You don't have to get his "hotel clothes"...they will all be sent back to you in the box that gets sent home when he gets there. Visit the Leavin' for bootcamp in October page.
Hi everyone my 18 yr old is on a plane now for the GL, so very proud that he wants to serve this great country of ours, but feeling very empty without him, I know we spend these 18 yrs getting them ready for life but never knew it would feel this way for me. This site has been a life saver just sharing with other moms going through the same thing is encouraging fo me.....Thanks Michelle
We also made sure our son had his cell phone and charger. He has some money in his wallet but MEPS gave each shipper a check for food when they got to Chicago. I think it was for $23. Our recruiter told us no pics until we get their address and then can send them. Make sure photo id and ss card are also in his wallet. I got a 900 minute phone card at Best Buy.I also found a small address book - one that would fit in his wallet. So many people don't remember phone numbers with cell phones so we loaded the addresses and phone number in the address book.
My daughter "Sydzilla" leaves for bootcamp on October 26th as well. We are down to the last few days before heading to MEPS in San Diego... yes, I'm freakin out just a bit. I think the hardest part is knowing that I can't run to her if she needs me. I know this is the right path for her. Some how, the Navy and my daughter found each other, who knew. I'm still in shock, but in a good way. I love hearing everyone's stories, and knowing that I am not alone with my thoughts, that I too have a crew. I'll keep you all posted, please keep posting as well!
PS. Jessica's information is AWESOME!
My son leaves on the 26th, he has been in the dep program since feb. He is ready to leave, hopefully the time will go by fast. I'm wondering when their pir date will be, it looks to be around christmas. Hope you are doing ok, I know its difficult. Yesterday I was flying home thru atlanta, and saw a group of navy boys, it made me proud knowing in 8 weeks that will be my son.