"Hello All! My son is on the BH. This is our 2nd deployment. My sailor has been in the Navy for 2.5 yrs. I am so proud of my Sailor! I was able to hear from him on Christmas via phone and since via instant message on FB. I have a…"
I am Jennifer, Proud Navy Mom of Tyler. I am a military Brat :) My Dad was a master chief on nuclear submaries for 24 years. So the Navy lifestyle is familiar to me. GO NAVY! I am an OB/GYN nurse practitioner. I am a novice at navigating websites like this - but I am learning :)
I am here to support or represent my:
Stage of (Sailor’s) Navy Career?
When I heard “Navy,” I:
Was proud and encouraged it
From my experience with the Navy, the most important thing I learned was:
Any communication from my SN is a treasure! The hardest part was no communication during bootcamp. I am much happier now that we can text and talk whenever desired. I am so proud of my son!
Through this Navy experience, I now believe:
It was positive and maturing. Our relationship has grown stronger.
Hi Jennifer - yes, between A & C school is when he'll get time to come home. But if he's there thru the Christmas holiday, that will be a time he can take some leave as well. But keep in mind that he can only take what he's accumulated (at a rate of 2.5 days per month); and he'll get at most 15 days between A & C school, so if he uses up a lot of days at Christmas, and then say finishes A-school in January, he won't have as many days to come home then. So it's just a matter of knowing how much time he's accumulated and then "budgeting" how much time he takes when he has the opportunity for leave.
Hey Jennifer, just wanted to welcome you to the AE/CF group. My son is in A school for FC right now and my husband was an FC for 10 years so we think it is a great rate. Don't hesitate to ask questions - we are all in this together!
Andy loves computers--in high school his technical educational group made it to State every year--once Andy as Computer, once as precision machinist.--can't remember all the other as he enjoyed everything in that department. Glad to hear your history of Charleston--I was back at my brother's house this weekend to drop some things off to my sis-in-law. On the walls are all sorts of memories of our times there.
Wow-- am Eagle Scout to boot! Just like Neil Armstrong, our first man to walk on the moon. Exciting. Andy plans to go to Goose Creek, SC, in the Nuke Engineering program. It will be semi-sweet to visit back in Charleston--my oldest brother and his family used to live there for many years. Sadly, my brother was injured at work 2 years ago and passed away. He would have been proud of this chain of events involving all our sailors. Eric loved God and his country--something brought up many times at his memorial.
YES we got our phone call!!!! Max was home and just finished mowing when he answered it the garage. Then he had to find my work number and Andy called me at work! (our schools are undergoing huge building plans--so we have a long summer--so I am working at the S. sandwich shop to keep occupied) The manager started to cry when she realized that I was talking to Andy for my first time. Then, a customer started crying. I just feel so filled up, if that sounds right, with hearing his voice. He did say he was on limited light duty for a while due to shin splints. And yes, everyone didn't feel very well with all the vaccinations and a cold moving around. But aside from being tired and missing butter and salt at dinner, he sounded like gold.
So, what are Tyler's plans?
I am lost as to whom I have chatted with the past couple of days. Sometimes by the time I also deal with my Mom's nursing home and pay her bills, the day seems shot. So, this may be a repeat--Andy got his E-3 by taking precision maching (tooll & die making) through Ranken Tech, a pre cert at our local community college for welding, and a year's of theology at Missouri Baptist. Plus, his math/science/logic scores helped him move up at time of boot camp. What about Tyler?
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