Hi San Antonio A school parents,
I live here in San Antonio about 10 minutes from Fort Sam Houston. My son leaves for BC on Monday, and after PIR (Oct?) will be going to A School here in SA. I'm beyond thrilled that he will be here in town so that we can see him regularly for this few months, but I know that most other families won't have that privilege. A good friend of mine who lives across the country had her son here around this time last year and we made a point of going to pick him up and get him out and having fun whenever his schedule allowed for it. He even got to spend Thanksgiving with us! In the past we participated in the Air Force Thanksgiving program that allowed Airmen to join local families for the day, and LOVED spoiling them for a few hours. We still hear from several of them (and some of their parents) on a regular basis.
The point of this all is that I wanted to let you all know that there is a Navy family here who is totally willing to help your sailors out anytime while they are here in San Antonio. Even if it's just a day trip to explore the city, needing to run an errand off base, or a home cooked meal. I also have good friends that work on base that can help out there as well.
We are already planning to host as many A Schoolers as possible for Thanksgiving this year who would like to join us and are able to come. I doing know how Christmas works, but if anyone is stuck here, we would love to have then join us as well.
I promise we aren't crazy, just a regular family. I'm a pediatric nurse, and my husband is a store manager. I was a Navy brat as a kid and come from a big military family consisting of all branches. We just recognize that sometimes it helps to know that the community is looking out for your sons and daughters. San Antonio LOVES it's military members, and its a wonderful place to be when you realize how many people are here to help. If you would like to get a hold of me, feel free to message me. I will happily share my contact info with you to pass on to your sailor. The option to contact me is theirs. I have no wish to make anyone feel uncomfortable, or pressured. Just to be available if needed.