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Son left 7/29. My heart hurts.

I put my baby boy on a plane to Great Lakes on Wednesday,July 29th.He hadn't slept for 2 nights and was so nervous he was throwing up. I haven't seen my son cry since he was little, always playing the tough guy role,but he cried so much that day that I truly thought he would be coming back home with us. I'm so very proud that he got on that plane and followed his dreams in spite of the pain he was feeling at leaving his friends and family behind to train to serve our country. My heart hurts so… Continue

Added by Cat33022 on August 1, 2015 at 10:10am — 2 Comments

Son left from MEPS spokane 7/27 to Great Lakes

Anxiously waiting for his form letter to come, and also his "kid in a box" We miss him, but are so very proud of him! 

Added by proudmom2015 on July 31, 2015 at 3:24pm — 1 Comment

time moves slow

  I can't believe it's Friday. This means 7 more to go. I can't remember when Friday's where so important to me. It's seems like pay day times 100.  

  I also got "the box"  On Tuesday. My daughter called me at work and said oh in case you are wondering what we got for mail you got the famous "box " .I cried again but this time with a sense of relief knowing time is moving faster than I realized.

 I just want to say my daughter has been a great help.She will come up to me and…


Added by Lisa Lou on July 31, 2015 at 9:29am — 1 Comment


Today was a great day, received another letter from my SR, he passed his RTC Assessment PFA n looks like he passed his PFA on Monday as well, he earned 2 ribbons "National Defense"(participation) and "Marksman". According to my SR I won't get a call tomorrow, glad he told me. But still I'm so proud of my son. Looking forward to PIR next week. I'm very excited. On end he told me to bring him his cellphone, lol.

Added by NavYMoM KittyKaT on July 30, 2015 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Welcome to the Boot Camp Emotional Roller Coaster

When we started this NAVY journey, I had NO IDEA what I was in for. They don't have a "How to Survive Letting Go Of Your Child" pamphlet at the Recruitment Center. But, how could they? There's no way to tell a NAVY Mom/Dad that your heart will shatter into a billion little pieces, and swell with immense pride simultaneously. There's no timeline like the "Day By Day at Boot Camp" to help you get through your day by day. But, YOU DO. You feel as if the sadness will swallow you whole when…


Added by BrendansMoM (Christina) on July 30, 2015 at 12:59pm — 3 Comments

Might be leaving early???

My Daughter swore in last friday and got a ship out date of January 19, 2016.  Yesterday at her 72 hour "indoc" her recruiter asked her if she wanted to leave early.  She asked how early.... and he said "would you be ready to go in like 3 weeks.... early?"  She was in an 11 month waiver debaucle with the Airforce - so she is more than excited and willing to go - like NOW!  But I was just wondering how realistic is that?  Do you really think they might move up her ship out date?  Mom's just…


Added by gabbsmom1 on July 29, 2015 at 9:26am — 2 Comments

Vehicles and sailors

I have a question.  My daughter is in Norfolk and she purchased a car there.  It's titled there, but her permanent address is with me in Wisconsin.  Since she has it titled there, she cannot be on our auto insurance.  How can she transfer that car to Wisconsin, her permanent address, so that she can be back on our auto insurance?  And will she have to get new plates that show Wisconsin and not Virginia?  I figured I would ask you all before I called the DMV to inquire.  Thanks!

Added by Sea Salt on July 29, 2015 at 8:29am — 4 Comments

Daughter Depp'ed in with a GSE rate

Hi new friends - this is my first time on the site.  My daughter, Gabrielle, swore in on friday of last week and took the job of GSE.  I've been a single mom most of her life and neither of us really know or understand what her job will be?  Will it be a very physical job?  Will the training be hard for someone with no real experience in this area?  Her job counselor told her it was a great job?  Anybody with a daughter in this field with any information would be very much…


Added by gabbsmom1 on July 28, 2015 at 1:20pm — 4 Comments

New Chiefs' Names to be Released Next Week

Not likely to happen, but nice to be board eligible anyway.

Its the only thing that might keep CryptoGirl on active duty.

New Chiefs' Names to be Released Next Week

Story Number: NNS150727-18

From Chief of Naval Personnel Public Affairs Office

WASHINGTON (NNS) -- Names of Sailors selected to…


Added by CryptoDad on July 27, 2015 at 7:52pm — No Comments

The wait

The wait is over, for now.

to hear his voice...

to see his manuscript...

to wrap my brain around EVERY nuance in his voice...…


Added by Taren on July 26, 2015 at 8:57pm — 2 Comments

RTC GREAT LAKES SHIP14 DIV257 "Im a sailor" CALL!!

Hey Guys,

My boyfriend is in RTC GREAT LAKES, he shipped off to bootcamp on June 8,2015 and is set to graduate next Friday July 31,2015. I'm concerned because I haven't received a call from him in 2 weeks. I haven't even received the "I'm a sailor" call. I received his letters this past Friday and in his letters he says that they are trying to hold him back a week. His mom met with his recruiter this week and his recruiter said not to worry. "RDC's tell recruites that to scare… Continue

Added by KellsR3714 on July 26, 2015 at 7:54pm — 11 Comments


does anyone know if there is anywhere that additional guests can watch the live streaming of graduation ?

Added by Tonya on July 26, 2015 at 7:14pm — 1 Comment

Missing my SR

Haven't heard from my SR in 2 weeks hope he is doing alright. Drives me crazy not knowing what's going on n upset same time

Added by NavYMoM KittyKaT on July 25, 2015 at 10:24pm — 2 Comments

US Navy Recruit Training Command

I just went on the Facebook page from us navy recruit training command. looked at the videos, were 1 of them was about graduation. watching this video made me realize much more how much I miss my son and that he no longer is my little one but a grown man. see all the families meeting up with their new sailors brought tears into my eyes. I so want those last 2 weeks to be over, like Giny, just one wink n…


Added by NavYMoM KittyKaT on July 24, 2015 at 5:45pm — No Comments

Got my form letter today!

Well I got the form letter from my son today with the graduation date on it.  Someone mentioned that we should book the Navy Lodge?  How do I do that?

Added by P1Day1 on July 24, 2015 at 4:39pm — 1 Comment

boot camp

 Another overwhelming day. My son left for boot camp today.It's not just him leaving for the Navy it's the life as I know it gone. There will be no more school activities,no making sure he is home at night or seeing him off for the day.The dinners at night the vacations as a family.And so much more.This is a chapter closed for my son and us.I know a new one opens but this is a hard one to turn the page quick.  And for the first time ever I saw my husband really cry. I know with time I will…


Added by Lisa Lou on July 23, 2015 at 5:40pm — 7 Comments

Updated Pictures Link

I've been searching and can't seem to find any current (more recent than 2011) pricing information and/or links about ordering picture/dvd packages.  I want to be sure my son gets an order in with enough copies to go around - LOL!

Thanks in advance!


Added by sumommy on July 21, 2015 at 10:25am — 5 Comments


my boyfriend just left for bootcamp a week ago & honestly I'm a mess. & I have so many questions. do they get a call before they write a letter or do you get a letter before the call & how long does iit take to get the first letter

Added by Melanie on July 19, 2015 at 10:14pm — 6 Comments

Counting down....

Counting down by days almost, my baby has been gone 5 weeks and in 3 more he no longer will be my little man, he become a man standing up for the freedom of his nation. Nothing can make me more proud of my son. He always has been a hard working student, stay out of trouble and achieving big things during his school time. I remember one time getting a letter in the mail stating one of his highschool teachers had…


Added by NavYMoM KittyKaT on July 18, 2015 at 10:50am — 2 Comments

Candio box

Does anyone have info regarding guidelines for sending the cardio box? My son just completed week#8 and I'm ready to mail the decorated box..but he's asked for hid computer to be sent.
Can I send 2 separate boxes?

Added by miss deb on July 17, 2015 at 10:14pm — 8 Comments

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