My son is over there and it was approximately two weeks before I heard anything from him...hang in there and keep yourself busy and don't watch the news. My son carried a lot of baby wipes with plastic sandwich bags-they are good for a "cool off" or nice cleaning with all the sand and heat. Once he arrived I have sent tons of batteries, wipes, snack items, DVD's, personal care products, disposable razors, magazines, attachable lamp for reading, gum, books, games, cards, frisbee, football, yo-yo....then once they come home they leave stuff there for the next recruits coming in and they swap magazines/books too. Hope this helps! If you want to chat more PM me.
at 2:05 PM on Dec. 30, 2010