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February 2014 Blog Posts (46)

Sailor call

Harley03 ship09 div 097. We got our I am a Sailor call about an hour ago. Congrats to my son!

Added by Harley03 on February 28, 2014 at 8:37pm — 4 Comments

new to this, i miss my son and looking for support

I miss my son its only been a week since he left for boot camp and the hardest part for me as a mom is not being able to speak to him everyday.I am so proud of him i know hes in good hands but i still worry 

Added by Brenda on February 27, 2014 at 9:30pm — 15 Comments

looking for Moms in the same ship 11 Div 142 as my son.

Ive been struggling and feel it would help to talk to Moms who have kids w my son:)

Added by shannon on February 27, 2014 at 5:38pm — 4 Comments

Boot Camp Send Off?

New to this site. I am 33 years old single mom of 6 kids and my 17 year old was just sworn in this past Monday. I have been going nuts since then, not really but just every thought imaginable is going through my head. 

I probably have the busiest summer ahead of me and was hoping I could get some ideas on a party to throw for my son? He is graduating from high school in June, his bday is June, and as of right now is set to leave for boot camp Sept. 16th. But this may change…


Added by Navy_brat6 on February 27, 2014 at 11:27am — 3 Comments


Our son is graduating sometime in November (he leaves for boot on 9-9) and I just want to have an idea of a good, decent, inexpensive hotel near the base. Any ideas?

Added by amos on February 26, 2014 at 12:17pm — 4 Comments

Need Help

My daughter has been in Behrain since the end of Nov. Last week when she woke up, she had a bunch of red bumps on her face.  These bumps have now turned into painful deep looking scabs. She has not scratched or picked her face.  She is now in Italy for two weeks.  She has been to the doctor there on base twice but the doctor doesn't know what it is.  Has anyone heard of this kind of thing?  Could this be an insect bite?  Sandflies?  Any information would be great.  Thank you. Extremely…


Added by Andrea on February 25, 2014 at 8:38pm — 9 Comments

Feeling Lost

Feeling very lost without my son. My son left yesterday for boot camp.  Is there a page to find out the routine for boot camp? Just so I have an idea what my son is doing. Feeling disconnected not know how to move around this site.

Added by Traysea on February 25, 2014 at 6:36pm — 7 Comments



Added by momof3TX-Becca on February 25, 2014 at 6:30pm — 2 Comments

Took ME time!!!

sometimes you just gotta take time for YOU!!!

Added by momof3TX-Becca on February 23, 2014 at 12:17am — No Comments

Got my first phone call today!

Got our first phone call today! I was happy, sad, emotional and excited all rolled up into one.  Brett is good just sounds really tired. Yeah! Ship 13 Div 133

Added by Mother of 4 on February 22, 2014 at 7:04pm — 2 Comments


I only have an interest in mass communication specialist but I'm not a u.s citizen so I cannot do that job at this time.. I also have an interest in culinary, but I heard cooks in the navy aren't respected. Is that true? What job would you recommend for the navy between these two ?

Added by Shantea on February 22, 2014 at 3:45pm — 3 Comments

Excited, Anxious, and partly Insane!!

Hoping I get a call tomorrow from my SR, he's Div 131 Ship 11. Once the letters start coming I will feel so much better! I'm missing my son so much and would love to get a call, letter! Come on son, CALL YOUR MOMMA!!!

Added by Angela R on February 22, 2014 at 2:58am — 7 Comments

No support :(

I'm joining the navy and my mom doesn't support me... It's whatever I guess, any navy experience the good and bad anyone wants to tell me. I wanna go into mass communication specialist or maybe navy cook or maybe another job in the navy.. I'd love some stories, feeling kinda blue

Added by Shantea on February 22, 2014 at 1:32am — 9 Comments

Got the letter today!

It was so funny, in a way. I got the box yesterday (a week after he left), and then the letter arrived the next day.  That just goes to show that when they say it varies on how long it takes to receive things, they mean it. I thought we'd get the box in a couple of days, but in the end they arrived within a day of each other.

My son is in ship 09, div 140, so if you have a SR in that group, let me know.  I signed up for my PIR date group, and I made hotels reservations about…


Added by Skooter64 on February 22, 2014 at 12:00am — No Comments

He called today.

Wow... So excited my sailor called today!!! He normally calls on sat.. What a big surprise... Thank GOD for my toll Free number at work... He sounds better.. Getting alone well, asked for more letters and pictures, and calling cards.. Keep them rolling.. May god bless them All!!

Added by Jennie C on February 20, 2014 at 7:09pm — 2 Comments

Daughter needs info

My daughter who is a college grad is interested in becoming an officer need to speak with someone

Added by buddymom on February 19, 2014 at 9:54am — 1 Comment

PIR 2/28/14..Moms of Div 092, and other Divisions BC Pics on FB!

Hello Moms of PIR 2/28/14...Div 092, and other Divisions,

This is a FYI, I am not sure if most of you know that the (Facebook) page of the U.S. Navy Recruit Training Command has a wonderful page of tons of Division pictures of our kids in boot camp.How they post these is they throw out Trivia Tuesday questions,and the first one to guess it wins a published picture of a desired Division.I was fortunate to get a glimpse of my son,He is in Ship 14 Div. 092, so any Moms of this Div. Go…


Added by EvaJeannine on February 18, 2014 at 3:23am — 5 Comments

Miss Him

It has been six days and I miss my son so very much.  I agree with most when saying I am so proud of him but so sad to see him leave.  He as a kid was very active in sports therefore we spend hours together.  He even allow me to be involved during his high school year...taking pictures of all the guys and helping with feeding the football team every Friday afternoon.  He has never been away from me for more than 10 days so this is very hard for me.  If I hadn't liked him so much or been so…


Added by mapark01 on February 16, 2014 at 5:52pm — 3 Comments

Just an Update

I came home dec. 20th honorably discharged from the Navy, my husband went on leave dec 17 so he was already home we got married dec 23 and unfortunately he left 5am on Christmas morning :-( went underway for about a month and is no wback in port. I am finaly after a yr and a half of waiting to be with him, joining him in San Diego!! im super excited but nervous at the same time this is the first time we have lived together alone without his family, and on top of it all im from Missouri and…


Added by NavyWife2013 on February 16, 2014 at 3:21pm — 1 Comment

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