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Good morning,

My daughter shipped on Nov 14th. I've been researching and found a few articles on line that mention families spending the holiday with their SR. Does this happen? If so, what's the process?

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Please read the post directly underneath yours that explains The Adopt-A-Sailor program.
Will do thank you.

My daughter also shipped November 14th! This site has provided so much useful information. 

Hi Amy,

Let's keep in contact. I'm patiently awaiting her form letter for her graduation date and mailing address.
My son shipped Nov. 13th. Received his form letter PIR 1/5, so he had an adopt a sailor form. I don't think we are able to do both PIR and christmas day tho. Feel very torn about it.
I think if you don’t get to come see them for Christmas then there is a local place that adopts them and they get to still leave for the day. I saw a YouTube video that abc news has where the naval recruits that were eligible to leave for Thanksgiving got to go and eat and use computers and phones.

The Christmas Adopt-A-Sailor is only for those recruits who will be graduating Jan. 5; no other recruits are eligible.


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