My son will be leaving for orientation week in 3 weeks. What can he expect? what do they do? And what exactly happens at the Swesring Ceremony? Will we as parents be able to attend that portion of the day? What types of uniforms do they receive? Ad you can read, I'm pretty new to all of this. Any info is appreciated.
Added by USMC MotoMom on July 31, 2011 at 10:57am —
My son is scheduled to graduate on 9/1 we don't do much traveling but no way in the world I would miss this. I have no clue where to start on booking a flight whats the best way to buy my tickets? And any suggestions on hotels close to the base. Also what's there to do in Chicago that's fun & reasonable? Thanks!
Added by Dave's Mom on July 30, 2011 at 8:55pm —
My son is two weeks into Boot Camp and I'm sure all is well. It's the first kid to leave the nest and I didn't think I would miss him so much. Some of my friends said it's like college. I beg to differ. In College you can skype, email, get to them if you need to and they can do the same. So no it is not the same. Technology is a blessing and a curse, we've gotten used to instant communication. I will say the first thing I did was clean his room and all those clothes that he did not wear for… Continue
Added by Joesmama on July 30, 2011 at 7:10pm —
With 30,000 people at Tinker AFB, I know there has to be a few hundred, if not thousand Navy personnel at Tinker.
The Mother s of Sailors at Tinker AFB is not a very active group.....just a few of us posting. We joined the Oklahoma Moms group and they are active...even meet.
Sooooo.....anyone else with a loved one at Tinker AFB? Or has anyone else ever had someone at Tinker?
It seems so far away to me living in Solon, OH. Sure, we hear things from our… Continue
Added by Suzi-OH on July 30, 2011 at 4:29pm —
HI! To all of you who have graduated: Do you all know how strict they are about that rule? My son is scheduled to graduate in several weeks, but we're planning now. Both sets of my son's grandparents want to attend. Do people get around that somehow? Or is it set in stone? Thanks!
Added by firewife5 on July 30, 2011 at 3:29pm —
Justin graduated July 8th. Wow!! what an emotional day!! Maddi was excited to finally see daddy!! We had lunch then spent afternoon at the hotel. Brit and Justin left early to run around before goin back to base. Me an Maddi played in the rocks an colored. Justin's now at Pensacola. School started Monday. He got the highest score in class yesterday. :) I'm proud of him. Now I'm just countin the days til I can see him.
Added by Lisa on July 30, 2011 at 2:56pm —
Anyone out there for ship 09 DIV 253? Graduation is set for 8/12!! I can't wait to see my son become a full blown US Sailor! I am so proud of him.
Added by milena01 on July 30, 2011 at 9:23am —
I got Letters today..!!!!! OMG.. I have cried and read them 5 times already... From 07/289...... Im so so Happy..!! Mama Loves you Jacob.. He is E3 already..!!!!! SO proud of him...!!!!
Added by Momnbama on July 29, 2011 at 3:46pm —
Hi, Everyone, I was reading some blogs where you all were talking about maybe seeing your SR on a face book page. Is their a boot camp face book page or are they posted to individual face books or what? I'm confused. (So what else is new!!) Thanks, Pam
Added by USS PEARL HARBOR SAM'S MOM on July 29, 2011 at 12:44pm —
Oh my Goodness. I am now almost in tears from one of these previous posts. Nothing said that we could not write on the outside of the envelope. On the back of each letter I would write Day 1 Love your or Day 2 miss you in small letters at the seal. Are you telling me they threw away all of those letters. :-( that was a whole weeks worth of memories. Please someone tell me this is not the case, that they only do that in extreme circumstances!
Added by JackieB Ship 12 Div 281 PIR 9/1 on July 28, 2011 at 8:05pm —
So, now we are down to 11 days until our son ships out...
which is actually 10 days because he has to be at the recruiting
office at 3:00 the day before, then on to a hotel for the night.
We can take him out for dinner that night as…
Added by SonandSea on July 28, 2011 at 5:26pm —
My daughter left for Basic this past Monday, July 25th. When she called after her arrival, she sounded distraught.....I am new to this page and branch of service, so forgive me if I ask alot of questions. How long till she calls again? How long til I get her address? How long til the box gets mailed?
Added by Robyn:ncnavymom919(12/309) on July 27, 2011 at 9:17pm —
May the good Lord be with you
Down every road you roam
And may sunshine and happiness
surround you when you're far from home
And may you grow to be proud
Dignified and true
And do unto others
As you'd have done to you
Be courageous and be brave
Added by Boys R Us(ship07/div303) on July 27, 2011 at 5:00pm —
Hi all, just got the " I am a sailor call". My son is in division 241.
Added by alicia038 on July 27, 2011 at 3:55pm —
You take it on faith, you take it to the heart,
The waiting is the hardest part...
Tom Petty is a wise man. I'm trying to get used to waiting, as I can tend to be very impatient, a hallmark of our society in general these days. I did finally get a 30 second phone call from my husband on Sunday. He called to say that he had to ditch the piece of paper on which… Continue
Added by cluebee on July 26, 2011 at 4:05pm —
My name is Nikki and I just moved here. Wondering if there are any other wives that are just as bored as myself...
Added by MrsJohnson on July 26, 2011 at 11:25am —
Ugh it's about time!!! Well here it is Ship 7/303....Anyone? Anyone??? Grad: 9/16
Added by Boys R Us(ship07/div303) on July 25, 2011 at 9:01pm —
My husband ended up having to go down to the recruiters office to get it the address. But I finally have one. Now I can mail all the letters I have written in the past week! I am hoping this week is a little better than the last. Adjusting to a new normal has not been easy.
Added by Pennie on July 25, 2011 at 7:28pm —
Anyone else with ship 02 div 942?
Added by hpotter76 on July 25, 2011 at 6:10pm —
Is anyone else in this group.
Added by sheshe866 (SHIP02 DIV944) on July 25, 2011 at 4:44pm —