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proud mom

Started Mar 2 0 Replies

I son will be leaving for basic in a few weeks. I am really proud but I'm very nervous as he starts this new adventure in his life and our lifeContinue

 

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Toni commented on wanda0319's blog post 'Concerned mom'
"Stay strong.  I will keep him in my prayers. "
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CrissySue left a comment for wanda0319
"Check your messages hun"
Monday
wanda0319 commented on wanda0319's blog post 'Concerned mom'
"He left two weeks ago"
Monday
AZ2OH2IL2UT commented on wanda0319's blog post 'Concerned mom'
"wanda0319-When did your son go in? I am so sorry to hear he was injured and might need surgery. I will pray for your family and hopefully you get answers soon. Hugs!"
Monday
HMMomNC commented on wanda0319's blog post 'Concerned mom'
"I'm sorry to hear of your son's injury. I will keep your son and all the recruits in my thoughts and prayers."
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Concerned mom

Ok, I get a call over the weekend that my son has hurt his knee real bad, may require surgery. Can they do rehab there during basic so he can finish basic. He does not want to opt out. He was told that he could opt out, have surgery and then re-enlist. He really wants to stay and finish. I don't know where to turn or what to doSee More
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lemonelephant commented on wanda0319's blog post 'Left for Basic yesterday'
":o)"
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AZ2OH2IL2UT commented on wanda0319's blog post 'Left for Basic yesterday'
"lemonelephant, I would be thrilled if that happened. If it happens that will be wonderful, if not, then I will look forward to the next call and the letters! Thanks for your insight."
Sunday
lemonelephant commented on wanda0319's blog post 'Left for Basic yesterday'
"AZ2OH2IL2UT, some get to make a make-up call if they didn't make the "I'm here!" call, but not all are offered it. Yes, all is well for him."
Sunday
AZ2OH2IL2UT commented on wanda0319's blog post 'Left for Basic yesterday'
"lemonelephant, He did have his cell phone. He let us know which number he would call when he got to GL, so we kept that phone next to us all night. His battery could have died since he was hadn't charged his phone since 4 am Thursday morning.…"
Sunday
lemonelephant commented on wanda0319's blog post 'Left for Basic yesterday'
"AZ2OH2IL2UT, sorry you didn't receive the call. Did he take a cell phone with him? If he did, perhaps it's battery was out or perhaps he called someone else. If he didn't, then he would have had to borrow one from another recruit to…"
Sunday
AZ2OH2IL2UT commented on wanda0319's blog post 'Left for Basic yesterday'
"Our son left on Thursday as well. We didn't receive the, "I'm here" phone call. "
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"Make at least 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."
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lemonelephant left a comment for wanda0319
"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. Start with OPSEC…"
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A little about me:
I have two wonderful kids, a daughter that is 30, married with three kids and about to graduate nursing school, and my 19 year old son that is in college and leaves April 17, for basic training
I am here to support my
Son/Daughter
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...
My son would not be able to receive any where else. He can travel and see the world
Our Navy experience so far...
is a work in progress!

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Concerned mom

Posted on April 24, 2017 at 9:38am 5 Comments

Ok, I get a call over the weekend that my son has hurt his knee real bad, may require surgery. Can they do rehab there during basic so he can finish basic. He does not want to opt out. He was told that he could opt out, have surgery and then re-enlist. He really wants to stay and finish. I don't know where to turn or what to do

Left for Basic yesterday

Posted on April 19, 2017 at 10:26am 12 Comments

Yesterday was a hard day for me and our family. We went to Ft. Jackson in Columbia and watched our " young man " swear into the Navy. It was the hardest thing I as a mother have ever done, to turn and walk away after I hugged, kissed him, and told him how proud I was of him and that I loved him. Then I got the last call last night around 10 pm, telling me he was in Chicago and fine and that he loved us. Tears streamed down my face as I held the phone after he hung up, knowing I could not…

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At 1:26pm on April 24, 2017, CrissySue said…
Check your messages hun
At 8:38pm on April 20, 2017, lemonelephant said…

Make at least 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 8:32pm on April 20, 2017, 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. Start with OPSEC and PERSEC (Making Changes to Your Profile) and Arrival and What Happens at the RTC and read 1 or 2 pages a day and then go back to them as you need the info.

If you would like information on your recruit’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.

Take care and blessings to you and yours.

 
 
 

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