My son is now at the hotel near O'Hare. We won't see him for the 8 weeks. He seemed really calm not nervous at all. Not sure if that is good or bad. Our recruiter said they won't be able to give us his address. We will have to wait until he writes us. Apparently there are privacy issues. That makes sense. I guess it is time to start concentrating on my own boot camp and lose weight before I see him again. We took "before" pictures last night so it will be interesting to see the "after".
Our son left January 3rd as well. Good luck!
Mary - I am sorry to hear that. My son left O'Hare USO about 4:30 p.m. Great Lakes is about an hour north of there. We just got the 30 second call from him at 8:00 p.m. It was just like the boot camp video on this site. I hope it all goes smoothly tomorrow for her. It is supposed to be 40 - 45 degrees tomorrow and we are not expecting any snow, so there shouldn't be any flight delays.
The box came today. 2 days instead of 2 weeks!
We will be looking for the mom/wife/GF etc. who will be interested in creating the 03/02/2012 PIR group.
This next Training Group starts with Division 075 and will have the performing division of 914. So if you get that info either in your form letter or from your recruiter that would help.
New TG’s are posted on RTC website on Mondays (unless there is a Federal Holiday then it is Tuesday).
BC can be anywhere from 7.5 to 9 weeks. It is also possible for recruits to arrive in the same week…or day…but have different PIR dates. Your recruiter may have your recruit’s ship/division as early as 72 hours after arriving at BC. I will take this ship/div # for the purpose of starting a PIR group BUT please wait for the form letter that your recruit will send home to address your mail and send it. The address your recruiter gets oftentimes is incomplete or has too much information that is not necessary for the address.
Ladies, if it is something you think you'd be interested in...Friend me, send me a message and get details.
If this has been something you have been thinking about I am asking you to hold off so we don't have duplicate groups. I have a mom as of right now (waiting on PIR date confirmation) but will still take a friend request (I'll ALWAYS look at those anytime!) with a private message from anyone interested and just put you in line in case hers is a later date!
Please be patient ladies...stay on here and keep reporting in with your Ship/DIV numbers and PIR dates! Thank you for your help!