Started this discussion. Last reply by lemonelephant Aug 14, 2019. 3 Replies 1 Like
Hi All - my sailor finally received his ship date for boot camp, which is in two weeks! it seemed like forever ago when he swore in at MEPS; thanks to all for your advice and the waiting game. I…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by lemonelephant Feb 23, 2019. 3 Replies 0 Likes
Son just swore in - going Nuke
Hello Moms - I am very quiet on the site, but have been reading all the comments and echo all of you. Here are my 2 cents.
My SR left for BC exactly 1 week ago today and I feel blessed to be missing my son; there are so many other circumstances that could cause me to miss him, circumstances that are all too familiar when living in a big city with lots of crime and "NOT GOOD PEOPLE", things beyond our control. This gives me solace...he will come home, albeit short and sweet; he will be a better, stronger, smarter man with a future ahead of him. I think I cried more before he left in anticipation of him leaving.
I want to share this with all of you; I watched the movie "Otherhood" on Netflix, it was o.k. not great, but Angela Bassett said a line that rang so true, I started balling, out of nowhere - it hit home!
She said to her son in the movie "you have grown up and figured out who you are without me, I guess I haven't figured out who I am without you" (cue the tears) and that for me was it.
We've dedicated our lives or the better part, to our children. We kept them safe because no one could protect them better than MOM. That is our superpower! Now our work is done - now what ?!?
Moms - you are all great, and because of all of you, my son gets to be in the company of the finest!
Thank you All...
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Nautical Mom don't hesitate to send me a friend request and ask me any more personal or detailed messages about Prototype Graduation. I am happy to answer what I can for you.
Also, be sure to go into your profile and change your sailor's status from waiting to leave for boot camp to enlisted!
Hi Nautical Mom,
My son made us reservations at the Sheraton Princess Kaiulani using a military rate, but that is in Waikiki. I'm not sure if there are openings at Navy Lodge on Ford Island and there is another military hotel in downtown Waikiki that is available, but those require a military ID and I'm not sure how that works unless your sailor is staying with you. Traveling to Hawaii requires you register at TravelSafe Hawaii and upload your vaccine card and/or negative test prior to traveling.
Ubers are available and it's about $22 from base to Waikiki and there are special ubers cleared to enter the base. You can message me if you have any other questions. I sure hope you get to see him, it's a beautiful place!
You are welcome! I also posted a reply to one of your comments on the Nuke FAQ page.
Nautical Mom - I noticed you posted in Nuke A School FAQ - that is great, but if you need specific questions answered, it is best to post them on the Nuke Moms group. Also, some of the information on that group may be more up to date. It is all good information, but it can always change.
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Divisions 403 and 404 are brother divisions and train together and will have Battle Stations-21 (BST) together, so look for others with loved ones in either division. Write to your recruit and ask when Battle Stations-21 (BST) will be so you will know when to expect the "I'm a Sailor!" call.
There is info on Ship 12 and more in Ship/Division--How it Works.
Very Good! Glad I caught that message in Time!
Here are some Links to prepare before your Loved One Leaves.
Things to Do in the Last Month Before Your Future Sailor Leaves for RTC.)
See Physical Fitness Assessment (PFA) and Fitness Improvement Training (FIT).
Making a Sailor: Episode 1 - "Get on the Bus"
Making a Sailor: Episode 2 - "What did I get myself into?"
Making a Sailor: Episode 3 - "Processing Days"
Making a Sailor: Episode 4 - "Forming"
Boot Camp: Making a Sailor - Episode 5
Making a Sailor: Episode 6 - "I'm a U.S. Navy Sailor"
Join the group, DEP-Leavin' for bootcamp in August. You will meet others with loved ones leaving the same day or week who may be in the same TG and have PIR together.
Your future Sailor may want to join http://www.navydep.com to learn the ins and outs from the DEP point of view.
Be sure to check out the discussion, Things to Do in the Last Month before Your Future Sailor Leaves for RTC.
Arrival and What Happens at the RTC within Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones) will let you know what will happen and what to expect.
Be sure to join your PIR group once you get The Form Letter, which now arrives 9 to 14 business days after your recruit's arrival at RTC. Let me know when you know your recruit's ship and division. I will have more info for you.
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