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PIR 2/28/14..Moms of Div 092, and other Divisions BC Pics on FB!

Hello Moms of PIR 2/28/14...Div 092, and other Divisions,

This is a FYI, I am not sure if most of you know that the (Facebook) page of the U.S. Navy Recruit Training Command has a wonderful page of tons of Division pictures of our kids in boot camp.How they post these is they throw out Trivia Tuesday questions,and the first one to guess it wins a published picture of a desired Division.I was fortunate to get a glimpse of my son,He is in Ship 14 Div. 092, so any Moms of this Div. Go…

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Added by EvaJeannine on February 18, 2014 at 3:23am — 5 Comments

He left today

My husband and I went to see him swear in. I have rarely felt so moved in my life. I'm proud and sad and everything at once.  We stayed with him at the airport until the last hour and half. He called from O'Hare and now we wait.

This is as hard as I thought it was going to be, but I know it is going to be worth it all.

Added by Skooter64 on February 13, 2014 at 11:42pm — 6 Comments

WHY MY DAUGHTER JOINED THE NAVY.....

As many of us in America have been affected by the economic crisis. My older daughter graduated from college with a big deb and us barely making it. My little one was the most affected. She slept in friends homes and my husband was struggling finding a job while living at my sister little apartment. Finally he moved to live with his sick mother and I went to do volunteer work in order to have a room and food. While my little one worked as a food server in a restaurant. She managed to get…

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Added by taliagross on February 12, 2014 at 5:39am — 4 Comments

missing my daughter

You will hear faint noises, thinking it is them..walking through the door. See a reminder and their face pops in your head. You'll have a moment where you want to turn around laughing to share it with them and its empty space. Everyday I stand proud that raised such an amazing young woman. Everyday I cry hoping she doesn't feel lonely, praying she feels my love and takes strength from that. Everyday I want to hug and kiss her when she lays down at night. Everyday i want to hear her voice for…

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Added by supermom(PIR 4/4ship9 div 130) on February 10, 2014 at 1:01pm — 3 Comments

OPSEC PEOPLE!

Please stop talking about ship movements on public forums. This is not only extremely DANGEROUS for our sailors but it can get their email cut off and shut them out from their loved ones for days weeks and months. So please SHUT UP about ship movements and future port of calls. Help keep our sailors safe so that they can return home. THANK YOU!

Added by Megan_4! on February 6, 2014 at 12:05pm — 5 Comments

My son leaves on Feb 5 for boot camp

I have known this day was coming and have been mentally and physically preparing! Now they are forecasting a lot of snow to come on the day he goes so I will have to send him with his dad and a friend on the 1 1/2 hours drive to get him there in this 4-8 inches of snow they are forecasting. I was not prepared to say see ya later early! Why mother nature why? I know he will be fine, but I don't want to look like one of those parents who don't care! Melinda

Added by Mother of 4 on February 2, 2014 at 10:41am — 7 Comments

Worried Mom

Hello, my child is currently in boot camp and I have spoken to him twice (three including the "I arrived okay" call) and both my husband, daughter, and I have recieved a letter from him.  The first call he seemed a bit down as well as his letters stating the PT part is what he expected and is fine with but the emotional part is really hard for him my SR has only been away and not seen us for 3 days but we still spoke with him every night.  I have been strong around my SR and he has only seen…

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Added by Chelly on January 28, 2014 at 3:00pm — 14 Comments

My Rock, My Sanity...My Husband

I am always talking about My SR, let me share a little of my husband.

Still waiting on my letter, hopefully it will be here today...

If not, I refuse to bake the mailman anymore cookies...LOL!  I have sent letters out all week. I miss my only son so much.

I wanted to share some of the silliest things my husband says to lighten my heart and reassure me that our son is ok.

and his mother is mess.

My husband said if I keep mailing him letters all he is gonna…

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Added by sportsc37 on January 24, 2014 at 10:48am — 2 Comments

What I learned at PIR

I want to write all of this down before I forget.

We stayed at the Holiday Inn Express in Waukegan. It was excellent!!!  The beds and pillows were so comfy! We got a suite with a couch and were able to sit and visit. There was about 10 of us in the room visiting.  Hide-a-bed not so comfortable.  All family stayed at the same hotel. It made it easier.

The breakfast was great!  It was very close to the base and very easy to get to. 

Take a roll of quarters if you drive for…

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Added by ajoyb on January 22, 2014 at 2:57pm — 19 Comments

Emotions galore, but working through it

As I type this blog, I'm on the verge of crying.  In fact, ever since I received the text from him saying he'd been sworn in, I've been on the verge of…

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Added by bearligirl89 on January 21, 2014 at 12:05am — 5 Comments

Overprotective Mom...

Ok, here I am again a worry wart....

Questions...I wrote my son several letters and sent them out.

My son and I have a thing about qouting Disney movies, We try and guess what Disney movie the qoute came from.

Just one of the silly things we do. On one of his envelopes I want to put some Disney stamps on them just because I know he will get a big smile on his face when he see's them. The mother in me worries that this is to juvenile and this might bring attention to him.…

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Added by sportsc37 on January 16, 2014 at 11:43am — 4 Comments

checklist items to bring for RTC

looking over RTC website it has immunization records as an item needed. Sons recruiter said he didn't need it. He leaves for BC Feb 3. Can anyone help with this?  Did your son or daughter need this when they left for BC. He has been in the DEP. Thanks in advance for any replies. 

Added by wnlnd on January 14, 2014 at 6:13am — 6 Comments

NEED HELP

My son got sent from his base in Hawaii to Sigonella, Sicily back in November. We have been able to touch base with him only once Christmas Day through the internet and have tried to send messages on Facebook. I sent him cards but he did not receive them so I am afraid to send any packages, and I feel bad that we were not able to send anything for Christmas and for his birthday. Any help anyone can give me as to where to start to find a viable address so I can send him his gifts I would…

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Added by lynnem on January 3, 2014 at 10:52am — 4 Comments

No word about my daughter's status

My daughter was scheduled to graduate Dec 13, 2013. I got a call the 11th telling us she would not graduate because she failed the running test. (Thankfully we had planned on driving) That is all the information she gave us over the phone. We read and researched about what happens from this point forward. Then she calls on the 19th to tell us her new ship and division and what steps she is taking to pass and nothing she tells us matches with what her father and I had read about. She was…

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Added by TanyaD on December 29, 2013 at 3:58pm — 17 Comments

Celebrating My Sailor

This young man came home with a serious appetite. His requests are sweet Mexican pastries (pineapple empanadas), Vietnamese spring-rolls, Cuban meat turnovers, Tortas al Pastor (pork meat), Jerry Built Homegrown burgers, Arroz con Leche (sweet rice pudding), Rudy's BBQ, Shiner Bock beer, and of course being from Texas can't miss out on Whataburger. HAPPY to spoil him!!!

Added by MADre on December 31, 2013 at 1:26pm — No Comments

dressing for PIR

My sons PIR is 1-10-14 I keep hearing dress warm. I wondered how we should dress for inside..are we talking casual (jeans and nice shirt) or a little dressy (dress pants) or real dressed us (dress, suit..etc..)  Also for the sarge's meet and greet what is appropriate dress?

Added by momma1992 on December 26, 2013 at 1:10pm — 11 Comments

SO EXCITED!

My son will be home tonight for Christmas. Haven't seen him since he left for Great Lakes back on June 28th. I couldn't go to his graduation because I broke my foot a few days before he left and then had to have surgery. We leave for the airport in 45 mins!!!!!!!  I LOVE MY BOY!

Added by NavyMomKerry on December 24, 2013 at 12:51am — No Comments

attentions those who have SR going to graduate end of december and january

Well its that time again. CHRISTMAS TIME!!!!! I know some of you are not going to have your SR with you. As a Navy mom and retired navywife, I certainly know how that feels. This being said, each year Great Lakes allow different organization to host SRs for Christmas. We are a part of that. Now is the time to start telling your SRs to remember where they go on Christmas, if they are lucky enough to go anywhere. As in years past we DO NOT know in advance who we host. We only know as they come… Continue

Added by Nate's Mom (Wendy) ;P on December 9, 2013 at 11:58am — 34 Comments

How to celebrate my sailor coming home for Christmas

We are driving back to our home state and we are planning to surprise the family. Its a small family but I can't get them to come over the day after Christmas. Maybe I should lure them with an extra gift!! By the way my sailor wants a big gathering he deploys in two weeks and will be gone for 2-3 years.

Added by MADre on December 10, 2013 at 1:13pm — No Comments

Correct Division addresses for Deployed sailors

My nephew is deployed on the USS Hopper (DDG 70). He sent 3 different family members hand written letters all within 2 days of each other. On the envelope it had his return address. Most of the address is also printed on the PO round date stamp near the postage stamp. My nephew's writing and the stamp area both say USS HOPPER (DDG 70) and FPO AP 96667-1289. My nephew also wrote his division number, but on all 3 letters the first character looks different from the other letters. For his…

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Added by marlenem on November 26, 2013 at 9:59pm — 3 Comments

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