My girl went to boot camp on Nov. 14. I have had 1 phone call, and she was a mess. I have had no letter yet, not even the formal one that gives details about graduation. We didn't even get a call on Thanksgiving. I went to Navy boot camp 25 years ago, so I know what she's going through...I remember the utter exhaustion and bitter loneliness. I remember 80 other girls who liked and hated me alternately, depending on what time of the month it was. I just wish I knew how she is doing.
Our boy left the same day. Got a phone call also. Received his box Tuesday with shoes and cloths but no formal letter, no address, no graduation details. Waiting is horrible.
Both of you may want to join, or at least check out, Boot Camp Moms, PIR Reference Information, and New Members Stop Here. Once you know your SR’s PIR date and/or division number, watch in Boot Camp Moms and/or at http://www.navyformoms.com/forum/topics/groups-listed-by-pir-date and join the group for that once it has been created. (Remember if you share names, share first names only unless you do it in a PM.)
Bella7177, you may also want to check out Women in the Navy, Mom’s of Navy Daughters, and Mom's of Daughters 2.
(Group names within this reply are clickable links. To join a group, click on the group name and after the group page opens, click on "+ Join..." in the upper right.)
Melissa and Bella7177, Join the group, PIR 01/11/2013 TG 9 (clickable link), to connect with others with loved ones training with your SR.
Melissa, Divisions 053 and 054 are brother divisions and train together and will have Battle Stations-21 together, so look for others with loved ones in either division.
Yes, Brother Divisions are the divisions that train together. We ocassionally hear of Sister Divisions, but rarely. Probably because there are all Male divisions and Integrated Divisions, but very rarely are there all Female divisions (Division 317 was this year to commemorate the WAVES).
Thanks Lemonelephant, that's really cool. My mom remembers WAVES back in the day, Bella, were are now related LOL I'm not sure if we are sister but our kids are brother/sister. Can't wait to start hearing about the letters everyone recieves. I sent out 2 today. One I wrote just after he left and another after I got the address. Hope it brings him lots of encouragement, support and joy Hope Sarah is doing well and keep you head high and proud. Honor, Courage, Commitment, Those 3 qualities are what every mother prays for their child.