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February 2013 Blog Posts (36)

Worried Mom

My youngest son left for boot training camp on Feb 11. I got the phone call he was there. I missed the second phone call which made me so upset. I had been waiting for that phone call that I thought was coming to my cell phone but he called the house phone while I was out. He rarely called the house before he left. I think he did not know my nor his dad cell by heart. I wrote him and told him to call my cell only if he gets a chance to call again. I have wrote several letters to him every…


Added by daviyonmom on February 28, 2013 at 5:02pm — 18 Comments

my son left from virginia a week ago havent  heard from him yet its killing me beacuse im disabled but like they say duty calls he somewere in this world god bless u and all troops

my son left from virginia a week ago havent  heard from him yet its killing me beacuse im disabled but like they say duty calls he somewere in this world god bless u and all troops


Added by carmen on February 28, 2013 at 2:09pm — 6 Comments

22 hours and counting!!!!!

22 hours from now I will be on a plane to Texas to see my fiance. I am so excited because I haven't seen him since her graduated from boot camp on Febrary 8th. I wasn't able to get a hotel on base till sunday so I staying right across the street. We are planning to get married down there but not sure if it is a possibility. since he was on hold for so long he still dont have liberty to leave base. He said they dont get special aporval to go off base for any reason. I am really nervous…


Added by lovemysailor on February 28, 2013 at 9:47am — 3 Comments

My boyfriend said he's coming to see me when he hits port? Is that possible??

Hi everyone, my boyfriend deplyed right now but he said that he would be back to his home port April sometime, he said he's going to see me and that he would be here for a week or so, is that possible for him to leave ???

Added by StaciaHunt on February 28, 2013 at 2:49am — 2 Comments

We Are All In This Together. We are all Americans.


I assume you have encountered a disagreeable episode in one of your groups. I don't see any discussion posted currently which indicate an religious bashing. If it happens in one of your groups, then contact the group creator or admin. If the creator of the group is long-gone and there are no admins, then contact Colleen, the Navy For Moms admin. There are a number of Christian based groups on this side and they are very active (Prayer Wall and Christian Chat) with many…


Added by BunkerQB on February 26, 2013 at 9:57pm — 24 Comments

Any Jobs Available?

My daughter went to Maps yeastarday to test but she was told there are no jobs avalialbe, they said with all the cuts that are being made they have not seen jobs for months. Does anyone know what is the wait?

Added by leannesmom on February 26, 2013 at 12:12pm — 3 Comments

In Crisis mode- she leaves for BC in 1 week

Hi All,  I don't know how this is all going to play out- she's nervous and excited can't sleep- I can't sleep cause I'm nervous and scared for her-  Her going away party on Saturday was a huge success- we all had a great time- and alot of touching moments.  But for me- I feel like I have to keep a brave face on and not cry and I feel like I can't talk to anyone about it cause I cry.. I'm thinking taking next monday tuesday and wednesday off was a good idea-  My blue candle is ready for bs21…


Added by Steph Proud AG Mom on February 26, 2013 at 8:29am — 4 Comments

My son leaves for BC in 2 weeks

My son leaves March 13th for boot camp.  I was really concerned but I am glad I found this web site, it helps me with knowing what to expect while he is away. We are planning a party this weekend and wanted to know if anyone has any ideas.  I was planning on having cards for everyone to write something so that I could send to him while he is away.  Anyone have any other ideas?  Thanks

Added by Brandon's Mom (ship14 div180) on February 25, 2013 at 6:56pm — 1 Comment



my daughter, age 19, left for boot camp on 2-20-13. I heard from her that night about 9:30pm. The scripted call. We said our good byes at MEPS.  She is so excited to begin her journey. I am happy and  excited for her and so very proud.  I think it was harder for  my husband, her "daddy" to say goodbye !

God willing she will do well.  Waiting to get "the letter" and the next phone call ! She is always on my mind.    ...Liz

Added by Liz on February 24, 2013 at 4:01pm — 2 Comments

navy wife moving to virginia beach!!! looking for other navy wives to become friends with!!!

hi my name is jasmine im 19 years old im moving to virginia beach on march 5th my husband is on the uss eisenhower inbox or comment!

Added by navywife12 on February 24, 2013 at 1:50pm — 1 Comment

my new normal....

Last night I didnt sleep at all, but then again I haven't slept since the day he left(December 13,2012). I am always and i feel like there is always something that I need to do. I try to stay stong for my sailor cause I know he worries about me just as much as I worry about him. He tells me all his emotions and I help turn his pain into strenght and sadness in to joy. I am always puting on this front for him so he wont see how much I hurt. I love being the one with him on this path with him…


Added by lovemysailor on February 24, 2013 at 10:13am — 2 Comments

Pensacola, Florida "A" School


I would like to join a group with sailors in the "A" school in Pensacola, Florida. Perhaps who also entered in Dec. 2012.


Added by Concha on February 23, 2013 at 7:30pm — 2 Comments

My step son got accepted inot the Navy's ROTC Program

My husband just told me that our youngest son got accepted into the the Navy's ROTC program. He working a getting a  a full scholarship for college fifty thousand dollars a year. He chances are looking really good for him to receive it.  He will be a second lieutenant when he graduates. We are so proud of him.   

Our oldest son is already in A-Training to be a Sonar Tech. Nick just graduated last December from basic.

We have been truly blessed with great…


Added by bren on February 21, 2013 at 8:15pm — 2 Comments

When should I get my first phone call?

So my boyfriends has been gone for a week and a day now. He is in the uss Georgia gold submarine, I've been getting emails from him every couple of days. I was just wondering when should he hit port ? Or when will I be able to talk to him? I really miss him and this is extremely hard for me :/ I also was wondering about emailing because some if my emails are coming back rejected???? Please help, thank you!!!

Added by StaciaHunt on February 20, 2013 at 8:52pm — 4 Comments

Getting Leave Aug 3 we hope!!!

Our sand sailor has put in for leave Aug 3-Sept 3. So praying this comes to pass. Our other son has been accepted to Pikeville School of Osteopathic Medicine in KY. He has applied for an Air Force Scholarship. It is all looking better. He is to begin July 29th. He will miss Jeremy in transit.

Added by paces on February 20, 2013 at 9:38am — No Comments

Looking for Moms of AIRRs

My 18-year old son went to MEPS last week, and he is scheduled to leave for BC on September 3.  Just when I was beginning to come to terms with his enlistment, he decides that he wants to change his rating to air rescue (AIRR).  Of course, I'm totally freaking out over this decision since it sounds extremely dangerous to me!  I was wondering if any of the moms out there have any experience with this rating?  Is it as dangerous as it sounds???  Any information will be greatly appreciated!!

Added by ESWest123 on February 18, 2013 at 12:08pm — 8 Comments

He did it!

I now have a corpsman! God is good!

Added by MomtoSix on February 16, 2013 at 3:13am — 4 Comments


Hi everyone. This is my 1st time writing-still trying to figure out how to use the site.  My daughter just left for bootcamp yesterday.  While I'm very proud of her and excited for her future it was also a very sad day for me.  Very hard to see her leave.  Got her phone call home around 10:30 last night and already waiting for the letter to come with her address and PIR date.  Anyone else out there have someone leave on the 13th?


Added by CLeBuis on February 14, 2013 at 8:04pm — 10 Comments

the day is fast approaching

My son leaves next week on Feb 20th. I'm excited, but scared. I can't believe how fast this last month has gone by.....I have been pouring over all of the blogs/pages and the info helps to calm me down. My son is coming home this weekend for a very short visit before he leaves. He's older (25) and hasn't lived at home for some time now, but I'm use to talking to him almost every day! That's gonna be the hardest part....not hearing his voice. I'm trying my best to hold it together!! It will be a… Continue

Added by UBU'sMom on February 13, 2013 at 7:10pm — 8 Comments

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