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January 2011 Blog Posts (125)

letters from my love

I got more letters from my love today, 3 to be exact! He got his orders for “A” school. He got the rate of “FC” or Fire Controlman, he had wanted “ET” but said this will do. Didn’t say if they were “accompanied” orders… silly. I will find out when I…


Added by just a girl with a broken heart on January 31, 2011 at 9:14pm — 4 Comments

Let my daugter go.

I want to know, how do I let my daughter go. She leaves Monday the Feb 7 for boot camp, I can't breath.. I'm so proud of her, yet I don't want her to go.. Any advise how to get through putting her on the plane, and getting through the first day??

Added by Ashes momma on January 31, 2011 at 8:56pm — 9 Comments

looking for

SQT graduation date....anyone hear yet? rumor was Sept 17th 2011 just trrying to confirm or find out the real one! :)

Added by Lucy on January 31, 2011 at 5:04pm — 1 Comment


Can some one explain battle stations I only know what I read in the guide

Is it a competition.Do the recruits have too pass certain test. I am a little confused. HELP!!  

Added by bbkmom on January 31, 2011 at 2:38pm — No Comments

When do the SR's receive pay?

I am on my son's checking account and I noticed that his last paycheck was a lot less than the 1st one in December and then I think that he sent me a letter stating that they get paid on the 15th and then as well on the last day of the month.  I checked his account this morning and noticed that nothing had been posted.  Does anyone know anything about this.. Just curious.  Any info is greatly appreciated.  I only ask, because he needs me to make a purchase for his girlfriend.  Thanks so… Continue

Added by Laina on January 31, 2011 at 1:07pm — 4 Comments

Grand Rapids



Is anyone planning to visit Grand Rapids in the month of February?


Amber's Mom

Added by Ambersmom on January 30, 2011 at 5:29pm — 1 Comment

Having a great time in Waukegan with my son. PIR was so nice yesterday and we are so glad boot camp is over. We are so proud of J .

Having a great time in Waukegan with my son. PIR was so nice yesterday and we are so glad boot camp is over. We are so proud of J . Continue

Added by luvthemsomuch.shp4div19shp7div55 on January 29, 2011 at 11:15pm — No Comments

Gradduationn almost here:)

I member wen my brother first left' i have to say it oughta be

One of the hardest things i as a older sister had gone trough.

I mean dont get me wrong i was happy exited and so proud,

But being away from my best friend, and wonderful little brother

Was killing me not knowing nothing from him almost a whole

Month was killing me' i member tryinq to make my mom feel better

Wen she would be sad kuz she hadnt heard anythin from my brother! Yet inside

I was so sadd… Continue

Added by Nancy Ship09 Div078 on January 29, 2011 at 10:50pm — 2 Comments

Very Proud mom

Hi everyone!! I have the greates news!!! talked to my son and he made it into the NAVY HONOR GUARD!!! am so proud of him.. can not wait to see him in 2 weeks when he will be a Navy graduate!!! to have been a single mother of 3 and always wanted the best for them.. Am very proud how all 3 of my kids..


thank you all for your words of encouragement!!! 



forever greatful


Military mom!

Added by texasnavymom on January 29, 2011 at 5:26pm — 3 Comments

Graduation/ Get Married

So I have to find out a way to get to my fiance's graduation March 18th. But money is looking a lil grim and I don't have any clue as to how I am going to get up there. Also we really want to get married and we know it will be hard and all but we are ready for the commitment. The only thing is that he is going into Nuke school and I have heard that he will go straight to A school after bootcamp, does anyone have any advice on both of these topics?

Added by poeticfeet6 (Ship 07 DIV 104) on January 29, 2011 at 1:09am — 4 Comments

Minnesota - Is anyone else's son or daughter leaving Minnesota on April 5th???

If so I hope we can support each other.  



Added by LoriMN - Ship 11 Div 185 on January 28, 2011 at 8:39pm — No Comments

may god grant our soon to be sailors the strength to get through these last 2 weeks,!

I look back now on how he left dec 12th,

i was so scared, i am 18 years old and i was nearly 5 months pregnant.

i wrote down my address and gave him a hug and a kiss, he wouldnt let go, and i didnt want him to, we shared some last words then said our goodbyes, he went to walk out the door of our home and turned around to take one last look at me, thats when i couldnt act tough anymore i walked over to him and gave him one last hug and told him he could do this, after he let go…


Added by emlovee on January 28, 2011 at 5:22pm — 3 Comments

My Son was sworn in today- I got to go watch

He is going to be a Boatswain's Mate?????  Is this good or bad??

Added by LoriMN - Ship 11 Div 185 on January 28, 2011 at 4:13pm — 2 Comments

Best friend at boot camp

Ok, so firstly I kind of feel like the black sheep here on this site. I am not a mom, sibling, girlfriend, or wife of a sailor. I’m just a best friend who wants to know what’s going on. I feel like if I was to post anything here I would be rejected b/c of the friend thing. But when I say best friend I mean just that.  I feel like part of her family, they have taken me in like another child. When I was away at college every time I got the chance to come home for the weekend I would go over to…


Added by PrettyMuchASister on January 28, 2011 at 10:52am — 7 Comments

Ship 03 DIV 090 First call

Just got our first call from our son!  He sounded really good and in good spirits.  Said it's pretty much what he expected.  His group is doing really well, earned flag for academics.  He is "group leader" and earned his first pin!  Not happy that group leaders have to do IT for SR mistakes tho, but dealing with it.  Said they eat well and sleep as well as to be expected with 88 guys in a room!  He said they are all counting down the days to Graduation and can't wait to get on with A school for… Continue

Added by AJVNavyMom on January 27, 2011 at 9:47pm — 1 Comment

No Letter Blues...

Today is Thursday and I didnt get my ususal letter :( I pray that he(my fiancee) is okay. I know that the weather has been severe in some places so maybe it delayed the mail a bit.

Being as tho we can't talk on the phone when we want to I rely / count on those letters every week. Its the only way I know he is okay and doing well :D

Added by NavELaDEE on January 27, 2011 at 8:11pm — 2 Comments

my son

Soon I will see my son gradutate from the Navy.. we are so very proud of him.. He has a brother who is a Sgt in the Marines who he looks up too.. and he will be there to see his little brother graduate.. am truly proud of all my children.


He also has a an oppertunity to be part of the Navy Honor Guard.. will post pictures of him soon..

Added by texasnavymom on January 27, 2011 at 5:50pm — 1 Comment

Ship 12 div 092

Still waiting on the first real phone call-no letters yet either-anyone else out there with this ship and div?

Added by paybacks398 on January 27, 2011 at 3:16pm — 3 Comments

How do I find my grandson's PIR group   He is ship 12 Div 092    

How do I find my grandson's PIR group


He is ship 12 Div 092




Added by paybacks398 on January 27, 2011 at 1:11pm — 1 Comment

His A-school if supposed to be there at Great Lakes

His A-school if supposed to be there at Great Lakes Continue

Added by paybacks398 on January 27, 2011 at 1:04pm — 3 Comments

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