which means that he didn't sign and had no further obligations. Well after a lot of though and discussion, he has decided to try again! However, this time he is applying to be a part of the USMC Reserves, not active duty. What does this mean you may ask? Well here's a little breakdown...

  1. He's put in his application to go back to OCS in October. We don't find out if he is accepted until the beginning of September. If he does, then he will head to Quantico, VA for 10 weeks of intense training.

  2. Following his graduation he would then go back to Quantico after the first of the year (the date is TBD) for 6 months of TBS (The Basic School).

  3. After graduation from TBS he will head to another base (location unknown) for an undetermined amount of training for his "job".

  4. He'll then be required to go to his home base one weekend a month and two weeks a year (just like in the commercials) to meet with his unit and train.

A lot of people have questions for us such as are we moving and will he be deployed. Some answers are clear (no we won't be moving, he can do his job from anywhere as long he travels to his home base once a month) and some are up in the air (we don't know anything about a potential deployment considering he would be about a year out from being able to be deployed and we don't know what state the war will be in by then) but we are asking for every one's positive thoughts and well wishes. Right now we are just waiting to find out if he's been accepted to October's class. I'll update everyone once he gets an answer, so stay tuned for more information!

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