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Box, form letter and a call!

The last few days have been good ones! I got the box full of dirty clothes! and then the next day I got the form letter with my sons address and he is in Ship 04 Division 287 and then on Saturday Morning I got the surprise of a lifetime and got an early phone call! We got to talk for quite a while and it was so amazing to hear his voice on the other end of the line! He was so calm and really sounded great. He is looking forward to some more "meat" to the training- says he's kind of sick of…

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Added by Navy Mama on July 28, 2014 at 6:06pm — 1 Comment

hotels

What is a hotel close to the training center that is nice and safe.

Added by Zeva on July 27, 2014 at 10:34pm — 3 Comments

Our Daughter left for Bootcamp 2 days ago

Our daughter left for bootcamp on Wednesday and will say this is one of the hardest things a mom/parent can go through.  My husband and I know it will get easier but these first few days are sooo hard.  She just graduated high school and now has left for a wonderful new experience.  We are grateful for our son that is still in high school and plays football.  This has helped as it keeps us busy. 

I came to this page and so far am soo happy.  With everyones questions and responses, I…

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Added by AzNavymom on July 25, 2014 at 5:25pm — 8 Comments

Ships Address

Hello to you All.. I do have to share, I am very happy I am able to speak with my sailor, every once in a wonderful while.. He is 12 hrs ahead of me and we speak most of time in my way to work in the morning.. # Blessed, question I have is how do I get an address for his ship.? I would like to send a few things.. And he is traveling so maybe someone could answer that for me. Thank you All my our Sailor ALL be safe..

Added by Jennie C on July 25, 2014 at 4:36pm — 6 Comments

Anxiety

The day to leave is approching...i feel the anxiety of my son shipping out to boot camp building.

I am going to miss him so bad dont know how to deal with the seperation. he is my baby boy and going stright out of highschool into the real world is a little overwelming to me.

Added by klgeoffrey on July 25, 2014 at 3:25pm — 5 Comments

Oh God, heal my heart!

We are now at 11 days until we hug my stepson "see you later" with tear filled eyes as he leaves for bootcamp.  He comes in and out of the house and I am boasting while he is there, laugh at his jokes, and beam at his smile.  He leaves to go hang out with his friends and I fall completely apart.  My husband is a Navy Veteran from Desert Storm and assures me this will be an adventure of a lifetime for him.  What ever will I do without him there?  What will I do when he doesn't sleep in his…

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Added by MrsHdmoco on July 25, 2014 at 12:00pm — 2 Comments

Bootcamp 101

My son arrived on July 21.  Can anyone tell me the easiest way to figure out what division or ship he is in?

Added by Cali68 on July 24, 2014 at 3:41pm — 3 Comments

Son left for Bootcamp today!

Anyone else's son arriving for Bootcamp today?

Added by Goochy1970 on July 24, 2014 at 3:04pm — 3 Comments

Ship 11; Div 279 Anyone?

Hi All!  Anybody else have an SR on Ship 11 Division 279?  I would love to "meet" you and compare notes. 

Have a great day everyone!!!

Added by NancyB59 on July 24, 2014 at 8:57am — No Comments

Orders to USS Iwo Jima, what to expect?

I'll eventually be heading out to the ship USS Iwo Jima and was wondering if anyone could enlighten me of what to expect while on that ship. Or if you've had a child stationed on the ship, how often were they deployed. I'm worried that I would never get to see my family if we deploy often.

Added by Pandaluvr on July 24, 2014 at 1:04am — 1 Comment

First visit

I'm a new navy mom, my daughter just got stationed in Hawaii. I'm planning my first visit to see her in October. Does anyone have any tips or suggestions? Any advice!!!

Added by Cynthia C on July 23, 2014 at 1:33pm — 3 Comments

Visiting Nuke school

My daughter will be in A school for Nuclear Field, and we are going to go there for our anniversary.  I know she has to go back to the barracks at night on the weekend, so wondering what a good place to stay nearby would be.  We are thinking of taking day trips with her into Charleston, maybe beach even and thought about staying there but thought it would be easier and cheaper to stay near her so we can get her back at night.  Any ideas?

Added by staci on July 23, 2014 at 11:40am — 1 Comment

My daughter went to meps today and because of a lower Asvab score she was toldthe only job that she qualified for was culinary. They told her to take it and they will find her something else before h…

My daughter went to meps today and because of a lower Asvab score she was toldthe only job that she qualified for was culinary. They told her to take it and they will find her something else before her ship out date in Feb 2015. Is that true? Could she possibly retake her asvab? Just feel like they forced her into a job she will hate. 

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Added by chrisruss67 on July 22, 2014 at 10:27pm — 6 Comments

3 days down...

I started writing letters...every day! I'd write down what was happening at home, news about family, silly stories about the dog, updates on his favorite team. It helped me to manage the missing and the worry and I tried to be uplifting and comforting. Even if they're short, they love and appreciate them. Send them in plain white envelopes, they are delivered by their DI and subject to scrutiny. Join his class' facebook page and check every day for pictures. I promise you it will get easier!… Continue

Added by KathyA on July 22, 2014 at 4:45pm — No Comments

it's only day 2 at OCS

I'm thinking about my son.  Worried. Hoping he's ok.  Tears flowing when I think about it.  Anyone got any advice?  

Added by Twostateshome on July 21, 2014 at 6:00am — 5 Comments

I have lost my son

Last night my son was killed. He was stabbed to death in Phoenix Az. Michael was a Seabee for many years.

If there is anyone in the Phoenix Az area that knows anything or heard anything at all. PLEASE PLEASE contact the Phoenix police.

For now I have to figure out how to bring my son home.…

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Added by Denise-- Seabee Mom on July 20, 2014 at 7:37pm — 36 Comments

For my navy wives: Having trust in our Relationships

As navy wives, we go through basic training, A school and C school, and most of us will face a deployment in our life.  I wrote about having trust in our relationships and how important it seriously is in order to have a healthy relationship.  Hope it can help you in this journey you are currently on.

Website: http://www.anchoredbychrist.com/2014/07/trustinginyourrelationship.html

Facebook:…

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Added by Lizziebear0803_corpsmanswife on July 20, 2014 at 6:00pm — No Comments

July 2014

Sailor(son) is in Groton and loving it but wanting to get started on classes. He is still on hold and patiently waiting for his security clearance. He is enjoying New England and the interesting sites around the area. He has been to NYC, Providence, Boston and Newport. In a couple of months he will have been in the Navy for a year. Wow it just doesn't seem like it.

Added by tidefan on July 18, 2014 at 4:49pm — No Comments

somedays you just need a new look.....

i hit a point in my life where i was missing my sailor, he chose to go home to NM to see his girlfriend instead of Me MOM while on leave...so i honestly sunk into a little depression so i finally decided i needed to get out of it and went and got me a new hair cut yesterday...

BEFORE After (same color just bad…

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Added by momof3TX-Becca on July 18, 2014 at 1:34pm — No Comments

Choosing the right influences in your life

Friendships are needed in our crazy journey called Navy life.  Everyone needs to feel like they can relate to someone in any kind of level, but sometimes we can get hurt by choosing the wrong people in our life.  I wrote a blog about how choosing positive influential friendships can help you during this journey. Enjoy :)…

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Added by Lizziebear0803_corpsmanswife on July 17, 2014 at 5:21pm — No Comments

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