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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 — No 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 — 5 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

Four New Rates!

Navy Establishes Four New Ratings

Story Number: NNS170201-05Release Date: 2/1/2017 11:20:00 AM A A A Email this story to a friend Print this story

From Chief of Naval Personnel Public Affairs

WASHINGTON (NNS) -- The Navy announced Wednesday the establishment of four new ratings for active duty Sailors, yeoman submarine (YNS), logistics specialist submarine (LSS), culinary specialist submarine (CSS) and fire controlman Aegis (FCA) in NAVADMIN 021/17.



This realignment… Continue

Added by Mary, Proud Mom of Nick on February 1, 2017 at 10:57pm — 3 Comments

The box!

Son has been at boot camp for 6 days now..when I arrived home the box was on my doorstep! Clothes neatly folded inside...can't wait for the letter!

Added by mangofruit123 on January 31, 2017 at 7:52pm — 5 Comments

Birthday while on deployment

Hi - My turns 25 in March, was just deployed last week for 7-8 months! I know I've seen it before but was wondering if anyone has the website for ordering and sending a cake or such to celebrate his day? Many thanks!

Added by Island Girl on January 27, 2017 at 10:26pm — No Comments

A GOD sent taxi driver named David "Super Dave"

I was originally going to rent a vehicle for the weekend of December 16th 2016. My son graduated from the Great Lakes Naval command center boot camp. After we looked at the weather and the rules of entering base and the logistics of everthing we wanted to see and do, we decided to go with taxi service that most people use for graduations.For so many reasons it was the greatest decision we made at the last minute. I Came across this company by of course looking…

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Added by Josette Jeanis on January 13, 2017 at 3:24pm — 10 Comments

Thank you

Thank you for this site for support of our loved ones.

Added by MiMikt on January 12, 2017 at 2:03pm — No Comments

Making a Difference: Moms Helping Homeless Vets

Each day, you may see men and women, even some with children, standing at busy intersections with homemade signs, asking for food or money. Many of these individuals have no permanent home and a some may even be a veteran. As someone with a…

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Added by amynavymom on January 9, 2017 at 10:09am — No Comments

Coin Collection

Daughter says that every time she moves and unpacks her coins the collection seams to have grown.…

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Added by CryptoDad on January 8, 2017 at 11:54pm — No Comments

I'm just curious if anyone has a son or daughter that is currently in THU.

My son graduated from boot camp on December 16th 2016.  He found out two days prior to that that we was going to be put in THU and not sent on to A School in Pensacola as originally planned. He is being held back because he needs a medical waiver signed.  It is frustrating for him and for us to see him go through this.  He had knee surgery over a year ago and completed everything necessary prior to boot camp that was needed..... Doctor releases etc.  However, it appears that somewhere along…

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Added by EllenL on January 5, 2017 at 12:26pm — 3 Comments

Don't delete ME!!!

I don't remember if I sent this before or not.  Please don't delete me!  I'm definitely a lurker not a poster.  I have a submariner on the USS Dallas and everything I have learned on here has been a lifesaver.  Mostly a mind-saver!  Kept me from going into total panic mode more than once!

Thanks!!

Added by NJ Navy Mom Ship 03 Div 115 on January 2, 2017 at 12:20pm — 1 Comment

Letter Question

Hello and thank you for accepting me into this group. Reading all of the blogs/posts has been so informative and has helped to ease our minds a bit. My nephew is currently in bootcamp, DIV912 and set to graduate January 27th at this time. We are in NJ and have quite a few questions regarding flying in, car rentals, where to stay, and how this all works, so I'll be asking more questions in the weeks to come!...but first, my nephew had asked in a phone call last week to please send some pictures… Continue

Added by ProudAunt08 on January 2, 2017 at 4:27am — 2 Comments

DO NOT DELETE ME

I would like to stay on the web site Please do not delete me.

Added by abbyblue on December 23, 2016 at 12:36pm — 1 Comment

THANK YOU

This site is AWESOME. Thank you for helping new Navy moms learn the ropes.

Added by CSW on December 21, 2016 at 5:49pm — No Comments

Thanks so much!

Thank you so much for all the information about bootcamp!! It helps out alot!

Added by TipTip on December 20, 2016 at 3:46pm — No Comments

Missing my son!

My son left last Thursday. I felt like I had lost him forever! I am better now. I know he is ok. It is so cold up there!

I am so glad to have this website for comfort!

Added by TipTip on December 19, 2016 at 3:23pm — 2 Comments

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