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4 years later and I still get chills every Friday morning!

Added by power0806 on March 23, 2017 at 6:46pm — No Comments

Boot Camp May 16, 2017

Looking to chat with other moms that have a son/daughter heading to boot camp on that date.

Added by Blessed3times on March 22, 2017 at 1:40pm — 1 Comment

Boot Camp March 15 with PIR of 5/12

Hello looking to chat with other families who have children etc in now with a PIR date of 5/12...

Added by Ashlee K on March 22, 2017 at 10:14am — 1 Comment

BOOT CAMP OCTOBER 2017

Anyone have a son or daughter leaving for boot camp the month of October 2017?  My son leaves on October 30th.... Very happy to have more time but anxious at the same time... this is all new to me... I know he graduates from boot camp we have one day with him and he stays in GL for Fire Control school. 

Added by Jpz123 on March 20, 2017 at 1:45pm — 2 Comments

Bulls Unit Mom -

BULLS UNIT Ship 06 DIV 147 proud Mom here.

Added by Kris on March 15, 2017 at 5:30pm — 26 Comments

Newbie Mom PIR 4/28/17

Hello everyone,  

Just joined and have been reading and enjoying all the posts and information.  Our recruiters weren't the greatest at preparing us, but I have found this place to be a great support group.  I got "the box" which actually ended up being 2 boxes and the form letter so I know that my son's PIR is 4/28/17.  I am one of those hyper-planners when it comes to reservations so I have already booked a hotel. Don't worry, I can change the dates if necessary.  I am hoping that…

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Added by aheekrn on March 12, 2017 at 12:33pm — 10 Comments

Swearing in

Hello all of you helpful moms out there,

Does anyone know approx. what time the swearing is?  Is it the same for everyone?  Will I get to see my son after? or does he leave immediately.  Just trying to get my ducks in a row.

Thanks for any and all help.

Added by Bandmom on March 9, 2017 at 12:26pm — 6 Comments

Boot Camp

My grandson is in boot camp He is on ship 4 div 122. does anyone else have loved ones on this ship that I could communicate with

Added by Sissykat on March 7, 2017 at 7:59am — No Comments

Where to stay for graduation

My son recently left for boot camp, and I just received his PIR date. Now I would like to book our hotel for the weekend. Any suggestions on where to stay?

Added by RNNavymom on March 3, 2017 at 9:27am — 3 Comments

??

anyone have people in ship 6 and div 117 in Chicago Illinois graduating in april 14??

Added by Navygirlfriend on March 3, 2017 at 1:03am — 2 Comments

my boyfriend is in the navy

Hi my name is Merissa. I'm 17. my boyfriend left for the navy February 13. he graduates basic on April 14th im very new to this I got information letter in the mail I sent all the letter I wrote from the time he left intel the I got his letter so I could send mine I waiting for a phone call soon and a letter back this is the hardest thing I ever done. people say your not gonna last but I know we will. I count down the days intel I can go see him he is in Chicago Illinois . I think about him…

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Added by Navygirlfriend on March 3, 2017 at 12:54am — 3 Comments

OCS 4/2/17

Hi,  My son is attending OCS on April, 2 2017.  I have been trying to find a packing list or suggested items to pack but have been unable to find anything.  Does anyone have a list? or any suggestions?

Added by karenmof2 on March 2, 2017 at 4:12pm — 1 Comment

Last Month

My son came home last night in his preparation for leaving April 4.  I have been watching and researching, so I believe with all the advice and articles located here, he will be ready.  Now I just have to find out which hotel in Des Moines to make reservations at.  Thirty-four days until Great Lakes.

Added by Bandmom on March 1, 2017 at 10:10am — 5 Comments

Christmas

My son leaves Nov. 29 for Great Lakes.  What happens over Christmas at boot camp?

Added by CLO on March 1, 2017 at 9:36am — 7 Comments

Formal letter!

My boyfriend's mom finally received the formal letter we've been waiting patiently for this day to come! We got his address and everything I'm so excited to start sending him the letters I have already wrote for him 48 more days till graduation!

Added by ProudNavyGirlfriend0227 on February 27, 2017 at 12:01am — 1 Comment

BOX/FORM

My son flew out to boot camp in Great Lakes 2 weeks ago tomorrow. I received his box last week, very excited, and his form letter yesterday. Never been so happy to see his crusty old work boots and to read his hen scratch on an envelope!

My poor son would be the gpa of his division at the ripest of allowed age! But I guess so good so far! I miss him so much!

Added by Diamante 03 on February 26, 2017 at 12:24pm — No Comments

What will you send

Hi all
I need your help please
My son's first deployment what should I send for him and his
Navy brothers and sisters please can you give some ideas

Thank you

Added by VICTOR'SMOM on February 26, 2017 at 3:51am — 2 Comments

Help?

My son leaves on April 4.  I am now trying to make sure that he has everything he needs.  One of the items listed is a "skinny" wallet.  Is there dimensions anywhere that I should be following,  or is any thin bifold o.k.?  Thanks in advance for your help.

Added by Bandmom on February 20, 2017 at 1:09pm — 7 Comments

Ship 06 Div 108

My son did his swear in on January 30. I received his box February 3rd. Just got his form letter today, he's in Ship 06 Div 108. His PIR is March 31st. Does anyone else have loved ones on this ship and or division? I'm not sure if I'm doing this right, I'm not good with technology! Can someone help me make sure I'm in the right group?

Added by Momma on February 14, 2017 at 12:00am — 6 Comments

PIR

Letter came today! PIR date of March 24th. RSVP'd to Sarges Meet and Greet! Now it feels as though the wheels are finally in motion, now I can deal with the separation knowing that I can communicate via letters! So excited for this!

Added by mangofruit123 on February 2, 2017 at 9:27pm — 4 Comments

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