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We just found out my son is in Ship 11 at bootcamp.  He arrived on April 18, 2011.

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Hello, I just found out today that my son is in Ship 11 Division 200.
Hello.  Have you heard from him since day 1?
No.  He called his wife on the initial arrival day and he got another 30 second call again to her yesterday.  He sent his form letter to me today so this is the first time that I have heard anything at all from him.  I don't know about you but this has been a long week for me.  I know he is a grown man but I have been so worried about him.
Yes. This has been the longest week ever. We got our formal letter yesterday. It was good to get a small note. At least we can write to them now. Are you going to graduation? It seems complicated. They say the trip to things in Chicago could take 2 hours so it is hard to see how you can do things during day. Do you know where y'all are staying?
Yes, we are going to graduation.  We plan on driving in and have never been to Chicago before so we don't know the area at all.  I think we are staying at the Residence Inn.  From all the reviews I have seen on this hotel it seems nice and to close to the base and has a shuttle (so I don't have to worry about driving onto base.).  I have also been trying to decide what to do if he gets liberty.  I know that he has to be back on base each night so I am not sure how much time we will have during the day to take in the sights.
We are staying at the Ramada in Waukegan.  It might be close to where yall will be.  The Ramada holds the Meet and Greet on the Thursday night for families.  Hopefully yall will be able to go.  I dont like all the waiting and the unknown.  We have to fly in and it is frustrating.  I guess it will all work out in the end.  I just cant wait for a phone call.  we only got the 1 call on arrival so it feels weird.  We are writing to him often.  I hope they are receiving the mail.  Well Ill let you know if I hear anything good. 
here is the link to your PIR group
Casturn68-My daughter is ship 11 division 200.  I'm hoping they are a good, cohesive, friendly group!!
I hope so too. It seems that the better the group works together, the better they do. I think they should be good. It will be great to meet everyone at graduation. My son is 20, how old is your daughter?
She is 19. I really hope all those boys look out for their fellow girl soldiers. I know I am so sexist, but somehow I would feel better......


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