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January 2013 Blog Posts (58)

Ship 5- Fraudulent Enlistment

Hi- new to the site, although I should have joined much sooner- at the start!  In my research, I always find this site and it has been extremely helpful.  My sister, who is 10 years younger and we are very close, left the Monday before Thanksgiving.  It has been extremely hard and we all miss her so much.  She was a week from Graduating (Her Graduation was the 18th of January, 2013), and she was diagnosed with a Stress Fracture.  Moved to Ship 4.  She was so bummed and depressed, she had a…


Added by Sister on January 31, 2013 at 10:21am — 5 Comments

a desperate mothers plea for a picture of her SR

Hi all. my son will be carrying the NYS flag in the next 2 PIR groups. Could someone please try to get a picture of him? I would be ever so grateful. thanks in advance to anyone that helps. I'll be sure to pay it forward.  the picture i post is of the flag he will be carrying. …


Added by Felicia on January 30, 2013 at 10:58pm — 3 Comments

Graduation on March 1st

Just looking to see who's son or daughter is graduating on March 1st in Great Lakes. Wanted to get to know some of the parents out there and would be nice to see some of you there.



Added by cmbristow on January 30, 2013 at 10:32pm — 15 Comments

My First Navy PCS (DITY) PPM

We just did our first Navy PCS.  We moved from Rockford, IL to San Diego, CA.  I wanted to write it all down in hopes that others about to PCS get all the info they can.  I'll start with general information about the move and entitlements and incentive.  At the bottom, I will give our specific situations with actual numbers and also some info on getting into military housing, if that is what you choose to do.  First, here are the definitions: 

HHG - Household goods

PPO -…


Added by Jenn_NicksWifey on January 30, 2013 at 4:00pm — 23 Comments

My DOGS have the blues

Hey ladies,

does anyone else have pets that miss their SR?   We have 3 dogs and they all went into my son's room and laid on the floor.  one jumped on the bed as if they are waiting for him.....does anyone have any experiences like this?   Animals are so sensitive and I am just thinking that they are missing him......

Added by dcookie27 on January 29, 2013 at 10:18pm — 3 Comments

Separation Anxiety

Good Morning Navy Moms,

I wanted to write another blog because writing helps me feel better.   Why is it that the strangest things remind me of my son and how much I miss him.  I went grocery shopping the other day and teared up at the peanut butter, my sons favorite. and while we are on the subject of food, I am making myself his breakfast every morning  which is healthy by the way.…


Added by dcookie27 on January 29, 2013 at 11:54am — 1 Comment

Separation Anxiety

Good Morning Navy Moms,

I wanted to write another blog because writing helps me feel better.   Why is it that the strangest things remind me of my son and how much I miss him.  I went grocery shopping the other day and teared up at the peanut butter, my sons favorite. and while we are on the subject of food, I am making myself his breakfast every morning  which is healthy by the way.…


Added by dcookie27 on January 29, 2013 at 11:54am — 3 Comments

PIR Date

Is there a PIR on Feb 15 or Feb 22?  I am just wondering. 

Added by taylormom010313 on January 28, 2013 at 7:02pm — 4 Comments


Does anyone know if I can send my sons contacts to him for pictures and PIR.  He ask for them then said no one had let him know if he could have them for sure.  So I don't know weather to send them or not.  I sure don't want him to get in any trouble for me sending them.  He would not be happy with me.  Thanks

Added by taylormom010313 on January 28, 2013 at 7:00pm — 2 Comments

My Fiance left for basic a week ago today.

Its seeming quite hard to deal with him being gone, and i have so many questions, im new to this website and dont really know if you guys answer peoples questions or what not PLEASE HElP lol.

Added by shannon on January 28, 2013 at 2:41pm — 4 Comments

Hello from Waco Tx

Out Son entered boot camp in IL on 1/03/13 and is set to graduate 3/1/13. I'm looking forward to connecting with others here.

Added by Austin's Other Mom on January 28, 2013 at 2:39pm — 5 Comments

TAX information and beyond

Greetings other Navy Moms.      I am very new at this, and I am not sure if this is the place to start but here goes.   My son has a student status and also worked part time during the year.  I just received his W2 form, does anyone have any advice on what to do.   He is in BC and I just got the box today with a very tiny return address, but I think I want to wait for the form letter as this will also have the return address I understand.

Regarding the wage statement, should I…


Added by dcookie27 on January 28, 2013 at 2:18pm — 4 Comments

visiting in Pensacola

 My son just graduated from boot camp and is now in Pensacola, Florida. We are planning to visit with him during spring break and looking into places to stay that are nice but affordable near the base. Does anyone have any good suggestions for hotels? Thank you

Added by crossmeisl on January 28, 2013 at 12:59pm — No Comments

leavin for boot

tonight is my future sailors last night at home..I have cried a few times today but I know tomorrow will be very hard. I am very proud of him and I understand this is a new chapter in his life, but as his mother it is so hard for me to let him go i am already missing him. 

Added by moodygirl on January 26, 2013 at 10:07pm — 3 Comments

Phone call

Added by kdmac1 on January 26, 2013 at 9:21pm — No Comments

Boot Camp Bound - 1/23/2013 from San Diego to Great Lakes, IL

My Son Left 1/23/2013 from MEPs in San Diego to Great Lakes, IL!!!  Anyone else leave this day???

Added by BRETT'SMOM on January 24, 2013 at 4:25pm — 30 Comments

Just Got the Call!!!!!

My daughter left today, her flight was at 3:20 pm and got the call at 9:00pm from her cell phone, she said exactly what the script says they"ll say. I'm so glad I was informed of what they say, we had her on speaker and she sounded kind of muffled but I knew what she was saying. Now is just waiting for the "box" and then her letter. Thanks again to everyone with such good info! I'm so happy right now I can now go to sleep at peace.

Added by Logan7817 on January 24, 2013 at 12:09am — 2 Comments

mom of two future sailors

This is My First Blog on the site, I have two out of my three seniors that are enlisting in the Navy this year right after High School, Both have taken the ASVAB one passed and the other will take his test again in 30 days

They are my oldest children and are two of a trio Yes Triplets.... So Jordan is Now going to take his Physical on Thursday and he is off to a Hotel Tomorrow Night .... Whaaaat My 17 year old son is staying in a Hotel alone O mY

gathering what he needs and…


Added by sassymom9503 on January 23, 2013 at 12:11am — 1 Comment

Recruits that arrived on 01/15/13

Does anyone know if the graduation date is posted for this? 

Added by jj_navygirl on January 22, 2013 at 4:34pm — 6 Comments

ONE precious day left with my baby!

Trying to get  all the last minute things organized and keeping busy so not to dwell on her leaving tomorrow. 

Added by Logan7817 on January 22, 2013 at 10:57am — 4 Comments

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