The length of A school will depend upon his rate. It is probably safe to say if you want to visit him some weekend this summer, he will still be there. I would try to be as flexible as possible and let him tell you when to…"
"Storymom, Even though we didn't go down for A school graduation, we saw him much sooner than we thought we would. After SERE his flight was to JAX, but his car and ALL of his belongings including his dress uniforms were in…"
"Omama, Oh my, he's IS going to be pressed for time! I'm fairly certain there are people who can help him, though. My son said many of his rate and assigned aircraft, not all, who are married are assigned to…"
Just curious...why would he need to find a place to live? Is he married? (There have been so many boys getting married while at school I can't keep track of which ones are single and which have gotten…"
Sorry to hear your young man is down again, Loved the "swimming w/ dolphins" photo and to know he is experiencing some ups as well. :)
Mine competed in the Tough Mudder this weekend. He finished and…"
This is harder on you than it is on him. Really. I understand how you feel about not being able to talk to him, it's hard enough being apart, huh? He is becoming a member of an elite group of airmen for his…"
How is JAX going? Has your airman started classes yet? And does he like it better than P'cola?
D. has a new roommate that earned 8 disciplinary chits in 3 days and managed a trip to captains mast in under 2…"
I'm sorry for your son's disappointment and the trial his diagnosis may cause him. I hope you stay on N4M and keep us up to date with news of the new path he takes and his many successes along the new road. "
First, let me say as an educator and mother, I would have given the camp counselor a comeupance he would not soon forget!
That being said, this isn't camp and he will need all of the support he can get. He will not want to…"
He hasn't been there and has no idea what he will want or NEED. Send him a letter every day. If he doesn't want to read it (impossible), there will be dozens of others who would love to read your letters. …"
From my experience with the Navy, the most important thing I learned was:
*No news is good news*
Learn as much as you can about what your son or daughter is learning or about the places they are going so you spend time congratulating them, not asking "What's that?". You never know how long your call may be or when you may lose the connection.
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ReneeBC, Sorry missed you at the Meet and Greet, I got their late and Sarge was already talking . I got to meet 2 moms only, before graduation. Hope you had a great time with your son. Andrew is now in Pensacola, after that long delay at airport. Here we go again. I had to go right back to work the next day so catching up.
I am orginally a Jersey Girl. We did live in the Midwest (Chicago Area) for several years when I was growing up. We to Evansville, IN about nine years ago from Pittsburgh-my husband is a surgeon and we got fed up with the low reimbursement and malpractice fees. My son Colin is going into CTI and will be stationed in Monteray after he PIR's next week. He wants a career in Navy Intelligence if he likes the Navy if not he will do his time and would like to pursue a career in the State Department. He is a college grad...and a real good kid...I miss him a lot.
As for me I worked as a lab tech in trauma center for 10 years and then went back to school to become a Special Education Teacher. I just finished my Master's in Reading and I work in the Academic Skills Department at USI teaching remedial writing and reading. So, that is why I felt compelled to agree with what you did. I see this all the time and your instinct probably will have an impact on that SR's life forever. Sometimes we have to go out of our comfort zone and if necessary do whatever it takes. I am pretty spiritual, so I believe 100% God was working through you and that recruiter. And, like I said I know some of the addresses we are getting through Letter for Recruits are not released by the recruits but by the RTC's. So, I don't really understand Lola's reaction-and I won't even speculate as to why she felt the need to speak out about it on the forum. But, in my mind and I am sure in the mind of many others you did they right thing.
Take care and I wish your Seaman all the best and that God keeps him safe. God Bless.
Hi Renee. Just wanted to weigh in on your call to the Recruiter. I think you did the right thing, the recruiter probably should have asked the SR if it was okay, but I felt he made an executive decision to do somethnig that was in the best interest of that recruit. My son was out of college and twenty four when he decided to join. The recruiters made all kind of promises to him and heavily pressured him to join enlisted rather than try for officer school. They also tried to make him go into another job rather that wait for an opening in Intelligence where he wanted to be. I was very upset. My son desperately wanted to get started on his life after working jobs not related to his major for a few years - so he was vunerable. In the end there were no officer slots open in his field for nearly two years, and all incentive pay was not available either, but he got his job. I did however go into the recruiters office and read them the riot act. These kids trust them and at times that need to meet their quota can make them forget that they have a responsibility to not only the Navy but the kids who are putting their future in their hands. Anyway..bravo to you for helping that recruit. I am also a member of the group started by Recruit Man that provides addresses to recruits in need-obivously those names are released to him and I know the kids were not asked.
I have not been in the dark. I have stayed in touch through facebook!! n4ms is overwhelming to me!!! So, much going on, not as easy to navigate!! My son is in Div 196. Yes, I am going to Sarges cannot wait!!