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Great Lakes A School Q&A

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Great Lakes A School Q&A

The purpose of this group is to allow family of new sailors assigned to school at Training Support Center Great Lakes a chance to voice questions to a Student Division Commander

Location: Great Lakes, IL
Members: 2091
Latest Activity: yesterday

Discussion Forum

SWCC prep

Started by Godisgoodallthetime. Last reply by Phoenixmom on Wednesday. 2 Replies

Leave after A school

Started by Carey. Last reply by Phoenixmom on Monday. 15 Replies

(EM) Electricians Mate

Started by MomSeanEM2. Last reply by Redeaglespirit Sep 26. 46 Replies

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Comment by Phoenixmom yesterday

Good night Ladies, have a great weekend and God Bless!

Comment by Phoenixmom yesterday

I was wanting to send like beef jerky, popcorn bags, you know stuff like that and he shot it down, so I figure if he wants me to send him some stuff he will let me know. But I think it all sounds Great! yes I was told they have to wait until they see their name on the list to be able to go get their stuff from their post office.

Comment by barefootie yesterday

My neighbor sent my sailor fresh baked chocolate chip cookies. He was unable to get them for a week as his C School hours didn't allow him to stop by the mail room during the hours of operation as they are only open during certain hours that did not coincide with his schedule.  That being said the cookies were sort of stale but he still loved and and appreciated them and her for doing so.

Comment by Phoenixmom yesterday

Good Morning Ladies, Happy FRIDAY!

Librarianmom I'm not sure, Yes we can send things directly to our Sailors, unless you send like bulk a few packages of this and that and have him to share with his unit. I ask my son if he would like me to send some goodies and he told me no, I was sad....he said mom if I want any of that I can got to the store here on base. He missed what I was trying to do.......I hope it works out Librarianmom, let me know what you plan.

Comment by librarianmom yesterday
A local Cub Scout group wants to make some care packages for a Veterens Day project and was hoping to send them to my sailor and his unit. We know we can send things directly to Our son and his roommates, but is there a better way for something like this.

Thanks
Comment by Phoenixmom on Thursday

Well Ladies, I hope you all have a Peaceful restful evening, I will speak with you Ladies tomorrow it's FRIDAY! Good Night Ladies!

Comment by Phoenixmom on Thursday

That's Great! Them leaving off Base is always fun! I seen pics of my Son over the weekend and he has gained weight! It's all that going out to eat on the weekends....That's Great News Mattsmomma always exciting to hear Good things!

Comment by Mattsmomma on Thursday

My Sailor had a blast a Zombie Tag last night - what a fun idea!

Comment by Phoenixmom on Thursday

Good Morning Ladies, Happy Thursday! have these weeks been flying bye or what? I feel like I don't have enough time in the day to get what needs to get done. I think I'm just trying to do to much whewww! wears me out. Well I hope you all have a blessed day today and everyday!

Comment by barefootie on Wednesday

Has anyone's FC sailors gotten their orders lately??

 

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