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December 2012 Blog Posts (59)

bootcamp

What do the future sailors do from three weeks to end of bootcamp?  I'd like to be able to picture in my head what he's doing during this time.

Added by mary on December 31, 2012 at 4:58pm — 3 Comments

I have some graduation questions???

Trying to find out after my son graduates - can he leave the base for the weekend or does he have to check back in to the base at night?  I know he has to stay within a 50 mile radius.  Where do the rest of the family members not atttending graduation hang out?  Can they even come on base?

Added by Michelle on December 31, 2012 at 1:41pm — 24 Comments

Christmas Day

I just want to Thank all the people involved in this event for the Naval Recruits on Christmas day. My Daughter was one of those recruits and it was the BEST christmas present I could have got.....hearing from my daughter and getting pictures as well. THANK YOU for taking time from your christmas's to spend the day with the recruits.

Julie :)…

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Added by jerzakjr on December 30, 2012 at 5:51pm — 1 Comment

New Sailor won't deploy for years as ship is being renovated

My son is a new sailor.  He was so excited to join the Navy and "see the world".  Unfortunately his ship is not going anywhere for several years as it's being renovated.  I feel so bad for him.  He is very frustrated and feels like there's nothing he can do.  He was also undesignated airman - (all that was available at the time he signed up).  He really wants to be a corpman but can't change for some reason.  I feel like he has lost his excitement.  I wish there was something he could do.

Added by Nicksmom on December 29, 2012 at 10:55pm — 4 Comments

Thanks to all

Thanks for the info. about immediate housing since my son's accommodation fell through. Looks like he may be fixed up and have somewhere to lay his head!

Added by Jamesmum on December 29, 2012 at 8:21pm — No Comments

shippers leaving in March

Hi All, looking for any March Boot Camp Shippers- we can support one another between now and then.  My daughter ships on March 4th as a MAA-- Fair Winds and Following Seas, as we start the rollercoaster ride.

Added by Steph Proud AG Mom on December 29, 2012 at 9:47am — 3 Comments

This New Year's Eve is going to make us or break us

Finally after 7 months, boot camp. PIR, A school, halfway through C school I get to see him.  He hasn't been here to support me through any of it and I haven't been there to support him.  Things haven't been good between us, he doesn't call or skype or anything like he should.  I'll admit that I held on for a long time and was an awfully good sailors girl waiting for him to get his shit together and man up.  I almost feel like I have fallen out of love with him.  We aren't engaged so I'm…

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Added by char2008 on December 27, 2012 at 12:11pm — 16 Comments

Looking for Ship 11 Div. 49 peeps

Merry Christmas and soon to be a Happy New Year!

Soon my son will be graduating from boot camp. His letters and phone calls have put my heart at ease (as much as it can be.) They are funny he talking about some of his roomies and wanted to see if I could connect with anyone from his division. And if anyone will be going to the Meet and Greet the night before at the Sundance Saloon put on by "Sarge" whoever he is.  My son said he swears one guy next to him gets the same jokes I send…

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Added by EagleMom2 on December 26, 2012 at 6:25pm — 7 Comments

Thank all of you out there for your advice, support and prayers since my son's discharge. He got home at 9:30 pm Christmas Eve. Great to see him but sad he was discharded so soon. he would have gradu…

Thank all of you out there for your advice, support and prayers since my son's discharge. He got home at 9:30 pm Christmas Eve. Great to see him but sad he was discharded so soon. he would have graduated 02/01/13.They  told him he could re-enlist in 6 months ,I hope he will and everything will go smooth.

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Added by dtgorko on December 26, 2012 at 3:00pm — 1 Comment

God Bless whoever is in charge of Adopt-a-Sailor

What a wonderful day...after 6 weeks of not hearing my son's voice or seeing him and not even a letter in two weeks...I picked up my phone to check my facebook and My son had just posted a message telling me Merry Christmas on his wall...with tears flowing and my hands shaking I asked " how did you do that!!" He commented back ...Adopt-A-Sailor has our Division at a church and their taking care of us"!....After a few more commenting back and forth he said get on Skype....I was not at home so…

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Added by sellers ship 14 Div 045 on December 26, 2012 at 1:55am — 4 Comments

The best present I could get for Christmas (Ship 14 Div 098)

I didn't realize how much I would love my daughter's dirty clothes until now lol. Just to smell her scent on her jacket brought tear's to my eye's. Then having her mail coming shortly after did it for me, Heavenly Father I just ask that  you to cover each and every one of these sailor's from sun up to sun down and keep them safe Lord. I'm still suffering from seperation anxiety but i'm sure i'll make it through for this is all new too me..

Added by navymom330 on December 23, 2012 at 8:22pm — 7 Comments

Christmas for sailors at GL

First Baptist Church hosts sailors who can't be home every Christmas...they get as many sailors as possible. They've had 500 before. So ladies with guys at Great Lakes for Christmas, they may get the opportunity to enjoy a home cooked meal and a nice family atmosphere. The families who give their Christmas to these men and volunteer bring their cell phones and let sailors use it as much as they would like. I love this church. Some of the families have sailors of their own and understand what…

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Added by MyLoveMyHero301 on December 23, 2012 at 4:17pm — 1 Comment

My son left for boot camp on Nov. 4 and will have PIR on Jan.4....I have only gotten 2 letters from him since he left...I've not heard anything from him in 2 weeks ...I am so sad and don't know where…

My son left for boot camp on Nov. 4 and will have PIR on Jan.4....I have only gotten 2 letters from him since he left...I've not heard anything from him in 2 weeks ...I am so sad and don't know where to be concerned! He is on Ship 14 Div 45...has anyone heard anything from anyone on this ship? Merry Christmas Everyone!

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Added by sellers ship 14 Div 045 on December 23, 2012 at 12:02am — 2 Comments

Ship 13 Division 99

Does anyone else hve a recruit who arrived 12-13-12.  That is when my grandson arrived from Michigan.

Added by Dianne on December 21, 2012 at 11:39pm — 3 Comments

Mailing address

Hello Navy Moms,  I am also new to this.  My son left on Dec. 13 and I didn't recieve his "box".  His father did and he says that it did not contain his mailing address on it.  My letters, to him, are pilling up.  So could someone please help me find him, so that his sisters and I can send to him our love.   Thank you, Joleen

Added by Joleen on December 21, 2012 at 9:44am — 2 Comments

Hello everyone, I'm new to this site, my daughter left for bootcamp on Dec 13, thanks to this site alot of questions are answered, happy holidays to everyone.

Hello everyone,

I'm new to this site, my daughter left for bootcamp on Dec 13, thanks to this site alot of questions are answered, happy holidays to everyone.

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Added by jdtrt6 on December 20, 2012 at 4:31pm — 8 Comments

The most cost efficient place to stay while attending RTC?

Hello - first time here and not a usual blogger so please forgive if this is the wrong place.

I would love to get your thoughts and recommendations on the most cost efficient place to stay. I'm not looking for the cheepest hotel, but rather taking into account shuttles, taxis, car rentals - what makes the most sense? For example, the Navy Lodge doesn't provide shuttle service and the breakfast is very light - no restaurants on site or close enough to walk too. The Residence Inn does…

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Added by StaceyKay on December 20, 2012 at 3:54pm — 1 Comment

Just joined the group...Our son is in Ship 4 Div 088/087

Our son left for BC on 12/6 from Columbus, Ohio. He is in Ship 4 Div 088/087 his PIR date is 2/1/2013.

Anyone elso have a son or daughter in that division?

Added by DaytonMom/Dad (Ship4DIV087/088) on December 19, 2012 at 10:30pm — 3 Comments

Graduation

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Added by Proud Ohio Navy Mom on December 19, 2012 at 5:57pm — No Comments

Merry Christmas from our family to yours!

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Hope this makes you smile as much as it did us! LOL

Added by SCNavyMom (Ship 02 DIV 906) on December 17, 2012 at 4:00pm — No Comments

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