Growing up with a mom who celebrated every birthday, milestone, and accomplishment, I learned at an early age that no feat was too large or small to go un-noticed. Mom taught me to enjoy the big and little things in life. And I liked it! As a mother of four, God blessed me with many opportunities to commemorate these passages of life also.
So when the time drew near for “future sailor Tetrick” to head off to her Navy basic training, this mom needed to have a “sending forth”,…Continue
Added by alismz on January 31, 2012 at 7:30pm — No Comments
Hi Navy Moms, I am looking for Moms that have children leaving on 4/9 for BC in Great Lakes. Some days are better then others. Sometimes I think well I have two more months and then I realize that he will be leaving for five years.
My daughter came to me when she was just 19 and said she decided to join the Navy. I was very encouraging to her and said i would support her anyway i could. Well she just left for Great Lakes 1 week ago today. What a day, i was able to see her off with no tears...we txt all the way til she arrived there....then about an hour later i got the call, still i didnt cry. I said do your best, and that i love her. My first full day away from her was different, i went to…Continue
Change is inevitable. Things around us constantly change. Our surroundings, our situations and our friends, at some point change. No matter how minuscule these changes may be, they will have an effect on how we handle certain situations, how we perceive things in the world and how much respect, love or anger we have. Change many not effect us right away, nonetheless it does and will effect us over time.…Continue
so my bf graduates feb 3rd 2012 and im flying out to his graduation on the 2nd. ive already booked my hotel at the naval lodge (close by the base) and i was wondering if anyone knws how to determine if ur sailor gets liberty ALL wknd or just that day. he has failed to tell me that in letters, but i knw his A school is in illinois (great lakes) as well. any advice helps. also any suggestions of places to go/things to do while out there. thanks in advance.
I got my first letter on Thursday Jan. 26th. He wrote me a 3 page letter saying how he does not like bootcamp, but he is sticking it out for us. I cried like a little baby, i know i only have a a little over a month left until I get to see him. Sometimes I wonder if this is going to be a good thing or not, i have been home in VA for 18 years with my parents and 4 brothers, and extended family. I am really scared to move away from home, with just Jared & I. I dont know what to expect. I…Continue
Added by Gregory'sMomma on January 29, 2012 at 11:10am — No Comments
I am almost to my sons PIR so I have been reminicing on how we got here. My son has always had it easy in school. A's without trying but he is a little on the lazy side. He could not decide what he wanted to do after graduation so he did not apply for scholarships, stating he would go to community college while he figured it out and we would save money. After oe year of commumity college and working part time jobs he decided he was, " bored to death and still did not know what to do with…Continue
So my boyfriend is going to graduate from basic training and I heard they were only allowed 4 guest. The recruiters told me to just go and that I would probably get in. Has anyone ever been in this situation?Continue
Well MOM'S! Especially those in the Chicago Area tonight! I made it! I'm here! And in a FEW hours, I will FINALLY get to see the little boy that left my house in November! Well, if he is STILL in there? I guess he is a MAN now! :)
This is an EXTRA SPECIAL Graduation for ME! Monday, although he won't be with ME, he will be at A School, Is My son's 20th Birthday! So…Continue
Added by Eric's Mom on January 27, 2012 at 2:51am — No Comments
well michael and i were looking at somethings we could do together after he graduates from boot camp. im hoping we will have at least one day together before a school my fingers are crossed i know it is still a long way away until he leaves the graduates, but i use to think that way about high school graduation and it is now around the corner. if he stays on task he may graduate bc around oct and six flags is still open really hoping we can go then he has the see the new resident evil movie…Continue
TIGER CRUISE FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQs)
Q. Does anyone know what is going on with the Tiger Cruise?
A. The Tiger Cruise Committee have been hard at work preparing for the up coming Tiger Cruise. Some of you may have read in the power point that the registration and medical forms were due by April 11th, that deadline has been shifted to the right. Forms were due April…
I am NEW to this site, & to the whole NAVY experience! My son is in SHIP 12 DIV 050 I would appreciate ANY help??? and PLEASE be patient with me, I am NOT on-line a lot! I'm trying to get better! THANKS!!!
WOW, in TWO days, my son will be graduating from bootcamp! I honestly didn't think I would make it! I KNEW my son would! (I raised him! he can do ANYTHING!) I remember that night he left! It felt JUST LIKE his FIRST day of kindergarten! And somehow, I made it through THAT too! And here I am awaiting A school, and the "freedom" that brings!
For the last 20 years, I…Continue
I'm really new to this, but can anyone let me know what is allowed and what isn't for purposes of my Son's graduation from Boot Camp on this upcoming February 3, 2012. To be more clear, his birthday happens to be 2 days after and I want to know if I can bring a couple of gifts for him to take with. He will be going straight to his 5 weeks of training from there that day. Also, how much time do you have with them that day? Believe he leaves 8PM that day. Can he go off-base at any time…Continue
Looking for other TN moms or anyone else who has anyone in the Navy.
Added by littleturtle92 daniels mom on January 24, 2012 at 8:18pm — No Comments
My son is also in Ship 07 Div 79/080! It is so nice to know that we are not alone in this journey! Does your son PIR on 03/02? I would love to keep in touch, who knows we might meet a PIR!