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December 2014 Blog Posts (37)

Do Sailors have a say in where they will be deployed/stationed?

From talking to other friends in the Navy, my son seems to think he may have a say as to where he might be stationed/deployed.  He thinks they get a list of locations and can prioritize locations.  Does anyone know if this is true?  Thanks for any info!

Added by cindycl on December 27, 2014 at 11:54pm — 13 Comments

Random Experience.... :)

I must say this site has been very helpful to me during this transition. It's very informative. Unless you have a child in the military most won't understand your concerns, worries or ect. My son will graduate on December 31st and I just joined this site about a week ago. Only if I knew about this forum of much support weeks earlier. :) I have been able to read other mothers that are dealing with the same emotions. Naturally as a mother we tend worry about your children no matter the… Continue

Added by teecee on December 27, 2014 at 11:30pm — 2 Comments

Getting easier

Hey everyone one....As the days pass Im getting better at this Navy thing.. My son has been calling me a lot lately..The one call that got to me was on Christmas.. At 7pm my phone rang and it was my baby..I was so Happy.He even called me today..He talked to his brothers and little sister..We miss him so much.. But we are so proud of him..I pray you all a wonderful New Year..

Added by Charnell on December 27, 2014 at 10:25pm — 1 Comment

We saw him!!

Every time the pictures come out from the Navy Recruit Training Command I frantacially look over each picture zooming in and out to see if I find our son. Last night after we had opened presents, eaten a delcious meal and were all settling down I started my routine of looking through the pictures. (I had looked earlier in the morning but my husband had said there were knew ones.) As I went through them one by one seeing some of the recruits smiling, some very serious and others looking like…


Added by MomofSix on December 26, 2014 at 12:30pm — 9 Comments

Merry Christmas <3

Desktop Pictures Of Christmas Christmas TreeMERRY CHRISTMAS Navy For Moms!!

Added by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW on December 25, 2014 at 6:50pm — 2 Comments

Holiday Greetings!

Added by BunkerQB on December 25, 2014 at 2:20pm — No Comments

merry christmas

Merry Christmas to all the Navy seals. Sean, if you can see this i miss you dearly and love you. All were called but few were chosen, you were chosen by God to serve your country proudly. Beat up and toren down and still you stand. Sha'la misses you also and sends her love!

Added by ChildofGod on December 25, 2014 at 10:33am — 1 Comment

merry christmas

Merry Christmas to all the Navy seals. Sean, if you can see this i miss you dearly and love you. All were called but few were chosen, you were chosen by God to serve your country proudly. Beat up and toren down and still you stand. Sha'la misses you also and sends her love!

Added by ChildofGod on December 25, 2014 at 10:33am — No Comments


Hi Everyone.  Just wanted to wish everyone a very merry Christmas and Happy New Year.   I will have my blue candle lit for all your  Recruits, Sailors and Officers! 

I am officially on the countdown to July 8th.  My second child to leave for RTC.  Wish us luck!

Added by Steph Proud AG Mom on December 24, 2014 at 12:09pm — 1 Comment

Upcoming Graduation 12/31/14

My Son Graduates on December 31st....He will be staying in Chicago for school and moving to the barracks after training. Is there anything I should know beforehand?

Added by teecee on December 22, 2014 at 11:17pm — 5 Comments

Christmas is getting closer....

This will be the first Christmas that all 5 of our boys will not be together. As I was sitting here this morning writing down what else I need to get for Christmas, it hit me. Our life has changed. I always knew it would, don't get me wrong. I'm not one of those moms that wants everything to stay the same and not want her children to grow up and have their own adventures. It just seems like it has happened overnight. I can remember when they were little and the excitement of Christmas filled…


Added by MomofSix on December 22, 2014 at 12:41pm — No Comments

Christmas packages lost at sea.. USS Makin Island

lhe Sailors abored USS Makin Island lost their shippment of packages this week. Many sailors will not get their christmas packages from their families.. Including mine.. so sad

Added by USSMakinIslandMOM on December 21, 2014 at 12:13pm — 7 Comments

First Call

Hello everyone! I just got my first call from my recruit. God is so good.We Stay praying.. He is doing so good..He had good things to say..I so can't wait until 2/6/15

Added by Charnell on December 20, 2014 at 11:27am — 5 Comments


So I am sitting here trying to figure out how to get through the holidays without my son.  My family has always done the holidays really big, from presents, food, music & lets not forget the visit from Santa.  I know that my baby is no longer a baby and letting go is the hardest.  I pray on it each day that I will get the strength I need to get through without feeling so sad and alone.  He is an amazing young man and has risen to the top in bootcamp advancing to E3, leading his A school…


Added by amarmom1996 on December 19, 2014 at 1:00pm — 2 Comments

When are phone calls home?

I have a question about phone calls home. Are the SR phone calls home made during a certain time of the day for instance, are they made during the afternoon, evenings or at anytime of the day?

Added by Peanut820 on December 19, 2014 at 8:21am — 2 Comments

Did anyone have a family member or friend leave on Dec 9 or 10

I'm new to this navy moms site. Did anyone have a member family or friend leave December 9th/10th?

Added by Bree123 on December 18, 2014 at 8:07am — 12 Comments

Newly Commissioned

I am new to this site and to being an official Navy mom.  My son commissioned as an Ensign on Monday and I am way too proud of him to not share with other moms who understand just why I am so proud and excited.  Here's to his next big adventure in life!  Thank you for letting me brag a bit.  I hope all of you and your loved ones, especially your sons and daughters who have so graciously volunteered to serve, have a joyous holiday season and a happy and prosperous New Year.

Added by jill on December 17, 2014 at 3:12pm — 4 Comments


Hi everyone,

I was wondering if anyone knows if the recruits that left last week for bootcamp might be allowed to call home on Christmas?  It will only be my sons 2nd week there, but I wondered if they would get that opportunity?   Any thoughts?  TIA :-)

Added by tylers mom on December 17, 2014 at 2:56am — 2 Comments


Hello everyone. I believe at one time their was a mom that posted she had twin boys in BC. I'm trying to reach out to the mom of twins because I to have twins. If the mom with friends would reach out to me I would greatly appreciate it!! Thank you

Added by Dachshund28 on December 16, 2014 at 4:12pm — 2 Comments

Useful gift for submariner

What to give as gift to son on fast attack sub? Suggestions?

Added by ccavena on December 16, 2014 at 2:06am — 3 Comments

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