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After PIR Travel

After PIR is there a restriction on how far the graduates can go?  My step-son wants to meet us in Chicago, which is about an hour away, after graduation.  Wasn't sure if they are allowed to go that far or if it's too much to do in one day?

Added by mcmomma on May 29, 2015 at 1:33pm — 1 Comment

Pay Day

Is Monday, June 1st going to be payday for our SR's?  I've seen comments posted before about this but I can't seem to find it again.  My son left for BC 4/29

Added by mcmomma on May 28, 2015 at 4:58pm — 1 Comment

Baby missing daddy?

Any one know what to do?

I have a 13 month old daughter and she is super attached to my husband who left for bootcamp 7 days ago. She has always been independent but for the past week she is inconsolable. She is so moody and it's like she dosent know what she wants. She climbs in to my lap just to get back down and sit on the floor and cry. She dosent want to take naps, and is always Eating. I know this might seem silly to some of you but I'm feeling so over whelmed and im not use to not… Continue

Added by littlesusanq on May 27, 2015 at 1:10am — 3 Comments

In Honor and Remembrance...


Added by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW on May 25, 2015 at 5:49pm — No Comments

Not Sure What Son's Doing

I really wish I knew what program my son was going into after bootcamp.  I know it's Aircrew, but he said he has at least 2 years of school ahead of him before he even begins his job.  He told me what it was at MEPS, the recruiter had just told him, but I didn't write it down and now I can't remember...ugh!!!  I wanted to look up information online about it.  Anybody have any ideas? Thanks

Added by mcmomma on May 25, 2015 at 10:44am — 7 Comments

Waiting is hard.

My husband got swore in on the 13th of May in San Diego, he flew to Illinois on May 14th. He is now in his 10th day at boot camp I guess you can say. I am missing him more than ever before. I am living at my in laws house. Its so hard waking up every morning and not having him next to me, going to bed every night and not having him there. We are a team, we're so used to being together all the time together and now that he's hundreds of…


Added by ohgloria on May 24, 2015 at 4:38pm — 2 Comments

Memorial Day

Please remember that Memorial Day is when we remember those who died while serving in the military.…


Added by Denise-- Seabee Mom on May 24, 2015 at 11:18am — No Comments

My daughter left for boot camp May 19th

Looking to connect with others who have recruits in at same time...

Added by katelynsmom on May 23, 2015 at 9:08pm — 5 Comments

May 19, 2015

Our youngest son left for boot camp in Great Lakes. I was out of town for work so did not get to see him go. My husband received his call on 5/21 that he was there and ok and couldn't talk long but did say "tell mom I love her." I cannot wait for these next 8 weeks to fly by so I can see him and hug and kiss him. I miss him so much and my heart just aches. I'm so thankful for this group and thank you all for you accepting me in. 

Added by blackbelt1204 on May 23, 2015 at 8:02pm — 5 Comments

Memorial Day through very differant eyes

Perspective is everything. I remember Memorial Days from days gone by, both as a kid and with my children. Parades, events, beach days, a long weekend. On the edges of my mind I was fully aware of what the holiday was truly meant for, to remember all of those who gave the ultimate sacrifice. May 15 isn't far away from Memorial Day, it is Police Memorial Day, rollcalls are read, friends remembered, wreaths laid. I created the Honor Guard and memorial for my department, and attended every…


Added by Hootsmom on May 23, 2015 at 10:55am — 4 Comments

Daughter leaves for BC 16 June 2015

She got the call last week that her ship-out date had moved from November to June, she was hesitant. We have been supportive and encouraging of her decision, either way. She will go to Charleston, SC for Nuclear School for two years, following her PIR.

I am trying to be less emotional about it all (depends on the day), however some days the tears flow out of pure joy for the immense pride I have for her, already. I know in my mind she will be fine, yet it seems the heart rules more…


Added by NavyMomJoy on May 22, 2015 at 12:32pm — No Comments

It's Been Awhile, but I'm BACK!!!

Well, the last time I blogged was when I was talking about attending the commissioning ceremony for my son's ship, USS America in San Francisco.  

My husband and I went to the commissioning ceremony, and we had a WONDERFUL time!!!  First we went sightseeing.  I always wanted to go to Madame Tussaud's museum, and we went there. Took tons of pictures! The ceremony was beautiful and so many people attended from all around the country.  While we were walking down the pier, my son was…


Added by AveryMom on May 20, 2015 at 9:45pm — No Comments

Mom surviving Boot Camp

Week 3 it feels like the time is dragging......5 weeks to go til I can see her smile & hug her !!!

Added by mommat on May 20, 2015 at 7:57pm — 3 Comments

Birthday card for 100 year old navy sailor.......

My name is Salena Catron - Mr. Kuntz is My Best Friend and Neighbor...

This year June 15, 2015 Mr. Kuntz will be 100 years old. He doesn't know about this page - Shhhh... It's a SECRET!!! -

** I would like to ask each person who reads this to do a tangible act of kindness to recognize a WWII veteran on his 100th Birthday. Seaman 1st Class James Ralph Kuntz of Kokomo, IN

James was born on 15 June, 1915. He served aboard the USS Swenning in 1945 in the Pacific Theater and then…


Added by abbyblue on May 19, 2015 at 10:02pm — 12 Comments

Missing My Sailor

Well, I survived my son going to boot camp, the training school and about 3 weeks of being stationed out of the country so far. We have a free app that allows us to communicate and we have kept in close contact for the first 3 weeks. We are very close and I love hearing from him. We have gotten to week 4 now and I haven't heard from him in days. He leaves on a mission in mid June and that means even more time away from communication for who knows how long. I know he needs to move on and live… Continue

Added by jka1995 on May 19, 2015 at 8:00pm — 5 Comments

Staying calm in a storm of change.

So I got a call from my son today, it was wonderful to hear his voice. The beautiful thing is that he managed to call on the day his sister graduated from College! How wonderful was it that the two of them got to speak. As I am sitting here and writing this I am thinking of all of the change that has come to pass in our life over the last two years. His graduation from college, hers, his entry into the Navy, her engagement and upcoming wedding (maybe his:)), BOTH of them moving to other…


Added by Hootsmom on May 19, 2015 at 10:00am — 4 Comments


Reflecting on last Friday's PIR, I can honestly say I am full of anticipation and hope for my daughter in her new Navy life. I just watched 589 men and women graduate and become sailors in the finest military institution. Am I biased? Yes, but I shared the day with an old sailor, my dad, a Navy Reservist who spent 14 whole days on the same base almost 60 years ago. It was a proud moment for him as well, to witness the pageantry and protocol of such a distinguished occasion. We got to hear an 11… Continue

Added by DepthCharge4 on May 18, 2015 at 8:55pm — 2 Comments

Missing my brother. Port Royal JBPHH 2009-2011

Looking for reasons my sailor, Cade, was no longer on port royal from 09-11. Why he was going to court for something that sounded to be justified for prison. Why he died in 2011 in his TPU barrack at JBPHH.

Added by Mike on May 17, 2015 at 5:30pm — 3 Comments

New to the site and can't seem to find the answers?

Hey everyone, first time asking a question and I know it has been asked before but I tried reading through older post and there are way to many. I have really found a ton of great info. My question is my son left Meps and arrived in Great Lakes may6. I have a few questions. First being is there way I can get his ship and division number so I can locate his PIR? I am a single father and trying to schedule my summer vacation with my daughter so we can see his PIR. My other question is how do I… Continue

Added by Britt on May 13, 2015 at 2:58pm — 9 Comments

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