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Already know of one other family member w/a sailor in this division. Anyone know how they are grouped?  Does their rate/job have anything to do with it?  Looking forward to meeting families at graduation!

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This group fully embodies what the Navy does for our SRs. They go in as boys and girls and they come out MEN and WOMEN! It has been my pleaseure to talk to each and every one of you and I am very proud of all of division 370. I can't wait to see them in 9 days!
370 loved ones, please let everyone know if you hear a BS-21 date from your SR! Also, who is planning to go to the meet'n'greet at the Ramada Inn in Waukegan on Thursday, 11/11, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.? I'm planning to be there, would sure love to see all the 370 sisters! Hoping to be wearing my ribbon from Lala, too.
My flight doesn't get in until like 7:30 but I will see you all on Friday! I can not wait to see my son in law graduate! I am so proud!
where is everyone staying? we are staying at the Residense Inn in Waukegan..we come in Thursday at 5:30
We're at the Springhill Suites, I think just a couple of miles separate all the hotels in that small town. We get in around noon (flying into Milwaukee) Thursday.
Hey coltonsmom, how are you? We haven't talked in a while. I'm at the Residence Inn also. I think you knew that though. :)
I stayed at the Residence Inn when my daughter graduated. It was wonderful the people there are great. I also stayed at the the Springhill Suites when we visited my daughter in Great Lakes at A School and it was beautiful and the people were great too. Those 2 hotels are 2 blocks from each other right across the way from Walmart in case you forget anything!
Toni, nice to hear from someone who has actually been there. Looked good on the website and we got a good deal w/AAA. I don't know for sure what my SR's going to want to do, but we're all football fans and his former college's game is actually being televised on Sat. up there (probably b/c they're playing a very highly ranked team) --I checked the TV listings for Waukegan for that date! So if he just wants to chill and watch the game we could run out to the Walmart and get snacks, nice to know it is so close!
Hey all of you 370 moms. Has anyone heard anything from their SR in the last couple of days. I was hoping for a letter today but no such luck. I was just wondering if anyone has any new news?
Thanks for any info.
Lisa, got my latest letter last Thursday, dated 10/24, and he was talking about what was going to happen in the week ahead (that was last week), qualifying with firearms and going through the tear gas. So I can't wait to hear how that went. He mentioned the only thing he was really concerned about was BS, since they don't always work well as a team. Hopefully that has improved and they will do great!
Thanks for the info. My SR is a man of little words so I seem like I am always in the dark and not quite sure what is happening. I will be hoping and praying that they will get through the BS and they have pulled it together. Looking forward to meeting all of you in person.
LOL Lisa, mine too! I did receive a letter today, he sounds good, just kind of briefly gave me the run down on what's left to dates though. That's my boy. LOL


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