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My husband leaves for boot camp nov. 6. Anyone else out there have a significant other leaving then?

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My son left from San Antonio - Anyone else from SA get their letter yet?  I have not gotten one yet.  So sad. 

Got my letter today!!  My husband left from Indianapolis on Nov 6 and will be graduating Jan 4, 2013!  He is ship 02 Div 908.  I was so excited I could not stop smiling/crying.  I have so many letters already to send him!  I cant wait to hear from him!  It's been so hard with no word at all on how he is doing!  Anyone else get there's today and their loved one is graduating the same day as mine? 

ohhhhh that is great!! So happy for you! I haven't gotten a letter yet but am hoping it will be tomorrow because the wait is wearing down on me! It looks like some that left on the 6th are graduating on 12/28 and some on 1/4. I just want that letter! I'll let everyone know where he is :)

Join the group, PIR 01/04/2013, to connect with others with loved ones training with your SR.

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

I have added a Page, 900 Divisions, within Boot Camp Moms that will be of interest to you since you have a recruit in a performing division. I believe that Division 908 is Sticks/Flags.

(Group names and the name of the Page within this reply are clickable links.)

OMG, my son is supposed to be in 908 also!  I don't have his form letter yet, though; that's just what his recruiter told me.  I wonder why some have different dates?  I can't wait to get that letter!

Some who arrived on the 6th were the last to fill their divisions and are in what is called a "Push Division" and will be at the RTC 7 1/2 weeks rather than the typical 8 1/2 weeks that others in their division are and that others who arrived on the same date are who will have PIR the following week because they are the first in their divisions.  That often happens for those arriving on Monday and Tuesday.

Join the group, PIR 01/04/2013 (clickable link).

Really?!  Well let me know when you find out.  I haven't heard from anyone else if they have someone in that same division.  I would love to know someone.

My boyfriend is in the same Ship and Div... and is graduating the same day! =] that very cool

You may want to join, or at least check out, Girlfriends, Fiances,and Wives of Sailors and Boot Camp Girlfriends in addition to the previously mentioned groups, Boot Camp Moms, PIR Reference Information, and New Members Stop Here.  Also join 900's division sailors and check out the Page, 900 Divisions, within Boot Camp Moms.

(Group names and the page name are clickable links.)

Awesome! I was hoping I'd find someone with someone in the same ship and div! Have you got to talk to your boyfrien

No not yet=[ how did you find out that you will see him for christmas?

He told me when he called on thanksgiving. I'm sure we'll get a letter about it. Are you close enough to be able to go up for the day?


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