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Just wanted to share a story about my son's first call back (the one that's just a minute when they first arrive).

We were waiting anxiously and the call came pretty much in the middle of the night. My wife's first language isn't English, and the first thing he tried to do is explain in her native language that he had to speak English for the call. Obviously, this was a huge mistake as we heard yelling right away. I guess my son tied to explain himself to the RDC (second mistake) because the yelling got a LOT louder and less "polite". The phone then just cut out, so we didn't get to say anything really, not even goodbye. We felt almost like WE were being subjected to boot camp.

Not the kind of call that puts parents at ease, obviously, but I assured my wife we got what we were expecting from it: we knew he'd arrived at boot camp safely.

Though it was a stressful start, he made it and is now in A school for a very demanding and rewarding rating, and we're thrilled with how we've seen boot camp help him grow as a person. Honestly, in his last year of high school I was a little concerned that college tuition might be a waste of money; that he'd just idle and play and end up as one of the legions who never graduate. Now we have a lot more security that when he goes to college he'll be disciplined and focused.

Thanks US Navy!

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Thanks for sharing! We got our call last night and I could here yelling in the background as well. Just a quick I’m boxing my stuff up and I’ll see you later type message. Like you said at least I know he is safe in the hands of the US Navy!


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