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Son leaving April 9 from Arizona

Started this discussion. Last reply by AZ3 Mar 1, 2012. 2 Replies

Anyone having a loved one leave around that time? We are from Tombstone Az. Continue


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A little about me:
I have 5 kids, 2 daughters and 3 sons. I have twin boys in the USMC and my youngest is preparing to go to basic training for the Navy.

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Stage of (Sailor’s) Navy career?
Waiting to leave for Boot Camp
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At 7:37pm on April 10, 2012, Brandi (Trey's Mom) said…

Yes Trey called about 10:45 pm.  Lucky us...Chicago is in the same time zone as Texas.  His flight landed about 7:15 pm.     I cried after the 30 second phone call.


I thought about you this morning.   You have an empty nest now?   Our boys will do well, I'm sure!   I've already started writing and bought some cards.   My mind wondered a lot today.   Wondering what they were doing.   I know Trey left tired, so I feel for him.    They may not get to sleep until tomorrow night.     Can't wait to get the form letter.


I'm here for you.    You can email me at or find me on facebook.


Talk to you soon........

At 5:46pm on March 14, 2012, Brandi (Trey's Mom) said…

Hi Kathy!  Time is ticking away.

I'm just checking in on you to see how you and Mario are doing.

I'll be taking Trey to Dallas for his 7 day check-in on 4/2.   I'll have several hours to kill while he's busy.   But, I'm sure I'll find something to occupy my time.  :)

At 2:20pm on February 29, 2012, Brandi (Trey's Mom) said…

I just realized yesterday, that 4/9 is the day after Easter.

At 2:18pm on February 29, 2012, Brandi (Trey's Mom) said…

38 days!   Trey was laying on my floor last night and I just sat there thinking about the tiny 6 lb 7 oz baby that I was able to hold a loooong time ago.  OH! You got me cryin' again!  And now he is a 6 ft tall, 165 lbs - 19 yr old man.   Whew!   Time flies.  As will these 38 days. 

It's funny because my daughters birthday is 4/4 and she started keeping a countdown the other day too.

I wonder if I can get the countdown clock to go on to my facebook page?  Hmmm...I'll have to figure that out.

At 11:21pm on February 26, 2012, Brandi (Trey's Mom) said…

Hi Kathy!  Woo-Hoo!   After reading your bio, it sounds like you are an "ol' pro" at this training stuff.   But, with it being your youngest, the butterflies are probably all over your belly!


I'm not sure what you mean by "rate" that Trey will be.   I do know that his job after training will be Damage Controlman, which is essentially a fire fighter.   Trey will leave from Dallas.   Trey is my oldest (19 yrs) and I have a daughter Elizabeth (16 yrs at beginning of April).


You are from Tombstone?  How cool is that!??    We lived in Phoenix for about 6 years.  We've been back in Texas since 2007.

My email is    I love the countdown clock.   I'm going to do that.    I'm so glad that you found me.   I've not had any other contact with other moms who's kids are shipping out the same as ours.




At 2:38pm on September 1, 2011, Navy for Moms Admin said…

Welcome to Navy For Moms!

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



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