This site is for mothers of kids in the U.S. Navy and for Moms who have questions about Navy life for their kids.
We are driving back to our home state and we are planning to surprise the family. Its a small family but I can't get them to come over the day after Christmas. Maybe I should lure them with an extra gift!! By the way my sailor wants a big gathering he deploys in two weeks and will be gone for 2-3 years.
My nephew is deployed on the USS Hopper (DDG 70). He sent 3 different family members hand written letters all within 2 days of each other. On the envelope it had his return address. Most of the address is also printed on the PO round date stamp near the postage stamp. My nephew's writing and the stamp area both say USS HOPPER (DDG 70) and FPO AP 96667-1289. My nephew also wrote his division number, but on all 3 letters the first character looks different from the other letters. For his…Continue
With the holidays fast approaching, I see more and more moms who are stressed about whether they can see their sailor or not. Entirely understandable! But I know that the recruits in boot camp are quite confused also, many of them are new to all of this Navy stuff too, and haven't got the hang of the lingo, the paperwork and the inevitable Hurry Up and Wait and No Matter What You Plan, the Navy Will Change it.
Leave is earned time off. Every sailor earns 2.5 days a month, which…