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My daughter leaves on March 22nd for boot camp! I'm getting so nervous and anxious about her departure! I'm trying to keep her and myself calm abut it but it's hard! I can't imagine when the 22nd comes. I wonder will I be able to "see her off"!

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Comment by lemonelephant on February 26, 2016 at 1:39am

Yes, you will be able to see her sworn in and may see her off if she wants that.

I left info on your My Page.

Comment by NavyMom77 on February 26, 2016 at 11:14pm
It was emotionally draining! We went to his swearing in and then went to airport it was an all day thing. We wanted to be everywhere he was but it was hard saying goodbye over and over as we wasnt sure if we would see him or if that was it. The day
Comment by Denisep216 on February 26, 2016 at 11:43pm
Thank you!
Comment by AustinsMomShip03Div157April15th on February 27, 2016 at 11:38pm

Yes you will be able to see her off! I'm not sure how every airport works, but my son flew American Airlines. We happened to be there when he checked in, and the lady was so nice! She asked if we were with him and then offered to give us "boarding passes" which would allow us to go through security with him and go to the gate. That just absolutely made my day!!! At the time it was just me and my husband as well as my son's dad, and she gave one to each of us. My parents and my daughter were at lunch and not with us - I was worried that they may not get the boarding passes. The lady at the counter wasn't very clear on whether or not they could. Somehow my son and his buddy were talking with the sweet lady working at the beginning of the security line. She just loved on them and was so sweet to them because they were going into the Navy. She told them absolutely that his grandparents and sister could also get boarding passes and go back to the gate with him. I was so excited!!! I just wanted you to know so that you ask (if they don't offer it to you) for a boarding pass to be able to go to your daughter's gate with her. I will say it was a pretty long and emotionally draining day, but I'm so glad I got to spend all that time with him before he left. I got to share his last meal (before BC) with him. I wouldn't trade it for anything! Good luck with everything!

Comment by Denisep216 on February 29, 2016 at 9:09pm

I hope we get the same experience.  She leaves on a weekday so the airport should be a little more lenient.   

Comment by Anna on February 29, 2016 at 11:25pm


Family members of servicemen and women can get boarding passes to go to the gate with their service member.  You have to have picture ID and go through security just like regular passengers.  Your pass is only good for one time only so don't leave the secure area until you are ready to leave.  I saw my son and my daughter off (at different times) and got to go to the gate each time.  The boarding agent was so nice, she let me stand behind the desk at the window to see my son's plane taxi away.  She even handed me kleenex!!!!  

Comment by Myrnamom on March 21, 2016 at 4:17pm

just get as much information as possible and your daughter needs to do the same, you already are on here so that will help so very much! My son arrived on the 15th.


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