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daughter left 4/8. PIR 6/5

Just got a call!!!! She's been gone for 10 days.we both cried but I had to pull it together for her. She says it's hard to be there. But I told to be Strong. It will get easier. I asked her to pray every day for strength. Courage n health to help her out each day.

Added by jaime2maggie on April 18, 2015 at 12:12pm — 4 Comments

one week down

My son left last week for illinois for boot camp,, been a really tough couple of months saying good bye,, just started to feel a little better today,, no letter yet, got a package with his cell phone and thats all,, anything anyone can tell me what to expect,

Added by ladyad46 on April 16, 2015 at 2:20pm — 11 Comments

Left for BC in GL yesterday

My son left for BC in GL yesterday. So proud. Got my 30 sec call late last night, bittersweet. Trying to get my emotions in check today, but struggling. I know he is in good hands, will be amazing. Tips for a Mom surviving the first week ? God Bless our recruits and sailors. Thank you for having this site, it has been so comforting

Added by Momack on April 15, 2015 at 11:35am — 7 Comments

UPDATED PIR CHECK LIST

Welcome to our new Navy Family. Please take the time and read this document. It will be a life saver for you while you are here for the Navy Boot Camp Graduation. 

Please use my website www.mynavytaxi.com and click on the Meet and Greet Tab for your RSVP. We look forward to seeing you at the meet and greet.

Please read the important information enclosed. Also, please add me as a friend on face book. Your information will always be kept…

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Added by OldSarge on April 14, 2015 at 6:58pm — No Comments

3 strikes and you're out...of berthing???

(Update added below)

For the rest of his Naval career too apparently.

Why?

Because he did what he was ordered to do.

So, we don't know if this is actually what is going to happen but that was what was stated by the Chief ( not one of his Chiefs) on the message on the HOME PHONE ( I should've picked the darn phone up but wasn't sure the Chief wanted a Mommy giving him hell over the phone-yes, it makes me that "hot", but that's another topic.). ***on the…

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Added by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW on April 11, 2015 at 7:00am — No Comments

New to all this

My oldest son done all this stuff this week at meps and signed his papers.  He will be leaving out for bootcamp the end of October.  Trying to learn all this and get use to all of this.  I have a little over 6 months of him being home with us before he leaves out.  I am proud of him and glad he is doing something like this but at the same time being a mom I am worried about him.

Added by Devinsmom on April 10, 2015 at 7:17pm — 2 Comments

IRS SCAMS - Beware of Strange Callers.

PLEASE ALERT EVERYONE YOU KNOW.  I JUST GOT ONE OF THESE CALLS.  SHE ASKED ME TO CALL 646-543-6910 ASAP OR RISK BEING ARRESTED.  See attached article from newspaper. Everyone is vulnerable. They will ask money to be wired or transferred. Or they will ask for personal information such as Social Security Number, address, etc.…

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Added by BunkerQB on April 10, 2015 at 1:49pm — 3 Comments

Always Remember (Please Add a Candle at the end)

Always remember to forget

The things that made you sad,

But never forget to remember

The things that made you glad.

 

Always remember to forget

The friends that proved untrue,

But never forget to remember

Those that have stuck by you.

 

Always remember to forget

The troubles that have passed away,

But never forget to remember

The blessings that come each day.

 

 

**God Bless all of our young Men and Women. May God be…

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Added by Auntie Princess on April 10, 2015 at 1:42pm — 21 Comments

Every Navy Mother's Prayer

Tonight I lay me down to sleep,,

I Pray, Oh Lord, Our Sailors you keep.

Hold them all safely in your arms,

Ward off those whom would do them harm.

Remind them, Oh Lord, that they're never alone,

and bring them soon, safely back to their home.

Give them all Strength and Courage, Oh Lord,

because the jobs they do are ever so hard.

Our precious children, so Strong and so Brave,

I pray, Oh Lord, their lives you will save.

Remember Oh Lord, they…

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Added by Auntie Princess on April 10, 2015 at 1:41pm — 20 Comments

Stand Up for Our Military!

The military needs your assistance:

 

1. The next time you see any adults talking (or wearing a hat) during

   the playing of the National Anthem - kick their ass.

 

2. When you witness, firsthand, someone burning the American Flag in

   protest - kick their ass.

 

3. Regardless of the rank they held while they served, pay the highest

   amount of respect to all veterans.

   If you see anyone doing otherwise,

 

   Enlighten them on…

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Added by Auntie Princess on April 10, 2015 at 1:38pm — 2 Comments

Newbie

CLUELESS Wife/new mommy here! My husband has decided to become a navy man. We are still early in the process (he has yet to take his real ASVAB). I would love to know when I should expect him to leave for basic, what's A school like (will I be with him), what it will be like on a base for myself and my daughter, how long will we be there and how many times will we move, the questions are endless! I would be so grateful for any stories/advice/ encouragement you ladies can give! Thanks so much!

Added by Hannah on April 8, 2015 at 2:14pm — 1 Comment

It's Offfical

My son swore into the Naval reserves yesterday, has his first DEP meeting on Saturday.  He will swear in to active duty and ship out on November 23rd.  I am so proud of him I could burst, but I am also so sad that he won't be home for the holidays.  I know we have 7 months until he leaves, and I am going to make much of this time, and enjoy seeing him go to prom and graduate from high school.  I will learn how to deal with him being gone I know.  Just at this moment in time I am already so…

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Added by MarciKay on April 8, 2015 at 2:13pm — 4 Comments

From graduation to A-School in GL?

Okay, so my husband is going from RTC to A-School which is still at Great Lakes. Does he get ANY time off after graduation to come stay the night with me? Or come spend the day with me and our daughter? I am kinda missing him a heck ton. He is going to Great Lakes for MM (machinist mate).

Just an update from my last post: We are about a week in and it seems to be getting better but I miss him so much!! Does anyone have significant…

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Added by LooveMySailor on April 7, 2015 at 11:31am — 2 Comments

NAVY SISTER SHIRT

Hello everyone,

I am in need of a NAVY SISTER T-Shirt . My 10 year old loves to support her brother and wear this shirt to school. The NEX is out of stock in Adult small. Does anyone know where I can get this one? I know there is a lot of different versions online, but not this…

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Added by alys1145@verizon.net on April 7, 2015 at 12:11am — 4 Comments

He's On His Way, And in the Hands of God and the U. S. Navy

I'm not sure it is real to my future sailor even yet, since he won't arrive at the actual boot camp site until at least tomorrow, but it sure is real to me.  Leaving him at the hotel was definitely bittersweet; but to be able to witness both the recruiter's confidence in him and his quiet assurance of this new direction was really uplifting.

Some friends thought it was 'too bad' that he had to leave on Easter weekend.  Though appreciating their support, from my end it seemed…

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Added by Pat S on April 5, 2015 at 11:05pm — 2 Comments

1st Phone Call

Recieved my 1st phone call today, my son sounds wonderful. Happy Easter.

Added by jasons_mom on April 5, 2015 at 6:06pm — 1 Comment

MOVING TO A DUTY STATION/ CAR SHIPPING

hello everyone, does anyone have an idea on the cheapest way to transport our car/s from Maryland to Washington state. When I researched, the lowest quote was about $1190. We have two cars and would like the most economic but reliable way. Thanks

Added by Chio on April 4, 2015 at 1:32pm — No Comments

PIR GRADUATION DAY

Very long day but well worth the effort getting here to see my daughter graduate navy boot camp. Oh so awesome to see her and spend a little time with her... I think i want to start it over again so we can have another day together.The time will come.Feeling very honored to have a daughter serving in the Navy. 

Added by Mongo1 on April 3, 2015 at 11:27pm — 1 Comment

Graduation

I know that only "4" people are permitted to go to graduation and anyone under age 2, however someone told me others can go they just can't go in where everyone else goes. Something abut a separate area to watch graduation on big screens. Any help with this question is helpful. Thank you.

Added by jasons_mom on April 3, 2015 at 4:42pm — 7 Comments

In YELLOW RIBBION MODE

My son just deployed on the USS Comfort Hospital Ship .Is there a group for this ship? I tired to look it up and cant find any information.

Anyone else's sailor on board? Would love to chat with you. 

God Speed to all.

Added by Dwan2sTArHeaRtKmom on April 3, 2015 at 12:14pm — 3 Comments

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