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C Adam's Mom
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A little about me:
Born in the South; living in NW Indiana. I am married to a teacher and have two sons: Adam (24 yrs) heading to OCS March 10, 2013 and then to Flight Program in Pensacola - where he was born. His dad was a Naval Aviator. My youngest son is 14 years old and involved in sports, percussion, and a member of the Jr. Honor Society. Proud of both my boys!!!
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When I heard “Navy,” I...
Was proud and encouraged it
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My son is going to turn out being an even more outstanding young man than he already is!!
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It was positive and maturing. Our relationship has grown stronger.

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At 11:14pm on August 22, 2014, M's mom said…

C Adam's Mom:  Yes, Starke County is right up the road!   Our son graduated from Purdue in May 2012, and from OCS in Sept 2012.  He is in naval intelligence, and is stationed at Whidbey Island Naval Air Station, Washington, off the coast of Seattle.  We were just there two weeks ago to visit him and daughter in law. Beautiful area!  Our son is an aviation intelligence officer and works closely with electronic warfare planes.  He will leave soon with his air squadron for his first long cruise on an aircraft carrier, 6-9 months!!!  He has been on shorter training cruises before, and has been able to keep in limited touch with email and the occasional satellite phone call, but this one will be a long haul for his wife and all of us!     I see that your son is in flight school, and hope that is going well for him.  My son was originally accepted to OCS as a pilot trainee, but was medically DQ'd from flight school at OCS for a (seemingly) minor problem, so he transferred to Intel.  He still works closely with planes, so he had to pass all those scary dunking exercises that I'm sure your son had to do --where they strap them in a fuselage, then submerge it and roll it over, and they have to get out.  Then, they have to do it blindfolded!  He also had to be dragged through the water in a parachute harness.  None of this seemed to faze my son, but it doesn't sound fun to me!!!   What type of aircraft does your son hope to fly?  My son works with Growlers.

At 1:32pm on April 4, 2013, marybutler said…

How are you doing? I got back from graduation Monday night.It is really amazing, you will be so proud of Amad.Andrew got to come home to Texas in Austin and work under his recruiter until mid June when he has to report in to Virginia beach.Let me know if you have any questions about Newport, graduation.... :)

At 11:17am on March 19, 2013, Recruit Man - Ronny said…
Welcome to  My name is Ronny and my son has been in the Navy since February of 2012.  He is currently stationed in San Diego with a Helicopter Squadron.  He is an Aviation Structural Mechanic.  I hope you find all the info you are looking for here, and if you have any questions feel free to ask.  My son is 3rd Generation Navy, so I do know a little about the Navy..:)
If you have a new Sailor who is in Boot Camp, or leaving soon, visit and I will send you FREE Pre-Paid Phone cards for your SR to use while they are in boot camp.  I started that program when my son left for Boot Camp :)
Welcome Aboard and I wish your Sailor Fair Winds and Following Seas.
At 6:23pm on March 18, 2013, marybutler said…

Andrew asked if you could please send Adam's wifes address, I guess he doesn't have it. I didn't know he was married.Andrew had liberty this past weekend and was happy to be able to leave the base and go eat at a restaurant.I can't believe I will get to see him next week. :)

At 5:52pm on March 12, 2013, marybutler said…

I haven't heard from Andrew since Friday,he said he was getting about 4-5 hours of sleep only.He graduates on March 29 and I am going to Newport on March 27.There is a dinner the night before graduation called Hi MOMS.He will be going to va beach for intel training but he doesn't have to report until mid May so he is hoping he will get to go to Austin and work under his recruiter but he doesn't know if the navy will approve it yet.It has been hard for me too I have two other children a daughter who is married and a son a year younger than Andrew.Andrew was my child who called me all the time, at least two times a week.You will find when you do hear from Adam it will be all that more special.I am a big baby so I know how you feel.I cried when he left and when he would call me I would cry so I know I will cry when I go to graduation.I found a pretty reasonable flight $243 round trip on United going through Newark.I have joined a navy moms group here in the Dallas area, we go to dinner once a month.Also look at joining Blue Star moms, it is for moms who have any familiy member in any branch of the military.They have monthly meetings and get together once a month to pack boxes off to deployed military.I am going to do that later this month.Hang in there,write to him a lot,he will really appreciate it when his DI let's him have his letters,they have to do 10 pushups for each letter.When Andrew first was able to have letters he had 8 and he said it was worth doing 80 pushups!!! :)

At 8:27pm on March 10, 2013, marybutler said…
I couldn't say anything until Adan had reported in but he is in Andrew s group. I will let you know if Andrew says anything. You will get phone calls f rom strange area codes. Be sure and answer because you never know whenbthey will get phone times. They call early in the morning and at night usually after 7 pm. Andrews cell starts with 469 it is a Dallas area code. I know how you feel as a mom proud and sacred. Please know I am thinking of you. Xxooxx Mary
At 11:20am on March 5, 2013, marybutler said…
My father was in the army he fought in Korea a kongvtine ago so this is a very new experience for me. Stamps and phone cards are all they need at tge first. They have to buy navy stationary to write letters Andrew had the job of reporting all of the medicine used by his classmates so he had computer access early on. Andrew said it wasn't that he couldn't do the physical part it was the timing and everyone was screaming at him and it was early in the morning. He wanted to go into aviation but has two stress fractures in his back from high school football so the navy wouldn't waive his back injury so he is going to do Intel. He will go to va beach after Newport. I am going to his graduation the end of March
At 10:47am on March 5, 2013, marybutler said…
Andrew says there is a 50% chance your son will be in his group Akso please don't post Andrews name on line.;-) Yes I heard from him much more than I thought I would. Expect calls from strange. numbers for awhile. Andrew actually rolled right after he got there because he couldn't get the the physical test done in the time he was supposed to and it was actually a positive experience. When you write Adam write letter #1 #2...on the back because they won't let them have letters right away at the start It is great to see them on Facebook keeps you in the loop.
At 3:34pm on March 4, 2013, marybutler said…
My son Andrew Butler is in OCS right niw. He graduates March 29th abd is going to be in charge if the OCs coming in untik he graduates. What is. your son's kast name and where is he from? I will tell Andrew to look out for him. My e mail address is marybutler@ebby. com if you would like more info.

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