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It has been awhile

We received the I am still alive call last weekend. It was short since he called his sister first. She didn't recognize the called and rejected it. He left a good message that we listen to when we need to hear his voice. He is doing good but said this was "the hardest thing I have ever done". He is stronger than I think and he got his stubbornness from both his father and I. I know he has this. I am both proud and worried. I guess that proves I am mom.

I booked my flight, got a airbnb…


Added by Kbpoohbear on April 21, 2018 at 3:09pm — 1 Comment


I had a nice talk with my daughter on Monday. It is great to hear her voice. I also received my first letter from her Monday as well. Hearing from her more regularly now I don't worry so much. It is once she gets home I will worry. She is so upset, irritated, frustrated and mad right now that she doesn't know what to do. My fear is once she gets home that she may just give up and close off from everything. I know she is safe now, she is doing well and anxious to get home. Still no word on…


Added by bkm4 on April 18, 2018 at 4:04pm — 1 Comment

Joy and Apprehension

So, we currently have 2 at Boot camp.  They are 1 month apart.  Got to see one in PIR singing today and it was so exciting.  Two weeks from today....

The second one has been crickets for the last 2 weeks 4 days.  Two weeks ago Monday, I got a 90 second phone call about her "being set back" due to "injury" and she had to repeat week 1 again.  She was crushed.  I encouraged her to be strong.  I would have expected a form letter today (as mail is sent out on Monday) but nothing arrived. …


Added by Wiffer peanut on April 13, 2018 at 11:51am — 3 Comments

SEPS-She is being seperated.

We got the call on April 6th. She failed her run. Twice. So she is being sent home. She can go back in 6 months. I missed that call, my husband took it (I was at work). She called again on Monday the 9th. She is upset, frustrated and still far from home. She called her brother today. I am waiting for my next call from her and a letter from her soon. She says she wants to go back, I am going to do everything I can to help her and support her. I know if she just walked away and gave up she…


Added by bkm4 on April 11, 2018 at 6:46pm — 9 Comments


My grandson is now in RCU, it was his P week and apparently they found a medical issue.   Too much electricity going to his heart.  They scheduled him to meet with cardiologist on the 3rd..  we have not heard basck from him yet.

Very worried nana here...

Added by sharon s on April 6, 2018 at 2:27pm — 5 Comments

Late EASTER visit

Can't wait for this weekend! Will see my Son ,daughter in law and 4 year old granddaughter!!! EASTER basket is filled and waiting! Lots of hugs at grandma's house!!

Added by Dwan2sTArHeaRtKmom on April 4, 2018 at 3:31pm — 1 Comment


I received the kid in a box today. I wanted to cry for a minute but walked in the other room and got it together.I thought I would receive the form letter first. I hope it comes soon. I want to peak at see how he is doing but I cant. No possible way. 

Added by Kbpoohbear on April 3, 2018 at 10:22pm — 5 Comments


Well on 3/27 we dropped her off at the hotel, she called 3/28 at around 11 p.m. with the "I am here, I am safe" call. Well today I received the box. Looking forward to the form letter so I can start to send her letters. A really rough week for me and for my youngest daughter. So this week has to get better. I will anxiously await the letter and letters from her. 

Added by bkm4 on April 3, 2018 at 6:28pm — 3 Comments

My daughter left 3/28

My daughter left 3/28 for boot camp. Miss her so much. 

Added by Anissa on April 3, 2018 at 12:30am — 14 Comments

When is SR 1ST Call

My BF left for boot camp on 3/22 & wanted to know when and for how long his call will be? Also,  could he call both his mom and me,  or does he have to choose? How often are they allowed to call?? 

Added by Christi on April 2, 2018 at 12:07am — 2 Comments

I am here call

I received my call at 1130 last night. Bittersweet, but looking forward to the box and form letter. I cant wait to start writing him. I am excited for him and trying to send all positive thoughts and energy his way. Blue candle burning; now to wear red. Go SR XXXX! You can do this.

Added by Kbpoohbear on March 30, 2018 at 1:27pm — 1 Comment

He is on his way

It has been a wild ride so far.  He wanted to join the Navy for years but my chunky monkey need to lose weight.  He finally made it! He signed  on for one job then was accepted into Nukes.It changed his date from January to October, then the call. He was looking at the end of March or mid April. We waited some more.  On Monday he got a call that said he would know tonight or tomorrow if he ships Wednesday, Thursday or Friday. Wow when they move they really move. He is on his way to MEPS to…


Added by Kbpoohbear on March 29, 2018 at 9:00am — 7 Comments

I need help!

Hello all,

I'm looking into moving to Japan with my husband. He has already been over there for two years and I was not on his orders. What will the navy cover charge wise? Flight? Moving expenses? Housing? Food? Transportation?

We have already routed up a chit through his command for sponsorship.

Added by darkvirgo9586 on March 28, 2018 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Boot Camp P week

Call from our grandson, his graduation pushed back due to medical reason.   He has no clue why and said he will call in a week or 2 when he knows more.   Medical at MEPS was all ok.

Happened to anyone else?


Added by sharon s on March 27, 2018 at 9:58pm — 5 Comments

My boyfriend leaves Monday for BC in great lakes...anyone else??

My boyfriend leaves Monday for BC in great lakes...anyone else??

Added by Army/Navy on March 24, 2018 at 3:32am — 5 Comments

Update on our sailor

He is finally off the Wasp, been off for a long time now, like since the boats last Middle East cruise. He is now back recruiting in Yorktown VA. He and his wife have become foster parents and hopefully be able to adopt the girl they currently have.

Added by Kris & Bob on March 23, 2018 at 7:00am — 2 Comments

Got a phone Call!

So excited to have received the first phone call from Boot Camp!  Was able to put stories together and also found a snippet of video from when the MCPO (?) was visiting and got to see our SR!  39 days until PIR!

Added by Wiffer peanut on March 19, 2018 at 12:11pm — 3 Comments

hang in there

You wil do fine and it will get easier. last year in june is when my daughter went to b/c and the first couple of weeks i went crazy! but after i got the form letter and was able to writer her it was a lot better. the letter writing is like therapy for us. plus everyday i had to work so i was not at home alone everyday. i had my co workers and one of them was a navy vet. i had also found this website *** …


Added by marinermom on March 18, 2018 at 3:40pm — No Comments

Missing my son

Hello everyone!

I'm so glad I found this. You all have given so much helpful information that I've been reading so far. My son arrived at BC on 3/6 and this week I've been really down and miss him something terrible along with so many others here at home. I can't wait to hear from him and be able to write.

Added by Blessed on March 17, 2018 at 12:55pm — 13 Comments

MEPS - Career Classifier?

Our son is doing MEPS in two steps.  He took ASVAB at MEPS a couple weeks ago and is scheduled for physical, career classification 2nd week in April.

Because he wanted to know ahead of time, he had his color vision tested this week.  Result was mild red/green impairment.  Doctor said good chance he will pass MEPS color vision exam, but he might not.

Doing a lot of research on rates.  Approx. two thirds of rates are not available to future sailors with color vision…


Added by DTown on March 16, 2018 at 7:54am — 4 Comments

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