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One week gone by already

Well its been one week that my son left for boot camp and not a day goes by me missing him. I received his box yesterday and was hesitant to open it but I was able to get the courage and did it. And as I expected I broke down, I held his belongings tight to me and was smelling them remembering of him when he was a baby that I held so tightly in my arms. I've wrote to him everyday that he has been gone. And we're counting down the days until his call to hear his voice. I'm sure and hoping this… Continue

Added by drmmom on September 17, 2014 at 2:54am — 1 Comment

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Added by VICTOR'SMOM on September 17, 2014 at 2:46am — No Comments

Another Day......

Off to do her country's bidding.…


Added by CryptoDad on September 16, 2014 at 12:50pm — No Comments

Ship 13 Div 351

My son arrived at BC from NY on 09/09/14 and we just received the letter .. yahoo!  My husband ran to the post office with our letters and we are notifying friends and family of his address. My husband missed the FedEx truck so he was a little disappointed but he signed the delivery note for tomorrow. I'm currently traveling on business so I appreciate this site and everyone sharing their thoughts and experience.  I'm so afraid I'll miss that first phone call that I have my cell phone on the…


Added by Red on September 15, 2014 at 6:19pm — 3 Comments

USS America Commissioning Ceremony

I'm so excited about USS America Commissioning Ceremony, October 11th!  My husband and I received our invitations, and RSVP! So we're ready to go!!!  I can't wait!  I'm real excited about this opportunity!  In my previous blog, I mentioned how I always wanted to go to Fleet Week.  My son never knew about it until he mentioned the commissioning ceremony.  My son has been on his ship since April.  I communicated with him here and there.  The last time I seen my son was when he came home for my…


Added by AveryMom on September 15, 2014 at 11:10am — No Comments

Packing day

Well the day has finally come for the last of my sons things in his room to be packed up:(  He will be leaving for GL in two days 9/17. I have read so much information to prepare us for this transition in his life. So much that I feel so overwelmed and afraid that I'm gonna forget half of everything to do and say to him. On a good note though......we had a nice going away party for him yesterday with family and friends. He will take these memories with him and it will help him to keep strong…


Added by sailor4 on September 15, 2014 at 9:43am — 2 Comments

Leaves for MEPS ~ September 15th 2015

Today my 17 year old soon to be sailor Bradley leaves after school with his best friend and a couple others to Columbus for MEPS.

Last night he was tearing apart everything looking for his wallet that has his drivers license.  At this moment I still have no idea if he found it. We may be going to the license bureau later. On a funny note, the NAVY certainly has there work cut out for them refining, reshaping my son.  

I have cried more this past week then I can recall.  And…


Added by Peytonswater on September 15, 2014 at 5:30am — 2 Comments

Will he make Battle Station?

Always something to worry about right? My SR's PIR is scheduled for 9/26, which means this week he will taking tests. If he doesn't pass them he might not be able to even do Battle a Stations. I'm so nervous about this now!

Added by NovaMom on September 15, 2014 at 1:14am — 3 Comments

back in trainig

My son called and said he is back in training as of Friday after 4 weeks in rehab ship for a an injury during training.

His graduation is set for October 17th.

Thank you for all the navy moms for your kind words and prayers. 

Added by bujjamma12 on September 14, 2014 at 9:01pm — 1 Comment

Medical waiver

My son is waiting for a medical waiver for his eyesight. He passed everything else in METS. His recruiter tells him that they really want him in the nuclear engineering and that he will get a waiver. Any thoughts?

Added by Tonya on September 14, 2014 at 1:08pm — 7 Comments

New regulations!

Hey everyone! I ship out October 22 this year and just found out that they are changing regulation for females. As of October 1st 2014 females no longer have to cut their hair off! They will show us how to pull it back into a bun when we get to basic. For girls that love their hair this will be exciting news like it was for me!

Added by Delaney on September 12, 2014 at 12:54am — 6 Comments

Form Letter

We finally got my daughters form letter!!! So excited!!

Added by TLSMom4853 (SHIP 03 DIV 346) on September 11, 2014 at 10:30pm — No Comments

MA's A School Questions

Orginally we were told my son's A school was 6 months.  Now that he's at bootcamp he sent a letter saying its about 52 weeks.  How long before will he find out his duty station orders?  And how long will it take him to get to phase 2?  Any other information about MA's A school would be great... I can forward the infor to him via mail, so at least he has a heads up.  Not sure if its the same process as my older son went threw for his A school.  Thanks in advance.

Added by latinnative on September 11, 2014 at 4:12pm — 2 Comments

New Update

So I havent written a blog in a while so heres some updates. On saturday (Sept 6) I got my first phone call. I dont think ive ever been that happy in my life. We got to talk for about 30 minutes, it felt like only 4, but it was just amazing to hear his voice. Hes being so strong and you can hear in his voice how happy he is that hes actually doing this. Well everyday since then ive sent a letter and even some silly cards just to cheer him up and put a smile on his face. Well today i got my…


Added by lovelygabby1 on September 11, 2014 at 1:01pm — No Comments

Got my sons box yesterday :( still no address i know its only been a week but it feels like forever since he left. 

Got my sons box yesterday :( still no address i know its only been a week but it feels like forever since he left. 


Added by noreenrock on September 10, 2014 at 7:35pm — No Comments

Ship date change

My daughter informed us that her recruiter called her today and informed her that her ship date has changed from Dec. 16th to Dec 9th.  Our time just got shorter with her. 

Added by Dutchess on September 10, 2014 at 7:24pm — 1 Comment

Working Full Time

Hello all, 

Not sure if it's really a good idea or not? 

I currently work for a company doing Quality Assurance. Yes, Quality Assurance. So you know when you call your local cable company and they say - "This call may be monitored for Quality Assurance purposes."? Well I'm actually the person that listens and monitors. So those people really exist. LOL 

Anywho... My company allows me to work for home to do this. Currently I work in the building and work full time. I was…


Added by Rachie on September 10, 2014 at 6:35pm — 4 Comments

Great Lakes 09/09/14

Our son left for boot camp today. There was a farewell party at our house for family and friends and we made sure we spent lots of time together before his departure date.  We got to spend some extra time in Albany NY because there was a change in his departure date that his recruiter was unaware of.  I was pleasantly surprised at how welcoming and considerate the staff was at the MEPS center and we got to take photos of him being sworn in.  But, that didn't make it any easier to say good…


Added by Red on September 9, 2014 at 7:06pm — 1 Comment

The Roller Coaster

I have decided this is where I need to vent.  I have a son, that leaves in March for boot camp, and twin teenage girls.  The four of us are very close.  We supported each other and became very close during my divorce from their Dad.  None of them are close with their Dad.  I do not have a problem cutting the apron strings, because I know it is best for my son.  I know the Navy can teach him what I was not able to,…


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