My son is week 3 of boot camp, found a website that tells you what they are working on. Sounds very interesting. I think he is loving it....
Added by Tyler's Mom on July 31, 2009 at 9:07pm —
Here I was feeling sorry for myself because of my son leaving, and I get home and there's a message on the answering machine from the Marines trying to recuit him! I thought Alex joining the Navy would put an end to the recruiter calls. I actually laughed. Seriously, doesn't one hand know what the other hand is doing?
Added by Sissi on July 31, 2009 at 9:00pm —
Hey everyone! Tony is doing great in Norfolk. He has finished "C" school and hopefully will become a 3rd class po
soon. He Loves his job and has just been doing awesome there. I miss him incredibly, but trust he is being taken care of. We are doing good here in Texas. We survived "Ike", but the house has alot of work that needs to be done. Life is good though! My job at the surgical center is good. It seems to be surviving. I'm very lucky to have such a great, diverse specialty. Nursing is… Continue
Added by Nicole on July 31, 2009 at 8:54pm —
Well just wanted to share that graduation was FABULOUS!!! When they announced Liberty Call I made my way down the bleachers and couldn't find my daughter? But apparently my dad saw her and saw her make a bee line straight towards me. When I saw her??? I can't tell you how overwhelmed I was with happiness,pride & joy etc.. She gave me the tightest,longest hug I've ever had from her. She started crying and told me I am so happy too see you Mom and I love you so much and missed you!! I was of… Continue
Added by kbolby7 on July 31, 2009 at 8:11pm —
I am so humbled and touched that so many of you have written and commented on my post about swearing in my son this coming week. Thank you so much. It just shows what a great family the Navy is! Even though I spent 24 years in the Navy myself, with Sam getting ready to go in, I am seeing things from a whole different perspective and it's very comforting to know there are so many Moms out there who understand! I feel like I just made hundreds of new friends.
Added by Leanne on July 31, 2009 at 7:53pm —
Today is Kayla's 18th birthday and she is in Boot Camp!! All her life i have waited for her tturn 18 so i could take her to the Casino, so i settled for her favorite coffee shop and a birthday cupcake with her little brother!! We took pictures and will send them to her to let her know that we Have celebrated her special day and were thinking about her. It has been a sad day for me knowing that my little girl is not little any more and is all grown up. I miss her and wish we were celebrating… Continue
Added by DIVAMOM on July 31, 2009 at 7:02pm —
Hi ladies what a Wonderful Day We have had. I'm so proud of my Shawn and eberyone in Div 266..What a site to see your child come threw those doors. We are a the hotel now visiting and our family is having a great time doing nothing but sitting and being together,I'mm have pic's up and more about our Wonderful PIR weekend.
Added by Lynn "Crevs Mom" on July 31, 2009 at 6:11pm —
I wasn't standing on the pier in person as she shipped off, but I was there in my heart. I saw the tears as she stood on deck sailing toward unknown adventures. That last phone call was very quiet as we both tried to keep it together. I'm excited to hear about her experience, and so proud of her service. God's speed to all of the brave hearts that set sail today on the wide blue ocean. You all are loved very much. Stay safe, be strong!
Added by sweetp on July 31, 2009 at 5:05pm —
I was looking for something to watch and found this awesome series called "Carrier". It's on cet WORLD a public broadcasting channel. It shows what the sailors, pilots, and marines do and go through. It's really interesting and I recommend it.
Added by Darla Fox Brabson on July 31, 2009 at 3:59pm —
this heart is full of many emotions.....pride-that you all are out there for us.....sadness-cause my heart aches that you are not here....excitement-for all the things you are going to get to see...fear-for your safety.....comfort-cause I know that the Lord is right there with you......never good-bye always see you later
Added by momel on July 31, 2009 at 3:00pm —
I'm very very new to this. My son left July 22nd for boot camp in the Great Lakes. I got a call from him yesterday and he was very upset. He was going through a background screening and apparently the person he was talking to was very unpleasant about it all. He called me directly after to get me to try to get some info together for him. Hearing him so upset did nothing but upset me too. He needs a birth certificate, the status of an old bill in collection, the names phone number and addresses… Continue
Added by Wendy (Carl's Mom Ship07 DIV322) on July 31, 2009 at 1:24pm —
Just wanted to let you know we had a great time in great lakes ...Kelly is doing great !! We are so proud of our Sailor :) It was hard leaving her there but it helps to know first hand how well shes doing ... I know this journey is just beginning for Kelly and Us too . Thanks to all of you for you support and friendship <3 Lisa
Added by kelis on July 31, 2009 at 9:17am —
I KNOW THAT WE ARE NOT SUPPOSED TO ALL CAPS, I WANT YOU GUYS TO KNOW THAT I AM NOT YELLING AT ANY OF YOU, BUT I JUST WANTED TO SAY A FEW WORDS OF THANKS FOR ALL OF THE BLESSINGS SENT MY WAY.
ARCHIE, I WANT TO ESPECIALLY SAY TO YOU, I DON'T KNOW WHAT I DID TO DESERVE SUCH A BLESSING FROM YOU AND I WANT TO JUST SAY A SIMPLE THANK YOU. AND HOPE THAT MY APPRECIATION FOR YOUR OFFER MEASURES UP TO YOUR GENEROUSITY.
OK TO GIVE YOU GUYS AN UPDATE, I WORK FOR MARRIOTT AND MY… Continue
Added by Myron(USS Blue Ridge) on July 31, 2009 at 3:32am —
BOO YAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I can't believe we have ONE week until we see our Sailors! They are going to be Sailors!! Wow! I am sooo way proud and sooo way excited to see him come marching into that hall in his dress uniform, carrying that flag! I am going to cry through the whole thing and I don't care who sees me! My husband will probably make fun of my raccoon eyes when my mascara is running down my face; but I don't care! :0)
I can't wait to see my daughter's faces light up when they… Continue
Added by Colby's Number One Fan on July 31, 2009 at 3:30am —
Very exciting news, my son and family are back in the USA after being stationed in Spain for 3 years. They are all settled in and are ready for the next 3 years. My husband just had heart surgery so we'll wait a few months before traveling to see them. Can't wait. Hope everyone is well and keeping up your spirits. It gets better - trust me.
Added by Jo-Anne Curtin on July 30, 2009 at 10:18pm —
ship 12 Div 187
I got another letter today. It was short but i got one. Kayla says that they had Inspection # 2 and she PASSED! She said she feels so Accomplished. She said that next week is Hell week and that they would be getting up at 3 a.m. and 4 a.m. all week. They are going to be doing the gas chamber. Monday they will have Zone inspections where they inspect the inside of there racks. she said that she has three Sunday's left . She Sent me a check for 15.00 . It had her name… Continue
Added by DIVAMOM on July 30, 2009 at 8:20pm —
CAN SOMEONE PLEASE INFORM ME AS TO WHEN OUR SAILORS PHONE HOME, IS IT DURING THE WEEK OR WEEKENDS. AROUND WHAT TIME THEIR TIME?
Added by Elvia SHIP04 DIV843 on July 30, 2009 at 7:50pm —
Well I finally got my "I passed" call!!! Actually she also added I changed my cover from SR to NAVY!!!! Ashley sounded exhausted, but when she called me she asked me how far away we were. I told her we were already here and about 5 minutes from the base!! She said REALLY mom, I sure have missed you, just think in a few hours I'll get to hug you....I of course cried. Then she told me that she also did acheive "Expert" qualification. She said that its been a very tough week and she was tired. She… Continue
Added by kbolby7 on July 30, 2009 at 7:31pm —
well yesterday i received a real letter from william!!!!!!!!!!!! he says he is doing well and that he is the division guidon and he is in the honor guard!!! im glad of this because he was in the color guard the whole tim he was in jrotc in high school... he was the commander his jr/sr year... he says he has made a few friends but so far likes everyone in his area.. says he had catfish for dinner sat. night (his favorite) and a cheeseburger friday.. the swim seems to be his greates concern at… Continue
Added by Angel williamsmom on July 30, 2009 at 5:24pm —
Josh left for BC on Monday afternoon. (07/27/09) I'm a mess right now and it's only day 3!! When I took him to the recruiting station we found out that I was able to take him down to the hotel where he would be staying the night. We checked him in and then we were able to go and grab some dinner and went and saw a movie before he had to be back in his room at 11pm. He got up the next morning at 5am, ate breakfast, then was on a bus to MEPS at 6am. The recruiter told us that the swearing in… Continue
Added by J&Krystal369 on July 30, 2009 at 1:00pm —