We are planning our travel to be present at PIR next month. Does anyone have any recommendations on the best places to stay nearby? Any insight from those who have experience is greatly appreciated!
Son just finished School and got assigned to a boat. Was told they will be given leave time later this year when they return from an assignment - but won't know specific dates for leave until they return, so would probably be buying plane tickets to come home 2-3 weeks before the actual flight. Roundtrip plane tickets to fly cross country are expensive any what but even more so when bought within a few days of departure date. So, are sailors just out of luck and need to purchase high…Continue
Hi everyone this is my first time posting and I'm not very tech savvy so please bare with me, anyway my son just came off quarantine on Wednesday in bootcamp, but now I'm hearing he has another 2weeks before I can write or I'll hear from him, which is fine, but I just wanted to encourage him and make sure he was fine, he's my youngest at and 18 and has never been away from us this long. It's really me that's going through anxiety though, has anyone else experienced this ?
Today is an emotional day for me with a flood of memories. They grow up so fast. It seems like just yesterday he graduated high school and was shipping out to bootcamp. My son recently shipped out on his 1st deployment. He hasn't gotten his mailing address yet to give me yet. I have care packages full of snacks and toiletries ready to address and ship.
Jen OS Mom
My SR left on 4/22 and should have ROM'd in RTC (yesterday was 2 weeks). Does anyone know the exact day of the week they start the new cycle for training? Wondering if he'll have to wait a few days to actually start, or if they start right away. Also I believe they test the recruits before they start training, if he tests positive would he be given an opportunity to call us? Missing him, and have anxiously been stalking the facebook page to see if I can see a picture of him:) He left…Continue
Need help ASAP! My son wrote just ship : triton on the letter but on the envelope he wrote “ship 12”.
I’ve already sent him letters and so have other family till i got on here and then went back and checked the envelope...
So which do I put???? Help!!!
I come from a family of hippies, tree huggers, make love not war. And I have been taught to question authority, stay away from any type of government and military lifestyle because the truth gets blurred.
I don’t actually agree with most of my families views but am not necessarily against it either. Obviously, paranoid thoughts about governmental agencies being bad are silly. And I respect the ones who fight to keep us safe so that others can sit in ignorance and privelage debating…
Hello everyone. I have a concern...a huge concern. Back in October 2020, my son was suicidal and I had to talk him out of it from 4000+miles away. He didn't go to the navy because he said you are black balled from there on and they don't help you anyway (there was multiple suicide attempts - us mother's talk, and one success 2 days into this deployment). When talking to him, he expressed problems with his petty office as one of his reasons for wanted to just "be done with this life." He…Continue
I haven't been on here in quite awhile and wanted to check in to let you know my Sailor graduated A School for OS with a 96% grade point average. He is now in San Diego for C school studying GCCS. I am soooo proud of my son!
Jen (O SMom)
My son departed for Boot Camp 1/5/21, obviously with the initial 2 weeks of ROM. I heard from him yesterday for his first call home to casually talk. It was great!!! And I have been on cloud nine since(just had to share)!! Anyone else's son/daughter in this group slated for a 3/19/21 graduation? Would love to connect.
Our son left on Thursday January 14, 2021 and arrived in the evening in Chicago IL. He did give us a very short call (1st I thought it was a machine so fast it went) and it was it. We can not write to him because we don't have the address of where he is staying. He did not write to us so far. I thought I was tough, but realize how mother like I am. It is a good thing, but it seams to come late. I miss him more than I thought. Does any one know when I can expect some news? I know that…Continue
Looking to connect with other families with a candidate in OCS 08-21. My son is a pilot candidate 1390. Anybody out there with a child in the same class?
I'm so glad I finally found this network! My son just finished bootcamp and arrived in Charleston Friday night. So far I have been happy to hear his voice 2 days in a row. But he'll be busy this week before he starts school.
Take care all who have loved ones in boot camp, it will seem like a long time but they will be proud of their accomplishment and happy to hear from you when they get that first chance. We only got one call from him when he arrived and…Continue
Hello All Moms,
Thank you all for making this emotional roller coaster journey a bit more manageable for my family. I wanted to give an update on our SR. His original graduation date was supposed to have been yesterday (9/11/20), but it had been pushed back due to second ROM, in less than two weeks after they started their training (his arrival date was 7/14/20) they were sent back as a whole unit to an even harder ROM than the first one. It was so hard watching PIR yesterday....Since…Continue
I feel like crying, but I guess I should wait until my son actually leaves. He doesn't leave until October 5 and I already miss him. I've been reading about what to do the month before my…