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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

How I've Changed

Does anyone else feel like a stalker?  I mean before my son left I never even knew what time the mail arrived.  Now I know my postal workers life story.  I have never engaged in chats with strangers online nor did I know how to operate online chat.  I think the first message I got I froze and clicked offline accidentally.  Now I spend hours reading every post just to hear how everyone is doing. I'm not being nosey, but it's because no one understands what we are going through but each other.…


Added by HMMomNC on May 2, 2017 at 2:09pm — 5 Comments

New to boot camp

My son left last Thursday, April 27. Feeling lost. Probably because he's our youngest and last one out of the house.

Added by M'smom on May 2, 2017 at 11:56am — 8 Comments


I had got the sad call on yesterday, and I felt so bad for her, but I encouraged her in those 2 minutes and let her know how proud I am of her and that she is doing great. Then today I got a call that said Mom I passed today I will be graduating on time. I was smiling from ear to ear and so excited for her and to know she didn't give up. Whew what a relief, thanks ladies for your prayers and encouragement it really does take a village.

Added by brownsugar41 on April 27, 2017 at 7:00pm — 6 Comments

I Got The Sad Call

My daughter called today to let me know she didnt pass the prone float of the swim test. She sounded so sad, but they let me talk to her for 2 minutes, I encouraged her and told her she will pass next time and that I was so proud of her. So she will not be graduating May 5th. Can anyone tell me what happens to her now. I feel bad because she was so sad, Im sure she will get it next time

Added by brownsugar41 on April 26, 2017 at 6:23pm — 4 Comments

New to Boot Camp

This is my first time on this wonderful site.  My son arrived at boot camp early AM on the 21st.  We just received the  box yesterday with all of his belongings except his wallet, I am hoping they allowed them to keep this. 

Would love to hear from other Mother's who have a son or daughter that arrived the same time.

Added by NavyMom456 on April 26, 2017 at 12:30pm — 11 Comments

Day 21!

My son called this past Saturday, and I was so excited to hear from him!  He said it was a bit of a adjustment, but that he's doing okay.  He is in Division 170, and his graduation is June 2nd.  We are already planning for our trip up there!

Added by jm3712 on April 25, 2017 at 3:17pm — 4 Comments

Great Lakes, IL

My son left 4/06. I got a text saying he landed at O'Hare around 9:00pm. The call came in at 1:45am "mom I am good, expect the box soon, a letter will arrive with my address and other info, love you mom, bye". The box came exactly a week after by FedEx. The letter a couple of days after that. I've written twice. Today is his 19th day at Boot Camp. His graduation is on June 2nd. Can't wait to see him! I am so, so proud that he has made this commitment. My best to all the young men and women…


Added by Toni on April 25, 2017 at 1:45pm — 1 Comment

Moving on to Week 2

Like many of you, I too have experienced the overwhelming multitude of emotions that accompanies transitioning your child to SR. Thankfully we are moving into week 2!! Receiving his Form Letter was a real treat to end my day and I was finally able to send him some letters. He has several cousins who are all eager to write to him so I hope it keeps his spirit strong. We continue to pray for his and all SR's safety, health and strength as they focus on their futures. God Bless and thank you for… Continue

Added by LB904 on April 24, 2017 at 8:30pm — 3 Comments

Concerned mom

Ok, I get a call over the weekend that my son has hurt his knee real bad, may require surgery. Can they do rehab there during basic so he can finish basic. He does not want to opt out. He was told that he could opt out, have surgery and then re-enlist. He really wants to stay and finish. I don't know where to turn or what to do

Added by wanda0319 on April 24, 2017 at 9:38am — 5 Comments

What a surprise!

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!

Added by Gramma:) on April 21, 2017 at 2:19pm — 1 Comment

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