Son left for basic training

Lisa - posted on 09/27/2015 ( 2 moms have responded )




He left 4 days ago and it's so hard not to be able to text and check in. I don't have a clue of the schedule, I googled some stuff which was helpful, any one know how I write a letter and rank which I don't even know. maybe I should text his recruiter. IDK...


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Raye - posted on 09/28/2015




My nephew and some of his friends went off for training, and it's common that they do not get time to communicate with loved ones. It's hard for us that are left home with no word, but they need to focus on their training.

Ev - posted on 09/28/2015




Usually when a new recruit goes off to basic training at the base they get sent to the first few days are so busy that they have little time to think of calling home or writing a letter. During this time however, When a friend of mine was in she said that they were supposed to send a notice home to her family that she arrived safely and was well and then later she was given her new address so she could write home. Since the age of technology has come to play, its a bit different but I am willing to bet that trainees do not get to use a cell phone to text or call home and therefore are forced to write letters. They are there to train for the military and won't be able to stop every time they hear a beep for a text or phone call. Once your child gets their address and so on, they can write you at home and then you will know their rank though I find it hard to believe that you did not find that out now. I know in the Army they start as a private but the other branches have different names for the bottom rank.

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