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January 2012 Blog Posts (78)

Swearing In and Sending Forth

Growing up with a mom who celebrated every birthday, milestone, and accomplishment, I learned at an early age that no feat was too large or small to go un-noticed. Mom taught me to enjoy the big and little things in life. And I liked it! As a mother of four, God blessed me with many opportunities to commemorate these passages of life also.

 So when the time drew near for “future sailor Tetrick” to head off to her Navy basic training, this mom needed to have a “sending forth”,…


Added by alismz on January 31, 2012 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Son leaving 4/9

Hi Navy Moms, I am looking for Moms that have children leaving on 4/9 for BC in Great Lakes.  Some days are better then others.  Sometimes I think well I have two more months and then I realize that he will be leaving for five years. 

Added by Tina (4/9/12) on January 31, 2012 at 9:25am — 10 Comments

Week 1.....

My daughter came to me when she was just 19 and said she decided to join the Navy. I was very encouraging to her and said i would support her anyway i could. Well she just left for Great Lakes 1 week ago today. What a day, i was able to see her off with no tears...we txt all the way til she arrived there....then about an hour later i got the call, still i didnt cry. I said do your best, and that i love her. My first full day away from her was different, i went to…


Added by Sara on January 31, 2012 at 8:30am — 2 Comments

Welcome to a new Chapter... or is this a whole new book?

Change is inevitable. Things around us constantly change. Our surroundings, our situations and our friends, at some point change.  No matter how minuscule these changes may be, they will have an effect on how we handle certain situations, how we perceive things in the world and how much respect, love or anger we have. Change many not effect us right away, nonetheless it does and will effect us over time.…


Added by Avaya0805 (Ship 9/ Division 201) on January 30, 2012 at 11:56pm — 1 Comment

Im LOST !!!

so my bf graduates feb 3rd 2012 and im flying out to his graduation on the 2nd. ive already booked my hotel at the naval lodge (close by the base) and i was wondering if anyone knws how to determine if ur sailor gets liberty ALL wknd or just that day. he has failed to tell me that in letters, but i knw his A school is in illinois (great lakes) as well. any advice helps. also any suggestions of places to go/things to do while out there. thanks in advance.

Added by NavyDoll Ebony on January 30, 2012 at 11:43pm — 3 Comments

Scared& Excited all at the same time!

I got my first letter on Thursday Jan. 26th. He wrote me a 3 page letter saying how he does not like bootcamp, but he is sticking it out for us. I cried like a little baby, i know i only have a a little over a month left until I get to see him. Sometimes I wonder if this is going to be a good thing or not, i have been home in VA for 18 years with my parents and 4 brothers, and extended family. I am really scared to move away from home, with just Jared & I. I dont know what to expect. I…


Added by CaitlynNoelleZ(( Ship07 Div080)) on January 30, 2012 at 3:52pm — 3 Comments

The Time Has Come

It seems unreal. The time for Greg to ship out to boot camp is here. Although his girlfriend is more upset since it will interfere with cupid day. The household seems on edge and yet supportive of what is about to come. The hardest of course is my baby not being my baby...he has been evolving in front of my eyes these 7 months of DEP.

Added by Gregory'sMomma on January 29, 2012 at 11:10am — No Comments

Divine intervention or fun video game

I am almost to my sons PIR so I have been reminicing on how we got here.  My son has always had it easy in school.  A's without trying but he is a little on the lazy side.  He could not decide what he wanted to do after graduation so he did not apply for scholarships, stating he would go to community college while he figured it out and we would save money.  After oe year of commumity college and working part time jobs he decided he was, " bored to death and still did not know what to do with…


Added by Connie (Ship03 Div 070) on January 28, 2012 at 5:53pm — 3 Comments

So my boyfriend is going to graduate from basic training and I heard they were only allowed 4 guest. The recruiters told me to just go and that I would probably get in. Has anyone ever been in this s…

So my boyfriend is going to graduate from basic training and I heard they were only allowed 4 guest. The recruiters told me to just go and that I would probably get in. Has anyone ever been in this situation?


Added by _Kiki_ on January 27, 2012 at 4:14am — 1 Comment

IT's ALMOST here! Just a few hours NOW!!

Well MOM'S! Especially those in the Chicago Area tonight! I made it! I'm here! And in a FEW hours, I will FINALLY get to see the little boy that left my house in November! Well, if he is STILL in there? I guess he is a MAN now! :)

This is an EXTRA SPECIAL Graduation for ME! Monday, although he won't be with ME, he will be at A School, Is My son's 20th Birthday! So…


Added by Eric's Mom on January 27, 2012 at 2:51am — No Comments

looking at the sites for the plan

well michael and i were looking at somethings we could do together after he graduates from boot camp. im hoping we will have at least one day together before a school my fingers are crossed i know it is still a long way away until he leaves the graduates, but i use to think that way about high school graduation and it is now around the corner. if he stays on task he may graduate bc around oct and six flags is still open really hoping we can go then he has the see the new resident evil movie…


Added by Navy mom x2 on January 26, 2012 at 9:00pm — 4 Comments

Jan 27th Graduation...

I am NEW to this site, & to the whole NAVY experience! My son is in SHIP 12 DIV 050 I would appreciate ANY help??? and PLEASE be patient with me, I am NOT on-line a lot! I'm trying to get better! THANKS!!! 

Added by Eric's Mom on January 26, 2012 at 12:45am — 1 Comment

Bootcamp Graduation.....

WOW, in TWO days, my son will be graduating from bootcamp! I honestly didn't think I would make it! I KNEW my son would! (I raised him! he can do ANYTHING!) I remember that night he left! It felt JUST LIKE his FIRST day of kindergarten! And somehow, I made it through THAT too! And here I am awaiting A school, and the "freedom" that brings! 

For the last 20 years, I…


Added by Eric's Mom on January 26, 2012 at 12:38am — 2 Comments

February 3, 2012 Graduation

I'm really new to this, but can anyone let me know what is allowed and what isn't for purposes of my Son's graduation from Boot Camp on this upcoming February 3, 2012.  To be more clear, his birthday happens to be 2 days after and I want to know if I can bring a couple of gifts for him to take with.  He will be going straight to his 5 weeks of training from there that day.  Also, how much time do you have with them that day?  Believe he leaves 8PM that day.  Can he go off-base at any time…


Added by lauracarter on January 25, 2012 at 10:15pm — No Comments

LPD 19 Mesa Verde

Hey!! I am new here, and was wondering if there is anyone here whose relative is on LPD 19 Mesa Verde. I want to go to their home coming to surprise a friend of mine, but i need to drive with someone to the base.

I know we can't discuss details online but if u leave me phone #, I would be glad to contact you.

Thank you!!!! It is very important for me!!!

Added by limfa_k on January 24, 2012 at 11:31pm — 2 Comments

TN people

Looking for other TN moms or anyone else who has anyone in the Navy.

Added by littleturtle92 daniels mom on January 24, 2012 at 8:18pm — No Comments

Hi from another mom

Hi Collette!

My son is also in Ship 07 Div 79/080!  It is so nice to know that we are not alone in this journey!  Does your son PIR on 03/02?  I would love to keep in touch, who knows we might meet a PIR!


Added by callieahoy on January 24, 2012 at 4:44pm — No Comments

Ship 09/ Div. 88



   Iam looking for anyone with Ship 09/ Div. 88 anyone out there and when their PIR is?

Added by kat09-88Texas on January 24, 2012 at 11:14am — 2 Comments

make new friends

hi my name is nury espinoza  and my son is in japan i just try to handle but is hard for me i need to make new friends and tried to get contact we the people the we have the same interesting and talk about son o daughter and dont get the other people board only the people the we are in the same thing don't get board i miss my son really bad so is u guys feel the same please get contact we me so we cant talk i heard my son talk all the time about Bris idkw is the same Bris but maybe they nkw…


Added by BILLYNURY on January 24, 2012 at 10:03am — 7 Comments

3 PIR Meet & Greets?

I noticed in the Events, that there are now 3 different Meet & Greets for PIR.  Ramada, Sarge's and Flanagans.  I really hate to see this competition and fracturing of the group.  Sarge's was just getting started as an alternative to Ramada when my Sailor PIR'd in November.  I think I actually missed out because I thought it was important that I make both of them.  I think I was the only one that did.  Hard to leave Ramada in time to go to Sarge's and hard to arrive at Sarge's after that…


Added by Bandito's Mom on January 24, 2012 at 1:08am — 5 Comments

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