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Anxiety causing removal from Nuke Program

I am at a loss. I have a Navy Nuke who is basically losing it. I have posted about the issue before but now it has advanced to something far worse than I ever expected. My Navy Nuke is no longer a Navy Nuke. Was seen and evaluated...anxiety level is high, not sleeping, vomiting, headaches..basically states she cannot function in the Navy. I knew it was bad, I just didn't realize it was this bad. She has been discharged from Nuke program and is undergoing psych eval. My question is this...she… Continue

Added by shelliedorn on April 1, 2014 at 11:51am — 9 Comments

Another New Mom

Hi, I'm so glad I found this site. My son left for BC on March 20th. Does anyone have a SR that left the same time? I haven't received his box or letter yet. Just anxious to have some information.

Added by Donna (Ship 4 Div 813) PIR 05/16 on March 25, 2014 at 9:00pm — 4 Comments

One week till graduation.

A week from today my brother will be graduating. Unfortunately I will be watching from the stream bright and early at 6 am pacific. I know he's excited and looking forward for the ceremony. I'm making him his favorite snacks and one of the things he's been craving since he left for bootcamp, chocolate covered pretzels.

Added by HISsister on March 21, 2014 at 4:50pm — 2 Comments

Getting married in the navy

My fiancé and I want to get married when he gets out of A school in December... Dose anyone know if that will be ok or will we have to get permission?

Added by JessicaLynn on March 13, 2014 at 7:00pm — 3 Comments

My Baby just left for RTC,

My son just left for RTC. You would think I would be use to this, my oldest son graduated RTC in May of 2006, and since that time, is now in the Army stationed in Germany. But this is my youngest, and we are very close. I am happy for him. He loves the medical field and will be a Corpsman. His dreams are all coming through. But it is still hard already not having him here to talk to. I am happy and sad all at the same time.

Added by Loralee on March 5, 2014 at 12:46pm — 8 Comments

Happy Birthday US Seabee's

Added by Denise-- Seabee Mom on March 5, 2014 at 8:38am — 1 Comment

Sailor call

Harley03 ship09 div 097. We got our I am a Sailor call about an hour ago. Congrats to my son!

Added by Harley03 on February 28, 2014 at 8:37pm — 4 Comments

graduation

Our son is graduating sometime in November (he leaves for boot on 9-9) and I just want to have an idea of a good, decent, inexpensive hotel near the base. Any ideas?

Added by amos on February 26, 2014 at 12:17pm — 4 Comments

No support :(

I'm joining the navy and my mom doesn't support me... It's whatever I guess, any navy experience the good and bad anyone wants to tell me. I wanna go into mass communication specialist or maybe navy cook or maybe another job in the navy.. I'd love some stories, feeling kinda blue

Added by Shantea on February 22, 2014 at 1:32am — 9 Comments

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 (Ship 04 Div 338) 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

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