I sent off my first two Any Sailor packages today. I did use the flat rate AOP/FPO priority mail box. I packed mostly snacks and some teas and coffees in small sizes, and drink mixes. Hubby had picked up a load of Power Bars from the main plant in Boise; they gave him a ton of samples so I was able to send Power Bars too. I'm used to the green customs form, but the white one isn't so bad. I hope I can do a "girly" box next month; my "any sailor" has female sailors in his unit. I really hope I… Continue
Added by Anti M on November 15, 2008 at 11:21pm —
Hi, it's still me, (Marc's mom), I just took out my last name!!!
Added by Lois C T(momma T) on November 15, 2008 at 12:48pm —
My cousin Bill is a doctor at Walter Reed, and now an Army Reservist. His father was a Navy hero, killed in WWII. Bill never met his dad. He's the smartest, nicest guy I know; I wish I could have half his brains and charm and dedication! He joined the Army Reserves in his fifties, inspired by the wounded soldiers at Walter Reed. They sacrificed so much, he felt he has to serve also.
Please take a moment to read his… Continue
Added by Anti M on November 14, 2008 at 1:03pm —
This is one of my sad memories from when I was a little girl.
My dad was with an air squadron, he would deploy with the carriers for six to eight months at a time. We were stationed in Norfolk, well, Oceana. This was way back in '63 or '64. The church held a Daddy-Daughter Dinner Dance. I was very excited, because I rarely got to spend time with my dad. I was only six or seven. We were all dressed up, and ate the supper, but he got called back to the squadron and had to leave twenty… Continue
Added by Anti M on November 13, 2008 at 1:48pm —
Quote of the Week:
“For in this modern world, the instruments of warfare are not solely for waging war. Far more importantly, they are the means of controlling peace. Naval officers must therefore understand not only how to fight a war, but how to use the tremendous power which they operate to sustain a world of liberty and justice, without unleashing the powerful instruments of destruction and chaos that they have at their command.” – Admiral Arleigh… Continue
Added by Navy for Moms Admin on November 13, 2008 at 11:00am —
The Sea Calls
By M. Clayton
In the warmth of a golden afternoon,
A mother waits for the clatter
Of boys and their friends, soon.
Silent hours pass, no chatter,
Her young son has been called to the sea.
In the darkness of a night without sleep,
A bride reaches across the bed.
Fingers brush the empty sheet,
She misses the man she has wed;
Her husband has been called to the sea.
Playing and laughing, a child with her… Continue
Added by Anti M on November 11, 2008 at 1:00pm —
Hello N4M Members!
Important stuff here and I need everyone to read it. We’ll be enforcing some new rules starting today per direction of the Navy. No need to get upset or panic… okay?
I like to call this the growing pains of getting bigger and needing to become a bit stricter about a few things.
1. So, Navy saw it as a breach of security
on N4M’s when members were telling other members how to bend and break the rules (IE get into PIR w/o a parking pass). Thus, any… Continue
Added by Navy for Moms Admin on November 10, 2008 at 5:00pm —
When I got out of the shower and headed into the bedroom this morning, the local news had the Army Band on. They were playing Anchors Aweigh. I burst into tears. Silly me.
Added by Anti M on November 10, 2008 at 11:11am —
Most of the American populace thinks it improper
to spank children, so I have tried other methods
to control my kids when they have one of 'those
One that I found effective is for me to just take
the child for a car ride and talk.
Some say it's the vibration from the car, others say
it's the time away from any distractions such as TV,
Video Games, Computer, IPod, etc.
Either way, my kids usually calm down and… Continue
Added by Brenda Sue on November 8, 2008 at 12:30am —
I got a call from my buddy Troy, they're finally back in port. He's going to take two weeks leave over Thanksgiving, so we'll get the chance to visit. He's an ET, directly inspired by hubby and myself ... since we were both ETs. He's even on hubby's old ship! He's a great guy, loves the Navy and plans on twenty years at least.
And the very same day Troy called, I got a letter from my nephew in bootcamp. He's learned some new knots, which is an in joke about camping for us. Poor kid… Continue
Added by Anti M on November 7, 2008 at 1:20pm —
Ok, friends. This Blog is not meant to hurt anyone feelings or make anyone feel not worthy. God loves us all the same. But I thought it might enlighten those of you that don't come from a military background. This is what your son, your daughter, your husband or your wife will experience. The greatest life of all. Enjoy!
When a Military Veteran leaves the 'job' and retires to a better life, many are jealous, some are pleased, and others, who may have already retired, wonder if the… Continue
Added by J from O on November 5, 2008 at 7:21pm —
Quote of the Week:
"Democracy is based upon the conviction that there are extraordinary possibilities in everyday people." – Harry Emerson Fosdick
Photos of the Week:
081104-N-5148B-064 SAN DIEGO (Nov. 4, 2008) Senior Chief Master-At-Arms Katherine Gutierriez, assigned to the amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5), sees her son for the first… Continue
Added by Navy for Moms Admin on November 5, 2008 at 12:12pm —
Added by Mary, Proud Mom of Nick on November 3, 2008 at 10:09am —
Blake agreed with me that it was best to do our ceremony before he leaves. I'm so excited i can hardly stand it!! I'm so excited that we only get two days as husband and wife but it makes seeing him after basic anticapated more! lol. Both of us decided, before we met, to wait until we were married to have sex. So it makes our day even more special. But it has really taken him leaving off my mind. Before we thought of this it was all I thought about. Because I was panicking because we weren't… Continue
Added by WHITNEY (B's WIFE) on November 2, 2008 at 1:48am —
WOW!! What a beautiful thing to behold! You can read posts and watch video after video but you have to EXPERIENCE to understand just how fabulous it is.
After driving 13 hours to Chicago we were needless to say exhausted. We had reservations at the Navy Lodge and just on a hunch inquired see when we could check in ( it was about 0730) they were nice enough to find us a room so we could rest awhile. We then rode around and explored the area. We must have drove past the front gate like 20… Continue
Added by CarolJ * Courtney's Mom * on October 30, 2008 at 5:52pm —
QUOTE OF THE WEEK:
“It follows that as certain that night succeeds the day, that without a decisive Naval Force, we can do nothing definitive and with it, everything honorable and glorious.” – George Washington, November 1781
PHOTOS OF THE WEEK:
081026-N-5253W-002 SOUTH CHINA SEA (Oct. 26, 2008) Sideboys aboard the forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) await the arrival of the U.S. Ambassador to the… Continue
Added by Navy for Moms Admin on October 29, 2008 at 1:26pm —
[ Draft ]I received a message that I have new picture mail today on my cell phone. The subject was cammies. When I looked at the picture on my phone, I was so exited that Chris sent me a picture. It didn't look like him though, and I wondered why he sent me a picture of some guy in cammies. After sending it to my email and opening it on my computer, I saw that it was Chris. Yaaaaaaaaayyyyyyy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Then I called him and he was pretty exited that he got his cammies, so exited that… Continue
Added by Anita5JS5 on October 28, 2008 at 11:52pm —
i really love this website! <3 i would like to know though if anyone is at the base in Charleston for the Nuclear school, and if they will be there in April/May/June.Im excited and nervous at the same time me and blake have never lived far away from home? How do you meet people once you get to a new base? And i know this is weird but is there any Culinary Schools near the base in Charleston?
Im really excied about getting married though it is what i have wanted for a while now...you… Continue
Added by WHITNEY (B's WIFE) on October 27, 2008 at 5:33am —
Yaaaaay! Alright Everyone. It's event time again! Get your calendars out. :)
We have a booth at the Intrepid Museum.
Please let us know if you are interested in joining a group of Sailors to talk to museum visitors.
** This event isn't put on by us, but by the Navy. If you are interested send me your info and I'll make a list and forward details to the Navy so they can scheduale and arrange. Members need to… Continue
Added by Navy for Moms Admin on October 26, 2008 at 8:30pm —
ok i need a moment to do this...IM STRESSING OUT ABOUT IT ALL...ahhh a little better but not much. ok story.
So i have been dating my fiance for 2 years in January. We are engaged. He decided to join about 2 month ago and here is why... Ok so the company he works for said that if they hired him that they would pay for the rest of his school because at the time he was 19 and had had his associates degree for 1 or 2 years...but a few months ago he found ot that the rules and other… Continue
Added by WHITNEY (B's WIFE) on October 25, 2008 at 8:26am —