My son left for bootcamp on Wednesday and I've been crying off and on ever since. I feel so lost not beling able to call him, FB him or contact hm in any way. I never thought it would be this difficult. I'm really struggling. I'm not worried about his safety, just feel so disconnected, like he's gone forever. He is my firstborn too, maybe that's it? I don't know, but he reached this milestone that I feel like I wasn't prepared for. Anyone else feel like that?
Mnozell, do you know what his ship and division are yet? My daughter left the same day, and has the same graduation day. She is on Ship 02, Div 915
Still waiting on my form letter with the Ship and Div info, with mailing address. Do they group them according to the week they report, if so, my son is in the group following your son/daughter? If ends up the same I will get back to you all.
MAJolley yes typically the recruits are grouped together each week. Only the Special Ops (800's divisions) sometimes take a bit to fill so they may have to wait till their division is full. So if your recruit got there last week he will most likely PIR March 2....do you want the link to that group?
I also have a recruit that arrived last week, Could I also have the link? Thankyou
Margaret here is the link http://www.navyformoms.com/group/pir03022012
I got my letter on Friday, so I wouldn't be surprised if yours came on Tuesday (due to holiday). They won't necessarily be on the same ship and division, there are hundreds of recruits graduating that day.
Just an FYI to all mom's if you do not already know this, the Navy has a FB page also that you can go to when you get your recruits Ship and Div info the link is https://www.facebook.com/NavyRecruitTrainingCommand?sk=app_20298068...
If there is not a FB string someone can make one for the division and ship to keep in touch with the other family members in the division.
Anyone out there from Ship 2 Division 916?
navy mom here is the link to your PIR group . There will be some from 916 there http://www.navyformoms.com/group/pir03022012
Thank you, thank you, thank you! :)
I am crying on and off and my son doesn't leave until March 14th. He is my baby, and I am a single mom, raised my kids alone....Not sure what I will do when he leaves. But very very proud of him! He cannot wait to go. I am sure you son was the same way, which means we did our jobs well in raising them.....Congrats to us too.
proudeodmommy here is a good group for you to get info and to connect with other March DEPers http://www.navyformoms.com/group/leavinforbootcampinmarch