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My Son will be leaving March 4th from Michigan for Great Lakes


WOW this has been a long journey for us. My son started the process his Senior year of High School and was denied because of a med he was on. They told him he needed to be med free for 1 year before he could try again. At the one year mark he was back in the Recruiters office starting the process all over again. it has been almost another year since he started his process they have cleared him and he leaves the first part of March for Basic Training.

He is soooooo excited for this new journey to begin, I on the other hand well i'm dealing with it because I know this is what he wants so very badly. I have another son who is a Marine and has been in for over a year. We are a very PROUD American Family and support our Troops (and family members..:)  ).

Just kind of wondering if there are any other Michigan families who have a Son or Daughter shipping out to Great Lakes very soon....



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Comment by Georgia on February 11, 2014 at 9:12pm

My son is away in Great Lakes also he rode the plane from LAX and it was his first plane ride since he was two.  He was pretty shook up.  I think when he called. Mom is hanging in by a thread at the moment. But maybe once we get a letter. i'll be alright.   I think not knowing is adding to my anxiety.  Anyway, not sure about why they do this but I didn't talk him into this it was his decision.  He's nineteen.  Anxious in Bakersfield

Comment by Yetstanding on March 11, 2014 at 10:58pm

Jordan is from Michigan and just went to Great Lakes as well


Comment by Tattle (Tammy) Ship 03 DIV 157 on March 13, 2014 at 12:43am

Did Jordan leave from Lansing on the 4th???

Comment by Yetstanding on March 14, 2014 at 9:51pm

He left from Troy


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