"Thanks Anti M I found FCS to be Future Combat Systems and CG is a carrier. His will be USS Leyte Gulf in Norfolk. Any definition of COTS? It looks as if some carriers are upgraded to have AEGIS on them, Do they live onboard? and are they to be…"
"MY PIR 5 Oct 2012 sailor has finished his FC training in GL and is on his way soon to Dam Neck, VA and the USS Leyte Gulf He says his system is FCS Cots. Can someone help me understand what this next school is please? He is learning a…"
"Hello everyone!! Just stopped in to say hi.
My son is still deployed. I haven't from him in awhile. He sent me a long email about sailing through the Equator and meeting King Neptune, LoL. He seems to be enjoying Navy life.
I am looking…"
"Mary, PMoN - He took care of suspending his phone and is letting me use the Mini while he's gone (what a great kid!) and I have fun driving it when not working. He got hit just before leaving SD so this summer we'll get that taken care…"
"FC2 Cosmann and his family are pulling together to raise money for his mother who was diagnosed with cancer. Please click the link below to read her story and at the very least if you can share this link on facebook to help us gain…"
Former Navy wife and Mother of two, Nick is a west coast sailor.
Our sailor son ...
PIR-ed from division 161, ship 7 on April 25, 08
Graduated from A school in GL in December 05, 08 as FC
Starts his C school - Aegis Spy Radar in Jan. 09
Made E4 in June 2009
Graduates from C school as Honor Grad - July 31, 2009
Reported to the fleet August 23, 2009
FC2 Selectee - September 2010 cycle 208
Earned ESWS - September 2012
ReEnlisted - four more years October 26, 2012
His dad was also an FC... for 10 years!
I am here to support or represent my:
Stage of (Sailor’s) Navy Career?
When I heard “Navy,” I:
Was proud and encouraged it
From my experience with the Navy, the most important thing I learned was:
Our son is a sailor...our son is an Adult!
Through this Navy experience, I now believe:
It was positive and maturing. Our relationship has grown stronger.
Hi! My son joined in 2009. He is on the DDE. He is following in my family's footsteps. My dad was in WW2 , 1brother retired recently as LT commander, 1 brother army, uncles, cousins, and my sister's oldest son is a retired sub man. He is single right now. He is a nuke. We are so proud of him!!
Hi Mary! You are correct, I don't get on here much anymore. I do get an e-mail notice when someone sends me a message. I'm glad you stopped by to say hello. Did you get to Hawaii in March? I don't see any photos of you hula dancing on your page. :P My granddaughter is 7 months old now. My youngest son starts college on Monday. I guess I'm just getting old. :)
Hi Mary, it's been like forever since i've been back here...it's hard to believe come october my sailor will be in for four years. How are you?
i have a question and i hope maybe you can help me. i got a text from my sailor last night that had me kind of feeling scared. he is due to deploy next month...he said he needed a passport...while on deployment his contract may expire if the big navy extends his deployment...why a passport...if his contract should expire do they just make them leave the ship and fend for themselves? this part is new to me.
baylorbear works with me. Her daughter is in boot camp now. Kathleen - who started the USS Blue Ridge page lived in WACO. She showed up at work and for a month - even while Patrick was here - I couldn't figure out where I knew her from. She works with the rehab people contracted. I finally figured it out when we were in a meeting and she said her son used to be on the blue ridge. DUH
I'm so glad you get to go to Hawaii in March. Okay, honestly...I am jealous as heck. :) It's nice you will get to spend some time with Nick, in a beautiful place. Enjoy! I can't wait to see those pictures of you in a grass skirt and a coconut bra. lol Adam is on shore duty. He is working on helicopters instead of jets now. Part of his re-enlistment states that he will be deployed at some point. We will cross that bridge when we come to it. I am going to try to get to California as soon as the baby is born. Let's try to keep in touch. I miss you! HUGS
Hi Mary, Yes I still stop by a couple times a week. I mostly just read the new blogs. My son re-enlisted and is now in San Diego. He and his wife are expecting a baby girl in January. She may come early though. I plan on flying out to meet my first granddaughter soon after her birth. How have you been? How is Nick? I feel so out of touch with everyone here. The site grew too fast and I just can't keep up. Heck, when we joined there were only a few of us. :)