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Loading… would be great to keep in touch with PIR 30'ers with Sailors reporting to Florida for A school...

the follwing link will hook us up to more P-Cola sure to click join to view posts (thanks lady h & eyeronics)

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I hope it is a couple of days after!

My SR is also going to Pensacola!  I would really love to know what his orders are and when he leaves!  I would love more than the Friday and part of Saturday with him!

My SR is going to Pensacola as well. He wrote me and said that he would be there for 12 weeks and that he would have a week long spring break. I don't think he meant that he gets to come home for a week, just that he gets a week off from schooling. Also, he said that after A school he'll have between a 1-3 week leave to come home depending on where he gets stationed. He's in 11/101 btw :)

My son is also going to Pensacola for A school. Since we don't know which airport he's leaving from or the time of his flight, I booked the last flight home on Saturday night.

^I did the same thing

Me too, we will just have to let everyone know if one of us hears!


My SR said he could be there 20 for schooling (we were told 16 before he left) and that he could be on hold once he gets there and not start school for a few weeks.. He also said he would 14 days leave if he's stationed in the US and 30 if he's stationed outside the US.  I'm not quite sure which one I prefer yet...  We have a hotel for Thursday and Friday night, but are now looking into getting one for Saturday, just in case he doesn't leave on Saturday.

I think I would rather have him for less time at home and stay in the US than have him for more time and then be over seas.. It would be a lot easier to visit if they stayed within the country.

Yeah, that's how I feel.

My boyfriend is doing IT as well!  He's in Ship12/Div97.

hi sweetie! great to see you here...our SR will be doing IT also. i'd kinda like to see this group go to fbk private page like our 12/097 group... easier format and better layout... can u believe this MN weather? crazy! saw motorcylces out! hope its nice in chicago in 19 days!

Hey! Good to see you too! Yeah, I like the facebook thing better too, this place is kinda confusing.  It was so nice out today! It was fantastic!


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