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Chicken Wings and Apples to Apples at John and Yvonne's

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Added by John and Yvonne on July 24, 2016 at 8:55pm — No Comments

Military Ministry at John and Yvonne's this Sunday

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Added by John and Yvonne on July 19, 2016 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Military Ministry at John and Yvonne's

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Added by John and Yvonne on July 19, 2016 at 12:08am — No Comments

Question???? Concerned Mom

My son enlisted into the Navy the end of September 2015 as a Machinist Mate E1. I thought he would have received his E2 at 9 months time in service the end of June 2016. Does it sometimes take longer? Can someone please explain how it works. Just a concerned Mom........ Thank you

Added by Mendabee on July 17, 2016 at 5:42pm — 1 Comment

A School Graduation

My Grandson in A School at Pensacola, FL.  He says he graduates Sept 14, 2016.  Is there any event after finishing A School?  I do not want him to be without family if there is.  He thinks he will have leave and then will be back for C School.  Can anyone tell me difference between A School and C School?  What is after C School?  I am really new with this Navy life but hey I made it thru his boot camp and that graduation was awesome!

Added by cjgduck on July 14, 2016 at 10:38am — 3 Comments

Military Ministry at John and Yvonne's

Visit our blog at John and Yvonne's Blog for the pictures and story of this week's activities …


Added by John and Yvonne on July 11, 2016 at 8:30pm — 4 Comments

I need some guidance...

I'm writing this with a broken heart...My daughter was struggling with some separation anxiety in regards to leaving her family and her boyfriend. The Navy decided to cancel her contract saying that she is a risk. They don't want her to get to bootcamp and be sent home because of separation anxiety. I'm devastated and wish I could push her through this initial scary part of leaving her loved ones. 

Added by Kaylasmom on June 29, 2016 at 9:31pm — 3 Comments

Disabling Injury and Relationships

Nobody ever wants to imagine it, but if you have found that your significant other has suffered from a disabling injury, your relationship will be changing in many ways. No matter what line of work you’re in this is always a potential risk, especially in the military. So despite that…


Added by amynavymom on June 27, 2016 at 1:07pm — No Comments

Separation from bootcamp

My son is in the separation process from bootcamp due to a medical issue.  Does anyone know how long the entire process can take?

Added by gogogirl on June 20, 2016 at 5:04pm — 2 Comments

Bootcamp misery!

Our son has been at bootcamp almost 3 weeks now and called yesterday and says it wants to come home. He said he was depressed, anxiety out the roof, and not sleeping. He said he was going to talk to someone on Monday and tell them he wants to go home. He said if he had to he would fake an injury. This is the same person who has wanted to join the navy since the sixth grade! I truly believe he needs to give it a couple of more weeks and see how he feels at that time. Everything I have read…


Added by gogogirl on June 12, 2016 at 7:41am — 7 Comments

USS Lake Champlain (CG 57)

Any family members of sailors the USS Lake Champlain (CG 57). My son was assigned there last month and I would love to connect with other family members. Please join me over at the USS Lake Champlain group. 

Added by BowHenn on June 7, 2016 at 5:30pm — 1 Comment

New to Divorce

The break-up of a marriage is one of the most difficult things to endure. It is the end of a union between two people who once came together in love to build a future around each other’s dreams, hopes, and expectations. There are many reasons for a divorce, including extramarital affairs, financial issues, domestic abuse, the loss of a child, and irreconcilable differences between two people who have simply grown apart. Divorce is never easy, and it’s important to…


Added by amynavymom on June 7, 2016 at 12:14pm — 1 Comment

Navy bans drinking in Japan


All U.S. Navy sailors in Japan are banned from drinking alcohol and restricted to base except for essential trips after several recent alcohol-related incidents which the Navy's 7th Fleet said are harming U.S.-Japan relations.

"Effective immediately, sailors are prohibited from drinking alcohol, on and off base. Additionally, all off-base liberty will be curtailed," a statement from the 7th Fleet and U.S. Naval Forces Japan said Monday.

"These measures are not taken…


Added by Denise-- Seabee Mom on June 7, 2016 at 8:16am — No Comments

1 year later

June of last year was when my then fiancé (now husband) left for bootcamp. We dated for years and have a son together, we just recently got married! Looking back, I never really expected to get used to this lifestyle so soon. i was lost while he was in bootcamp and no one really seemed to understand me. I was so grateful when I found this site and was able to communicate with everyone that was going through the exact same thing as me at the same time. We were all so excited when PIR finally… Continue

Added by Stephanie on June 6, 2016 at 2:07pm — No Comments

Feeling Really Worried

I just received a call from my SR son, he's been in boot camp a couple of weeks now.  The reason he was allowed to call was for his security clearance, and they needed him to call and ask for a couple of thing's.  In that phone call I asked if he was free to talk a little bit and he said "ya sure". I asked him how he was doing and he said was fine, but then he started to not sound "fine", he said " I'm doing this for you and dad". I noticed his voice sounded terrible, like he had a…


Added by RMac on June 2, 2016 at 11:00pm — 12 Comments

Boot Camp Date

Hello, without getting into too much detail has anyone's son/daughter date been pushed back to leave for boot camp? Or has not received a date due to recruiting office not getting the date from MEPS? We have been waiting over 30days! Please let me know.  Thank you!

Added by sassas on May 31, 2016 at 8:14pm — 1 Comment

My PIR Weekend Experience – Memorial Weekend 2016

As a new Navy mom and a self-proclaimed expert planner, the unknowns of Navy PIR weekend were making me crazy! Don't get me wrong, I do enjoy surprises, just not when they affect the few hours that I get to spend with my new Sailor who I have been missing greatly for two months (I know you can all relate!).

This site ( was a savior in the seemingly never-ending amount of information, tips, advice, and support during my son's time at RTC. The problem is that once I read…


Added by Sailor Mom on May 31, 2016 at 6:41pm — 7 Comments

It's not that difficult.....

Added by CryptoDad on May 30, 2016 at 11:30pm — No Comments

NROTC Program: A Good Starting Point for a Promising Future

These days, it seems as though it’s never too early to help your teenage son or daughter prepare for his or her future. Teens and young adults who strive for academic excellence, wish to build their confidence, secure a fulfilling future, and want to show dedication to their country may find a perfect fit and benefit from enrolling in a program like NROTC (Navy Reserves Officer’s Training Corps). If your son or daughter has expressed interest in joining the U.S. Navy, NROTC…


Added by amynavymom on May 20, 2016 at 1:39pm — 1 Comment

What is Command Sponsorship and why is it so vital? (aka going to Japan)

I am blogging about this because it is information every fiance or newly married Navy spouse needs to know. Anyone with first hand experience, please add comments, and correct me if I have incorrect information or have forgotten an important detail.

When a sailor gets orders overseas, and I include Hawaii in this, he will receive orders which are either "Accompanied" or "Unaccompanied". Basically, with or without dependents. In order for the dependents to move overseas at the…


Added by Anti M on May 19, 2016 at 7:14pm — 15 Comments

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