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Hello all of you helpful moms out there,

Does anyone know approx. what time the swearing is?  Is it the same for everyone?  Will I get to see my son after? or does he leave immediately.  Just trying to get my ducks in a row.

Thanks for any and all help.

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Comment by Sleepless in Alaska on March 9, 2017 at 5:30pm
My son swore in, in the morning. We were not there. Left MEPS about 12:30 and went to the airport. His flight was later that night so we met him there and hung out at the USO. As parents, you can get a gate pass. Need to ask.
Comment by Bandmom on March 10, 2017 at 9:53am

I am hoping to be there for the swear in.  Will be at the same hotel the night before, so hope to have all the information.  Probably won't make the airport as I have a 7 hour drive back home.

Comment by Ermadette on March 14, 2017 at 11:46am

My son left on 2/14.  The swearing in was a big mess.   All branches of the service were there - and there were a LOT of them.  The coast guard recruits were sworn in first in the morning, and then they got in a shuttle and left by 10 am.  Then they started with all the other recruits.  Then another group swore in - maybe Air Force?  When my son's group finally swore in, there were Navy, Army and I think a few Marines.  (We were told to be there at 9:30 am, and I think he swore in around 12/12:30).  After that - we sat until about 2/2:30 when they loaded up the busses and took them all to the airport.  Younger children may get very bored.   It was a long day of waiting.  His flight was at 5.  We did not go to the airport, just said our goodbyes at MEPS.  Good luck to you and your SR!

Comment by 1995Mom on March 14, 2017 at 9:10pm
My daughter was sworn in 3/13/17, it was organized there were a lot of recruits that needed to be sworn in and they did it in time blocks the room was not a large room so they took into account how many people were there to see their recruit be sworn in, there were 4 recruits 2 Navy, 1 Marine, and 1 Army. I felt it went very well we were able to take pictures during and after. We said our goodbyes there she communicated with us when she got to the airport in Spokane then Denver and then once again in Chicago. Then I got the the last call last night late around 12:40 letting me know she made it and would be mailing her belongings and we would get communication from her in 3 weeks via mail (I have read on here that happens sooner then 3 weeks but I think they tell us that just in case it could take 3 weeks).
Comment by Bandmom on March 15, 2017 at 7:25am

thanks for all the info.  My son has told me that he does not want me to go to the airport, as I have a long drive home.  Depending on what time his flight is, I may get the call before I am home.

Comment by CryptoDad on March 16, 2017 at 1:30pm

Some are a big mess. Some are one-on-one. You won't know until you get there.


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