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March 2014 Blog Posts (48)

Tissues at the ready

My oldest son leaves on Thursday 4/3/14 and I'm already having a hard time holding back the tears. He's so excited and I'm so proud of him. It feels just like the first day of kindergarten....putting him on that bus and watching it drive away and knowing life will never be the same. He suddenly seems so mature and has worked hard to get ready for boot camp. I've been reading a lot on the website and hope that we've done all the right things so he has a smooth start. The website has been so… Continue

Added by MommaShep on March 31, 2014 at 11:03pm — 16 Comments

Sad !!!

My daughter left for Bootcamp on wednesday March 26, 2014. I still have not received the I'm here call" should I be worried? or is this normal?

Added by ponci68(Ship 09 Div180/pir5/23) on March 31, 2014 at 2:54pm — 4 Comments

Having a very hard time....too much going on

My son leaves for GLNS in 2 days. i just found out yesterday my only brother (59 y/o) was diagnosed with inoperable cancer. he has gone so downhill in only 2 weeks. talked to our son and he did say he doesn't want bad news while at BC. Totally understand. i just can't stop crying. i need to be strong for our son but i'm having such a hard time holding it together! this has been the worst weekend of my life.

Added by Murphy122 on March 30, 2014 at 10:59pm — 9 Comments

Finally a phone call!

First phone call from my son after two weeks in boot camp, made my whole day just to hear his voice.

Added by Debby on March 29, 2014 at 5:15pm — 4 Comments

Brothers Graduation Day!

Today my baby brother graduated.

Like I said on my first post, i wasnt able to make it. That defiantly doesnt change how happy and proud i am of him. I cant wait to hear his voice when he gets to gets together with my parents.

im anxious to finally hear that voice that i havent heard in two months.

These past 6 months have been so bittersweet.

Lets start on the day he told me he was joining the Navy. Ive been supportive since day one. I wanted to be the one person…


Added by HISsister on March 28, 2014 at 11:55am — 3 Comments

My son left for Boot Camp March 25.  Can someone tell me what to expect next?

My son left for Boot Camp March 25.  Can someone tell me what to expect next?


Added by Jacob's Mom on March 27, 2014 at 8:50pm — 3 Comments

Proud Navy Mom

My son, Caleb, left for the Navy yesterday afternoon heading to Chicago. He made the one phone call to me and I missed it. Was very sad that I couldn't talk to him. But at least he left me a voicemail so I have that to listen to. Can anyone tell me what I should be expecting next? I know that I will be getting a box with his belongings in it :( .  Any advice will be greatly appreciated!!

Added by LeanneProudNavyMomDiv177 on March 26, 2014 at 8:46am — 3 Comments

Another New Mom

Hi, I'm so glad I found this site. My son left for BC on March 20th. Does anyone have a SR that left the same time? I haven't received his box or letter yet. Just anxious to have some information.

Added by Donna (Ship 4 Div 813) PIR 05/16 on March 25, 2014 at 9:00pm — 4 Comments

3 more days

Yes my Sailor!! We will all be there... Ship 11 Div.119 I am sooooooo proud!! Love mom

Added by Jennie C on March 25, 2014 at 10:38am — 2 Comments

ain't this the truth haha

Added by momof3TX-Becca on March 22, 2014 at 8:39pm — 1 Comment

One week till graduation.

A week from today my brother will be graduating. Unfortunately I will be watching from the stream bright and early at 6 am pacific. I know he's excited and looking forward for the ceremony. I'm making him his favorite snacks and one of the things he's been craving since he left for bootcamp, chocolate covered pretzels.

Added by HISsister on March 21, 2014 at 4:50pm — 2 Comments

Ship 14 DIV 155 - graduating apirl 25 2014

Dose anyone have a loved one in the same DIV 155 as my fiancé ship 14 graduating on Apirl 25,2014. I would love to talk with you and share information.

Added by JessicaLynn on March 20, 2014 at 7:30pm — 3 Comments

Boyfriend left for bootcamp on March 5th... (Ship 09 Div. 160)

I miss my future sailor like crazy!!! And things have been tough here at home.

I'm young, 20 in September to be exact. I've been with my future sailor for a year and a half. Woohoo!! Boy have things changed. I made a discussion a while ago (deleted it) about me freaking out because my boyfriend was giving me an ultimatum, and I didn't give him the reaction he wanted (I never think before acting/speaking lol). But all is settled now, and I'm going INSANE missing him! Ugh!

As for…


Added by AnchoredHeart on March 20, 2014 at 1:08am — 4 Comments

Son left for bc 3/11

My son left from Michigan for bc March 11,  Ship 3 Div 167

Added by Yetstanding on March 19, 2014 at 7:46pm — 3 Comments

Girlfriend is in the navy just left for bootcamp march 18

I miss her like crazy hopefully time flys by.

Added by Nasia's boyfriend on March 19, 2014 at 7:46pm — 1 Comment


Does anyone know if we need to send postage stamps?

Added by Ella on March 19, 2014 at 6:50pm — 8 Comments

getting married after bootcamp?

My son and his fiance, both left for bootcamp on March 4, want to get married before they leave for their job training. Is this at all possible? Any suggestions on what they need to do? 

Added by peepnblueyz on March 18, 2014 at 10:11am — 5 Comments

My son is scheduled to leave for boot camp on May 13.  During MEPS they told him that he would have to get a wart removed.  He just found out that he may have to have two to three more treatments wit…

My son is scheduled to leave for boot camp on May 13.  During MEPS they told him that he would have to get a wart removed.  He just found out that he may have to have two to three more treatments with two to three weeks in between each treatment.  If his wart is not goine before he is suppose to leave, will his ship date be moved out or will they just not let him in?


Added by Lois on March 17, 2014 at 10:08pm — No Comments


I'm 22 years old. I live in VA and my boyfriend is stationed in MS. I just finished EMT school and I have my Nurses Aid license. We've been doing long distance for 2 years now since he left for bootcamp. I travel to see him every 2-3 months. I do t have a job right now because then seeing him would get slim and wouldn't be able to take off work. So money is tight. We plan on gettin married one day soon, but not soon enough I guess. How easy/difficult is paper work to fill out to get married at… Continue

Added by Stephanie on March 17, 2014 at 8:23pm — No Comments

Thanks for all the responses

I just got my son letter and clothes today in the mail. He is in ship 13 and div 163. His PIR is May 2. Anyone else got that date....thanks for all the support Jaylen's Mom...

Added by Paula on March 17, 2014 at 6:11pm — 6 Comments

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