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Boot Camp: Making a Sailor (Full Length Documentary - 2018)

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In light of observed changes and impact of the Coronavirus Delta Variant and out of an abundance of caution for our recruits, Sailors, staff, and guests, Recruit Training Command is restricting Pass-in-Review (recruit graduation) to ONLY fully immunized guests (14-days post final COVID vaccination dose).  

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Frigate Moms

Members: 28
Latest Activity: May 14, 2014

Welcome to All Moms, Wives, Girlfriends who may have a sailor on a frigate. I noticed that there was a nice site for Destroyer Moms (lots of activity there) but could not find one for the sailors on the small ships, frigates with much smaller numbers of sailors per ship. There are a couple of frigates with a moms' sight of their own but little, if any, activity there.  Thought, maybe collectively, we could develop a site with lots of sharing and support and develop our own Frigate Moms site. Please stop by often and share with us. This ship assignment is totally new to me and I am sure I will have lots of questions. There may be others out there with the same....and I am sure there are lots of experienced family members out there with oodles of answers, stories from from your frigate sailor's adventures. Here we go, April 2012, let's come together and support each other.

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Comment by ConnieA on September 15, 2013 at 11:10pm

My Sailor/grandson is deployed on the Samuel B. Roberts This is his first deployment so we are in the learning phase. 

Comment by Kayliefirefly on July 6, 2013 at 11:50am
I do Proudmama
Comment by Denise - browns57 on March 12, 2013 at 9:04am

I am going to leave this group now since my son is no longer on a frigate.  His ship was decommissioned and he is now at his new comand on a mine sweeper in Bahrain.  Good luck to all of you and god bless your sailors.

 

Comment by milligan7ship14div007 on March 11, 2013 at 5:46pm

Hello, I just joined this group. My son is on the USS Elrod in Norfolk, VA.  We will be visiting him at the end of March!

Comment by gabrielsmomma on September 29, 2012 at 7:14am

Hi Denise - browns57, 1st things 1st.  GO BUCS!  BEAT STATE.  :p  Have you found the Facebook for the Curts & the Curts on-shore group?  Awesome photos being posted, links to arcticles, amazing resources....  ---gabrielsmomma

Comment by gabrielsmomma on September 29, 2012 at 7:09am

Hi WadesMom!  My son is also on the USS Curts, a frigate out of SD.  He has been able to send us periodic emails.  Internet service was sketchy while at sea though.  Our son also put his phone on a military hold - its my understanding that using them internationally is VERY priice so the phone cards are a really good idea.  They may be able to call when they are in ports.  They can receive mail, including packages (use the flat rates from the USPS).  You'll need to complete Customs Forms with pkgs - no biggie.  They'd usually receive their mail when they made port or were replenished @ sea.  It was kind of a PIA for the sailors to send mail out but it was possible.  Careful sending Care Pkgs when they are out & about...VERY little room to stow things.  Seek out a possible Facebook "group" associated with your sailors vessel, his home port & his job.  The Curts "group" on shore is great!  They are an absolutely wonderful group that I am very glad I was able to connect with.  That is how our ombudsman on shore can be reached, they've always been able to answer questions, they've been a source of information from the ship if there were any problems (i.e., when the Internet was down), they coordinated fun stuff to do for our deployed sailors, etc.  Connecting via Facebook with my sons ship & the on-shore group allowed access to pictures taken by the crew & posted to these Facebook pages (hoodathunk  :p).  It's amazing when you get an opportunity to see the crew doing various activities, etc.  This deployment has been an indescribably wonderful experience for my sailor - he loves it!  Good luck to you & your sailor!  Contact me anytime!  ---gabrielsmomma

Comment by Denise - browns57 on September 26, 2012 at 8:25am

Welcome WadesMom, My son is on the USS Curts stationed in San Diego.  When they were in port he would walk to the hall with his laptop & phone.  He would call us from there, skype from his computer, email & check facebook.  As ThunderD'sMom said when they are underway there is no internet.  Going underway is when they do practice exercises for deployment.  My son is on a 6 month deployment right now.  We have received a few phone calls when he has been in port.  We shut his phone off & he has purchased an international cell phone that he adds mintues too.  We have emailed alot and he is able to have limited internet service getting on facebook.  You will adjust to all of this and enjoy the times you hear from him.  Best of luck.

 

Comment by ThunderD'sMom on September 25, 2012 at 11:46pm

Hi Moms, I haven't checked in for a while, but I see there is another Robert G Bradley mom here now. Welcome.  My son is on the same ship.

Comment by ThunderD'sMom on September 25, 2012 at 11:44pm

Hi Wadesmom,

My son is currently on a frigate an is "underway", meaning he is at sea. He has not deployed yet, but has been at sea for a couple weeks. He has access to internet but not phones. I completely understand your worries about not speaking with him on a regular basis, but it's something that we need to get used to. (And that was as hard for me to type as it is for you to read)

You may find that your son will not be leaving port for a while so he may be able to receive his packages prior to going underway.

His ship should have an ombudsman that you can contact for shipping information. Best of luck to both of you.

Comment by WadesMoM on September 25, 2012 at 6:27pm

Hi everyone! My son just arrived at his FIRST Duty Station a few hours ago! He is in VA, and will be joining the USS Nicholas. We are very excited about the next chapter for him.

However, I have a few concerns and questions some of you may could answer. He was told that since he was on a frigate there would be no means of communication. No internet, etc. I can NOT imagine NOT communicating with my son for such LONG periods of time. I have loved ones in Afghanistan and even they get to talk to their families near daily!!! UGH!!!! I am also worried about getting certain goods shipped to him. While he was home on leave, we ordered him contacts, and of course they didnt arrive in time, so now I will need to ship them to him, how in the world will I do this??

NERVOUS MOM HERE!!!

Thank YOU for understanding and your help!!!!

 

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