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Forum: General Military Discussions 05-24-2009, 09:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 12,682
Posted By Txmom42
Thanks for starting this thread. Thanks to all...

Thanks for starting this thread. Thanks to all who serve, have served, and most especially the families of our soldiers who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. God Bless!!
Forum: The Lounge 05-22-2009, 12:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 9,320
Posted By Txmom42
Happy Birthday!!! Good Luck!!!

Happy Birthday!!! Good Luck!!!
Forum: Enlistment Information 05-07-2009, 10:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 864
Posted By Txmom42
The one thing I wanted to be sure of was that my...

The one thing I wanted to be sure of was that my children were making the decision to enlist for the right reasons. Was it a desperation move, or did they truly believed it was where they should be....
Forum: The Lounge 05-05-2009, 01:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,419
Posted By Txmom42
LOL!!! That sounds like one of our headlines last...

LOL!!! That sounds like one of our headlines last week. The governor asked for emergency relief funds to fight swine flu, but said no one should panic. Whatever.

I noticed earlier they are now...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 05-05-2009, 08:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,576
Posted By Txmom42
We all go through the anxiety you are feeling. ...

We all go through the anxiety you are feeling. She will be fine. Expect some of those first letters to be a little pitiful, but as basic progresses the letters and phone calls will start to sound...
Forum: The Lounge 05-05-2009, 08:52 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,419
Posted By Txmom42
There does need to be a little more balance. ...

There does need to be a little more balance. There a several school districts closed in North Texas. With more closing every day, some of them for just one confirmed case. It certainly seems to be...
Forum: Basic Training 04-26-2009, 05:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,044
Posted By Txmom42
You should receive a letter with all the...

You should receive a letter with all the information you need. My son was at Ft Benning, but I think they all send out the form letter telling you when it is and a map of the area. I know there are...
Forum: Enlistment Information 04-18-2009, 05:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,400
Posted By Txmom42
Just don't be like my son and wait until 11 at...

Just don't be like my son and wait until 11 at night to tell your mom. We need our sleep. She has already told you she would support you and she would be proud so just do it. If you don't do it...
Forum: Support our Families 03-08-2009, 09:21 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 21,478
Posted By Txmom42
Funny thing about those photo galleries. It's...

Funny thing about those photo galleries. It's really difficult to tell one soldier from another. They are all in uniforms with their hats on in most of them. When my son went through there were...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 03-08-2009, 09:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,290
Posted By Txmom42
Hi Kelsey. There are lots of wives and moms on...

Hi Kelsey. There are lots of wives and moms on here. If you have questions just ask and someone will answer. It will go by faster than you think.
Forum: Support our Families 03-06-2009, 12:47 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 20,815
Posted By Txmom42
Don't stop writing. You are their lifeline! My...

Don't stop writing. You are their lifeline! My son never once complained about getting letters, he begged for them. I know what you mean about phone calls, I got precious few. To this day I am...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 03-06-2009, 12:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,742
Posted By Txmom42
Hi, I understand your feelings. It's been...

Hi,

I understand your feelings. It's been two years since my son left for basic but I remember all the questions. First I would say that since you have his address, write to him. He will...
Forum: Support our Families 02-14-2009, 10:10 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 20,815
Posted By Txmom42
I know what you are going through. My son went...

I know what you are going through. My son went through basic 2 years ago. It was hard to break those lines of communication. When you are used to them checking in all the time and being able to...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 02-11-2009, 12:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,029
Posted By Txmom42
Hi! I only have one son in, but I know where you...

Hi! I only have one son in, but I know where you are coming from. There are plenty of parents on here to talk with, vent to, or get advice from. My oldest son is at Ft Lewis right now. He...
Forum: Mobilization & Deployment 02-03-2009, 07:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,911
Posted By Txmom42
I am sure there are chats, I just don't belong to...

I am sure there are chats, I just don't belong to any of them. FRG stands for Family Readiness Group. They are made up of mostly spouses. They do all they can to help keep the home fires burning...
Forum: Basic Training 02-03-2009, 07:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,771
Posted By Txmom42
Yeah, we drove from Texas to see my son. We...

Yeah, we drove from Texas to see my son. We stayed at a Days Inn not too far from base. I am hopefully going in April when he graduates from Ranger (need someone to ride roughshod over the...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 02-03-2009, 07:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,535
Posted By Txmom42
Stay calm. My son finished his first deployment...

Stay calm. My son finished his first deployment this past summer and looks to go out again this fall. Honestly, I heard more from my son when he was deployed than I do now that he is back. I would...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 02-03-2009, 07:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 985
Posted By Txmom42
I don't know of any, but I am sure there are...

I don't know of any, but I am sure there are some. I am an Army mom. My son has been in almost 2 years. There are a lot of good people on this site. If you have questions, someone will have the...
Forum: Basic Training 01-30-2009, 12:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,710
Posted By Txmom42
At the orientation I went to for my son, they...

At the orientation I went to for my son, they talked about what the soldiers had been going through which included a video of their training. They also covered the rules for leaving the base for...
Forum: Basic Training 01-29-2009, 12:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,328
Posted By Txmom42
My son is a Fort Lewis, he loves it up there. He...

My son is a Fort Lewis, he loves it up there. He came back last summer from his first deployment and told me last night that his unit is looking at going out again this September.
Forum: The Lounge 01-29-2009, 12:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,492
Posted By Txmom42
I would much rather have snow than the ice we had...

I would much rather have snow than the ice we had yesterday. You can keep those deep freeze temps up there. Most of the ice was gone by noon in our neighborhood. I did enjoy the free day off:p......
Forum: Introduce Yourself 01-22-2009, 12:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,343
Posted By Txmom42
Welcome. San Antonio is a really nice place to...

Welcome. San Antonio is a really nice place to visit, you will love it! Lots to do!! Get familiar with Southwest Airlines, they have the best deals.
Forum: Introduce Yourself 01-16-2009, 12:36 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 9,582
Posted By Txmom42
Welcome! My son also did his basic training at...

Welcome! My son also did his basic training at Ft Benning. There is a website for the training units but of course I can't remember what it is. I will play around and see if I can figure it out. ...
Forum: Support our Troops 01-15-2009, 09:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,860
Posted By Txmom42
The boxes are great. You can cram a lot of stuff...

The boxes are great. You can cram a lot of stuff in one of those boxes!!!
Forum: Introduce Yourself 01-15-2009, 09:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,497
Posted By Txmom42
Well put and very true!!!

Well put and very true!!!
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