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June 2013 Blog Posts (70)

Ugh! He leaves Aug 7th

I have been avoiding this website like the plague because I didn't want to come to the realization that my son Norman leaves for Navy boot camp on Aug 7th (I have visited this site about 3 times since Sept 2012).  I thought I could ready myself since we have known this day was coming but I'm not ready.  Since that day when he was 17 and after months of begging us to sign him into the Navy I have known this day was coming.  How can I let my first born leave, and leave so suddenly…

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Added by Stephanie74 on June 30, 2013 at 11:25pm — 8 Comments

Ship 13 div 312

Hello fellow moms and family any others out there with loved ones on ship 13 Div 312 or in brother div 311? Lets connect so we can in courage each other and help keep our loved ones lifted up. And if anyone can't make it to grad i would love to hug your loved one for you!

Added by paul2jack_ship13div312 on June 30, 2013 at 4:45pm — 2 Comments

SHIP 013 DIV 307

So excited . got the form today. my boy on SHIP 13 DIV 307...and his PIR on 8/16  cant wait till the day.. miss him so much. but i no he making us proud..  wish i could hear his voice. since i missed his call the other day. 

Added by Zig's Mom - carmen47 14/307 on June 29, 2013 at 10:07pm — 8 Comments

Moving for the first time!!

My husband and I are moving to Bangor Washington , can any one tell me how the life style is there or what to expect.

Added by SailorW2013 on June 29, 2013 at 2:47pm — 1 Comment

Ship 13 Div 296 Still waiting on first real letter

My son left for boot camp June 12th, I received the box with his belongings about a week later and the form letter last Saturday.  I kept seeing yesterday and today moms blogging about receiving their first real letters and was so sad each day when I didn't have one in my mail.  I pray tonight there will be one tomorrow.  I have never been this disconnected to either of my kids.  It's the hardest thing ever.

 

Added by My Little boy is AJ on June 29, 2013 at 2:15am — 2 Comments

Ship 13 Div 296 Still waiting on first real letter

My son left for boot camp June 12th, I received the box with his belongings about a week later and the form letter last Saturday.  I kept seeing yesterday and today moms blogging about receiving their first real letters and was so sad each day when I didn't have one in my mail.  I pray tonight there will be one tomorrow.  I have never been this disconnected to either of my kids.  It's the hardest thing ever.

 

Added by My Little boy is AJ on June 29, 2013 at 2:15am — 1 Comment

NWI Times Article about my Navy bound son and his 4 Military bound friends!

Check out this article about my son Norman and his 4 military bound friends.  It was quite a surprise to find out that this article made the front page above the fold in the paper on Sunday June 16 2013.  Couldn't be more proud of a great group of young men!…

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Added by Stephanie74 on June 29, 2013 at 1:53am — 1 Comment

help with move.mil website

so i am somewhat new to the navy life and my husband is currently stationed overseas. we are all cleared for me to go with him which means we are needing to get all over our things ready. This is his first tour i think it is called?? and i am very lost on how to fill out all the correct forms on this website. I work a full time job so by the time i get the chance to fill out the forms the help line is closed. has anyone on here filled it out and can help me? pretty much i need help from…

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Added by lovemysailor on June 28, 2013 at 10:34pm — No Comments

The Box and Info

We still haven't received the box from the RTC, he arrived on June 20th.  My son wasn't going to send his clothes back, he was just going to donate them.  I've seen a few posts that some have started to arrive.   Did anyone get their address, div, date of graduation...any other information?

Added by Paulamamabear Ship13Div311 on June 27, 2013 at 12:12pm — 5 Comments

The "Box" Continued

Okay, I said yesterday that I got the box but was very disappointed that there wasn't an address in the box.  When do we get the address? :(

Added by hladner on June 27, 2013 at 11:03am — 3 Comments

The "Box" hladner

Well I received my son's box today. I got a little teary eyed but held it together. It was
really strange to see all of his clothes in there. Now I'm waiting on his address and date
of his graduation. It will be a week tomorrow that he's been gone so only 8 weeks to go!!

Added by hladner on June 26, 2013 at 9:47pm — 1 Comment

5 DAYS

When our daughter started this whole adventure I had dreams of documenting every step, every event.  Of posting triumphs and disappointments.  Then reality. I haven't blogged for about a year, I haven't kept in touch with the women/moms I had met through this site.  And I'm sorry about that.

In 5 days she heads to the MEPS holding tank and the next day she'll be at basic.

I'm thankful this time is finally here. There have been so many milestones and "lasts".  Last Bluesfest…

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Added by YooperMom on June 26, 2013 at 7:25pm — 3 Comments

About 2 hours away from RTC!

Stopped at Cracker Barrel for "linner" then they (12 in a van) will be on their way to RTC.

I had a restless sleep last night and knew my son would too ... we were texting at 0313.  Lots of <3 and :) and words of encouragement passed between us, and gentle tears (for me at least).  Tyler has been very choked up with his HS friends over the last few days he's been home and dinner last night with one of his closest buddies.  He fully understands that "nothing will ever be the same."…

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Added by rja on June 26, 2013 at 2:51pm — 5 Comments

Boot camp info

Hello

My son just left for boot camp last week. I realize that the recruits are not able to communicate with family for a few weeks. Is there a way to find out if my son had his wisdom teeth extracted by calling someone at the boot camp base?

thanks to anyone who may be able to provide any information.

Sincerely,
Maria franzese

Added by molfetta on June 24, 2013 at 4:36pm — 7 Comments

Boot camp info

Hello

My son just left for boot camp last week. I realize that the recruits are not able to communicate with family for a few weeks. Is there a way to find out if my son had his wisdom teeth extracted by calling someone at the boot camp base?

thanks to anyone who may be able to provide any information.

Sincerely,
Maria franzese

Added by molfetta on June 24, 2013 at 4:36pm — 2 Comments

Ship 13 Division 296

Once again, I was so excited when I received the form letter on Saturday and knew what to expect.  Although, I was still sad when there wasn't more to it.  The real positive is that we now have his ship number and graduation date.  We have been busy all day trying to figure out air fare, rental car and hotel.  It's so exciting and frustrating all at the same time.  Do we have any of his shp mates blogging?  I guess we start  the countdown to the call at three weeks and our first real…

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Added by My Little boy is AJ on June 23, 2013 at 11:39pm — 1 Comment

Boot Camp by hladner

I'm new at this. My son just left for Navy boot camp on the 20th. I miss him terribly. How do I cope with this? Please help!!!!!!!

Added by hladner on June 22, 2013 at 2:11pm — 13 Comments

USS ASHLAND (LSD 48)

My son's ship, USS ASHLAND is getting ready to leave for Japan. I am so very proud like any mother would be so if there is any other family members of the sailors assigned to the Ashland I would love to stay in contact with you.

Added by NavyMom292 on June 22, 2013 at 8:45am — 1 Comment

Graduation

So my husband shipped out last Monday (June 10) and I already got his clothes me and my mother in law are waiting for the car pass and I'm so nervous my husbands graduation will be delayed.! Someone please my mind lol

Added by Angelina on June 22, 2013 at 1:02am — 9 Comments

New to this

So, I have never posted a comment on a website before. Ever.  I'm totally impressed with this site and learn something new every time I look at it.  As time allows, I read more posts and get more questions answered.  I'm even getting answers to questions I hadn't thought of yet :)

Until about 2 years ago it's always been just me and my kid (Samantha) and we had been discussing military for several years.  I was encouraging her to go, but made sure she understood it was her choice.  We…

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Added by samiamsmom on June 21, 2013 at 12:59pm — 2 Comments

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