My daughter posted the following on Facebook this morning:
Can we all just take a minute and say a prayer for the seven Navy Moms who this wekend received the phone call that no parent ever wants receive.
Carry on, USS Fitzgerald.
Daughter says that every time she moves and unpacks her coins the collection seams to have grown.
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After 99 years Navy uniforms have caught up with Bernice Smith.
Its Sunday and I got to thinking about religious services offered at the RTC chapel. If you aren't familiar with the RTC chapel the link to the website is HERE.
We're mainline Protestant, so my daughter felt comfortable with several of the services. She ended up favoring one that had the best music. She…
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Recruits can buy phone cards at the RTC NEX adjacent to the phone banks. No one misses a chance to call home for lack of a phone card.
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Dec 2006, USS Arizona Memorial. My Sailor raises the memorial flag of her late grandfather (a Pearl Harbor survivor) over…Continue
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Jenn worked her way to her business degree with evening and weekend classes on campus. CryptoGirl earned the same degree via the Navy College Program and…Continue
What a wonderful time we live in. Cameras built into portable phones that fit in your pocket. Snap a photo and in moments its transmitted all over the planet. Wow.
But if you have a Recruit at Great Lakes there are no personal phones/cameras. Maybe maybe maybe your kid will show up in a random photo on Face Book. Maybe. If you are lucky.
Now step into the Way Back Machine and set it to the spring of 1939. That's when my dad went to Boot Camp at Great Lakes.
At that time…Continue
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Off to do her country's bidding.…Continue
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Sad, but this sums up why my Sailor has no plans on taking the Oath of Enlistment next year for the 4th time. :(
"Sailors are most likely to leave uniformed service because of a perception of increasingly high operational tempo, poor work/life balance, low service-wide morale, declining pay and compensation, waning desire to hold senior leadership positions, and a widespread distrust of senior leadership, all of which erodes loyalty to the institution," the survey states.…Continue
10 years ago my daughter celebrated her 18th birthday at RTC, All the Navy gave her was a new ball cap and a long phone call home. ;)
And 6 months later her fuzzy birthday photo appeared in the RTC Family Guide.