His letter said he was in ship 04 Div 161. PIR date as of now is April 16th. Anyone else?
Hank K said:We recieved the form letter yesterday with his proper address , PIR date and some other info. He scrawled a few quick lines on the bottom, basically said he was doing fine, how much he hates "whitey tighteys" ect. Good to hear from him even itf it was short.
NavyDads Admin (Paul) said:You'll get the form letter next...with luck there will be a couple of lines your son will scrawl on the bottom. It should have his mailing address and a password to get a parking pass for PIR if you elect to drive on base. Then you'll have a gap of two to three weeks before you hear again....but write your letters as he'll need the support because the first couple of weeks are full of "what have I gotten myself into" thoughts!!!
Hank K said:We recieved the "box" late yesterday, I held up pretty well, his mother had a major melt down though. He wrote us small notes and left them in the pockets of his jeans.
Tim Simmons said:Hey there, Hank: my son (Chris) shipped to GL on the 23rd. He's the first in my family to join the Navy. I couldn't be a prouder pappa. I've learned quite a bit from this site. I'm probably the one who is more stressed out - my son has wanted to be a sailer for quite some time!
Our daughter is now in her third week of boot camp, and appears to be doing quite well. She went in Feb. 10, and PIR is April 9, when she's "definitely" a "Grad & Go" from the ceremonies. That is, she is not released to liberty until she moves to her A School location, which fortunately is also in Great Lakes. Apparently this can take up to five hours before she's released, but could mean she can spend the whole weekend with us without having to report back at night. Either way will be great.
My son left 3/4/10 got a quick call from him on 3/6/10 we were real suprise (missed the call got message) he said he was real tired, not fun and said he was ok. He has to remember its not Disneyland. We got his address today (div 171 ship 10/uss enterprise) already sent a letter out to him.