Looking to conect with other families of sons/daughters/love ones leaving for bootcamp March 1st. My son has MEPS on the 28th of February and swears in/departs from St Louis to Chicago (Great Lakes) on the 1st.
I am so excited/sad at the same time :)
They are listing BC leave dates at:
DEP-Leavin for bootcamp in March
Great way to see who are love ones are meeting...
Made a PIR group:
I assume we will all be there at the same graduation...
I have a neice, Natalie, who left on March 1. I am excited for her too but nervous and hoping that she's still excited about her choice to join. She was so pumped up when she left that I got to feeling pretty good about it. Then her dad got the "I'm here" phone call and he told me that she sounded scared to death. So, of course, it freaked me out. I hear after the first three days it calms down for them. She doesn't do well with little sleep either so it should be interesting. I guess I'll just keep praying for her and all the other recruits.
Are you planning on going to graduation and what is your son's job going to be?
Natalie's recruiter told me that he should know next week so if I find out, I'll post it.
Natalie has lived with me the last 9 months....trying to figure out what she wanted to do with herself. Her mom is deceased and she had been living with her dad. He's very supportive of her decision to join and we all get along great so we're exited for her new adventure. What an adventure, I'm sure!
I have a nephew, Trey on the Ronald Reagan right now. He was with the Nimitz. He's a purple shirt.
Hope you're having a great day!
Please accept my apology. I really don't know how to get all of my messages from this website !!! Uggg. I just read your message to me about your Neice Natalie. You wrote it on the 4th of March. By now I am sure you have heard from her. How is she doing? I just heard from my son on Tuesday, March 22. I got to talk to him for about 10 minutes. It was great!!! He really wants to come home but says he is doing fine. He has become friends with 3 other young men and they are all going to A school at GL so he says he is really excited about A school now.
As far as what job he will have that remains to be seen yet. Hopefully he will know at PIR. Where are you and your family staying when you go to graduation?
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I hope your neice is well and your anxieties have calmed as well. Mine finally have!!! :-)
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