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"I am SOOO happy too - I finally got my first letter too! My daughter left Sept 26th and received letter yesterday Oct. 11th. Those were the longest 2 weeks ever! But longer for her of course. How did you guys find out graduation dates?"
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NavyGfJackie commented on NavyGfJackie's blog post 'FIRST LETTER FROM HIM!'
"Yeah he graduates the 16th of November as well! Don’t worry though you should get a letter from him soon! "
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Bex_Kiss commented on NavyGfJackie's blog post 'FIRST LETTER FROM HIM!'
"I got my form letter yesterday. No extra letter though). Oh well at least he passed. Will your recruit be graduating on 11/16/18? That is the day my son will be."
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FIRST LETTER FROM HIM!

I’m so happy today I got a letter in the mail from my recruit!! I sent out two letters today hopefully he gets them soon! 5 weeks left till I see him!!!See More
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"Cannot wait to get my first letter."
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When will I see him?

Will graduation day be the first time we see our recruits or do we get to see them a day before graduation? And also after graduation how long can we be with them? See More
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First letter for my recruit!

Quick question am I allowed to send him a picture? I have a small picture printed kind of like a Polaroid and it probably about the same size but on mine I can peel the back part and the picture becomes a sticker. I was wondering if I could stick a picture in his letter like on the paper? See More
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Graduation

Hi, so I just received my recruits formal letter and on it he enlisted someone who is not able to go, because his name is in pencil can we just erase their name and place someone else’s? Or do we just leave the information blank and send it back?See More
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Laurel commented on NavyGfJackie's blog post 'My recruit left on September 18th'
"I had so many questions too when I was in your situation! I had never had a close family member in the service before: my father was in the Army, but that was before I was born. I did not know what "A school" was, or anything, really. I…"
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Militarymom2 commented on NavyGfJackie's blog post 'My recruit left on September 18th'
"I’m glad you asked these questions because my son also left September 18th and i was wondering the same thing."
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Laurel commented on NavyGfJackie's blog post 'My recruit left on September 18th'
"NavyGfJackie You will probably want to join the group, Boot Camp Moms (and Loved Ones), even though you may not be a mom of a recruit, because the admins who run it have put a whole lot of information out there which you will want to know! Depending…"
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"Ok and another question, after PIR do they get to come home with us? Or when do they get to come home from bootcamp?"
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My recruit left September 18th, 2018. I just have so many questions and I want to find someone whose recruit also left the same day so i can see if things are on track and kind of on the same page. I just don't want to feel alone.
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has been positive and maturing., is challenging and exciting., has presented us with many questions., is a work in progress!

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FIRST LETTER FROM HIM!

Posted on October 9, 2018 at 8:06pm 7 Comments

I’m so happy today I got a letter in the mail from my recruit!! I sent out two letters today hopefully he gets them soon! 5 weeks left till I see him!!!

When will I see him?

Posted on October 7, 2018 at 1:19am 1 Comment

Will graduation day be the first time we see our recruits or do we get to see them a day before graduation? And also after graduation how long can we be with them? 

First letter for my recruit!

Posted on October 3, 2018 at 1:55am 3 Comments

Quick question am I allowed to send him a picture? I have a small picture printed kind of like a Polaroid and it probably about the same size but on mine I can peel the back part and the picture becomes a sticker. I was wondering if I could stick a picture in his letter like on the paper? 

Graduation

Posted on October 1, 2018 at 11:11pm 1 Comment

Hi, so I just received my recruits formal letter and on it he enlisted someone who is not able to go, because his name is in pencil can we just erase their name and place someone else’s? Or do we just leave the information blank and send it back?

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At 12:56am on November 15, 2018, lemonelephant said…

Be sure to also make the changes I sent previously. You may also want to update your "A little about me:" section. If you keep it general, then you will not have to update it often.

At 12:54am on November 15, 2018, lemonelephant said…

Since you have a Sailor, you can change "At Boot Camp now" above to “Enlisted.” 

If you get an error message, then look at the area/s in the error message and unclick all of the choices in the area/s and make choices closer to the question/s. Some choices may have changed since you joined.

At 7:15pm on November 7, 2018, lemonelephant said…

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

At 11:55pm on October 1, 2018, lemonelephant said…

Divisions 011 and 012 are brother divisions and train together and will have Battle Stations-21 (BST) together, so look for others with a recruit in either division. Write to your recruit and ask when BST will be so you will know when to expect the "I'm a Sailor!" call.

At 10:05pm on September 28, 2018, lemonelephant said…

Since your recruit will go to "A" School for Logistics Specialist (LS), join, or at least check out, Logistic Specialists, Sailors attending A School in Meridian, Mississippi, and Meridian Mississippi A School family&friends. You will also want to check out NAS Meridian Facebook Page and NTTC Meridian Facebook Page.

The Rating Information Card for LS can be found at https://www.cool.navy.mil/usn/enlisted/rating_info_cards/ls.pdf. (If you get the security warning, it is safe to go there.) https://www.thebalancecareers.com/navy-enlisted-rating-job-descriptions-3345831

Your Sailor will most likely fly out to "A" School the day after PIR. Plan to leave late Saturday or on Sunday. See PIR Day and Liberty during PIR Weekend to help you know how to plan your weekend. 

I have given some info on timing in http://navyformoms.ning.com/forum/topics/pls-help-when-can-i-resign-from-my-job. 

Those with an LS contract MAY receive their orders for their first duty station while still in Boot Camp, some as late as the last week before PIR. 

(Those with the LS rating who will be on Subs go to Meridian after BC and then to Groton for BESS.  If your recruit has a contract for LSS, then you will also want to join Sub Moms and check out Naval Submarine Base New London Facebook Page.)

At 11:33am on September 21, 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.  

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