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Always keep Navy Operations Security in mind.  In the Navy, it's essential to remember that "loose lips sink ships."  OPSEC is everyone's responsibility. 

DON'T post critical information including future destinations or ports of call; future operations, exercises or missions; deployment or homecoming dates.  

DO be smart, use your head, always think OPSEC when using texts, email, phone, and social media, and watch this video: "Importance of Navy OPSEC."

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America's Navy STEM

Today's Sailor can contribute to exciting innovations by pursuing an interest in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.  Learn more here: Para Padres

Visite esta página para explorar en su idioma las oportunidades de educación y carreras para sus hijos en el Navy.



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Time slipping away

Time is slipping by so fast and in just a few short weeks my baby boy will leave for RTC and then out into the world of the Navy. We are beyond proud of him and all he has accomplished. My husband is 71 and I am 57, so this young man was a very special blessing from day one. Our oldest son will soon be 31 and has three daughters (he is an army vet). Our recruit turns 19 about 9 days before his ship date. He insists we don't make any kind of fuss over him, so we will do our best. He will be a…


Added by Momsy on June 19, 2018 at 8:30pm — 2 Comments

June 18

I got home yesterday from watching my son graduate from Bootcamp. I was shocked to see a man standing in front of me.  He had a confidence that I have not see before (he had plenty of cocky before). The ceremony was beautiful. I am so proud that my son worked hard and stuck to it and is now going to A school. I can not correctly describe the feels and emotions. Anyone reading my blog, encourage your SR. Tell them it is worth it. Navy Moms has been a blessing in helping me get through this. …


Added by Kbpoohbear on June 18, 2018 at 8:46pm — 9 Comments

The box

Today I received "the box" with my sons belongings..boy was that quick he just arrived to BC last week. I grabbed his clothes and hugged it as if it was him.. I miss my son so much!! Now I will wait for the form letter everyone speaks of so I can start writing him letters as I need his address :)

Added by Karin on June 18, 2018 at 6:12pm — No Comments

The Call

I don't think I have stopped smiling since Saturday 5:24cst.  Our son was able to call us and we spoke for 32 minutes.  We were super stoked and I will say I definitely believe in Mother's Intuition because all day I kept telling my husband "he's going to call us today"!  We were getting ready to head to a graduation party and I sat on my bed and said, "come on phone freaking ring from IL".  About 20 minutes later BOOM it was him calling.  It was so refreshing to hear his voice.  For minute…


Added by pokey1042 on June 18, 2018 at 10:10am — 6 Comments

Son sent to Ship 5 for failed run

Good evening friends!

My son left for GL BC on May 31st and I thought all was well. Got the initial "Hey I made it okay will call you in 3 weeks". Then a couple of days later a package arrived with his personal belongings ie clothes, cell phone... Well, then yesterday (Sat 6/16) I got the dreaded phone call, mom, " I failed the run by 30 sec and they are sending me home". I felt such a deep sickness in my gut b/c he sounded so disappointed. If just didn't care so much then I am sure I…


Added by ck222 on June 17, 2018 at 9:59pm — 11 Comments

Multiple questions, fears and worries

My fiancé left on 5/30 with a BC date of 6/1. I received his box over a week ago, but have yet to receive his form letter or a call. I’m worried that this means I won’t be getting anymore information. Does this mean things could just be going slower for the summer arrivals? Should I wait another week before I start to really worry? I know the saying is “no news is good news” but I’d prefer any news at this point. If anyone has a recruit that shipped at that time and you have news or any…


Added by Jessica on June 15, 2018 at 5:49pm — 9 Comments


Since receiving the form letter we've been researching for flights and the best prices.  Well, after reviewing all our options for flights we just decided to drive from TX to Chicago.  The flights for us are outrageous for my husband, myself and two teens.  I searched all airlines and options and there's no way we can afford to fly out all four of us roundtrip.  I already booked a room at the Navy Lodge, so we were lucky to get that reserved and in all we're excited that we will be there to…


Added by pokey1042 on June 14, 2018 at 3:21pm — 9 Comments

Mi hijo see fue hoy Al navy

Quiero saver si today Las madres estamos muy tristes ciempre Les pido sus oraciones por mi hijo y por mi que estoy muy tristes solo confiando en Dios bendiciones a today que estan pasando lo mismo

Added by Av on June 14, 2018 at 3:00pm — 3 Comments

Tiger Cruise

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Added by NavyMomKO on June 14, 2018 at 12:26pm — 1 Comment

USS Lake Champlain

Please contact me if you plan to take the Tiger Cruise this Summer, 2018? 

Added by NavyMomKO on June 13, 2018 at 6:47pm — No Comments

Best call ever

Its official I have a Sailor. My daughter called me yesterday afternoon and I cried lol. She was like mom are you there. I just replied I can't talk as I sobbed. Anyway I am so proud of my little girl . Thank you for all the info the past few wks. On to A school !!

Added by Tina_Proud Momma on June 12, 2018 at 1:26pm — 6 Comments

June 11

Div 248 - I have a sailor! Everyone in that division passed!  I am too excited to type!!

I am better now. My Sailor will be a MMN and going to Goose Creek. I thought it was for about 1 1/2 years but found out today it is more like 2 years. So I have 2 years before I worry about not hearing anything for months to years. I can't wait for him to get to use his phone. Texting and emailing will be a blessing. I know the hard stuff isn't over but boot camp was…


Added by Kbpoohbear on June 11, 2018 at 2:00pm — 3 Comments

Form Letter Arriving Today

I'm super excited!!! I just checked my informed postal delivery email and we have a letter arriving from our son.  I'm thinking it has to be the FORM Ltr.  I can't wait to get home and great my post lady!! 

Added by pokey1042 on June 11, 2018 at 10:10am — 4 Comments

June 10

Battlestation here my SR comes! 5 days before graduation and I am positive my son has passed the final Fitness. Starting tomorrow, I will be on pins and needles waiting for my call. He is in a lower number so I won't have to wait long, hopefully. I feel bad for those whose SR are in a higher number. My graduation ribbons arrive on Monday. I hope I can get one to my sister in time for her to wear during graduation. I am trying not to squeal but it is hard. Hooyah - Go J Go!

Added by Kbpoohbear on June 10, 2018 at 12:38pm — No Comments

The Box Came on Monday!

So, the box arrived Monday.  We were excited and sad at same time.  I don't know about anyone else, but I just think its weird to have the items come in that box.  I cried when I smelled his shirt.  Gosh I miss that boy!  I have letters written already, but now we're just waiting for the address.  

Yesterday should've been in P5 day.  I pray he did well on his running test.  Like they say "no news is good news" and I'm sticking with that.  Its 103 here in my place of TX and I'm glad…


Added by pokey1042 on June 6, 2018 at 3:58pm — 11 Comments

final PFA

I am assuming we would of received a phone call if she failed her final run. I know she was taking it on Monday and don't know how long it would take for them to call if they fail. Does anyone know?! Praying for all our SR this week.

Added by Tina_Proud Momma on June 6, 2018 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

Power Of Attorney

Hello all, I just wanted to put this out there for any parents who may have children leaving for BC. Our SR left May 8th 2018.  Before he left we had a conversation about all of his bills. I told him while he was gone that I would take care of stuff for him. Car, tags, insurance, a credit card, and a few other things. I didn't realize at that time that we should have gotten paper work drawn up for me to be his power of attorney. I went to the DMV to try to deactivate his tags on his car, it…


Added by Tabitha on June 5, 2018 at 8:35pm — 10 Comments

June 5

So far no news, We made it to Tuesday! My SR is in a lower number Division in the graduation line and by my GUESS he has done his run and so far no news. I actually think we are in the clear unless they are waiting for tomorrow to have him call. I will relax at this time tomorrow but feeling better. I wrote him a Sandboxx today and have 1 more before graduation.  I need to think of something to say in both that and the final written letter. We…


Added by Kbpoohbear on June 5, 2018 at 6:29pm — 2 Comments

Confused about phone call

Hi everyone,

My daughter shipped for boot camp on 5/23, she would have done her 1.5 mile run on Friday (probably) so I figured I'd probably receive a call by Wednesday stating she was coming home/being separated if she didn't pass ( the first or second try). I have been concerned about the run due to the fact that she was told NOT to exercise because she needed to gain weight for MEPS, therefore she didn't practice running.  I received a call this afternoon stating " This is a…


Added by Rose on June 4, 2018 at 6:15pm — 4 Comments

June 2

I left town so I haven't had time to blog and no news to blog (hallelujah). I am getting nervous because I know the final Fitness test is soon or happened. It will be his final chance. I am trying to relax but Friday I was jumpy nervous. My phone would ring and I would panic. Today I am better and expect will be fine tomorrow. Monday and Tuesday?? Can I relax by Wednesday? I know I am driving myself nuts. I am my own worst enemy. I need to relax because after he was no longer sick he said he…


Added by Kbpoohbear on June 2, 2018 at 11:55pm — No Comments

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