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October 2013 Blog Posts (50)

Want to connect with other sub moms

My son just graduated and is now in Groton Ct for A there a group of moms I could connect with?

Added by Carebear on October 30, 2013 at 7:13pm — 1 Comment

He is a sailor man Call DIV 416

Yay he is a sailor man !!! Yay :)

Added by kia10thao on October 28, 2013 at 6:04pm — No Comments

USS Marvin Shields/Ship 13/Div 007

Hi...does anyone else have a loved one on my son's ship, the USS Marvin Shields/Ship 13/Div 007 who left for bootcamp around Sept. 18th?

Added by robtom59 on October 28, 2013 at 4:23pm — 4 Comments

PIR 11-01-13 4 more days Only !!!!!!!!!!

There is only four more days left!!!!!! :) Excited!!!!! WHO IS EXCITED TO? !!!!! Can't wait to meet everyone there who is going to this graduation!! :) 

Added by kia10thao on October 27, 2013 at 7:45pm — No Comments

Got my PR's second phone call ship 14 div 032

Just got my fiance's call pay attention to your phone ladies ! It was a 17 minute call ... He sounded a lot better than the last time ... He did recieve all of our letters ...he gets them everyday and he says that it is what keeps him happy and going ! Sooo happy to hear his voice again <3 <3

Added by marisac14/032 on October 26, 2013 at 6:21pm — No Comments

coming home for leave

Well I waited all year and finally he's coming home for 20 days cant wait so excited his leave was approved, unfortunatley he goes back 1 day before thanksgiving all my family is getting together to have a early thanks giving so it will be nice to have him home, although a short while its all good.  The doctor said he is healing well.  He will be going to the Dr. with his dad but he also is feeling a little better,  So I am blessed and and…


Added by taylorsmom on October 25, 2013 at 9:03pm — No Comments

Happy Happy

I received a call from my son yesterday, totally surprised ........... I was at work and my phone started singing and IT WAS HIM!!!!

I stopped everything and took my 30 min call !! He sounded so good, I just talked to him on Saturday and again on Thursday ....whooooo hooooo. I am truly blessed. We talked about everything...he sounds so grown up, I can't wait to see him on the 27th. I never received my form letter....he told me it came back to him, I have the correct address now, way… Continue

Added by Deontes MOM on October 25, 2013 at 10:21am — No Comments

got 2 letters in the mail today ship 14 div 032

got 2 envelopes with 2 letters in each !! :) and he told me to look forward to another phone call this coming saturday :D very happy <3

Added by marisac14/032 on October 24, 2013 at 7:47pm — 2 Comments

Sooo Quiet Here.

Hmm .. the only exciting blog to come along in months and I missed it.


Former Class A Helicopter Mom,

Now a mellow soon-to-be retiree (with any hope and if I am lucky).

Added by BunkerQB on October 23, 2013 at 11:02pm — 9 Comments

Need Informations

Hey Does anyone know if we can bring our cellphone to PIR?

When can I give my SR his cellphone?


Added by kia10thao on October 21, 2013 at 9:13pm — 3 Comments

got the phone call !!!!!

Ship 14 Div 032 i recieved my phone call today around 10 am for 20 minutes i am the happiest girl alice !!!

Added by marisac14/032 on October 19, 2013 at 11:01am — 2 Comments

received his letter and box on tuesday ! :)

now the countdown can officially begin graduation date Dec 6 ... ship 14 div 032 

Added by marisac14/032 on October 17, 2013 at 9:41pm — 1 Comment

Ship 14 Div 19

Trying to find a group with this division can someone inform me please thank u

Added by NavyMomYve on October 17, 2013 at 2:33pm — 3 Comments

Ship 11 division 396 I got the I'm a sailor call from my daughter they made it I am so proud of my daughter and div 396.

Ship 11 division 396 I got the I'm a sailor call from my daughter they made it I am so proud of my daughter and div 396. Continue

Added by Julie on October 16, 2013 at 4:28pm — 3 Comments

No letter

Well , my son left on October 1st. I received his box and a phone call on Saturday ......but no letter.
He told me his PIR date is Nov 27th. But everyone else is getting their long does it take????
I will keeping looking in the mail box for my letter maybe it will come this week.

Added by Deontes MOM on October 15, 2013 at 11:46pm — 5 Comments

My husband graduates bootcamp Nov 15, and goes to A school the following morning in Pensacola, I will be 38 weeks pregnant and I live a couple hours away from Pensecola, so I was wondering how much t…

My husband graduates bootcamp Nov 15, and goes to A school the following morning in Pensacola, I will be 38 weeks pregnant and I live a couple hours away from Pensecola, so I was wondering how much time will i get to spend with him there at A school, since its a saturday & sunday! any info will help!!


Added by on October 15, 2013 at 11:05pm — 5 Comments

Winter Stand down - Sub School - Groton CT

Can anybody give me advice on booking flight for my sailor for winter stand down. He has stated that it begins the 12/20 - would it be safe to  book a flight in the morning? Will he have  things to do that morning that might delay him from making flight? They are getting pricey so wouldwant  to buy his ticket this week. Thanks - Justin's Mom

Added by JJW Mom on October 15, 2013 at 8:54am — 5 Comments

PIR October 11 2013! Amazing!!!

We just returned home and those of you soon to go have a wonderful experience waiting for you. The pride you and your recruit feel is amazing ! Definitely get there early we were at the gates by 6:30am but the line to get in was very long. We still we not able to get inside the building for an hour ! Be ready for a great ceremony!

Added by DeltaD383 on October 15, 2013 at 12:42am — 2 Comments

I miss my husband

I haven't posted anything at N4M before.  This forum is kind of daunting in its immense size.  Plus most of the active members seem to be parents, which I'm sure comes with a completely separate group of emotions than what I'm going through.

My husband left for Boot one week ago today.  I've read everything about what to expect, what the schedule for boot is, everything.  I feel like I have a very good understanding of the course of events but that doesn't really make it any…


Added by EnTurtle on October 14, 2013 at 3:40pm — 7 Comments

Lol mistake hooyah

Lol mistake hooyah Continue

Added by Beverly on October 14, 2013 at 11:58am — No Comments

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