Moms View Message Board: General Discussion: Archive October 2006:
Does anyone know how i can get a mother to their 21 year old boy he is in Texas and his mother is in Indiana she doesn't really have alot of money for a plane ticket and she's trying to find some way that she could get there to see him before he goes to war = ( if you know of anyone to contact i would greatly appreciate it..Thanks Brandy
nobody knows anyone? = (
Sorry but the military doesn't offer pre-deployment travel for parents. Maybe greyhound might be cheaper than a plane ticket. Is he taking his pre-deployment leave? It would be cheaper for him to go to her. He can get a military discount on greyhound and most airlines.
I would check with closest Airforce base to her. Sometimes if they have a flight out to where she is needing to go, then they can make arrangements for her to fly military. Of course she might have to have a military ID. I really don't know. But it is worth a shot. We have done this once. (no charge either)
thank you both for your suggestions i will talk to her tomorrow about it...
How about her church (or your's)? Would they take up a collection to get her a bus or plane ticket? How about soliciting a local business or putting it out on the radio?
Maybe a local VFW or American Legion post could help? Or the MWR fund on the base (morale, welfare and recreation)?
I don't know of anything either. I WISH I did. We were part of the military community for thirty years. Perhaps it WOULD be easier for him to go to her.
As a Mom, it breaks my HEART to think that a Mom wouldn't be able to see her son before he ships out.
Maybe we could start a fund on MV?