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ILLINOIS N4M

Who wants to make an Illinois N4M site with me? Calling all Illinois Sailor families.

Members: 599
Latest Activity: 5 hours ago

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Rockford Area

Started by Nvymom4. Last reply by carols_kitchen Jul 18. 11 Replies

Meet and Greet plus Packing Party

Started by carols_kitchen. Last reply by carols_kitchen Sep 14, 2013. 7 Replies

New to group.

Started by Susan. Last reply by Linda K. - Steve's mom Aug 25, 2013. 1 Reply

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Comment by carols_kitchen 5 hours ago

Stepup 242,  welcome.  Be sure and also join the Chicago group.  You've got some of the most amazing Sisters up your way!

I"m down in Troy, IL, close to St. Louis

Comment by Stepup242 6 hours ago

My daughter just left for GL yesterday. We are from the Quad City area.

Comment by Donna on Saturday

Brittanysmom, welcome!  I am also from Southern Illinois and my son has been in the Navy for about 2 1/2 years and he loves it so far - we will see what he thinks after he deploys next month!!  So proud of your daughter and all young men and women who make the choice to join.  Be sure and sent lots of letter and cards to your daughter, she will need all the love and support she can get in the next few weeks - PIR is something you will never forget!

Comment by Tracy on Saturday
Brittanysmom. Where in downstate are you?
Comment by sandi8 on Saturday
AJ's Mom- my son bought his car in CA so that's where it is registered but he maintains an IL license. I know that doesn't answer your question but I wanted to comment that if a license expires while they are out of state they can send a copy of their IL license, military ID and proof of address to the Secretary of State and they will renew it. My son just deployed today and he got the notice about his license the last day or two when he was home so no time to go to the DMV. I'm going to file the paperwork for him. Prayers for sailors on the USS Carl Vinson as they begin this journey! ...and hello to Brittanysmom. Sorry- very Northern IL!
Comment by Brittanysmom on Friday
My daughter left for BC 8/12/14. PIR is 10/10/14. I am in southern Illinois....anyone else?
Comment by Labornurse on August 20, 2014 at 2:39pm
My son is stationed in California and we have maintained his Il registration. Illinois is one of the few states that has fewer taxes on vehicles and inspections. Seems to be the easiest route so far.
Comment by MOM MasterofMotivation S14 D269 on August 20, 2014 at 6:36am

I don't have a real answer to your question AJ's Mom because my son is still in BC.  But I do remembered a conversation I had with a friend who was a Marine just recently.  He told my son not to purchase his vehicle in the State of VA because you have to pay a property tax each year on their car.  So  maybe that's something to consider.  The expense is easier to maintain in Illinois than another state.

Comment by AJ's-Mom on August 19, 2014 at 8:52pm

My son will be getting his first orders soon.  I want to make sure we have our ducks in a row so to speak.  Is there a place I should look for what to do?  Otherwise my big question is about his car.  It is currently registered in South Carolina.  If we have him change his registration to Illinois we could easily make sure the new tags are purchased -- but what about getting the tags on the car?  Do your sailors maintain Illinois plates or change to whatever state they reside in?  I know this probably sounds silly, but really I'm lost. 

Comment by Leach73 on July 22, 2014 at 9:24am

Sure is a small world!

I hope to meet you ladies someday soon!

Pat - I did receive your PM and I will reply to you. Sorry but I log on here at work and for some reason whenever I try to reply back to a PM and hit send, it just doesn't send. So, I will have to do it from home. Usually on the weekends I don't log on because I am always out and about doing stuff and then I haven't figured out how to navigate this site from my phone.

Linda - Pat tells me you also live in Carol Stream! Hi neighbor. Please send me a friend request and I will happily accept.

Just to give you all a sense of where I am on my Navy Mom journey...My daughter left for boot camp in February of this year and PIRd on April 18th. She went in as Undes. and is now in Norfolk on the USS Porter. Her experience so far, from what she tells me, has been ok and is trying to stay positive and motivated. She has met some great people along the way and from all over the US. My husband and I drove to Norfolk over the Memorial day weekend to take a car to her. She is so thankful for that because this way on her free time she can go out and explore the city. She is my oldest of 3 children. My boys are 17 and 9. No doubt that we are super proud of her...miss her dearly and she misses us too.

God bless our Sailors!

 

 

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