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Phyllis S. (Ship 11/Div.131)
  • Female
  • Tolland, CT
  • United States

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Son left for bootcamp on 3/6/12 - Ship 11 Division 131

Started this discussion. Last reply by AaronsMom (Ship 04, Div 811) Mar 14, 2012. 9 Replies

My son left for bootcamp on March 6th and I have good days and bad days.  Yesterday, Sunday was a really bad day and so when I got todays mail and found the standard letter with his address and a…Continue


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A little about me:
I am currently unemployed but am a legal assistant. I have a son and a daughter. My son's name is Jarod and he is the new recruit. He is my youngest so once he leaves for bootcamp my husband and I will have an empty nest. I am very proud of Jarod for joining the Navy and know he will be happy and successful in the Navy but am still going to miss him so much. We have a dog (Keeper) who will also miss Jarod once he is gone. I was laid off from my job 2 weeks ago and am still trying to adjust to not working.
I am here to support my
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When I heard “Navy,” I...
Needed to learn more about it
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If I need information or have questions I can go on the navyformoms website and find so many answers and so much information. I was also very surprised at how well the Navy prepares the recruits prior to going to bootcamp and how supportive the recruiters are.
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It was positive and maturing. Our relationship has grown stronger.

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At 9:55am on June 15, 2012, Momship said…

hi, just sent you a message : )

At 5:43pm on March 9, 2012, prayin'navymom Ship 009/Div.138 said…

Hi Phyllis,

Thank you for the message and the offer to keep in touch through this wild ride!

I had a long message all ready to send to you and must have zigged when I should have zagged and lost the whole Let's try this again...........

I know having Jarod gone is going to take some heart wrenching getting used to.

I have been thinking so much about what Brett and all of them are facing and going through everday. Brett is 18 and is just an amazing guy with a huge kind heart. I still have his little 8-yr old brother at home, so that has made this a little easier.

One of the other moms on this site sent me the lionk below. It is pretty much a day to day detail of what these boys/girls do everyday of BC. It is pretty intense, but it helped me to understand more about how this works.

Looking forward to keeping in touch!

Take care, smile n'God bless!


At 11:59pm on March 8, 2012, prayin'navymom Ship 009/Div.138 said…

Hi Phyllis,

I signed up on this site months ago, but don'thave much time to get on and chat. I read your /post and can really relate. My son Brett left for boot camp yesterday, 3/7/12. That was the hardest day of my life! I miss him and am so anxious just wanting so bad to hear from him!  Take Care, Marci

At 11:59am on March 6, 2012, Navy for Moms Admin said…

Welcome to Navy For Moms!

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.

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


At 5:15am on March 6, 2012, BunkerQB said…

We have a Survival Guide for Navy For Moms Newbie (clickable link). You'll find everything you need to get started. Videos, PDF files of boot camp processing days, links to all the important groups plus tips on how to use this site. Keep in mind the videos and PDF files may take some time to download the first time you try it. It'll look like nothing is happening. Be patient. Best part is it'll be here on your very own page as a reference. Click the MY PAGE tab on above menubar to access your page anytime - you should do it at least once a day to see if you have any postings on your comment wall (like this one). Good luck.



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