First of all, hang in there, it will get better. My son has been in almost a year now and is currently deployed to South America. I find that boot camp was still the hardest part. At least on deployment, we can email daily. OMG, how do I…"
My son, Josh, just left today for Navy bootcamp. About 2 weeks before he left, we found out that I had breast cancer. It was a hard decision for him, but I encouraged him to go, as this is what he has always wanted to do.
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Stage of (Sailor’s) Navy Career?
When I heard “Navy,” I:
Was proud, Encouraged him/her
From my experience with the Navy, the most important thing I learned was:
It is ok to cry and miss them like crazy.
Through this Navy experience, I now believe:
Our relationship has grown stronger, The Navy has a lot to offer, This was the best decision he/she could have made
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Hi Kris, my brother called at 2am... he was at the Airport. He said he got his orders at 1 in the morning and his destination was changed from San Antonio, TX to Virginia Beach. Don't know why... but I'm so happy that he received his orders and did not have to stay at GL for long. He is going for MAA. Thanks again for your help and answers. I will keep posting on how he is doing. He said he would call back as soon as he was all settled in. He also mentioned that there was another 10 guys with him being sent to Virginia (from different divisions).
Kris, I really do appreciate it... thanks again. My brothers name is "VillaLozano, Lazaro" I know a little hard to pronounce, sorry. But, yes if you find out anything it would be wonderful if you could pass me the info. Again, he was in Div 362, Ship 10. Hope to hear from you soon!
Thanks... so while at great lakes once they get moved, they will be allowed to have their cell phone and laptop? So they don't have to wait to get to A School before obtaining these items. I'm sorry for all the questions... but in our family we are brand new to the military and don't know how all of this works. Thanks in Advance.
Well, we thought and were under the impression that it was San Antonio, TX. He is going for MA... but when we saw him this weekend for PIR he mentioned that he had not received orders yet and that he had heard rummors that some of the guys going for MA in Texas might not be sent there after all. He said he heard it was going to probably by Virginia because TX might not have any space right now. At the moment he is still at GL and we came home on Sunday, we have not heard from him since then. I know it is just Tuesday... but I am wondering what happens from here, what will he be doing now that he graduated if he is held up at Great Lakes. Do they get liberty and or where do we write him. I tried to get some info from his recruiter but he was not much help. He told me that the orders come from GL and we would just have to wait and see. I also tried call Public Affairs and the lady told me that PA does not have that info and we would have to write our sailor to find out. But it's like where do we write? I'm sure they've moved him since then.
Hi Kris may I ask you for a favor. I will not be taking a computer with me. I was planning on checking through my phone's internet access... but sometimes I don't get such good reception depending on my location... can you please text me as soon as you hear something, 408-836-2555. Thanks in advance.
Hi Kris... I guess we'll be up wondering the whole night and the whole day tomorrow. I too will be on a plane tomorrow and am extremely nervous... don't know if I will get any sleep tonight. Good luck to your son, is he in Div 362 by chance if so, maybe my brother and him know eachother. I wonder why they were chosen to do BS last???
We are all in this together. Just like our Recriuts are going to be during Battle Stations. Can you imagine how emotional that will be when they get to replace the Recruit caps for Navy caps. I am sure some of them cry.