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Anyone have someone shipping 6/21/18?

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Yes, mine does. We dropped him off at the hotel last night and he's at MEPS right now. I'm hoping to get a phone call this afternoon or evening, or early Friday morning. We're in Texas.

My son shipped out yesterday, also in Texas. And he called me when they landed in Chicago for about 15 minutes as the plane was waiting to park. I was truly blessed to talk to him. His flight was scheduled for a little after 1:30pm and he landed around 5ish or a little after. Had dinner at the airport and then it was a little after 7ish I was getting the scripted call. I cried and still am. Hope this helps

Just got our 15 second script call. I know the expected routine of the box and form letter but any idea how many weeks until he could possibly call again?

3boysmom, you may receive an "I'm still alive!" call in week 3 or 4 (calendar week, not DOT), but that call can come before or after that depending on when the RDC is able to schedule the phone banks. Don't expect a call, but do have your phone available from 8ish am to 8ish pm Central Time and be pleasantly surprised when you receive a call.  The "I'm still alive!" call or other calls the RDC schedules usually come in the mornings on weekdays except on the day of a PIR because the "I'm a Sailor!" calls, which are typically made 1 to 4 days before PIR now, are in the afternoon and evenings, but calls can come anytime during those hours on Saturday.  Calls on the day of a PIR or on Sunday come between 1 and 8 pm. Calls for security reasons or for information are generally made during regular business hours.  Remember "No news is good news!" See Phone Cards and Phone Calls. 

Possible times for calls scheduled by the RDC: 

8 am to noon M-Th 

1 pm to 8 pm F or Sun 

8 am to 8 pm Sat 

Calls for information or due to a problem usually come during business hours, M-F 9 to 5 pm. 

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My son shipped out 6/21. I got the 15 second phone call at 12:40am. Hit me like a ton of bricks. I didn’t think it was going to hit me this hard. I know what he’s doing is something that is going to help him be a great man. I guess what I’m trying to say is that I’m not worried about him being at boot camp. It’s the fact my son is all grown up and gone out into the real world to make his own life. I am very proud of him. But I’m still so sad. I miss him so much. He’s been with me for 18 years and now he’s off on his own. I just stay up late now and pray for comfort. I’m sure time will help me. Anyone else feeling the same? 


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