"Catching up with everyone I haven't been on in a few days. Cheryl, congrats to your son, my boy is in Sasebo also, he's stationed at the clinic, been there since Oct. he loves it. Unfortunately he did not make E-4, he was…"
"Happy Armed Forces Day to all our Sailors, they are so awesome. Mine has shared lots of good pics on facebook, looks like he is having a lot of fun in Japan. Quotas came out for 3rd class and he is somewhat encouraged, hope he picks it…"
"My son had his phone through Verizon also, and they only let him put it on "hold" for 3 months at a time, then he forgets to renew it and has to pay for a month, who do you call??? I think he needs to be a little more forceful with…"
"Battlebuddy, nice pic of your cub, he looks so young, LOL. Mine is at the base clinic there in Sasebo. If he needs some support message me and I'll get his info for you. He's been there since Oct. He just got his…"
"Carol, when you get an address please message me. We sent a package to Sir Vette's cub awhile ago and I'm gathering the troops at the golf course where I work to send out packages within the next few weeks. Happy Mother's…"
"Karen, he will get more chances in the Navy. This was several years ago but we had a friend who was an E-5, got in trouble drinking, actually rammed the gate at an Air Force base etc, spent 45 days in the brig and was busted back to an…"
"Happy Mother's day all. Did not hear from my sailor, but he did post to me on facebook:)) Worked 10 1/2 hours today up at the golf course for mother's day brunch and youngest in Kalamazoo called so that was sweet!! Now…"
"Congrats Mark's Dad what a wonderful mother's day weekend for your family. Skyped with my sailor a couple of minutes ago, just passed his PRT test, said not as good as boot camp but he passed. Please use your VooDoo dolls as he…"
"Just skyped with my sailor, Friday morning there, he just passed his PT test, said it wasn't as good as boot camp, but he still passed (they had all month to do it). He's studying to re-take his EMT test next week, please keep your…"
"Maddy, I grew up in Montana where it can be really cold, but lived in Okinawa for 18 months and then in Charleston, SC for about 5 years. Your body does get used to the heat after awhile, pretty soon 40 will feel cold to you too!! Now…"
"Okay, have to weigh in on the proposals etc. Met hubby we were both in the Navy on July 14 in Great Lakes, IL. Got engaged on Labor Day, I left for VA in Oct, spent one weekend and 15 days together before I left for Okinawa in…"
Former sailor myself from 1981-1988, met and married a fellow sailor, 25 years ago this fall. Currently live in Northern MI, sell real estate and bartend at a beautiful golf course in the summer. Proud mom of two sons, one is my sailor, the other getting ready to attend Community College in the fall.
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Great pic that you posted of your son on the Reagan. Has he ever been on any other ships to see their medical departments? I've heard the Essex (and LHDs like it) is 2nd only to the hospital ships, so I wonder what all the carriers have on them.
My daughter is on the Essex out of Sasebo. I met one of her friends that's a corpsman on the ship when we were there this summer for the Gator Cruise. Now she is working at the clinic because she is pregnant and couldn't be on the most recent deployment. Hope your son likes Sasebo. What does he think if sushi and such?
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