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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).  Still limited to 2 guests maximum.

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My son just arrived to BC today 8/16/2011 anyone other mothers out there?

Started this discussion. Last reply by lemonelephant Aug 19, 2011. 0 Replies

My son Just arrived today and Lord has it been tough! He made his first call todat at about 1 in the morning he sound very tired. Does anyone know graduation day?


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Bigfamilysimplejoy replied to navymom_2011's discussion 'BC August 21' in the group Moms of Daughters 2
"Oh my gosh. How I remember how heartbroken I was when I received that 1st call. I wasn't able to say anything. I remember ugly crying for a awhile after that late night call. It does get better. Although when I got her box, I sobbed again. Lol…"
Sep 9, 2019
Anna left a comment for navymom_2011
"navymom 2011, I see you recently joined the Moms of Daughters 2 group and I want to welcome you!!  We are a close, friendly, supportive group of Moms and look forward to getting to know you and your sailor.  I see you are not new to N4Ms…"
Sep 2, 2019
navymom_2011 replied to navymom_2011's discussion 'BC August 21' in the group Moms of Daughters 2
"Today I received my box. How I miss her! "
Aug 30, 2019
navymom_2011 replied to Jamie's discussion 'Leaves Auguat 20, 2019' in the group DEP-Leavin' for bootcamp in August
"Have you received the box? "
Aug 30, 2019
navymom_2011 replied to Jamie's discussion 'Leaves Auguat 20, 2019' in the group DEP-Leavin' for bootcamp in August
"Yes me too! Today I received my box did you? "
Aug 30, 2019
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Milliemax2 replied to navymom_2011's discussion 'BC August 21' in the group Moms of Daughters 2
"My daughter also flew out on the 21st. how are you holding up?"
Aug 25, 2019
navymom_2011 added a discussion to the group Moms of Daughters 2

BC August 21

Hello everyone, anyone else has a daughter that left on the 21st? My daughter was supposed to leave on the 20th but they overbooked and she flew out the next day. I received my call Wednesday night and boy oh boy was it though. Now I I’m waiting for my box. See More
Aug 24, 2019
navymom_2011 replied to Jamie's discussion 'Leaves Auguat 20, 2019' in the group DEP-Leavin' for bootcamp in August
"My daughter was to leave on the 20 but they delayed her flight and she left on the 21. How are you holding up? "
Aug 24, 2019

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A little about me:
I am a proud Navy mom and this is my second round. My First graduated in 10/2011 and now my daughter will PIR the same month:
I am here to support my
Stage of (Sailor’s) Navy career?
At Boot Camp now
When I heard “Navy,” I...
was proud and encouraged it
The Navy offers opportunities that...
That you will not get as a civilian. They give you schooling, skills to survive. They show you discipline and most of all they offer job skills.
Our Navy experience so far...
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At 5:52pm on September 2, 2019, Anna said…

navymom 2011,

I see you recently joined the Moms of Daughters 2 group and I want to welcome you!!  We are a close, friendly, supportive group of Moms and look forward to getting to know you and your sailor.  I see you are not new to N4Ms and your daughter is in boot camp now?  Please feel free to jump in and join our conversations on our group page.  You can ask any questions you may have, talk freely about your feelings, fears or concerns, or just chat about life.  We are all in different phases of our daughter’s Naval careers - from newbies to those whose daughters have been in for several years - from officer to enlisted!!! We support all our sailor girls and each other as well. Not just during the Bootcamp days but the weeks and months following, as they go off to school, first duty station, or first deployment.  Let us support you when you're missing her, lend an ear when you need to vent, and celebrate with you when you want to brag!!  Again, Welcome Aboard!!!!!

At 1:41am on August 24, 2019, lemonelephant said…

Julie, be sure to make at least changes 2 and 3.

At 1:10am on August 24, 2019, lemonelephant said…

Juliez...a75, I see you have changed your Username so that it no longer contains your full name (probably some time ago). You also need to change the URL (address) to this page. Make change 2 at the bottom of OPSEC and PERSEC (Making Changes to Your Profile) (clickable link) to take care of that. (If you are using a Smart phone, you will need to switch to Desktop View to make this change.)   

Also make change 3 while you are there so that this page is no longer open to EVERYONE (Anyone) with access to the web.   

There may be other changes you need to make as well, so read and consider each of the changes. 

At 7:29pm on September 12, 2011, Michelervc said…
Thanks for thinking about me sorry I havent written back but yes 4 letters and a phonecall today.  Was getting used to being back to work(really never get used to that) and my daughter had an awsome sweet sixteen this weekend but now all of my energy is focused on 10/14 cant wait!!!! 
At 4:59pm on September 2, 2011, Michelervc said…
Yes got my letter last Friday before the hurricane.  I sent my letter out asap he is DIV02 Ship343  Still awaiting a "real letter" Thanks for asking
At 1:57pm on August 25, 2011, Michelervc said…
Im hoping for today but our mailman comes so late(6:45) so I wait all day and if its not there I wait a whole day more.  Im just trying to be patient and believing that no news is good news
At 8:57pm on August 24, 2011, Michelervc said…
I felt the same way I just wanted to smell the box.  I think it smelt more like airport.  Just waiting for the letter
At 10:20pm on August 19, 2011, Vicki B said…

Hi Julie- My son arrived on 8/17 as well.  We are out of Ohio.  My son's name is Corbin.  What is your son's name?  It would be so awesome if the boy's could meet and know their mom's are back home forming bonds in their honor!

At 4:52pm on August 4, 2011, Navy for Moms Admin said…

Welcome to Navy For Moms!

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