Hello everyone! I am new to this and I don't know where to start. My sailor graduates May 8,2015 and I ave no idea where to go or what is needed for the trip. Do I take the cell phone or will I have to mail it once my sailor starts A school?? How much time do we have with our kids? Do they leave shortly after they graduate?
My son leaves May 20th for BC....when do I find out a graduation date so I can book a flight...do I have to wait for him to get there.
My baby is graduating on May 29,2015 from his Basic Training, and i will be out of the country. Any parents from Houston, TX that will be traveling? Please inbox me with the info.
Good morning everyone! My daughter is coming up on three years in the US Navy and every day, she expresses her commitment and her pride. She says that this is the best decision that she has ever made. It's been tough - she is stationed in Hawaii - 15 hour flight each way and is currently deployed.
I have read some of the other posts on this blog and I understand and sympathize with the other Moms who are just getting ready to start this journey - we are part of this journey! What…Continue
My son left last week for illinois for boot camp,, been a really tough couple of months saying good bye,, just started to feel a little better today,, no letter yet, got a package with his cell phone and thats all,, anything anyone can tell me what to expect,
(Update added below)
For the rest of his Naval career too apparently.
Because he did what he was ordered to do.
So, we don't know if this is actually what is going to happen but that was what was stated by the Chief ( not one of his Chiefs) on the message on the HOME PHONE ( I should've picked the darn phone up but wasn't sure the Chief wanted a Mommy giving him hell over the phone-yes, it makes me that "hot", but that's another topic.). ***on the…Continue
My oldest son done all this stuff this week at meps and signed his papers. He will be leaving out for bootcamp the end of October. Trying to learn all this and get use to all of this. I have a little over 6 months of him being home with us before he leaves out. I am proud of him and glad he is doing something like this but at the same time being a mom I am worried about him.
PLEASE ALERT EVERYONE YOU KNOW. I JUST GOT ONE OF THESE CALLS. SHE ASKED ME TO CALL 646-543-6910 ASAP OR RISK BEING ARRESTED. See attached article from newspaper. Everyone is vulnerable. They will ask money to be wired or transferred. Or they will ask for personal information such as Social Security Number, address, etc.…Continue
My son swore into the Naval reserves yesterday, has his first DEP meeting on Saturday. He will swear in to active duty and ship out on November 23rd. I am so proud of him I could burst, but I am also so sad that he won't be home for the holidays. I know we have 7 months until he leaves, and I am going to make much of this time, and enjoy seeing him go to prom and graduate from high school. I will learn how to deal with him being gone I know. Just at this moment in time I am already so…Continue
Okay, so my husband is going from RTC to A-School which is still at Great Lakes. Does he get ANY time off after graduation to come stay the night with me? Or come spend the day with me and our daughter? I am kinda missing him a heck ton. He is going to Great Lakes for MM (machinist mate).
Just an update from my last post: We are about a week in and it seems to be getting better but I miss him so much!! Does anyone have significant…Continue
I am in need of a NAVY SISTER T-Shirt . My 10 year old loves to support her brother and wear this shirt to school. The NEX is out of stock in Adult small. Does anyone know where I can get this one? I know there is a lot of different versions online, but not this…Continue
I'm not sure it is real to my future sailor even yet, since he won't arrive at the actual boot camp site until at least tomorrow, but it sure is real to me. Leaving him at the hotel was definitely bittersweet; but to be able to witness both the recruiter's confidence in him and his quiet assurance of this new direction was really uplifting.
Some friends thought it was 'too bad' that he had to leave on Easter weekend. Though appreciating their support, from my end it seemed…Continue
Very long day but well worth the effort getting here to see my daughter graduate navy boot camp. Oh so awesome to see her and spend a little time with her... I think i want to start it over again so we can have another day together.The time will come.Feeling very honored to have a daughter serving in the Navy.