my son is stationed in conn. he was doing his laundry and went to check on the dryer and someone took his clothes out and stole all his very expensive FORGED t-shirts. he is very upset and has only been there for 3 weeks. he does not want to be there but can you blame him? it's pretty bad when you can't trust your fellow comrads..........
Added by kathy horseman on January 31, 2009 at 10:08pm —
here is a little discussion that some of my friends and I had fun with.
If you got to name the next Navy Ship. What would you name it and why?
Added by shell on January 31, 2009 at 3:44pm —
My son has been in the Navy a little over 2 years now. He is a Seabee and belongs to NMCB4. He has been to Guam, Spain, Romania and Bulgaria in those 2 short years. He has been home a total of 2 weeks total. Right before his last deployment we met up with him In Las Vegas for 5 days. It was great, but I soon had to tell him goodbye again. At first, when he told us he had enlisted-yeah-nothing from him until the "damage" had been done, I was very upset with him. The war in Iraq was raging and I… Continue
Added by Julia on January 31, 2009 at 1:00pm —
To all the parents, girlfriends, boyfriends, friends, and family of DIV 94 ( and all other divisions )
We've almost made it through BOOTCAMP ...YEAH!! :) I am so proud of my sailor and can't wait to see all their hardwork pay off by by watching them graduate next week. This NAVY Mom can't wait to hug her boy..LOL :)
Added by Debbie on January 31, 2009 at 8:35am —
Derrick just moved into his very own apartment in San Diego. It's on base in one of the high rises. On the 17th floor with city and Coronado Bridge views. He has no clue this is the perfect "Bachelor Pad with a View" place. I'm jealous. Wish I was there also .... esp when it is in single digits here in Chicago.
Added by Nancy Jean on January 31, 2009 at 1:22am —
I'm so proud of him for finally finding the road he is still choosing to stick with, and yet I still miss him so much. I spent so many years giving and find it so difficult to let go. The early years were about teaching him to walk and talk. Then the years of teaching him to shut up and sit down when necessary followed, but nothing prepared me for this road we're on now. It's like we are in the car on a road to his future and the car stops for me to get out. Then I go back home and he moves on,… Continue
Added by Anita Willy on January 31, 2009 at 12:50am —
My name is Chris and i'm going into the navy in june...i report for bc that is. I've been running into some confusion with my parents though. Right now my job is ABH which is "aviation boatswains mate handling" which I literally chose for the fun of it. I am aware that a lot of people chose the military to get ahead in life which i did. But I mostly chose it to see great things and do fun things. It might sound childish but to me I'm young and I want the experience of the World. Well later in… Continue
Added by Kayla (Blake's fiance) Div. 939 on January 31, 2009 at 12:44am —
I am so excited we recieved a letter from Jessica that she passed all of her PT and Personal Inspections and passed the Weapons Training but she is a little scared about the gas chamber. We are looking for the GO SIGN for PIR!
Added by Navy Mom E on January 30, 2009 at 6:36pm —
We are having our first get together on Sunday March 1st at Rock Bottom Brewery in Long Beach. All the details are on the Events page. If you would like to attend please click on events (5th tab above)and scroll to March until you see CALIFORNIA MOM'S GET TOGETHER and then register to attend. I look forward to meeting everyone and sharing pics and stories. Have a wonderful weekend and take care!!!! Lisa G
If you are a California mom and not a member of California Moms or So Cal Moms… Continue
Added by Lisa G -Justen's Mom on January 30, 2009 at 2:01pm —
I was at a stop light and heard someone honking at me... I rolled down my window and another mom, which her son is in washington... wanted to know were mine was? she saw my navy mom licsense plate cover and thats how she knew.... told me to tell him, thank you for his service... made me very proud!!!
Added by Jackie Cannon on January 30, 2009 at 11:03am —
My son is stationed in Bagram, Afghanistan. I try very hard to be very, very grateful for when I can IM him but I so miss his voice. He is a CTR so IM's are pretty one sided. He works nights, 12 on/12 off. I can't get a read on how he really is. What it is really like there. I know he chooses what he tells me and doesn't tell me so that I won't worry. He obviously can't talk about his job but I would have expected him to have found things to do with people by now. He arrived in country just… Continue
Added by Debbie Cash on January 30, 2009 at 2:07am —
YAY I got to talk to Corey for 15 min today and he sounds amazing! He say he is making so many friends there apparently they can talk to boys in other divisions because he says you moms have been making me very popular hahah! So he graduates Feb 27 so if you have a boy/girl graduating that day we should get together the night before for dinner or something so we can make the time go by faster cuz you all know we will be soooooooooooooooooo excited! Well if anyone ever needs to talk my phone is… Continue
Added by Millie on January 30, 2009 at 12:36am —
I got my first letter today and I was so excited to get it and open it. I cried while I was trying to read it out loud to the other kids. He said it is tough but he will make it through and for me not to worry. He asked for us to please send him letters. I already had three going out since I got his address, hopefully he will get them soon, if he has not already..
Added by Susan ( Zachary's mom) on January 29, 2009 at 9:16pm —
My son is in Norfolk. He has been TAD to another ship since his is being refurbished. He is supposed to come home today. He has been deployed for about 20 days. He and his family are supposed to come to Tennessee to see me . I can't waite to see them. I just lost a brother, and Brad didn't get to come home so his trip home will be bitter sweet. Time passes so quickly so we need to cherish every moment we have with them. We never know what tomorrow holds for us. God Bless all the men and women… Continue
Added by Sara L. Humphreys on January 29, 2009 at 6:59pm —
AMEN TO THIS. THIS IS OUTSTANDING.. -----
LUKE AFB IS WEST OF PHOENIX AND IS RAPIDLY BEING SURROUNDED BY
CIVILIZATION THAT COMPLAINS ABOUT THE NOISE FROM THE BASE AND ITS
PLANES, FORGETTING THAT IT WAS THERE LONG BEFORE THEY WERE. A
CERTAIN LIEUTENANT COLONEL AT LUKE AFB DESERVES A BIG PAT ON THE BACK.
APPARENTLY, AN INDIVIDUAL WHO LIVES SOMEWHERE NEAR LUKE AFB WROTE
THE LOCAL PAPER COMPLAINING ABOUT A GROUP OF F-16S THAT DISTURBED
HIS/HER DAY AT… Continue
Added by Lisa G -Justen's Mom on January 29, 2009 at 5:45pm —
my son Andrew called. He sounded so good. I asked him every question i could. He has passed all his exams and is now teaching the classes. I had tears of joy. He won't be able to come home after boot camp but will be going straight to school in Pensicola yay yay!!!!! He also will be graduating on time Feb 27th. Way to go Andrew. His sister wants to go to the graduation but at that time will be having her baby. Yea, i will be a first time grandma.
Added by Leslie Lanigan on January 29, 2009 at 4:59pm —
We, hahahhaa! She is in and I also got my Proud Parent bumper sticker, heheheee....I am loving all the stuff they give us, I know that it is so cheesy but I just love it. I wear the lanyard at work, carry the water bottle everywhere, have a poster in my living room, and now will be putting stickers all over the place, ha! My other daughter will be joining the Army in a few years (if she stays on current path) so I'll be dual-decorated by then!
All went with the x-rays and she swore… Continue
Added by krbshappy71 on January 29, 2009 at 2:27pm —
We sent off my son in O'Hare Airport, Chicago, he left for Naples, Italy. I can see his excitement and readiness to serve and advance and his commitment to the military. He told me his goal and being a Corpman. I am so proud and happy for him. Deep inside, I am sad simply because he will be far from us. Our family is very close, we greet with hugs and kisses almost everyday. Yes, I missed him so much. This morning, I woke up with my son's call from Rome, I was energized from his call... he told… Continue
Added by carlyn on January 29, 2009 at 12:55pm —
Iam so excited to finally get to see my jackie she graduates friday jan 30th.
Added by Lori Ann Bennett on January 29, 2009 at 12:44pm —
I know what you are feeling, my son left for Iraq 2 weeks ago and made it there safely,(he called). I know you are feeling like it is the end of the world,I felt like that also, and still do sometimes. But this site has the greatest support system I have ever seen. And I thank god for it every day, otherwise I could not get through it. The Family Readiness officer told me about it. What you are feeling though is normal, we have all felt it, some of us still feeling like… Continue
Added by Debbie on January 29, 2009 at 11:30am —