School Of Infantry East

School Of Infantry East THIS IS AN OFFICIAL MARINE CORPS PAGE FOR SCHOOL OF INFANTRY-EAST

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Mission: SOI-E conducts entry-level infantry Military Occupational Specialties (MOS) qualification, basic combat skills training for non-infantrymen, and advanced infantry MOS progression training in order to provide the Marine Corps with rigorously trained, highly disciplined warriors prepared for service in the operating forces. Located aboard Camp Geiger, North Carolina, Marine Combat Training Battalion (MCT), Infantry Training Battalion (ITB), Advanced Infantry Training Battalion (AITB), and Headquarters and Support Battalion (H&S) fall under the Commanding Officer of the School of Infantry -East (SOI-East). These subordinate commands train and support Marines at the entry-level, and the advanced level in warrior skills. SOI-East's training mission ensures "Every Marine is, first and foremost, a rifleman!" At SOI-East, Marines who have the infantry military occupational specialty (MOS) conduct training at ITB. Marines that have the non-infantry MOS are trained in basic infantry/Marine common skills at MCT. SOI-East marks a transition in the military professional development of entry level Marines, from recruit to entry level Marine rifle squad member. Whether learning in a classroom, or conducting live-fire evolutions, the focus at SOI-East is training Marines to be warriors on the battlefield. SOI-East requires the best and most professional leaders in the Marine Corps to accomplish this mission. Our Marine Combat Instructors form the bedrock of our success and ensure the conduct of realistic, aggressive, and safe training. The Marine Combat Instructors at SOI -East provide continuity and consistency in the continuum of training and mentoring of entry-level Marines. First instructed at Parris-Island South Carolina, Marine ethos are reinforced and improved upon at SOI-East. Our core values of "Honor, Courage and Commitment" are lessons learned from Marines that have served our nation for more than two centuries. Marines have always secured our nation's liberties and freedoms beginning with the American Revolution to Iraq and Afghanistan of today. Marines that attend SOI-East are prepared mentally, physically, and morally for the challenges of 21st Century warfare.

03/23/2020

We are aware with the current circumstances, there may be delays associated with travel as you make your way to SOI-East this week. If you experience a delay or a change in travel that will affect the report date and time on your orders, contact the duty for Company M, Headquarters and Support Battalion at (910)449-0235 or the SOI-East Officer of the Day at (910)376-5485.

03/23/2020

Marines who graduated Recruit Training on Friday, March 13, 2020, are expected to report to SOI-East on Tuesday, March 24, 2020. We are trying to contact each Marine scheduled to check in via telephone prior to arrival. If you have not received a call from an SOI-East representative, call the Company I duty as soon as possible at (910) 376 - 5717.

03/15/2020

Marines who graduated Recruit Training on March 6, 2020, are expected to check in to SOI-East by Tuesday, March 17, 2020.

Marines who graduated Recruit Training on March 13, 2020, are expected to check in to SOI-East by Tuesday, March 24, 2020, following their 10 days of leave.

Out of an abundance of caution drop off procedures for Marines checking in this week and next will be modified to minimize civilian traffic on the installation.

Marines experiencing delays or changes to their travel that would affect their check in date need to contact the Company M, Headquarters and Support Battalion duty at (910) 449-0235.

03/14/2020

All SOI-E graduations are canceled until further notice. Training will continue. Family members are permitted to drop their Marine off next week for training. If you have any questions regarding the check in process at SOI-E contact the Company M, Headquarters and Support Battalion duty at (910) 449-0235.

09/04/2019

The School of Infantry-East is a tenant command of Marine Corps Installations East/Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune. For official updates related to Hurricane Dorian please reference the MCI-East/MCB Camp Lejeune website https://www.mcieast.marines.mil or the MCB Camp Lejeune page.

Marines scheduled to check in this week for training who are experiencing travel delays or cancelled flights due to the storm need to contact the Company M duty at (910)449-0235.

09/01/2019

We are ready to receive Marines scheduled to report this week for training. Updates will be provided daily as Dorian evolves. If your flights were canceled due to weather conditions along the east coast or you are in an area that is being evacuated, please contact Company M duty at (910)449-0235.

09/26/2018

Good afternoon Marines, sailors, and families of School of Infantry-East:

If any personnel assigned to the School, to include active-duty living in family housing or the barracks, suffered property damage on-base as a result of Hurricane Florence, teams from Navy Claims Office in Norfolk, VA will be on-site to help process claims at the following legal services locations Tuesday, 25 September to Friday, 28 September from 0800 to 1630:

- Camp Lejeune: Bldg 50 (the base tax center on Lucy Brewer Road between Holcomb Blvd and Virginia Dare Dr)

- MCAS New River: Bldg AS 216 (Adjacent to the corner of Bancroft St and Campbell St behind BldgAS 217)

Please ensure you have your military/dependent ID and a copy of your insurance policy's declaration page showing your deductible.

09/21/2018

Good afternoon Marines, sailors, and families of School of Infantry-East:

Due to ongoing hurricane recovery efforts, formal graduation ceremonies for Alpha, Golf, and Hotel companies are cancelled.

09/20/2018

UPDATE ON ADVANCED INFANTRY TRAINING BATTALION-EAST COURSES:

The following courses have had their report dates modified or have been cancelled:

Modified Report Dates:

Infantry Unit Leader Course 3-18: 27 September
Advanced Mortar Course 4-18: 2 October
Advanced Infantry Marine Course 4-18: 2 October
Advanced Assault Marine Course 2-18: 8 October
Advanced Machine Gunners Course 4-18: 8 October

Cancelled Courses:

Infantry Small Unit Leaders Course 4-18
Combat Hunter Trainer Course 6-18
Scout Sniper Course 3-18 **will determine dates for a three-week pre-sniper course in the upcoming days**

09/19/2018

UPDATE ON REPORTING TO SOI-E:
Marines who were scheduled to report for MCT or ITB on 18 or 25 Sep 2018 are now to report by Tuesday 2 Oct 2018. MCRD Parris Island Company C will report to SOI-West, Camp Pendleton 8 Oct 2018 - note the change in location. Contact your recruiter for specifics on report dates and orders. A detailed breakdown by MCRD PI Company is provided below for reference. The Permissive Recruiter Assistance Support Program (PRASP) was extended for all Marines awaiting training in MCRD PI Co’s below.

- MCRD PI Co K reports to SOI-E 1 Oct 2018
- MCRD PI Co C reports to SOI-W 8 Oct 2018
- MCRD PI Co G reports to SOI-E 8 Oct 2018
- MCRD PI Co N2 scheduled to report to
SOI-E will extend PRASP and report to SOI-W on 1 Oct 2018
- MCRD PI Co O2 scheduled to report to
SOI-E will extend PRASP and report to SOI-E on 8 Oct 18

09/18/2018

Students who were supposed to report to the School of Infantry-East prior to Hurricane Florence are expected to check in Tuesday, 2 Oct 18. If you have questions, contact Company M, Headquarters and Support Battalion during working hours at (910)449-0235 or the duty officer at (910)449-2004.

Commandant was on deck yesterday.  He visited the chow hall and Marines who served 1400 plus permanent personnel and stu...
09/18/2018

Commandant was on deck yesterday. He visited the chow hall and Marines who served 1400 plus permanent personnel and students yesterday. Mr. Smith (in the blue shirt next to CMC) slept at the chow hall during the storm and worked around the clock for two days to ensure Marines received a hot meal yesterday! His team's efforts and dedication were invaluable to School's recovery operations.

Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. Robert B. Neller and Sgt. Maj. of the Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. Ronald L. Green visited multiple bases in North Carolina to check on the Marines and assess damage following Hurricane Florence, Sept. 17, 2018. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Gregory D. Boyd)

09/17/2018
Camp Lejeune

Combat Instructors as well as Regimental and Battalion primary staff officers are considered essential personnel. Contact your chain of command for specific work schedule.

REPORTING INSTRUCTIONS UPDATE: Per CG II MEF & CG MCIEAST, non-essential personnel are not required to return to work until their normal reporting time Monday, Sept. 24, 2018.

- Essential personnel should contact your chain of command for your work schedule.

- DoDEA & Camp Lejeune District Schools are scheduled to resume their class schedules on Sept. 24, 2018

- Onslow County Schools are scheduled to resume their class schedules on Sept. 24, 2018.

- Will update with changes as required.

09/17/2018

Permanent personnel are expected to start their return back to the local area 0700 Wednesday with a report time of 0730 Thursday. If there are circumstances that do not support this timeline, contact your chain of command as soon as possible.

09/17/2018

We have power and Marines were reunited with their cell phones! We are grateful to the crews and essential personnel who are working day and night to get the power up in the local area.

Marines will have a hot meal tomorrow and an opportunity to wash linens and clothes.

Thank you for all the support. We will keep you posted of the progress.

09/16/2018

The rain is consistent with winds; Marines are outside when weather permits to clean up the camp. We will do our best to post more photos of your Marines today. Power is still out on Camp Geiger.

Thank you for your continued support.

09/16/2018

Marines who evacuated the area are to start returning to the SOI-E from their current location at 0700 Wednesday. Ensure to check in with your leadership so they can provide accurate accountability numbers as well as assess the depth of the staff for operations starting Thursday morning at 0730.

Marine Corps Air Station New River
09/16/2018

Marine Corps Air Station New River

McCutcheon Manor Residents:

This information is provided to those DOD personnel who evacuated McCutcheon Manor due to Hurricane Florence and the Limited Evacuation Order (LEO) signed on 11 September 2018. Per the Joint Travel Regulation McCutcheon Manor residents who evacuated will be reimbursed certain evacuation expenses such as mileage up to 450 miles, tolls, per diem and lodging. Specific guidance on when and where to file for reimbursement of evacuation expenses will be released via separate correspondence.

General Guidance:
1. Eligible claimants of McCutcheon Manor: Uniformed service members, dependents of service members, DoD civilian employees, and dependents of DoD civilian employees.

2. "KEEP RECIEPTS OF ALL EXPENSES."

3. Upon return, eligible claimants will have travel orders issued to them on a Travel Authorization (DD Form 1610) effective on the date of the LEO.

4. Eligible claimants will fill out a Travel Voucher (DD Form 1351-2) for reimbursable expenses.

5. Evacuation allowances cease on the date evacuation is terminated, or upon personnel/dependents return at local PDS (recall order).


Non-Reimbursable expenses:

1. Lodging while staying w/ friends or relatives.
2. Home preparation expenses.
3. Pet Fees.
4. Other Automobile expenses –FUEL, repair, maintenance,
oil, etc.
5. Grocery expenses (covered by per diem).
6. Official / Non-official calls.
7. ATM Fees.
8. Rental vehicle.
9. Local mileage (in/around safe haven location).
10. Eligible claimants will not be able to claim transportation or
Per Diem on days before the LEO was issued if they
chose to depart early. Entitlements are effective the date
of the LEO.

09/15/2018
Marine Corps Air Station New River

Camp Geiger where the School of Infantry East resides is part of Marine Corps Air Station New River. Check out the video below by the installation Commanding Officer for a better perspective of what we experienced here.

U.S. Marine Corps Col. Russel C. Burton, the Marine Corps Air Station New River commanding officer, assesses the damage aon MCAS New River, N.C., Sept. 15, 2018. Hurricane Florence has impacted Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune and MCAS New River with periods of strong winds, heavy rains, flooding of urban and low lying areas, potential flash floods and coastal storm surges. (U.S. Marine Corps Video by Staff Sgt. Albert J. Carls)

Marine Corps Air Station New River
09/15/2018

Marine Corps Air Station New River

Attn MCAS New River: We continue to assess the toll that Florence left in its wake. We encourage everyone to stay sheltered in place as teams continue to assess the damage. While it may seem that the worst is over, there are still many dangers left in the wake of the storm. The base is still dealing with flooding, broken trees obstructing roadways as well as structures and downed power lines. We will let you know when it is safe to return to base and move about freely. Continue to be safe as we move through assessment and recovery.

Marines in the local area will be contacted by the chain of command with specific times to report for duty. Those outsid...
09/15/2018

Marines in the local area will be contacted by the chain of command with specific times to report for duty. Those outside the local area are expected to return to Camp Geiger Wednesday morning.

MILITARY PERSONNEL NOTICE: Per CG II MEF & CG MCIEAST, Marines who departed the local area prior to the arrival of Hurricane Florence should NOT attempt to return to Camp Lejeune any earlier than 7 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018.

Your chain of command will provide follow on updates over the next few days.

For the latest traffic updates from NCDOT, please visit https://go.usa.gov/xPgPy and select the "Incidents" tab for a detailed list of road closures due to weather impacts.

Good afternoon Marines, sailors, and families of School of Infantry-East:FROM THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE: The National...
09/15/2018
iNWS Alert

Good afternoon Marines, sailors, and families of School of Infantry-East:

FROM THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE: The National Weather Service office in Morehead City / Newport has issued a FLASH FLOOD WARNING in effect until 3 p.m. today for the air station and portions of the surrounding community, including Duplin, Jones, Lenior and Onslow counties in North Carolina. Flash flooding is ongoing according to local emergency management and local media, with heavy rain still falling across the warned area. Anywhere from 15 to 25 inches of rain have fallen across the area, with an additional 3 to 6 inches possible through this afternoon. This remains an extremely dangerous situation, and we urge all residents to remain off roadways. There have been reports of waters rescues ongoing throughout Onslow and Lenoir counties this morning. Only venture out if forced to by rising floodwaters. For the full advisory, please visit https://go.usa.gov/xPgPJ.

Good morning Marines, sailors and families of School of Infantry-East:Recovery operations have started, and Marines are ...
09/15/2018

Good morning Marines, sailors and families of School of Infantry-East:

Recovery operations have started, and Marines are working together to clean up Camp Geiger. Please stand by for further updates.

09/15/2018

Good morning Marines, sailors, and families of School of Infantry-East:

All Marines, sailors, and civilians assigned to Headquarters and Support Battalion are directed to contact their chains of command at this time. The battalion command team has exercised a battalion-wide accountability recall and all assigned personnel are required to contact their leadership as soon as possible. Thank you for your prompt attention in this matter.

Further updates and word will be passed as the situation develops.

09/14/2018

Good evening Marines, sailors, and families of School of Infantry-East:

Due to the anticipated, prolonged effects of Hurricane Florence upon the greater Camp Lejeune area, all inbound students with orders to report on Tuesday, 18 September shall delay their arrival to Tuesday, 25 September.

At this time, the School of Infantry-East remains in Tropical Cyclone Condition IE due to the landfall of Hurricane Florence. This condition is established when a destructive weather system with sustained winds of 58 mph or greater is currently affecting the area.

It is anticipated that hurricane force winds and heavy rains will continue until the early evening, with strong tropical storm force winds expected overnight.

Currently, there are widespread power outages across both Camp Lejeune and Marine Corps Air Station New River. Power restoration efforts will begin once conditions are safe for utility crews to do so.

Updates on weather conditions and reporting instructions will be posted evening and night, or as required.

Good morning Marines, sailors, and families of School of Infantry-East:Below you will see a current forecast cone of Hur...
09/14/2018

Good morning Marines, sailors, and families of School of Infantry-East:

Below you will see a current forecast cone of Hurricane Florence from the National Hurricane Center, detailing its current location and expected course over the next 72 hours.

At this time, Hurricane Florence has made landfall in the vicinity of Wrightsville Beach, NC, approximately 42 miles to the south of Camp Lejeune, and is progressing westward at 6 mph.

The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Warning for MCB Camp Lejeune, MCAS New River, the greater Jacksonville community and Onslow and Jones counties. A Tornado Watch is in effect as well for the above locations as well as Carteret, Craven, and Duplin counties.

Further updates will be provided morning and night or as needed.

09/14/2018

The Marines and students are doing well. They are safe in the barracks with enough food and water for several days. We are without power as of late last night; if you lost connectivity with your Marine it was due to lost power. We will update morning and night or as needed.

Thank you for your thoughts, prayers and support!

09/13/2018

The School of Infantry East is under Tropical Cyclone Condition One Emergency with the arrival of Hurricane Florence.

TCC 1E is established when a destructive weather system with sustained winds of 50 knots (58 mph) or greater is currently affecting the area.

During TCC 1E, all but essential operations are secured, vehicular traffic is ceased, personnel and base residents are required to remain indoors and dining facilities are closed unitl the passing of the storm and normal operations have resumed.

It is expected that we will remain in TCC 1E potentially unitl mid-day Saturday as the storm slows down and moves over the area.

09/13/2018

The rain and wind has gained momentum in the area. All permanent personnel and students are inside prepared for the storm. Students were encouraged to keep their phones charged and when possible communicate with their family members to keep them informed. Students will recieve classes in the barracks during the daytime hours, during this time they will not have access to their electronic devices. Continue to follow the MCB Camp Lejeune and MCAS New River pages for updates specific to the area and installations. We will continue to provide updates to this page as long as we have connectivity and power.

09/13/2018
www.nhc

The School of Infantry East is currently in Tropical Cyclone Condition I. TCC I is established when a destructive weather system with sustained winds of 50knots (58 mph) or greater is forecast to affect the area within 12 hours.

As of 11 p.m., the center of Hurricane Florence was located near latitude 32.0 North, longitude 73.7 West, Florence is moving toward the northwest near 17 mph, and this general motion, accompanied by a gradual decrease in forward speed, is expected to continue through Thursday.

All interests should monitor the National Hurricane Center forecast throughout the week at http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/.

An elevation of the installation posture to TCC IC is expected later today.

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G644 7th St Camp Geiger
Jacksonville, NC
28542

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