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March 2017 Blog Posts (15)

MY daughter Left For bootcamp on 03/7/2017

Hi all,

Is there any one who have son/daughter/spouse on 

SHIP 03 Division 137 I can communicate with. Has anyone received a phone call from their loved one yet. I received a letter from her, with limited details. I am more concerned that I had to send her money, dont they suppose to supply them with what they need? 

Added by brownsugar41 on March 25, 2017 at 1:51pm — 12 Comments

SR moved to RCU

Does anyone have any experience with their SR being injured and moved to the RCU? My EX received his brief call with little information to share. It's such a helpless feeling to not know how he is or how to contact him. He said his Dad would receive a form letter with info but to my knowledge he hasn't received one yet. He was set for a PIR date of May 5, 2017.

Added by TxMom on March 24, 2017 at 6:36pm — 2 Comments

Boot Camp May 16, 2017

Looking to chat with other moms that have a son/daughter heading to boot camp on that date.

Added by Blessed3times on March 22, 2017 at 1:40pm — 1 Comment

Boot Camp March 15 with PIR of 5/12

Hello looking to chat with other families who have children etc in now with a PIR date of 5/12...

Added by Ashlee K on March 22, 2017 at 10:14am — 1 Comment

Bulls Unit Mom -

BULLS UNIT Ship 06 DIV 147 proud Mom here.

Added by Kris on March 15, 2017 at 5:30pm — 25 Comments

Newbie Mom PIR 4/28/17

Hello everyone,  

Just joined and have been reading and enjoying all the posts and information.  Our recruiters weren't the greatest at preparing us, but I have found this place to be a great support group.  I got "the box" which actually ended up being 2 boxes and the form letter so I know that my son's PIR is 4/28/17.  I am one of those hyper-planners when it comes to reservations so I have already booked a hotel. Don't worry, I can change the dates if necessary.  I am hoping that…


Added by aheekrn on March 12, 2017 at 12:33pm — 10 Comments

Swearing in

Hello all of you helpful moms out there,

Does anyone know approx. what time the swearing is?  Is it the same for everyone?  Will I get to see my son after? or does he leave immediately.  Just trying to get my ducks in a row.

Thanks for any and all help.

Added by Bandmom on March 9, 2017 at 12:26pm — 6 Comments

Boot Camp

My grandson is in boot camp He is on ship 4 div 122. does anyone else have loved ones on this ship that I could communicate with

Added by Sissykat on March 7, 2017 at 7:59am — No Comments

Where to stay for graduation

My son recently left for boot camp, and I just received his PIR date. Now I would like to book our hotel for the weekend. Any suggestions on where to stay?

Added by RNNavymom on March 3, 2017 at 9:27am — 4 Comments


anyone have people in ship 6 and div 117 in Chicago Illinois graduating in april 14??

Added by Navygirlfriend on March 3, 2017 at 1:03am — 2 Comments

my boyfriend is in the navy

Hi my name is Merissa. I'm 17. my boyfriend left for the navy February 13. he graduates basic on April 14th im very new to this I got information letter in the mail I sent all the letter I wrote from the time he left intel the I got his letter so I could send mine I waiting for a phone call soon and a letter back this is the hardest thing I ever done. people say your not gonna last but I know we will. I count down the days intel I can go see him he is in Chicago Illinois . I think about him…


Added by Navygirlfriend on March 3, 2017 at 12:54am — 4 Comments

OCS 4/2/17

Hi,  My son is attending OCS on April, 2 2017.  I have been trying to find a packing list or suggested items to pack but have been unable to find anything.  Does anyone have a list? or any suggestions?

Added by karenmof2 on March 2, 2017 at 4:12pm — 1 Comment

Last Month

My son came home last night in his preparation for leaving April 4.  I have been watching and researching, so I believe with all the advice and articles located here, he will be ready.  Now I just have to find out which hotel in Des Moines to make reservations at.  Thirty-four days until Great Lakes.

Added by Bandmom on March 1, 2017 at 10:10am — 5 Comments


My son leaves Nov. 29 for Great Lakes.  What happens over Christmas at boot camp?

Added by CLO on March 1, 2017 at 9:36am — 7 Comments

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