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April 2012 Blog Posts (125)

Navy Expands Drug Testing

Effective May 1, the Navy will add two more commonly abused prescription drugs to the standard testing panel during random urinalysis. The prescription drug families tested will now include benzodiazepines and hydrocodones (I.e. Xanax and Vicodin).

Military members should ensure their prescriptions are properly documented in their health records prior to May 1. Navy medical treatment facilities are ready to assist any Sailor or family member who…


Added by Denise-- Seabee Mom on April 30, 2012 at 10:11pm — 8 Comments

Scholarships for Military Wives

Operation Homefront and the Women's Self Worth Foundation are offering the Saban Military Wife Educational Scholarship to wives of uniformed servicemembers.

To be eligible, applicants must be a legal wife of a military member currently serving on active duty. Applicants must be accepted for registration by a vocational school in one of the required medical fields and be an active volunteer in their community. Applications are being accepted until June 12, 2012.

For more…


Added by Denise-- Seabee Mom on April 30, 2012 at 10:08pm — No Comments

On his way....

Well...he did it! He's on the plane! He called me to say he was boarding...! What a moment! Now to wait for my phone call! 

Added by TenaciousDee on April 30, 2012 at 5:54pm — 10 Comments

One week til boot camp

We had CJ's going away party yesterday.  We have such a big family and always have a great time at get togethers.  Those are the times I know he will remember when he is away from us all.  CJ is leaving for bootcamp Monday, May 7, 2012 from Dallas/Ft Worth Airport. My heart is pounding......

Added by BirdsMom(Ship 12 Div 204) on April 30, 2012 at 2:55pm — 4 Comments

hi deb here we.make the change yet

Hi been sooo busy w my youngest one terry has a girlfriend now in Japan she sounds sweet were happy for terry hope well get to meet her

Added by japan mom on April 29, 2012 at 8:53pm — No Comments

Make Your Own Invitation.

Here is the back.  Print them on 8.5x11 paper, fold in half.

Stephsmom & other moms with kids…


Added by BunkerQB on April 29, 2012 at 3:35pm — 3 Comments

My Daughter leaves for boot camp the middle of September, anyone know of a place where I can get party supplies for her going away party? I need invitations to.

My Daughter leaves for boot camp the middle of September, anyone know of a place where I can get party supplies for her going away party? I need invitations to.


Added by Stephsmom ship 11/ div 006 on April 29, 2012 at 1:17pm — 6 Comments

The Journey

When our daughter joined the Navy in November, July seemed so long off. There was so many things to do. At that time there was Christmas to look forward to and then senior prom and then Graduation. I thought once Christmas was over time would fly.... well she just left for her senior prom and she has 13 days left of school. Time seems to be flying. Dont get me wrong... I am so proud of her and support her decision. She has a great recruiter and the support she has received through the DEP…


Added by denako on April 28, 2012 at 8:00pm — 8 Comments

Received Son's Standard Letter

After we got home from our friends daughter's baptism and then had lunch at a wonderful resturant in downtown Houston, we can home and checked our mail to see we have received the standard letter from our son containing his address and information about graduation, he graduates 12 days after my birthday. What a wonderful birthday present this year. I was so excited thinking it was an actual letter from him. But it is okay because I now have his address and will send my first letter out on…


Added by MHunter on April 28, 2012 at 6:47pm — 6 Comments

P Days

My son left on Monday does the 8 weeks of training include the P Days? I received his BOX yesterday I thought that was quick!

Added by Tabatha (Ship 3 Div 189) on April 27, 2012 at 10:33pm — 4 Comments

Words with my man

Im so happy at the fact that i get to talk to my boyfriend quite often while he's on deployment. It helps me get through my days because i know that he's safe. I get all my email to my phone so i can chat with him while im out and dont have to sit by a computer all day. For past week we've got to email almost everyday and when he calls i am very excited to hear his voice. Somedays i just think about how in the old days women had to be much stronger then the women of today because all they…


Added by NavyDoll Ebony on April 27, 2012 at 10:00pm — 1 Comment


After almost 4 years of diligently working to loose weight, my son finally made all his measurements.  During this time his course of enlistment changed.  He is no longer entering the Navy but instead switched to ARmy.  I do not know how to delete myself from Navy for Moms.  Sadly, I have not been able to find a group such as this for Army.  I do wish there was a support group for Army moms.  Good luck to all your sons and daughters.  I will be more than willing to delete my profile, but not…


Added by Lorraine Morgan on April 27, 2012 at 8:45pm — 7 Comments

New Seabee depper

My daughter is going to be a UT and leaving for BC in October... Any additional information on the UT rating would be fantastik!  Thanks!!  God Bless all our Kids!!

Added by Steph Ship 12 Division 293 on April 27, 2012 at 9:32am — 8 Comments

Received a letter :)

We received a personal letter from our son today....still no form letter. His address said Ship 09 DIV 171, I wrote him back immediately but I don't want to worry him about asking someone for this. Can I call his recruiter to find a copy of the letter? I am only concerned if I need it for PIR. We are going to be traveling quite far so I want to have all the info I need.....

Added by Val (Ship 09 Div 171) on April 26, 2012 at 4:09pm — 3 Comments

news for ship 3 division 173

Hey im so excited i got a letter from my husband he made section/squad leader
he is 3rd in charge there are 6 of them he said he get to design there division flag he
is so excited he also said if he can get his section leaders to get there sections
good like his they get a phone call every weekend

Added by navywife12 on April 26, 2012 at 11:58am — 3 Comments

She's at meps....

wow- she's at the hotel for meps in the morning- the emotions are crazy today.  I know I still have prom, grad and all, but just thinking about all this- now it's real- she'll be leaving soon, and I miss her already....

Added by Steph Ship 12 Division 293 on April 25, 2012 at 6:45pm — 2 Comments

55 days since leaving for Boot Camp


Added by mdamon70/SHIP11Div.134 on April 25, 2012 at 6:02pm — No Comments

Navy Housing in VA

Was wondering what the wait is for Weelings court or Port Lyautey. I've been told one year and longer, not sure if they just tell you that on account of the demand to live there. I have looked into the schools there and have heard good things and bad about Cox high and was wondering if anyone has there child there. Worried about the things that I have read and would love some info. My family will be moving this summer it would be nice to hear from someone that knows and get real info and put…


Added by luvmysailor on April 25, 2012 at 1:04pm — No Comments


Looking forward to seeing my youngest son in a few weeks when the ship docks in Pearl Harbor.  He's been on deployment on the CV for the past few months.  We get to spend a few days enjoying the island then a few more days together on the cruise back to San Diego.  4 days after returning home my middle son will be home on leave from Florida for 2 weeks.  So excited!!!!

Added by 2 navy boys on April 25, 2012 at 1:04pm — 1 Comment

the boys are leaving

this deployement is coming upon us quick.. i want you to know that i am trying to get a solid date so we can meet somewhere if you want to all of us Mom's : )

Added by NavyJez (USS HUE CITY CG 66) on April 25, 2012 at 12:02pm — 1 Comment

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