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Hello. My son arrived to bc on July 10. I heard from his recruiter that he was in ship 5 on Monday 7/22 but he doesn't know why or since when. I haven't received any calls from my son. I did got a letter addressed to my son " regular stress test" the results said normal. Yes, I did open his mail I'm too worry. Well I joined Navy ship 5 group and a lot comments suggesting maybe his recruiter had a wrong info or maybe it was a temporarily set back and my son could be back on training. I haven't received a form letter my calculations if he still in training he probably will be graduating in Sept. If any of your kids are in the same division have any one received forms letters?

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Claudia--- I'm so sorry that you are having to worry.  There is a regular Division that is housed in Ship 5 but really any info we can give here would be just guessing.  As long as he doesn't call then things are proceeding on schedule.  If he was moved on Monday to SEPS I would expect that you would have been called by now.  Keep praying and writing him lost of letters.  If you Pray, this would be a good time to be in constant prayer.  If he is being sent home he WILL call before that happens.  Let us know if you hear anything but in the meantime we will be praying that you DO NOT get a phone call!!

Thanks I appreciate your prompt response. I'm praying. I'm in need of encouraging words.

I wish I could ease your worries, but I  will not lie to you either.  I will be praying that you get good news soon. (Or no news for another week or 2...then the "proof of life" call)  

1 Peter 5:7  Cast all your anxiety on Him, for He cares for you.

Philippians 4:6-7 Be anxious for nothing, but in all things, by prayer and supplication with thanksgivings make your requests known to Him.

Amen. I wonder if he forgot my cell # and he's scared to ask someone to check his file to get my cell number. 

If they are being sent home they are required to make contact.  They will ensure the number is available since this will be done in an office (his records right there in front of them) and not the phone banks where they have privacy.  If he calls it will likely be brief at first and later on he will be able to call and give you more details.  HOWEVER, I would focus on praying that he not call.  The SEPS group would be better able to advise, but since he was supposedly moved a week ago and you have not heard anything it is possible that the info the recruiters had is wrong.  That everything is normal on the "Regular Stress test" (Whatever that is) is a positive sign.


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