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March 2015 Blog Posts (36)

4th Week !!!

G O O D  LUCK Ship 12....Div 160 as you start your 4th week!!!!!

Added by ANCHORSAWEIGH on March 29, 2015 at 11:41am — No Comments

Stationed Overseas

Hello Everyone!

This is my first blog post.  My son has been in the Navy for one year now and we just found out that his home port will be overseas.  How will we be able to communicate with him? I'm imagining the cell phone charges would be through the roof!  Do they get leave time after being overseas awhile???

Help!!! My son will be too far away!

Added by Sonya209 on March 27, 2015 at 2:03pm — 5 Comments

Two Years and Going Strong

Just wanted to throw a little information out there, and had no idea where to put it, so I decided to just drop it here.  

The last 2 years has been a whirlwind for us.  Our son, who I thought had no interest in military service, decided to throw us a curve ball a couple of years ago, and set us all off on this journey.  His mother and I had prepaid his college, years in advance.  Even though he comes from a long line of military service, dating back to the Revolutionary War, I never…


Added by Rtarbaby/son/12/167 on March 27, 2015 at 11:50am — 6 Comments

Writing letters

Question, can I write daily to my son. I received his box on 3/23/15. I can't send any letters out yet because I have no information, however I want to write him daily, starting now and just keep them. I will send them individually once I receive an address.Also because my son spoke so fast when I received that call I don't have a clue as to when I can expect a letter with information to write. Can anyone help?

Added by jasons_mom on March 26, 2015 at 7:55pm — 4 Comments

Aced the ASVAB and Scored High on NAPT - Nuc it is!

It has taken my daughter a year removed from High School to embark on her Navy journey. While I could not be more proud, I also admit to having some trepidations although that is purely self-motivated.

K met with the recruiters two weeks ago today. She was ready to sign any papers placed in front of her, the only lingering question was "what" she wanted to do. She had a great ACT score, so the possibilities seemed endless. Chief encouraged her to consider Nuclear Engineering, since so…


Added by NavyMomJoy on March 25, 2015 at 3:00pm — 3 Comments

Graduation of A school what happens next?

Hello everyone so I have received a lot of information regarding FMBT but I wanted to know if anyone knows if my sailor will be able to return home after his A school graduation in San antonio. His preorders are for 29 palms and he graduates may 13. I wanted some info regarding that so I know how many days to book my flight thank you :)

Added by Tiffany110491 on March 24, 2015 at 2:36pm — 3 Comments

I received my sons box of belongings today 3/23/15, he arrived at GL on 3/17/15

I can't wait to hear from him. Hopefully soon I will get to see some pics of him.

Added by jasons_mom on March 23, 2015 at 8:35pm — 4 Comments

 If this applies to you, feel free to "steal it!"  

 If this applies to you, feel free to "steal it!"  


Added by BeckyLCM on March 22, 2015 at 11:25pm — No Comments

Got my first real phone call - 16 days into Boot Camp

I just got a call from my son!! So he said he only has 15 minutes and he would like to call his Dad also, then asked if I could be mindful of the time for him. His sister was with me at the time, so on to speaker phone he went...

He sounded a little bit like he was getting a cold, or recovering from a cold. He was very calm, and steady paced in his talking. He already sounds more mature. I immediately felt proud!

I remembered that they get loaded up with so many…


Added by RefuseToSink on March 21, 2015 at 5:30pm — No Comments

8 week countdown

Hi, I'm a mom of two wonderful young men who are the sole lights of my life. My baby boy arrived at Great Lakes Wednesday...there are so many different emotions but the excitement for this new chapter in his life trumps them all...I'm looking for advice on everything from PIR, visiting him in tech school, Mom support in general. I have goals to attend his PIR, visit him 1 time in tech school, & eventually at his home base I guess they'd call it...but most of all I really want to see him… Continue

Added by cubedsap on March 20, 2015 at 11:35pm — 4 Comments

My Blog

If you'd like to keep in contact with me, I have my own blog at :

It is a "G" rated blog, and safe for everyone.  

FYI: My NAVY son's, as well as all my kids' and my name are altered on my blog to protect our identities!…


Added by BeckyLCM on March 20, 2015 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Hip Hip Hooray!!!!!!

My son is a sailor!!!! Yay!!!!!! My call came in at 3:05

Added by Nick's Mom on March 20, 2015 at 5:15pm — 3 Comments

It's Real Now, And I'm Learning A Lot

He'll be home for just 10 days before he leaves for boot camp early next month.  Already the preliminary meeting have brought about growth and excitement in my son that I'd not expected for months yet.  

Uneasy about 2 months of non-communication while he's under stress? Absolutely;  and yet, it's so clear that this is another way in which I'm being taught to trust and respect the young man he has become and is becoming. 

For so many years I've thought that I needed to be the…


Added by Pat S on March 19, 2015 at 9:42pm — 3 Comments

Nervous Mom of Future Submariner

My son had his PIR on 3/13/15. It was a wonderful experience and I saw how much my son had matured in just 8 weeks. I knew as he was entering the Navy, that he signed up to be a submariner. He is now in Groton awaiting starting BESS and A school. I have been doing a lot of reading about the life of a NUB and submariner and quite frankly, I am very nervous and worried. I am not sure how I will be able to handle the long periods of no contact.

Any advice from experienced submariner… Continue

Added by Jujugirl on March 19, 2015 at 11:44am — 2 Comments


Let's get those candles burning for our SRs. Yall got this Sailors!!!!!

Added by Nick's Mom on March 19, 2015 at 6:51am — 4 Comments

No call or letter

My son left on Feb 24 and we received his cell phone a week later but other than that nothing. No call, no info just nothing. My question is his recruiter the best person to contact so I can get some kind of info Or is it best to just wait a little longer. It's passed 3 weeks.

Added by Navy'an on March 18, 2015 at 8:58pm — 3 Comments


Do they take only credit & debit cards for pictures or cash too? Want to be prepared.

Added by Nick's Mom on March 18, 2015 at 5:34pm — 3 Comments

List of Little Known Military and Veteran Discounts

Thought this may be helpful to those who didn't know already! Enjoy :) 

Added by RefuseToSink on March 18, 2015 at 12:43pm — No Comments

My fiancé went to basic 3-11-15

I just received his "box" today but no form letter. I never imagined this to be so hard. I got the "I'm here" call at 1:01am on 3-12-15 & haven't heard anything since... I know it's only 5 days but this is so tough!!! Anyone else with a similar leave date? I sure hope that form letter comes soon!

Added by Faith on March 17, 2015 at 3:10pm — 5 Comments

Here We Go

Hello all - this is my first post. My boy leaves for the Navy tomorrow, he's so excited! As a single mom, I feel a sense of accomplishment......I'm also freaking out a little bit and I keep cleaning the house and rearranging furniture. I bought him a steak dinner and told him how proud I am of him!

Added by Nates_Mom on March 15, 2015 at 6:01pm — 10 Comments

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