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Started this discussion. Last reply by Emily'sProudMom Feb 22, 2016. 13 Replies

Hi, my daughter left 2/16/16.  Her husband nor I received the "I am here call when she arrived.  Finally this Sunday, 2/21/16 I seen I had a missed call at 7:48 am.  I called the number back and they…Continue


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A little about me:
I'm happily married and we have 5 kids. Our 23 year old daughter just left for boot camp Tuesday February 16 and we got the call this Tuesday that she is coming home due to an anxiety attack. She is crushed. I have heard it may take to up to a month to get her home. It hurts not to get to talk to her. This has been her dream.
I am here to support my
Stage of (Sailor’s) Navy career?
When I heard “Navy,” I...
Was proud and encouraged it
The Navy offers opportunities that...
My dad was in the Navy for 24 years, loved it, lived it, breathe it. I have great respect for the Navy and so proud my daughter joined.
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It was positive and maturing. Our relationship has grown stronger.

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At 9:34pm on February 28, 2016, Anna said…


Wow, can't believe he would be doing that to her now of all times.  Is he one who doesn't need much to push him to an extreme??  I mean divorce because she is being forced out of bootcamp????  Whatever their reasons are will be part of her medical records which she should make sure she asks for before she leaves.  If that's not enough for him I don't know what else he would require.  But I doubt anyone would actually write up something for her to prove herself to him.  I sure hope everything works out well for her!!

At 11:25pm on February 25, 2016, Anna said…


Your daughter sounds like an extremely strong, determined young lady!!  I am so sorry your son-in-law was injured while serving.  Please pass along to him my sincere thanks for his service.  Your daughter is right, she tried it and it just work out for her.  Nothing wrong with that.  She needs to be proud of all she has accomplished so far in her life.  With all the problems in our nation's economy and unemployment so many young men and women look to the military as an option to get an income while they figure out what they want to do for a living.  All of the services have high enlistment numbers and have to try to cut some so as not to get overmanned.  I think that's one of the reasons they are so picky about who stays and who goes.  I hope she gets to get back home to her family soon, and can move on to bigger and better things!!!  Please keep me posted, I will keep her and her family in my prayers.

At 5:09pm on February 24, 2016, Anna said…


You are in a difficult position for sure.  I hope your daughter gets your letter soon and realizes you are still there for her, supporting her, and most of all loving her!!  And it has to be a little stab in the heart to hear about other moms excitements for their sailors and knowing you are not in the same boat with them.  You have my upmost respect and prayers for you, healing, peace and comfort!!

At 11:29pm on February 23, 2016, Anna said…

And thank you for the friend request!!

At 11:29pm on February 23, 2016, Anna said…


I know this is such a difficult time for you, your daughter, and the whole family.  Yes, dreams are crushed, there is no denying that.  You know your daughter better than anyone, she may need some time to digest this on her own and wants to push others away.  Or she may need someone who can just listen to her vent and "get it off her chest" without judgments or "solutions".  As far as an address to write to her, according to the Ship 5 group page this address should get mail to her:

SR Last Name, First Name

Ship #5 SEPS Female

3610 Illinois Street

Great Lakes, IL  60088-3118

Try to continue to encourage her that this isn't the end of things - God never closes one door without opening another!!!!  Let me know if there is anything else I can help you with or if you just need someone to talk to.  I'm always here!!



At 9:00pm on February 22, 2016, Anna said…


I saw where you joined Moms of Daughters 2 group and I wanted to send you a welcome and tell you a little bit about our group.  Then as I read some of your posts on your profile page, I noticed that your daughter is being sent home after being there just a couple weeks.  I am so sorry as I can only imagine how crushed you must feel.  I won't go into details but my son had problems joining back in 2002 because we all went to a family therapist when he was a young teen.  He had an older brother and twin sisters.  However it seems the Navy really has this stigma attached to anyone who mentions therapy, depression, or being on any kind of meds.  My son appealed and was able to join in 2003 and has been in ever since.  If there is anything I can help you with, please don't hesitate to ask.  Again, I am so sorry for your girl and I wish her all the best in all her future endeavors.

At 7:15pm on February 22, 2016, lemonelephant said…

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 your recruit.

At 7:09pm on February 22, 2016, lemonelephant said…

See FAQ about SEPS and for more information on SEPS. There is additional info for you at and

FAQ about SEPS indicates that phone calls are authorized daily, but the recruits may not have access to phones every day to make calls. Those in SEPS are usually able to go to the NEX at least twice a week--females on Monday/Wednesday and males on Tuesday/Thursday--and sometimes on Saturday and the recruits are able to access the phone banks on those days and make calls if they have a phone card. 

At 4:38pm on February 22, 2016, lemonelephant said…

Welcome to Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones). I look forward to sharing this journey with you. Be sure to check out the Pages (found under the pictures of the Members) for information on what to expect and to help you prepare for PIR. Start with OPSEC and PERSEC (Making Changes to Your Profile) and Arrival and What Happens at the RTC and read 1 or 2 pages a day and then go back to them as you need the info. Take care and blessings to you and yours.

At 9:54am on February 19, 2016, Navy for Moms Admin said…

Welcome to NAVYForMoms!

You will find this site very helpful and full of members who are eager to answer your questions. Browse around the site and check out the forums, groups, blogs, photos, videos, and even the other member profiles!

If you haven’t already, please make sure that you review our Community Guidelines to learn the “Do’s and Don’ts” of the community. Also, check out this Internet OPSEC Safety Video and this Survival Guide for NavyForMoms Newbies that was created by one of our members.

Enjoy your time here! I look forward (along with the community) to reading more about you! :)



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