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Hello Ladies..My son just arrived home for the holidays. Yeah!!!! However, when he opened his luggage he discovered his Xbox one and accessories were stolen! I know really. He is traveling on the…Continue
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My Son leaves on Monday July 1st. Late yesterday he met with his recruiter in Elk Grove, CA. My son told me I need to have him at the recruiters location in EG on Sunday. They will all check in at a…Continue
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How soon should we know about the timing of the departure day for boot camp?ie: what happens on the day of departure? do we drop him off at a Navy recruiting office/airport?do we drop off a day…Continue
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HelloMy Son is leaving in 2 weeks and we have a question on Form 1198A. In the START for Future Sailors it says to bring with him the completed dirc deposit sign up standard form 1198A. All we can…Continue
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I am a new member. My son leaves in 7 weeks. I am wondering if he should set up his banking prior to leaving and if so what has been others experience on the options to choose from?
I also would like suggestions on travel for graduation ie: place to have a celebration and hotel to stay that includes a shuttle.
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Enjoy your time with your Sailor.
What is your Sailor's rating (job/specialty) and/or where is he stationed (what vessel, if one)? There may be groups I can direct you to.
Click on OPSEC and PERSEC (Making Changes to Your Profile) and the Page will open in a new window. Read the Page and follow the directions at the bottom to make change 3 (see the words in bold) so that this page is no longer visible to EVERYONE (Anyone) with access to the web. Don’t forget to click the “Save” button at the bottom.
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.
Since you have a Sailor, you can change "Waiting to leave for Boot Camp" above to "Enlisted." You can make that change on the same page when you change the ZIP Code.
Hi, I did get your message re: phones and communication. I did get some replies back and it appears that the Sailors are all buying phones over there and establishing service there. Nex sells phones also. The magic jack and vipor apps when added allow them to make long distance calls free. I haven't checked into that yet. I am still unclear about the wifi on the ship? Also,skype seems to be the way to go also. I have never used skype before so this should be interesting for me. Hope this helps. Kazzam
Oh Man...well you are doing everything you can. If you have varification of his address....thats great!...write him and tell him to please write him a short letter to confirm the password and address and graduation date.
As far as my hotel...I will be staying at the Ramada Inn...4.5 miles away from the navel base. They have a free shuttle to the base. It was only $71. a night. My son is not a letter writer...so I am not expecting any letters...I could be pleasantly surprised though.:) I will see if I can change my flight to come in earlier on the 30th...and I think I will change to leave on Monday...since they will have Monday off too. What is your son's name? I will ask my son in my next letter to him...this is going to be a tough weekend...my son's 19th birthday is tomorrow! First year with no celebration:(....this is tougher than I thought it would be. Hang in there and again send your son a letter..ask him to call you with the information that would be faster. Have a positive Friday....Hugs
Well momplus, no letter again today. I called the post office & they opened a case to investigate & look for it & they will call me back. I called the Public Affairs office in Great Lakes. They wont tell me anything. Said I just have to wiat for my son to write me to get the ifo I need. My husband talked to the recruiter & he checked & said that yes my son is in SHip2/div942. So now I wait for a letter. Hopefully we will both get personal letters from our SRs soon! I'm not a patient person so this is driving me crazy! UGH!
What hotel did u say u were staying in? We are staying at Navy Lodge. I hope u can make it for Sarge's Meet & Greet! I am looking forward to meeting you. Maye our sons are becoming friends too!
Hope you have a wonderful Friday! I'll check in with you tomorrow to let you know if the letter came yet. Be sure to let me know when you hear from your son too!
PS, Did u hear about the Colorado shooting?? I guess a couple Navy & Air Force people were involved & possibly killed. So sad. My heart goes out to their families!
Hey momplus! Guess what?? No freaking letter again! UGH! So my husband went to the post office & talked to our post master. & of course she said there was nothing she could do about it since there wasnt a traking number. Really?? cuz my son at boot camp has time to run to the post office to pay extra to put a tracking number on a letter so the dumb post office doesnt lose it! AAAHHHH! I'm so frustratedI So what to do now? I guess hope my son gets all my letters & that I get a letter from him next week. Well hope u had a good Wednesday! Thanks for listening to me vent, u are great :)
momplus2, Thanks for the advice about the post office. I do not work on Friday so if I dont have it by then I am going to do talk to the postmaster. We did call recuiter yesterday. He said he would look into it & call us back. He didnt, so my husband is calling again today :)
Just keeping my fingers crossed it will show up soon. Too bad u wont be in Great Lakes in time for Sarge's Meet & greet. We are planning to attend at this point. Well I'm off to work. Have a great day, I'll let ya know this evenig if it arrived!
Thanks for everything! :)
momplus2- no i didnt get my letter toady :( I am so happy for u tho! Hopeully mine comes tomorrow. As far as transportation from airport to hotel try Sarge's taxi service. I hear he is very helpful & friendly. He does a meet & greet on thursday before PIR & we are hoping to attend that as well. I'm pretty sure he has a page here on N4M, if you cant find it ask in the group & one of the veteran mom's can point u to him!
Again, I'm very happy for you that yours came today & that u can finalize your travel plans. Its wonderful that it sounds like your son is doing well! :)
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