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February 2010 Blog Posts (84)

STILL MISSING MY BABY BOY!!

People say it gets easier as time goes on!!Well its been 12 days that he has been in BC and I miss him more now then I did the day he left.Lord give strength!!!My son is my best friend !!Dont get me wrong, I support him!!I know this will be good for him!

Added by skater24 on February 28, 2010 at 10:09pm — No Comments

Ship 13 Div 157

Hello out there! My son is in SHIP 13 DIV 157 are any other Moms out there. I am from around Pittsburgh PA

Added by lj on February 28, 2010 at 2:53pm — 2 Comments

Anyone else in ship #4 Div 808?

I was wondering if anyone out there has recieved a letter yet FROM their sailor? Its been almost 3 weeks now...just want to know when to expect a letter.

Added by MissuNavymom on February 28, 2010 at 10:04am — No Comments

THE BOX

Yesterday, I received the box that had all her belongings in it. But it also had all the things that were on the list for my daughter to take. We bought a lot of stuff that was on that list including a swimsuit. Know how hard it is to find one of those this time of year? Why did they send all that stuff back? It was terrible getting the clothes that she had on. I miss her so bad!!

Added by LuLu on February 27, 2010 at 10:28pm — 1 Comment

Any one else in Ship #6 Divi 919 ?

My son is in Ship #6 Divi 919. I was just wondering if anyone else out there is in the same Boat?

My son said that there were Mothers forming chat groups whose kids are grouped together.

Just thought I would ask.

Added by kathy on February 27, 2010 at 1:46am — 1 Comment

Ship 13 Div 158

I just recieved my form letter, and my son Logan is in Ship 13 Div 158. Is there anyone else whose kid is in this div?

Added by Deidra- HM & Nuke Mom on February 26, 2010 at 1:37pm — No Comments

Annual Civil War Reenactment

We have the annual Civil War Reenactment coming up this weekend. We'll be spending the day at the Endview Plantatin in Yorktown, VA. It is always a fun, interesting, and educational day! I'll put pictures up when we get back.

Added by John and Yvonne on February 26, 2010 at 1:01pm — No Comments

NOTES from MCPON: Family Readiness Training

From: CNO Washington DC//N1//

To: NAVADMIN

Info: CNO Washington DC//N1//…

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Added by Sonya Ansarov on February 25, 2010 at 11:16pm — No Comments

Navy Has A New Facebook Page

Hello everyone!



We are excited to announce that Navy has launched a new Facebook page, US Navy Life! Unlike NAVYForMoms, where you can connect and share your personal stories with other moms, the Navy Facebook page, established by Recruiting Command, will allow you to communicate with Active Duty…
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Added by Navy for Moms Admin on February 25, 2010 at 12:06pm — 3 Comments

This transition may be more difficult than I thought it would be..

I'm constantly second guessing myself and it drives me insane! I have good days and bad days just like everyone else but here lately it seems to be more bad than good. I miss my husband so much that it hurts. We very rarely went a day with out eachother and now we have to go months w/ out seeing or speaking to eachother! The boys don't understand fully what is happening. My oldest is doing better than my youngest. They keep me going. I know if I didn't have them things would be 100 times worse.… Continue

Added by Carey on February 24, 2010 at 4:07pm — No Comments

New Computer

My daughter just bought herself a new laptop. She is still capable of amazing me. I was going to send her laptop to her and our home computer went out last week. She called me and told me to keep her laptop that she was going to buy a new one that had the camera built into it for Skype and windows 7. She was so excited to go and make her first big purchase. She called last night and we got to see her. She looks wonderful. It was really nice to be able to see her. Internet is a wonderful…

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Added by Danielle's mom on February 24, 2010 at 1:54pm — 2 Comments

Maybe a new Navy Mom

Good morning. My son announce 2 weeks ago he wanted to quit college and join the navy. I am not surprised he wants to join because he has talked about it since jr. high but hasn't pushed it in any way. He recently had a very good friend who died and I am assuming this is a reaction to his friends death. I have done a lot of researching on the processes the mena nd women go through. One thing I have def. learned--lots of abbreviations--help. Anyway, I am very very concerned he is making a…

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Added by gaile on February 24, 2010 at 1:23pm — 4 Comments

She Shipped Out Yesterday...

My baby shipped out yesterday! What an experience! I went to the same hotel, stayed in a room down the hall. I took her out to eat the night before. The next morning, I went to the MEPS station and hung around while she went through the processing then I was able to record the 'swearing in'. Then, being the clingy mom I am, I couldn't stop there. I went to the airport and watched her go through security. I know that probably made it worse on me, well, I KNOW it did, but I just had to see her as… Continue

Added by LuLu on February 24, 2010 at 6:45am — 2 Comments

Hey! My son is on ship 09 div 126 - haven't got letter in a while -- just wondering if anyone knows anything about how their division is doing?

Hey! My son is on ship 09 div 126 - haven't got letter in a while -- just wondering if anyone knows anything about how their division is doing?

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Added by vanessa on February 24, 2010 at 2:52am — 3 Comments

Today in History. Teddy Roosevelt, Iwo Jima flag raising, and the Seige of the Alamo.



Speak softly and carry a big stick.

26th President. 1901-1909. Teddy was one of the Greatest Presidents. From 1922-1948 Navy Day was set aside to honor Teddy, as the father of the modern American Navy.

His name is forever identified with the growth and expansion of the American Navy.

In 1897 he was Assistant Secretary…

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Added by CCR on February 23, 2010 at 8:43pm — No Comments

New Navy Mom!!

Hi y'all!!

I'm Jane and if you can't tell I'm from the South! My son just started BC on the 11th and I was getting so worried. I had not received his box yet. But his best friend called a half hour ago and said he had it & my son is exhausted but great. My son-in-law just separated in Sept. so now it's my turn to go through being a Navy Mom first hand!! Thanks!

Added by NanaJ on February 23, 2010 at 1:08am — 2 Comments

I have to brag!

I have to brag!

My son Thomas got Sailor of the Year 2009 for the USS Harry S Truman! I am so proud of him and know that it is the support of his shipmates that helps him be his best...thanks to all of your sons and daughters for supporting him!

Added by Mom In Michigan on February 22, 2010 at 8:18pm — 3 Comments

New to site...

Hello and thanks for the Welcome...we are really in this together :)

I was wondering if anyone knew a better way to stay connected for the Family Readiness Group for the Truman? With deployment pending I really want to get any and all information...the first time around I did not know anything and my son did not know either...this time around I want to be sure he knows we are thinking of him and send as many messages we can...any help or suggestions?

Added by Mom In Michigan on February 22, 2010 at 8:13pm — 1 Comment

Notes from MCPON: Wounded Warrior Games May 10-14, 2010, sign up information

Navy Safe Harbor is seeking wounded warriors to train and compete in The Warrior Games to be held May 10-14, 2010, at the Olympic Training Center, Colorado Springs, Colorado. The Warrior Games is the first joint-service Paralympics-style games solely for service wounded warriors. The deadline for completed applications is March 1, 2010. For more information, see link:…

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Added by Sonya Ansarov on February 22, 2010 at 7:26pm — No Comments

Information from the Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy

Check out 'Block 39' for history and heritage:

http://www.slideshare.net/mcponpao/block-39-dorie-miller

MCPON's 'BLUF' or Bottom Line Up Front has a lot of great information:

http://www.slideshare.net/mcponpao/bottom-line-up-front-0110-final

Please check out MCPON's Slide Share account for…

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Added by Sonya Ansarov on February 22, 2010 at 6:56pm — No Comments

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