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May 2013 Blog Posts (75)

seabee recruit

Is there any difference in training for a fleet sailor and a Seabee sailor at RTC?

Added by cs3370cs on May 30, 2013 at 5:51pm — 8 Comments


A funky name for our new adventure.  We've left SO and now are learning what GSM is and what they can do in this rate.  Now we know that he'll be working with LCAC.  I've scoured N4M for people or information regarding his new rate and the possibilities and for friends to share no avail.  If anyone can help me or joing me... please feel free to do so ;).

Added by michie on May 29, 2013 at 9:30pm — 4 Comments

Any one there from OC, California?

Hi there! My son left for GL yesterday, 5/28. Is there another mom from Orange County, CA who's kid shipped the same day? Thanks! 

Added by SoCalJo on May 29, 2013 at 8:02pm — 5 Comments

ship 9 division 256 still no letter

No letter today so upset not to know how he is... Is there anyone else that hasnt had contact with their recruit... Hope he writes or calls soon...

Added by suesue on May 29, 2013 at 4:41pm — 3 Comments

Grandparent's Scam

I just wanted to warn everyone to have an ear open.  My son graduated from Navy Boot Camp on May 10th, 2013.  He is currently at Great Lakes for A School (DC) and my parents his Grandparents were called last Thursday May, 23rd by someone stating that it was him (sounded congested) stating that he had 3 day's of liberty and he went with a fellow sailor to Canada to a friends wedding where they rented a car.  Since he had a cold he took some Nyquil and subsquently got into a car accident.  He…


Added by FWB USS Chancellorsville on May 29, 2013 at 11:22am — 5 Comments

Information on Ship 02 Div 933

Happy Memorial Day to all 

I am looking for any information on Ship 02 Div 933 aka as triple threat, my daughter is in this division.  I have received three calls from her so far and her PIR is June 28th.  She says everything is good except for the cold she has had since she arrived in the Great Lakes.  


Added by MicheleT on May 27, 2013 at 9:25am — 4 Comments

Happy Memorial Day!

Happy Memorial Day to all the new and veteran Moms!! I am a veteran Mom of almost nine years and have a son stationed at Oceana Naval base in Virginia Beach, Va. He is now a 2nd class PO an AO for those who don't know AO itstands for air ordinance. An AO works with missles,bombsand explosives. To the new moms out there if u have questions about ur sons/daughters I'm pertty sure I can answer ur question. I would like to help u anyway possible and I have a lot of time on my hands right now so… Continue

Added by Marty on May 27, 2013 at 12:52am — 1 Comment

How can I find out?

My daughter has been transferred to Ship 4, Div 2341 due to some injuries that occurred during her second PFA and now she has to wait thru 6-8 weeks of Physical therapy before she can try to qualify for graduation.  The only problem is that we have not heard from her in almost 2 phone calls, no letters.  Is there any other way to contact her that keep on shooting her letters from home?  We are not receiving any responses and are getting worried.  

Joan B

Added by Joan B on May 26, 2013 at 8:30pm — 5 Comments

don't know where to start

My son went to MEPS but his heart rate was a little to fast.He had to wait 4 days and then see a local doctor and get his pulse checked.Done passed. Now waiting on doc at MEPS to review and get back to him. Long weekend. I want him to stay here as long as he can but he is ready.I am apprehensive but so proud that he is taking this step. He is 25 years old(has had birthday while waiting on everything) and has worked hard to get to this point. He came to us about 6 or 8 months ago. He did not…


Added by tidefan on May 25, 2013 at 7:28pm — 8 Comments


My family and I went to Great Lakes last week for my daughters graduation. It was amazing. The Navy does a magnificent job presenting their sailors at graduation. Everyone should experience this. I can guarantee that everyone there was completely impressed and inspired. I am so proud to call myself a "Navy Mom". Please look at my pictures and share the proud moment. :)  Thank you  to everyone's comments.

Added by Dania on May 23, 2013 at 10:08pm — 7 Comments

Update since my son joined the Navy May 30th 2012

Good news!! My son graduated from boot camp October 2012. Since then he has graduated from A school for Navy Corpsman / Medic training and C school for combat training. Monday he reported in at the Greater Lakes Navy base to begin working in the RCU where he was treated for stress fractures while in boot camp. He is loving being one of the staff members now, and already saw one of the doctors who treated him last year. Just know if you have a recruit in RCU, my…


Added by peggysuecory on May 23, 2013 at 9:56pm — 5 Comments

I've been patiently waiting....

My son left for BC on May of today, no form letter.  I see other families posting that they've received their letters and I am sure plans are underway for their PIR.  Why is my letter taking longer than others who left on the same day?  I'm upset and concerned.

Added by awhitaker933 on May 23, 2013 at 5:11pm — 6 Comments

PIR June 28th. Div 933

Any moms out there

Added by Kimberly on May 23, 2013 at 12:58pm — 1 Comment

Made It..... PIR 5-24-13

Hi all 8 weeks have came and gone i have cried missed phone calls  got some letters

but by the grace of god he is almost done. PIR is friday cant wate to see my son. hope he gets a good leave for the holiday..... 

Added by krismom1994 on May 23, 2013 at 10:25am — 1 Comment

Arrived at RTC

I received my 10 second phone call! So happy... But having a really hard time with my first born leaving and not being able to communicate with him by phone. I am extremely proud and know this is a great opportunity for him and his future. They all grow up and eventually leave the house.

Added by Rivergirly89(SHIP 13 DIV 269) on May 23, 2013 at 12:40am — 3 Comments


july first so excited getting my plane ticket asap

Added by liyah on May 22, 2013 at 10:35pm — 2 Comments

when does form letter come?

So I got my fiance's dirty clothes which was fun. But when does the form letter come, that's what I'm waiting for, I thought it came with the box? (He left May 14...)

Added by jd on May 22, 2013 at 5:47pm — 8 Comments

34 days..

It's so hard to believe there are just 34 more days left with Josh until he leaves to start his new life!  The time has flown by; so fast in fact, that I find myself in this surreal situation watching my middle son become a man before my very eyes.  Words will never adequately express how proud I am of him, how much I will miss seeing his face each day, his wit and sarcasm, and all the joy he brings to the house.  It's so amazing how quickly this has come about, even though it's been 6…


Added by TonyaJosh'sMom on May 22, 2013 at 1:35pm — 3 Comments


Hey everybody I have a question about seeing a doctor. My husband is stationed over seas and is in the process of getting me down there with him. We almost have it all done except for getting my medical clearence. His chief is going to be sending me the correct papers to get filled out and then send back to them for processing. Sounds easy enough but my only problem is I dont know where to go to find the right doctor. Can I just go to my regular doctor or does it have to be a military…


Added by lovemysailor on May 22, 2013 at 11:18am — 2 Comments

Ship 13/Div 196 PIR May 24, 2013

My son is in this ship/div.  Is anyone out there planning to attend this ceremony.  My husband and I will be flying into Midway, and looking for ride share with anybody who will be staying at the Holiday Inn Waukegan.  Let me know if anybody is interested.

Added by vero_reyes1 on May 21, 2013 at 4:32pm — 1 Comment

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