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Hello other Dep parents- anyone with a similar date?

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Mine leaves September 20th!

How old is your son and where from? Perhaps they will be in the same boot camp.  

He's 17 and from California.  How about you?

20 and from Wisconsin, did a few semesters of college first.  Not sure why he is going on a monday as everyone else goes on thursdays, nonetheless im really excited for him to go.   

Hi there, my son leaves Sept 17 as well.

Hi Kathy. How old is your son and where are you guys from? 

My son is 18 and we are from NC. He's so anxious to go!

What is his A school? How are you holding up? Does he have sibs?  

My son is leaving on the 17th as well!

Where are you guys from. Mine is chomping at the bit to go but realizes he’s about to start something really big. It’s a mixed bag of emotions.

Hi Busy- did he get there?

He did! We were texting when he landed in Chicago. He called me last night around midnight and I didn’t hear the phone ring!!! I can’t believe I missed his call. The phone was right next to me!! He left a voice message and sounded very excited and rushed! How did you son do?

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