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Jennifer
  • Female
  • San Ramon, CA
  • United States

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My son leaves for Boot Camp in One Week

Started this discussion. Last reply by Phoenixmom on Thursday. 22 Replies

Why can't I stop crying.  I'm so proud of him and excited for him, but feel such a strong sense of loss.  It seems so permanent, since he really will be gone.Continue

Son leaving in 2 weeks for Boot Camp

Started this discussion. Last reply by Phoenixmom Apr 3. 8 Replies

Hello Navy Moms,I just joined this group yesterday (thank you Google!) and already have learned so much.  Can anyone point me to a thread which discusses graduation from Boot Camp for family/friends…Continue

Tags: camp, boot, graduation

 

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Phoenixmom replied to Jennifer's discussion 'My son leaves for Boot Camp in One Week'
"Hi Debbie, glad to have you along. Please know you are not alone, we are here for you in every way. I help out on Boot Camp Moms. Come join us, and if there is anything I can do or answer please let me know."
Thursday
lemonelephant replied to Jennifer's discussion 'My son leaves for Boot Camp in One Week'
"4Roses92, I put info on your My Page that will help you and your future Sailor to prepare."
Thursday
mern replied to Jennifer's discussion 'My son leaves for Boot Camp in One Week'
"4Roses92 He has time to be sure he can meet the PT standards. If he has access to a pool that would help as well. Knowing he can pass his pt standards will take one burden off his mind. "
Apr 18
4Roses92 replied to Jennifer's discussion 'My son leaves for Boot Camp in One Week'
"I'm a mess already and have 4 months until he leaves.  Graduates HS in June, don't want to ruin all of the upcoming events by focusing on August, but I can't help myself.  So glad we're not in this alone."
Apr 18
lemonelephant replied to Jennifer's discussion 'My son leaves for Boot Camp in One Week'
"Debbie, I left info on your My Page that will help you prepare for her to leave."
Apr 16
Phoenixmom replied to Jennifer's discussion 'My son leaves for Boot Camp in One Week'
"Hi Debbie, beleive me it is quite natural to feel this way, My Son left right after High school graduation July 5th to be exact, I also thougth I was ready for this, but you never really are. My son was the baby and he never really was the type to…"
Apr 16
Debbie replied to Jennifer's discussion 'My son leaves for Boot Camp in One Week'
"My daughter is leaving Wednesday for boot camp and is the baby of four girls (a twin at that). I can’t stop crying either. I’m so proud but feel like I’m losing her. I try not to cry in front of her or the other girls, but as it…"
Apr 16
Jennifer liked Navy for Moms Admin's discussion NAVYforMoms (N4M) Community Guidelines
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Apr 13
Jennifer replied to Jennifer's discussion 'My son leaves for Boot Camp in One Week'
"Thank you for your encouraging words and prayers.  God bless you and your family too. Good tip on the notepad and words of encouragement.  I bought my son a small New Testament bible with psalms and proverbs and he said mom, I have two of…"
Apr 13
Jennifer replied to Jennifer's discussion 'My son leaves for Boot Camp in One Week'
"Yes my emotions flip/flop  happy, excited, sad, crying.  I'm very thankful for this site too!"
Apr 13
Jennifer replied to Jennifer's discussion 'My son leaves for Boot Camp in One Week'
"my son leaves this coming Tuesday and I'm very proud of him too.  We should be proud of all our sons and daughters."
Apr 13
Jennifer replied to Jennifer's discussion 'My son leaves for Boot Camp in One Week'
"I love this meme - U.S. Navy Mom here :)"
Apr 13
mern replied to Jennifer's discussion 'My son leaves for Boot Camp in One Week'
"My son just left on Tues. I jump when the phone rings- We wonder and wait for his box, then his letter. Very proud of our son. "
Apr 12
Alexamyyoungsailor replied to Jennifer's discussion 'My son leaves for Boot Camp in One Week'
"hi I'm barely new here few days a go ,i been just like you , I'm the same very proud of my daughter and was very happy but suddenly turned out very worrying non stop crying at first day when i left her at meps ,i didn't tough i will…"
Apr 12
lemonelephant left a comment for Jennifer
"Click on OPSEC and PERSEC (Making Changes to Your Profile) and the Page will open in a new window. Read the Page and follow the directions at the bottom to make change 3 (see the words in bold) to change "Anyone" to…"
Apr 12

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Waiting to leave for Boot Camp
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At 10:11pm on April 12, 2018, lemonelephant said…

Click on OPSEC and PERSEC (Making Changes to Your Profile) and the Page will open in a new window. Read the Page and follow the directions at the bottom to make change 3 (see the words in bold) to change "Anyone" to "Members" so that this page is no longer visible to EVERYONE (Anyone) with access to the web. Don’t forget to click the “Save” button at the bottom. 

There may be other changes you need to make as well, so read and consider each of the changes. 

At 7:42pm on April 5, 2018, lemonelephant said…

I see you have joined AECF - FCs and ETs; your recruit will discover his rating while in BC, usually near the end of BC. "A" School is in GL, so you will also want to join Great Lakes A School Q&A and GL A-school momsYou can also check out the Training Support Center (TSC) Great Lakes Facebook Page. 

The Rating Information Card for AECF can be found at https://www.cool.navy.mil/usn/enlisted/rating_info_cards/aecf.pdf(It has an error in the number of weeks for ATT; it should be 9 weeks instead of 11 for FC and 11 weeks rather than 119 weeks for ET.) The Rating Information Card for Electronics Technician (ET) can be found at https://www.cool.navy.mil/usn/enlisted/rating_info_cards/et.pdf and the one for Fire Controlman (FC) can be found at https://www.cool.navy.mil/usn/enlisted/rating_info_cards/fc.pdf(If you get the security warning, it is safe to go there.) 

You will be able to enjoy extra time with your Sailor following PIR. Plan to leave late Sunday or on Monday if you are able to do that. (See PIR Day and Liberty during PIR Weekend.) 

If your Sailor has “C” School in Dam Neck, then you may want to join Norfolk Sailors - Family & Friends since Dam Neck is in that area. Check out http://wavy.com/category/news/military/ for news from the Norfolk area. If your Sailor has "C" School in Hawaii, then check out HAWAII (OAHU). 

At 3:42pm on April 3, 2018, KathyProudCorpsmanmom said…

Hi Jennifer,

Welcome to Navy For Moms. We have a group in the San Fran Bay area, and have several members in the San Ramon area.


Check out our Directory & come join us!
Here is the clickable link, when the page opens up click +JOIN:
SAN FRANCISCO/BAY AREA - NORTHERN CALIFORNIA

http://navyformoms.ning.com/group/sfbayareanavyfamilies


KathyProudCorpsmanmom

At 12:32pm on April 3, 2018, lemonelephant said…

Be sure to check out the discussion, Things to Do in the Last Month before Your Future Sailor Leaves for the RTC.

Arrival and What Happens at the RTC within Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones) will let you know what will soon be happening and what to expect.

Be sure to join your PIR group once you get The Form Letter. 

At 12:31pm on April 3, 2018, lemonelephant said…

Welcome to Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones). I look forward to sharing this journey with you. Be sure to check out the Pages (found under the pictures of the Members) for information on what to expect and to help you prepare for PIR. Start with OPSEC and PERSEC (Making Changes to Your Profile) and Arrival and What Happens at the RTC and read 1 or 2 pages a day and then go back to them as you need the info.   

If you would like information on your future Sailor’s rating (job/occupational specialty) or field, then let me know the rating or field. There are groups for most specialties and/or "A" Schools and knowing that will help you to better plan for PIR weekend.   

Take care and blessings to you and yours. 

At 6:27pm on April 2, 2018, B'sNukeMoM⚓️MM said…

Welcome to NAVYforMoms.com!   

Head to “Settings” on the main page right away to add a profile image (no last names visible, please) and complete your Profile. Then - and this is important! - read these Community Guidelines and this Operations Security (OPSEC) Checklist, for the safety and privacy of all our Sailors.

Then jump right in!  Browse around the site and check out the groups and the information in their Discussion Forums.

Join this group for boot camp moms, where you'll also find a group for your Pass in Review (graduation) date; and this one for PIR Reference Information.  

Get a head start during boot camp by joining groups for, and learning about, your Sailor's occupational specialty and "A" School; and later your Sailor's duty station and/or Navy ship and homeport. You can also join groups for your own state, region or home town and interests from getting ready for deployment to care package ideas!

Please say Hi when you join a group, and feel free to ask any and all questions - everyone was new once, and there is no "dumb" question. 

This site was created by the U.S. Navy just for you, and we look forward to getting to know you and your Sailor.  

Welcome to the NAVY family - we're so glad you're here!!

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