Here is the link to follow to read about the new standard:
In a nutshell... starting January 1 of 2018, ALL Recruits will be required to pass an initial run standard BEFORE they commence basic military training. If they do not pass the initial run standard…Continue
Added by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW on January 18, 2018 at 6:22pm — No Comments
Has anyone used Sandboxx to book their travel?? Our son is at BC in Great Lakes and we are trying to make our travel arrangements for February 2018. Sandboxx claims that if our graduation date is changed, there is no rebooking fee. If it is canceled, then we will receive 100% of the base cost of the ticket. Advice is greatly appreciated!!!
Date: Dec 21, 2017
* All commands will discontinue processing members for separation as a result of PFA failures.
* Separation orders resulting from PFA failures prior to Soft End of Active Obligated Service (SEAOS) with approved dates after March 31, 2018 are…
My son left on November 29th and we did the best we could to have an early Christmas that included him, It still will not be the same without him here on Christmas I have received my second letter today and I’m so glad he is doing well feeling strong and committed... I am a happy mom :) I can’t wait to be there to see him graduating...such a new and exciting journey for us both.
Added by CJB’sMom on December 22, 2017 at 10:05pm — No Comments
It will take awhile for you to get mail my FS left on 11/9 and I did not get anything until 11/19/2017, and
that was just his address to write to. He did not get any letters from me (20) in all until 12/2/17. All I can say is be patient. If all goes right you will get a call after three weeks.
Hope this helps!
Added by Silliesmom2017 on December 15, 2017 at 4:02pm — No Comments
My daughter left November 28th. I have sent letters daily. Have not received anything back as of yet. Wondering if anyone knows if we can send them a Christmas care package and what we are allowed to put in it? I was hoping to hear from her with this info but time is of the essence now. Thanks for input regarding this.
Thank you for the info Phoenixmom! I booked flights today, and hotel anyone interested the Homewood Suites by Hilton at 10 Westminister has rooms for $85.00 per might (includes Breakfast 7 days a week and Dinner M-THU) with beer and wine included. 1-847-945-9300 12 mins from location. Sounded like a great deal to me. room is equipped so you can cook too, if you want to.
See ya there 1/5/2018
My FS letter said his graduation day was 1/5/2017. It is now 23 days away, and I have not made any reservations, in fear that he may be held back. Does anyone know if there is a time frame in which we should have received notification, that he is being held back? All flights are non refundable and hotels too. Not rich, can't afford to loose money. Any help on this would be greatly appreciated.
Madison got the game Speak Out for us and then went on deployment. So when she got back we finally got together and played the game. What laughter and fun it was! Trying to talk and say the phrases on the cards with the mouthpieces in our mouths was a…
Added by John and Yvonne on December 3, 2017 at 9:30am — No Comments
Hi everybody: has anyone else's FS said they are not receiving letters? I have received three from my son and they have arrived in like three day. He however, has not received any of the seventeen I have mailed to him starting on 11/20/17. I started writing letters after he said he arrived and was safe. I received his address on the 17th of November and I mailed all the letters individually on 11/20/17.
please let me know if anyone knows the reason why or has this same…Continue
My son was supposed to ship out mid-January, 2018, but he got a call from his Section Chief on Monday telling him he was on stand-by to ship out on Wednesday . . . this Wednesday! Then he got the call about 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday that he needed to be at the recruiter's office (about 30 miles away) and then to the hotel (about another 30 miles away) by 6:00 p.m. Tuesday night. My son called me at work, I said "Bye!" to my very understanding bosses and co-workers, texted my husband (a teacher…Continue
I'm adding things I forgot to mention in my first post.
Our hotel in Waukegan had a restaurant/bar inside, but I never went in. The hotel also had a small room next to the check-in with restaurant pamphlets, vending machines, and a computer and printer. We only stayed one night. My daughter's friend was staying in Gurnee. It wasn't that much further, but the hotel was MUCH nicer: newer beds, continental breakfast, ELEVATOR! ;)
There were also many more places to go and see in…Continue
Added by VangieAH on November 27, 2017 at 4:46pm — No Comments
I decided to write out our experience in case it can help anyone.
We booked a hotel through some online booking service...my oldest daughter did it so I can't remember which one. I'll update if I can. It was a hotel in Waukegan and it didn't seem too bad.
I booked the flight through sato. We flew Southwest to Midway because it doesn't fly into O'Hare. I suggest you do this the soonest possible, I wasn't able to due to my other daughter's school…Continue
Our son graduates in January. We have looked for plane tickets and rooms, but keep getting information saying one thing and then another. Where do I get the "ticket" is it mailed or do I pick it up? Is it easier to rent a car and get on base or use the shuttle? Can our son ride back to the hotel in the shuttle? if anyone can help with questions I would appreciate it so much.