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Hi, moms!

First - does anyone have SR's leaving on Nov. 18th? We just found out that's when my son goes to BC, so I thought it would be great to meet other moms!

Second - they are allowed to keep their wallets in BC, right? I was going to get my son a NEX gift card but wanted to make sure it's something he'd be able to keep while in. 

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What is your son's rating (job) going to be?

Classes generally start when:

An instructor is available

Classroom facilities are available

There are enough students to fill the class.

Sometimes right away, sometimes not.

My son did get to keep his wallet.  I put things in there like:  phone card, pictures of family, band aides, list of names for graduation, scriptures. 

They can purchase phone cards when they get there from NEX (I believe)  I didn't read about NEX until it was too late.

Good Luck everyone!!!  NAVY strong!!!

hello all!!

my son was in bc 4 years ago.  I just want to say good luck to you and your sons!   welcome to navy for moms!!  this place is a godsend!  it has helped me thru a lot.    please thank your sons for their service.

thank you

Kyle'sMom, Here is the group to join for now. Lots of other who have loved ones leaving in November, and lots of information for you there too.

DEP- Leavin for bootcamp in November

Thank you, Ellen!!

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