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November 2014 Blog Posts (15)

Thanksgiving Day 2014

Great Thanksgiving Day!

We had five sailors at the table, and what a awesome bunch of guys! Cristian (USS Kearsarge), Mark, Jonathan (USS Eisenhower), Austin (USS Eisenhower), Jedd (USS Truman).

Austin made "Angeled" Eggs for us (Yum!). Jonathan and Cristian made guacamole and salsa for appetizers. Yup! Yvonne made everything else...except the gravy. That's always my job! 

Before we ate we started watching the Detroit-Chicago game. Than Yvonne called us to the table and…


Added by John and Yvonne on November 28, 2014 at 6:59pm — 1 Comment

USS Simpson

My son Garrett is on the USS Simpson.  I was wondering if there are any other moms with kids on this ship.  They just went on deployment 2 weeks ago.

Added by debdecatur4 on November 27, 2014 at 12:47pm — 2 Comments

The day has arrived for my son to leave. It came much to fast for me but he is very excited and I'm happy for that but I'm very sad. He doesn't want me to go to the airport tomorrow I want to but und…

The day has arrived for my son to leave. It came much to fast for me but he is very excited and I'm happy for that but I'm very sad. He doesn't want me to go to the airport tomorrow I want to but understand why he wants to say bye tonight. Did anyone go to airport or did most say bye at the hotel? Also does anyone have any idea what the approximate graduation date might be? If your son/daughter leaves tomorrow would you mind getting back to me maybe we could keep in touch. Thank you!! Continue

Added by Dachshund28 on November 23, 2014 at 10:48am — 7 Comments

Sad all over again....

"The Box" came today, my daughter left Tuesday the 18th. Waiting to hear from her and confirm her address and PIR. I was told she was ship 03 div 064....wairing for answers

Added by Ship03 Div064 KJ on November 22, 2014 at 7:15pm — 18 Comments

Ummm what do I write in a blog ?

Just wanted to say I'm super excited my husband & I are going down to Goose Creek to visit my son for Thanksgiving. My hubby and I would never go on vacations together because "something always came up" but we now were able to go to Chicago to see him graduate from bootcamp now my husband suggested we go down for Thanksgiving to take him some of his personal belongings.My daughter & I went down 3yrs ago to Myrle Beach visiting good friends & stayed with them.Since then they had been… Continue

Added by Nuke mom on November 21, 2014 at 3:19am — No Comments

How to invite friends???

Could someone tell me how to invite friends?? I'm new and can't seem to figure this out. Thank you very much!

Added by Dachshund28 on November 18, 2014 at 1:49pm — 2 Comments

Bachelors Degree

It's been 10+ years in the making, but with the Navy College Program, Southern New Hampshire University, The NCP Distance Learning…


Added by CryptoDad on November 17, 2014 at 2:09pm — 2 Comments

Questions about boot camp


I'm new to this website but very excited to get information from everyone who has gone or is going through someone they love leaving for the Navy. I have so many questions but the one I would really like to know is my son leaves November 23,2014 for Boot Camp can anyone tell me will they do a Thanksgiving Dinner?? Also what will occur during the Holidays since he won't graduate till after the first of the year I assume. Any feed back is very appreciated. Also once he goest to the A… Continue

Added by Dachshund28 on November 16, 2014 at 10:45pm — 10 Comments

Now What

My husband left for basic and he made it there safe, he said he'll call me in 3 weeks. I remember his recruiter telling me about adding myself to his insurance, but I don't remember how long I was supposed to wait. Can someone tell me that and anything else I'm supposed to know or be doing?

Added by kielovestez on November 13, 2014 at 10:26am — 1 Comment

no letter about his address yet!

My son went to Great Lakes on Nov. 6.  I got the "box" but no letter in it.  So sad.  What does this mean??

Added by Julie-Jake on November 12, 2014 at 6:52pm — 7 Comments


So the time is almost here for my family and I do go to Chicago for my son's graduation and since he wont be home for Thanksgiving I wanted to know if anyone knew of any places near the graduation that may be able to provide a somewhat thanksgiving dinner or any ideas on how we can put this special day into what he will miss.

Added by amarmom1996 on November 12, 2014 at 2:31pm — 2 Comments

My daughter left on November 5th

My daughter left on November 5th for boot camp.  She was so excited to go because she had never been on a plane.  We text back and forth up until she reported to boot camp. It made me feel better to hear the excitement and confidence  in her voice, I know she made the right choice!  I am still waiting on her package they send home and the information on graduation ceremonies. I worry about her as all moms do and it's the not knowing that driving me crazy.  

Added by Kaila's mom on November 11, 2014 at 4:38pm — 11 Comments

I need help my son was sent home two weeks before graduation he was historical and very upset they told him he had scoliosis they sent him home I have taken him to two specialist and my son test x-ra…

I need help my son was sent home two weeks before graduation he was historical and very upset they told him he had scoliosis they sent him home I have taken him to two specialist and my son test x-rays came back negative he has no scoliosis what can I do please help Continue

Added by MBARECCI Ship 13 Div 265 on November 9, 2014 at 9:44pm — 2 Comments

Sarges meet and greet

where can I get information on the sarge's meet and greet for PIR 12/5/14?

Added by Sara c on November 5, 2014 at 9:24pm — 1 Comment

She left today

I have cried all day and have a hollow heart.  I know she will be fine. She is strong - she is excited-she  is proud.  Please pass quickly 8 weeks......

Added by Shasta (Courtney's mom) on November 4, 2014 at 10:20pm — 12 Comments

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