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Field Medical Training Battalion


Field Medical Training Battalion

Supporting the families of Sons and Daughters assigned to the Field Medical Training Battalion

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Latest Activity: Feb 19, 2015

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Lack of Interest????????????

Started by Randall Kendall. Last reply by glenlea Mar 11, 2013. 1 Reply

 I posted thru my sons weeks at FMTB,extended by an injury he had...and find it amazing there seems to be so little interest in this school and what they learn .  I confess I'm also a former Marine,…Continue

New Class

Started by Tom Jan 4, 2011. 0 Replies

My Son "classed up" today.  Anybody else out there with a Sailor in this class?

Mother Nature

Started by Randall Kendall Jun 27, 2010. 0 Replies

          Field execise found a hard foe, the heat took our most of the Bn and called a early end     to the training .          Real cases of heat related problems taught a class unlike a preset…Continue

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Comment by Sandy Riczo on July 16, 2013 at 11:35am

Just received word from my son who will complete corpsman school in August he will be sent to FMTB

Comment by glenlea on March 11, 2013 at 5:49pm

We will be, our son graduates as well then.  Where is everyone staying?  I need to make some hotel reservations.

Comment by Ed A on February 24, 2013 at 5:09pm

Headed to FMTB west graduation March 22. Does anybody have any advice and/or will anyone in this group be there?  

Comment by Guðfinna Gísladóttir on June 13, 2011 at 8:48am
Amazing how fast time has passed, pretty soon they will graduate and what an achievement ! They can really be soo proud of them selves, I know I am for sure ! Pray all goes well for them! Must be very special to be able to see them graduate.
Comment by Earl on May 30, 2011 at 8:31am
My sailor started training two weeks ago said the heat was tough but doable he likes being there it only took three years to get there.
Comment by Randall Kendall on May 8, 2011 at 5:24pm

Glad I could help a little , as parents we never stand down 100%

but you are so right "their doing what they love"  Ask him for some

pictures of his time in school , youll see a great change I'm sure.

Shout anytime, we hold the rope for our kids 24-7

              SF  Randy-go

Comment by Guðfinna Gísladóttir on May 8, 2011 at 4:47pm

Thank you Randall, you are right about that, it is hard to have him so far away, still I guess I shouldn´t complain, for he is doing what he wants to do. Funny, here I was worrying and staying awake to try and catch him on skype, well that paid off, because he had gotten my messages and called me to tell me, he had slept well and was a little better, plus he told me to not worry, that he is indeed a corpsman :} also I understand that there are reasons for not being seen, for they have to prioritize the urgency. So as you said, there is no reason I should worry, and I want to thank you for clearing on what would possibly happen with the training, if he was ill. Thank you for reassuring me that they are well taken care off. Now I am a little ashamed of being so whiny, not very Marine like :}  This has for sure relieved me of my worries, ... for the time being :} ha ha I had to add that.

Thanks again, very much and I hope you are having a great day as well, I am thankful for people like you, who cares about other people and for the knowledge you have !

Not worried mom :}

SF Finna


Comment by Randall Kendall on May 8, 2011 at 10:55am

Happy Mothers Day Finna......Hard day to have a Sailor not feeling


Ted had med problems during FMTB and all worked out well,dont forget

he is IN a medical group. The instructors are top notch and see more

than most know.I'm sure he will get looked at and if trouble comes

they will take care of him 100%

They move to next group back if they are dropped for med reasons

and continue on........and in some ways the direction change will

add knowledge to their time in FMTB.

He told his girlfriend but not his Mom, sounds like a fine young man

that loves his Mom a great deal..he will be fine

We only hear of what they send and their is much we dont know but

they are a very special.

Always send words from home it can be great meds and any day is

better with a letter or message.

I hope this is of help, if he moves to another group he will do fine

and he will get thru either way and be a fine Corpsman in the end

for the problem

  Have a good Mothers Day...try not to worry.. he's half Marine now

              SF   Randy-go


Comment by Guðfinna Gísladóttir on May 7, 2011 at 8:03pm

You are right is never wrong to brag about our sons and daughters, they are   really something to be very proud of . Still I wonder what happens when they get sick in FMTB, and run down with fever and all the flue like stuff, Steindor got very sick, a couple of days ago, but is not going to be seen until wednesday, and has been doing all tasks they have had, PT, running, martial arts and all. Looks like he is on his own, when it comes to that, and I know he doesnt want to miss any tests or anything thats going on, so he drives himself forward. Still think it must be awful to be in that condition and trying to do his best. Are they not looking out for them, so it wont get any worse, or spread among everyone. It sounds crazy to me,not to have him checked. I still havent been able to reach him, for he has not contacted me since before he got sick. I heard about him being sick from his girlfriend. I am just wondering if they get dropped from the training, when that happens, since he is afraid of missing out on things. I would really appreciate if anyone knows, and Randall, it looks like you are the only one in this group, I am hoping you can shed some light on this. Looks like when there are so many, that its easy to pick up a bug.

I hope you are having a great weekend and that everyone is well .


Comment by Randall Kendall on May 3, 2011 at 4:58pm

Give your son our best and a well done, never wrong to brag on our

sons and daughters.We have high hopes for their future whatever

they do in life.

Have him take pics for you they allowed that on the east coast, would guess west coast is the same.

 Have a great week           SF  Randy



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