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July 2014 Blog Posts (46)

Moms of Ship 11 Division 268 PIR August 29th

Moms of Ship 11 Division 268 PIR August 29th

Hi, Just wondering if there are any parents out there with there kid in Ship 11, Div 268 with a PIR of Aug 29th?  If so, let me know. I would love to meet you.  We are going to Chicago for the graduation, can't wait.…

Added by 1ProudCBmama on July 31, 2014 at 5:19pm — No Comments

can't wait :)

It's been 10 weeks to be exactly without my husband. I truly miss him and since the day he left I started counting the days for his o only have to wait 3 more weeks and I'm exited and anxious and happy because he will be here hopefully for his birthday. I'm sad at the same time because he's getting deploy right away so he will only be with me for a couple of weeks, but at this point I only want to see him and just wrap myself around his arms.

Added by lovesong on July 31, 2014 at 11:41am — 1 Comment

ship13 div237

We received the l'm a sailor call this morning! Since we were both at work, he called both of us!! What a great call! He loved battle stations!! We all are so proud!

Added by Eileenilmom on July 30, 2014 at 11:03pm — 1 Comment

Ache in a Mother's Heart

I feel everything that everyone is saying. I was able to talk to my son 2 wks and 4 days after he left. It broke my heart coz his voice was cracking. I can tell its hard on him. I had to be strong for the both of us and cheer him on. I need him to be strong. His daughter need him to be strong. I miss him. His room is soo clean coz I keep going in there. His daughter can't sleep. She's looking for her daddy. She's only one yr and 1 month. Today, she saw my son's picture and kissed it several… Continue

Added by NAVYMOM227 on July 30, 2014 at 9:58pm — No Comments

ship 12 div 289

Today I find myself feeling lost I am missing my baby so much she left Jul 21st and it feels like it's been months already. I can not believe how hard it is I can't walk in the room and say hey I love you and it just sucks . Can't wait to get a call.... I hope it gets easier

Added by Elyz's mom. on July 30, 2014 at 6:57pm — No Comments

My First....

Hi, my son left for Great Lakes one week ago today and this has been the hardest week of my life.  I knew it would be hard but WOW!!!   Didn't think it would be this hard.  I have sat and cried, been mad at myself for letting him choose this path, and mad at myself for making the call to the recruiter.  

Don't get me wrong, I am very, very, proud of him and stand behind him 100%.  He has wanted to do this since the 6th grade.  I have always told my sons that what ever they wanted to…


Added by JakersmomKat on July 30, 2014 at 5:00pm — 2 Comments

SHIP13 DIV237 PIR 8/1


Added by Eileenilmom on July 30, 2014 at 9:58am — No Comments

Ship 11 div 246? Anyone?

Just wondering if anyone else with an SR in this group is getting as excited a our family to go to PIR! Can't wait to hug my son!

Added by Tamara on July 29, 2014 at 11:06pm — No Comments

Anxiety building up

2 weeks and counting before my son leaves for bootcamp... Anxiety is building up.

Added by Vic'sMom on July 29, 2014 at 2:43pm — No Comments

Box, form letter and a call!

The last few days have been good ones! I got the box full of dirty clothes! and then the next day I got the form letter with my sons address and he is in Ship 04 Division 287 and then on Saturday Morning I got the surprise of a lifetime and got an early phone call! We got to talk for quite a while and it was so amazing to hear his voice on the other end of the line! He was so calm and really sounded great. He is looking forward to some more "meat" to the training- says he's kind of sick of…


Added by Navy Mama on July 28, 2014 at 6:06pm — 2 Comments

Our Daughter left for Bootcamp 2 days ago

Our daughter left for bootcamp on Wednesday and will say this is one of the hardest things a mom/parent can go through.  My husband and I know it will get easier but these first few days are sooo hard.  She just graduated high school and now has left for a wonderful new experience.  We are grateful for our son that is still in high school and plays football.  This has helped as it keeps us busy. 

I came to this page and so far am soo happy.  With everyones questions and responses, I…


Added by AzNavymom on July 25, 2014 at 5:25pm — 15 Comments

Ships Address

Hello to you All.. I do have to share, I am very happy I am able to speak with my sailor, every once in a wonderful while.. He is 12 hrs ahead of me and we speak most of time in my way to work in the morning.. # Blessed, question I have is how do I get an address for his ship.? I would like to send a few things.. And he is traveling so maybe someone could answer that for me. Thank you All my our Sailor ALL be safe..

Added by Jennie C on July 25, 2014 at 4:36pm — 4 Comments


The day to leave is approching...i feel the anxiety of my son shipping out to boot camp building.

I am going to miss him so bad dont know how to deal with the seperation. he is my baby boy and going stright out of highschool into the real world is a little overwelming to me.

Added by klg96 on July 25, 2014 at 3:25pm — 4 Comments

Bootcamp 101

My son arrived on July 21.  Can anyone tell me the easiest way to figure out what division or ship he is in?

Added by Cali68 on July 24, 2014 at 3:41pm — 2 Comments

Son left for Bootcamp today!

Anyone else's son arriving for Bootcamp today?

Added by Goochy1970 on July 24, 2014 at 3:04pm — 3 Comments

Ship 11; Div 279 Anyone?

Hi All!  Anybody else have an SR on Ship 11 Division 279?  I would love to "meet" you and compare notes. 

Have a great day everyone!!!

Added by NancyB59 on July 24, 2014 at 8:57am — No Comments

Orders to USS Iwo Jima, what to expect?

I'll eventually be heading out to the ship USS Iwo Jima and was wondering if anyone could enlighten me of what to expect while on that ship. Or if you've had a child stationed on the ship, how often were they deployed. I'm worried that I would never get to see my family if we deploy often.

Added by Pandaluvr on July 24, 2014 at 1:04am — 1 Comment

First visit

I'm a new navy mom, my daughter just got stationed in Hawaii. I'm planning my first visit to see her in October. Does anyone have any tips or suggestions? Any advice!!!

Added by Cynthia C on July 23, 2014 at 1:33pm — 3 Comments

Visiting Nuke school

My daughter will be in A school for Nuclear Field, and we are going to go there for our anniversary.  I know she has to go back to the barracks at night on the weekend, so wondering what a good place to stay nearby would be.  We are thinking of taking day trips with her into Charleston, maybe beach even and thought about staying there but thought it would be easier and cheaper to stay near her so we can get her back at night.  Any ideas?

Added by staci on July 23, 2014 at 11:40am — 1 Comment

My daughter went to meps today and because of a lower Asvab score she was toldthe only job that she qualified for was culinary. They told her to take it and they will find her something else before h…

My daughter went to meps today and because of a lower Asvab score she was toldthe only job that she qualified for was culinary. They told her to take it and they will find her something else before her ship out date in Feb 2015. Is that true? Could she possibly retake her asvab? Just feel like they forced her into a job she will hate. 


Added by chrisruss67 on July 22, 2014 at 10:27pm — 6 Comments

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