My Boyfriend Left For Basic Training January 14th For 14 Weeks Help.

My boyfriend is in the National Guard and left for Fort Benning on January 14th. So my boyfriend and I said are goodbyes on saturday and he left for the hotel on sunday early but before he left we skype for like 4 minutes before he had to leave :/ all I could say was just bye because I was too sad to say anymore. He left on a plane for Fort Benning on monday :/ He told me he will write and I will get a letter around a week from now I really hope its that soon because I have read that others did not get one until like 2 weeks after there soldiers left I hope hes right I dont think I could wait 2 weeks. So he said he will be back in March but 14 weeks from January 14th will be in the middle of April so does anyone know why he might be back earlier. so I was wondering how long did it take for you to hear from your soldiers? All so I need some advice im terribly sad without him. I am a wreck :/ HELP!!!!
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1 Response Jan 17, 2013

My boyfriend left for Training on the 2nd of November. He came home for the holidays but, He is in Oklahoma until April now, and I get a letter every week. Sometimes twice a week. I know how you are feeling.. It tears me apart. He said that they all have to take some kind of test, and if they don't qualify, they get recycled and come home early. If you ever need anyone to talk to, I am here.

It took me about a week to get the first one since I am in Florida and he's way up in Oklahoma.. I guess it kinda depends on where you live. He's in Basic Training, Right?

If he's in Basic Training then he has to take a PVT test or something after 2 or 4 weeks or something like that, and he could get recycled for that or if he doesn't qualify with his M16.. and lol. I'm not so bright on these things either, my boyfriend writes me about it. If he hadn't I would know anything at all. Once he writes you, when you reply, ask him about it. I wouldn't hesitate to ask about everything.. I'm always so curious.. but I guess it's good that I am, because I noticed that it passes time.

He gets sent home and he has to wait another year before going back in.

I guess it depends on if they pass the tests and everything. I honestly don't know how they handle it. I know we're going through a rough time being away from THEM, but they are away from everyone and have to get to know the people there. Like, It hurts me to know he's so far from his friends and family, I can hear the sadness in his voice everytime he calls.. and it makes me feel bad, especially when he calls ME instead of his mom.. ;c

But this is what he chose to do, and I support him.
Hope everything is going good for you!

I cry everytime I get a letter.. normal reaction when your boyfriend is so far away.

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