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DO be smart, use your head, always think OPSEC when using texts, email, phone, and social media, and watch this video: "Importance of Navy OPSEC."

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December 2011 Blog Posts (58)

Happy New Year

Happy New Year everyone out there on Navy For Moms.  May the New Year bring happiness to all the SR, Sailors and Families wherever they may be.  May God Bless you in the new year.

Added by Cindy on December 31, 2011 at 8:50pm — No Comments

happy new yr to all navy family...



Added by granny gummi on December 31, 2011 at 4:28am — No Comments




Nuke School, part III


Added by April M on December 31, 2011 at 2:45am — 2 Comments




Nuke School, part III


Added by April M on December 31, 2011 at 2:45am — No Comments


Added by KimTraug on December 30, 2011 at 10:48pm — No Comments

Surprise Homecoming! home from school after 5 months

Added by KimTraug on December 30, 2011 at 10:46pm — No Comments

phone call

Thank you everyone for your responses. It helps a little bit.  Just wanting to hear his voice again... make sure he is fine.  I love this website ; it has helped out alot  Thanks again all you Navy Moms.....We Love Ya...

Added by jrbmom19 on December 30, 2011 at 2:06pm — 2 Comments

A Mothers Best News

I am traveling down to Louisiana to work for the winter, When I told my son that I was doing that he informed me that on his way to his duty station he was going to reroute his trip so he could come home for a day to see me so I told him that i would not be here. I was very sad. So for weeks I have been kinda depressed thinking that my one and only son was going to come home and I wouldn't even get to see him. Then he called me today and told me that he did some checking and discovered that…


Added by Cheryl on December 30, 2011 at 1:49am — 6 Comments

phone call

My son has been inboot camp 3 weeks and i have had no phone call and only 1 letter.  I have written 2 or three times a times a day does this seem normal... Iam getting worried..

Added by jrbmom19 on December 29, 2011 at 9:23pm — 1 Comment

Merry Christmas!

I had finally got my daughter to get over the fact her brothers wouldn't be home for Christmas and we were having Christmas when low and behold our oldest boy shows up Dec 1st.  Then as I was sitting there telling my hubby I was going to mail our son in the Navy his presents Monday morning our oldest son comes in and says the neighbor wants to talk to us.  I am thinking great as I sit here in my pj's.  I look up as the door opens and just start crying because there stands my son in his dress…


Added by fishmom23 on December 28, 2011 at 10:38pm — 2 Comments

mom in distress

We rec'd our computer letter with our son's grad date and guest list. my son left off his brother who is 9 he put my husband and me and his aunt and uncle but left his brother off. His brother will be so upset if he does not get to go. I am not sure what to do. If someone could please help me. I am sure my son did not know how to do this . But I need to have my son added by feb. and I have not spoken with my son for 3 wks , so i am not sure he realizes that he left him off. Please someone…


Added by jrbmom19 on December 28, 2011 at 11:56am — 2 Comments

Still waiting...

My daughter left on December 8th for boot camp.  I received her box and the graduation letter with a small note.  I was really hoping for a phone call around Christmas even though I was sure it wouldn't come.  she said she like it very much and it was a great decision but I still want to hear more.  Just waiting patiently and preparing for February 10th graduation.  I am so proud of her.

Added by ElizabethP on December 27, 2011 at 5:35pm — 1 Comment

Pass In Review - Bootcamp Graduation. List of PIR Groups to February 17, 2012. Updated on 12/27/2011

UPDATE: December 27, 2011.    Hello to all newcomers. Welcome to Navy For Moms. You should join the Boot Camp Moms group (clickable link). We have a special group of ladies who will take you through the entire Boot Camp & PIR process. You should also review the videos, powerpoint presentations listed as reference pages (located under member icons) in the …


Added by BunkerQB on December 27, 2011 at 1:16pm — 1 Comment

Ship 02 div913

My son left for bootcamp earlier this month. I received his returned articles, one letter but no call on Christmas or his birthday. Is this normal? Or am I just being a mom?

Added by Shelly on December 27, 2011 at 12:21am — 11 Comments

Holiday Surprise

My Sailor showed up on the doorstep as our family was sitting down to dinner tonight.  Yesterday I was quite puzzled by his lack of communication and had to leave a tearful voicemail for him; turns out he traveled from Pensacola to Portland Oregon, then home to Iowa today.   He is so thin! So sure of himself! Handsome and funny.   My dad the retired Navy veteran was with us when our sailor arrived at the door.  Never have I seen a grandfather so relieved as today. Words failed me and all  I…


Added by SeansMom Ship 3 DIV 335 on December 26, 2011 at 9:34pm — 2 Comments

First Christmas without my Baby Girl..

I miss her so much. This is the first time my husband and I have been separated from our baby (middle child) on a Major Holiday. Opening up gifts without her just seemed weird. We had a blessed day but it was not the same. I wish her will and want her to succeed. My daughter is the most talented, gifted young lady I know. She could have been a model, singer(went to High school for performing Arts) or actor, but she chose the Navy...OH Boy.. I admire her courage. Just what the navy wants. Dad…


Added by BabyGirl on December 25, 2011 at 10:20pm — 2 Comments

Got a call today

He called today. He is waiting on approval of his leave. He has requested Dec 30. He sounded a little sad today. He went somewhere with the other members of his group this afternoon, so at least he had something to do. Praying for approval.  Merry Christmas everyone.

Added by paces on December 25, 2011 at 8:53pm — No Comments

First Holiday WIthout Son

My son shipped out for Basic on Dec. 5; we celebrated the holidays at Thanksgiving.  Unfortunately, I'm still missing him like crazy and hoping he gets to phone home today.  

Is there any reason a recruit would be shipped home midway through basic?  and would they notify us if they did?   Both my son's father and I glimpsed someone the other night who looked like he could have been our son, but the person disappeared before we could get back up the road. …


Added by pennie on December 25, 2011 at 9:04am — 1 Comment

the sweetest song for a sailor and his ladayyyy <3 <33333333333

by: josh turner

Added by ilovemikey on December 23, 2011 at 8:45pm — No Comments

Thankful Mom

My Sailor just got home. I am happy that I am going to spend the Christmas holidays with my Sailor....He reminded me that next year it won't be like this. I am very thankful for the time we are able to spend together!!!!  

Added by IBeeTunechiLee"s Mom on December 23, 2011 at 4:16pm — No Comments

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