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What are the requirements of reenlistment and what are the disadvantages of reenlistment?

Posted on April 22, 2010 at 8:49pm 1 Comment

My daughter is about to complete her five years of service by Nov 2010. She decided to sign up for another four years of service. I would like to know this... what are the requirements for a sailor to reenlist for four years after five years of service? My daughter is thinking about going to Lakehurst, NJ. Does anyone know about this Navy base? Do they like it there or is it not good to go there?

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At 11:21am on March 16, 2011, NitaSewBee said…
Sure, I would love to meet you. I live in upstate NY and you are in Brooklyn. I have been to the Bronx, but not to  where you are. RJ is not on a ship, he is inland, but they didn't get affected, which is nice. HE's  up in Okinawa. doing what he does best, besides being charming, cute and  brash at times. But he's my hero and that cool. My youngest is going to get his tonsils out and you'd swear he hit the lottery. Tyler has missed alot of school this year and in past years due to sore throats. so we shall see how it goes.. sleeping with your hearing aids on is not good because of the proximity to the eardrum. but you are right, If I don't want to hear what people are saying, I just take them out. They have to be  readjusted . I was in the market the other day when the battery ran out on the left side. Total silence. really cool, none of that background noise. Well I am going to spend some time with hubby, but the way he has been acting lately, I might have to rethink that one. Well you have  a nice day.
At 3:28pm on March 6, 2011, NitaSewBee said…
 hiya, well i got them. the hearing aids that is. It was truly BIZZARE. hearing yourself pee for the first time is a hoot. Well actually hearing it amphified is what is a hoot. Well My son is in Japan now. And he  re-upped for another 6 years.I am quite proud of him. His wife is back up here at her parents' house. I better get the kitchen back up to par again. They helped me clean it when they were here in November for his grandma's funeral. Needless to say, with all the  doctors app't I have had, and pipes freezing, I kinda let things go. So I better get it picked up and looking good. I also fell down the stairs last weekend, so I am getting some rest when I can. Still I feel embarassed I can't seem to keep things  the way I should, or feel I should. or the way others think I should. well figured i would say hi.. talk to you soon
At 9:44am on February 22, 2011, NitaSewBee said…
Hi ya, how 's things. I still am waiting for my hearing aids. its been almost a month since I got fitted for them, actually its more than a month. I have to call again. this is a bit much, How's your daughter doing? my son  is getting deployed again. His wife is flying back up here from MS while he is gone. That will be nice. She stays with her mom and dad while RJ is  away. My son has been in since 2006. I think he is re-upping.  How's things  In NYC? Things here in the Albany area are cold, very cold. NiMo or NAtional Grid is supposed to be shutting us off on friday. Well I have to go outside and  put down some rock salt.. HAve a nice day.
At 9:01am on April 28, 2010, Cat(Mom of an AO) said…
That is great, especially for your daughter to have your support. That is why I am trying to learn as much as I can so that I too can support my sons decision. I just hope that he enjoys it as much as your daughter does.
At 10:16am on April 26, 2010, Cat(Mom of an AO) said…
I'm in Brooklny as well! Work down by the courts. So you have a lot more experience than I when it comes to the Navy. Wow! so she wants to reenlist? Hey, if it's her calling and it makes her happy than so be it. How do you feel about it?
At 12:52am on April 23, 2010, BunkerQB said…

Welcome to N4M. Your key to adjusting is finding a group where you can feel comfortable and get answers to your questions – Click on the underlined links:
1. New Moms Stop Here group. You should think of this group as your orientation station. We do have a number of experienced members who can answer questions and point you in the right direction.
2. Depper’s… in but not yet . is a group for those just waiting for bootcamp to start (Delayed Entry Program – a depper)
3. Boot Camp Moms group. Is he/she already in bootcamp? Or just about to go in? This is the group.
4. OCS Graduate Moms or the NROTC Moms. For those going to be an officer or going to NROTC?
Read this blog to get a jump start on how to use the N4M site.
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Of particular importance is the use of the “Search” function. You should do searches in blogs, forums, discussions for answers in previously posted threads BEFORE adding a NEW blog/discussion. Finally, it takes time to learn how to use this site. Be patient. Check your page & status box often.
Best of luck, BunkerBee and AbbyblueOK (from the New Moms Stop Here Group)
At 7:23pm on April 22, 2010, Navy for Moms Admin said…
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At 3:47pm on April 22, 2010, Cat(Mom of an AO) said…
Hi nkrol64,

I finally found someone who is local.... Welcome. This site is amazing. All the questions and support you need can be found throughout this site. Just search around.

My son enlisted a few weeks ago and has already completed his MEPS. He is due at boot camp Nov 16th and after graduation goes over to A school in Pensicola Fl. How about your child?

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