Hi, my son left on the 16th also. He thinks it will be just before Christmas. We should be getting a letter either with the box or shortly thereafter that has more details on the PIR(graduation). I would say within 2 weeks. Did you get your call from him? I just got mine tonight.
I have found from searching for info on N4M site that it may be 2-3 weeks or 10 days or little less. I think it must depend on the flow of things there and how many Seamen Recruits(SR) they have, just speculating though. I know it is hard especially the moment you realize even though he'll always be your little boy,he is not a little boy. We can only take comfort in knowing we did the best we could to prepare them for this moment of stepping out on there own and that God is with them through it all.
Our daughter left 10/15/13. We estimate PIR will be 12/13/13, but I am waiting to get the form letter before I make any arrangements. My guess is that your son will graduate the 13th of December, too. Have you gotten your "kid in a box" yet? We received a Fed Ex notice Friday the 18th and had it redelivered today. And it was exactly as everyone described...phone in one shoe, battery in the other, empty envelope, contract for the Navy, dirty clothes :)
Fed Ex tried to deliver my kid in the box yesterday also and today they did deliver good that my daughter was home to sign for it. No info though not even a note. I read somewhere here that the letter with his address and PIR info will follow within the week.
I joined Boot Camp Moms group and this is where I found the above info regarding the letter it has been informative.
We got our "box" 3 days after she left. Still no from letter with PIR date and info yet. Hoping to get it this week! I wouldn't make any travel arrangements until you get that letter...just in case. Peetmom---yes, that sounds about right. We live in Oregon and got ours quicker than most people on here. Weird! Some people in states right next door to Illinois took a week.
It comes via USPS :( We still don't have ours!