"My son is a Boatswain Mate. Usually people ship out from MEPS on Tuesdays, my daughter left on a Tuesday and I think that what they said at DEP. After they get to boot camp, they will spend a few days getting prepared, uniforms,…"
"Sharla, I'm not going lie, it's going to be hard. It's going to be a roller coaster of emotions, but most of all be proud. Make the most of the time you have with her. Stock up on encouraging cards that will…"
"The date may change due to things like illness or anything else that may take him out of the division for a while. You just have to be flexible, its going to be a roller coaster ride even if everything goes as planned."
"You will find out the date of graduation about a week after they leave for boot camp. You will get the letter saying they are ok and what division they are in and when the PIR day will be. I've been through this already with my…"
"My daughter was on the head crew too. That was 2 years ago. I was reading your letter, melberta, it brought back all those emotional memories, the letters, the few phone calls, the wondering how she was doing and if she was going to make it.…"
"I know exactly how you feel Sara, my daughter is 20 as well, and started her 2nd year in December. She was on a 8 month deployment in the Abraham Lincoln, they pulled into Virginia this past August and the Abe will be in dry dock for about 4…"
Did she say when the next physical fitness test is? I am very worried about this because my son has been on Light Limited Duty because of the knee and unable to run. He was not in great shape when he left and I don't see how he will pass if he doesn't start running soon. Glad to know about the Marlinspike. He didn't mention anything about that. Congrats on the swimming test. That was only thing I didn't worry about with my son.
That's good. My son is pretty short on details. His letters today were all about the knee problem. He had two appointments this morning, and I don't know if I can wait another week to find out how they went, but I don't have a choice.
He did say that on Jan.20, they were on training day 3-5 and that he had gotten gotten 3 inspection stickers worth 5 minute phone call each, but that he gave one away to a guy who didn't get any. I hope things are going well for your daughter. I saw her picture....very cute!
Welcome to N4M’s. This site is full of information, support and encouragement. My son graduated boot camp Jan 29, 2010 and is now stationed in Sicily Italy as an IT.
If your profile or profile name contains last name (even if it is different from your rct/sailor)your rct/sailors first name or your e -mail address, I recommend that you change it for the safety of your sailor. Remember, this is a public site and anyone can read comments posted here.
Be wary of who you friend…before you accept a friend go to their page and see how active they are, the comments left, groups they’ve joined. If they have a lot of friends but no groups, no comments, click ignore and DO NOT FRIEND THEM…it is likely they are spammers, e-mail address harvesting
There is a group for each month rcts leave "Leavin for Boot Camp in (month they leave)" search groups and join this group...it will have info as well as connect you with other N4M's whose rcts leave that month.
Once you get your PIR (Pass In Review=graduation)date…search groups and join the PIR group..if it hasn’t been formed yet YOU may need to form it.
Go to YouTube and search Navy Racks, boot camp, graduaton, Battlestations 21 (CNN does it)
Explore this site as well…Forums, Groups and Videos and check out the “Main” tab…lots of good info
Welcome Jill!!! Glad to have you join us. Have you heard from your daughter or received your "kid in a box" yet? Her recruiter should be able to get her address for you in 3-4 days and then you can start sending her letters right away!!! Let us know if there is anything we can help you with!!!
I saw a post by you and I wanted to tell you about a group you may be interested in - Moms of Daughters 2. We are a friendly, caring, supportive group of moms with daughters in all stages of their Navy career - from newbies to those who have been in for several years. We'd love to have you jump in and join our chats. We like to talk about everything from our jobs, family, the weather, and how proud we are of our girls. We're also there to help each other when we are hurting because we miss them so. I'll give you the link at the end - we look forward to getting to know you and your sailor. I'm also from the state of OH and there is an OH group as well. I grew up in Chardon and when I moved back a few years ago, we lived in Mentor. Welcome to Navy4Moms!!!!
As a new member, you will have many questions. Join the New Moms Stop Here group immediately. For new members, this group will be your safe haven - we will support you through those tough weeks before, during and after boot camp. We have members with various experiences and skills available to help you. NOTE: this is not an auto-generated message. You are getting this message from a real live Navy mom.