My daughter is in boot camp right now and also headed for A school in Pensacola. I am trying to find out what her schedule will be after PIR. I understand that she has at least the rest of the Friday to spend with family. Do those graduating BC head for Pensacola on Saturday or Sunday? Morning, afternoon or evening. I am trying to figure out mine and my wife's schedule as well.
PS. The most reliable way to ship will not be the least expensive. The best luck I have had when sending delicate items, it to take it to a pack and ship store and pay them to pack it and then insure it. It is more expensive, but they pack it REALLY well. If you want to pack it yourself, USPS Priority insured is probably your best bet.
My son graduated last year on a Friday and lifted off from O'Hare bound for Pensacola shortly after midnight Saturday morning.