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For Moms or Wives who have loved ones on the Alaska, either Blue or Gold Crew.

Members: 38
Latest Activity: Oct 25, 2016

Discussion Forum

ombudsman - gold crew

Started by Griffins mom ship 14 div 25. Last reply by fayegirrl4* Jun 23, 2016. 3 Replies

Good  morning,My sailor son is on gold crew, on first underway.  He didn't connect me to an ombudsman, so was wondering if any of you could provide that information?Thanks,KathleenContinue

Leave dates

Started by karinabeana611. Last reply by karinabeana611 Jun 24, 2013. 3 Replies

Hey I was just wondering what your experiences have been like with the dates they get for they usually stay the same? He told me the week he can take for leave and I found plane tickets…Continue

In between deployments

Started by karinabeana611. Last reply by karinabeana611 May 15, 2013. 4 Replies

For those of you that have experience with the time in between deployments...what do they typically do then? Are they allowed to take leave during that time as well? If so, how much? Just trying to…Continue

Blue Crew

Started by Kss. Last reply by Lin (Winston's Mom) May 1, 2011. 1 Reply

My son is on the Blue Crew. He told me all about the deployment which was his first one. I so happy that he is back.KristenContinue

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Comment by Lin (Winston's Mom) on May 9, 2013 at 2:16pm

Winston has said that they do huge figure 8's up and down the Atlantic.

Comment by NavyMomLG on May 9, 2013 at 10:26am

Kathy - my son refers to it as Nascar in the Ocean!  He must have heard that from someone else because we have never watched car racing on any level in our family.  But I think both donuts and Nascar paint a pretty clear picture of what they are doing!

Comment by Kathy on May 9, 2013 at 8:06am

I am with you about waiting on emails.  But hopefully soon we can get emails back.  Here is some thing funny for yall.  My tell me that all they do is donuts in the ocean meaning that all they do is kind of drive the boat in circles all day and night.  So no telling were they are at in the ocean, but we do know that they are in the ocean. lol

Comment by karinabeana611 on May 6, 2013 at 8:04pm

Kathy-thanks for the info. :) Just patiently awaiting an email but I feel like it could be awhile. Oh well. :)

Comment by Kathy on May 6, 2013 at 2:42pm

A Sea Service Ribbon is a medal that they get for doing over 90 days out at sea, and yes it is worn on your left side over your hear.  Most all medals are worn on the left side over the heart.  

Comment by Kathy on May 4, 2013 at 2:09pm

The gold crew did 104 days one time.  How much they are doing this time I have no clue.  

Comment by karinabeana611 on May 3, 2013 at 9:19pm

Have a good weekend, everyone! :) Hope the weather is great wherever you all are! :) 

Comment by donnab on May 3, 2013 at 9:39am

My son mentioned it could be longer, which was not what I wanted to hear since this is his first time out. A first for him and me.

Comment by karinabeana611 on May 2, 2013 at 10:22pm


Alex told me it would be longer as well, but yes, he wasn't specific about it either. Personally, I'm planning on it being closer to four months just so that if he's back earlier it will be awesome and unexpected but I don't think it will actually be that long. :) 

Comment by susan on May 2, 2013 at 10:15pm
My son told us before they left that it would be a bit longer but wasn't specific.

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