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Hello Everyone,

My son left last Wednesday, February 10th. I received his things yesterday, but did not receive his return address. Is there a way to get his address or do I have to wait to hear from him?

Thank you.

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Comment by Casvid on February 17, 2016 at 8:31pm
My son also left on 02/10.... I received his box yesterday and I was wondering the same thing. I did read that we will be getting a letter with all of their info regarding division and PIR date. I called my son's recruiter and I was told that the graduation is for 04/08
Comment by Tootie on February 17, 2016 at 9:30pm

Thank You... I will contact his recruiter tomorrow to see if she can give me any more info. I guess I will have to wait until he writes me.

Comment by lemonelephant on February 18, 2016 at 2:27am

The Form Letter arrives an average of ten days after arrival. Some will have it 7 days after arrival (a few earlier than that, but not many) and most will have it by 14 days after arrival.

Arrival and What Happens at the RTC within Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones) will let you know what is happening and what to expect.

I left more info for you on your My Page.

Reasons to wait on The Form Letter before sending letters:

1. The PAO at the RTC asks that loved ones wait on the form letter before mailing letters. See http://www.bootcamp.navy.mil/fam_guide.html.

2. The recruiter does not always give the right address and letters that do not have the correct address may be returned or may be delayed several weeks in getting to your recruit since it will not be a high priority for those in the mail room to look up the correct information.

3. Even if you do have the correct information, your recruit will not receive letters that are mailed before receiving the form letter much quicker, if at all, than letters mailed after receiving the form letter because recruits do not receive mail until they are in their permanent ship and a Recruit Mail Petty Officer is trained. The first Mail Call is on day 1-3 or 1-4 DOT.

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Note: If it has been at least 2 calendar weeks since your recruit arrived at the RTC and you do not have a form letter, then you can call the recruiter and get the address and mail letters to your recruit, but be sure to double-check the address against those at http://www.bootcamp.navy.mil/contact_recruit.html or Ship/Division--How it Works.

Comment by rn2010 on February 25, 2016 at 8:04pm
Our girl just got to great lakes today...looking forward all the help and guidance from others!
Comment by Tootie on February 27, 2016 at 8:45pm
Thank you Allie. I waited until I got the form letter. I got a 3 minute call from him today. It was great to hear his voice. I hope your husband get the card you sent him.
Comment by lemonelephant on February 29, 2016 at 12:27am

Tootie, I'm glad you received the form letter.

Comment by lemonelephant on February 29, 2016 at 12:30am

caren, check your My Page.

Comment by lemonelephant on February 29, 2016 at 12:32am

Allie, I hope your husband gets the card.

Check your My Page.

Comment by Tootie on February 29, 2016 at 9:44pm
Thanks everyone. I would be lost with out all of you!!

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