"Audrey-awesome for your SR.
My son finally left RTC today and landed In Pensacola about 15 minutes ago. At least he will be in our home state for 8 weeks. I've never been to Pensacola. I guess it's time to go there. Lol"
"audrey--praying this evening. please post and let us know...
to diannep--can you help me figure out what is possibly happening with our son? he is in san antonio, has only texted a couple of times. do they wait for a class…"
"Praying for you and the SRs going through BS tonight.
My son said the capping ceremony was "crazy awesome and very emotional".They played Lee Greenwood Proud to be an American. So you'll have an idea of what it was like go to You Tube…"
I am a mother of a son who is waiting to leave for basic training. I am looking forward to the changes that the Navy will bring about in my son. Though going into the PACT program wouldn't have been my first choice for him, I am hoping that he will make the best of the situation.
When my daughter was in Sasebo for 3 yrs on the USS Essex/BHR, I would send all types of cookies and brownies. Katie said to undercook them a little since they get heated up on the way over. I packaged mine in freezer ziploc-type quart size bags. Even if they arrive broken, they don't mind - they love homebaked. I ended up having a 'cookie crew' - in her shop. They even started requesting flavors they liked. Sometimes I would send brownies in wax paper lined kleenex boxes and then wrap it with saran and send along a plastic knife. Recently I started baking brownies in smaller foil pans that have the paperboard lids. When they come out of the oven I set Andes mints on top-when they are melted I swirl it a little. I've made peanut butter, chocolate chip, Andes mint, gingersnaps, caramel brownies, chocolate cookies with rolos in the middle....all different types of textures. Happy baking!
Hey! Jessica'smom posted what I believe to be her SR's last name in a post about 3 hours ago on the 6/17 board. I have asked her to delete it, but if she doesn't in the next hour or so, can you delete it please? I believe it to be a last name...not 100 percent positive but seems to be. Last names are not allowed on the board at all!
Also, if you would like to put a picture icon for your 6/17 group picture, just "google" NAVY PICTURES, find one that you like, save it and add it! There are tons of them out there! It would replace the silhouette picture that is standard on this site!
Hello to all in this group. My letter came Sat. 4/30, my son is Ship 9,Div 205, We got the box last Wed. Guess lucky so far, we have been on a close schedule to what Jessica B Sailor Mom has said. She has great information. My son's girlfriend and I are sharing calls, box and letters. She got the honor of washing the clothes.If you haven't got your box be sure to check pockets, shoes and socks for things stuffed in them. Now to start day dreaming about travel plans, my son told me before he left that it is much cheaper to fly to Milwaukee. Same distance to base as O'Hara, less traffice and toils I also understand.
So glad to find someone with a son in the same division. My son was in the group delayed in Atlanta because of weather. The box is all we've received, too. Originally was to have been at RTC 4/19. Do I remember you're posting earlier that you son was delayed because of weather also? Thanks for setting up the group.
Hello and Welcome to Navy4moms. The NH group moms have a lot of experience with everything. Some have sailors that have been in for a few years, some just a few months and one who daughter leaves in Feb...Please, if you have any questions or just want to chat or if you find the need to cry or scream...we are there for you. Cheryl
Welcome to N4M’s. This site is full of information, support and encouragement. My son graduated boot camp Jan 29, 2010 and is now stationed in Sicily Italy as an IT.
If your profile or profile name contains last name (even if it is different from your rct/sailor)your rct/sailors first name or your e -mail address, I recommend that you change it for the safety of your sailor. Remember, this is a public site and anyone can read comments posted here.
Be wary of who you friend…before you accept a friend go to their page and see how active they are, the comments left, groups they’ve joined. If they have a lot of friends but no groups, no comments, click ignore and DO NOT FRIEND THEM…it is likely they are spammers, e-mail address harvesting
There is a group for each month rcts leave "Leavin for Boot Camp in (month they leave)" search groups and join this group...it will have info as well as connect you with other N4M's whose rcts leave that month.
Once you get your PIR (Pass In Review=graduation)date…search groups and join the PIR group..if it hasn’t been formed yet YOU may need to form it.
Go to YouTube and search Navy Racks, boot camp, graduaton, Battlestations 21 (CNN does it)
Explore this site as well…Forums, Groups and Videos and check out the “Main” tab…lots of good info