"Welcome aboard Sunshine! I'm sure your son will enjoy Japan. Hopefully he'll meet up with some of our kids :)
Marianne, Congrats! I'm sure you must be very excited knowing your son will be stateside soon.
As for me, this was our sons…"
"WoW, had the best Christmas ever! The fun started at the airport, with friends and family we had 13 people there at 6:30 A.M. I was so excited w anticipation, that I don't think I had an hr of sleep...
My son, has really grown into…"
"Loving all the feedback ladies :) It keeps me laughing or crying....What can I say, I'm an emotional mess right now. I'm very worried about my son's flight. I have asked him several times to send me his flight info, and he still has…"
"Yes he does! How exciting. Anthony had me on speaker the other evening and I was giving them all a hard time about their behavior. Told them they better watch out b/c I was going to track down their moms on N4M...LOL
Is Brolin coming home for…"
"We're at 4 days and counting too! Anthony should arrive in Orlando very early Friday morning.....although I'm still waiting for him to send me his flight details....
I'm so excited/anxious to see him (and all of his new tattoos), I…"
It's official, my son is coming home Dec 14 - 26! I am so excited....I am making my entire family crazy LOL. I haven't seen him in almost 2 years. I'm sure many of you know how that feels....He's all I think about…"
"I did order a sign and it's awesome and only took about 3 days to get here :)
momplus2 - thank you for the info.
We're all so excited to see Anthony ~ our entire family is bouncing off the walls..LOL"
My son has been in Japan for nearly two years and is finally coming home for Christmas. We're throwing him a huge Welcome Home/ 21st B-Day Party... Does anyone know a good site to find free printable US Navy Welcome Home Party invites?…"
"YES, I have heard from Anthony and he is still on schedule to come home Dec 14!
We are all so excited! Planning a huge Welcome Home/21st B-Day party for him.
Sure hope his leave doesn't get canceled at the last minute.....or I'll be stuck…"
"Thanks for the good wishes and prayers :) Need all we can get!
My son will be 21 on Dec 23.....
Lord, I really hope he makes it home - We've invited over 100 people, planned on live music, kegs, and lots of home cooking. It's very hard…"
My son is also aboard the USS Bonhomme Richard. He has been in Japan for nearly two years. Seems like an eternity for me and his sisters. For months, he has been sheduled to come home mid-December for about ten days, Which is very…"
I am the mother of three wonderful kids. I have two girls in High School and my son just completed his first year.
My husband of 11yrs comes from a military family. His father and two bothers are Ret. Air Force.
We are very proud of our son for joining the Navy. He is following in my fathers foot steps. As proud as we are, being away from our son is extremely difficult on me and his sisters.
My husband is a Lt. with our Fire Dept. for the last 25yrs. I am a stay at home mom and teach swim lessons w Infant Swimming Resource.
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:
As a mother, it has been very difficult not seeing my son for nearly one year. The most important thing that I've learned is "you need to let go" and take comfort in knowing that our loved ones are safe and learning skills that will last a life time.
Through this Navy experience, I now believe:
It was positive and maturing. Our relationship has grown stronger.
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Hi Michelle, I'm glad to hear they will be going to school together. We're counting the days too. My Husband and I will be going to the Meet & Greet, I'm not sure if my daughter's flight will arrive in time for it, but she will be at PIR. I just got the white scarves for her & I yesterday. That reminds me, I don't think I even mentioned the scarf to her yet. I probably should :) She's a few years older than her brother and so proud of him. It's really nice to see that. I'm looking forward to meeting you.
You can join another group called PIR Reference Information. Under the "dicussion" section, top few...info regarding what to wear, expect and arrival time.
We are a family of 5, we are planning to arrive at the Training Centerclose to 7am. We will have a rental car and are anticipating lines and checkpoints...hope this helps.
My son is doing GREAT! : ) At first, not used to the new schedule...but is now in the routine making friends with some really "good guys". Not sure if we will make it to the meet and greet, but we'll try. Have you ordered a Proud Navy hoodie, yet?
All 5 of us have match Proud Navy....can't wait! Thanks
Hi Michelle, welcome. Your right, so far there doesn't seem to be too many of us from Div 101. My son's name is Russell. We're looking forward to going to Chicago for PIR. Will you be going? He will be going to Pensicola for A-School after Bootcamp. Donna
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