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March 2011 Blog Posts (119)

thanks a lot...

Fear is a part of the parenting experience.

From the first moment we hold our newborns

and ever after we have some level of concern

about our children's well-being.

Worry is fear's troublesome voice that whispers

in our ears and paints ugly pictures of what might be.

My son's Navy… Continue

Added by SonandSea on March 31, 2011 at 10:00pm — 3 Comments

Taking care of Sailor's cell phone

Hey there ladies!


I need some advice - I contacted at&t to put a military suspense on my Sailor's cell plan, they said they are happy to do this, I "simply" need to fax a copy of his orders in to them....  huh?  How in the world do I get a copy of his orders?  I thought these were private for OPSEC reasons?

Anyone else had to deal with this - what did you do?


Thanks all!  

Added by Jen - Ship10mom(Div340) on March 31, 2011 at 7:09am — 9 Comments

mix feelings

My son is sixteen years old who i love so much...he expresses to me he wants to join the navy...he is concern about college is goin to be too expensive and i shouldn't worry..he reassure me its ok its for the best....i am so worry i cry all the time because he is so young and making such a adult decision..i hear and read that the navy make our young boys to grown men..what questios since i knew to this should we ask to the he still able to go to school ...p-lease help...

Added by yasmin on March 30, 2011 at 1:13pm — 3 Comments

22nd MEU aboard USS Mesa Verde

With deployment number two (2) underway by our Marine Son, I was pleased to find this site that shares our Navy and Marine's together.  Our son is assigned to the 22 MEU  2/2  

Weapons Co. Recon, out of Camp Lejeune.  We hope over the length of this deployment to share with other site members of the deployments activities and meet new…


Added by PKP1955 on March 30, 2011 at 12:50pm — 4 Comments

Consignee needed in Japan



My name is Stace Pagel.  I am the Cubmaster of Pack 445 in Friendswood, TX, USA.  We have gotten together 4 cubic meters of humanitarian items for shipment to Japan.  We have a way to get it there (currently by ship, as that's all we can afford).  The problem is, we cannot find a consignee (somone to sign for a distribute our freight).


Items include coats, blankets, water, baby clothing, clildren's clothing adult clothing, sanitary items, (napkins,…


Added by Stace Pagel on March 30, 2011 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

Got the Call

Well the call came in from him around 2230 EDT.  He sounded almost as if he was reading from a script.  Probably just nerves.  It was great to hear his voice and tell him I love him.  He says I should be getting another call in about 3 weeks.

Added by Stacey on March 30, 2011 at 8:02am — 3 Comments

Boot Camp is in our past, Norfolk is in our future!

It's been so long since I've been on this site! My husband graduated boot camp 2/11/11 and was shipped off to Pensacola for A School! He graduated and is now home until April 1st, then it's off to Norfolk for him! I'm so happy to have boot camp in our past. There were some days I believe I would NEVER make it through! Graduation was definitely a day of happiness because I was seeing my SAILOR for the first time in 2 months and he was all dressed up in his "Dress Blues" :)




Added by SailorsWife'10 on March 29, 2011 at 10:07pm — 1 Comment

Here we go again!

Well, its round two for deployment for my son and not thrilled about the destination but proud that my son is in the Navy and doing a job to promote a safer world.  I am sad since I haven't seen him for quite  awhile and even sadder for his bride that he will be leaving behind.  Military life is not easy for sure, but as I watch my son grow and mature through his experiences I am proud and assured that the people who serve our country are the most incredible people of all.

While he is…


Added by nylindat on March 28, 2011 at 1:50pm — No Comments

8 days and counting!!!!

Well, the day is finally close. My daughter is leaving for Boot Camp in 8 days!   I'm not nervous or sad yet, I'm very proud.  I suppose sadness will hit me next Tuesday as I am watching her swear in.   I'm nervous for her though because she is very naive' and I don't know if she really knows what to expect.  She is so excited though, so I am excited for her. 


Is there anyone else out there whose child is leaving for Boot Camp on 4/5/11?  




Added by SharonsMom on March 28, 2011 at 11:22am — 5 Comments

phases in A-school

Hi everyone!

I was wondering about the phases in a-school, right now my boyfriend is at the Great Lakes, training for corpsman. He is getting into his third week and is still in phase 1. We are trying to make plans for me to go out there and visit him for a weekend. He said I will not be able to until he is in phase 2. When will he earn phase 2? And what kind of liberty will he have during phase two?

Thank you :)

Added by KatieZ on March 28, 2011 at 11:10am — No Comments


Well its been a very long time since posting on here! My son is soon to deploy to the middle east and I am not ready!!! My heart is breaking and I don't know how to deal with this impending year!! The worse part is he is in training and we understood he would get a week leave between training and deployment....however we have since learned he may not get any leave at all! That means it will be over a year til I see him again!!! How can this be?? Why would the military not want a young man to… Continue

Added by Cheryl T. on March 28, 2011 at 11:00am — 4 Comments

Leaving today!

I made his favorite dinner for him last night.  He's said goodbye to his girlfriend.  My hubby is so proud he could just bust and I am too but....I'm going to miss him and I'll be counting the days until I can hug him again.

Added by Stacey on March 28, 2011 at 7:40am — 3 Comments

Wow I'm so proud of my son he scored a 93% on his second test . It sounds like he's really enjoying himself so I happy for him . I do miss him like crazy though can't help that . So all & all everyth…

Wow I'm so proud of my son he scored a 93% on his second test . It sounds like he's really enjoying himself so I happy for him . I do miss him like crazy though can't help that . So all & all everything is going good : ) I'm still lighting my blue candle : )


Added by Shirley on March 27, 2011 at 9:34pm — No Comments

Grad and Go

I just found out that my daughter is a Grad and Go but that is all the info I have.  We want to fly out to see her graduate but we don't know how much time we will get with her.  A school is in Missouri..So we don't know what to do..can anyone help with this??? Please???  Thanks

Added by Trommer on March 27, 2011 at 8:18pm — 3 Comments

one year later..

Well I was just going through my profile and saw my one and only blog...A year ago yesterday. Alot has changed in this past year. My husband went to and completed with flying colors, Boot Camp @ RTC. He then went on to BESS in Groton Ct seeing as he will be on a Submarine. As I write this, He has 23 days left in Aschool. He has been gone 7 months so far. But he is doing wonderfully and LOVING the Navy! We just got his first orders and we will be heading to Kings Bay, Ga In April. I cant wait to… Continue

Added by MyHrtBlongs2ASubmariner on March 26, 2011 at 1:35am — 1 Comment

Proud Navy Mom

So let me start this by saying I don't think I'm really very superstitious.


At the Navy Exchange is a wonderfule Proud Navy Mom decal I've been eyeing for months now BUT I refuse to buy it Yet!  I actually feel like I might be jinxing my son if I buy it and actually put it on my car now.  So here's the plan.  When he leaves for boot camp I'll purchase the decal.  When he calls after Battle 21 I'll put it on the car!  Anyone else got their Proud Navy Mom decals yet?

Added by Stacey on March 25, 2011 at 11:30am — 7 Comments

Prepaid phone cards

Does anybody have a recommendation on a good phone card I can purchase and mail to my son.  He's in Great Lakes and I want to make sure he's got a good phone card to use, that doesn't have all those hidden fees, etc.

Added by Cathy on March 25, 2011 at 11:02am — 2 Comments

Day 16 - first "real" letters received

YAY!!! I received letters from my son today!  Was great to hear from him & he writes exactly like he speaks. I could tell he is doing awesome.  He was really good with the detail, which I must say surprised me considering the fact that I don't think he's ever written a letter.  Back when we were at the recruiters office they had several letters written to them from SRs in a book & I was reading them - I made a comment how nice the stationary was & I better get a letter from him… Continue

Added by kim12div160 on March 24, 2011 at 9:25pm — 2 Comments

Spoke to soon. Got a letter today

The mailman was good to me today..Got the much awaited letter from Zach.  He said he heard he might be going to Texas for his A school instead of staying in Great Lakes.  He said he is sure he will be passing his PT so now its just studying and marching....he is missing his free time a lot...but is anxious to see us in a few weeks...and asked us to send pictures of his car and the house etc...LOL...someone is getting home sick....Glad to hear from him...and he is still the same old Zach

Added by Carol(ship09 Division 136) on March 24, 2011 at 1:29pm — 2 Comments

the power of thoughts...


I find myself fighting doubts, wondering if we have left a "T" uncrossed, 
an "I" undotted as my son's boot camp departure inches nearer. 
 You see, today's Navy is over-manned.
Recruits find themselves under the microscope, as the Navy
 can well afford to…

Added by SonandSea on March 24, 2011 at 12:42pm — 3 Comments

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