Space Mountain - I am sorry you did not get the "I'm Here" call. Having his box is the next step though, so that is one more thing off the check off list as we say. You may or may not receive another call around the 3rd or 4th weekend after your son's 1st weekend at RTC. It just depends on when his division is formed and when they are able to get in to the phone bank to make calls. Depending on what your son may be assigned to do in his division, there is a possibility that he won't be able to go with the others to make a call at the same time. I say that, just to continue to remind you that NO NEWS IS GOOD NEWS! Especially when they are needing to pass their fitness assessments and getting acclimated to BC.
Be watching for the form letter. That is your next milestone.
Thanks for your response. Any feed back about Sandboxx. Is that really worth the money.?
I posted some information about Sandboxx on the main page of N4M. Those that use it swear by it. You will find some that don't agree with it but RTC is ok with it while they are in boot camp. It's frowned upon once they are in the fleet or deployed.
B'sNukeMom gave you the best answer that I could. I did not use Sandboxx, in fact I did not know about this site until my son was a week from PIR and I was trying to figure out more information on that. I did write emails to my son and then I copied and printed those and mailed. That way he had my messages even when he got out of BC.
I'm sorry you didn't get the "I'm here" call. It's actually a really awkward call anyway. One person even likened it to a ransom call. It's short (30 seconds or less) and scripted. My oldest (in BC) and youngest are 13 yrs apart and SO close. He writes her letters and she draws him pictures. You'll likely get a call 3rd or 4th week as mentioned. There are so many variables to be considered as to what will happen when. I received the form letter 3 weeks in. Then his scheduled calls at week 5 and 7. By the time he graduates (in 9 days) he will have been there 9 weeks and 5 days. He was held to fill a 900 division. You can read about that in the links if your son ends up in one. I did use the Sandboxx app. I only bought 3 letters. But he did get them the next day if I got them out by the cut-off. Hang in there Mama! The first few weeks are the toughest. <3