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Boyfriend leaves in 6 days anyone else leaving same day?

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My son leaves August 15th too, from Florida. 

My son is on the flight at this minute to bootcamp  I am anxiously, but proud. Nancy

My son left 8/15 from KY..... Ship 12, DIV 334

Omg you already know his ship and div? Hmm maybe that's what's waiting for me at my boyfriends moms place she said I got a box from him too!

My son leaves Augsut 28, 2012 from San Luis Obispo CA


My boyfriend left the exact same day from Atlanta, Ga to Chicago, IL. On August 15th too, this first week seemed really long, but it's nice to know that yours left the same day too, we could keep in contact and experience the same things together. Are you going to graduation, what's your sailors name?

My husband left on the 15th too. Called me twice since then. Got his box of clothes already but no form letter and no first letter...
Miss him sooo freaking much!

Hey guys...I just checked my mail box...and I GOT IT! Form letter was there...with a lovely note from hubby!

He'll graduate on October 12th! I'm soooo happy right now!!!

I wish you all the luck your letter will come soon too!!! Good night everyone!

I'm so jealous!!!!!! :'( I've been waiting for the form letter and his letter it's making me so mad grrr. I hope my mother in law checks the mail tomorrow.. he called twice?! Omg I'm dying for a phone call.

Hey LuvyLovesChris12, you'll receive the letter for sure! I know it's hard to wait, but you can also try to call his recruiter! Probably they have his you can start sending letters!

My husband called when he arrived in Chicago, on the 15th... and it was a super fast call!

And on the 18th after he went to NEX, it was a surprise, early in the morning, but made me soooo   happy!This one was a 10 min. call!

After that, i got his box of clothes on the 21st, and yesterday I got the first letter. (form letter)

So keep it up!!! Let's keep in touch!

That was so fast and I live in California too!! I don't know what number to expect calling me, but every number that does call me I answer it just in case. His mom got the box on 22nd its just really frustrating because I'm waiting for an important answer or thoughts at least. Hopefully its in today
So he is in ship 02 div 948 and graduates Oct 12 just like your hubby!!!! But no letter yet :/


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