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DO be smart, use your head, always think OPSEC when using texts, email, phone, and social media, and watch this video: "Importance of Navy OPSEC."

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July 2017 Blog Posts (14)

Phone Call

Got a phone call from baby girl last night, she sounded so upbeat so far so good, they haven't gotten to the rough part yet but she's looking forward to getting through it.  They want to pull one of her wisdoms but she's not sure if they are going to wait till she get to A school.  It felt so good to hear her voice, I know now for sure she is ok and that feels good.  She was advanced to E2 and looking forward to being advanced to E3, I can't say enough how proud I am of my baby girl for she…


Added by mygod5 on July 31, 2017 at 7:13am — 6 Comments

First Letter

I got my daughters first letter yesterday was so excited, so far she's ok just a little homesick, she says she may have to get her wisdom teeth out but I hope not she just got her braces off last month and her ortho was keeping an eye on them.  Other than that she's ready to breeze through these weeks, preparing herself for when it gets rough.  Looking forward to that first phone call.

Added by mygod5 on July 29, 2017 at 2:41pm — 2 Comments

Lost Pictures

Hi Everyone, 

A friend of mine who lives up by Great Lakes posted this on Facebook today.  Hoping this SR's family is on this page and we can get these pictures back to her.

PLEASE SHARE!!! Long shot I know but trying to find the sailor in this picture to return items that were found near Great Lakes Naval Base. Looks like she was with Division 205 and last name on proof looks like arroyo robles. Probably a graduate and not local but have to try. Pass it on!!!…


Added by BarbO on July 26, 2017 at 7:48pm — 1 Comment

Received the Form Letter


Received baby girls form letter with her address she's on ship 12 div 279 will be dropping her something in the mail everyday. Love and miss you baby girl can't wait to hear from you. Thanks everyone the videos and info helps a lot.

New Navy Mom

Added by mygod5 on July 24, 2017 at 7:00am — 6 Comments

Waiver denied for astigmatism

Hi, my daughter was asked to go back to MEPS 3 times for her vision. 1st time the MEPS eye doctor said she had to return back a 2nd time because she has astigmatism and they want to make sure she does not have keratoconus. So she went back a 2nd time to MEPS a week later and the eye doctor said she had to return a 3rd time because he thought she may have early signs of keratoconus. So back to MEPS she went a 3rd time and the eye doctor said she did NOT have keratoconus but that she would need a… Continue

Added by Navymom17 on July 22, 2017 at 4:00pm — 2 Comments

Proud Navy Mom

My son just graduated on July 14th, I am so proud of him. I come from a huge family and there was about 19 of us who got to greet him after the ceremony. He was so happy to see everyone. While he was in boot camp I wrote him everyday, he says it helped out a lot to get mail. All 19 of us went to the airport to see him off and all I could do is cry, he is now in San Antonio, Texas. It is easier because he has access to his cell phone so I could just text him or call him. He has tons of…


Added by drea0615 on July 20, 2017 at 11:10pm — 3 Comments

Worried mom

Just wondering if you guys have any idea my son left last June 21 of this year and I have not receive any letter from him or even a phone call, im worried about him is their any mother here that has the same situation as mine, its almost 1 mos now, and i have heard anything from him, he had a friend that left that same day also as his, and the mom received a letter and phone call aready, and also she was able to received an invitation on his graduation.. but i have not received anything from my… Continue

Added by Lovely mom of my sailor on July 18, 2017 at 10:00pm — 7 Comments

New Navy Mom

On 7/11/17 my baby girl left on her journey to boot camp, it's something she's always wanted to do

so as her mom I'm going to support her life choices, I did my crying away from her but we did share a mommy daughter moment the night before where she told me the hardest part is leaving me.  It's

hard, but I know I raised Keyana well and I know she has been preparing her mind and her body for this day.  Not being to talk to her is the hardest part for me the longest she's…


Added by mygod5 on July 18, 2017 at 7:23am — 11 Comments

Four Years

The years have flown by!!! It' has been four years since my son left for boot camp, graduated and stationed to San Diego. I still remember when he left for boot camp, and I was a nervous wreck!!  I worried about him, is he ok, will he pass all the tests, etc.  Graduation came & I was so proud!! I'm still proud of him.  He has grown since he has joined the Navy.  As of July 7th, he had left for deployment.  Do I know where his ship going?  NO!!  All I know he's deployed for 7 months! …


Added by AveryMom on July 16, 2017 at 11:48pm — No Comments


Are there any other members on here using the Sandboxx app.  I downloaded it and have used it 3 times but from the letters from my child she hasn't mentioned getting anything yet from them.  I'm just curious if any other recruits have mentioned receiving their Sandboxx letters.

Added by Kayla's Mom on July 16, 2017 at 11:51am — 2 Comments

Time is ticking...

Today we take my future sailor down to San Diego. Tomorrow morning she swears in and is off on the next chapter of her life. I have been feeling anxiety off and on and I'm not really sure if I should share my emotions or hide them. I have had other military moms who have been through this tell me "whatever you do, don't let her see you cry. Wait till she's gone." I've been told that if they see you're upset that it makes the process for them in boot camp and being away from home harder. Any…


Added by Sailor⚓GirlsMom on July 11, 2017 at 1:23pm — 5 Comments

13 Years Ago Today....

My daughter posted the following on Facebook this morning:

To the blind eye this looks like a class ring but it's way more important...

13 years ago today at 17 years old I made the biggest decision of my life…

Added by CryptoDad on July 7, 2017 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment

A school

When my daughter graduates from Boot camp do I bring her civilian clothes from home with us ? 

Or do we have to ship them ? 

Added by Michele23 on July 3, 2017 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

writing letters

moms write to your recruits EVERYDAY!! they need to hear from you, they love to hear from you and they enjoy the words of support and encouragement that you send. write every day but send the letters periodically.

Added by marinermom on July 1, 2017 at 6:23pm — 5 Comments

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