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My son shipped out 7 days ago and got the box within 3 days. Now I am just waiting for the letter and his division number to write back. The wife is driving me crazy with questions so I set her up on and she is learning how to cry with the rest of them. I have tried to explain to her what's going on with him during boot being I was there many moons ago (in the 80's), however it gave her something to do and talk to other Navy Moms.

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We got our letter yesterday. (He shipped out from the Twin Cities on 12/9)  It was addressed to my wife and the fill-in-the-blank part of the letter started with Dear MOTHER.  Obviously he was instructed to use a pencil and write "MOTHER", as the kid wouldn't normally write that way. :)  He also placed a hastily-written scrap of paper with a "don't worry" message for my wife-- I hope he didn't catch hell for that. :)

Our son is in SHIP 14 DIV 085 with a PIR of 06 FEB 2015 -- we look forward to meeting some of you folks down at Great Lakes.  (He's a Nuke and will attend "A" School in Charleston/Goose Creek, SC)

Wife also said that according to NavyforMoms, PIR on 2/06 is only allowing 3 guests. 1/30 is graduating a total of 11 divisions, so you know there's gonna be a lot on 2/06 since only 3 guests are invited.

Jim, you may already have this;

SR Last Name, First Name, MI

Ship 14    Div 086

3410 Sailor Drive

Great Lakes IL 60088-3510

As far as the number of guests, there where only three lines for names on our form letter.
Jim Weintraub said:

Hi Mike,

Great to hear your son is in the same division and ship. Perhaps our sailors have met already. I would appreciate your posting the full address. We are receiving a scanned copy tomorrow but have some letters ready to drop in the mail. 

My son is going to Charleston, SC for Nuke "A" school. Where is your son going? 

Also, hope you can clarify for me. My ex told me that they can invite 4 for PIR but that the form only includes spaces for 3 names. Created some confusion ending with my wife thinking she may not be able to attend. Any insight you can share would be very helpful to me right now on how many family members can attend. Thanks. 

Mike said:

Jim, I too got the letter today, same ship & division 14/086, PIR date of February 6th. Do you have or need the complete mailing address?  Where is your son going to "A" school? 

I just received the form letter yesterday afternoon and sat with my wife and read through it, as we finished reading every word our son called!!! He needed more information for his securtiy clearance and was able to speak with us for a few minutes.
He let us know he was doing great and their swim test will start tomorrow. They had Orange chicken and rice for lunch (he is eating better than I and his but cheek still hurts from the peanut butter shot they got 3 days ago.
he sounded like he was having fun and very upbeat...

He is on Ship 13 Div. 081 with Graduation on 01-30-2015

My son also shipped out on the 10th. My wife is very anxious to receive a letter so she can start writing. I'm hoping she receives a letter sometime before Christmas.

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