Received first letter from Brandon today. He is in the PIR Great Lakes 10-3. He seemed to be excited about how it was going. Said first two weeks were really hard. He told me he was ranked 2nd of 184 recruits. He has received the honor of being in charge of Education and a pin with Petty Officer rank. My gosh I am so proud and relieved to hear he is doing so well. That first letter means so much and relieves so my stress and worry. Looking forward to the next letter and graduation. Cheryl.