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Debbie
  • Female
  • Ooltewah, TN
  • United States

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Cell phones

Started this discussion. Last reply by Debbie Apr 19. 3 Replies

I’m confused about whether or not they will keep their cell phones (locked up) or if those get shipped with their clothes and other stuff. Can someone please shed some light on this?Thanks!Continue

Ship date today

Started this discussion. Last reply by Debbie May 3. 19 Replies

I’m a basket case today. We are at MEPS watching our youngest daughter swear in and ship out to boot camp. This is the hardest thing I’ve ever done! Prayers are appreciated and I’m so thankful to…Continue

 

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Debbie replied to Debbie's discussion 'Ship date today'
"No I haven’t received our letter yet. But when she called she did say June 15th for graduation! I’m excited."
May 3
lemonelephant replied to Debbie's discussion 'Ship date today'
"Debbie, check your My Page."
May 3
lemonelephant replied to Debbie's discussion 'Ship date today'
"NavFam, I left info for you on your My Page."
May 3
NavFam replied to Debbie's discussion 'Ship date today'
"Hi Debbie, just got word from my ex that he received the form letter with tentative graduation date of June 15th!!! Cant wait to here from her to find out what job she has.  How about you, have you heard anything?  Have a good night."
May 3
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Debbie replied to Debbie's discussion 'Ship date today'
"I understand how you feel. She called Monday afternoon and I missed the call. I was working and didn’t feel my phone vibrate. She called her dad when I didn’t answer, but I was devastated! She only called because she changed divisions…"
May 2
NavFam replied to Debbie's discussion 'Ship date today'
"Hi Debbie, Debbie here :) my daughter also shipped out on April 18th.  I am glad I found this group as a place to connect with other moms waiting for news and to show support to all sons and daughters.  I am thinking that their form…"
May 2
Debbie replied to Debbie's discussion 'Cell phones'
"Thank you. You have been a wonderful wealth of information! Bless you ❤️"
Apr 19
Phoenixmom replied to Debbie's discussion 'Cell phones'
Apr 19
Phoenixmom replied to Debbie's discussion 'Cell phones'
"Hi Debbie, most. Take their phones so they can call with I'm here and ok.  They do not have phones, they can borrow someone's phone. But it will get sent home with his clothes in his box. May be in a sock or stuffed in his shoe."
Apr 19
Debbie posted a discussion

Cell phones

I’m confused about whether or not they will keep their cell phones (locked up) or if those get shipped with their clothes and other stuff. Can someone please shed some light on this?Thanks!See More
Apr 19
Phoenixmom replied to Debbie's discussion 'Ship date today'
"Hi Debbie, it is nerve wrecking and then hearing the yelling probably made you more worried and nervous. Please know you are not alone, we are hear for you every step of the way. there are no words to say, I was a total mess also. just know whatever…"
Apr 19
Debbie replied to Debbie's discussion 'Ship date today'
"I got my “I’m here” call at 12:56am this morning. I could here them yelling in the background but just let her talk. I did squeeze in a “your dad and I love you” and she said I love you too then hung up. I cried myself…"
Apr 19
lemonelephant replied to Debbie's discussion 'Ship date today'
"Check your My Page."
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Apr 18

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A little about me:
I’m a mother of 4 grown girls, one of which is leaving for boot camp on 4/18/18. I have 2 grandchildren a boy (2) and a girl (9months). The daughter leaving is a twin. My husband is a paramedic and I’m finishing a business degree in May.
I am here to support my
Son/Daughter
Stage of (Sailor’s) Navy career?
Waiting to leave for Boot Camp
When I heard “Navy,” I...
was proud and encouraged it
The Navy offers opportunities that...
She can’t get in college or life.
Our Navy experience so far...
has been positive and maturing.

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At 10:55pm on April 18, 2018, lemonelephant said…

Comments on this page are for you. Others do not see them unless they happen by. To reply to a comment here, click on "Comment Back" or "View Thread" below the comment. 

At 10:55pm on April 18, 2018, lemonelephant said…

Since you have a recruit at the RTC, you can change "Waiting to leave for Boot Camp" above to Enlisted” or “At Boot Camp now.” Either is appropriate, but if you make the change to “Enlisted” now, then you will not have to change it again. 

At 10:54pm on April 18, 2018, lemonelephant said…

Group names in my comments are clickable links.  To join a group, click on the group name and after the group page opens, click on "+ Join..." in the upper right. 

At 7:04pm on April 18, 2018, Debbie said…
Thank you all for being supportive. I hope to return that support for y’all and others. This is such a difficult time for our sailors and family.
At 6:49pm on April 18, 2018, Tina_Proud Momma said…
Hi Debbie we have so much in common lol. I have 2 girls and a son. My daughter left also for boot camp today 04/18 and I have2 grandchildren as welk. So happy I found this group. Such great support for us moms
At 9:24pm on April 16, 2018, lemonelephant said…

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.  

At 9:24pm on April 16, 2018, lemonelephant said…

You may want to check out Mom's of Daughters 2. 

At 9:24pm on April 16, 2018, lemonelephant said…

Join the group, DEP-Leavin for bootcamp in April. You will meet others with loved ones leaving this week who may be in the same TG and have PIR together. Be sure to check out the discussion, Things to Do in the Last Month before Your Future Sailor Leaves for the RTC. 

I also suggest that you join Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones) and begin checking out the Pages (found under the pictures of the Members) and Discussions there. 

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 10:15am on April 6, 2018, B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN 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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