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Ship 12 Division 312 anyone else have a child in this division?

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Hi johns mom!

We have a son Max in the same Div.He has an older brother going out to Great Lakes too next month .


Hello John's Mom!
My fiance is in this division! His name is Anthony, or Tony. I haven't received a letter from him and it is making me sad.
Have you heard anything? Hope you recieved a letter! I'm still hunting down my mailman as we speak! (:<
Hi this is Maxs mom ....monday afternoon had better bring a letter . Even his friends are stalking me for news!! Has anyone heard from their SR  yet ??

Sadly no. I'm starting to wonder why its taking so long. I'm starting to get really discouraged. Anyone else hear anything yet??

Hi Julie, dont get discouraged we had a nother SR there last year and he was about the same 3wks before anything got through ,and he felt lost at that end too.

This is the normal process ,dont worry. The guys said that even around the Holidays it was like nonone loved them as there was no mail ,then they suddenly got 13 letters all at once !

Ok I hope! I was (and still am) about to cry. Ugh. Still, gotta hope for the best and hope that tomorrow is the lucky day!!
Anyone hear anything? I still haven't received anything. I'm hoping someone at least got a "Hey, still alive. Love you, bye."

THIS JUST IN! Should be getting calls and letters SOON! I just got off the phone with my SR and he said his division was getting into trouble, but its all good now. Everyone there is sick, but nothing to bad. Showers are short. He said "its like walking in a circle and then leaving". So don't despair, you should be getting calls soon!! That and letters should be arrived at your door as well! Mine sent 6 or so, (he can't remember lol) and they sent them out either Friday or Saturday.

Finally, some great news for 12/312! :D

Got phone call today!!!!!!!!   It was so nice to hear his voice!  He says he is doing good....harder than he thought it would be.  He also said everyone was sick, but not too bad.  I asked him if he was still happy about his decision, and he said "yes, definitely!" So, that made me feel a lot better!  Says he is getting all of the cards and letters from everyone, and we should be getting some from him in a day or so!!  What a great day!!!  :)

Yes, a great day indeed! Lets hope those letters come in soon. Can't wait to see what my SR wrote! Glad to finally see the luck for 12/312 is changing!


Haven't received a call today yet, but we did get 3 letters and they were pure gold.  Sounds ok but did say they have gotten yelled at a lot and have done IT (intensive training) which as I'm told is more running,pushups etc. for infractions.  Still on track for 9/16 PIR.  Can't wait to talk to him!!!


Keep your phone close, all the people with SR's in this division has gotten calls today. I hope you get one! And thats what my SR said, a LOT of IT, but he's glad. Gets him more in shape he says! lol
I asked if he had any blisters and he said "nope, but I just got done running about 3 miles in those boots so they will probably show up soon..." i felt so bad. Our men and women are becoming great sailors! :D


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