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Hi all moms and families of 04/812


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phone call!!! i just got a phone call from my son!!!!! he's loving it at boot camp and says he is super excited... he is ship 04 div 812...hope you ladies get a call as well!!!!

Yay, I'm so happy for you.  I hope I get a call or letter today.  

Ok I was so excited to hear his voice. He says all is good and he is happy. He did say it's tough but that he knows he will make it through. Passed his first pst so that's good. Hope everyone got a call.
I got a phone call tonight as well! its so good to hear his voice and just know that he is hanging in there. However, he did get injured and is going to be going to the hospital in the morning. They don't think it's anything serious, but they just want to be safe then sorry.
Lots of good thoughts coming your way!!!!
Sorry to hear about the injury, how did it happen?  Hope it's nothing serious, and everything's ok. Keep us updated....

My husband didn't tell me exactly how it happened, my guess is just during training. He pulled a ligament a few weeks ago so they have had him on lite duty. It is healing slower than they hoped, so the doctor just wanted him to get looked at a little better to make sure it's not anything to serious. I pray for him that it's not, because if it is a serious enough injury his graduation date will be pushed back until he heals. That is the last thing he wants right now, he enjoys being there, but doesn't want to stay any longer than what was originally planned for him. He should know more about his injury by Thursday.


Hope he has a speedy recovery and makes PIR!  My son is on lite duty too & its for athletes foot of all things.  I miss him so much : (
Just got a letter from my Son. He had his wisdom teeth out and hurting a lot. I'm not going to lie I shed a few tears. I have not received my call. I am really getting anxious to hear from my Son!!!
Does anyone know what the deal is with the Navy and pulling teeth???? I am surprised and wonder if you guys knew they were going to do that.
They don't want your SR to be out in the field and have a wisdom tooth need pulling while they are in combat or in Diego Garcia or somewhere...(FYI Diego Garcia is like the absolute furthest away you can get stationed at a base...) It is a precautionary measure.
They probably have some Dentists in training and they are practicing on my boy!!!!


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