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I feel like I am on top of the world today....just heard from my son today, he has been in basic training for 21/2 weeks now....didn't expect to hear fro him this soon....I had just gotten home 10 mi…

I feel like I am on top of the world today....just heard from my son today, he has been in basic training for 21/2 weeks now....didn't expect to hear fro him this soon....I had just gotten home 10 minutes before that..God is good...I was so happy I just got home in time...he sounded great ...said he is doin great...boy am I relieve ..I was afraid of the adjustment...never knew a phone call could make me feel this good...can,t wait til PIR Continue

Added by Carebear on September 14, 2013 at 3:44pm — 12 Comments

Need help in understanding a separation code-- getting mixed information - and she wants to re enlist

Hi everyone, so here it is.. I need help in understanding the separation code for   jfc re-e3, everything I have read on this says its for a failure for prerequisite education, like not graduating high school- which she did,and submitted it- Legal and her recruiters say its a medical code.  How can i obtain the right information to fight this and get her back to BC.  Her recruiters have also said they won't work with her until she gets a code change.. this is very aggravating, and I don't…


Added by Liz'smom on July 24, 2013 at 3:40pm — 12 Comments

Two full weekends left before she ships out

We had my Daughter's going away party yesterday.  Over 50 family and friends gathered to tell her how proud we are of her and for some to say good bye cause she won't see them again before she leaves on Aug 12.( That leaves her with this coming weekend and the following weekend and then the weekend after that she leaves....)

It was a great day, and today was good too because we had another mini get together with some of her friends that stayed over.  At the end of the day when…


Added by MamaDragon on July 21, 2013 at 11:30pm — 9 Comments

SHES IN DEP!!!! would love some in put

I leave for basic on May 6th and im really trying to figure out the best way to learn the Sailors creed, the 11 general orders and ranks before I go. Ive been trying to get the sailors creed and having a problem saying it all together. Any ideas on the best way to study all these?


thank you!!!

Added by Sarah on March 19, 2013 at 3:23pm — 13 Comments

Worried Mom

My youngest son left for boot training camp on Feb 11. I got the phone call he was there. I missed the second phone call which made me so upset. I had been waiting for that phone call that I thought was coming to my cell phone but he called the house phone while I was out. He rarely called the house before he left. I think he did not know my nor his dad cell by heart. I wrote him and told him to call my cell only if he gets a chance to call again. I have wrote several letters to him every…


Added by daviyonmom on February 28, 2013 at 5:02pm — 20 Comments

My First Navy PCS (DITY) PPM

We just did our first Navy PCS.  We moved from Rockford, IL to San Diego, CA.  I wanted to write it all down in hopes that others about to PCS get all the info they can.  I'll start with general information about the move and entitlements and incentive.  At the bottom, I will give our specific situations with actual numbers and also some info on getting into military housing, if that is what you choose to do.  First, here are the definitions: 

HHG - Household goods

PPO -…


Added by Jenn_NicksWifey on January 30, 2013 at 4:00pm — 22 Comments

28 days til she ships- how do I get thought this?

Hi Everyone, I was doing fine until this past saturday.  I was at my friends daughter's sweet 16, and it hit, all these emotions- all of her memories of being a teenager- I don't understand it.  I was doing so good and ended the night in tears and just couldn't stop.  Now I'm just really blah- I am really proud of her, and I'm at the point of I don't want her to make me proud, cause she already does- I want her to make herself proud-  How do I go on without my best…


Added by Liz'smom on February 4, 2013 at 9:39am — 14 Comments

God Bless whoever is in charge of Adopt-a-Sailor

What a wonderful day...after 6 weeks of not hearing my son's voice or seeing him and not even a letter in two weeks...I picked up my phone to check my facebook and My son had just posted a message telling me Merry Christmas on his wall...with tears flowing and my hands shaking I asked " how did you do that!!" He commented back ...Adopt-A-Sailor has our Division at a church and their taking care of us"!....After a few more commenting back and forth he said get on Skype....I was not at home so…


Added by sellers ship 14 Div 045 on December 26, 2012 at 1:55am — 4 Comments

I have some graduation questions???

Trying to find out after my son graduates - can he leave the base for the weekend or does he have to check back in to the base at night?  I know he has to stay within a 50 mile radius.  Where do the rest of the family members not atttending graduation hang out?  Can they even come on base?

Added by Michelle on December 31, 2012 at 1:41pm — 24 Comments

IT"S OFFICIAL!! He is at boot camp!!

Oh my Oh my Oh my, he made it to BC. The call came at 11:34 pm est. I was actually writing a letter to him then. !! LOL !! It was way to short!! Lot's of noise in the background and he sounded so sad and scared. I know he will do just fine and will be ok. I know that they try their best at BC to take care of our babies. I also know they have a job to do to turn them into U.S. NAVY SAILORS!! The best the world can produce!! I am so proud it feels like my chest is going to explode!! I love him…


Added by HeatherT(09/003) on September 19, 2012 at 11:20am — 16 Comments

New To Navy Life and about to be on our first deployment!!

My Husband and i just recently got married while he was home on leave after his basic training, he is now in Bremerton, Washington, as of last friday and we found out he will be deploying towards the end of this month, so im headed up there to spend a few days with him before he leaves for his long deployment im very scared and torn about this deployment because it will be very long, and our first one im also excited to get it out of the way first hand so he will be home for awhile after,…


Added by corischauer26 on August 7, 2012 at 5:25pm — 13 Comments

Trying to be strong

My daughter left on Tuesday. Today is thursday I'm still waiting to hear from her. Hoping all the horror stories are untrue. Just want her to be strong and make it through boot camp. Man I never knew I would be so kid- sick. :((((

Added by csingl504 on June 28, 2012 at 8:40pm — 30 Comments

So many questions..please help!

I joined this website so that I could get information to have some piece of mind while my SR is beginning her journey with the navy. I have kept my personal life pretty private so that I am not judged or kicked out of any groups because I do not want to lose the little piece of mind that I have left. But, lately I have been reading so many different things and I am driving myself crazy. I would like to explain my situation and if anyone can give insight I would appreciate…


Added by lovemysailor1215 on June 29, 2012 at 12:42am — 11 Comments

Setting Goals for myself while we wait

I thought I was doing great. I wasn't crying, or whining about my son being gone. Today I realized I needed to change what I was doing though. I was writing to him every day, thinking of him constantly, and had retreated into my house. Waiting in the silence. Waiting for the box, or letters. Today I got up at 8:30, and did little things around the house. By 10:30 I took a nap. I wasn't especially sleepy, just tired. I realized at noon, that this was not good. I cannot retreat into silent…


Added by rocksNboys on June 11, 2012 at 1:41pm — 11 Comments

it has been one week! Can I survive????

So it has been one week today or 7 days since my daughter has left, I got the box, but no letter yet. I peruse every single photo posted in the hopes of seeing her. Just a glimpse into what she is doing. She told me not to call her recruiter, which I did not until yesterday (Broke my promise)...Thank, heaven he did not answer. This baby of mine (20 year old baby) has left for two weeks to Paraguay and it did not upset me as bad. Some days are better than others. There are a lot of Mom’s and…


Added by channa1 on May 23, 2012 at 9:29am — 10 Comments

Goodbye DEP, Hello BootCamp!

Erin is at MEPS right now, clearing her final medical, getting travel briefings, etc. I will leave very soon to go

witness her swearing in ceremony and then dash to the airport to wait with her until she departs for bootcamp.

I thought I would be terribly sad this morning knowing the day has come to kiss her so-long (hate goodbyes).

I am not sad. I am full of excitement and pride for the young woman I have raised. I will miss her horribly, but I know

this is the…


Added by Sharon-Erin's Mom on May 16, 2012 at 9:10am — 13 Comments

A poem - Standing guard from the East to the West

They lay this newborn in my hands

Who could have known he’d someday protect this great land

Memories cascade of when he was my baby

Today my son stands tall in the United States Navy

A parent plants seeds, morals, spirit and love

Their child takes flight on the…


Added by MattsMama Ship 02/Div 924 on April 24, 2012 at 6:16pm — 21 Comments


So I come home from work get in the shower and my husband calls me and tells me he's on his way. He comes in and says he hit something on the freeway and messed up the side of his truck and wants me to go see it. And I'm thinking oh gosh why is this happening? I get to the truck and I'm walking around to the side, and my Sailor (my daughter) jumps out.... Omg I just balled my eyes out. I thought my daughter was still on hold at A school in Pensacola but no she graduated and was surprising her… Continue

Added by Anna Aviation Mom on April 24, 2012 at 11:32pm — 15 Comments


Thursday 2:02 p.m Central time, my phone rang and I saw 847 area code, I knew who it was. I said, "Hello Hello, Brian" and  He answered, "Mom I am a Sailor" we both were so excited and yes I cried..we spoke for a few minutes and then he said, "Mom, we took pictures in my Blue Uniform", he told me "I put them in the mail to you" and he said "Mom, I picked the one I was smiling in because I remembered you always said, "Brian you have a a beautiful Smile!"...I…


Added by LA-BriansMom (Ship 3 Div 116) on April 7, 2012 at 12:49am — 15 Comments

What happens after A School?

I know my brother still needs to get through boot camp and A School first, but I was wondering what happens after that? He is supposed to be a groomsman in my destination wedding in October, which is conveniently pretty much right next to NAS Pensacola, within 10 miles. I have a slim glimmer of hope he could get stationed there which would really help with travel!

Added by Trix4theRabbits on April 8, 2012 at 5:59pm — 11 Comments

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