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March 2012 Blog Posts (131)

First letter came today. Great day.

I received my first letter from Andrew.  He said things are going well, he's getting use to the routine, following directions making new friends.  I'm so proud of him and am just counting down the days till May 11!

Added by Donna on March 31, 2012 at 10:21pm — 4 Comments

I Need Help..

Hey guys!! I haven't really been on in awhile but I'm feeling down.. My boyfriend of two years has been deployed for 8 months :( It's been almost a week since he left and I've just been down... Any tips for not feeling so sad?

Added by Destiny on March 31, 2012 at 7:30pm — 3 Comments

FREE Phone Calling Cards for Recruits

Hi all...  Just wanted to let you all know about a great program for Recruits.  CallsforRecruits.org has FREE phone cards for recruits in bootcamp.  If you or someone you know is leaving soon for bootcamp, go to the website and get some phone cards for them to use while they are at BC.  They can use them at A school or anytime if they need them, although most people have cell phones these days LOL.  Just thought I would pass along the info.... 

Added by Recruit Man - Ronny on March 31, 2012 at 4:02am — 17 Comments

For my N4M friends

TO THE GIRLS



What's so poignant about this picture?

Well, it shows a line of little girls holding hands facing the

immensity of ocean waves.

Alone they might be washed away, but together they stand strong.

Thank you each for holding my hand somewhere along the way when I was

facing a wave of my own.

I hope you will reach for my hand when your own wave threatens.





All of us girls..

Old and  young...

Near and far...

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Added by chriscwick on March 30, 2012 at 4:59pm — No Comments

So Here We Go!

Cat,



With your scores you are eligible to apply for Navy Diver programs. What you have to do is get the application completed and go to meps and pick a job then try-out for the physical standards tests and get placed into the lottery for Navy diver candidate school. Upon completion of meps and swearing into the navy then you are required to attend the dep meetings once a month. You can attend them as a guest anytime. You don't leave for basic training until after graduation from…

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Added by YooperMom on March 30, 2012 at 4:36pm — No Comments

The box has arrived!

I have to say I was shocked to see the box on the porch!  He just got to GL on 3/28/12.  Didn't smell to bad and I didn't cry until the dog crawled in the box like he was looking for him.  So, now i'm sad.

Added by Cheryl Ship 07 Div 160 on March 30, 2012 at 2:46pm — 11 Comments

just got box........

yessss im so happy i got her box just now and was so excited........just waitin for her letter so we can write her back.......yeahhhhhhhh so happppyyyyy.

Added by RENE'E MOM on March 30, 2012 at 1:52pm — 4 Comments

Waiting for the "box"

If my daughter went to Great Lakes on Monday, about how long does it take to get the box, and does her letter come about the same time with her address or do we wait longer for that information?

I just need to write a letter to her so that I know I am communicating with her :)

Added by lloviska on March 29, 2012 at 5:41pm — 4 Comments

Are we notified of Ship/Division changes?

Just a thought here. I just wondered, if an SR has a change in Ship/Divison, will we be notified? It would be awful to be sending mail to the wrong one, so I know there will be someone on here that can answer the question. Thanks so much!

Added by modaPIR5/11Ship12Div147 on March 29, 2012 at 2:50pm — 5 Comments

call!!!!

I received a phone call tuesday, and had twenty minutes to talk to my man!  It was great to hear his voice, i cried out of excitement and happyness when I hung up the phone. IT was so unexpected but so exciting.

Thank you lord for the oppertunity to talk to my sailor and hear his voice. Than you for keeping his division and new friends safe and guide them as they learn to work as a team. Bless each and every one of them!

 

And bless there families as they trust in you at…

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Added by krisnjay on March 29, 2012 at 3:18am — No Comments

Im upset...and just need to vent...

Im sorry, but my son shipped out on the 22nd of this month, March, and its just been one hassile after another...I see other moms gettin their childs info, address, etc, from their recruiters and so on...even getting their boxes within just a couple of days....I just got my son's box yesturday (27th)...and recruiter refusses to look up my son's info...all I want is to send my son letters...this, and please forgive me, but, this is shit....I'm very proud of my awsome son...he is an amazing…

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Added by FCSN Reed's Mom Div 155 -5-18-12 on March 29, 2012 at 1:55am — 11 Comments

A MOMS LETTER TO HELP HER RECRUIT, REALIZING IT I ABOUT THEM NOT US! (Thought some of you new moms, girlfriends and wives needed this)

This is a letter written that helped her recruit see who they really are;

I want you to be happy in your life’s choices and where ever you go and what ever you do…The friendships you will make will be for a life time. Your superiors who are yelling at you now, I know is hard to comprehend but they will be your friends, leaders and mentors for your Life. You will see that everything they teach you, tell you and show you will forever be a guidance for you and most of all protect you, in…

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Added by LA-BriansMom (Ship 3 Div 116) on March 29, 2012 at 1:00am — 3 Comments

Not having the best day....

For some reason everything I saw on tv or head on the radio today brought tears to my eyes.  It's hitting me hard today that my last child is leaving in just a few short months and unlike going to college or just moving in with friends as my other 2 children did, this child won't be available to me to check in with and talk about his day.  I know this is just a bad day and tomorrow will be different and to be honest I'm the sappy girl who cries at all halmark commercials, chick flicks and…

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Added by Andysproudmom on March 28, 2012 at 10:40pm — 6 Comments

Day 3 of Bootcamp

My daughter has been gone for 3 days now.... I have seen all the videos on this website, but not sure where in the process she is. Never thought I would miss that text message asking for gas money :)

Added by lloviska on March 28, 2012 at 3:53pm — 3 Comments

Pet Friendly Hotels?

Does anyone know of a hotel that accepts pets(for a fee of course)? Before my daughter left, she made me promise to bring her puppy people, so she could see them after PIR.

Added by modaPIR5/11Ship12Div147 on March 28, 2012 at 11:24am — 5 Comments

SHE'S IN BOOT CAMP.....

SHE'S DOIN IT I GOT MY CALL SAYIN IM HERE AND I WILL HEAR FROM HER AGAIN IN 2WKS...I LOVE MY GIRL I SAT WITH HER ALLDAY UNTIL SHE GOT ON THAT VAN TO THE AIRPORT....SHE HAD A LIL MELT DOWN CAUSE SHE DONT LIKE PLANES BUT SHE DID IT AND THAT WAS THE START OF HER BECOMING STRONG. IT FELT WEIRD KNOWIN SHE WASNT COMMIN IN THE DOOR TO GO IN HER ROOM BUT IM GONNA BE STRONG FOR HER AND WAITE TO HEAR THAT SWEET VOICE AGAIN TELLING ME HOWS SHE DOIN.

Added by RENE'E MOM on March 28, 2012 at 10:56am — 1 Comment

Graduation 5/11/12 Here we come

Hotel & Air reservations made.  Graduation day here we come!

 

Added by Donna on March 28, 2012 at 9:14am — 6 Comments

Day 27 since leaving for boot camp

Still NO letters... but my son called today... in great spirits... says he is just too lazy to write... I'm the happiest mother on earth...

Added by mdamon70/SHIP11Div.134 on March 27, 2012 at 6:42pm — 3 Comments

Reporting for Great Lakes

My son left this morning and will report to Great Lakes tomorrow, March 28, 2012.  I am so excited for him because he wanted this but I am so nervous about it.  I know anything can happen.  Does anyone know if it is really eight weeks or it just depends when he passes everything?   I am so anxious inside and miss him soooo much!!!!  I cant wait to hear his voice.  

Added by aml - Ship 02 Div 928 PIR 5/25 on March 27, 2012 at 6:21pm — 4 Comments

Ship 11 Division 155

I found out last night that my son is with Ship 11 Division 155. I am looking for others who have someone in this division. I received the box today but I am waiting for my husband to get home so we can open it together.

Added by mom on March 27, 2012 at 2:20pm — No Comments

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