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My daughter is joining the Air Force

What can I expect in the coming weeks? How do you prepare?

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Asked by BlissfulJubilee at 5:39 PM on Jun. 20, 2013 in Military

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  • She will get a list of what she needs for boot camp and a date that she needs to be there.

    Answer by Dardenella at 6:10 PM on Jun. 20, 2013

  • You do not need to prepare. She does. Doesn't the recruiter tell her what is going to happen?

    Answer by louise2 at 6:56 PM on Jun. 20, 2013

  • Do you mean prepare as in preparing for an empty nest? That's not easy for any parent. Just keep busy & look forward to when they allow her to communicate. Keep a journal so you can keep her up to speed & to help get your feelings down. GL to her.


    Answer by mrsmom110 at 7:11 PM on Jun. 20, 2013

  • How exciting for your family!

    Boot camp means she will stripped of literally EVERYTHING and then built back up to suit the military's needs.

    You will miss her horribly and won't be able to communicate with her, other than by letter.

    Answer by tasches at 7:14 PM on Jun. 20, 2013

  • Eh it's not as bad as it seems.
    There's Only ONE base for Air Force Basic and that's Lackland AFB in San Antonio Texas.
    The list of "supplies' she needs to bring is small, mostly relating to undergarments. Though I"m sure they'd make a stop by the PX in case anyone "forgot" anything and tell them what to buy.
    She'll be gone 8 1/2 weeks initially. Most communication will be over the weekend though she'll have the occasional opportunity to call during the week. It'll be great. She gets to learn how to fold her skivies into a 6 inch square.

    Answer by KristiS11384 at 8:10 PM on Jun. 20, 2013

  • She will find out what she needs, and its not a lot. She will be issued most of it when she goes to boot camp. When she get there she will be able to contact you a few weeks in and can tell you what you can send in a care package, other than that you can write to her and advise that you do.

    Answer by LadybugTash at 1:55 PM on Jul. 21, 2013

  • I am sure you will be proud of her, help her with your prayers.

    Answer by morebee7 at 1:26 AM on Jul. 23, 2013

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