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PROUD AIR FORCE MOMS

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Maxwell Air Force Base

Started by sanaa teebagy Jul 3. 0 Replies

Hello,Does any one have a son or a daughter at Maxwell Air Force right now?ThanksSanaaContinue

Need gift ideas to send for my son's 21st birthday on July 7th.

Started by Debbie Meyer. Last reply by Robin Quinn Jul 1. 1 Reply

Hi everyone,I'm new to this group and my son, Jacob, is an A1C stationed at McChord in WA (he's so blessed to be there as the view across the runway is Mt. Rainier. He's been in since Memorial Day…Continue

Care package for 1st time deployed

Started by Karen Santella. Last reply by Marina Martin Jun 23. 12 Replies

Am new to this group and came here looking for ideas on items to put in those care packages other than all food items.  My youngest son is deployed for the first time & will be there for 6 mos. …Continue

That first Phone call

Started by Wendy Rodriguez. Last reply by Keesha Davis Jun 20. 14 Replies

My son left yesterday 6/10/14 for basic training at Lakeland AFB. I just got that first phone call today around 4:00pm Eastern time. It was overwhelming !!!!...Im glad he is ok.Continue

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Comment by Marina Martin on June 26, 2014 at 11:32pm

Hi Everyone,  my son left yesterday for his 1st deployment in Japan.  Does anyone know how long it could take before I can expect to hear from him?  Last we heard from him was thru a text that said he would be landing soon.  Anyone know what the procedure is once they get to where they are going?  Just want to know that he made it okay.  Any advice will be great.

Comment by Keesha Davis on June 4, 2014 at 4:32pm
Denise congrats to you and your family. I know your proud to be a AF mom! My son leaves for basic training on Monday at noon. We are all scared as he keeps saying he's indifferent. ....pray for us
Comment by Marina Martin on May 27, 2014 at 9:25pm

Hi all, My son graduated from Tech School today and OMG another proud moment for me.  I am so very proud of all he has accomplished.  He gets to come home for 4 weeks before being sent off to Japan.  I am so excited to have him home for a month.  Will worry about being sad later when he has to leave.  Just wanted to comment on this because I know a lot of you are waiting for your loved ones to finish BMT or Tech School.  It will happen and when it does, it will feel that the time went fast.  Congrats to all those graduating and to all those who will.  Have a great day everyone.

Comment by Keesha Davis on May 25, 2014 at 10:44pm
My son leaves June 10th. He's very excited. I am also. Also very scared and just preparing for the long summer without him. Congrats to all the moms and children on this journey.
Comment by Lori Maines on May 25, 2014 at 4:57pm

Hi!  I am not an official AF mom yet, just in the beginning process as my daughter is a Junior in HS but has been to her recruiter several times, and this week we turn in notarized forms and birth certificate so she can go on to MEPS.  She wanted to get started early so she would have better choices for her vocation.  I have always encouraged her since she first decided on the Air Force as a career in 5th grade.  As the time gets closer, I am well aware of how difficult her leaving will be for me.  I'm a single mom and she is my only child, so, yes, it will surely be devastating and I quietly cry about this most nights.  I'm glad to have found a support group to talk me through it all...I'm overwhelmed, not only with sadness, but with pride, as well!

Comment by Ayanna Pedersen on May 8, 2014 at 2:21pm

Hi all, my daughter left for Air Force basic training on Tuesday of this week. She is my only girl, little Ms. Independant and I'm trying to take this one day at a time. She called when she landed but I haven't heard from her since, can anyone give me an idea of when I'll get a word from her to at least write? We're empty nesters with her gone and I can't seem to do anything but think of her.

Comment by Mary Wisniewski on March 24, 2014 at 9:31am

Hi Michelle. If you are going to send a package outside the USA then I would go regular post office (USPS) they will get the packages to where they need to go. Sounds like your son is pretty excited and nervous all at the same time going on his mission. This is what he has been training for. This is his mission in life to "Keep us Safe." Let go of the fear and worry and know that God is watching over him. I know he will enjoy the goodies that are going to be sent. Send lots cuz he will share. Especially the cookies. :)

Comment by Michelle McKinney on March 19, 2014 at 8:59pm

Hello everyone. I am new here.  My son is in his 3rd year in the USAF.  He is getting ready for his first deployment.  I am a wreck. Because of OPSEC I will with hold the who, when, and wheres.  I do have a question though, he can receive packages but not sure how we send them?  I have an address but is it through regular mail or UPS?  I know this sounds silly, I am just getting very nervous.

Comment by Marina Martin on February 23, 2014 at 7:34pm

Hi Everyone, I'm a very new Proud Air Force Mom of just over 2 months.  I just got back from my sons BMT graduation and wow what a great proud moment for me.  He graduated with his expert marksman pin (I think thats what it's called) and as an Airman 1st Class. I'm so proud of him.  But now comes the hard part and I am trying to get myself ready for it - the day he deploys.  He doesn't yet know where he will go as he is just now starting Tech School, but it will be very hard.  I really enjoy reading all the posts as they help me get through this all.  One thing I did learn and I hope it helps others, is that your letters and support to your airman is so very import during BMT but even more so during Tech School.  My son finds that he has more time on his hands now then while in BMT and that gives them more time to miss their families.  At times, he seems down and I always encourage and love and support him.  I never let him hear me down or like anything is going wrong at home.  I want him to totally focus on his future and he would not be able to do that if he thought his family was not okay.  So I always sound like all is great while talking with him and spend a lot of time on this site just reading everyone's great posts.  Keep them coming everyone because that little something you write and just be what someone else needed to hear.  Thank you all and I'm so happy to have found this wonderful sight.

Comment by Mary Wisniewski on January 23, 2014 at 4:32pm

Hi. Just wanted to share. Robert (my husband) & I attended my son David's formal pinning to "Major" USAF in Denver December 2013.  Robert & I were so very proud to pin the Gold Leafs on his lapel at the ceremony.  Just seeing how your child evolved into a wonderful human being makes my heart skip beats. So very proud.

 

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