my daughter left today 12/12 for boot camp in great lakes she is 21 years old but i feel lost without her already. it just feels so different then when she went away for college.i know there are many people that go through this everyday. its just so hard for me, i work with two people who have had their young men go away and i really dont think they felt the way im feeling. Im told by some of my family members that i need to grow up. she is a adult and this is the life she has chosen. i think its more that im not gonna be able to talk to her when i want to, and have her come home for those special occasions. when something does bother her i want to know that and be able to help her through those times and im not gonna be able to do that all the time. i do know i have to loosen those aprons strings but boy it sure is hard. as im writing this she is sitting at ther airport in harrisburg pa....plane leaves at 5:20 will arrive in chicago and from there take a bus to great lakes. the time zone is different there, she said it will be about 10:30 their time when she calls so i will make sure im up at 11:30 our time (new york). i will make sure i dont fall asleep at 9:00 tonight. i would love to hear from any mother whose child has left today for great lakes, im just curious how many mothers children may be with mine and from anyone that might beable to let me know that im not inmature about this in general. im very proud in the choice she has made to serve our country, its just gonna take a little bit of time to adjust to it.
My son arrived at basic training last Wednesday, 2/8 at 10:25PM. We got a call at that time...the conversation was literally 3 minutes long. Yesterday, 2/14, we received "The Box". Still waiting for the packet of info regarding graduation, his address, etc. Hope this gives you a better idea of the timeline of how things progress.
Ship 09 Div 091 needs to start bonding and get some flags.
Just found out that my son is assigned to Ship 9 Div 112. Anyone else have a son/daughter with that assignment?
Since you know your ship & div #s, it means you have your form letter.
Click on this link, scroll down, you'll see a diagram with with all the "ships" (barracks that is). In the guide there is also a link to the PIR Information Reference Group which you should join.
Click on this link, find you PIR group.
hi....my daughter leaves august 6th and i already feel like u. she is 18 yrs old and my heart. i only have two kids her and my son 7 years old....she laughs at me sayin dont boo hoo but i no i have plenty of that to come....how do u cop....
Hi everyone...Just thought I would let you all know that Calls for Recruits .org has free phone cards for recruits in boot camp. You can either go there and contact through the site, or send me a friend request here and I will send you some.