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Hull Technician in Norfolk, VA

Hello everyone!

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.

I was…

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Added by Stef MalVo on April 11, 2017 at 11:22pm — 2 Comments

Dear US Navy...

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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Added by DominicsMom20 on April 11, 2017 at 2:00pm — 4 Comments

Our DEP is on the way to MEPS

So incredibly proud of our son and all the young men and women that have decided to serve our beautiful country! 

Added by SusanL on April 11, 2017 at 12:00pm — No Comments

The Journey has started!

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…

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Added by LauraP on April 11, 2017 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

Hearing from our recruit?

When do we usually here from our child after boot camp if they went in on the 27 of April

Added by NavySam on April 10, 2017 at 9:00pm — 2 Comments

Well-meaning friends

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…

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Added by ImHisMom on April 10, 2017 at 11:57am — 8 Comments

Boot Camp Arrival date April 6, 2017

My son Matthew arrived at boot camp on the 6th, I would love to connect with others who have loved ones in boot camp around the same time!!

Added by Matthew'sMom on April 10, 2017 at 9:17am — 19 Comments

Received my form letter! Yay!

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.  

Added by The1Book on April 9, 2017 at 7:55pm — No Comments

Your son will go to Booth Camp, 5-22

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…

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Added by DadMom1 on April 8, 2017 at 4:33pm — No Comments

It started early....

When did you see that certain something in your child that would take them all the way here ?



Was it that inherent sense of right and wrong?



Did they like to watch the history channel?



We had monumental air soft battles in our yard , they set up tents and dug trenches , even set off smoke bombs. Thank goodness we have a bit of land between us and the neighbors?



Does your recruit have strong protective instincts ?



Did they like parades and… Continue

Added by Voxtrot on April 8, 2017 at 12:29pm — No Comments

Boot Camp 5/22/2017

My son heads to Boot Camp on 5/22 ... I would love to connect with other Moms!!

Added by OtterBaby on April 6, 2017 at 2:02pm — 2 Comments

Just heard from my girl!!!!

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.

Added by Navy Girl's Mom on April 6, 2017 at 12:36pm — 2 Comments

Boot Camp

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.

Added by jm3712 on April 3, 2017 at 5:17pm — 9 Comments

Daughter in boot camp

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.  

Added by Navy Girl's Mom on April 3, 2017 at 12:06pm — 8 Comments

This is the day

So proud of my son. He was sworn into the Navy this morning and is on his way to boot camp.

Added by MJG914 on April 3, 2017 at 9:39am — 1 Comment

Read, repeat.

If....

By Rudyard Kipling



If you can keep your head when all about you

Are losing theirs and blaming it on you;

If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,

But make allowance for their doubting too:

If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,

Or, being lied about, don't deal in lies,

Or being hated don't give way to hating,

And yet don't look too good, nor talk too wise;



If you can dream — and not make dreams your… Continue

Added by Voxtrot on April 2, 2017 at 5:30pm — 2 Comments

Boot camp date 03/27

My son left for boot camp on 03/27.  If you have a family member who left for boot camp on that date, I would love to chat with you.  Thank  you!

Added by The1Book on April 2, 2017 at 12:00pm — 14 Comments

MY daughter Left For bootcamp on 03/7/2017

Hi all,

Is there any one who have son/daughter/spouse on 

SHIP 03 Division 137 I can communicate with. Has anyone received a phone call from their loved one yet. I received a letter from her, with limited details. I am more concerned that I had to send her money, dont they suppose to supply them with what they need? 

Added by brownsugar41 on March 25, 2017 at 1:51pm — 12 Comments

SR moved to RCU

Does anyone have any experience with their SR being injured and moved to the RCU? My EX received his brief call with little information to share. It's such a helpless feeling to not know how he is or how to contact him. He said his Dad would receive a form letter with info but to my knowledge he hasn't received one yet. He was set for a PIR date of May 5, 2017.

Added by TxMom on March 24, 2017 at 6:36pm — 2 Comments

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