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DEP-Leavin for bootcamp in December

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DEP-Leavin for bootcamp in December

This group is for N4M members that have a loved one leaving for bootcamp in Dec..I will leave the year open so that even future Deppers leaving in the month of Dec of any year can join...Lets share stories, information, concerns, and questions

Website: http://www.navyformoms.com/group/deppersinbutnotyet
Members: 343
Latest Activity: Apr 18

Hello everyone and welcome to the Navy!!! This group was started for the loved one of DEPPERS leaving in the month of December.......What year you say? Well ......any year!

We are an extension of the group DEPPERS....in but not yet

http://www.navyformoms.com/group/deppersinbutnotyet

Please if you havent been there go there now....There is a ton of information that you will need and are probably dying for.

This group however is just for those that have a loved one leaving in December. Even though everyone is welcome!

So if you have information that will be helpful for all, leave it in the DEPPER group but if you have issues, information, or just need to talk to someone that is going where you are...This is the place to be.

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Leaving Dec 9th and 10th for BC

Started by Dartman's Mom (Ship-11 Div-089 ). Last reply by lemonelephant Jan 17. 61 Replies

Leaving Thursday the 12th

Started by TogaMom. Last reply by Ryans_Mom Ship 11 Div 089 Dec 29, 2013. 10 Replies

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Comment by ATexMom on February 8, 2014 at 8:04pm

We just got back from PIR.  What a wonderful experience!  I highly recommend the Navy Lodge. It is a clean, basic place to stay. One great idea was that several people decorated the door of their hotel room.  Very good value for the price. We  upgraded our room to one which included a small kitchenette. It was on the 2nd floor & had a vaulted ceiling.  There was also breakfast in the morning. They have it out at 5:30 am on Friday to accommodate those going to PIR.  The sailors had to go back earlier than we expected because nearly all 979 (!!!) of them were flying out on Saturday.  Our sailor had to be back by 8pm, which really means 7 pm because they have to walk a distance to get back to their ship.  That being said, you will need to eat around 5:00 so they can get back.  We ate at Lovell's owned by Capt. James Lovell of Apollo 13 fame. It was a very nice restaurant & your sailor will eat for free, as is the case most places.  We opted to have Sarge's taxi service drive us to/from PIR & it was great to avoid the hassle of traffic/parking/directions. The cost was ~ $12 for 4 people each way (+ tip).  Good seats were taken early & it took a LONG time to get into the hall for PIR (standing in 0 degree weather!). Another thing is to have your sailor order the pictures so you don't have to go to the NEX at the RTC to order them after PIR. (Can you imagine waiting in line with 900 families???) Our son ordered his ahead. They have them by PIR, so your sailor can get them from his ship compartment if they are already ordered & paid for.  One thing we didn't know, which wasn't that important to us, since our sailor is attending A school an hour from our house, is that you can meet them at the airport (they leave the RTC in the very early hours of Saturday) to go to the airport. You can go with him to the gate or just hang out. If you aren't going to see your sailor for a while after PIR, I would definitely do this. You can give your sailor their cell phone at the airport & also their computer/tablet.  If it's anything bigger than that, I'd mail it. They have plenty to carry with all their clothing in their duffel bag & their backpack.  Best of luck to all SR's & families!

Comment by jcmmmc on January 24, 2014 at 8:32am
Congrats to all the new Sailors today!!!! Hugs to all of you moms, wives, girlfriends!!!
Comment by Katze on January 22, 2014 at 9:43pm
Congratulations MrsZ!
Comment by MrsZ on January 22, 2014 at 5:48pm

I received the "I'm a Sailor" call.  So proud of my daughter!

Comment by lemonelephant on January 17, 2014 at 5:51pm

jordansmom, That is good news.

Check your My Page.

Comment by jordansmom on January 17, 2014 at 5:35pm
My daughter and son in law r coming to see me he is a sailor is in c school in san antonio but mon he goes san degio for clinicals. Cant what to see my son on feb7th
Comment by ChristieMomof3 on January 8, 2014 at 11:28pm

Is anyone from St Louis?

Comment by lemonelephant on January 7, 2014 at 12:10am

SaElaVie10, join PIR 02/07/2014 TG 13 to connect with others with loved ones training with your SR. Divisions 085 and 086 are brother divisions and train together and will have Battle Stations-21 together, so look for others with loved ones in either division.  There is a discussion within that group for the two divisions. I left additional info for you on your My Page.

Comment by SaElaVie10 on January 6, 2014 at 11:18pm

Hello!  Looking to connect with felllow milso from my husband's division!  His PIR is 2/7/14 and is ship 03/division 086. He says they're a push division of 100 SR's! 

Comment by ChristieMomof3 on January 1, 2014 at 1:11pm

How many got phone calls from their SR in 13/079? If so, did they say that would be their last call before the "i'm a sailor" call?

 

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