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  • Daughter,boot camp grad

    11 posts, 6 voices, 927 views, started Dec 4, 2008

    Posted on Thursday, December 4, 2008 by Lorilyn

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      Lackland AFB, reservist,
      What should I expect as far as time with her,formalities, what to wear, any suggestions? also,restaurants,tourist place to see?
      I’m so excited to see her and give her a BIG Mama bear hug!!
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      Thanks, Lori



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          Raysa Santana wrote Dec 10, 2008
        • Hi Lorilyn, I’m not sure when your daughter is graduating, but I can tell you what I experienced when I went to my son’s graduation from basic training from the Air Force in October 2005.  

          1)  Pack clothes for all seasons. It was warm the first 2 days but the day of graduation it was rainy and cold.  We froze during the whole ceremony.

          2)  They were told they could not hug or kiss for longer than 2 seconds so I hope you get to giver her your BIG Mama bear hug.  

          3)  My son was allowed to leave the base but had to stay within the 1604 loop (which is a highway).  He was dying to have some Starbucks coffee so we went to the Riverwalk and enjoyed a nice afternoon.

          4)  Be ready to have your heart broken again, when you have to leave her there and you have to go back home.

          Hope this helps.  Please feel free to ask any questions.



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          Inakika wrote Dec 10, 2008
        • How exciting! I remember visiting my son at Navy Boot Camp during graduation. You must be so proud! Boot Camp is not easy and she made it through.
          Blessings to you and your family!



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          Lorilyn wrote Dec 12, 2008
        • Thanks for your replies :)
          I’m here now and it was so good seeing her
          we were able to hug several times :D
          We gave her chocolate and Mt.Dew,then went to Subway.
          We may go to the river walk later.
          I’ll post pics later this week.
          I appreciate the support.
          Lori



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          Raysa Santana wrote Dec 12, 2008
        • Enjoy your time together.  Can’t wait to see the pictures.



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          Michele66 wrote Dec 12, 2008
        • My son is now in the Army. Although I am proud of him, I also wish he didn’t go in.



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          Raysa Santana wrote Dec 13, 2008
        • Michele, I understand how you feel.  Being in a military family, you have to deal with no only the seperation, but the dangers involved.  My husband served in the Army for 21 years.  He went to war 3 times.  My son is currently in Iraq on his first tour.  I pray for him every day many times a day.  My daughter who is in the air force also did a tour in Iraq.  She was there during the bombing in Abu Gharab prison.  We spent 2 days waiting to hear if she was ok.  

          Aside from the dangers and the separation, the military offers many benefits.  My daughter plans to make a career of it.  She’s been in 8 years already.  She loves it.  All I can tell you is pray, pray, pray.  It helps.

          I wish your son all the best.  I will keep him in my daily prayers.

          If you ever need someone to talk to, you have a friend here.  Feel free to send me a private message.

          God Bless!



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          Michele66 wrote Dec 13, 2008
        • My 1st husband was in the Air Force, so for the 10 years we were married we were in. I only wish my son went into the Air Force. But the Army pulled him aside first. Thank you for you kind words



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          Holdonloosely wrote Dec 18, 2008
        • Lorilyn, how do you feel about your daughter in the military. I only ask because I am just starting the process with my daughter. Have you had any doubts or problems with it?



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          Lorilyn wrote Dec 19, 2008
        • I have been prepared for her to leave for two years,but it still isn’t easy. She’s in the Air Force Guard,which means she’ll be around state taking courses for a year or so after her individual training ends in May.  

           I’m proud of her decision to be part of a group that defends our country and know there is still a chance she could be shipped off to another country. She’s still a newbie,but is holding her own so far.

           Seeing your child grow and make decisions is sometimes an odd feeling,but this is what we’ve been teaching them to do since birth. I only had doubts about her making it through basic training,and that’s over now.

           Which branch is your daughter entering?
          Good luck,it’ll be fine :)
          Lorilyn



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          Holdonloosely wrote Dec 19, 2008
        • My daughter joined the Army, she will go to South Carolina in January for boot camp. Thanks for sharing, good luck and God Bless!



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