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August 2012 Blog Posts (172)

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Here is your personalized, “official”, Navy 4 Moms Boot Camp Questionnaire. Please fill it out and send it back in the SASE (self-addressed, stamped envelope)!




Today is Week___ Day___.

1. Life here is: a. good b. getting better c. fantastic, beyond my wildest expectations! d. hard, but I can handle it.

2. The first night here I got to bed at_____________AM…


Added by floridabeachgirl on August 31, 2012 at 3:19pm — 5 Comments


Helllo, I'm new to this. I came across he website becuase I was googling answers to the many questions I had, so I figured I could give this a try.. My boyfriend left for bootcamp on Monday, I cried like a baby when he first left, of course. But surprisingly, Tuesday&Wednesday were really easy for me. Yesterday it really hit me that he is gone. I just feel so lonely. & dont know how to handle it really. I dont have anyone to really talk to about it, because no one…


Added by Paige Ann (Ship 11 Div 350) on August 31, 2012 at 2:55pm — 6 Comments

Boot Camp Graduation today at Great Lakes.Illinois

My daughter graduates fro BC today at Great Lakes Ship 03 Div.277.I'm so proud of her :))! Wish I could be there.So wish her graduation could somehow be veiwed on this website.I'm new  to all this.Is this already available?

Added by Sandy L. on August 31, 2012 at 11:03am — 2 Comments

Day 1

Well, I was able to sleep last night after watching my son get in that van and drive away to start the newest chapter in his life. I cried so much the last two days I think I was exhausted! I got the call that he was ok, that I'd be getting "the box", a letter in a week and another call in 3 weeks. Now I'm going to drive myself crazy for 3 weeks wondering what he's doing, how he's doing, and if he's ok.

Added by Bryansmom on August 31, 2012 at 10:33am — 6 Comments

Well wishes for Labor Day weekend

Here it is, Labor Day weekend.. My daughter was supposed to ship out in early October, got her rating changed and now ships out in March.  I am wishing all who have a loved one shipping out soon, my heartfelt prayers, and to enjoy your last Labor Day with them-( at least for awhile)  Make it count, and try not to cry to hard...  I know until my daughter got switched to March, I couldn't look at her without crying.. 


Have a wonderful and enjoyable Labor Day weekend!

Added by Steph Proud AG Mom on August 31, 2012 at 10:27am — No Comments


We got our first letter from my son SR Washington. So very grateful to have received the letter. His sister is so overjoyed but the tears are rolling.

Added by Valerie on August 30, 2012 at 10:49pm — No Comments

Boxinator vs. Chickenpoxinator, that is the question!!

For those who aren't in my son's Division, I got a call today that my SR has the Chicken Pox -AGAIN.

He had a mild case when his older siblings had it. He was 2. I guess it was so mild he didn't get now he's in quarentine in the VA hospital. There is a break out of CP in another soon to graduate division... so my SR caught their virus. He's fine, but itchy. And rather annoyed at being removed from his group. He is hoping only for a short while and that his PIR won't…


Added by BoxinatorMom Ship11 Div331 on August 30, 2012 at 2:57pm — 1 Comment

Leaving for Boot Camp Sept 4, 2012

Hey there! My daughter is leaving for boot camp in less than a week!!! It's a feeling of excitement, nervousness and sadness! Most import is my PROUDNESS! I feel like a peacock.


Anybody else have  a child leaving then?

Added by melissaderbyshire on August 30, 2012 at 1:00pm — 9 Comments

We have a date!!

My Fiance is graduatiing from boot camp Sept.28 2012 and i could not be happier now that I have a date  of when i will see him again is just a great feeling. I found out he is ship 13 DIV 313!!! I'm planning to travel up there  with my mother in law along with a "friend" of hers . OHH boy let's see how this goes.

Added by Ni-c Blue on August 30, 2012 at 11:20am — 1 Comment

Ship 11 Div 331

Still NO letter :(

Added by momof3djm on August 30, 2012 at 7:36am — 3 Comments

Navy Graduation 09.14 Great Lakes

New to this...forgive me if I don't know the ropes.  My son is in ship 14 div 290 and is scheduled to graduate on 09.14.  I don't know what to expect or anything.  I know I miss him and support him 100%


Added by hkzikmanis456 on August 30, 2012 at 12:21am — 1 Comment

Sailor mom div.11/280

Everyone who has a child in division 11 280 I received phone call today battleship excersises are over and she is graduating on time. Can't believe finally will get to see her in 10 days. What a journey so far.

Added by ingrid on August 29, 2012 at 4:25pm — No Comments


i received letters today from my sr it was great to hear from him ship 13 div 310

Added by Grayboy on August 29, 2012 at 3:45pm — No Comments

2nd son at MEPS

We just got back from dropping my 2nd son off at the recruiters office to go to MEPS to take his ASVAB and physical.

I have a son that just graduated from boot camp and is at Nuke School.  I am really nervous I hope I can make it

thru another 9 weeks.  It was so much harder than I thought it would be.  I am real proud of both my boys for making 

such good decisions.

Added by kdmac1 on August 29, 2012 at 2:33pm — 3 Comments

salior moms needed

Hello, my daughter is currently on the Makin Island. Would like to meet and greet other moms in San Antonio.

Added by maria on August 29, 2012 at 1:37pm — 1 Comment

His last year of high school and then off to boot camp

My son starts his senior year of high school tomorrow and after that...July 25, 2013 he's off to boot camp. As a mom, I know how fast time is going fly by, he doesn't. He's my last. I look at the posts from my friends on Facebook and they are wishing their 6th and 8th graders a "great first day of school." I'm crying like a baby and he hasn't even started. I know, deep breath.…


Added by ZWB/Kathy on August 29, 2012 at 8:08am — 5 Comments


As of 8/24, I have a Sailor!!!!!!!!!

We are now in week 8 since he left home and I will get to see him, hug him, and spend some time with my Sailor son in just 2 days!!!!!!!!!!!!

I can hear in his voice that he has grown up and changed. It will…


Added by GANukeMom(EM mom) on August 28, 2012 at 10:57pm — 6 Comments

Rota, Spain

Today August 28, 2012 my son Tony has left for Rota, Spain. He is only 19 years of age and I feel as if though he was still my "baby boy'. It was so difficult watching him walk away from me at the airport, but I know that he is a young  man and he is a soldier. No longer am I able to make decisions for him to prevent harm or heart ache, but we all have to go our own way and find our oath in life.  I am proud of the life decisions he has made and I know that behind his choices were may nights…


Added by Maria B on August 28, 2012 at 8:41pm — 4 Comments



Does anyone have a SR on SHIP 11 DIV 339. PIR DATE 10/19????  Lets chat!!!!

Added by Kylesmom (Ship 11 Div 339) on August 28, 2012 at 6:34pm — 17 Comments


Wanted to say hi to everyone. Was wondering if anyone from San Antonio, Texas. Let's text. I don't feel alone, now that I belong to wonderful community.

Added by maria on August 28, 2012 at 5:54pm — 2 Comments

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