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This will only take a minute.....

Can we all just take a minute and say a prayer for the seven Navy Moms who this wekend received the phone call that no parent ever wants receive.

Carry on, USS Fitzgerald.

Added by CryptoDad on June 19, 2017 at 9:03am — 13 Comments


So my boyfriend graduated a couple of weeks ago and is in Pensacola for his A school. He is my absolute everything and without him I am pretty much a loner. Something that I have gotten really used to, but now I am longing for something to do. Most of my friends are interested in partying all the time, not that I don't enjoy parties its that I wouldn't know much people and I am not the best at small talk. Point is my Sailor has met pretty awesome people and having a great time and I can't…


Added by Dee on June 17, 2017 at 1:35am — 4 Comments

Thinking about him all the time...

My son arrived on Monday 6/12.  I got my call that night and he sounded tired.  Wonder why??  Ha! I received the box on Thursday.  No letter yet.  I don't know if he will write, but I am sending him writing materials, just in case:)  It's just so hard not knowing how he is, has he made any friends, is it what he thought it would be. He had a friend leave 2 days after and I wonder if they will see each other. He has been 8 hours away at college the last 4 years, but I still talked to him…


Added by bugsmom27948 on June 16, 2017 at 10:22pm — 14 Comments

Missing Him

I'm missing my son. Yesterday, I read a breakdown of what he might be doing daily. Wow, I'm not sure if I read that they get a chance to sleep, lol. I can't wait to joke him about how he better not complain about helping me around the house, with all the work he's doing in BC. Lol

New Navy Mom

Added by New Navy Mom 1 on June 15, 2017 at 12:30pm — 4 Comments

He Arrived

My son left for MEPS on Monday 6/12/17. Traveled to Chicago and arrived in BC last night. He called me during his stops but when he called me last night I knew that he had arrived, because the tone of his voice changed. (Very serious, lol). He said they will ship his belongs and cell phone and he will call me in three weeks. Every day gets better the first day was nothing but tears. This site has given me comfort. Thank you. Pray for all. I'm officially a NAVY mom, now. Lol

Added by New Navy Mom 1 on June 14, 2017 at 6:46am — 9 Comments

Graduation upcoming!

My son will be graduating the 23rd.. He has sent a list of A school rules... But still wondering what he'll need to be sent to him....

Added by M'smom on June 12, 2017 at 11:08pm — 1 Comment

Needing Information about Graduation and my Sailors Unit Page.

My son is in "A" school and has been for over a month now. I get a few calls and texts from him but I realize he is very busy with schooling and other things he must do. I have ask questions and don't always get an answer or response and since it seems most days I still have very little time to actually "talk" to my Sailor I sometimes don't ask all the questions on my mind. Can someone direct me to a page/website that can give me some insight on his days? His graduation? I found something…


Added by Lucinda on June 4, 2017 at 5:11pm — 3 Comments

To be a SEAL

Hello everyone,

I am trying to find out some information on the next steps after boot camp so my husband can become a SEAL. See my husband trained for 2 years to enlist in the NAVY and go into the SEAL program. But I feel like I am in the same situation that I was in BEFORE he enlisted, informationless. My husband left to boot on the 17th of May and since then I have tried to research how he can move forward with his dream and I can't seem to find useful information. After he…


Added by thisnavywife on June 1, 2017 at 4:53pm — 4 Comments

Graduation Notice

I was wondering how much notice is given to family that the recruit will not graduate with his class?

Added by Auntie on May 31, 2017 at 7:15pm — 1 Comment

Ship 14, Div. 224

My son left May 22, so nice being able to go right to the gate and stay with him till he boarded. We received the box yesterday and I was surprised it was that soon. Guessing he will either be PIR either July 21 or July 28. I have hotel reservations for three different weekends! Before I know it, it'll be here, with the exception of the day after he left, this week has gone very fast....

Added by Mythreesons on May 27, 2017 at 4:51pm — 2 Comments

Ship 03 Div 215

My daughter left on May 16th. Anyone else on Ship 03 Div 215? PIR is 7/14

Added by JaMom on May 25, 2017 at 4:11pm — 5 Comments

Ship 12 Div 214 - departure 5/15

I'm hoping to get a letter this week as I know they designate Sundays to writing letters home. I can't wait to see how my son is doing. We got the box last Friday, form letter on Saturday. His graduation is July 14th!

Added by Catrina on May 23, 2017 at 10:44am — 29 Comments


Wow, this time next week we will be on the road heading for Great Lakes.  I can not believe that boot camp is almost over.  I am sure my SR does not feel the same way!

Looking forward to witnessing this next milestone in my son's life.  His family and friends are so proud of  him.

Added by MJG914 on May 23, 2017 at 6:31am — No Comments

May 15th bootcamp departure

Anyone have a child who left for bootcamp on May 15th? My son did.. Ship 12, Div 214. I received my initial call on the 15th abt 9:30 (15 sec call), box on Friday 5/19 and form letter with graduation date on Saturday 5/20. I'm hoping to get a letter from him this week. I mailed 3 letter today to him.

Added by Catrina on May 22, 2017 at 2:55pm — 28 Comments

That Dreaded call

Friday last week@9;27 i got the call it was such a scripted call i was bummed of the repeated call do don't come to my graduation that he didn't pass his run and yesterday we would have another chance at it but we never got the call to say he passed and tomorrow is his PIR date . I wish he was graduating but instead i sit here wondering what to do and worry ! We write him daily and well i have got like 4 letter this entire time i know they are very busy . I just wished i new more .. 

Added by Christina on May 18, 2017 at 9:30pm — 3 Comments

How I've Changed Part 2

So since I wrote "How I've Changed" I have become a little less obsessive.  I have stopped stalking the postal employees, I don't spend hours online searching for more information and I'm not scared to chat online or send a random stranger a friend request.  I spoke to my son on Saturday, most of the call was him laughing at me because I was trying to impress him with the  Navy lingo I have learned.  I think I used some of it incorrectly, but he just humored me.  Because of this site and the…


Added by HMMomNC on May 16, 2017 at 9:28pm — 1 Comment

Call n box

Well because my phone had a hiccup I missed my call n a friend for it from her. I am jealous yes bc I wanted the call but happy she got to talk to someone she cared about. I got my box already that made me cry. A letter to her brother a girl I nanny for and I got dirty laundry hahaha!! Can't wait to the next step

Added by Momofnavyprincess on May 5, 2017 at 6:10pm — No Comments

May 2 bootcam

Hoping to find the group for that unit...

Added by Momofnavyprincess on May 5, 2017 at 6:08pm — 2 Comments

Light at the end of the tunnel

The hardest thing in life is to say goodbye to your child...we try to do it in baby steps starting at pre-school (oh how they cried) through high school, small trips here and there and then college.

Joining the military, however, is a completely different goodbye. It's almost like an abduction, no contact, only a quick call to confirm arrival and a box of their "proof of life" arriving, sometimes with no note.

This is tough,and feels foreign, against all parental instinct.… Continue

Added by Voxtrot on May 5, 2017 at 9:30am — 15 Comments

April 19th Boot Camp Departure

Can anyone please help me.  My daughter left for boot camp on April 19th.  The only thing that I have yet to receive is her box with personal clothing items and her cell phone.  Should I be expecting to receive anything else anytime soon.  I have no idea when graduation is and I am eager to get my room booked.  Her recruiter is no help as he never returns my phone call, so very disheartening.  Can anyone fill me in on what to expect or when to expect it?

Added by Pogobean on May 3, 2017 at 7:58pm — 3 Comments

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