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Navy Mom's From Florida!!!

Location: FLORIDA
Members: 288
Latest Activity: Jul 6

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Central Florida Moms

Started by Donna (Christopher's Mom). Last reply by yorkshirelass Sep 9, 2017. 17 Replies

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Comment by summer_girl on June 24, 2017 at 10:56pm

He is going to school in Great Lakes right after boot camp for 9 weeks, so he will basically be there all winter.  Hopefully, he gets stationed somewhere warm afterwards so he can thaw out!

Comment by Wendy Am2 on June 24, 2017 at 10:45pm
He will be fine...the guys adjust quickly. There were 2 other guys from Florida in DIV 912. Don't worry about the snow we did not see that much. Just watched the weather before you go. You will have time with your son after graduation until 8 or 9 pm. He may ship out that Saturday night or Sunday. Depending on where he is going. My son is an Am so he left for the airport Sunday morning 4am for Pensacola FL which is a great base. He is in Virginia Beach now.
Comment by summer_girl on June 24, 2017 at 10:29pm

Thanks for all the information and tips. My son has never liked to wear a coat, even when he was little, so this should be interesting.  He has started running, so making progress on that front, he doesn't leave for boot camp until November.  I would like to spend a few days there, but I have never driven in snow, will have to think about that.  But most important thing is to see my son graduate and spend whatever time they will allow with him.   

Comment by FlBroomie on June 24, 2017 at 10:21pm

Hi Summer_girl, My son's PIR was Dec 5 2014. He was born and raised in West Central Florida, Tampa Bay area. He also di his A school there in Great Lakes. He had pneumonia 3 times while there. His A school was delayed 82 days. I hate snow and hated going to Great Lakes. I would not have gone had I known he would be home for the holidays and that he would be guarding the doors (He was in DIV 904 and since he did not do anything that they do he and 11 others just stood at the door. The only saving grace on that was I got to hug my sailor before any other parent since he greeted me at the door and then took us to a private area near the doors. My sailor is now stationed in Hawaii. Good luck to your son and you 

Comment by Wendy Am2 on June 24, 2017 at 9:29pm
When we flew up and had Sarge pick us up at air port which was great because we don't know how to drive in snow; however we ended up renting a car. Definitely go to the museums they are great. And by a heavy coat and scarf your going to need it... It's called the wind city for a reason.
Comment by Wendy Am2 on June 24, 2017 at 9:17pm
Summer_girl, My whole family grew up in north Florida. We have only seen snow a handful of times. My son trained outside if it was warm enough. The Navy does give them very warm clothes. He was disappointed they did not get to swim more or do hand to hand combat training. My son was on a swim team and wrestling team most of his life, so he missed the warm water. He said the best thing to do is do what your told and focus on your studies. Make sure your son runs alot before he goes.
Comment by BlancheMarie on June 24, 2017 at 8:43pm

Summer_girl - My son was also born & raised in Florida. I had to threaten him to keep him from wearing shorts & flops to Chicago in January when he went up for BC! His biggest complaint was that he was sweating to death the whole time because everyone HAD to wear all the winter gear every time they went outside. He said it took 30 min to get dressed, he got all sweaty while marching and then it took another 30 min to get all the gear off when they had arrived at their destination! He did better with the cold than I did when we went up for PIR. We rented a car and drove through since we had 3 drivers and not a lot of time off from work. I was FREEZING the whole time we were there, but loved any time we could get with him. The only thing he wanted us to bring for him at the airport was his laptop and video games! Thankfully he's stationed a little closer to home now and is enjoying hot, muggy weather once again.

Comment by NavyMum on June 24, 2017 at 8:25pm

as for training - alot of the training was inside and there were underground tunnels as well. It was COLD when they did go outside though and that was new for my FL guy. Their uniforms are warm though - they have a trench coat with liner and gloves and earmuffs...

Comment by NavyMum on June 24, 2017 at 8:24pm

Summer_girl - we drove up for DS's graduation. Took 3 days to drive each way because we wanted to be able to stop and see stuff along the way. My youngest(9 then) got to see snow for the first time - she loved that. We did a day in Chicago on the Saturday - got up early to meet DS at the airport and give him his stuff and say goodbye - and then drove into the city for the day - we saw the Bean - that was the hit for my girls (9 and 16 then)...that's an awesome park it is in.

Comment by summer_girl on June 24, 2017 at 8:20pm

Thank you Wendy.  I was thinking of taking some extra days to go into Chicago as well, as I have never been there.  Did your son have to do a lot of his training outside?  We have lived in FL my son's whole life and I am worried about how he will do in that kind of weather.  Running in FL cold weather I am sure is nothing like running in IL cold weather.


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