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My son left on jan 21.would love to talk to moms whos son are with mine

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My son left then too but he is ship 9 div 129
Hi Diane,

My son also left on the 21st. Look forward to sharing experiences & information with others.

do you know his ship and div
No, I sure don't. I guess I will find out when his info is sent home.
i called stephens recruiter and she gave it to me.. i will be glad when i here from him.
I think our boys are together... Div 125, right?
My son left on the 21st also he is training for OS I called and got his address from his recruiter so I am writing him today so maybe he will get the letter next Sunday at mail call. How are you doing with all this ? I find that the strangest things make me cry and have not been able to put away any of his things yet. I am in Texas are you close to boot camp?
My son als left on the 21st. I called the recruiter today and he has no information as of yet..UGH this is harder then it was giving birth to

Good to hear that you can call his recruiter and get the info... I thought we had to wait. Will call in the a.m.
Well dont stop calling them untill they get it. It took me 3 days to get Wills and the recruiters can go online and get the info as soon as they are processed You just have to show no mercy and keep on them. I want my son to have letters this Sunday at mail call. It will be a surprise because he had no idea I would be able to get his add so fast.
Oh I wont...I will be following up again tomorrow. I have already wrote him letters and am waiting to send. Also, I had a going away party for him and bought tons of little cards for everyone that attended to write a note to him and put their return address and place them in a box. I will be mailing a few each day as soon as i get his address...GOSH.. i hope he is not going to have to do sit ups or anything like that..LOL.. I have over 40 letters from the party... OOOPS talk about tough love...

Hi Diane - our sons are only one division apart - Adam is in Ship 9 Div 126.


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