Anyone else have a son or daughter begin BC October 9th? I'm going nuts not talking to my girl.
I am writing her everyday. I just got her address so I'm thinking about sending the letters so she gets them Sunday. Ship 6!
Hi potterycat - it's pretty soon for you to have received the letter with the address already - it normally takes 9-14 business days after arrival. Did you get the letter or did you get the address from your daughters recruiter? If you got it from the recruiter just be aware that it could change and if you send your letters this early she might not get them. It takes time for them to train a mail person in each division. I know you are anxious to send letters but I just want you to be aware of what might happen. Usually what most will do is keep writing - # the letters in the bottom corner so your SR knows what order to open them in and then as soon as you get the official letter send them all out! If you really want to send some now maybe just send one in case there are any issues......hang in there. You'll get your letter!
And if you haven't already done so be sure to sign up for Informed Delivery from the post office. This way you can see what mail you have coming each day!
USPS Informed Delivery - Sign up and receive an email from the US Postal Service showing what mail you will be getting each day (if available in your area).
Here's some info from the bootcamp group:
I got my recruit's address from the recruiter. Can I trust it?
Double-check the address the recruiter gave you against those at http://www.bootcamp.navy.mil/faq.html#contacting_recruits, but we strongly encourage you to wait on the form letter before sending mail to your recruit since the address provided by the recruiter prior to that can be wrong up to 11 business days or more after the recruit's arrival if the recruit failed the first attempt at the run and then passed (or failed) the second attempt and was ASMO'd to a different division (or to SEPS) or if RTC needed to move recruits for some reason. Sometimes a form letter is not mailed by accident and if it has been at least 3 calendar weeks since your recruit arrived at RTC and you do not have a form letter, then you can call the recruiter and get the address and mail letters to your recruit since the address in the system should be the correct one at that point, but be sure to double-check the address against those at http://www.bootcamp.navy.mil/faq.html#contacting_recruits or Ship/Division--How it Works.
My son left Oct 3...no address. Did you get your form letter that quickly?