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September 2013 Blog Posts (83)

Received my sons letter

My son left for BC on 9/23/13 , received his clothes last Friday:( and got his letter today. So excited and sad.

Added by Gagirl16 on September 30, 2013 at 7:29pm — 4 Comments

Boot camp photo

My daughter did not want me to purchase her photo at graduation because she said it was awful. She graduated at the end of May. Now I really regret not ordering it. Does anyone know how I can still get one!

Added by Hlaurab on September 29, 2013 at 8:51pm — 2 Comments

Holiday project

This is my sons first deployment. and i am so excited that i will be able to help with the gift bags for christmas..I have posted it on my fb and i am getting a lot of friends and family wanting to help. but still trying to get more help..for sure doing 25 and if all goes well i will be able to triple it..and having cards made by children to included  i think the sailors will love getting them..will be contacting few more resources in the next week..I am so lucky to have good friends and…


Added by Cecelia ( cece) on September 29, 2013 at 1:01pm — 2 Comments

Never enough time / he's there

So we took our last little trip with our Son to San Fran

It was a fun weekend with lots of laughs n memories

I remember last Friday thinking today was still a

Week away and we had plenty of time

It went by so fast !!!! He didn't get to do everything

He wanted but he got a lot done we got home n time

Went faster before I knew it we were watching him

Say goodbye to family n friends had our last family

Dinner n he was off to the hotel I felt like I had… Continue

Added by sassymom9503 on September 27, 2013 at 11:20am — 8 Comments

Is there a re enlistment from Seps Group?

Hi Everyone, my daughter is trying to re enlist after being separated.  Is there a group for that on here?  I would love to join!

Added by Steph Proud AG Mom on September 26, 2013 at 3:44pm — No Comments


This is my first blog but hopefully not my last. My husband retired after 20 years and is a disabled Vietnam vet., It is nice to be in the company of such a great group of mom and dads.

Added by tuggercat on September 26, 2013 at 10:41am — No Comments

administrative seperation!!!

I have received a recommendation for separation, which is what I wanted, the navy isn't all what I expected and I have had a few personal issues here in GL and don't wish to move forward, does anyone know how long it will take or the process or anything about this, I saw a psychiatrist a couple weeks ago and yesterday received a paper that says im recommended for administrative separation, no further details, I have to meet up at the medical liason every Thursday for a separation brief and…


Added by NavyWife2013 on September 25, 2013 at 7:42pm — 9 Comments


Just wanted to tell everyone if you have a Facebook account look for U.S. Navy Recruit Training Command  and pick the one with the navy symbol on it and this website every Tuesday there is question to answer and whoever gets it right will get a picture of your love ones. 

Added by kia10thao on September 25, 2013 at 2:20pm — 1 Comment

Is there a page for moms of sailors going through EOD training ?

It's going to be a long 2 years.   PIR 10/11

Added by phxsusan on September 24, 2013 at 8:00pm — 3 Comments

DIV 952

I was told that if your child is in the DIV 900's this means they are in a HONOR DIV.  Does anyone know for sure?  Thanks for your help : )


Added by Rena JP's mom on September 24, 2013 at 4:16pm — 3 Comments

My Son left on September 18 for boot camp at GL

He is on ship 13 div 007,  grad November 15,  meet one women whose husband is in the same div,  awesome to be able to communicate with someone....anyone else have someone on the same ship 13?

Added by Joyce on September 23, 2013 at 4:27pm — 14 Comments

Great lakes hotel

Any one know of a hotel in walking distance? Not too$$ no picky just want to sleep so I can RUN tommy daughters graduation:)

Added by Pharmacymom535 on September 23, 2013 at 3:28pm — 5 Comments

Ship 3 Div 416 Anyone in the same Div?

Anyone in the same Div 416? Ship 3

Added by kia10thao on September 23, 2013 at 12:46pm — 3 Comments

Who is going to Gradation Oct31-Nov3/2013 ?

Anyone navy women/men, son/daughter etc. graduate on October 31-November 2or 3? Are you going and add me as a friend :). 

Added by kia10thao on September 23, 2013 at 12:43pm — 3 Comments

Last minute guest change

My son has PIR on Oct 4th.  He made out his guest list which included myself, his dad, his grandfather, and my niece.  Now my niece (who is also in the Navy) can't make graduation.  I'm afraid it is too late to change his guest list.  I'm asking if anyone knows for sure that if I brought my sister in my nieces place if she will be allowed in.  It would break my heart that he has 4 seats/guests but one will be empty because my niece is now "underway".  This wouldn't even be an issue if the…


Added by Stephanie74 on September 22, 2013 at 8:16pm — 2 Comments

PIR stuff

My son sent his Dad this PIR information letter that contains the letter from the Commanding Officer , his address, graduation date, list of people attending PIR etc. His Dad photocopied and forwarded to me He says it didn't contain a parking pass.  I have seen in various publications that there should be a parking pass for when we get to the PIR.  We will have different cars and I don't want to rely on my ex husband to get in.  Do I need a parking pass to get on the base?  We have a little…


Added by DawnF on September 22, 2013 at 6:43pm — 2 Comments

Happy Birthday to Me!

I thought that my birthday was complete yesterday when I received a phone call from my son.  Then, he wished me happy birthday (he remembered!).  I was over the moon.  Today, I came downstairs to two cards.  One was from my husband and younger son.  The other was from my SR!  He had gotten me a card before he left saying that he wished he could have been here for my birthday and that I will always be in his heart.  I immediately burst into tears.  I love that boy so damned much!

Added by Kristn (Ship 14 Div 426) on September 22, 2013 at 5:22pm — 1 Comment

How or where do I go to see photos or videos of division 371?

How or where do I go to see photos or videos of division 371? Continue

Added by Ellen Shakiras mom on September 21, 2013 at 9:15pm — 1 Comment

i missed his call

I missed his call and the phone was feet away.. he left a voicemail and didn't sound too good :( i hate that i could've talked to him but didn't hear my phone.. when does he get to call again? Ship 9 div 417

Added by Lucille21 Ship 09 DIV 417 on September 21, 2013 at 2:15pm — 1 Comment

So Very Proud

I am over the moon! We received a letter from our son yesterday and I have to share. He went into the Navy as "Undesignated" , not knowing what he wanted to do job wise. He figured he'd be on a ship, doing what ever job was needed. Well in his letter yesterday, he let us know he has been chosen for "Ceremonial Guards", the "Face of the Navy" as he calls it. He will be stationed in Washington DC, participating in ceremonies from inaugurations to Navy funerals at Arlington National cemetery,…


Added by Susanrw on September 21, 2013 at 11:24am — 5 Comments

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