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Soon to be Airman Mom and scared to death!

Started by Sarah Sanchez. Last reply by Monica Anguiano Aug 11. 1 Reply

I really don't know how these forums work. My son leaves for BMT in a few weeks on Sept. 9th. His graduation is scheduled for Oct. 16th. He is 18 and being an Airman is all he ever wanted. He has…Continue

Nellis Air Force Base

Started by Daysha-Rae Mendes Aug 4. 0 Replies

My Airman just landed at Nellis AFB, Nevada where he will be stationed. Wondering if anyone here knows if they have a shuttle on base? It's a 45 minute drive from his dorm to his work area. Thanks in…Continue

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

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Comment by Leslie Huckabee on August 21, 2014 at 6:46pm

Well I survived my only son going thru BMT and now he as landed on an Army base at Camp Zama Japan, one of 20 AF guys stationed there. My head is still spinning. I feel like I have been hit by a truck. No one in my family has been in the military so this is all new to me. I raised my boy by myself but had plenty of support from my parents. It has always been the 2 of us. God how I miss him. He is my best friend and Wow I am so proud of him.  He graduated top of his class and is working on a satellite. Top Secret of course. I worry so much about the radiation exposure in Japan but what can I do. He of course has no info but the whole world is being kept in the dark as to what is happening.  I have aged 20 years in the last year and have still not landed on my feet. My son seems happy with his decision and it has always been my job to support him so that is at I have to do. To you guys at BMT,  don't stay at La Quinta. We were robbed there in Dec and all our belongings were stolen out of our car. We were traveling from Wyoming to Florida and stopped in Tx to see my son graduate. My SUV was fully loaded with all our belongings since I stay in FL for the winter so the loss was devestating.  I know about the tears Joy and I don't know when or if we ever stop crying. We just have to hope they are happy. 

Comment by Joy Bjerke on August 11, 2014 at 9:23am

Hi Everybody! I'm so glad I found this support group for moms with sons or daughters in the Air Force! My son is currently in Basic Training at the LackLand Air Force Base in Texas. He will be graduating in September and I am really looking forward to flying down there to watch the ceremonies. I am so proud of him! I am still trying to adjust to not being able to just pick up the phone to say hi whenever I want to. I'm trying not to think about the times in between leaves when he is gone and stationed else where in the future. It's hard though. I still find myself crying so easily at times. I knew it was going to be difficult saying good bye but I had no idea how hard it would be once he was gone. We still haven't heard anything from him yet and its been three weeks. Hopefully, he can make a call next Sunday. Any other mom out there with a son or daughter who is currently in Basic Training? Would love to connect with someone who is going thru the same thing right now. Thanks~

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.


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