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I'm looking for other moms that have SRs in same division. So far I am the only one I've been able to find.

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Hi coastieet!

Nice to meet another mom with a daughter in the same division.  How is your daughter doing?  My daughter is doing ok, very, very tired and seems kind of stressed right now.  I think after this week they will be doing much better.  I don't think she realized how tough it was going to be for her.....we tried to warn her, but teenagers....My daughter said she has made a really good friend in her division....what job is your daughter going to go to A school for and where will she be going?

My daughter is doing great, she's also tired & stressed, but I think all is well (considering). She just let me know she is making fiends too (i knew she would!). My daughter is planning to go to GM school. The last I heard she was going to TX, but I was reading the GM school is in IL, so I do not feel certain I know exactly where the school will be.

I just read a post on one of the forums here saying '3 more Fridays' if you look at it that way, it seems shorter. :)

Nice to meet you too!

Hi Mamma D, my daughter is in the same division. I think (since as I write this it's been about 10 days since your post) you have found your letters. I have received 2, they only get time to write on Sunday & then it's brief. I just found this Group. Are there any others for Ship 3 DIV 297?


Coastieet, Yes i've received two letters and the phone call on Tues which it was so good to hear his voice. There are several from 3/297 on here but you can also join which is the FB page for
Div 297-298

Yes, my son is in Ship 3 Div 297.  I got a few calls and letters.  He seems to be doing well.  Can't wait until September 14th!  

My son is also on Ship 3 Div 297. I got the call stating he made it but missed his second call. I've got 4 letters and the last one he sounded a lot better. I'm counting down the days until we see him.

All this talking with each other. I didn't realize that my son is on same ship/division as all of you.


Has anyone received a letter or phone call yet? thanks

Thank you for the information Stacy!

Samuel.. our daughters are in same division. My daughter said they have a nice RDC   very firm though. I got a few calls from my daughter. Business related but was allowed to let me know basic details of how she was doing. No personal call though. But I'm not complaining. I got to hear from my daughter then most moms. :)

My daughter is ship 3 division 298.  I have received one letter but no phone call yet.  She said they can only send out letters on Sunday's.  Dying to get a phone call from her.


Becca's Mom, I am glad to see your post.  I was beginning to wonder if I was the only one.  My son is same ship and div, only one short note and no calls.  I feel better now and know how you feel.  I know my son is doing well but the mind does wander.  Almost 1/2 way is a good feeling.  I can't wait to for graduation.  God Bless these young men and women, they are doing a great job!  Take Care.


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