"brendaw1976 I bet your son and my son were together. My son left on 2/15 to meet the Ponce and he was on 4 continents also. He is really liking being on the ship too. I get to chat or message back and forth on facebook every day or…"
"I got to chat with my son today. He is loving being on the ship. I am still worried but feel better knowing he is okay and happy being there. Thanks Pam for the e-mail address for the FRG that helped to find out that he had…"
"I didn't know deck but I put the ENFR for the job he does on the second line of the address. The guy at the PO used to be in the Navy and he said that would probably work. I got it insured and checked for it to return to me if…"
"He's been looking at it as an adventure too. He's been in 4 different countries in 2 weeks and he was excited about that. He was ready to leave and get to the ship except for the fact he had done nothing for almost…"
"gmaof6 my son was in Bahrain for a week, he was in a hotel. He just left there this weekend to meet the ship. We haven't heard from him since he called Friday to tell you he was finally leaving Bahrain. He was in…"
"Tina RH, as of yesterday my son is still in a hotel waiting to go the ship. He's been there a week today. If you don't have an international calling plan for his cell he won't be able to call except from the base and if he…"
"I'm glad that I heard about this website too. When he left for BC, we had no idea about anything, he isn't the best at giving out information. I think I will be a lot more at ease when he gets to the ship. I know he is tired of…"
"It is torture, he called me at 3 a.m. Saturday morning a little scared because they told them to stay inside because of the riots. It's expensive for him to call from the hotel, so he calls his girlfriend and she texts me, it's…"
"Well he was home at Christmas for a week and his room was a wreck when he left, but he always looked nice when he went out, his pants fit him and didn't hang off him. So I guess it's a start. He left last week to meet his…"
"The graduation and transformation will be amazing to see. My son had put on some weight too. He got to stay with us in the hotel for the weekend. He was showing us how to fold clothes and pillow cases, it was funny. He took…"
"Thanks for the add. My son has been a bleep to the Navy so far I think. His orders were messed up while he was in A school they said he was Full Time Support and didn't have orders for him when the rest of the guys in his class got…"
"Well my son is still sitting in a hotel in Bahrain, the ship wasn't there last Wednesday like he thought so he didn't miss it. There are 5 of them 2 for USS Ponce and 3 for USS Carter Hall waiting to go to their ships. There…"
rdncksailorsmom, Welcome aboard N4Ms. I have only been on here a month or two but have learned so much from some of the more experienced members. JessicaB-Sailor Mom's suggestions are good, BunkerQUEENBee has helped me a lot with the navigating and profile settings, etc. There are so many wonder members who are here to support each other through thick and thin. Hope you like it as much as I do. I wish I had known about this website nearly 4 years ago when my son joined. He is now at sea and asked that I not write letters or send care packages because there is not much room for anything else on his sub. Blessings,
Welcome to N4M’s. This site is full of information, support and encouragement. Please join the group http://www.navyformoms.com/group/bootcampmoms , (just point and click on the http address) there you will find new N4M’S as well as more seasoned N4M’s to guide you along. My son graduated boot camp Jan 29, 2010 and is now stationed in Sicily Italy as an IT.
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