Learned of our son's mailing address late this afternoon. He began Boot Camp, 22/23 July 2014. His "box" arrived home yesterday. We don't have the letter yet with potential PIR date.
Writing in case anyone else is new to this as our Navy journey begins! Thank you. ~ Pat
31Jul2014 - Form letter arrived today!! Three days to travel from IL to NH. Good to see his handwriting. Very pleased with Navy's effort to communicate with family. He's only been gone 9 days!!
31 Jul 2014 2130 hours - Unfortunately, my son telephoned tonight. He is at Ship 5. Apparently, "waivers" that should have been completed by local recruiter and MEPS were not completed. Despite favorable medical Navy reviews today (my understanding, at this point), my son is sitting in Ship 5 and may be there for upward of two weeks before being permitted to travel home-medically separated/discharged. He has been told, again my understanding, he is eligible to apply for re-enlistment. Feeling confused is an understatement; my son was above board with all his disclosures to include paperwork I provided to him during enlistment application. I have telephoned the recruiter; sent an email; and plan more advocacy on behalf of my son. I wish to thank all at NavyDads.com for their acceptance and support. I also wish to thank other Navy Dads for their supportive messages since I applied for membership to navydads.com. Sad day....best wishes to all. Perhaps, there will be a favorable ending to today's disappointment. Good Luck to those in Ship 3 Div 294 PIR 19 Sep 2014!!
Thanks, Chris. I suspect Michael will not be a letter writer, either.....nevermind being able to read his chicken scratch!! I've already sent him two general information notes. Hoping it helps ease his adjustment ....... Thank you for your reply.
Hi Gabriel - no letter - his recruiter was able to share the information with me.
Good Morning Jim, thank you. Unfortunately, a letter was provided to the recruiter very early on in the enlistment process. My son was quite surprised when I quickly located it several months ago. Be well.
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