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June 2017 Blog Posts (16)

Ny daughter is finally coming hhhhhome after about 5 weeks in SEPS !!!!

My daughter has been in ship 5 for about 5 weeks.  She is finally coming home.  She is taking a psych leave , but has medical issues that  would dispose her from qualification.  If your child has had frequent ear infections which led to insertion of ear tubes, please check their hearing closely.  We never noticed that their was a hearing loss, The Navy did,  

Added by terryg510 on June 28, 2017 at 10:10pm — 3 Comments

Moving for A school

Hi everyone! My husband leaves for bootcamp in December and afterwards will stay in Great Lakes for 9 weeks of A school.

We want my son and I to move to GL after he's finished with bootcamp. I understand the Navy will not cover cost and will only cover our move from home on record (el Paso, TX) to his first duty station, but has anyone ever moved with their sailor during a short A school? Any advice?

We were thinking of putting everything in storage and either flying up (because we… Continue

Added by Alicia83 on June 27, 2017 at 1:09pm — 3 Comments

Missed the Box delivery

Fedex tried to deliver the Box today. The doorbell rang but I didn't run for it because UPS and the Mailman usually just ring the bell and leave...to let someone know there is a package on the porch. I didn't know that Fedex needs a signature...I would have sprinted to the door. Now I have to wait until tomorrow. 

Added by paigec on June 27, 2017 at 12:30pm — 4 Comments

Steve Harvey quote

"The road to success is always under construction. You have to get that through your head that is not easy becoming successful"

Sailors, stay strong and keep your eye on the prize, focus on your vision.

Added by Antsmom on June 27, 2017 at 9:04am — No Comments

First letter received

We received our first letter from our daughter last week.  She is in SHIP 11 DIVISION 231.  It was so great to hear from her.  She told us the good and bad experiences she has had the first two weeks of boot camp.  She commented that the statement is true, "If the military was easy everyone would do it"  She seemed to be in a very good state of mind.  Acknowledging the difficulty of it, but also finding it very rewarding of being part of something bigger than she has ever been apart of…

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Added by kormjr1983 on June 25, 2017 at 10:03am — 5 Comments

Ship 14 Div 228 - PIR July 28th

My son failed his written test and has been set back. This is his new Ship/Div. I cried yesterday when I got the call ;(. I miss my son so much!!! We only had 2 more weeks to go, but now it's 5 weeks to go ;(

Added by Catrina on June 24, 2017 at 8:25am — 10 Comments

June 12 Recruits - No Form Letter Yet

Hello Fellow Moms of June 12th week Recruits.

The whole No News Is Good News is so true. 

I wanted to give a quick update just in case you have not received your form letter either. I spoke with my son's recruiter this morning and found out that there was not enough to make a division so that is why I have not received his form letter with his address. He did state that his projected PIR is August 4th but that will properly change to August 11th. He asked me to call him on…

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Added by Joni on June 23, 2017 at 12:30pm — 15 Comments

Live feed

When will the live feed link be available for the 23rd'S PIR? It still says the 16th. Just trying to coordinate with family back home before we head to the ceremony. Thanks!

Added by HeatherS on June 22, 2017 at 9:52pm — No Comments

This will only take a minute.....

Can we all just take a minute and say a prayer for the seven Navy Moms who this wekend received the phone call that no parent ever wants receive.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fzo5yVL_myA

Carry on, USS Fitzgerald.

Added by CryptoDad on June 19, 2017 at 9:03am — 13 Comments

Lonely

So my boyfriend graduated a couple of weeks ago and is in Pensacola for his A school. He is my absolute everything and without him I am pretty much a loner. Something that I have gotten really used to, but now I am longing for something to do. Most of my friends are interested in partying all the time, not that I don't enjoy parties its that I wouldn't know much people and I am not the best at small talk. Point is my Sailor has met pretty awesome people and having a great time and I can't…

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Added by Dee on June 17, 2017 at 1:35am — 4 Comments

Thinking about him all the time...

My son arrived on Monday 6/12.  I got my call that night and he sounded tired.  Wonder why??  Ha! I received the box on Thursday.  No letter yet.  I don't know if he will write, but I am sending him writing materials, just in case:)  It's just so hard not knowing how he is, has he made any friends, is it what he thought it would be. He had a friend leave 2 days after and I wonder if they will see each other. He has been 8 hours away at college the last 4 years, but I still talked to him…

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Added by bugsmom27948 on June 16, 2017 at 10:22pm — 14 Comments

Missing Him

I'm missing my son. Yesterday, I read a breakdown of what he might be doing daily. Wow, I'm not sure if I read that they get a chance to sleep, lol. I can't wait to joke him about how he better not complain about helping me around the house, with all the work he's doing in BC. Lol

New Navy Mom

Added by New Navy Mom 1 on June 15, 2017 at 12:30pm — 4 Comments

He Arrived

My son left for MEPS on Monday 6/12/17. Traveled to Chicago and arrived in BC last night. He called me during his stops but when he called me last night I knew that he had arrived, because the tone of his voice changed. (Very serious, lol). He said they will ship his belongs and cell phone and he will call me in three weeks. Every day gets better the first day was nothing but tears. This site has given me comfort. Thank you. Pray for all. I'm officially a NAVY mom, now. Lol

Added by New Navy Mom 1 on June 14, 2017 at 6:46am — 9 Comments

Graduation upcoming!

My son will be graduating the 23rd.. He has sent a list of A school rules... But still wondering what he'll need to be sent to him....

Added by M'smom on June 12, 2017 at 11:08pm — 1 Comment

Needing Information about Graduation and my Sailors Unit Page.

My son is in "A" school and has been for over a month now. I get a few calls and texts from him but I realize he is very busy with schooling and other things he must do. I have ask questions and don't always get an answer or response and since it seems most days I still have very little time to actually "talk" to my Sailor I sometimes don't ask all the questions on my mind. Can someone direct me to a page/website that can give me some insight on his days? His graduation? I found something…

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Added by Lucinda on June 4, 2017 at 5:11pm — 3 Comments

To be a SEAL

Hello everyone,

I am trying to find out some information on the next steps after boot camp so my husband can become a SEAL. See my husband trained for 2 years to enlist in the NAVY and go into the SEAL program. But I feel like I am in the same situation that I was in BEFORE he enlisted, informationless. My husband left to boot on the 17th of May and since then I have tried to research how he can move forward with his dream and I can't seem to find useful information. After he…

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Added by thisnavywife on June 1, 2017 at 4:53pm — 4 Comments

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