My family received letters from my son yesterday so I was very excited to get home from work to get his letter, only to be saddened that my mail box was empty. The one thing I’ve learned from this new experience is patience. Hopefully something arrives today! The good thing is I got his address and immediately sent out a card with a short note. I use SENDOUTCARDS. So easy! I will be using SANDBOXX for my longer letters. My sons PIR is 11/30. I can’t wait to give him the biggest hug!
Looking for advice for my daughter-in-law. She is about 6 weeks pregnant and has polycystic ovary syndrome . She is spotting and may have a miscarriage. She is all alone there. They just arrived in September. My son left on deployment and will be back early December. She is so stressed and I want to help her but feel helpless. She is an optometrist from the Phillipines and made friends with a Phillipino spouse; but doesn't want to bother them all the time because they both work and…Continue
Reading over the information from this site I had an epiphany. An epiphany that caused tears to flow. (I didn't think I had any more tears left.)
My son is in the Navy now and the Navy has my son. I could go up to the base and ask to see my son. I would be kindly yet firmly turned away even though MY son is behind that gate somewhere. The epiphany that I will be able to see my son at the invitation of the United States Navy and AFTER a background check. OK...that makes me laugh.…Continue
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I’m so happy today I got a letter in the mail from my recruit!! I sent out two letters today hopefully he gets them soon! 5 weeks left till I see him!!!
UPDATE! UPDATE! UPDATE!
New regulation allows accompanied orders for E-3 and above! Used to be cut off at E-4 and above. Command sponsorship is still required, and the location must authorize dependents. (If I missed any changes in the body of the blog, please let me know so I can make edits).…
Will graduation day be the first time we see our recruits or do we get to see them a day before graduation? And also after graduation how long can we be with them?
My son left for boot camp 2 October 2018. I knew when he left he would be a different person when I saw him again. More confident, more self assured, a life purpose, new life skills. Underneath it is a mom's fear he will not need me anymore. I am 53 and still want my mom so my fears are unfounded, but I'm still feeling them. We also may be mourning the loss of our baby who is going to transition into a functioning, contributing member of society adult.
Thinking today, my 31 year…Continue
Quick question am I allowed to send him a picture? I have a small picture printed kind of like a Polaroid and it probably about the same size but on mine I can peel the back part and the picture becomes a sticker. I was wondering if I could stick a picture in his letter like on the paper?
Hi, so I just received my recruits formal letter and on it he enlisted someone who is not able to go, because his name is in pencil can we just erase their name and place someone else’s? Or do we just leave the information blank and send it back?
Good afternoon Navy Mom's I hoping that with all the wonderful wisdom that is traveling through this site someone could tell me do we get discounts on plain tickents due to our children are enlisted in the military ?
Hello my recruit left on September 18, 2018 and I know they mail all his stuff and phone back, but someone told me that once we get the box with his things, in 3 weeks we can send it back. Is this true? Will he be able to message us and call us normally?
Happy Friday ,I just wanted to say Thank You to all the wonderful mom's on this site for taking time to explain and help talk us through this experience before I found this site I was a mess I cried everyday my husband thought I was having a break down I thought so too but thanks to this site I know I'm normal and that I'm not alone on this rollercoaster of emotions so thank you again your all so Awesome