Rory - Welcome to the Navy4Mom site. I saw you message in the main chat. I see that LeAnn gave you the link to join the BC Mom group. I highly recommend that you do. If you are viewing this site on your mobile device it is sometimes difficult to pan around and see everything as easily. We recommend you put your device in desktop mode or better yet, view it on a computer.
When you join the BC Mom group, you will want to scroll most of the way down the page, past the discussion area till you come to the comment wall. That is where we ask new members to come introduce themselves and other members post comments and share information as well. Sometimes they just chat, but please feel free to jump in and ask questions.
To answer you question - it is taking about 4 - 5 weeks from the time your SR (seaman recruit) left for BC before you will receive the form letter with his address. Some have not even received a form letter. This time of great silence is hard but you are not alone in your feelings.
Here are some links for you, click on the blue letters
First Things First-- The Quarantine Edition
My son has been in the Navy for 3+ years and is in the fleet now. We have all been where you are and you will make it through.
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