Hello I am new to this site so bear with me. My son is leaving for RTC on July 8th with an EC rating in the Navy Reserves. There seem to be different answers as to whether he needs to go to "C" school right away or not because he is in the Reserves. Any insight would be appreciated!
It seems like more than the 2.5 weeks it's actually been since that wonderful phone call, "I'm a member of the United States Navy!" That he had to retake the PRT one time seems, as I knew it would, like an inconsequential matter after we received word that he'd passed the Battle Stations. I still haven't seen him since early April, but just to be able to text by phone or have an occasional conversation still seems like such a treat. Oh my, he has changed.!
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** UPDATE 6/12/15 ** Sailors who graduated and are now holdovers at RTC (HOLD OVER SHIP 5) are allowed to bring their cell phones back on Friday night after Graduation. This HAS BEEN CONFIRMED OFFICIALLY.
Welcome to our new Navy Family. Please take the time and read this document. It will be a life saver for you while you are here for the Navy Boot Camp Graduation.
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Can anyone give me experiences in training for Quartermaster? What is in store?
I am a bag of mixed emotions as I write this blog. I am beyond proud of my Sailor for his accomplishments and at the same time, I'm sad and very scared.
My Sailor has officially become an EM Nuke! He made it through the Nuclear Pipeline.
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?
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
Well it was a countdown that started almost a year ago and now we are down to weeks before my son leaves for basic. The next couple of weeks are going to certainly fly because there is so much going on between now and his ship date of July 7th. I have been keeping my mind busy by putting together his high school graduation party/going away party. I had to have his party the week before he actually graduates because there was no time in between graduation date of June 28th and his leave…Continue
So I have never blogged before but thought I would start....trying to figure out ways to connect with my son who is at RTC. When I say connect I don't mean literally, I mean when he can't write. So I have taken on my own style "bootcamp". I run, bike, do pushups (YES!!! modified), sit up (every inch off the ground is a plus) anything physical everyday. This is when I connect with my son. I mentally send him positive thoughts, tons of love and as I have written I invoke whatever higher entity…Continue
I had a question for anyone who has had a problem with shipping their mail/packages. My daughter is deployed on the USS Normandy, I had sent her 2 packages on March 27th. The ship has had 5 mail dispersments so far...and she has not recieved any of her 2 packages. I tracked it and it hasent updated it shows, that it is still in Great Lakes, Chicago. It has been 1 month now. I have all the information correct and included a return address. I dont know what had happened,…Continue
My oldest son done all this stuff this week at meps and signed his papers. He will be leaving out for bootcamp the end of October. Trying to learn all this and get use to all of this. I have a little over 6 months of him being home with us before he leaves out. I am proud of him and glad he is doing something like this but at the same time being a mom I am worried about him.
Okay, so my husband is going from RTC to A-School which is still at Great Lakes. Does he get ANY time off after graduation to come stay the night with me? Or come spend the day with me and our daughter? I am kinda missing him a heck ton. He is going to Great Lakes for MM (machinist mate).
Just an update from my last post: We are about a week in and it seems to be getting better but I miss him so much!! Does anyone have significant…Continue
My daughter left today! I will be trying to wait patiently for my 30sec scripted phone call! I never imagined it to be this hard to let her go! I feel I am be selfish by all these tears but I am just being a mom! I have my 1st letter already written, just waiting for address.
This is my first blog post. My son has been in the Navy for one year now and we just found out that his home port will be overseas. How will we be able to communicate with him? I'm imagining the cell phone charges would be through the roof! Do they get leave time after being overseas awhile???
Help!!! My son will be too far away!
Hello all - this is my first post. My boy leaves for the Navy tomorrow, he's so excited! As a single mom, I feel a sense of accomplishment......I'm also freaking out a little bit and I keep cleaning the house and rearranging furniture. I bought him a steak dinner and told him how proud I am of him!
My daughter left yesterday 3/09/2015 for boot camp. got her last phone call @11:30 pm. cant believe I wont be able to talk with her everyday. she was very calm said she wasn't nervous that she was ready but just worried her mom wasn't doing ok. I told her that I will be fine as long as I know she is good. she said yup. I'm good mom I guess the next time I see u with be in Chicago. I am very proud and excited for her to start her new journey I stand watching her go from a little girl to…Continue