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Good Morning and Happy Easter I know you are missing your SR as much as I am but my son in here in my heart!  


I know if my sons last letter they didnt meet deadlines, so I am wondering if they lost phone calls like I read so I am  curious if anyone else got a call this weekend.


I have our room booked and cant wait for graduation! 



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@ LoriMN - Happy Easter!  I'm hoping for a phone call today! What do you mean about not meeting deadlines?
I read that if they dont meet their deadlines like on running, or push ups, or having their racks the right way that they lose phone calls, like a punishment I guess.  
So did your son write that our DIV didn't meet the deadlines?

Yes my son wrote that in two letters..


Oh dang......I wonder which deadlines they're not meeting.  I thought if they didn't pass the run, swim, etc...that we got a phone call.  So I've been assuming all along that, no news is good news.  Keep in touch.
well according to the list of week by week of what they do in BC it says week 3 starting this Mon 25th is the 1st PT test. I hope we see or hear or read something soon. I am worried, but sure we would have heard if anyone hurt, or being MSOed. I also heard that we got second phone call middle to end of week 3 which would be this week coming up. Will keep in touch if I hear anything and hope that all in this group will do same.
Where's the list? I would like to check that out! Praying for our recruits!
Go to group "New Moms Stop Here" and then scroll down to "What is your son or daughter doing for the next 8 weeks. It gives a week by week breakdown of activities/tests etc. very helpful.
Thank you!  I found something similar on the group Surviving N Sanity.  Very helpful.  Our recruits can do this!  Let's keep the positive energy flowing:)
Yes they will lose phone call time for that kind of thing!!  MY son is in 11/186 and they lost their entire 1st phone call and part of their second.He said they were told they can earn it back but they can definetly lose calls for small things!!

They did pass the swimming test that was in his letter so it must be other physical things.   He said that had a PT on saturday of course this was in his letter I got last week.  


I sure hope we get a phone call this week!


That's great to hear, thanks for sharing. I was wondering if your son said anything about what deadlines they didn't meet?


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