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SH 02  DIV 913 Alumni

Members: 17
Latest Activity: Jun 5, 2011

Discussion Forum

Please add your details for 2/18/11

Started by WhiteClay Ship 2 Div 913. Last reply by usapaula (ship 02 div 913) Feb 15, 2011. 9 Replies

We are staying at the Residence Inn/Waukegan Feb 17-21 (6 of us, 2 BR, kitchen & LR)We hope to attend the Meet & Greet at the Ramada if the weather cooperatesI ordered ribbons from LaLa…Continue


Started by usapaula (ship 02 div 913). Last reply by usapaula (ship 02 div 913) Jan 26, 2011. 2 Replies

Any one flying in from Ca ??

Phone calls...

Started by Sailormom21811. Last reply by Darnell Jan 14, 2011. 5 Replies

Has anyone on sh 02 div 913 gotten a call yet?

I got my call!!

Started by Normaw2boyzndNavy Jan 14, 2011. 0 Replies

I got my call yesterday ... I said who is this and he said who do you want it to be. I was happy and emotional to hear his voice and told son AHHH I hope this my son Andrew! I miss you you I replied…Continue

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Comment by Darnell on June 5, 2011 at 1:56pm

Hello Ladies,

I went to chicago and spent time with my daughter and it was great. she is doing well. school is tough but she knows to keep her head up and to push through. she is almost done with  att school. hopefully she will be able to start a school soon after that.I really hope everyone is doing well. I miss you all.

love ya girls, Darnell

Comment by MariaM on May 25, 2011 at 8:09pm

Missing all of to stay in touch...this was a unique Division...My love to all of you..


Comment by Autumnsmom(USS.BOXER) on May 21, 2011 at 1:54pm

hi, my daughter is already in the navy on te

boxer bt her best frind is in the div.and no one in her family is writing her, so i thought id come to this group and see ho things are going ad to answer any questions that any new n4m have..

Comment by MariaM on April 24, 2011 at 11:43am

Happy Easter to all of you!!!

My Sailor "Drill Out" this past friday...Officialy he is a "Guardsman" for his Ceremonial Guard Platoon. So proud of him...he is happy, he talk to his friends and shipmates od our 913 Division. Planning to come home on May-June.

He asked for his things to get ship...and couldnt help to drop a tear...The Box came to my mind , Great Lakes-Graduation , all my sisters od Division 913 with very good friendships and memories.

Im planning to go DC, the 3rd week of July.........

Miss you all very much!!!!


Comment by usapaula (ship 02 div 913) on April 19, 2011 at 10:23pm
Hi everyone. Our Sailor is settled in Pensacola doing his second lot of classes for ATI. He is doing great and sounds really happy. He is scouring ads to buy a motorcycle so he can get around. Doing well in Judo and has gained a yellow belt already ~ he is also competing in a tournament in a few weeks! He also wants his things shipped including his golf clubs and motorcycle helmet. How you are all well
Comment by Sailormom21811 on March 16, 2011 at 2:43pm

Hi there!  Hope everyone is doing well.  We are going to see our Sailor next weekend!  He has weekend liberty and will actually be able to stay with us!  He is in Great Lakes and started ATT last Friday.  He also had to move into his new ship last week.  So he has a permanent address and wants me to mail his things!!!!!  That is not going to be easy to do.  Today is that day though and I have been putting it off.  I hope yours are happy in there new surroundings.  My best to all. 

Comment by Darnell on March 14, 2011 at 7:15pm

Hello Ladies,

Im glad everyone is doing well.  I miss you guys so much. Life is good with the ability to talk to my daughter everyday. She calls and tell my about her day. She started school today for FC. She is happy. She is in phase 2 now and can wear civilian clothes. She can leave base. A new worry for me. Lol To think about my baby in Chicago. 

Maria thanks so much for the pictures.


Comment by MariaM on March 13, 2011 at 4:10pm
I have a group picture of the Division 913, i will post it!
Comment by MariaM on March 13, 2011 at 4:08pm

Girls!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Yes, this is another journey!!! He gets to call home often and talk about his own experiences. They learn at their own path, have to pass inspections all the time, but he is happy! Sent him his cell-phone and IPod , overnite, so now when the phone rings a see his name!!!!!!!!Loving that!.I dont think we are having a "formal graduation" like we had at maybe he will come home after finishing his second Boot idea yet!!!. I know he keeps in touch with a sailor of our Division 913....and ask about eerybody...other than that, I will try to go to DC in July. Have a week off and the weather will be perfect.

Miss all of you




Comment by WhiteClay Ship 2 Div 913 on March 12, 2011 at 4:56pm
My, aren't we a quiet group! Just checking in...but no news? Here's what I've son & Darnell's daughter are still on hold for FC classes, I heard Blessedw2's son just started ET end of last week, Maria's son is in D.C. learning the ceremonial guard stuff...anybody else? When I read the Boot Camp Moms page it makes my heart start to pound thinking of those stressed-out moms waiting for an address or a box. Oh man, I'm glad we're past that stage, but I STILL miss my weekly letters. I have a box of jeans & shirts, Converse sneakers, cowboy boots (lol) & various fun snacks ready to be mailed out to GL. He should reach Phase 2 this week after taking the test so can wear his civilian clothes on liberty. I included a self-addressed stamped envelope...maybe he'll take the hint! Hope your sailors are enjoying whatever stage their schooling is. Keep in touch girls!

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