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Waiting for letter

Started this discussion. Last reply by lemonelephant May 4, 2019. 17 Replies

Daughter left April 16. Waiting for a letter with an address.


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Amber replied to Dolphinmoon's discussion 'Waiting for letter'
"I haven't received anything yet either. I did get a phone call from my daughter on Tuesday because She needed additional references for her security clearance... It was a short call, but it was so wonderful to hear her voice!"
May 3, 2019
Tammy replied to Dolphinmoon's discussion 'Waiting for letter'
"My son has been in boot camp since April 22. Any idea when we can expect to receive his address to write him"
May 3, 2019
Landi replied to Dolphinmoon's discussion 'Waiting for letter'
"I received my first letter on yesterday "
May 3, 2019
Nora replied to Dolphinmoon's discussion 'Waiting for letter'
"We still haven’t received PIR forms or first letter :( Anyone else???"
May 3, 2019
halfdozenmom replied to Dolphinmoon's discussion 'Waiting for letter'
"I received my first letter today. We received the PIR forms on saturday"
May 1, 2019
Nora replied to Dolphinmoon's discussion 'Waiting for letter'
"No she hasn’t mentioned her PIR date yet. But she did make it to bc on the 17th as scheduled."
Apr 30, 2019
Amber replied to Dolphinmoon's discussion 'Waiting for letter'
"Nora, did she tell you her PIR date? My daughter left on the 16th also, flight was cancelled and rescheduled for the 17th so she didn't get to bc until the 18th. She said they were in holding for about 4 days so she hadn't even done her…"
Apr 29, 2019
Nora replied to Dolphinmoon's discussion 'Waiting for letter'
"My daughter also left on April 16, and I received a one min phone call yesterday. It was very brief, but just enough to hear she was doing well and that she liked it! She said she had a chance to write and I should be getting a letter this week!"
Apr 29, 2019
tyj'smom replied to Dolphinmoon's discussion 'Waiting for letter'
"My son left on the 23rd, not even a week. But it seems like forever ago. "
Apr 29, 2019
Landi replied to Dolphinmoon's discussion 'Waiting for letter'
"I received a call yesterday morning from my daughter. She left on April 16, she said that she is doing good and enjoying it.  "
Apr 29, 2019
Maryann replied to Dolphinmoon's discussion 'Waiting for letter'
"My son left on April 15th.  He called his dad last night about 10 pm (EST).  The call was quick.  He said he sent a letter to us.    I was so disappointed I didn't talk to him, but maybe it's better because I think…"
Apr 29, 2019
NC671 replied to Dolphinmoon's discussion 'Waiting for letter'
"Be strong Moms. My SR left April 02, we received the box shortly after, form letter by week 2, a letter a few days after and a phone call last Saturday. It was a relief to hear from him and he assured me he’s doing well. Hoping you all hear…"
Apr 27, 2019
tyj'smom replied to Dolphinmoon's discussion 'Waiting for letter'
"I am waiting for this letter ! for my first call was very disappointing. I wanted so very much to hear more from him, but if I could get the box and confirmation of a letter every chance he gets I will feel easier with this event.  I am glad to…"
Apr 26, 2019
Landi replied to Dolphinmoon's discussion 'Waiting for letter'
"My daughter left the same day. I have not received a letter yet."
Apr 25, 2019
B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN left a comment for Dolphinmoon
"You can also change your Stage of (Sailor's) Navy career to at bootcamp now."
Apr 25, 2019
B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN left a comment for Dolphinmoon
"Also, please join the Mom's of Daughters 2 group: Moms of Daughters 2"
Apr 25, 2019

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At 3:10am on May 2, 2019, lemonelephant said…

BrendaH....y, I see you have changed your Username so that it no longer contains your full name. You also need to change the URL (address) to this page. Make change 2 at the bottom of OPSEC and PERSEC (Making Changes to Your Profile) (clickable link) to take care of that. (If you are using a Smart phone, you will need to switch to Desktop View to make this change.)   

Also make change 3 while you are there so that this page is no longer open to EVERYONE (Anyone) with access to the web.   

There may be other changes you need to make as well such as changing "Thinking about joining" above to "At Boot Camp now" or "Enlisted", so read and consider each of the changes.

At 3:06am on May 2, 2019, lemonelephant said…

If you would like information on your recruit’s rating (job/occupational specialty) or field, then let me know the rating or field. There are groups for most specialties and/or "A" Schools and knowing that will help you to better plan for PIR weekend.   

Take care and blessings to you and yours.

At 3:06am on May 2, 2019, lemonelephant said…

I invite you to join Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones) and begin checking out the Pages (found under the pictures of the Members) and Discussions there

Arrival and What Happens at RTC within Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones) will let you know what is happening and what to expect.

What division is your recruit in?

At 11:33am on April 25, 2019, B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN said…

You can also change your Stage of (Sailor's) Navy career to at bootcamp now.

At 11:32am on April 25, 2019, B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN said…

Also, please join the Mom's of Daughters 2 group:

Moms of Daughters 2

At 10:26am on April 19, 2019, B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN said…

Welcome to!   

We ask that our members not use a last name or email address in their Username - even if it differs from their Sailor's - so please head to “Settings” on the main page right away to set your new Username (be creative!) and add a profile image (no last names visible) to complete your Profile. Then - and this is important! - read these Community Guidelines and this Operations Security (OPSEC) Checklist, for the safety and privacy of all our Sailors.

Then jump right in!  Browse around the site and check out the groups and the information in their Discussion Forums.  

Join this group for boot camp moms, where you'll also find a group for your Pass in Review (graduation) date; and this one for PIR Reference Information.  

Get a head start during boot camp by joining groups for, and learning about, your Sailor's occupational specialty and "A" School; and later your Sailor's duty station and/or Navy ship and homeport. You can also join groups for your own state, region or home town and interests from getting ready for deployment to care package ideas.

Please say Hi when you join a group, and feel free to ask any and all questions - everyone was new once, and there is no "dumb" question.  

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