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Received the Form Letter


Received baby girls form letter with her address she's on ship 12 div 279 will be dropping her something in the mail everyday. Love and miss you baby girl can't wait to hear from you. Thanks everyone the videos and info helps a lot.

New Navy Mom

Added by mygod5 on July 24, 2017 at 7:00am — 6 Comments

Waiver denied for astigmatism

Hi, my daughter was asked to go back to MEPS 3 times for her vision. 1st time the MEPS eye doctor said she had to return back a 2nd time because she has astigmatism and they want to make sure she does not have keratoconus. So she went back a 2nd time to MEPS a week later and the eye doctor said she had to return a 3rd time because he thought she may have early signs of keratoconus. So back to MEPS she went a 3rd time and the eye doctor said she did NOT have keratoconus but that she would need a… Continue

Added by Navymom17 on July 22, 2017 at 4:00pm — 2 Comments

MEPS and the very proud day

So my kiddo went to MEPS earlier this week.  He was a bit nervous, but all in all, he had a fantastic experience there.  He had already taken his ASVAB and knew what he qualified for. He wanted to be an  AO, but was nervous about passing the depth perception.  He worried for nothing, because he got everyone of the them right.  He…


Added by littlemonkeysmom98 on July 21, 2017 at 2:45pm — 1 Comment

Proud Navy Mom

My son just graduated on July 14th, I am so proud of him. I come from a huge family and there was about 19 of us who got to greet him after the ceremony. He was so happy to see everyone. While he was in boot camp I wrote him everyday, he says it helped out a lot to get mail. All 19 of us went to the airport to see him off and all I could do is cry, he is now in San Antonio, Texas. It is easier because he has access to his cell phone so I could just text him or call him. He has tons of…


Added by drea0615 on July 20, 2017 at 11:10pm — 3 Comments

Worried mom

Just wondering if you guys have any idea my son left last June 21 of this year and I have not receive any letter from him or even a phone call, im worried about him is their any mother here that has the same situation as mine, its almost 1 mos now, and i have heard anything from him, he had a friend that left that same day also as his, and the mom received a letter and phone call aready, and also she was able to received an invitation on his graduation.. but i have not received anything from my… Continue

Added by Lovely mom of my sailor on July 18, 2017 at 10:00pm — 7 Comments

New Navy Mom

On 7/11/17 my baby girl left on her journey to boot camp, it's something she's always wanted to do

so as her mom I'm going to support her life choices, I did my crying away from her but we did share a mommy daughter moment the night before where she told me the hardest part is leaving me.  It's

hard, but I know I raised Keyana well and I know she has been preparing her mind and her body for this day.  Not being to talk to her is the hardest part for me the longest she's…


Added by mygod5 on July 18, 2017 at 7:23am — 11 Comments

Four Years

The years have flown by!!! It' has been four years since my son left for boot camp, graduated and stationed to San Diego. I still remember when he left for boot camp, and I was a nervous wreck!!  I worried about him, is he ok, will he pass all the tests, etc.  Graduation came & I was so proud!! I'm still proud of him.  He has grown since he has joined the Navy.  As of July 7th, he had left for deployment.  Do I know where his ship going?  NO!!  All I know he's deployed for 7 months! …


Added by AveryMom on July 16, 2017 at 11:48pm — No Comments


Are there any other members on here using the Sandboxx app.  I downloaded it and have used it 3 times but from the letters from my child she hasn't mentioned getting anything yet from them.  I'm just curious if any other recruits have mentioned receiving their Sandboxx letters.

Added by Kayla's Mom on July 16, 2017 at 11:51am — 2 Comments

Time is ticking...

Today we take my future sailor down to San Diego. Tomorrow morning she swears in and is off on the next chapter of her life. I have been feeling anxiety off and on and I'm not really sure if I should share my emotions or hide them. I have had other military moms who have been through this tell me "whatever you do, don't let her see you cry. Wait till she's gone." I've been told that if they see you're upset that it makes the process for them in boot camp and being away from home harder. Any…


Added by Sailor⚓GirlsMom on July 11, 2017 at 1:23pm — 5 Comments

13 Years Ago Today....

My daughter posted the following on Facebook this morning:

To the blind eye this looks like a class ring but it's way more important...

13 years ago today at 17 years old I made the biggest decision of my life…

Added by CryptoDad on July 7, 2017 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment

A school

When my daughter graduates from Boot camp do I bring her civilian clothes from home with us ? 

Or do we have to ship them ? 

Added by Michele23 on July 3, 2017 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

writing letters

moms write to your recruits EVERYDAY!! they need to hear from you, they love to hear from you and they enjoy the words of support and encouragement that you send. write every day but send the letters periodically.

Added by marinermom on July 1, 2017 at 6:23pm — 5 Comments

Ny daughter is finally coming hhhhhome after about 5 weeks in SEPS !!!!

My daughter has been in ship 5 for about 5 weeks.  She is finally coming home.  She is taking a psych leave , but has medical issues that  would dispose her from qualification.  If your child has had frequent ear infections which led to insertion of ear tubes, please check their hearing closely.  We never noticed that their was a hearing loss, The Navy did,  

Added by terryg510 on June 28, 2017 at 10:10pm — 3 Comments

Moving for A school

Hi everyone! My husband leaves for bootcamp in December and afterwards will stay in Great Lakes for 9 weeks of A school.

We want my son and I to move to GL after he's finished with bootcamp. I understand the Navy will not cover cost and will only cover our move from home on record (el Paso, TX) to his first duty station, but has anyone ever moved with their sailor during a short A school? Any advice?

We were thinking of putting everything in storage and either flying up (because we… Continue

Added by Alicia83 on June 27, 2017 at 1:09pm — 3 Comments

Missed the Box delivery

Fedex tried to deliver the Box today. The doorbell rang but I didn't run for it because UPS and the Mailman usually just ring the bell and let someone know there is a package on the porch. I didn't know that Fedex needs a signature...I would have sprinted to the door. Now I have to wait until tomorrow. 

Added by paigec on June 27, 2017 at 12:30pm — 4 Comments

Steve Harvey quote

"The road to success is always under construction. You have to get that through your head that is not easy becoming successful"

Sailors, stay strong and keep your eye on the prize, focus on your vision.

Added by Antsmom on June 27, 2017 at 9:04am — No Comments

First letter received

We received our first letter from our daughter last week.  She is in SHIP 11 DIVISION 231.  It was so great to hear from her.  She told us the good and bad experiences she has had the first two weeks of boot camp.  She commented that the statement is true, "If the military was easy everyone would do it"  She seemed to be in a very good state of mind.  Acknowledging the difficulty of it, but also finding it very rewarding of being part of something bigger than she has ever been apart of…


Added by kormjr1983 on June 25, 2017 at 10:03am — 5 Comments

Ship 14 Div 228 - PIR July 28th

My son failed his written test and has been set back. This is his new Ship/Div. I cried yesterday when I got the call ;(. I miss my son so much!!! We only had 2 more weeks to go, but now it's 5 weeks to go ;(

Added by Catrina on June 24, 2017 at 8:25am — 10 Comments

June 12 Recruits - No Form Letter Yet

Hello Fellow Moms of June 12th week Recruits.

The whole No News Is Good News is so true. 

I wanted to give a quick update just in case you have not received your form letter either. I spoke with my son's recruiter this morning and found out that there was not enough to make a division so that is why I have not received his form letter with his address. He did state that his projected PIR is August 4th but that will properly change to August 11th. He asked me to call him on…


Added by Joni on June 23, 2017 at 12:30pm — 15 Comments

Live feed

When will the live feed link be available for the 23rd'S PIR? It still says the 16th. Just trying to coordinate with family back home before we head to the ceremony. Thanks!

Added by HeatherS on June 22, 2017 at 9:52pm — No Comments

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