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August 2015 Blog Posts (48)

Emotional Days

My daughter left for RTC this past Wednesday (8/26/2015) and I never realized it was possible to miss someone so very much in my life. I feel like a piece of my heart is missing and when I got the "I'm Here" call and she was crying, my heart broke into a million pieces. I am sure she wasn't the only SR in tears by the time they got to make that short phone call and I know I am not the only mom feeling the way I am feeling right now. I am trying to stay upbeat and positive about this whole…


Added by Momma Mickey on August 31, 2015 at 12:35am — 6 Comments

Sending Packages

I know we can't send packages to the SR's, but when Marshall's box came home we found his retainers. I know they can keep them, just didn't know who he needs to let know that we are mailing them. Also since they are pulling his wisdom teeth I feel that he will need them even more to keep his teeth from shifting. I paid too much money for that simle, I can't do that again..

Added by 2servmom on August 27, 2015 at 9:15pm — 3 Comments

ship 6 uss constitution PIR 10/16/2015

So proud of my son

Added by dougiesmom on August 24, 2015 at 4:29pm — 12 Comments

Marines for moms?

My friends son is in the Marines bootcamp in San Diego and was looking for a site like Navy for Moms to help with information and support anyone know of one specific? I know without this site I would hv been lost ...

Added by latinnative on August 23, 2015 at 2:38pm — 3 Comments

He's in the Navy

I received a phone call yesterday. He sounds good. It made my afternoon to be able to hear his voice.

Added by He's in the Navy on August 23, 2015 at 12:04pm — No Comments

Information on graduation

Hello everyone. Hope everyone is well. I had a question. My husband is graduating from boot camp soon. My question is, is there a place for family member to watch the graduation that are not on the list to go in? We have extra family going to Chicago who want to watch the graduation.

Added by Mary on August 21, 2015 at 9:54pm — 2 Comments

Casey's mom

I received 2 letters this afternoon. I'm a happy mom . It was good to hear from my son.

Added by He's in the Navy on August 21, 2015 at 6:10pm — No Comments

4 weeks in

 Today is the end of the 4 week mark in boot camp for my son. So far all seems well. I haven't received news otherwise. We have always lived here near Great Lakes, and he mentioned that it's weird being so close to home, yet so far away. I wish he wasn't such a man of few words! I obviously am counting down the days until I see him, as are all of the other parents out there. Are there any other families out there that live near Great Lakes as well? God bless to all of you who joined this…


Added by dajuice45 on August 21, 2015 at 5:53pm — 1 Comment


My son left August 3 , 2015 arrived at bootcamp on August 4, 2015. He has been gone for 18 days. I miss him so much. His division is 326.Has anyone heard from their boys?

Added by He's in the Navy on August 21, 2015 at 1:30pm — 2 Comments

My son left yesterday for boot camp. Got my phone call this morning at 1:46am. I wished him the best. Hope all goes smoothly for all the new recruits.

My son left yesterday for boot camp. Got my phone call this morning at 1:46am. I wished him the best. Hope all goes smoothly for all the new recruits. Continue

Added by Caroline on August 20, 2015 at 3:06pm — No Comments

Proud Mommy

My daughter just left for bootcamp on Aug 18th, 2015.  So proud of her.  I cant stop thinking about what she is doing every minute of the day.  Is she OK?  My biggest fear are her emotions.  She is physicall strong and emotionally strong however this is life changing event and I worry about her.  I just want to make sure that she is OK? 

Any advise for mommies that worry about there little girl?  LOL




Added by etu6etu on August 20, 2015 at 9:05am — 2 Comments

Great Lakes Ship 03 Div 334 PIR 10/02/2015 Anyone??

I am one happy mom, we received his box today and his form letter yesterday.  First letter is in the mail.  I kept it to only 2  I can't wait to hear from him.  Getting the box was emotional as your child's clothes he had on come home but he didn't, such a weird feeling.  We could not be more proud of son. I did hear something from some Facebook friends today in regards to the letters to our SR's and if anyone can chime in that would be great.  I was advised by a couple of prior…


Added by Tylersmom on August 18, 2015 at 11:00pm — 13 Comments

Questions about chief pinning

My son is being pinned as chief and is stationed 14 hours away. I am very proud of him and I understand this is a milestone in his career. However it is on a Wednesday afternoon and it would be very difficult for me to be there. How necessary is it for me to be at this event? If it is necessary what should I wear? Thank you

Added by mommabear on August 18, 2015 at 12:10pm — 13 Comments

Missing my son

Missing my son.  He left 3 weeks ago.  We did get a short letter. Does anyone know about the phone calls? When do they come? Do they let us know so we can be waiting by the phone?

Added by Lukesmom on August 17, 2015 at 11:41pm — 2 Comments

My son is leaving

I'm sitting with my son in MEPS. He leaves in a few hours for boot camp in Great Lakes. This is so hard already I can't imagine the next few months without hearing from him or knowing if he's ok. I have such mixed emotions. I'm so proud and excited for his new chapter but yet so sad that I won't have him by my side. His room will be empty, there will be no texts or calls. How do other moms make it through?

Added by Justin's Mom on August 17, 2015 at 1:44pm — 13 Comments

PIR 10/16/2015

For anyone that wants to join our support groups on is the name of the page - PIR 11/16/12 & 10/16/15 US Navy. I started this group when my oldest went to the Navy and now it is time to get it going again.

Sailing hugs to each of you,


Added by sailorMom2012 on August 17, 2015 at 10:33am — 5 Comments


My SR called today very upset and crying. She was doing so well in boot camp, then she fractured her ankle got send to RCU, passed her medical PFA, reinjured herself as a result of ankle injury (now, it's her knee) got put on light duty and is so worried she won't graduate and be SEPS. She has been in BC since April, 7, 2015.She says she has 180 days to complete but she has used up much of her time. I'm confused, I don't know what's going on. People try to help but I get conflicting…


Added by poos on August 15, 2015 at 9:30pm — 4 Comments

Missed a call

I missed a call from my nephew Connor.  He and my niece are both in Great Lakes.

He left a message luckily it was so so good to hear his voice… we miss them both so so much

I am his aunt so I don't know how Mom's do it… thank god for Moms right?

He's getting our letters hooray.. I don't know about my niece I haven't heard from her hopefully my sister has I think she did….

Bless all you Navy parents

Here's to our kids, whether they are our…


Added by DChevy on August 15, 2015 at 6:37pm — No Comments

Full of pride but still sad....

My son Tyler left this past Tuesday (8/11/15) for boot camp, and I am trying to adjust.  Being in the United States Navy is something he has wanted since he was 7 years old and I have always supported his goal and to see it start to unfold for him is amazing.  I am nervous for him, sad he is gone and excited at the same time.  The mix of emotions has me all over the place.. lol  As I am sure others feel the same way.  We are new at the military life and I am starting to realize I have a lot…


Added by Tylersmom on August 15, 2015 at 4:14pm — 11 Comments

Still waiting for a letter from him.

Really rough day today. Opened mailbox and letter from SR. Had mini meltdown. Thought these tears would be less 2 weeks later. Maybe tomorrow one can only hope.

Added by theblazin7 on August 14, 2015 at 10:59pm — 4 Comments

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