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"Thank you! Enjoy every minute you have until She leaves. Have you watched any of the "Making a Sailor" on YouTube? If not,watch them. You get to see exactly where they are going and, What it's like right when they get off the Bus. I…"
"I am so sorry She will miss all of those Holidays. My Daughter turned 19 yesterday at Bootcamp. I assume that they would have those days off. Not sure though. I will tell you this though. When She gets on the plane headed for O'Hare She needs…"
"That was a hard call to get! I will tell you the first 3 weeks are the hardest my Daughter said. Then you get in somewhat of a routine. Her first letter was not so great. But, they are much better now. She graduates on 10-26! Can't wait! Good…"
"I am very new to this as well as so many other Moms. I had no idea Sandboxx was such a big issue. Too late now! I have sent many letter. As well as several Family members. My Daughter encouraged it also. She said the letters arrive in 2 days. Had I…"
Divisions419and420are brother divisions and train together and will haveBattle Stations-21 (BST)together, so lookfor others with loved ones in either division. Write to your recruit and askwhenBattle Stations-21 (BST)will be so you willknow when to expect the "I'm a Sailor!" call.
I did the same thing...I got his address from the recruiter and started sending before I received the form letter. He didn't get the mail I sent anyway and I guess it has something to do with where he is at in his boot camp schedule. I believe they don't want them to get mail to soon as they are still washing them so to speak of the civilian life.
I can say...the call is hard. Keep a list of questions you want to ask because you will go blank and after they hang up you will beat yourself up over not asking. Plus I think they are all emotional when they finally call and here your voice. I can't imagine what goes through a young RS who doesn't make contact with their families. I can't wait to here how things are going for your daughter.
Jana, I received my first call (8 min) on Tuesday. That would have been 3 weeks since he left for MEPS and 1 day shy of his arrival in GL. He told me he was just on 2-2 day as the first week was P days for processing. He developed the Flu and pink eye in the first week. Actually threw up on his Chief....Oh Dear!! I received a letter he wrote last Sunday this past Saturday and I find that mail takes 3-4 days to arrive. As of Tuesday he still had not gotten any mail from home. Apparently if they dont have a Petty Officer assigned to distribute mail it gets held up. Hopefully by now it has arrived.
They only get to write on "Holiday" which is 6 hours on Sundays. Mail goes out on Mondays. Sometimes they get more days to write during the week depending on how well their Division is doing.
yes this is by the far the hardest thing I ever hard to do as a parent. I feel so helpless at this point. I am sure once I get his letter and talk to him I will feel a lot better. My son is 18 and he has a great head on his shoulders and I know he is fine but just not talking to him bothers me.. But I have to say all of these moms and dads in these groups have really helped a lot.