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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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I will be at the meet & greet
I'm gonna try and get there. Flight don't get in till 7:30 pm but driving straight to sarges meet and greet. Will check in hotel afterwards. Staying at Quality Inn. Anyone know how far that is from the m&g?

Has anyone gotten any phone calls since the halfway call  from div 298??

Not since last tuesday but I got another letter son said this is hell week all kinds of inspections and another fitness test...

I know hell hell week was coming for them. Just not hearing anything sucks big time. I'm not used to not being involved or at least knowing something. I'm sure she has reasons. But grrrr I miss her so much.
I know but it will be worth it in the end we just have to survive lol somehow I think it is easier for them than it is for us lol
Lol is a selfish way I agree its easier for them. Their RDCs keep them busy. At same time I know its tough for them. Their lives as they knew it has changed overnight literally. I commend them all for doing what they are.doing. I'm so proud of all our recruits. BUT I want my sweet loving little girl back now. Hahaha. I keep telling myself 3 more weeks. Just 3 more weeks. I can say that I've met a lot of wonderful moms and friends here that have made this journey far more entertaining then I experience I expected. Especially MMDD with her morning laugh
Yes if it weren't for the rest of the moms I would be going nuts lol...I cant wait to c my son and c the man he has become he left hm a 19yr old boy fresh out of high school just turning 19 and he will be coming hm a man...
Has anyone else heard from daughter n 298 about problems with girls not getting along. My daughter wants a call home but says they lost phone privileges and have to do extra IT cause girls not getting along and others talking too much at bedtime. I miss my daughters voice so much. All I have is a voicemail that I play over and over again. Ugh last 19 days and it feels like she just left. Is this about normal?
Did she write that to u? I know this passed week was their hell week I did not get a call from my son but I did get a letter...the last time I spoke with him he didnt mention any probs and he is in 298 but u never know...

My daughter has said the same.  She said there was a couple of girls that wants out and so they are trying to get in trouble all the time so they get kicked out.  Because of them they have to do alot of IT.  And she said several girls talk all night keeping her awake.

Ya she mentioned it in a few letters and when she got her halfway phone call. Which was a bit short. I know she is doing best she can and she says she is trying her best to keep the rest out of trouble. That was her one worry about boot camp. Getting others in trouble. I'm hoping things will change soon.


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