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Moms of Daughters 2

A place to come to for support, guidance, to ask questions and share stories. We are all proud of our Navy Daughters.

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Any experience with injuries during bootcamp?

Started by ArtsyNavyMom. Last reply by Anna Jun 13. 5 Replies

Hello everyone! My name is Kim and I am the proud Mom of a sailor recruit daughter now in bootcamp. I've received two letters and she has been very optimistic and was assigned 3 jobs. Unfortunately, this evening I got a short dreaded call stating…Continue

Daughter Navy bound

Started by NukeMomCarol. Last reply by NukeMomCarol May 23. 4 Replies

Hi all... Although my D has been in the Navy as a NUPOC since her sophomore year in college it did not seem real as she was not going anywhere other than University of Miami.Reality is setting in as she just graduated and will be headed to OCS. I…Continue

Proudest and Hardest Day

Started by MegsMom. Last reply by cdav 19 hours ago. 6 Replies

Hi Moms,My daughter is 24 and just shipped out yesterday. It was so hard on us. She on the other hand was super excited about her new journey. She is smart,confident,courageous and ready for this in her life. The call last night was different..so…Continue

New to site

Started by Nomanisan. Last reply by Nomanisan Apr 25. 9 Replies

Hi Navy moms, just found this site. My daughter joined the Navy 5 years ago when she was accepted at USUHS. She graduated last June, and this is her intern year in emergency medicine. We couldn't be prouder of her and all she's worked so hard for.…Continue

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Comment by spyder013 5 hours ago
Well said Blondie
Comment by Blondie 6 hours ago

as always, typed bunches, lost everything!  went into word re-typed it and tried to copy/paste, lost it again!  in both places!!  this computer hates me.

So, gonna make this short...

Congrats, sending Prayers for them and HUGS to you moms.  Love the picture and post.  

 

Comment by JayDee659 11 hours ago

ShoeLover, my daughter just completed Prototype and is on the George H. W. Bush.  I sent you an email last night.  Let me know if you can't find it.  There are so many ways to leave messages, sometimes I miss them!

Comment by Esti'sMom 13 hours ago
SailorMoon, thank you!! :) In the beginning, I was fairly sad on and off. Now it's probably more tension. I'm so excited for you... your daughter's on her next journey.
Comment by ShoeLover 23 hours ago

JayDee659, so did your daughter just complete her A school?

Comment by ShoeLover 23 hours ago

SailorMoon, that's great to hear!! I'm pretty excited.  Did you order a copy of the ceremony CD?  Do you get to sit close enough to get some good pictures?  It's so awesome having this forum to get the real scoop.  Thanks!!  :)

Comment by SailorMoon yesterday

My daughter's PIR was this past Friday! What an absolutely amazing ceremony!  So lucky we got to attend. She left for A school early Saturday so we didn't get much time with her but every minute was such a blessing! We all noticed the changes in her.  I told my hubby and son she now has "Sailor Swagger"  ;)

Esti'sMom - hang in there! I seriously would cry for any little thing while she was in BC.  It wasn't always because I was sad, I think I was just so tense all the time I needed the release! 

Comment by JayDee659 yesterday
ShoeLover I sent you a friend request. Please feel free to ask away. I don't want to overwhelm you. There's lots to learn.
Comment by ShoeLover yesterday

JayDee659, thank you for the info.  If there is anything else you feel would be helpful, I would greatly appreciate it.  

Comment by JayDee659 yesterday

ShoeLover, yes she can wear the Baby G Shock while in uniform.  I believe they can have a fitbit if it's black but I think they can only  have one thing on their wrist???  

You can look up NNPTC, Goose Creek, SC on Google Earth and you'll see the barracks west of the Rickover.  Upon arrival your daughter will most likely be put in a room with another sailor.  My daughter was lucky enough to be put with a young lady who'd been there awhile.  She showed her around the base and was kind enough to get her some immediate supplies at Walmart.  The barracks are kind of like a dorm room, they share a bathroom with suite mates.  Yes, she'll have plug in places for her phone and whatever else.  I'm sure they can wear make up, not sure if it's an earned privilege or not as my daughter does not care to wear it.  And yes, she can have her own underwear and running shoes :)

 

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