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wanda0319
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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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wanda0319 replied to Anna's discussion 'Sad phone call' in the group Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones)
"My son got medically discharged also. Tore his knee up. Check his R rating. My son got an RE 8 meaning he can reenlist with clearance and a waiver"
Jun 12
lemonelephant left a comment for wanda0319
"Join Ship 5 Moms(Formerly Ship 17) and see FAQ about SEPS and http://www.bootcamp.navy.mil/ship5/index.html for more information on SEPS. Be sure to have your recruit sign paperwork with legal so that they will be able to discuss the…"
May 7
wanda0319 replied to Nukespouse30's discussion 'Prayers please' in the group Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones)
"My son is getting medically discharged also. Tore up his knee pretty bad. I have been able to talk to him and he says he is going back in after he comes home and sees a doctor. I was very discouraged but God is in control. Prayers to you and your…"
May 6
lemonelephant commented on wanda0319's blog post 'Left for Basic yesterday'
"Pogobean, I left info for you on your My Page."
May 3
Pogobean commented on wanda0319's blog post 'Left for Basic yesterday'
"Hi there.  My daughter left on the same day as your son.  Have you received anything in the mail from him yet?  I only received her personal clothing items and cell phone.  I am so desperate to hear from her and find out when…"
May 3
Toni commented on wanda0319's blog post 'Concerned mom'
"Stay strong.  I will keep him in my prayers. "
Apr 25
CrissySue left a comment for wanda0319
"Check your messages hun"
Apr 24
wanda0319 commented on wanda0319's blog post 'Concerned mom'
"He left two weeks ago"
Apr 24
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!"
Apr 24
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."
Apr 24
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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
Apr 24
lemonelephant commented on wanda0319's blog post 'Left for Basic yesterday'
":o)"
Apr 23
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."
Apr 23
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."
Apr 22
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.…"
Apr 22
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…"
Apr 22

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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 14 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 4:54am on May 7, 2017, lemonelephant said…

Join Ship 5 Moms(Formerly Ship 17) and see FAQ about SEPS and http://www.bootcamp.navy.mil/ship5/index.html for more information on SEPS.

Be sure to have your recruit sign paperwork with legal so that they will be able to discuss the situation with you if your recruit wants that to happen. He will also have to sign the HIPAA form for you to speak with anyone about the medical condition.

There is additional info for you at http://www.navydads.com/group/ship5formerlyship17 and http://www.bootcamp.navy.mil/ship5/ship5.txt.

FAQ about SEPS indicates that phone calls are authorized daily, but the recruits may not have access to phones every day to make calls. Those in SEPS are usually able to go to the NEX at least twice a week--females on Monday/Wednesday and males on Tuesday/Thursday--and sometimes on Saturday and the recruits are able to access the phone banks on those days and make calls if they have a phone card.

To join the Ship 5 SEPS fB group, click https://m.facebook.com/groups/535221726514465?tsid=0.5434796636246855&source=typeahead. It is a closed group and you must be approved to join, which may take a few days to a week or so. Remember that the reasons for being in SEPS are as varied as the recruits there.

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.

 
 
 

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