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My son leaves for boot camp on April 4th. Does anyone else have anyone leaving that day?

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My son left out yesterday for bootcamp, I recieved his phone call lastnight, telling me that he made it to Great Lakes and he is packing all his things in a box to send home and that was it. He told me that I would hear from him in about 3 weeks. I can't wait. I miss him so much. His recruiter called me today with his mailing address though,,Thank God.  
My son arrived at Great Lakes last night. Had a bonus phone call from the airport!! Then the brief call when he arrived. He said "mom, I'm ready for this." was great to hear, but not so sure mom is ready!!!
my husband left that day :(
my husband is in ship 2 div 929 will everyone update when they find out the ship and div of their loved one?!? :)
My son left for bootcamp on Monday and I received his box to things today in the mail.  I'm going to call the recruiter tomorrow to see if he has his address yet.
My daughter left on 4/5/11 and is in ship 2 division 929.  Just got her address yesterday.  I guess being on the high school drum line has it benefits 
You have no idea how happy it makesme to find someone in my hubbys division!

She was so excited to leave, which made it easier on me!  I posted some pictures of her swearing in.  My older daughter's best friend is a nuke.  Your hubby must be a smart guy.  They wanted my daughter to be a nuke but she is going to be a hospital corpsman.


He wanted to go corpsman but it wouldnt help with sta 21 and with 3 dependents he needs all the help he can get lol
My son is gong to be a hosptial corpsman
I got my box today as well. Hopefully the letters start next week I really need to hear from him.. this week has been so rough
I received my box today. It was very hard. Can't wait to get the address so I can at least have some communication. This is so tough!! If anyone receives their letter will you please post so we will know. Thanks


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