My grandson went to MEPS for 3rd time only expecting to retake his ASVAB and choose a job yesterday, then early this morning I get a call from his Mom that he is being sworn in at Fort Lee at 10:30 AM!! Here we go beginning the life of a NAVY family - hold on for the wave! So very proud of his decision and knowing that he is a child of the KING and will be followed 24-7-365 by his Savior/Creator/Holy Spirit for protection, provision, peace, and guidance - we praise the Lord!
Yesterday was a hard day for me and our family. We went to Ft. Jackson in Columbia and watched our " young man " swear into the Navy. It was the hardest thing I as a mother have ever done, to turn and walk away after I hugged, kissed him, and told him how proud I was of him and that I loved him. Then I got the last call last night around 10 pm, telling me he was in Chicago and fine and that he loved us. Tears streamed down my face as I held the phone after he hung up, knowing I could not…Continue
We received our "kid in a box" box on Thursday, April 13th! It was a little surprising to me that it came so quickly. I was prepared to wait a bit longer before receiving his belongings. Next we wait on receiving the letter with his PIR date and information on how we can send him letters! This is an exciting journey, and I wish him and all the other recruits well on their journey.
I'm new at this website so I'll tell you a bit about my husband and I. We got married in February and he just graduated as a Hull Technician last week. We got stationed in Norfolk, VA and we've been a little scared of pretty much picking up our things and moving all the way to the other side of the U.S. I'm still trying to get my B.A. here in Cali and thankfully I graduate in December but its been hard deciding if I want to stay or leave with my sailor.
Dear US Navy:
I give to you my son. I held him as an infant; I hugged him as a boy
and through the years he has become my pride and joy.
I love him more than I can say, his life more precious than my own, but gone are the whims and notions of the little boy I had known.
For the years have passed so quickly from the time it all began
and now he'll stand before me with the conviction of a man.
He wants to be a Sailor, he…
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My fabulous step-son left Sunday to head to the hotel he was to stay at the night before attending MEPS and getting his orders to fly out to RTC. I am so very proud of him. He had his cell phone with him and was texting his dad along his way while traveling. He had one layover in one airport and let us know when he got there, and he again texted whenever he was about to get off the plane and check in with the officials waiting on him and other recruits in Chicago. I have been excited…Continue
When do we usually here from our child after boot camp if they went in on the 27 of April
When your kid is getting ready to leave for boot camp, and your well-meaning friends are trying to console you by telling you stories of how sad they felt when their kid was going off to college...in a town two hours away from them. IT'S NOT THE SAME!!! You got to call your kid whenever you wanted, your kid got to come home for a weekend if they wanted to, you could go visit your kid whenever you missed him. I don't get to do that!
I just dropped him off at the recruiting station…Continue
Received the form letter Saturday! I can't begin to say how happy receiving that letter made me! I hope everyone whose family member left for boot camp around 3/27 have received their letter, and if not hang on it is coming.
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He can do it! Booth Camp for Marine, Navy...Officer (OCS)? First, tell/assure him all the positive words of wisdom that he needs to be strong & tough, not a quitter. It is very hard, seriously speaking, you have to walk/run carrying more than 45 lbs suit in your body, they teach you to be more alert during the night that you even though you don't wear a "night vision", you'll feel & see what in your environment. Uniform should be well pressed, hair should be short & clean. They…Continue
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My daughter left on the 27th and I have received the "I'm here" call, the box and the form letter. BUT I just got a surprise phone call from her and got to talk to her for about 5 minutes! She sounded so good. She says she is is fine. She's a little worried about all the physical challenges because its harder than she thought. Keep your chins up ladies. Our girls are stronger than we give them credit for.
My son is leaving for boot camp on Wednesday, if anyone has a son/daughter that is leaving this week, I would love to hear from you.
My daughter left for boot camp on 3/27/17. I had the initial call that night that she had made it. I received her box a couple of days later but I still haven't received the form letter with an address. I have a lot of questions.