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Recruit access to Facebook

During boot camp, does a recruit ever get access to Facebook? We've had a relative pass away the day our son left and I do not want him to find out on Facebook. We are still torn as to tell him or wait until after graduation in March...
Any advice?

Added by Lori on January 10, 2015 at 11:14pm — 4 Comments

Ship Date following PIR for Aircrew

Does anyone have information about when aircrew depart for Pensacola following 2/6/15 PIR? I forgot to ask when he called (though he may not have known). We are bringing a non family member and I understa only immediate family can join the sailor at the airport to visit before their flight takes off. Just trying to work out travel plans. Thanks!

Added by Proud_Navymom on January 6, 2015 at 10:46pm — 5 Comments

worried mother

I have so many questions, but try not to ask just because I feel they are silly, but this is something I must try to find out. We got a letter from our son and he is so upset, depressed, and discusted with him self. He stated he has been real ill for the past week and a half and tried real hard not to go to medical so that he did not get set back in training but it got so bad he had no choice, he stated that the doctor did not like the way his lunges sounded and that they were going to run some… Continue

Added by Dawn on January 2, 2015 at 10:49pm — 10 Comments

phone calls

Sorry if this is a repost on my part. I was just wondering if anyone knows if your son/daughter does not have a calling card can they call collect??? I just bought one for him not knowing I should of already done that. I hope this is not why I have not gotten a call only letter I will feel horrible. Any response is greatly appreciated! Thank you

Added by Dachshund28 on December 12, 2014 at 7:21pm — 4 Comments

She is gone to RTC

My daughter left to RTC this past Wednesday, 12/3/14 & her recruiter told me he would have her address within 3 days. Now he claims he won't know it for another week or so.
I received her "box" today & no return address.
Anyone know if there is any way I can get her address or do I just wait?

Added by KittysMomma on December 8, 2014 at 6:23pm — 34 Comments

Thank you to the PIR 5-10-2013 group Liz's MoM

Hey.  I just went through our group.  Thank you for the support.  I am trying to purge all the feelings before my Son ships out July 2015.  I want to look forward to his leaving and be at peace.  As of now all I see is my baby boy running around in his diapers and it makes me sad.  I sincerely hope this time around I will have a Sailor, and join the ranks of being a Navy MOM.  God bless all of you when I really needed you!!!  I hope all is well with your Sailors!!! 

Added by Steph Ship 12 Division 293 on December 3, 2014 at 3:51pm — No Comments

Questions about boot camp


I'm new to this website but very excited to get information from everyone who has gone or is going through someone they love leaving for the Navy. I have so many questions but the one I would really like to know is my son leaves November 23,2014 for Boot Camp can anyone tell me will they do a Thanksgiving Dinner?? Also what will occur during the Holidays since he won't graduate till after the first of the year I assume. Any feed back is very appreciated. Also once he goest to the A… Continue

Added by Dachshund28 on November 16, 2014 at 10:45pm — 10 Comments

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

Delivering the Holidays to Diplomatic and Military Service Members Worldwide

To ensure timely delivery of holiday wishes by Dec. 25, send cards and packages to military APO/FPO/ DPO addresses overseas no later than the mailing dates listed below.


Military Mail Addressed To

Priority Mail Express Military Service (PMEMS) 1

First-Class Mail…


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 Steph Ship 12 Division 293 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

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