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November 2015 Blog Posts (21)

MIssing my only child

Can anyone please explain to me how this process will work. My son left on 11/24/15 and I am so concerned with what's happening to him. He has never been without me, when will I hear from him? can I send him calling cards so he can call home. will he need money in his bank account to be able to make phone calls.  

Added by Junkfood76 on November 30, 2015 at 12:47pm — 7 Comments

2 weeks

It's been 2 weeks today since I left my baby boy at the recruiters. Since I saw his handsome face. Tomorrow will be 2 weeks since I heard his voice last. That was my "business" call.

I'm still pretty sad and haven't gone a day without crying. I never leave my phone. I carry it everywhere with me just in case I get a call.

I try not to hope for a call or letter each day but I still do. So thankful I have my 20 & 17 y/o daughters as well as my loving husband to see when… Continue

Added by dawneee5 on November 29, 2015 at 11:40am — 5 Comments


Can anyone help me out I will need transportation to my hotel and to the graduation. Is there a shuttle that will accommodate me.

Added by Nina Buffins on November 27, 2015 at 12:58pm — 1 Comment

7 more days

My Sailor has 7 more days and he will graduate. Great Lakes here we come. We are all so proud of him. We watch all of our great men and women on Thanksgiving Day. Thank you VFW.

Added by Nina Buffins on November 27, 2015 at 12:51pm — No Comments

Navy mom again!

Proud to announce that my third child was sworn into the Navy today and will be in the DEP program until he finishes high school. Picked a job as an ABH. I'm so excited and proud! That's 1 Marine and 2 Navy so far!

Added by Sherri on November 25, 2015 at 1:57am — 2 Comments

Missing my boy

I have 5 kids. My only son. My 2nd youngest left me a little over a week ago. The 6 months leading up to him going to RTC was agonizing. Full of random tears, thoughts of when will I ever see my Angel Boy again and too many time being caught by him as I was just staring at him. Taking every last image in that I could.

On 11/15 we woke up and the family went out to breakfast. One last time. Then we dropped him off at the recruiting center and said our goodbyes. I was ok until he told… Continue

Added by dawneee5 on November 24, 2015 at 8:44pm — 3 Comments


Does anyone approximately how long it takes for them to receive packages? To the military address in bahrain?

Added by Leah@sand on November 24, 2015 at 3:21pm — 1 Comment

My journey 11/24/2015 Day 7

Thank you to all the moms for all the words of encouragement, and I really appreciate it. I received his box on Friday the 20th and letter yesterday. I'm still feeling the sadness but crying a lot less. I am excited to know he is graduating on 1-8-2016. I have already booked my flight and room at the Navy Lodge. Again thank you all. Now I'm praying for a phone call and that time move faster. 

Added by Glenda on November 24, 2015 at 2:30pm — 3 Comments

Bootcamp 11/17

I am new at this.  My son left for boot camp, out of Hopkins airport on the 17th of November and is stationed in Great Lakes.  My emotions were all over the place and still are.  I received a letter from him yesterday with graduation documents and his address for letters.  I was sooo happy to receive something from him, but, FedEx has to come back to drop off his personal belongings.

I have a couple of questions:

#1 - are we able to send small pictures to him with our…


Added by Grandmaof2 on November 24, 2015 at 11:31am — 3 Comments

Leaving soon

My son will be shipping out on December 15th to boot camp.  I am having a very hard time with this.  I have so many questions about that day and I'm not sure if I should call his recruiter.  He doesn't share much with his dad and I.  He just keeps saying that he will be leaving on the 15th.  Do we go with him, can we go to the airport and say goodbye.  every time I ask my son these questions,  he's like mom...I got this. don't worry.  but I do worry.  any suggestions?????

Added by middlemom on November 24, 2015 at 10:11am — 5 Comments

missing my

This is all new to me...I was in the Navy as was my husband...just hard to remember how things went in boot camp. When sould we expect to get an address for him so we can send him letters?

Added by Handsomesailor0122 on November 20, 2015 at 2:52pm — 1 Comment

joining with dependents

Hi, I have been looking for alot of information to join the Navy, I'm 23 and mother of 4. I really want to join the Navy to have a better future not only for me but for my kids too. I've been looking for info on having dependents and joining but I really don't know if I can or not. If someone that experience this already, please let me know, Thanks. And also I'm unmarried.

Added by Mommyof4 on November 19, 2015 at 10:51am — 2 Comments

Boot camp - mail newspaper

Hello Ladies ! 

I have a big question. So i send my husband a letter and with it a print copy of some news i got from the cnn website. Does anybody knows if he will get in trouble for that? And if he does, how bad would it be ?

Im sorry im from another country so I had no idea if i could or not send that. (Also sorry about my english)

Any help would be really appreciated !

Added by Pikenafe on November 18, 2015 at 2:45pm — 1 Comment

My journey 11/18/2015 Day 2

Today I woke up depressed. I can not stop worrying about my son. Worrying if he ate or slept. I can not control my emotions. My husband is also having a rough time with this process. I just keep praying for a call from him or some type of smoke signal. This is the time in he has been gone with no communication, but through all this emotions, I still feel extremely proud of this decision. Yesterday I wrote my first letter, and I hope I get information soon on where to sent it to. I also have…


Added by Glenda on November 18, 2015 at 10:30am — 5 Comments

My journey 11/17/2015 Day 1

Today is my first day without my son. I miss him so much, but I am extremely proud of him. Today is my the first day of an emotional journey. My son signed up for the Navy back in April, and he was given a ship date for November. I can not believe the day has arrived. I'm so emotional and any little thought of him has me in tears. I know this venture is going to make him a stronger man, but as a mother I can not help but worry about him. I'm waiting for his stinky box and his formal letter.…


Added by Glenda on November 17, 2015 at 10:00am — 7 Comments

Thank you Veterans!

Thank you to those who have served, those who are currently serving and to the…


Added by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW on November 11, 2015 at 3:41pm — No Comments

Armed Forces Sports


Not sure if this is the best place to ask this question or not.  But here goes!

I am wondering about the Armed Forces Sports, specifically the ski team.  Does anyone have a son or daughter who is involved in this?  My daughter, who is a senior in high school (and a future sailor) has been on the ski team since 6th grade.  We were just at the ski shop today and the guy helping us told us about his daughter who had skied for the Army.  Her eyes just lit up!   I am…


Added by Amelia's Mom on November 8, 2015 at 3:49pm — 3 Comments

Boot camp November 9th

I'm new to this site and just wondering if anyone else has a loved one leaving for boot camp November 9th. Very nervous for my son in this new adventure. I know he'll do great but there are so many unknowns!

Added by Birdie on November 8, 2015 at 2:00am — 17 Comments

Question about PIR

Our recruiter mentioned that we can take some items to our son when he graduates from Boot Camp, items that he can take with him to A School.  These items included his cell phone, laptop, and a couple clothing items.  What do I pack it in, given the quantity of stuff he will already be taking with him and the limited space that he will have?  When is he able to receive it?   I know that cell phones, etc. are not permitted during the training, but is it okay after he completes PIR, given that…


Added by Anchor's Aweigh Mom on November 8, 2015 at 1:26am — 1 Comment

Son leaving for boot camp December 15

counting the days down until my son leaves for boot camp.. He will be heading to Great Lakes on December 15th.. Is anyone else's son/daughter shipping out that day.  Its going to be a hard Christmas this year without him home.  

Added by middlemom on November 4, 2015 at 10:29am — 15 Comments

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