Started this discussion. Last reply by ebigirl Sep 27, 2012. 8 Replies 0 Likes
My son will be graduating from boot camp in Great Lakes in 3 weeks. Is there any advice anyone can give for what to expect? I understand our time with him will probably be limited but any information…Continue
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Make at least change 3 at the bottom of OPSEC and PERSEC (Making Changes to Your Profile) (clickable link).
There may be other changes you need to make as well, so read and consider each of the changes.
Another change that I recommend that is mentioned in change 1 is to change the ZIP Code to one that is not easily associated with you or your Sailor.
You may also want to check out Amphibious (Gator Navy), Duty Station NAS Oceana, VA Beach VA, and/or Norfolk Sailors - Family & Friends. What is your Sailor's rating (job/specialty)? There may be a group for that as well.
Hi Dana, you are lucky, I just rejoined Navy for Moms a wk or so ago. I was a member here in 2008 thru 2010. This is a WONDERFUL site! Met a lot of wonderful Navy Mom's that I still remain friends with, several of us being so close now & 1 of them now my official Sister in Arms, lol. We sort of outgrew the need of this site & now are all on FB, of course! Congrats to your son, you are at the right place for all the answers you need, especially if you're a part of a group for your son's PIR date. My son is a Nuclear Machinist Mate, 18 mo's of schooling after PIR & then to the "real" Navy when stationed in HI. He loves it, when he's there to see it & NOT working! Being a part of the Silent Service, a nuclear submariner is HARD, not only on him, but me. Many months w/no contact at all when he's underway, which unfortunately are a LOT of those since he is on a sub. So, is that what your son has chosen? Obviously you are a lot of support as you wouldn't be here. He will surely need it if so. Very hard but quite satisfying. Just look up other groups here on N4M's in the field your son is going & place he is going to be stationed at & you will find so much wonderful support!! You may also look me up on fb if you're on there. Me & my Navy Mom's post a lot of supporting comments, pics & such. I'm glad Ginny sent you my way as I'll do my best to help you feel as comfortable as you can w/your son being away & questions & if I don't have the answer I can probably find someone who does, but as I said, you will find that here as well. Awesome site!
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