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March 2013 Blog Posts (62)


my son has been in bootcamp almost 3 weeks.  ship 03 div 184 today is easter and my sons birthday, i thought forsure they would let him call! Guess not did anyone receive a call?

Added by proudmom29 on March 31, 2013 at 5:54pm — 4 Comments

3-26-13 Boot Camp.


Added by krismom1994 on March 31, 2013 at 5:46pm — 2 Comments

SHIP 13 DIV 187

Hi! we got a call yesterday from our recruit. I just went through boot camp with my daughter. She is a M.A . Now this year my son-in-law is in great lakes! Is there anyone on here thats child is with ship 13 div 187? Would love to hear from you !


Added by ship13div187 on March 31, 2013 at 2:06pm — 1 Comment

newby Navy mom

Hello all, Im new to Navy moms, but Blessed to know theres sometthing out here for me to stay encouraged by others who have walked in my shoes or is walking in my shoes. My son left March 11th 2013. He is on the USS Reuben James Div 926... Miss him so much

Added by lovely7279 on March 29, 2013 at 5:50pm — 5 Comments

Happy Easter Son!!!!

Added by puertorico-USSGHWB on March 29, 2013 at 10:46am — 1 Comment

Failing battleship

I recently got a call from my boyfriend saying he failed battleship. What does that mean? And how long with his graduation be postponed for?

Added by NavJam23 on March 28, 2013 at 8:31pm — 10 Comments

Ship 12 DIV 189

Hi!  My son left for greatlakes bc 3/19/13.  I havent received anything from him but a box of clothes.  After speaking to his recruiter I got his address..  He is on ship 12 div 189... Anyone else have a loved one on same ship and div?

Added by lee555 on March 28, 2013 at 11:58am — 4 Comments

My son is ship 13 div 181 he graduates May 10

My son is ship 13 div 181 he graduates May 10


Added by Hemetmom on March 27, 2013 at 10:47pm — 8 Comments

Little Worried

My son says he is worried about passing his swim test because he is having problems treading the water. Does anyone know about if he does not pass how long will he have to pass it before he get sent home. My heart breaks for him because he wants to pass really bad.

Added by daviyonmom on March 26, 2013 at 5:00pm — 5 Comments

March 19, 2013 Daughter Left for BC

My daughter left for BC Mach 19, 2013.  I was wondering if there were any other moms out there who may have sons or daughters who left on the same day.  I'd like to connect with some other moms on the site with similar timelines, but not quite sure how to get started.

Added by Janai'sMom on March 25, 2013 at 5:09pm — 11 Comments

got a call from my son. he had his wisdom teeth pulled

what a surprise. got a call friday afternoon , one hour before my son had his wisdom teeth pulled. even a bigger surprise was a call from the dentist a few hours later saying every thing went fine. graduation in one month. can't wait

Added by theresa320 on March 25, 2013 at 10:38am — 1 Comment

Some Graduation Questions.

I've read that assuming my Recruit does in fact graduate, that a video of PIR and a yearbook are available for purchase by her parents .  I'm my Recruits Godfather and I would also love to purchase a video of PIR and a yearbook.  Can and if so, how do I order these items?  What about an official Graduation picture, is one taken by the Navy at Great Lakes, and if so once again, can I as my Recruits Godfather purchase the picture?  I…


Added by Torisgodfather on March 25, 2013 at 9:14am — 1 Comment

Husband arrived at GL on March 19, 2013

I miss my husband so much, i have literally cried every night he was away. but i have to say when i found this site. ( from searching Google for advice and questions) i found myself on the webpage discussion of N4M. once i signed up and shared my story i immediately found myself in the arms of other Navy wives and Navy Mothers who had way more advice on everything and anything then i could possible ask for. i just want to say thank you to everyone who made me smile…


Added by Chanel on March 22, 2013 at 3:28pm — 2 Comments

missing my daughter

It's been 1 week, 5 days and I'm terribly missing my 19 yr. old daughter.  I could only imagine what's going on in her head, the challenges, the ups & downs of boot camp - I could only pray that she is strengthen mentally, emotionally & physically.  This is the girl that tried so hard in 1 year to get a job but unsuccessful,  so she never held a job so I just hope that she is adapting in this "new world".  Our last night, saying good-bye at the hotel was the hardest thing,  I felt…


Added by Tiare224 on March 22, 2013 at 12:58pm — 11 Comments

Navy Reserves

My son was sworn into the Navy Reserve one year ago. I attended the ceremony along with the recruiter and Lt. who swore him in, however, when the time came to drill, the recruiter kept cancelling my son, telling him that his paperwork was not yet completed. About 8 months later, the recruiter "forgot" to tell my son not to show up to drill so my son went. On checking in, he was told that he was not Navy Reserve and no paperwork had ever been submitted. Its been a year now and the recruiter…


Added by MFJ1010 on March 22, 2013 at 9:36am — 1 Comment

Quantico Marine Base Shooting 3/22/13

So sorry to hear of this shooting; this base is about an hour from my home. So sad to hear that a couple people including shooter were killed. My heart goes out to the Marines today. So sad.


Added by 1proudmama/EM/USSLincoln/CVN72 on March 22, 2013 at 8:12am — No Comments

The steps from boot to first ship assignment

My goddaughter is reporting to boot on August 14, 2013 and she wants to be an ET in the NP.  I’m trying by looking at info on this site and determine what her flow will be from RTC to her first ship assignment.  Do I have the steps listed below correct, along with the correct times to complete each step?  Thank you in advance for the info.  Mark.


Boot - 8 weeks in Great Lakes IL – RTC


Navy Military Training NMT in SC 8 weeks


Nuclear Field A…


Added by Torisgodfather on March 22, 2013 at 7:00am — 5 Comments

Graduation RTC

When attending my son's graduation, we stayed at the Holiday Inn Express in Waukegan.  It was very clean and their complimentary breakfast was awesome.  In trying to pick a hotel to stay in, I was very confused as some ppl said this place was bad and that place was bad so I was really apprehesive to pick a place to stay but the Holiday Inn Express turned out to be good. 

It is located only 3-4 miles from the base and located next to a Walmart and several resturants. They also had a…


Added by X-Ray Momma on March 21, 2013 at 9:37pm — 1 Comment

Missing my Son very much

I know when my son signed up for the Navy I could not have been any Prouder. It just after Boot Camp his first orders

was is Japan. All I can say is OMG I have not seen my son since 10/2011 and it so hard, I talk to him often and skype

but it not the same.

I also want to say that it not like he in a war zone at all I count my blessing but I never thought it would hurt so much when they are gone for so long.


I love to chat with other Navy Moms and always…


Added by Robinosd on March 21, 2013 at 12:42pm — 5 Comments

My Future Sailor is Becoming a Man

The other night, while my husband, my son and I were eating dinner, we were discussing his leaving. I was telling him about things that I found out about on this site and he just smiled and said "don't worry, I'll figure it out when I get there." He is so nonchalant about his leaving. A year ago when he started the application process, he was just an 18 year old who had made a decision. But he was ONLY 18. Still had…


Added by Jesmom6 on March 21, 2013 at 12:00pm — 3 Comments

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