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first- everyone will go out of their way to get mail to the right recurit at whatever address- having the incorrect street should not be a negative factor.
second- your son probably won't get his mail until he is a couple of weeks into the program-- mail is used as a reward for the division coming together and starting to think and act as a unit. Don't get worried if YOU don't hear from him as well....remember that the first couple of weeks are used to help break the ties to home and that they are only allowed, in the first part of boot to write on Sundays...meaning Thursdays are the most likely days for you to receive mail. Also remember that mailing supplies are only available at the NEX meaning he has to get the ok to walk there and back and have the money to purcahse those supplies...advise in your mails to send either postage paid postcards or stamped envelopes to make it easier for him to send you mail.
Bobby's tentative PIR date is 4/17. He was processed in Monday and we were able to get his mailing address on Tuesday from his recruiter. With it being so quick, we are a little concerned that we have the wrong one. I went on the GL website and tried to verify it, but according to the recruiter the construction that has been going on has changed the street locations. He's in the USS Hopper ship 3, I guess unless someone here has the correct street for verification, were on a wing and a prayer. Give our best to your son and keep your chin up.
As a parent of a sailor currently or soon to be at Great Lakes you'll have many questions about what your son is going through. Thanks to one of our members we have two excellent videos that you can access from the Video area on the NavyDads.com main page: New Bootcamp 1 of 2 and New Bootcamp 2 of 2. These videos will answer many of your questions and concerns and will give you a better understanding of how the United States Navy transforms our children into sailors!
Be sure to spend some time in the Bootcamp group- there are many questions and answers available to help you understand what your sailor is going through. And as PIR draws closer, be sure to spend some time going through the PIR-Tips, Hints and Helps group- we’ve tried to assemble some tips and suggestions to make your sailor's PIR more enjoyable. And thank you for your service to our great country. Best Regards- Paul