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  • Olympia, WA
  • United States

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Latest Activity

Stephanie left a comment for Jana
"Sorry, I just saw this request. LOL Maddy has been really sick.  I hope to still meet you next week."
Jana replied to mrs76peeps's discussion 'New here' in the group Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones)
"Keep the Faith! He will do it! "
Oct 8
Jana replied to Jessica's Mama's discussion 'Daughter leaves for BC on November 7th.' in the group Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones)
"PIR is her Graduation. My Daughters PIR is 10-26! Cannot wait to hug her so tight!"
Oct 4
Jana replied to Jessica's Mama's discussion 'Daughter leaves for BC on November 7th.' in the group Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones)
"We spent a couple days in Seattle as a family. Stayed in the same Hotel She did the night before She left. It was great!"
Oct 4
Jana replied to Jessica's Mama's discussion 'Daughter leaves for BC on November 7th.' in the group Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones)
"Thank you! Enjoy every minute you have until She leaves. Have you watched any of the "Making a Sailor" on YouTube? If not,watch them. You get to see exactly where they are going and, What it's like right when they get off the Bus. I…"
Oct 4
Jana replied to Jessica's Mama's discussion 'Daughter leaves for BC on November 7th.' in the group Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones)
"I am so sorry She will miss all of those Holidays. My Daughter turned 19 yesterday at Bootcamp. I assume that they would have those days off. Not sure though. I will tell you this though. When She gets on the plane headed for O'Hare She needs…"
Oct 3
Kevin left a comment for Jana
"Jana, sadly no response from her. No box, calls or letters"
Oct 1
Jana replied to Dudesboys22's discussion 'Arrival at boot camp'
"That was a hard call to get! I will tell you the first 3 weeks are the hardest my Daughter said. Then you get in somewhat of a routine. Her first letter was not so great. But, they are much better now. She graduates on 10-26! Can't wait! Good…"
Sep 28
Jana replied to MystiWV's discussion 'Sandboxx??' in the group Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones)
"I am very new to this as well as so many other Moms. I had no idea Sandboxx was such a big issue. Too late now! I have sent many letter. As well as several Family members. My Daughter encouraged it also. She said the letters arrive in 2 days. Had I…"
Sep 27
Jana replied to MystiWV's discussion 'Sandboxx??' in the group Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones)
"I didn't know about Sandboxx until after my Daughter was at Bootcamp. What a great way to communicate that's for sure."
Sep 27

Profile Information

A little about me:
I have 4 Daughters ranging in age from 17-32! Our 19yr old just left for Bootcamp a week ago. Feels very strange not seeing her everyday.
I am here to support my
Stage of (Sailor’s) Navy career?
At Boot Camp now
When I heard “Navy,” I...
was proud and encouraged it
The Navy offers opportunities that...
They offer a great Education. Makes you grow up very quickly!
Our Navy experience so far...
has been positive and maturing.

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At 10:59pm on October 18, 2018, Stephanie said…

Sorry, I just saw this request. LOL Maddy has been really sick.  I hope to still meet you next week.

At 1:35pm on October 1, 2018, Kevin said…
Jana, sadly no response from her. No box, calls or letters
At 10:27pm on September 23, 2018, SailorsLIMom said…

Jana,  would love to talk to you more, I’m on a short vacation now, but will email you in the next day or so.  Yes, the daughter thing is big… 

At 1:26am on September 19, 2018, lemonelephant said…

Divisions 419 and 420 are brother divisions and train together and will have Battle Stations-21 (BST) together, so look for others with loved ones in either division. Write to your recruit and ask when Battle Stations-21 (BST) will be so you will know when to expect the "I'm a Sailor!" call. 

At 10:13pm on September 18, 2018, lemonelephant said…

Be sure to make the changes I previously sent in a PM. PM's are in the Inbox in the upper left.

At 11:15am on September 10, 2018, gosybil said…


I did the same thing...I got his address from the recruiter and started sending before I received the form letter.  He didn't get the mail I sent anyway and I guess it has something to do with where he is at in his boot camp schedule.  I believe they don't want them to get mail to soon as they are still washing them so to speak of the civilian life.  

I can say...the call is hard.  Keep a list of questions you want to ask because you will go blank and after they hang up you will beat yourself up over not asking.   Plus I think they are all emotional when they finally call and here your voice.   I can't imagine what goes through a young RS who doesn't make contact with their families.  I can't wait to here how things are going for your daughter.

At 10:34am on September 10, 2018, gosybil said…

Jana,  I received my first call (8 min) on Tuesday.  That would have been 3 weeks since he left for MEPS and 1 day shy of his arrival in GL.  He told me he was just on 2-2 day as the first week was P days for processing.  He developed the Flu and pink eye in the first week.  Actually threw up on his Chief....Oh Dear!!   I received a letter he wrote last Sunday this past Saturday and I find that mail takes 3-4 days to arrive.  As of Tuesday he still had not gotten any mail from home.  Apparently if they dont have a Petty Officer assigned to distribute mail it gets held up.  Hopefully by now it has arrived.    

They only get to write on "Holiday" which is 6 hours on Sundays.  Mail goes out on Mondays.  Sometimes they get more days to write during the week depending on how well their Division is doing.

I live by the saying "no news is good news".   

At 3:48pm on September 9, 2018, lilbits226 said…

yes this is by the far the hardest thing I ever hard to do as a parent.  I feel so helpless at this point.  I am sure once I get his letter and talk to him I will feel a lot better. My son is 18 and he has a great head on his shoulders and I know he is fine but just not talking to him bothers me..  But I have to say all of these moms and dads  in these groups have really helped a lot.   

At 1:08pm on September 9, 2018, lilbits226 said…

He just turned 18 in May. I know he is probably fine but just being able to talk or even text with him is the hardest part. This is by far one of the hardest parenting moment ever

At 1:14pm on September 8, 2018, lemonelephant said…

I sent changes in a PM. PM's are found in the Inbox in the upper left.


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