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no letter about his address yet!

My son went to Great Lakes on Nov. 6.  I got the "box" but no letter in it.  So sad.  What does this mean??

Added by Julie-Jake on November 12, 2014 at 6:52pm — 7 Comments

My daughter left on November 5th

My daughter left on November 5th for boot camp.  She was so excited to go because she had never been on a plane.  We text back and forth up until she reported to boot camp. It made me feel better to hear the excitement and confidence  in her voice, I know she made the right choice!  I am still waiting on her package they send home and the information on graduation ceremonies. I worry about her as all moms do and it's the not knowing that driving me crazy.  

Added by Kaila's mom on November 11, 2014 at 4:38pm — 11 Comments


I've read alot of different things about writing letters and the recruits being able to write. So I was wondering if anyone knew for such. Are the recruits only able to write on Sundays? And do they receive mail everyday? And when they get mail can they read it when they get it?

Added by mynavyman on October 28, 2014 at 3:34pm — 2 Comments

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Added by Denise-- Seabee Mom on October 23, 2014 at 6:25pm — No Comments

Having a hard time

Hi everyone, my boyfriend left the 15th of October so it hasn't been very long but oh my gosh am I having a hard time i cry all the time still and i just miss him beyond words. Does it get easier? Does it go by fast? Because right now it feels like it's going by so slow like the days just couldn't end fast enough. I hate that I can't talk to him and and won't hear from him for like 3 weeks. I watched so many videos on YouTube about the training so I have some kind of an idea what he's going… Continue

Added by mynavyman on October 19, 2014 at 9:12pm — 5 Comments

A School Graduation

I can't find any current information about A School graduation.  My daughter is in Pensacola FL.  I loved the PIR ceremony and was wondering if A school was similar but I am guessing not.  What goes on during the graduation. She said 31 sailors left boot camp for the same school so I know it is not a very big class... just wondering if anyone has any thoughts on A School graduation.

Added by newnavymom on October 13, 2014 at 3:23pm — 3 Comments

Letter & Call from boot camp!

I got my son's address from our local reruiter and started writing him last week, he said that he was so happy to get mail from home. I received my letter on Saturday and got a call from him on Sunday,he sounds like he's doing fine. He will graduate on 11/21. He's a Starboard Watch Section Leader and he's in the 902 division that performs at PIR graduation. I don't know what any of that means but he sounded excited and it made me happy. It's good to know that he is ok!

Added by MommaShack on October 7, 2014 at 9:35pm — 3 Comments

looking for other Aerographer Mates family

My son just swore into Dep yesterday.  looking for family members of othe Aerographer Mates.


Added by Stephkid2inDEP AKA Liz'sMom on October 3, 2014 at 12:35pm — 2 Comments

Family Co-location chit

My son is in A school and I have a son who has San Diego as his duty station. Does anyone know the process or where my son in A school would go about filling out the proper forms to be assigned to the same duty station as his brother.Thanks in advance.

Added by latinnative on September 30, 2014 at 9:05pm — 9 Comments

Sept 26 PIR

I got back from my daughter's PIR yesterday!!!! It was indescribable!!!! I saw her, I hugged her.... She was my "baby" but has changed in so many ways.  I am so proud of her. The weekend was wonderful! I would not change a thing except of course to have had more time with her and the mess with the airports (but I won't dwell on the negative, just glad we made it home)

I do want to say God Bless you and THANK YOU to who every turned in my sailor's cell phone!!!  My oldest  daughter had…


Added by newnavymom on September 29, 2014 at 8:22am — No Comments

Will I hear from my SR?

My daughter's graduation is this Friday (26th).... I have not heard from her, no phone call to say "I am a Sailor" or otherwise....Tonight is Tuesday, shouldn't I have heard something.... I know no news is good news but wondering if I am going to get a call... We are scheduled to fly to Great Lakes on Thursday.....has anyone heard anything about Ship 12 Div 304 BS21????

Added by newnavymom on September 23, 2014 at 9:40pm — 8 Comments

USS America Commissioning Ceremony

I'm so excited about USS America Commissioning Ceremony, October 11th!  My husband and I received our invitations, and RSVP! So we're ready to go!!!  I can't wait!  I'm real excited about this opportunity!  In my previous blog, I mentioned how I always wanted to go to Fleet Week.  My son never knew about it until he mentioned the commissioning ceremony.  My son has been on his ship since April.  I communicated with him here and there.  The last time I seen my son was when he came home for my…


Added by AveryMom on September 15, 2014 at 11:10am — 3 Comments

Just Thoughts....


Just wanted to vent a little.... 

My husband and I have been married a little over 2 weeks now. Yes it's very new! But have been together almost 5 years and have a daughter together. 

After we got married he left 4 days after.…


Added by Rachie on September 8, 2014 at 7:00pm — 5 Comments

Vulnerability; capable of or susceptible to being wounded or hurt

Along with many of you, two weeks ago today was the last I saw/talked to my SR. He has known for awhile what he wanted to do. He just wasn't sure about the timing. In Feb., he went and saw the recruiter, then came DEP, and then summer happened (fast). I was so full of pride and happiness for him. I was even giddy. I couldn't even talk about him and what he was doing without a big stupid smile on my face.  Then the time came. It came too fast. I wasn't ready. It happened anyway. I hid my…


Added by Gayle on August 21, 2014 at 6:34pm — 11 Comments

The lump in my throat and the pride in my heart

The count down began months ago when we received the news regarding my sons official "deployment" date...8/22/14.  10 months...seems like a decade of time versus "boot camp" and "underways"

Underways prepare you ( somewhat ) for the periods of time you don't hear from your sailor. I became like a teenager with a school girl crush - watching and waiting for texts / emails or if I was lucky a PHONE CALL!! In my mind I knew he was never in harms ways since I assumed he was never that far…


Added by CodyCyleMum16 on August 19, 2014 at 2:18pm — No Comments

Navigating the Navy...and being completely lost!

 I recently started dating a submariner (further more to be referred to as Hercules) on the USS Alabama and he truly is the most wonderful man I have ever known...right after my father of course. I've never been seriously involved with a man in the Navy before and its all so new and shiny...and confusing! 

 He tries so hard to keep me updated on whats going on and explain things to me but it all gets lost in translation. Not to mention its barely been a couple of months and…


Added by Megara on August 12, 2014 at 4:04am — 2 Comments

Am I the Only Excited Mom? Why are There So Many Sad Moms??

On every site related to our recruits, I see post after post of parents who are so sad about their child being in boot camp.  I'm very close to my son but I'm beginning to feel abnormal.  It is hard not to be able to talk to him any time I want but I am so proud of what he is doing so it's hard to be sad.  I am so happy that he has made good decisions for his future and is creating a valuable life for himself.  Sure, I hang up the phone and cry when I do get those rare phone calls but what…


Added by pattieg on August 2, 2014 at 2:52pm — 29 Comments

Ache in a Mother's Heart

I feel everything that everyone is saying. I was able to talk to my son 2 wks and 4 days after he left. It broke my heart coz his voice was cracking. I can tell its hard on him. I had to be strong for the both of us and cheer him on. I need him to be strong. His daughter need him to be strong. I miss him. His room is soo clean coz I keep going in there. His daughter can't sleep. She's looking for her daddy. She's only one yr and 1 month. Today, she saw my son's picture and kissed it several… Continue

Added by NAVYMOM227 on July 30, 2014 at 9:58pm — No Comments

Our Daughter left for Bootcamp 2 days ago

Our daughter left for bootcamp on Wednesday and will say this is one of the hardest things a mom/parent can go through.  My husband and I know it will get easier but these first few days are sooo hard.  She just graduated high school and now has left for a wonderful new experience.  We are grateful for our son that is still in high school and plays football.  This has helped as it keeps us busy. 

I came to this page and so far am soo happy.  With everyones questions and responses, I…


Added by AzNavymom on July 25, 2014 at 5:25pm — 16 Comments

it's only day 2 at OCS

I'm thinking about my son.  Worried. Hoping he's ok.  Tears flowing when I think about it.  Anyone got any advice?  

Added by Twostateshome on July 21, 2014 at 6:00am — 6 Comments

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