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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…


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


My daughter leaves on March 22nd for boot camp! I'm getting so nervous and anxious about her departure! I'm trying to keep her and myself calm abut it but it's hard! I can't imagine when the 22nd comes. I wonder will I be able to "see her off"!

Added by Denisep216 on February 26, 2016 at 12:19am — 7 Comments

Something warm to share, encouragment and hope through these last few weeks of SR BT (bootcamp finals)

Good morning Navy family! Wanted to share with you all what's been on my heart. As I'm sure you too can relate and we approach these final weeks and BS21. :)

I remember the exact moment we found out that my baby sister (Division 120)signed up to become a US Sailor. A FLOOD of emotions came over me. For a second I thought I was dying because HER whole life flashed before my eyes slamming down on my tear gates. I saw this little blonde ringlets curly headed green eye innocent beauty,… Continue

Added by 2surprisebabysister on February 26, 2016 at 4:39pm — 1 Comment

How do I get my son address?

Hello Everyone,

My son left last Wednesday, February 10th. I received his things yesterday, but did not receive his return address. Is there a way to get his address or do I have to wait to hear from him?

Thank you.

Added by Tootie on February 17, 2016 at 6:07pm — 9 Comments

Sad Situation

Has anyone ever gotten a call saying that your son or daughter has been moved to another division and will not graduate with her unit. I got that call tonight. She said mom, I tried my best. She was so hurt and it's all because she can't pass that dang prone float. I was really excited & looking forward to Friday. Now I have to cancel airfare, hotel,etc. I wish it was a way they would let the recruits graduate and then stay until that area is complete. She's come so far & now this. Can… Continue

Added by TeamC on December 8, 2015 at 11:13pm — 5 Comments

Graduation Gifts for OCS


So proud my son will graduate on Dec. 18!  It's been a very long haul (started in July) - first he was NPQ'd for Aviation due to vision issues, then he declined an offer to join the Civil Eng Corps - because he wanted to try for Oceanography - and he got it!! It's all turned out beautifully, and Mom is Very Proud.

Question, any ideas what kind of gift to give at commissioning?  Ideas and suggestions welcome!

My thanks -

Deb - Proud Navy…


Added by AlohaMom on December 6, 2015 at 7:06pm — 4 Comments



Added by CryptoDad on December 7, 2015 at 3:00am — No Comments

12/1 "I Swear"

Yesterday he swore in; he flew out a few hours later and is now doing basic ... So proud!  I gotta say it ... these are the strangest emotions!  He's been married 3 years and out on his own, has a baby on the way, and I've got these emotions that make this mess of pride and sadness.  I've been told I'm suppose to and this is normal ... WEirD and WoW!

Added by Jake's Mom (Shell1970) on December 3, 2015 at 4:49am — 1 Comment

My heart is hurting..

Today I finally received 2 letters in the mail from my boy. The best mail ever!! It seems like everything is going great for him, he really likes it. I knew he would! In his one letter he sent the adopt a sailor form. I honestly don't know what to do. I REALLY REALLY want to see him. I'm just not sure we can afford it, being that we will be there in January for PIR. It's breaking my heart thinking that he will not be with family on Christmas. I just don't know what to do

Added by corkyone72 on December 4, 2015 at 12:02am — 3 Comments

Hi my son left for basic nob 16th. He has a naval federal acct and he submitted the direct deposit form. He told me to watch for his pay can anyone tell me when his first pay should start? Will it be…

Hi my son left for basic nob 16th. He has a naval federal acct and he submitted the direct deposit form. He told me to watch for his pay can anyone tell me when his first pay should start? Will it be direct deposit? Continue

Added by jjhockeymom on December 1, 2015 at 2:43pm — 4 Comments

MIssing my only child

Can anyone please explain to me how this process will work. My son left on 11/24/15 and I am so concerned with what's happening to him. He has never been without me, when will I hear from him? can I send him calling cards so he can call home. will he need money in his bank account to be able to make phone calls.  

Added by Junkfood76 on November 30, 2015 at 12:47pm — 7 Comments

Navy mom again!

Proud to announce that my third child was sworn into the Navy today and will be in the DEP program until he finishes high school. Picked a job as an ABH. I'm so excited and proud! That's 1 Marine and 2 Navy so far!

Added by Sherri on November 25, 2015 at 1:57am — 2 Comments

joining with dependents

Hi, I have been looking for alot of information to join the Navy, I'm 23 and mother of 4. I really want to join the Navy to have a better future not only for me but for my kids too. I've been looking for info on having dependents and joining but I really don't know if I can or not. If someone that experience this already, please let me know, Thanks. And also I'm unmarried.

Added by Mommyof4 on November 19, 2015 at 10:51am — 2 Comments

My journey 11/18/2015 Day 2

Today I woke up depressed. I can not stop worrying about my son. Worrying if he ate or slept. I can not control my emotions. My husband is also having a rough time with this process. I just keep praying for a call from him or some type of smoke signal. This is the time in he has been gone with no communication, but through all this emotions, I still feel extremely proud of this decision. Yesterday I wrote my first letter, and I hope I get information soon on where to sent it to. I also have…


Added by Glenda on November 18, 2015 at 10:30am — 5 Comments

Thank you Veterans!

Thank you to those who have served, those who are currently serving and to the…


Added by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW on November 11, 2015 at 3:41pm — No Comments

New Navy Mom.

As a mom that has basically had hands in every thing in their children's lives, this has been a new experience for me.  Letting go and letting God is one thing, but letting go and letting the Navy?  Any helpful, encouraging information is greatly appreciated.  Daughter is entering DEP this week, and hopefully BASIC in May 2016 if not sooner.  

Added by June on November 3, 2015 at 10:45am — 2 Comments

Armed Forces Sports


Not sure if this is the best place to ask this question or not.  But here goes!

I am wondering about the Armed Forces Sports, specifically the ski team.  Does anyone have a son or daughter who is involved in this?  My daughter, who is a senior in high school (and a future sailor) has been on the ski team since 6th grade.  We were just at the ski shop today and the guy helping us told us about his daughter who had skied for the Army.  Her eyes just lit up!   I am…


Added by Amelia's Mom on November 8, 2015 at 3:49pm — 3 Comments

"A" School

Hi my name is Dalila65,
My son is in A school in San Antonio, Texas. He is struggling some with test and he says lack of time to study and do all that needs to be done, but mainly I think he is home-sick. He has me really worried and am not sure what I can do. Has anyone had a similar experience? I need some insight, please!

Added by Dalila65 on October 29, 2015 at 9:25pm — 2 Comments

When do you get a phone call?

My son left October 13, 2015. We received his clothes 3 days later and a couple days after that we received a letter of his address and graduation date. But no phone calls or letters from him yet.  Its driving me crazy. Please help, thank you.

Added by Brenda on October 24, 2015 at 8:24am — 13 Comments


When my son came home September 2014 and told me he had joined the Navy at 17, I was stunned, shocked, concerned, proud, confused, and happy all at once.  My first question was how he could join at only 17; I soon learned the answer to that question with lots of signed paper work by his parents.  My next question was what made you decide to do this?  He responded Mom it is the best fit for me.  Moreover, of course but when do you leave?  That answer did not come as easy, I found out he could…


Added by Mandy on October 13, 2015 at 4:02pm — 6 Comments

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