Hi. From Marysville, Wa. My son leaves for basic on tues and I am trying to figure this out on my own
Hi And welcome :-)
We were stationed in Everett a couple of duty stations ago, and lived in Marysville for awhile (we ended up moving out to the Arlington side of Smokey Point for the last 2 years we were there). Now we're stationed in Maryland, and our son is stationed in San Diego, and our daughter is at college in OK.
I know it's probably hard right now, and you're going to miss him, but the Navy really is a good life :-)
What rate is your on going to be? My husband is a CTR, I was a CTT a long time ago, and our son is an IS.
I see you have joined Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones); I also suggest that you join the group,
DEP-Leavin' for Boot Camp in January. You will meet others with loved ones leaving that day/week who may be in the same TG and have PIR together. Be sure to check out the discussion, Things to Do in the Last Month Before Your Future Sailor Leaves for the RTC. You may also wish to join New Members Stop Here and check out the Pages (found under the pictures of the Members) and Discussions there as well as in Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones).
Your future Sailor may want to join http://www.navydep.com to learn the ins and outs from the DEP point of view. Craig runs that and will steer him/her to some good links on there.
(Group names and the link within this reply are clickable links.)