My son recently graduated boot camp and today he left for rct training at Camp Geiger. The 10 days of leave they get after graduating was not enough time for me to get to know my new Marine. When my son went to boot camp, my heart was left to cope with missing him and now today I feel like I'm in that same place except this time it will not be 13 weeks before I see him again. There's just a emptiness in my heart. Luckily my son is close by and we can talk when he calls and come see us when he can. Just a warning to the parents after your son/daughter gets out of boot camp. Make sure they get plenty of rest/sleep. My son had a accident going to see one of his friends one day and he said he had nodded off and hit the back end of a 18 wheeler. Thank God he was not hurt , only his truck. I told him the truck can be replaced but your life can not. Another lesson learned.