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Accepted to N4Moms 4/22

 My son left for Boot-camp 4/14. His graduation date is June 6, I made hotel reservations the day I got the form letter and mailed him several letters the next day. He is assigned to Ship 13 Div 195. Would love to connect with others who have sons or daughters in this unit.

Added by Robby's Mom on April 23, 2014 at 11:47pm — 2 Comments

Got a letter today!

My SR sent me a letter, got it today! It made my day. That is after I quit crying. Hang in there Moms and Dads, I know our Son's and Daughter's are. My SR's letter was upbeat and positive. He says they have a lot of time to read the letters at night and not to skimp on them, they help more than we know.  

One happy Navy Mom…

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Added by Jlin SHIP03 DIV190 on April 23, 2014 at 9:16pm — 2 Comments

One Final Class!

One more online class, macroeconomics, and my Sailor will have earned her Bachelors degree from Southern New Hampshire University! She's been on the east coast, west coast and the far side of the world and by the end of the summer she will have a degree in Business Admin from a college less than 3 miles from home.

Bad news is that she has used up her …

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Added by CryptoDad on April 23, 2014 at 2:16pm — 1 Comment

Survived the first night

I had no idea how hard this was going to be.  We took our son to the recruiters office yesterday morning.  He did manage to give me a call last night from the hotel.  This morning he will be officially swearing in and off to the Chicago.  I know in my head this is a wonderful journey we are on .  He is living his dream but my heart is so sad.  I hope he gets a chance to call me while traveling today.  Waiting for the scripted call tonight. 

Added by Linda on April 22, 2014 at 9:02am — 5 Comments

Left this morning

My husband and I took our son to the recruiters office this moring to send him off.  We got to spend about an hour with him before the shuttle bus came to take him to Jax.  I tried not to cry but needless to say that did not happen. The tears come in waves ok for a bit than it hits you like to brick wall.  You cry a little than try to assume your day.  This was so much harder than I had expected.  Looking forward to getting the form letter so I can start sending letters.

 

Added by Linda on April 21, 2014 at 1:35pm — 4 Comments

Easter Presents

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Added by momof3TX-Becca on April 21, 2014 at 12:16pm — No Comments

Future wife help!!!!

Hello, my names Amanda, I'm new to this site. Hoping to get some help on questions I have. My boyfriend/soon to be husband is attending nuke school in South Carolina. I plan on moving out there sometime in October.. My question is will the navy help me move out there? I am a very determined person, and trying to learn all I can about the navy. I plan on spending the rest of my life with this guy so I'm trying to learn anything and everything I can. :)

Added by Mandy0801 on April 21, 2014 at 10:49am — 3 Comments

Anyone leave 04/15?!

Hi all! My fiancee left on 04/15! Just wanted to know if anyone else has spoke to, received a letter, or if they know the graduation date?!? I'm so impatient!! I just wanna know so bad lol :)

Added by SweetSailorLove<3 on April 21, 2014 at 2:44am — 2 Comments

Leaves tomorrow

Happy Easter to everyone!! Tomorrow is the day. Went out to dinner as a family last night. Great conservation and laughs. Feeling anxious about him leaving. The hardest part will be to not talk to him for so long. Collecting funny cards to send him. Have written a note to put in his wallet for him to find later. These next few days are not going to be easy. Happy to have other moms that can relate to how I'm feeling

Added by Linda on April 20, 2014 at 9:24am — 4 Comments

WAITING FOR SON'S LETTER WITH INFO ON IT

Anyone else who's son or daughter went to bootcamp on 4/10? Still waiting for this "letter". All i received  was his "box" so far.

Added by jchestnut on April 19, 2014 at 4:28pm — 5 Comments

Day 10

He left 10 days ago....... We have our hotel and flight set. I was told to get refundable tickets, WOW! the cost is 3 times the amount of a ticket. So I went with South West Air if you need to change your date they charge 10% of the ticket cost. That is $41 bucks for us or we could pay an extra $700 ish for a refundable one. Ummmmm, No thank you. Ha! …

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Added by Jlin SHIP03 DIV190 on April 18, 2014 at 10:45am — 3 Comments

EOD Contract

My son just got picked up for EOD this week.  His original ship date was June 12th but this will change now that he has a new contract.  Does anyone know if ship dates are moved up or moved out after signing new contracts?

Added by sportsmomof2 on April 17, 2014 at 8:43pm — 5 Comments

Diago Garcia

Where is that.. I'm so sad.. I can't believe it overseas why..? we just did boot camp I was hoping to have him here In the US I'm so uncomfortable right now.. Please someone give some piece of mind.. I do realize this is what he wanted but WOW.. I'm so speechless. Now I won't see him..

Added by Jennie C on April 17, 2014 at 5:56pm — 7 Comments

Fighting the fear

So it's almost 2 weeks since he left home and started this journey we are all on with him. I didn't sleep much the first week but the fatigue finally won out and I'm sleeping all night now. I am having a hard time focusing while at work though. I find myself sitting in a meeting sneaking a peek at all your posts on my cell phone - absorbing everything you ladies say. I worry about getting a call that something has gone wrong - like the mom who's son has shin splints or the young man who is… Continue

Added by MommaShep on April 15, 2014 at 10:36pm — 5 Comments

Day 7

Jace's sister had her baby. :)  So Jace's Dad called emergency services some how to let him know. Well that got him a quick call. He said that he was very emotional. He had calmed down at the end of the call and told his Dad there were only  two processing days left.  

I'm not sure how I feel at this point. I want to go hug him and tell…

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Added by Jlin SHIP03 DIV190 on April 15, 2014 at 10:01pm — 14 Comments

finding my son on facebook

A friend of mine can see her son's book camp pictures on facebook. Is this possible?

Added by Vida on April 15, 2014 at 8:44pm — 3 Comments

New Member

I am new to this site, got accepted into N4M today but not really sure how to navigate. My daughter Sam leaves for BC June 18. Worried,proud and feeling lost at her leaving home. Sam is my youngest and I will have a hard time when she leaves. Any suggestions?

Added by blond305 on April 15, 2014 at 6:11pm — 2 Comments

Week One and "The Box"

A week ago today, we took our SR down to the office and said goodbye. I can't believe it's been a week now. Maybe time will go faster than I thought it would.

We had a family camp event to go to the next day. Although I did miss him not being there, it was a nice distraction for me. There was a vendor out at the venue that had Bacon Lemonade, Shark on a stick and Alligator. My SR would be the first one to jump up and say "Challenge accepted.. I'll eat that.." He is never afraid to be…

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Added by AZBmom (S11 D193) on April 15, 2014 at 10:03am — 2 Comments

PIR 5/30

I think I figure it out CBSmom!!!that was a pain,lol

Added by Tonya(proudmomDJ)Ship 14 Div.186 on April 14, 2014 at 9:18pm — No Comments

HIS SHIP & DIV

I got a letter today with my son's info. He graduates June 6th  Ship 03 DIV 190. I would love to hear from others with kids on the same Ship and DIV.  So excited for him! <3

Added by Jlin SHIP03 DIV190 on April 14, 2014 at 8:34pm — 9 Comments

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