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still no "form" letter, still no call

I am im-patiently waiting for the "form" letter, and still have not received a call from my new recruit.  She has been at Boot Camp since February 16.  I am hoping to get something in the mail today.  This waiting is no bueno for this momma!  I know she is surely covered with daily prayers, but, I can't help myself.  I know she is doing great things!  I know this "waiting" is also something we all will have to get used to.  Lord help us!  Give us peace and understanding!

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Comment by Dutchess on February 27, 2016 at 11:11am

It takes about 7-10 days after you receive the box to receive the form letter. It's about 2 to 3 weeks after they arrive. 

Comment by AustinsMomShip03Div157April15th on February 27, 2016 at 11:05pm

I'm still waiting too, but mine just got there Feb 23rd. I feel your pain. It's funny how the recruiter told us we'd probably get his box by Saturday and his letter very shortly after that. But here everyone says it takes much longer. Here they tell you the truth - recruiter just tells you what they know you wanna hear! Hang tight - hopefully you'll hear something soon! Yes, I guess this is something we'll all get used to. I don't like it either! Praying for all our recruits and sailors :)

Comment by marmac72 on February 27, 2016 at 11:37pm

My son flew out on tues 2/16 from CA and we received his box and Form letter Monday 2/22

Comment by lemonelephant on February 28, 2016 at 5:37pm

Ten days after arrival is the average time to receive The Form Letter meaning that some have it before that and some after. Most will have it by two weeks after arrival and the recruit is usually in the permanent ship by then, so if you have not received The Form Letter on or before Tuesday, then call the recruiter and get the address and double-check the address against those at or Ship/Division--How it Works.

She will be in a integrated division, one with both males and females, and they sometimes take longer to fill than all male divisions. There are others with recruits who arrived on the 16th who are also still waiting on The Form Letter.

Comment by lemonelephant on February 28, 2016 at 5:38pm

June, check your My Page and join the groups I previously left for you.

Comment by lemonelephant on February 28, 2016 at 5:41pm

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.

Comment by June on February 29, 2016 at 9:37am

Thank you for all the scoop.  I did find some things out and finally rec'd my FORM letter.  I was so happy Saturday!  Looking forward to writing my girl, and hopefully send her a phone card before she graduates!  I miss her more than imagined!  But, I know God is doing great things! GO NAVY!

Comment by lemonelephant on March 1, 2016 at 1:44am

June, I left info for you on your My Page.

Comment by June on March 1, 2016 at 10:14am

lemonelephant, I did go over those two suggestions the other day.  Thanks so much for your help!  Have a Blessed Day!

Comment by lemonelephant on March 1, 2016 at 11:12pm

You are very welcome, I've left more info for you on your My Page.


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