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Stephanie
  • Female
  • Houston, TX
  • United States

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Bugsmom replied to Stephanie's discussion 'When to buy plane tickets' in the group Moms of Daughters 2
"Sigh, ok..insert foot stomp,  Thanks!!!  :)"
Oct 22
Bugsmom replied to Stephanie's discussion 'When to buy plane tickets' in the group Moms of Daughters 2
"My daughter went to BC on 10/11. Her PIR should be 12/7. Should I wait for her letter to book anything or start booking now?  If I book now how do I know how many people are allowed?  Thanks for all the help!!"
Oct 21
B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN replied to Stephanie's discussion 'When to buy plane tickets' in the group Moms of Daughters 2
"I just looked and saw your PIR is 10/26 - I'd start looking into booking flights now....."
Oct 2
B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN replied to Stephanie's discussion 'When to buy plane tickets' in the group Moms of Daughters 2
"Stephanie - the timing is up to you but I agree with Annie Lee - buy trip insurance or fly Southwest like we always do.  That way you can make changes for no extra fees (unless the ticket itself costs more).  And if you end up not using…"
Oct 2
Annie Lee replied to Stephanie's discussion 'When to buy plane tickets' in the group Moms of Daughters 2
"It’s a gamble for sure!  I currently have two sets of plane tickets traveling home from power school graduation in Oct.  Albany to home & Charleston to home!  Of course I didn’t plan it that way but the Navy happens.…"
Oct 1
Jana left a comment for Stephanie
"Hi, Stephanie! My Daughter Kennedi is going to South Carolina also for Nuke School! How exciting."
Sep 26
Stephanie commented on ellen0502's group 'PIR: October 26, 2018 TG 51 - 11 Divisions (417 - 426, and 951)'
"Howdy from Texas, Ladies!  I signed up for Sarge's Meet and Greet.  Hope to meet you all there.   http://www.mynavytaxi.com/events.html"
Sep 23
Deb S. left a comment for Stephanie
"Hi, Stephanie,my navy taxi.com have loads of info and tips,the meet and greet  on the day before graduation is there....they make a table for each division. Just remember where I saw it"
Sep 22
Stephanie commented on ellen0502's group 'PIR: October 26, 2018 TG 51 - 11 Divisions (417 - 426, and 951)'
"Thanks, ladies for all the support.  I feel much better now.  I can turn my frown :0( upside down :0) LOL"
Sep 22
Stephanie commented on ellen0502's group 'PIR: October 26, 2018 TG 51 - 11 Divisions (417 - 426, and 951)'
"Anyone know where that link is to Sarges meet and greet?  I cant' find it."
Sep 22
Stephanie commented on ellen0502's group 'PIR: October 26, 2018 TG 51 - 11 Divisions (417 - 426, and 951)'
"Thanks, Jana!  Good to know.  Also, I haven't received a phone call since the "I'm here Safe"  This is me pouting :0("
Sep 22

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A little about me:
Proud single mother of my beautiful daughter Madison. She heads for boot camp in August. She'll be a part of the Nuke Team.
I am here to support my
Son/Daughter
Stage of (Sailor’s) Navy career?
Enlisted
When I heard “Navy,” I...
was proud and encouraged it
The Navy offers opportunities that...
College can't offer.
Our Navy experience so far...
has been positive and maturing.

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At 9:36pm on October 4, 2018, lemonelephant said…

There is info in Physical Fitness Assessment (PFA) and Fitness Improvement Training (FIT) for you.

SatMed for the run for a 17-19 year old female is 14:45.

At 7:32pm on September 26, 2018, Jana said…

Hi, Stephanie! My Daughter Kennedi is going to South Carolina also for Nuke School! How exciting.

At 11:30pm on September 24, 2018, ⚓ darsatm ⚓ said…

Hi Stephanie,

You'll be able to spend time with Madison from after PIR on Friday, around 10:30 until around 21:00/ 8:00pm then she has to be back on Base in enough time to walk to her Ship. Then she'll leave about 0100-0300/1:00am-3:00am in the morning to go to the airport...At least, that was my Sailors schedule. Good News you can meet her there a spent some time until her plane leaves.

At 2:12pm on September 22, 2018, Deb S. said…

Hi, Stephanie,my navy taxi.com have loads of info and tips,the meet and greet  on the day before graduation is there....they make a table for each division. Just remember where I saw it

At 1:43pm on September 22, 2018, lemonelephant said…

Thank you for the kind words.

At 1:19pm on September 22, 2018, lemonelephant said…

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

At 1:14pm on September 22, 2018, lemonelephant said…

Thanks for the friend request. I look forward to sharing this journey with you. If there is ever anything I can help with, then don't hesitate to ask. Take care and blessings to you and yours. 

At 1:13pm on September 22, 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 4:04pm on August 16, 2018, Phoenixmom said…

Hi Stephanie, I want to wish your Daughter the Very Best, and if there is anything that I can answer for you please reach out and I will do my Best. I help out on Boot Camp Moms come join. There is so much info on that site.

At 6:03pm on August 14, 2018, Phoenixmom said…

Mrs. LemonElephant post some good sites for you to go over it will let you know what she can take and not take. Stationary is one. a wallet with some cash, stamps, a calling card already activated. ID social, and a very small address book that can fit inside the wallet with addresses and numbers. and a cell phone so she can call you with the I'm here call as they do not have phones for them to use. if you have any other questions please reach out and I or anyone can help.

 
 
 

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