I recently found this forum and I was so overjoyed! My twins will be leaving for Boot Camp in the new year and I am excited, happy, nervous, proud, upset, surprised, and pretty much every other emotion. These forums have helped greatly with my anxiety. A family friend bought my twins this book that acts as a boot camp survival guide and so I bought one for myself to read on Amazon. It's hilarious but gives an insight on what to expect. That also helped put me at ease. I just had to share it with you all. The book is called U.S. Navy Boot Camp: A Survival Guide by Zach Ferguson. It's pretty cheap. Especially if you have Amazon Kindle. Anywho, enjoy the holidays, continue praying for our troops, and love those around you because in this life we know we can't take this time for granted.