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…
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…Continue
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!
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.
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!
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…Continue
Thank you to those who have served, those who are currently serving and to the…Continue
Added by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW on November 11, 2015 at 3:41pm — No Comments
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.
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…Continue
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!
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.
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…Continue