Karen, I don't know what the form letter may have stated about confirmation etc and what additional information there is about what to do when you arrive, things have changed a great deal since April, but I will tell you not to worry (of course you will, it is what we all do because it is our nature), remember "NO NEWS IS GOOD NEWS" at this point.There really isn't anything additional that you need, that I know of, other than making sure you have proper ID, your gate pass if driving, and your SAILOR at PIR to tell you what is going on after PIR for him and when he can leave. :)
The last couple of weeks for me with my son at BC, I so wanted to get a phone call from him, but I kept repeating please don't let my phone ring until the expected the "I AM A SAILOR" call, which came the Tuesday before PIR. My son being my son told me he didn't pass BS when I got that call, sending my heart into cardiac arrest, he then told me just kidding (the little so and so).
You are so very close to getting the best hug ever, your SAILOR home for Christmas (which is the best). Hang in there, and once again, at this point NO NEWS IS GOOD NEWS!!!
Safe travels and have a Merry Christmas!!!