Hi folks! I know we're a pretty small community here. Probably even smaller than I imagine. I know some of us have kids prepping for Bulldog this summer and probably all of us have been told which increment they will be attending at this point. Thought it might be fun to share a bit. I know his school runs what they call "Breakfast Club" where the MIDN prepping for OCS either PT or work on knowledge every weekday since the start of the semester. I'm not sure what's involved in this as I've only had 2 real phone conversations with DS since he headed back this semester. His current billet is keeping him extremely busy and for the first time it appears that at least one grade may be suffering. Ahhhh.... who cares about "The Crusades" anyway?!? What prompted me to start this thread is that DW informed me the Marine Options in his unit were all headed to Parris Island Thurs (3/27) PM and will be training there through Sunday. The last time they went, 2 years ago, they ran through all the courses and also an "airman down" "helicopter" rescue operation. Pretty sure they did some rappelling and fast roping as well. I expect the folks going to OCS this summer are serving as the squad leaders through all their exercises. At least that's how I would run it. Hopefully they'll get some valuable feedback through this. I think they are pretty fortunate to be within a few hours of where they "Make Marines", or at least the eastern subspecies. DS is attending increment 1 of Bulldog. Hope to catch some of you there at graduation. Good luck to all these kids!