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October 2010 Blog Posts (82)

Calling Home

Does anyone know if we can send our boys a calling card? Matt didn't leave with one and our phone service doesn't take collect calls? Can he buy one there? If anyone knows please let me know. Did your boys call collect or did they have a calling card? Just hearing his voice would be so great! Until then I will keep reading his letter:) Thanks to all the moms that have been so much help. Can't wait to meet all of you. God Bless!

Added by Shelly Matt's Mom Ship2 Div 903 on October 30, 2010 at 3:00pm — 8 Comments

My son left for boot camp in Monday

Well, I drove him to the recruiters office. I didn't even cry. I'm so proud of him. I did tear up when he was hugging his little brothers. When he was able to make his first call, he called his grandparents ( he knew the I would not hear the phone) I can't wait to hear his voice in 3 weeks. I miss him so much.

Added by Doc Huf mom on October 29, 2010 at 8:19pm — 4 Comments

First Letter and Phone Call

I am sooo excited, I received my first letter yesterday. It was very up beat and his job is (can i say what his job is???) anyways, it was a very good letter... And today he called my cell phone (847) area code. He said he could talk for 35 minutes...And we did!!! Thank you GOD!!!

Added by April's SonNBC (Ship 09 Div 015) on October 29, 2010 at 7:03pm — 3 Comments

missed phone calls......

We think. We may have missed our daughters phone call yesterday. Any other moms ship 3 div 17 get any calls? We were wondering if the caller ID shows unavailable or if it show an area code? We received a call that showed ( unavailable N). Not sure what the N stood for but we automatically assumed it was her. Very depreessed if that is the case.

Added by Alexs momma ( ship 03, Div 017) on October 29, 2010 at 9:53am — No Comments


Well I am 7 days from PIR (11/5) my son is in Division 951, I havent had the greatest of info given to me, he seems to be sending all his letters to the girlfriend... Anyone know when his Battlestations 21 is and when I may expect "the Call".. Been very frustrating... Thanks for the help...


Added by LinzA on October 29, 2010 at 12:16am — 2 Comments

graduation.... 11/18/10

I found out my son graduates from a school Nov. 18th. i have tried searching this site and cant find anything with any other sailors graduating the same day... if your sailor is and your going to the graduation, please let me know... I would love to meet up.. he is in pensecola, fla in A-school for A.O. Thanks in advanced...Jess

Added by millitarymom2010~Jess~PIR8/13 on October 28, 2010 at 10:17am — No Comments


Graduation in Nov! Can not wait until I get to see my son! So very proud of him.

Added by Jayhawkfan on October 28, 2010 at 9:40am — 1 Comment

I missed his first call home.

I am so upset. He called and I missed it. He was crying saying that he just wants to talk to me. I am so mad at myself.

Added by Proud Mom on October 28, 2010 at 5:23am — 7 Comments

SHIP 09 DIV0 16 Anyone else?

Please!! I think it's better when show the Ship And Div number....That way I won't feel lonely.. thankyou ;) No letters yet Im happy for those who already got them:) SOO JEALOUS THOU....:(

Added by MsMaria68 on October 27, 2010 at 7:00pm — No Comments

My Bf left

well my bf just left for boot camp yesterday morning for the navy and its been tough on me i cry every night and every hour i miss him so much but i am so so proud of him i just want to hear his voice i dont know what i shuld d with out him it sucks :( i am not my self at all

Added by hisgirl2010 on October 27, 2010 at 6:16pm — 1 Comment

Contact Lenses in BC

Hi All,

My son is leaving for BC on Nov 16th and I would like some clarification on something. I am aware that he will be issued BCG's in BC but I read somewhere that he can bring one pair of contacts and a small amount of solution with him for PIR. Now I am also hearing that if he brings them to BC it will only be returned in the box and that he will have to wear the BCG's for PIR. Should he even bother bringing them?

Added by Cat(Mom of an AO) on October 27, 2010 at 12:30pm — 4 Comments

Waiting for Battlestations phone call

I still have not heard from my son about the final test before graduation---and graduation is in 2 days! Do they wait until the final night to do Battlestations 21?

Added by Carol in fla on October 27, 2010 at 10:04am — 6 Comments

The waiting continues.....

Week 3! Maybe this week we will receive a letter....boy I hope so. Her dad and I write her everyother day. Just to keep her updated on the family and home...but I'm so anxious to hear from her! Sometimes time is not our friend.

Added by Alexs momma ( ship 03, Div 017) on October 26, 2010 at 3:23pm — 4 Comments

How long should we wait for orders???

I'm sooo upset, my husband and I have been separated for 4 and a half months...which wouldn't be so bad if we didn't have a 5 month old baby at home. He went to basic then straight to BESS in Groton, CT. He graduated BESS Oct. 8th and we are still waiting for orders. They are telling us that it could be due to the fact that this is the end of the Navy's fiscal year so they don't have money to move us at this time.

The dilemma: My husband wants us to pack up the car and move…


Added by WifeyForLifey!! on October 26, 2010 at 1:39pm — 9 Comments

Phone Call

I was hoping to get a phone call last Sunday. I didn't. I am so looking forward to that first call. I am afraid it will be both of us crying though. I am hoping that it will be soon.

Added by Proud Mom on October 26, 2010 at 5:31am — 2 Comments

Storage lockers?

My daughter is getting ready to graduate boot camp and is suppose to do her A school in Great Lakes also. After Liberty Weekend she goes back to her boot camp ship for 2 days before she goes to her A school. I was hoping to be able to bring her a few things that she is not allowed to have at boot camp, but is allowed to have at A school. She has mentioned that she heard of 'lockers' that people can rent nearby. Does anyone have any information on this?

Added by augustnight on October 25, 2010 at 8:51pm — 2 Comments

considering navy

im a freshman in college right now in my first semester, i have been considering joining the navy since my junior year in highschool but decided to give college a try, i like college but i have to take loans out for every semester and i dont like that. my major is nursing but im beginning to realize that not what i want to do. i wanna join as soon as possible but wanna and still pursue a degree, in either criminal justice or business. i DONT wanna do NROTC....any help?

Added by chanel91 on October 25, 2010 at 3:49pm — 1 Comment


Hey N4M!

My husband is currently in A-School in Florida and I am living in California. Last week we got our orders to Lemoore CA. I am really happy that we get to live in CA because we are both from here. BUT I am nervous about moving to Lemoore because I heard it is a really bad area. Is there anyone who is stationed in Lemoore or has been Stationed there that knows about the town. We haven't found an apartment but he comes home this week and we will start looking while he…

Added by bella [mrs. ae2] on October 25, 2010 at 12:57am — 3 Comments


So these past few days I'm not sure If I'm getting some kind of sign..But lately my boyfriend who's in the navy in japan right now, our relationship feels as if idk getting sour. Our emails seem as if we are attacking each other with emotions but both saying that we aren't. I don't know what to do...I love him, I feel that he loves me. I really need some input, I know every relationship is different i just feel like i need to hear out from people that are probably going through the same stuff… Continue

Added by eehhhlieshhhaa on October 23, 2010 at 11:15pm — 4 Comments

So Wrong! So Sad.

I wish these people would realize their message would be better heard if they were not intruding on the grief of a loving family. If I had a ride, I'd be there to stand in front of them to shield the family. I cherish freedom of speech, but this is inappropriate, cruel and thoughtless. May their hearts be filled with remorse and they learn to love the rest of humanity rather than screech for attention.…


Added by Anti M on October 22, 2010 at 10:38am — 3 Comments

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