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August 2010 Blog Posts (80)

Probably the sexiest most awesome way for a Sailor to say, “I’m Home!” GF's and Spouses are gonna love this!



So this story comes from a girl I met on a military spouse forum. Let it be known that all of our Sailors should do this because it’s just HOT!!!



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My Sailor was due to come home after his first 6 month deployment and we were soooo ready for it. We were really missing each other.…



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Added by Bella on August 31, 2010 at 3:25pm — 7 Comments

Bootcamp- Just got the ship/div

My son is at GL. His ship is 12, Div 347. Anyone with son or daughter in this division?

This website is great but still a bit confusing. My first day on it.

Added by mattsmom/kts424 on August 30, 2010 at 9:50pm — 3 Comments

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-Colleen and Elizabeth

Added by Navy for Moms Admin on August 30, 2010 at 3:25pm — 3 Comments

2 DAYS LEFT!♥Molly's Adopt A Sailor-Thank YOU Navyformoms.com♥ for our Humble beginnings♥ 700 Members Strong!

2 Days left....We are #2 WAIT....now we are #3....come on MOMS...we truly need to move this MOUNTAIN......Come together...OUR Troops we THANK YOU ♥

This is Where is all began, right here on www.navyformoms.com, - The original…

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Added by diane {Shawns mom} on August 30, 2010 at 1:49pm — 10 Comments

In responce to PhyllisD's blog:

OMG I'm glad you got that out. I think all of the single moms out here feel be themselves but we are not. I felt bad for the past week or so because my daughter told me 8 days ago where she would be stationed and althought she i s thrilled about her orders I was crying. She will be stationed on a battle ship in San Diego and I live in Florida. I know its not about me but I still am allowed to be sad about it. I can't afford to visit be alot of phone and facebook chats. Texting also. I hope…

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Added by redsilver812 on August 29, 2010 at 7:34pm — 1 Comment

Is anyone having trouble packing???

Well first let me say that I am estatic about our upcoming road trip to Great lakes from NC. Now second let me say that I am nervous about our upcoming trip to Great Lakes!! Leaving Tuesday and ready I say!!

There are 4 of us making the trek to Great lakes, and I am the one doing all the planning for this trip. My loving BF who might I add doesnt want the details of the trip, just to drive and get directions as we go. He says laughing, "I know you have all the bases covered so…

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Added by CRUISES72 on August 29, 2010 at 4:44pm — 3 Comments

ship 04 Div 821

My son has his PIR on 10/1/10. Does anyone else have the same?

Added by Tamie on August 28, 2010 at 12:48pm — No Comments

Count down!!

Count down really begins now!!

As of today, only 5 days to go to see my son in his sailor uniform!! WOW! I can't wait. Working today (Saturday) and Monday and then we hit the road Tuesday for Great Lakes. Myself, boyfriend, daughter, and mother are making the long drive up from NC to see this wonderful event. We decided to leave on Tuesday so we wouldnt have to drive straight for 15 hours to get there. My daughter is currently 5 months pregant and…

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Added by CRUISES72 on August 28, 2010 at 8:01am — 3 Comments

Re: PIR gift

Thank you for all your advice. I don't know if he is a grad and go. When does a person find out this type of info? I got my first letter from him with no mention of it but confident that he will come through with flying colors!

Added by greenie on August 27, 2010 at 6:24pm — 2 Comments

answers?

Hi. I just have a few questions that hopefully can get answered here :) My husband is in the Navy. Right now he is deployed. He is scheduled to come back in either January or February. He is stationed at Camp LeJeune, NC and will be there for at least another 2 years. We got married in April of this year. We have two children together. We live in Wisconsin. I just wanted to know If the Navy will pay for us to move our stuff there, including my car? I have been hearing a few different things. We… Continue

Added by valycat on August 27, 2010 at 6:19pm — 2 Comments

Naval Recognition of Eagle Scout

My son is a recent Eagle Scout and getting ready to DEP. Next month he will attend his last Boy Scout Court of Honor. Does the Navy have a certificate they can use to recognize an Eagle Scout? I know the Marines do ... it's a Good Citizen certificate.

Thanks.

Added by IndyKat on August 27, 2010 at 3:11pm — 2 Comments

I got 'the box' today!

Wow was that hard! I was having such a good day...I had only cried one time...then the box came! It was so hard to see his stuff, yet at the same time, I held his things and felt closer to him.


I have been writing letters every day...I will keep it up...I keep getting told that the letters…
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Added by Nicksproudmom A-school!! on August 26, 2010 at 9:49pm — 8 Comments

PIR

Can a sailor completing PIR receive a gift?

Added by greenie on August 26, 2010 at 8:35pm — 3 Comments

THANK YOU EVERYONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

THANK YOU EVERYONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Continue

Added by shelly on August 26, 2010 at 7:47pm — No Comments

OKAY.mom can rest,,received 2 letters!!!!!!!!!!thanks everyone

OKAY.mom can rest,,received 2 letters!!!!!!!!!!thanks everyone Continue

Added by shelly on August 26, 2010 at 7:43pm — No Comments

My son leaves for boot camp Sept. 7th.

Hello! I'm a first timer. I have 3 son's and my middle one is heading off to Boot Camp. He signed a contract and passed testing for Seals. So after regular boot camp, can anyone tell me what's next. I'm PROUD, scared, confused, worried, sick. Just wondering if any of you mom's out there have a child doing the same. Thanks!

Added by Ryboy'sMom on August 26, 2010 at 4:26pm — 2 Comments

What can I expect, my daughter graduates from bootcamp...

tomorrow. She stays in Great Lakes for a few more weeks but then is assigned to DDG83 Howard. She was born in San Diego when I was stationed at North Island but I was never on a ship. What can I expect??

Added by redsilver812 on August 26, 2010 at 9:35am — 2 Comments

September 3rd it is!! WEDDING BELLS!

Hey N4M!!

I just wanted to update you all!

My sailor and I are deffinatly getting married on September 3rd at 6pm!

Invitations are out.

Everything is purchased, rentend or borrowed and we are on our way to a beautiful night of LOVE!

I am so excited!

I will post pics after the honeymoon!!

Added by bella [mrs. ae2] on August 25, 2010 at 3:44pm — 1 Comment

THANK YOU ALL SOO VERY MUCH it helps..Adam graduates Sept 3..All the best to ALL of you DONOIT HAVETHE WORDS TO THANK YALL FOR YOUR EMAILS..THEY REALLY HELP..GOD BLESS

THANK YOU ALL SOO VERY MUCH it helps..Adam graduates Sept 3..All the best to ALL of you DONOIT HAVETHE WORDS TO THANK YALL FOR YOUR EMAILS..THEY REALLY HELP..GOD BLESS Continue

Added by shelly on August 24, 2010 at 8:45pm — No Comments

Maybe I'm just naive, but it still warms my heart & humbles me at the generousity of strangers. I'm speaking of inside the "Navy For Moms" community and out "in the world". We've been shown, for some…

Maybe I'm just naive, but it still warms my heart & humbles me at the generousity of strangers. I'm speaking of inside the "Navy For Moms" community and out "in the world". We've been shown, for some, would be small generosities & courtesies, but for us, they seem huge and appreciated. Thank you "JessicaBnavymom" for the links related to Bahrain & MAA's. It was sweet of you to take time to repond to my meanderings! Take care all. ccw Continue

Added by chriscwick on August 24, 2010 at 7:08pm — 1 Comment

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