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Just starting this new adventure

I think my son will be enlisting very soon. He at least wants us to meet with the recruiter before he takes that next step. I find myself excited for him - he really wants to do this. Right now, at least, I'm not even too nervous about him leaving (but I'm sure that will change!). I don't know how long we will have between his enlisting and shipping out, or how often we will be able to be in contact - either by phone or in person. But I have a few more days to make my list of questions and…


Added by TJR's Proud Mom on January 31, 2015 at 3:00pm — No Comments

A Rich Heritage

Last night our family gathered at a local restaurant to honor my dad on his 77th birthday. Afterwards I went to my sister's home to plan my daughter's Anchors Aweigh party because my sister is awesome at party planning.  The rest of the family, not wanting the evening to end, followed us back to her house and we spent sweet fellowship together as an extended family.  As I reflect on these things this morning I am struck by the rich heritage my dad passed down to his family.  A Navy man for…


Added by DepthCharge4 on January 31, 2015 at 12:12pm — No Comments

My daughter a recruit about to leave for Navy boot camp training

I got up this morning and looked at all the beautiful pictures of Navy families proud of their Sailors. And I it inspired me so much that I needed to blog this. My daughter is just days away February 4, 2015 and everyday for me personally is bittersweet, I'm so proud of her bravery and ambition to want this. This was her goal for the longest yet I hate to see my baby go, but her Chief Petty Officer recruit visit our home, with such a sunny spirit and gave us the best reassurance of my…


Added by Navyvetwife48 on January 30, 2015 at 7:37am — 7 Comments

First Birthday Away

Jan. 29, 2015

I wake today in the early morn

My thoughts consumed with my first born.

He’s hard at work at Navy Recruit Training Command

I miss him so, he will never understand.

His voice, his charm and his big heart,

Are with me as each day starts.

His big blue eyes and awesome smile,

I carry with me all the while.

No call, no mail, no contact yet.

But today is a day we will never forget.

It pains me that you are…


Added by luvMyBoyz<3 on January 29, 2015 at 2:09pm — 3 Comments

Looking for a Group for Aviation Mechanic Mate

 Hi every one!!!

I am looking for a FaceBook group regarding Aviation Mechanic Mate (AM) My Sailor is learning to become one. I too want to learn all there is to learn about it. I feel it will help me better understand her when she is deployed and she is talking in Navy terminology.…


Added by NavyBratMom on January 29, 2015 at 4:11am — 2 Comments

Step by Step on the Process of Graduation

Hello, My SR graduates in a week, we are driving from TX, Lord willing we make it safely, if something we're to happen, an we miss the graduation, will we be able to she her afterwards an how does that process towork, please help

Added by MsBlue2U on January 29, 2015 at 1:12am — 1 Comment

PIR date March 6

Really missing my son, missed his call on Sat. thought he would call on Sunday like the last time it won't happen again. He sounded so sad and disappointed. My husband and I went to see American Sniper.

Added by 12raynes on January 27, 2015 at 7:29pm — 2 Comments

Journey of 1,000 Days

I can't believe I'm almost an empty-nester!  Seems I've been waiting for this a loooong time. And yet.... I know I will miss them all!  Let me tell you a bit about my journey.  When I married their dad 26 years ago, I wanted nothing more than to be a stay-at-home Mom and wife.  Through God's grace, I had the privilege of doing just that.  I was able to manage a busy household of five on one income, paid once a month at the end of the month for 21 years.  God led us to home educate…


Added by DepthCharge4 on January 26, 2015 at 9:48pm — No Comments

son leaving for BC from St Louis to Great Lakes on tuesday 1/27

I am very new to this. I am awaiting a call from my son as to when and where i go to see him off tomorrow. Does anyone know? As of this afternoon he is at the hotel in st louis and hasnt been told....

Added by JoJo'sMa on January 26, 2015 at 9:34pm — 3 Comments

Extra Tickets

Is there any way to get extras tickets for my sons Boot Camp Graduation?  I have been told we only get 4, and I could use 2 more. 

Added by Jan202015 on January 26, 2015 at 7:29pm — 4 Comments


My son made a mistake at Meps.chose wrong job, says he was givin the wrong information about engineering/fireman pact job. He told his recruiter the same day about this. They told him they will send in a dar to change jobs. This was last week. My son spoke to one of his friends. Who went threw the same thing, his recruiter did not help him, but they said they did send it, and then when it got closer to this boys ship date they told him they didn't do it. So needless to say 1 week before my sons… Continue

Added by awesomemom on January 26, 2015 at 6:00pm — 16 Comments


1/26/15 As I miss my boy each day (its only been 6 days today)  I took refuge on N4M only to feel so overwhelmed by it all.  Its a great thing to have this site but there's so much info and so many groups the only consolation I have is seeing all the other mom's who are missing their sons/daughters too:)

I am not sure what to do next. I don't know his PIR (oh and all the acronyms I'm on information overload) I've already sent 5 letters as I did get his correct address from our…


Added by luvMyBoyz<3 on January 26, 2015 at 3:01pm — 5 Comments

Future Sailor

My son left 1/20 for Great Lakes Boot Camp. I received his box of personal items on Friday 1/23 but haven't received a call yet.
Does anyone have any idea when we might get that or even a letter?

Added by Susan on January 25, 2015 at 7:19pm — 7 Comments

PIR 2 weeks...excited!! :-)

PIR 2 weeks...excited!! :-) Continue

Added by momma02 on January 25, 2015 at 8:45am — No Comments

First letter

I got my first letter today! I'm missing my son so much. but I'm so very proud. Praying every day and night. keeping him and all the other recruits in lifted in prayer. Talked to him last Monday, missed my first phone call on Sunday, but I'm glad we talked, he's doing good. My son is in Great Lakes, IL. USS Marvin Shields,Ship 13,096. I can't wait to see him in February! 

Added by Sherry on January 24, 2015 at 11:52pm — 6 Comments

Seaman PACT program

My son in leaving for basic on Feb.18th. He is currently signed up for the PACT program. My husband and I are concerned that this may have been a poor choice. Does anyone have any thoughts on this?

Added by DebP on January 23, 2015 at 2:00pm — 4 Comments

friend requests

How do I accept friend requests? I'm still trying to figure out how to work this page. Thanks family

Added by Blackbarbie on January 22, 2015 at 8:41pm — 1 Comment

Leaving for BC April 15 2015= Swearing in at Chicago Bulls Game

I am looking to see if there are any other recruits swearing in at the Chicago Bulls Game on April 15th. My son was chosen to do this and its a great honor for him and us as well.  We inquired if the Navy had special pricing to attend the game and the answer was NO- which I was shocked on. I also called United Center and we can get a group rate with 25+ attendees......  I raeally want to attend this event as it will be very special and the last time we will see him, Anyone out there?

Added by Brandons Mom on January 22, 2015 at 1:19pm — 12 Comments

Gone 6 months

Yesterday marked 6 months of losing Michael. I was angry and wanted to call the detective on the case and just bitch him out. As were other friends and family.

My sister-in-law sent me a email that reminded me of the things that I really already knew but needed someone to give it to me straight. She suggested that I do something and encourage everyone to do something positive to honor Michael. I did everything I set out to do.Posted on his page. I gave a donation to the pit-bull…


Added by Denise-- Seabee Mom on January 21, 2015 at 10:00am — 4 Comments

We got Thomas' BOX yesterday and got our first letter today.  It was a form letter, but who cares! He's on Ship 11 Div 106....graduation date is 03/06/15! Can't wait!

We got Thomas' BOX yesterday and got our first letter today.  It was a form letter, but who cares! He's on Ship 11 Div 106....graduation date is 03/06/15! Can't wait!


Added by Cindy on January 20, 2015 at 9:19pm — 3 Comments

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