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we got the box today. He donated his clothes or just threw them on the trash. We got the bag he took on the plane and cell phone only in box. Now just waiting for the letter.

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Join the group, PIR 12/28/2012, to connect with others with loved ones training with your SR.  Know that Divisions 039 and 040 are brother divisions and train together and will have Battle Stations-21 together, so look for others with loved ones in either division.  There is a discussion within that group for the two divisions.

You may also want to join, or at least check out, Boot Camp Moms, PIR Reference Information, and New Members Stop Here.

(Group names within this reply are clickable links.  To join a group, click on the group name and after the group page opens, click on “+ Join...” in the upper right.)

That's awesome, did the PIR info come in the box? When did he get there and what's the PIR date? You're so lucky, I can't wait for that stuff. My son just got there yesterday! Seems like forever though.

The PIR did not come in the box. We still do not have the letter. From what I have read his PIR date might be Jan 4th 2013. He arrived at BC on Nov 7th. I am still hoping for a letter from him and a call.

Hi Ibooth407, I got the Box last night 11-12 and the Form Letter today 11-13. Justins PIR is set for 12-28 and my first letter for him is ready for the mailman!

You will also want to join the group, PIR 12/28/2012 (clickable link).

Great, still waiting for our letter. Got the box Monday morning. I think I will not get the letter until next week. From everything I have read is that the kids who get to BC on Wednesday will PIR the next week so I think my sons will be 1/4/13.
When did your son ship out to BC? My son was yesterday. You girls are all getting boxes and exciting! Can't wait for mine.
My son also left on 11/7. I got the box on 11/13, but no letter. So with the holidays, the PIR date is still 1/4? I read somewhere that other dates were pushed back around Christmas, so wasn't sure if that affected our PIR date?

Not sure of the PIR date? I also heard that it might get pushed back. But from what I have heard from others last two years they did not got pushed back. Hope we get  the letter next week. My sons girlfriend graduated last month and said letters go out every Wednesday so hopefully they went out today. Let me know when you get your letter.

Thanks for sharing that info! I was trying to see if I can make flight reservations for us, we will be traveling from california, but it seems like that week is pricey- probably because everyone is flying back home that first week from spending the holidays wherever they did!

I know the prices are very expensive. I was looking at flights also we are flying from Oregon. I already made hotel reservations. I made them for three different weekends. When I get the letter I will cancel two of the weekends. The flights for the week of the 11th is almost 200.00 cheaper then the week of the 4th.

My sons recruiter told us with the holidays it will pobably be extended one week. Not happy to wait a week but the airfare is much cheaper.. We didn't get a letter in our box either but his recruiter was able to get me an address. Already sent the first letter!


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