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September 2012 Blog Posts (120)

4 months and counting

How is it possible to be equally happy and sad at the same time?  That is the way I am feeling about Joe leaving for boot camp 2/25/13.  I should be very happy because now he will have a career and learn a good trade.  For almost 26 years Joe has lived with his parents.  Yes, he is getting up there in years but we have been selfish wanting him to stay with us as we get old.  So he passed his tests and joined the Navy on Monday.  It is sinking in to our hearts and it is very sad.  I am very…


Added by MDore1949 on September 30, 2012 at 6:25pm — 5 Comments

2nd Sunday

Heavenly Father,  this is the 2nd Sunday with our SR away at BC, I pray that he and his shipmates are all granted rest today. A time to be in your word, to attend church,chapel, mass or synagog,  time to write home and of course reflect on the challenges to come in their training.  I pray that you Lord be with each of them, and their RDC's,  guide them, direct them, keep them safe and bring them all through this time with focus of mind, and body, ready to serve and protect our Great Nation. …


Added by Mom&Dad4MattJ on September 30, 2012 at 10:18am — 3 Comments

Tiger Cruises?

My daughter is on the BHR and I have heard about Tiger cruises and even watched one on this ship on Youtube..I would like to have ANY info on these..I really would like an opprtunity to see what my Daughter is doing to serve our country and to give me a sense of security to know that she is well taken care of.<3

Added by Josie *Kayla's Mom* on September 30, 2012 at 1:06am — 6 Comments

DIV Tees

I ordered DIV tees and they came in today but I think they are wrong, Does anyone else know what the DIV flag for 331 is?  Help :(

Added by momof3djm on September 29, 2012 at 2:00pm — 2 Comments

My heart swells!

In just two, very short days my stepson, Thad will be swearing in with the U.S. Navy! He will soon thereafter be entering in the schooling for the nuke program. I’m so excited for him, the opportunities knocking at his door, the experiences that await him and the journey that lies ahead. He will leave here a boy and return a man, a man that I proudly call my bonus son! He truly is a bonus in my life. I am very fortunate to such a wonderful bond with him.

As I sit here at my keyboard… Continue

Added by IndianaBounsMom on September 29, 2012 at 10:30am — No Comments

My mailwoman thinks I'm crazy!

I have a pear tree in my yard and my mail woman picks a pear every day to eat on her route. When I hear the dog bark at her I meet her at the front door looking for my form letter so that I can send my letters to my son. I imagine she dreads stopping at my house knowing the letter is not in my mail.  My son was sworn in Sept. 18th and I did'nt think it would take this long. Hopefully it will arrive tomorrow.

Added by Debbie S on September 28, 2012 at 12:54am — 5 Comments

Ship 02 Div 901

When we receive the form letter with grad date does this mean the processing is over?

Added by alwaysmile,RDH-navy mom on September 27, 2012 at 10:13pm — 7 Comments

Got " The Box"

My son left on September 24 and I received his box today!! Another crying spell!

Added by jacobsmom on September 27, 2012 at 5:13pm — 2 Comments

I just received a Letter

my son is on div 320, just got a letter, he said that the chief sang a song for them, they were very happy, I tough that will be good to share this with all of you.
have a nice day all! good luck for all, hope we will receive the " I'm a sailor" call soon.

Added by AndresProudmom on September 27, 2012 at 4:28pm — No Comments

Okinawa, Japan

I found out my son will be stationed at Okinawa, Japan with him leaving next year. Excited and nervous comes to mind when I think of him leaving to go so far away. I am gonna have to join Japan Moms so I can get some help understanding the area and such.....

I didn't realize how much prep he has to do to go! WOW 

Added by CRUISES72 on September 27, 2012 at 10:39am — No Comments


Hang in there, new Navy moms!  My son graduated Sept 21st from BC and all the waiting, communication by letter only (for the most part, with the exception of a few phone calls), was so worth it!  EVERYONE should experience a military graduation ceremony at some point in their lives.  So inspiring, so awesome, so rich, so full of ceremony, respect, and honor.  We are so very proud of our son, our country!

Added by momofchris on September 27, 2012 at 8:32am — 2 Comments

Finally received a letter!!

My niece left Sep 12 to Great Lakes & we have missed her sooooooo much! She has been there 2 weeks now & we finally received a letter from her. I can't wait to see her at her graduation.

Added by Jeanette on September 27, 2012 at 12:43am — No Comments

Talked last night!!!

my son flew out yesterday from Springfield Mass. My call ame at 10:15 last night Hi Mom I am here, Love you I have to go!!! Wishing him all the success in the world!!!



Added by Kathy on September 26, 2012 at 11:02pm — 3 Comments


I got the letter; graduation is November 16th!!! So excited, his handwriting was so neat, too funny!!

Added by alwaysmile,RDH-navy mom on September 26, 2012 at 9:07pm — 8 Comments

3 weeks down in A school

My Sailor is now in his 3rd week of A School. He had had his first test in A school earlier this week. He made what civilians would call an A on it. Grading is different in Navy school. He said he could have done better and was not completely pleased with himself.  The grade he made does get his study hours lessened so that is good.…


Added by GANukeMom(EM mom) on September 26, 2012 at 2:54pm — No Comments

Does anyone know if you can send care packages to a Submariner?

My son, Charley, has left recently for his first deployment and he will be gone for at least seven months. He has told me that submarines cannot recieve mail or care packages. I don't believe that he is a hundred percent right for one reason, this is his first deployment, and he doesn't have knowledge through experience...yet (with concerns with deployment).  Plus, I know that while on deployment  the boat will stop into port. I've read on an unoffical Navy site that mail and care packages…


Added by Rebecca K. (SHIP13DIV247) on September 25, 2012 at 11:25pm — 1 Comment

Two weeks in

My sailor left for Great Lakes Sept. 13. Yesterday I really had the blues. Not being able to talk or text with him is harder than I thought it would be. How much longer will it be till I receive his address so I can mail my letters to him?

Added by Benice661 on September 25, 2012 at 4:39pm — 6 Comments

Son is Leaving January 22nd for boot camp anyone else on here have family leaving then?

I am very proud of my son for choosing this as his career his job is an engine man and he is very excited the time is flying by and I am becoming a basket of nerves full of a range of emotions my son and I have a great relationship he has always been a mommy's boy and I know that the day he leaves will be one of the hardest of my life anyone out there with some words of encouragement and if this will get easier and I don't want him to see me cry as it will make it hard on him

Added by Laxer1031mom (ship12Div119) on September 25, 2012 at 12:09pm — 2 Comments

Sailor wins GOLD!!

One year after losing his sight from an IED, this sailor WINS…


Added by TexasDocMom on September 25, 2012 at 12:04pm — No Comments

17 More Days

Today I thankful that there are only 17 more days until PIR... I am miss him so much.  But I sure am proud of all he is doing :)

Added by momof3djm on September 24, 2012 at 12:28pm — No Comments

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