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June 2009 Blog Posts (22)

Sunday June 28

Chrissy called me twice this morning and I missed both calls. There was not a good signal where I was at, but I also had it turned off during church. Another Mom said she was going to keep her phone on during church, I think I will do that next Sunday! I keep listening to the messages over and over again! I miss her so much. She told me to"Chill out" and she was fine. She has a small surface fracture, but is not in any pain. She went to chapel this morning with a friend from a "brother… Continue

Added by Vickyrun on June 28, 2009 at 5:11pm — No Comments

Sailor Quote Sunday

"I enlisted when I was a boy. The Navy looked after me like my mother. It fed me, took care of me and gave me wonderful opportunities".
- Tony Curtis

Added by Sue S on June 28, 2009 at 5:00am — No Comments

Half-way there!

Today is June 24th, the Wednesday of the 4th week of Boot Camp, so Chrissy is half-way to her PIR on July 24th! Yeah! I have gotten three letters and one phone call, and hope to get another phone call soon. It has been awesome to hear all the news from other Div. 258 Moms. I know that Chrissy is friends with at least one of the other women. That woman's Mom, LaVonda said that Chrissy sprained her ankle. Please pray for her that she will heal quickly and it will not delay her PIR. And I hope… Continue

Added by Vickyrun on June 24, 2009 at 11:48am — 3 Comments

pictures

6-30-09: I have new pictures on "Navy Picture 09'" I hope you enjoy them.

Added by Irene McClure on June 23, 2009 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Boot Camp ain't Summer Camp

I live very near an Air Force base, right under certain flight paths. Today the breaking News flashed on the TV ... an F-16 went down last night on a training mission over Utah's West Desert. I do not know this man, not even his name yet, but I do know he was one of our heroes, and he has given his life. I am very weepy over this stranger, and my thoughts and my heart are full of grief for his family. Grief, and heartfelt thanks.



This is what the military can be, sacrifice. No one… Continue

Added by Anti M on June 23, 2009 at 5:45pm — 10 Comments

What A Great Father's Day!

(Sunday June 21, 2009)



Had a great Father's Day! Yvonne was up at 5:45 a.m. making cheesecake and homemade bread dinner today to be celebrated with Sarah (daughter) and Brian (son-in-law), Trevor (USS Gunston Hall), Branden (NAS Oceana) and Savannah (Navy Wife), and Erene (civilian). Sarah and Brian got me a tripod for my camera (that's why I'm in this group photo). We watched "Time Changers" while Yvonne finished fixing dinner. A good Christian movie! Interested in time travel?… Continue

Added by John and Yvonne on June 22, 2009 at 10:00am — No Comments

Saturday Evening Fellowship, Food and Fun!

(Saturday June 20, 2009)

Had a great evening with Savannah (Navy Wife), Brandon (NAS Oceana), Erene, and Trever (USS Gunston Hall). We ate hamburgers, chips, and cream cheese brownies and ice cream. We played RISK (haven't played that in a long time)! Then we closed with sharing prayer requests and taking turns praying for them. We all had FUN! Check out the new pictures on our profile page slide show.

Added by John and Yvonne on June 22, 2009 at 10:00am — No Comments

Sailor Quote Sunday

"When people feel trusted, they'll do almost anything under the sun not to disappoint the person who gave them the gift of trust."
-- Rob LeBow

Added by Sue S on June 21, 2009 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

New members of the Kingdom of God!

I just had to post this news! Brandon (NAS Oceana) and Savannah got married last weekend. Both of them prayed to receive Jesus Christ as their Savior!

Added by John and Yvonne on June 18, 2009 at 6:34pm — 1 Comment

Discovery Channel

I am letting you know that in Ga. on Sunday at 10:00P.M. the Discovery Channel:They are showing the Navy and the Pirates.You might want to check and see if it will be shown in your area.

Added by Irene McClure on June 18, 2009 at 2:00pm — No Comments

A Full Sunday!

(Sunday June 14 2009)



Great Sunday! Enjoyed Sunday School and the Morning Worship service. Pastor Vicker's sermon was was good, not an easy one to hear, but good. God doesn't always say yes when we pray. Sometimes He says no. I do love our altar services where we can pray and minister to each other after the service!



After church it was on to our house for dinner and fellowship. Trever (USS Gunston Hall) got called back in to work, but Savannah and Brandon (NAS Oceana)… Continue

Added by John and Yvonne on June 15, 2009 at 4:49pm — No Comments

Hot Dogs and Attack Uno!

(Saturday June 13, 2009)



Saturday evening we eat hot dogs and drank root beer floats, then we played Attack Uno! with Savanah and Brandon (NAS Oceana) and Trever (USS Gunston Hall)! Savanah won the game! Then we went into the living room and just talked and visited. Then we shared prayer requests and prayed together. We were really surprised too! We got a telephone call from a former sailor, Sean, who we had not heard from in two years. That was a real treat! We are now friends on… Continue

Added by John and Yvonne on June 15, 2009 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Rental House

We seem to have many family and friends that want to go to my son's boot camp graduation in September. It looks like it may end up being Labor Day Weekend. Has anyone ever rented a house near the base? Thank you.

Added by Tamme on June 15, 2009 at 4:01pm — 8 Comments

We got Orders!!!

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Can you say Aloha?! USS Chung Hoon DDG-93 here we come!

Added by Mary, Proud Mom of Nick on June 14, 2009 at 9:04am — 1 Comment

Sailor Quote Sunday

The whole inspiration of our life as a nation flows out from the waving folds of this banner. ~Author Unknown

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Added by Sue S on June 14, 2009 at 5:00am — No Comments

Moms: What's your Navy story?



061003-N-4515N-004 Norfolk, Va. (Oct. 3, 2006) - Aviation Warfare Systems Operator 2nd Class Micheal Reilly gives his mother a hug goodbye before he deploys with the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). Nearly 6,500 Sailors deployed from Naval Station Norfolk with the Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group (CSG) in support of the on-going rotation of forward-deployed forces. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman… Continue

Added by Navy for Moms Admin on June 12, 2009 at 11:17am — 4 Comments

Navy is Tops

Navy is recognized as a Top 50 Employer!

Added by Sue S on June 11, 2009 at 7:30pm — No Comments

How are you celebrating your Sailor this Father’s Day?



090513-N-8750E-248 GROTON, Conn. (May 13, 2009) A USS Hawaii (SSN 776) crew-member's father waves a U.S. flag as the Virginia class submarine departs, enroute to its new homeport of Naval Station Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Commissioned May 5, 2007, Hawaii is the third Virginia-class attack submarine constructed and the first submarine to be named after the Aloha state. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Patrick Evans/Released)



Father’s Day is… Continue

Added by Navy for Moms Admin on June 11, 2009 at 2:04pm — 3 Comments

Disaster Preparedness

Hurricane season is here, who is ready? I don't mean to frighten people, but if you had to evacuate your home, could you get by on what you could grab in a few minutes? The sailors have it easy, they report to work or to their ship, but the families and dependents need to be prepared. This information also applies to areas which have typhoons and floods, and areas which may have events which cannot be predicted such as earthquakes or tornadoes. Even a gas line break could have you out of your… Continue

Added by Anti M on June 8, 2009 at 12:00pm — 2 Comments

Navy OCS

Does anyone have a son or daughter going to or has completed their time at Navy OCS in Providence, RI? My son is due to report June 2010 after he graduates from college.

Added by dlouise on June 8, 2009 at 11:11am — 4 Comments

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