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This discussion is for those who have and SR in Ship 4 DIV 342


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So glad we can finally start a group for us new Mothers of 4/342. Thank you. I guess everyone is starting to receive their Form letters and Boxes this week.


Yes, me too. I believe they are. He mentioned really quick in his letter that he is enjoying it. Not what he expected but better.  
My SR's note was very brief just a tell everyone I love them and send lots of letters
So far I gues it is only us navymom 2011 I hope more find us soon

I found you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I have been waiting, so long, it seems, for his letter. My son said he's enjoying it!  It was only day 3!!   I am from massachusetts, and would love to get to know you all!

Sandy, Welcome aboard. Right now there is only three of us for Sip 04/ DIV342.  If you know of anyone else please let them know.  Not ship ship/DIV but anyone with PIR of 10/14.
Hi Sandy and welcome. So far 3 of us.
Hello Everyone.
I'm Glad you found it!!!

Hi kmanning and welcome


HURRAH!!! I finally got my "letter" from my son. Ship04, Div 342. PIR 10-14-2011.

Was so fantastic to hear from him, even if it was just a few brief sentences at the end of the form letter.

He's doing great and excited that they got their camouflage blues today (date of letter.)

Maybe now I can finally get a few hours of sleep, knowing he is ok.

Already sent him 2 letters in the mail today, with more on the way as he continues on toward PIR.

My son is what they refer to as an "older" recruit, so he has to do extra great as he is working with men a LOT younger than him.

Anyone else have loved one there? Any "older" recruits?

Anyone started making plans to attend PIR?

Where are you all located? I'm in the area of Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Would be nice to hear from anyone going this journey with loved ones in the service.


Hi Blondfoxe, My son is with your son. I believe he mentioned him in the letter I received yesterday!  I just finished booking all my stuff today.


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