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My son left for boot camp on 2/7...anyone else on here with same departure date?

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Welcome TexasNavyMom!  What ship/div is your son in?  Make sure you join your PIR group - Everyone shares info there!

I don't know where to find it and i don't see any others who hav joined it. Ship11Div117.

Still feeling my way around!!

My son is on that ship. He left Feb 7th. Will PIR on April 1st. Me and his Dad will be driving up there from Weatherford texas a very long trip. Hoping to get a letter from him soon. Got the box and letter telling about PIR day and a little note at the bottom from him saying he was doing fine.

Oh, wow....I'm in Euless. We are not that far apart!! We decided to fly. Fellow co-worker drove and it was 18 hours one way. Just a little too long for us, plus we have to get back. Also, afraid of bad weather.


Keep in touch!!

We're in Katy, and we r flying too. With three kids still in school the drive would just take too much time away from school. We did consider takin the train though. Much cheaper and not as hard as driving yourself.
Well hope the bad weather will be gone by then. Plus we are stopping in New Orleans on the way back to visit my Aunt. Dont look forward to the drive though.
Hello! My SR is also Ship11 Div 117 thought I was the only one:)
Shanna- You need to join the PIR 4-1-11 group.  You will find many people that share your SR's ship.  They have their own discussion plus we all share any info we have!  Come join us!
My son is also Ship11 Div117. Have gotten one good letter, two short letters. No phone call. I heard they have to have to purchase calling cards. Have you heard that?
texasnavymom~Did you send him with one? My girlfriend bought one for him as a gift before he left so he had one to go with. I don't know if they can call collect or not. I know that the card is recommended & to make sure it is activated before you send it to them. We got our first call last sat at 10:15 am. He used the card. Has anyone else got a call from your ship yet? I would send one asap just in case. Maybe send it priority so you know he will have it in a few days. I guess you better make sure that is ok too. i am clueless!!!
@ TexasNavyMom: They do say in the books and stuff they give them before they leave what they need...and a calling card is a  must!! I already got two calls from my son and its wonderful. I am happy he didn't spend it all on a friend, cause he also needed his Send him one so he can call you.
Thanks for the info. He didn't tell us. I sent him some stamps.


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