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Hi all! our kids/hubbys are together what have you heard?? No real letter for me yet. Praying for one this week! our phone call should come soon!

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I ment to say have you heard anything?? I see from some posts that most of the SR's are sick : ( But I know that is normal....

I really hope I get a letter this week, or a phone call would be amazing!!!

Hi,  (Ship 11 Div.:180)

I am a Mom and Yes I am very proud of my son.  Thanks for all your time to giving me update on my son in sick bay.  Much appreciated.  Love all of you.

OHHH Lamat, im sorry your son has had to go to sick bay... I know it is normal for them to get sick, but I hate to think of them sick without "mamma!"


His wife was with him.  She was great in letting me know what was going on with him.

Right now, I am in "no news is good news" mode. I hope! I am guessing that if he was really sick or something else,I'd get a call. So I am looking forward to maybe mail this week but don't want to hear from him until week three and the "I'm still alive" call. THEN, maybe I can breathe a bit easier!

When I do get one though I will share whatever I can!

We haven't heard anything yet either. At least I am not the only one and it lessens my worry that something has happened to him specifically. Maybe we will get letters tomorrow :)

I sticking by the now news is good news too! Praying for a letter this week! I am being a N4Ms stalker and a mail man stalker.....LOL


Hi all, I have 2 sons that left on the 29th, ship11div180. No letters yet, we are anxiously waiting. I am also back and forth on the phone every day with their girlfriends, wondering if each other heard anything or received a letter yet. Well I'm glad that we at least got the graduation day straight, and were able to change our reservations. Hope we get letters or a phone call soon. Agh!
Since both of my sons are ship 11div180 I wonder what the chances are that they are together in boot camp. I sure hope the letters come tomorrow. So many questions.
They are together if they are in the same div. They start with 88 SRS in each div. my not be sleeping next to eachother but are in the same group of 88.
Thank you so much! I really did not they they would keep them together. You have made my day  :-) I really can't wait for the letter's now. I'll bet they have some stories to tell.


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