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The ships aren't ships :-)

Started this discussion. Last reply by BunkerQB Feb 23, 2014. 6 Replies

Being a rookie at all this, I pictured all these practice ships sitting in the harbor at Great Lakes.  I figured the SRs were literally on the ships.  It turns out the "ships" are actually buildings.…Continue

I'm lovin' the Navy today

Started this discussion. Last reply by DonnaG Feb 17, 2014. 1 Reply

OK, so I wasn't the biggest fan 3 weeks ago when my SR went off to boot camp.  As a matter of fact, I was rather disgruntled (but tried to hide it in front of him).  His beloved grandfather (my…Continue

If SR misses PIR, does that mean family shouldn't go to Great Lakes?

Started this discussion. Last reply by lemonelephant Feb 9, 2014. 1 Reply

More questions!  I noticed there have been a few moms that have mentioned that their SRs missed their PIR.  What exactly happens at that point?  Does the family then cancel all travel arrangements or…Continue

SR? Dumb question

Started this discussion. Last reply by lemonelephant Mar 7, 2014. 6 Replies

So, I tried the little acronym looker upper and "SR" came back "sorry, that isn't in our database."  Does SR mean "sailor" or something else?bluemomContinue

 

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bluemom replied to proud2bhismom's discussion 'dropping son off Wednesday night'
"Join the Boot Camp group on this site.  It helps a lot."
Mar 30, 2014
bluemom commented on ellen0502's group 'PIR 03/28/2014 TG 20 - 9 Divisions (119-124, 810, 811, 920) Each recruit will be permitted 4 guests'
"AZMom, we are planning on going to the meet and greet.  See you there."
Mar 24, 2014
bluemom replied to ellen0502's discussion 'Ship 13 (USS Marvin Shields) Division 123 and 124 (Brother Divisions)' in the group PIR 03/28/2014 TG 20 - 9 Divisions (119-124, 810, 811, 920) Each recruit will be permitted 4 guests
"Same here.  But, our son's girlfriend is good about keeping us informed.  I figure, if talking to her makes him happy and gets him through boot camp with less stress, that's OK."
Mar 21, 2014
bluemom replied to ellen0502's discussion 'Ship 13 (USS Marvin Shields) Division 123 and 124 (Brother Divisions)' in the group PIR 03/28/2014 TG 20 - 9 Divisions (119-124, 810, 811, 920) Each recruit will be permitted 4 guests
"Yes.  We plan on being there.  :-)"
Mar 19, 2014
Sherry (Ship 09 DIV 139) replied to bluemom's discussion 'SR? Dumb question'
"Seaman recruit (SR) is the lowest enlisted rank in the U.S. Navy, U.S. Coast Guard, and the U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps just below seaman apprentice; this rank was formerly known as seaman third class."
Mar 5, 2014
bluemom replied to ellen0502's discussion 'Ship 13 (USS Marvin Shields) Division 123 and 124 (Brother Divisions)' in the group PIR 03/28/2014 TG 20 - 9 Divisions (119-124, 810, 811, 920) Each recruit will be permitted 4 guests
"So, who is going to PIR?  We are staying in the Residence Inn.  (Son is Div 123)  Anyone else? Bluemom"
Mar 4, 2014
Tammy (Sonny Boy's Mom) liked bluemom's discussion I'm lovin' the Navy today
Mar 3, 2014
bluemom replied to ellen0502's discussion 'Ship 13 (USS Marvin Shields) Division 123 and 124 (Brother Divisions)' in the group PIR 03/28/2014 TG 20 - 9 Divisions (119-124, 810, 811, 920)
"Thanks for the condolences!  Well, it seems SR wrote his girlfriend 8 letters and none came for me and my husband.  I am a bit disappointed, but his girlfriend came over to the house last night and shared all of her letters with us.…"
Feb 23, 2014
BunkerQB replied to bluemom's discussion 'The ships aren't ships :-)'
"Please PM me w you addy. Would like to send her a small gift."
Feb 23, 2014
bluemom replied to ellen0502's discussion 'Ship 13 (USS Marvin Shields) Division 123 and 124 (Brother Divisions)' in the group PIR 03/28/2014 TG 20 - 9 Divisions (119-124, 810, 811, 920)
"No letter yet.  Still waiting...  We are having the funeral for my SRs grandfather today.  So much emotion.  A letter would perk us up a lot."
Feb 21, 2014
BunkerQB replied to bluemom's discussion 'The ships aren't ships :-)'
"Hey, Craig. Where have you been? Big Sis, BQB."
Feb 17, 2014
DonnaG replied to bluemom's discussion 'The ships aren't ships :-)'
"Thank you."
Feb 17, 2014
DonnaG replied to bluemom's discussion 'I'm lovin' the Navy today'
"The Red Cross does an excellent job. I was in Alaska many yrs ago and then active duty when I got a call about my mom. I was home in 24 hrs. Yes, the military does a great job handling these matters. My daughter now is BC, she got to GL feb.…"
Feb 17, 2014
bluemom replied to ellen0502's discussion 'Ship 13 (USS Marvin Shields) Division 123 and 124 (Brother Divisions)' in the group PIR 03/28/2014 TG 20 - 9 Divisions (119-124, 810, 811, 920)
"Sorry you are sick.  I'm praying for your healing.  I'm so glad you got to talk to your son."
Feb 16, 2014
bluemom replied to bluemom's discussion 'The ships aren't ships :-)'
"Wow.  Great info, Craig.  Thanks!"
Feb 16, 2014
bluemom replied to ellen0502's discussion 'Ship 13 (USS Marvin Shields) Division 123 and 124 (Brother Divisions)' in the group PIR 03/28/2014 TG 20 - 9 Divisions (119-124, 810, 811, 920)
"k-love, you got a lot more info than we did.  We didn't talk to SR directly.  He called his girlfriend.  He also had a cold.  Evidently, they are having our son help with workouts (he is in very good shape).  I guess…"
Feb 16, 2014

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At 6:18pm on February 9, 2014, lemonelephant said…

Make change 3 at the bottom of OPSEC and PERSEC (Making Changes to Your Profile) (clickable link). There may be other changes you need to make as well, so read and consider each of the changes.

At 6:17pm on February 9, 2014, lemonelephant said…

Has your daughter gotten a ship date and is in DEP? If so, go to the discussion, Things to Do in the Last Month before Your Future Sailor Leaves for the RTC. At the bottom are links for each of the months, join the one for the month that your future Sailor ships.

You may want to check out Mom’s of Navy Daughters, Mom's of Daughters 2, and Women in the Navy.

Your future Sailor may want to join http://www.navydep.com to learn the ins and outs from the DEP point of view. Craig runs that and will steer her to some good links on there.

At 6:13pm on February 9, 2014, 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. What is your SR's rating (job/specialty) going to be? There are groups for most ratings 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 4:39pm on February 1, 2014, KathyProudCorpsmanmom said…

Hi bluemom,

Welcome to Navy For Moms. We have a group in the San Fran Bay area, and have several members in the Rio Vista/ Antioch area. Check out our Directory & come join us!

Here is the clickable link, when the page opens up click +JOIN:

San Francisco Bay Area Navy Families Group 

KathyProudCorpsmanmom

At 3:52pm on January 31, 2014, Navy for Moms Admin said…

Welcome to NAVYForMoms!

You will find this site very helpful and full of members who are eager to answer your questions. Browse around the site and check out the forums, groups, blogs, photos, videos, and even the other member profiles!

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Enjoy your time here! I look forward (along with the community) to reading more about you! :)

-Tiffany

 
 
 

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