Hi! I'm a Filipina and living in the Philippines.My son was born in the US and he left the Philippines a year ago.He decided to enlist with the US Air force and had an initial meeting with his recruiter Jan.2011.He was in DEP since July 27,2011..Last week my son informed me that he got a job offer as Aircraft Armament Systems Apprentice and his ship out date is on Jan.3,2012. He is also on the quick ship program.As of this time, he is preparing for basic and reports to his recruiter on a weekly basis..I do a lot of research via the net to understand the entire process.I'm proud that he qualified for the Air Force yet getting angst and mixed emotions. And it will be 4-5 months more in waiting for him before BMT.But I read a lot of posts saying that it's worth the wait. I felt sad that I wasn't able to witness his initial oath of enlistment and he did it all by himself. And feeling sadder everyday thinking that he won't get as much mail/letters from us when he goes to basic ( since mail from the US to the Phil.takes some time).I just felt relieve when I saw this site.
@ Lori Thueme: Thanks for the warm welcome.I do appreciate it. I know that for the next few months I'll be feeling all sorts of emotion. I will be needing much support from other air force moms and I'm hoping I can give support to others as well. God bless.
Hello Lenie! Welcome to NAMMAS! I am not a military mom, I am a spouse, but I can imagine the apprehension of not being able to communicate to your loved one feels about the same. There is a group on NAMMAS called Proud Air Force Moms that I think would be a perfect support system for you during this difficult time of transition. Here is the link to their page: http://www.nammas.org/group/airforcemoms There you can post AF specific questions and get support from those who know best...other AF moms! Best of luck to you and your son! He'll do great!