Well the "DAY" is on the way...Monday is my D-day! Off to bootcamp gos my Mandie!!!!
18 years ago my little girl started my life as an adult and now she is on her way to bootcamp to start her adult life.Many questions and feelings come to mind but 3 main(maybe dumb) ones...1:Did I teach her the things she needs to know to be "navy" ready (heck life ready for that matter)?...2:What does the navy and life have in store for my child?...And as selfish as it sounds 3:What does life have in… Continue
Added by mandiesmom on July 30, 2010 at 7:21pm —
Hey Ladies, just wanted to let everyone know my daughter made it through SERE. She had a rough time and is physically and mentally wiped out but she is a trooper and a Navy Sailor. Failure is not an option. Since it IS ALL TOP SECRET she couldnt really tell us much, but she did say she NEVER wants to do it again! So.....A couple days of rest and on to her next duty station, Whidbey Island, Washington. Thank you to all who gave me words of encouragement and said a little prayer for my daughter.
Added by mamabear on July 30, 2010 at 6:37pm —
can someone please help me?
my husband is graduatin aug 6th and my mom accidently threw away the password for the parking pass.
can anyone tell me what it is?
if i dont have that.. i wont be able to see him graduate!
Added by JuStiiN's WiiF3! (iluvmysailor) on July 30, 2010 at 2:29pm —
When I joined N4M (just before my son left for boot camp in Dec. 2009) I kept hearing complaints from moms who were told by friends and co-workers "Why so upset, it's just like sending them off to college."
Hmmm, I thought. I couldn't imagine being terribly upset. Yes, I sent my son off to college the year before, and I couldn't see any difference myself, and I told the moms that.
Six months later I got a message from one of the moms who was part of that conversation asking if… Continue
Added by Arwen on July 30, 2010 at 12:01am —
My Husband is in his last few weeks of basic training and just had his interview with the Chaplain to be an RP, and everything went great. His (our) problem is he has the options of going Greenside with the Marines, or Blueside staying with the Navy, or going with the Seabee's. He was told he can make a request for whichever he wants, even though there are no guarantees. He (we) need(s) to know the positives and negatives of each option in order to be able to make an educated decision. Anyone… Continue
Added by JCPDB (RP Wife) on July 29, 2010 at 3:00pm —
This is so sad, Please pray for these families.
Added by BR549 on July 29, 2010 at 8:30am —
My son said something about tickets for graduation...Do you have to purchase tickets to go? Thats the first Ive heard of this Continue
Added by new-navy-mom on July 29, 2010 at 3:06am —
As I sit here writing this, I'm FB chatting my with my stepson, who's at his mom's. Asked him if it was okay I joined this, since I am the step mom. He said he was, "kind of touched and honored" that I wanted to. It's really started a great conversation and he knows how proud I am of him and how much I love him, even though I didn't bring him into this world. :-)
Added by teachergirl on July 29, 2010 at 1:00am —
I'm learning a lot, and sharing with my hubby. But I wonder, is there some sort of networking group for dads?
Added by teachergirl on July 28, 2010 at 7:52pm —
Added by Docsangel on July 28, 2010 at 6:00pm —
Well, Andrew has his orders and he is in Great Lakes, IL for his schooling. Right now he is doing N DOC this week. He says he will class up thursday or Friday. He schooling should start soon. We are expected in San Diego, CA in August. Original orders were to report to SD no later than August 16th. But because they have him doing N DOC all this week he doesn't start his actual schooling until next week. But I'm very excited about our move. I started some packing, but Andrews brother said that… Continue
Added by Steph_Proud navy wife & momma =) on July 28, 2010 at 10:09am —
My son, Micah, has been in A-school in Pennsacola since Febuary and is finally about to leave in 4 weeks. He's been through so much this summer and is really depressed. He's had a girlfriend there and just yesterday she dumped him because he only has 4 weeks left there. I tried to reassure him that there is someone out there that is more mature and able to handle a relationship (this girl was only 17). Someone meant for him. and then last week he found out someone stole his Navy Federal debit… Continue
Added by 2 navy boys on July 28, 2010 at 2:34am —
Added by MissingK on July 27, 2010 at 5:03pm —
I have a friend that has a son in the ARMY, he just enlisted and has been in bootcamp for 3 months, she has been able to access a video and pictures on a web page that shows what they are doing and where they are in their trainings. She has been printing pictures of her son from these postings.
Does the NAVY offer this too? anyone know?
I'm aware they are a totally different branch/uniform but it's worth the search.
Added by Sanman on July 27, 2010 at 3:53pm —
All the love I can send to the family of the fallen Sailor in Afghanistan- we love and support you. Blessings to all the fallen.
Added by Ruth McLaurin on July 27, 2010 at 1:51pm —
Our grandson finished basic training and is now in SC. We miss him, pray for him and worry a little. He has been too busy to call or write. He has a father, brother and us.
Added by grandmaT on July 27, 2010 at 11:29am —
Wow, it's so different preparing to see my step son go Navy in October, rather than college in August. My son, and my other two stepsons did college. I keep feeling like we should be shopping dorm sales! Instead, I'm learning. No care packages for quite some time is another big change. Colleges encourage one by September! Oh well, we're learning new tricks! No old dogs here.
Added by teachergirl on July 26, 2010 at 11:55pm —
I was super excited to see a letter from my brother in the mail today!! It was soo nice to hear from him.. eases my mind a bit. Sounds like he's doing pretty good and is staying optimistic. He said the people in his division are a "rowdy bunch" and that he is "no angel". Oh boy! lol. He said he has a few new "buddies".. and that they've really helped him get through the first couple of weeks. That makes me feel about 200% better about things. When he left, it was really hard… Continue
Added by Navy_Sister14 (Ship04 Div292) on July 26, 2010 at 7:20pm —
KABUL, Afghanistan — Two Navy service members disappeared in a dangerous area of eastern Afghanistan, prompting a massive air and ground search and appeals on local radio stations for their safe return, NATO and Afghan officials said Saturday.
The two left their compound in the Afghan capital, Kabul, in a vehicle Friday afternoon, but never returned, NATO said in a statement. Vehicles and helicopters were dispatched to search for the two, who may have been killed or captured by the… Continue
Added by Denise-- Seabee Mom on July 26, 2010 at 6:47pm —
Added by Navy for Moms Admin on July 26, 2010 at 4:04pm —