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I have no idea what to expect, but I did t expect this to be quite this difficult. Anyone else have someone who arrived on 1/8?

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It's harder for us because  of the unknowns. They are busy learning how to get by and what's expected  of them. My son said the first week was s.l.o.w. with lots of paperwork but by the 3rd week is was getting real. We are about to start week 6 and its finally going by fast. Hang in there.

I can’t imagine waiting four weeks! This weeks has already felt like an eternity! Are you confident your son gets your letters? That’s one of my big concerns. I already have a stack of letters to send her just waiting for the address.

Yes he gets them. He responds to  questions  I've asked and updates I've given on family. Your recruiter should be able to get you the address  at about 1 wk in. 

Thanks for the response. The unknown really is the worst. How long did it take you to get your first letter? I keep thinking once I hear from her I will feel a little better.

I got a letter 3days short of 4weeks...the longest 4 wks ever. And I got a call the same day, not at all expected but it was so exciting to hear his voice and the reassurance that  he was doing well. We have  only recieved 2letters from him, trying to remember  he is still adjusting and lots of testing. We send him 1 letter a day because  I know he needs all the encouragement he can get...and encourage you to write even when you dont get a response. 

My daughter arrived on 1/8, too. I didn’t expect it to be this hard. I haven’t gotten anything except the initial “I’m here” call. I’m looking forward to the form letter and hope it will alleviate some of the sadness. I bought some pretty stationary she’d like and I’m going to start writing on it. Hugs!
I was so disappointed with the initi “I’m here” call. I knew it was supposed to be short, but I had no idea it was scripted. It was quite the shock. What is your daughter going into after boot camp?
She’s going into Master at Arms. Yours?
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MJ, I put info and groups on your My Page that will help you get started and to know what is happening and what to expect.

My son also arrived on 1/8 from the west coast! Got that scripted 30 second call, just awaiting on his box & form letter! I’m hoping they both arrive this week! I signed up for informed delivery through the USPS to see what’s going to be in my mailbox! I’ve never been more excited to check my mailbox! I usually check it once a week or longer, but not anymore!!

My daughter left the same day. Haven’t gotten anything yet but the call. I signed up for informed delivery too. This site is so supportive and helpful!!

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