Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Oscar 182

Greetings,
Recruits who arrived on Oct. 20, 2009 formed as Oscar 182.

Please send letters of encouragement to:

SR (FIRST AND LAST NAME)
RECRUIT COMPANY O182/James Hall
USCG TRACEN CAPE MAY
ONE MUNRO AVE
CAPE MAY NJ 08204-5083

Graduation for Oscar 182 is scheduled for December 11, 2009.

The company commanders for Oscar 182 are MK1 Jakubowicz, SK1 Stamos, and AMT1 Guillen.

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Barbara said...

We were so happy to see some information on Oscar 182 today.
The photo was a plus. Hang tough Oscar 182 We miss you SR Plouffe

Go Oscar 182

Mom and Dad

Monica said...

We are all so excited to see Oscar 182 has formed. We are the family of SR LeCou Bacon and wish all the other families and Recruits of Oscar 182 good luck these next eight weeks. We are looking forward to more photos and hopefully some video like that from November 182. We love and miss you SR LeCou Bacon.

Mom, Dad, Becca, Audrey, and Monica

4melissa said...

Hi, Families of O-182,
My daughter is in J-182 and we found out after we bought tickets to fly to graduation that it is actually closer and sometimes cheaper to fly into Atlantic City. Most of us are flying into Philadelphia which is 2 hours from the base, Atlantic City according to the locals is about 30 minutes away. So try getting both prices before you commit to buying your tickets.
Congratulations for supporting O-182. THey and you will get through all of this! Good Luck!
Mother of SR Horn J-182

Traci said...

Hello OSCAR 182 been waiting for you on the web Hope you are all well and working hard TOGETHER to be the best that you can be. Heads Up!!! and Hello to SR Davis J.R.

CoastieMomOscar182 said...

Looking forward to the CC Blog and pictures for Oscar 182 progress, next Tues. Families... it's only 7 more weeks, if they can do it, so can we! CC's please let Oscar 182 know we are cheering for them!! Thank you USCG for having this website!

davson said...

Good Luck Oscar 182..We are so proud of you SR Brandon

Dad, Mom and Jenn

Deanna said...

So excited to have this site! Good luck to everyone in OSCAR 182! Can't wait to see more pictures and observe your progress. Take care and stay strong! We miss you SR Smith.
Mom

The Branson Bunch said...

God bless you all, Oscar 182! We're praying for all of you and those who will lead you to be the nation's greatest protecters. For SR Robert Branson, we are so very proud of you and know that you are going to excel in all you endeavor. We miss you and look forward to the day we're together again.
Mom and Dad and the Branson Bunch

lms said...

Good Luck Oscar 182!! Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you..Love and Miss you SR Schramm

Mom,Dad,Meem

rokihunter said...

Hi Ya'all. I am the mother of SR Hunter. Modern Technology is great. Didn't have this when I went through basic....years ago. I am a proud army wife and now a proud mother of a Coastie. Oscar-182 the best is yet to come! Hang in there families our proud moment is coming. I heard Cape May is beautiful during the Christmas Season. Can't wait to see it.

The Hunter Family

tnewbolt said...

Excited to follow the adventure of Oscar 182. I'm the mother of SR Gaston. She left Houston with excitement and anticipation of this new journey in her life. Good luck and God's speed through the next few weeks!

Love, Mom

Monica said...

Thank you for the heads up "4melissa". We will be looking into that. Good luck to J182 and your daughter... she's nearly there!

Maureen said...

We are the family of SR Penny. Thrilled to see some information and pictures of Oscar 182. Hang in there. We miss you SR Penny.
Love,
Mom and Family

gail said...

Great to see the picture of Oscar 182. That is a name you will never forget, the beginning of your Coast Guard days. Hoping to see more pictures and news as the weeks go by. This web site is great! Work together and be strong. CC please let your company know how proud we are of them. Our prayers are with you. SR Samuel Johnson love you and miss you very much!

Mom, Dad & Zachary

Mom Agar said...

Our youngest son is "SR Agar".

All of our love to you and the best of wishes to all of you in OSCAR-182.
We all love you, miss you terribly, and the dogs are waiting for you! :)
Love you,
Mom

Terri said...

Thrilled to see Oscar 182 on this blog. You can do it SR Vyse! Looking forward to more info and pictures.

We love and miss you!
Mom amd Dad, Buster and Heidi

Linda said...

So happy to see some info for Oscar 182...We are with you SR PENNY all the way!!!! Can't explain how happy we are for you and all in your crew>..GO COAST GUARD OSCAR 182!!!!
1 full week in way to go...
Linda Lu

Barbara said...

I received a post card today from my son. It was great to finally have something from him in writing.
Hang tough O182 SR Plouffe.
We miss you and love you

Mom and Dad

Alexis said...

It's great to see information on Oscar-182. Our recruit is SR Delcambre. We love you and miss you. We're so proud to have a recruit in Cape May and we look forward to more information on the companies progress.

All our love,
Moma, Poppa, Travis, Benjamin and Laura

Mary Lee said...

Hello to all the families of Oscar 182. We are the parents of SR Stephen Bogovic. Just loved the picture. (camouflage shorts) Get off the bus and look straight ahead!!!) Good luck to Oscar 182, we are proud of each and every one of you. The journey begins and it's wonderful to share these times with other families. One week down-hang in there SR Bogovic

Love, Dad, Mom and Marissa

USCGMomDawn said...

It was so good to see information on Company Oscar 182 - looking forward to the journals starting next week. This website is so wonderful and truly a blessing to the families of recruits. Thanks Cape May! My recruit is SR Watkins. I am so proud of you and everyone in your company. Work hard and work together and you will all make it through. Over one week down....only 44 days until graduation! Can't wait to see you then. Miss you and love you --- Mom

drewspurplewake said...

So wonderful to see the picture of Oscar 182's arrival. Stay strong in the weeks to come and remember how much we love you and how proud we are. Praying for you each day and for the fast forward button and graduation day! Love you and miss you more than words!

Mom of SR Drew Burleson

S Denne said...

SR Shue...We are very proud of you and what you are doing!
Oscar 182 we are all here to support you and hope you are there for each other! You are missed and we can't wait to see you in Dec for graduation!

rokihunter said...

WhooHoo, recieved a letter from my son today, SR Hunter. He said it is nothing like the movies...much harder. Go OSCAR-182!! Team work will get you less IT. Praying for you.

Mom

Terri said...

Congratulations on getting a postcard Barbara. Thanks for letting us all know. Hope to get one soon from our son, SR Vyse.
You can do it Oscar 182!!!

The Branson Bunch said...

SR Robert Branson we are so proud of you. Hang tough and we'll see you soon! We love you,

Mom, Dad, Blake, Lee, Glenn & Ginny!

Victoria said...

Good luck Oscar 182!!! My brother is SR Watkins. I am so proud to be your sister. Miss you and see you in December!!

rokihunter said...

Urgent. I just bought 3 tickets on Southwest for graduation for a total of $213. Promotion ends today. You have to go to the Southwest website. Know it is early, but couldn't pass up the deal. If I need to change, I can apply to new tickets. GO SR Hunter.

Mom

d'reksmom said...

So very proud of you SR BRANDON, Stay strong and be safe on your journey. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Good luck to everyone in Oscar 182.

JEP438 said...

SR Shue, our grandson, we're so proud and excited for you.

Oscar182, Hang Tough, we're all cheering for you.

The Polings

coastiewife4 said...

To rokihunter or any one else that can help, is there a promotional code you have to put in? And did you mean that if for some reason they date changes they will let you change your ticket?? Any help would be great thanks =]

Terri said...

Both Spirit and Air Tran fly into Atlantic City and you can still get good rates until about 2 weeks before your trip. They have specials all the time. Got a postcard from my son, SR Vyse today, which made me very happy and relieved. I have started a new blog on google called Moms of Coast Guard bootcampers so we moms can cry on each others shoulders.
Hang in there Oscar 182. We love you and know you will make it through!!!

Monica said...

Hi coastiewife4, I looked up the rates for Southwest airlines on their website under "special offers." If need be, you are able to change the flight date but you will have to pay additional fees. Ticket prices vary depending on the city you are flying out of. It's worth a shot!

rokihunter said...

Hi all, Yes there is a transfer fee and it also depends on where you are flying from. I am flying not-stop from North Carolina. It was $25 one way. So for round trip with fees about $71 a ticket. Couldn't pass it up. Just wanted to let you all know in case you wanted to check it out. Hope everyone is doing good on the homefront. As my teenage daughter would say "The Coast Guard is ball'in"

Mom of SR Hunter

debra said...

We are happy to see information about Oscar 182. We have been waiting patiently. We are the family of SR Ramirez,Jason. Good luck, God Bless, and we wish every one in Oscar 182 the best. Hang in there these 7 weeks are going to fly bye. We love and miss you.

Mom,Dad, Josh & Jenna

drewspurplewake said...

rockihunter, where r u flying out from in NC. I am also in NC and would like to know where you got your flight rate and for what days. Everything I have found is so much more expensive.

mom&dad said...

Hi Kyul,
We were so glad to see you're video of Oscar 182 Marching Cadence it is so cool to be able to see you.
Love Mom and Dad

S Denne said...

We finally received a postcard today and SR Shue said it is tough but fair and that it is team work or nothing...so we know that they have each other! Hope all you mom and dad's and siblings are hanging in there!
Terri, thanks for the blog I will check it out!

gail said...

Received my post card yesterday. Was so good to hear from my son. Am hoping for a letter one of these days. I know I have written to him and given his address to everyone I can. rokihunter that is a great deal on a ticket. I am in SC, flew SR Johnson out of Charlotte NC to bootcamp and it was $124.00 one way. We recently moved down here from New Jersey so we are driving back for graduation. Hang tough Oscar 182 we are all sending you our support! Cannot wait to see more pictures here, and the blog when it starts. Terri will check out your blog. 7 more weeks to go Oscar 182 work hard and together. SR Samuel Johnson miss you and love you!

Mom

rokihunter said...

drewspurplewake....I am flying out of Raliegh, NC. Hope this helps.

coastiewife4 said...

To mom&dad there is a video?? Where can I see it?

coastiewife4 said...

Also has anyone else not recieved a post card or letter from their recruit?? Im starting to think im the only one =[

Traci said...

Good Morning OSCAR-182
Thinking of you and hope all is well with you . Hello to all the Familys enjoy reading the blogs
LOVE to SR Davis JR

v said...

Hi Kahleed we miss u and Love You!!! U Will Make it!!! Love MoM

Maureen said...

to COASTIE WIFE4 I also did not recieve a post card or letter yet. Maybe it has something to do with location and distance from New Jersey

coastiemombarker said...

Terri,
My son is in Mike 182 but I would love to blog with you if that is ok.
How do I get to your Moms of Coast Guard bootcampers? I searched the google blogs nad could not find you.

Maureen said...

to costiemombarker, you can get to moms of coast guard bootcampers by clicking on Terri's name on this blog site. Hope to hear from you there.

mandi clevenger said...

Hey Evan Talbot---Love you and miss you lots already!!! wrote a letter to u last night -gotta get it in the mail now!!! take care!!! prayin for ya!!! Dawson n Billsay Hello! Stay strong!! Stay confident in yourself and be the leader you are! Love Mandi and Dawson

CoastieMomKatz said...

I am thrilled to have found this blog...wonderful to share with other Coastie families...I also received a very positive postcard from my son SR Katz...I am so proud

Mary Lee said...

Hi,rec'd my postcard yesterday from SR Bogovic. He stated Oscar 182 is a very large unit, 96 recruits. He sounded excited about starting classes and not excited about doing push ups. I'm sure he's
not use to that Northeast weather either. ha ha Just love sharing my thoughts, even though blogging is pretty new to me. Love ya SR Bogovic and we'll keep the letters
coming!!!

Love, Mom

Thigpen said...

So glad to find Oscar 182!! hang in there you'll all do great! Only a few weeks to go keep your head up & know we are behind you the whole way! We love you SR Thigpen, L.D. see you soon!!! mom, amy, will, aubry, karissa

debra said...

coastiewife4, Hi, I also have not yet recieved a post card or letter from my son. we are in Los Angeles, Ca. It might be because we are so far away, you know that snail mail may take a few more days.

Terri said...

Thanks for the post card SR Skyler Vyse. Keep on writing. You should be very proud of yourself for what you are accomplishing at bootcamp. The rest of you at Oscar 182 should be very proud as well. Keep up the teamwork and you will always be successful. Love you!
Mom and Dad

CoastieMomOscar182 said...

Coastiewife4-your pc must be lost in the mail,hang in there-its coming. The recruits were Required to write home their first sunday. 1 1/2 wks down...Really looking forward to O-182 Update, Cant wait for Tuesday!!

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StoneFamily said...

Oscar 182 great to see the pictures are up..You have started a new adventure only you can make the best of it keep your heads up and cant wait to see you in December. We will be praying for you..

The Branson Bunch said...

We're not anxious, just wanting to know if there are any other photos (besides the one from arrival night) or info out there on our coasties in O182. W're praying for our son, SR Robert Branson, and our O182 coasties every day. Just a few more weeks and our guardians will be out there! Woooohoooo! Go, Oscar 182!

Flying Engineer said...

SR Bogovic I am proud of you! Study hard! You now know the true menaing of Semper Paratus!Love you always the Chief, also known as your Uncle. Good luck to you and Oscar 182.

Maureen said...

Just got in from work, expected to find a post card or letter from my son. I have not heard from Him yet. I'm hoping someone can help me. Has anyone else not recieved mail from their Recruit? Thanks

The Branson Bunch said...

Maureen: Don't worry. We've received one letter and one postcard from our coastie, SR Robert Branson. He says they are very busy. The first week was mostly getting lots of shots, marching and getting yelled at 8)
He said everyone is good. We know our son is OK becuase he asked us to send money; being from Savannah, he perhaps underestimated the cool Jersey Fall and had to by an additional sweat shirt 8)
Hang in there. Remain prayerful. We hear the weeks get better. And we'll see our heroes soon!

StoneFamily said...

I am the father of Recruit Stone. I just want to wish all of you in Oscar 182 the best. It may not seem like it now but these will come to be some of the best days of your life and you will make true friends who have gone through the same trials and difficulties that you have. These friends will be like family for the rest of your lives. So dig deep, suck it up and drive on! It will be over before you know it. We are all praying for you to not only make it through, but to learn and grow from this once in a lifetime experience. Semper Paratus Oscar 182.

coastiewife4 said...

To maureen..I to have not recieved a letter or post card from my husband =[ I dont know if it got lost in the mail or what but hopefully we will get one soon.

Maureen said...

To coastiewife4, Thanks for responding, I'm sure we will hear from them soon. Hopefully we will have a card in the mail tomorrow. Hang in there.

Laurie said...

Greetings Oscar 182 families. I am the Mom of SR Pettigrew from Cedarville, NJ. It's tough being so close yet so far. No word from our son yet but I know he'll come through boot camp with flying colors - as will all our children. Any questions about navigating NJ, just ask. Looking forward to meeting you all on Dec. 11!

coastiewife4 said...

Question for anyone who can tell me...Do I have to purchase his plane ticket home or do they take care of that at boot camp? Any help would be great =] Thanks

debra said...

Hi coastiewife4 I heard that they take care of their own flying arrangements. My son's recruiter told me the last week they help them make the arrangements they need, and they purchase their own tickets. I hope this helps.

Pam said...

SR Paul Stuart IV, I saw Oscar 182's pictures on the website.I hope you are doing well. We miss you and can't wait to talk to you. Hang in there and we will keep sending letters.

Pam

debra said...

Laurie, I have a question about NJ. We are from Los Angeles, Calif. I am trying to find a flight so we can attend graduation. From LAX there is one airline that flies’s to NJ. It’s Air Tran. But I don't know if the airport is close to Cape May. If I fly into Philly I heard it was a 2 hr. drive to Cape May. Someone told me to fly to Atlantic City because it's a shorter distance to Cape May. It is over $400. to fly to any one of the cities, except NJ that is $134.
So can you please help and tell me how far the airport from Cape May is. I would really appreciate it. thanks:]

gail said...

Oscar 182 we are thinking of you everyday, sending you our love and prayers. Cannot wait for tomorrow for more updates. Stay strong and work hard together. December is next month.

Debra, Atlantic City is less than an hour drive to Cape May and a much easier one too! I just moved out of New Jersey in July so I know the area.

SR Samuel Johonnson love you and miss you.

Love Mom

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S Denne said...

Stone family are you from the Tampa area? I thought there was a Stone that left from Tampa...Amber? I have pictures of the swearing in and all 5 of them being sworn in!
Let me know!
sedenne@tampabay.rr.com

Barbara said...

Thinking of you everyday SR Plouffe,
Stay strong, stay focused, and Dec will be here before you know it.

Love you lots
Mom

drewspurplewake said...

Does anyone know if there is a limit on how many people may attend graduation. I have a crowd of family that wants to go.

Denise and Brian said...

We're pulling for you Kev (and teammates). There's a big splashing world out there waiting for you. Love you, but it's still your turn to do dishes when you get home!

Monica said...

I'm looking forward to a journal entry from our recruits tomorrow! (very funny profile picture Denise and Brian "Bacon" haha)

cindy3636 said...

I am the mom of SR Oconnor Oscar 182 from the Mass area. I am very proud of my son and all the recruits of Oscar 182 , hang in there and know we all are counting down the days to we reunite with our sons and daughters at Cape May.

Love so very much SR Oconnor

Mom

Kristi said...

Hello, My husband is with Oscar 182 We love & miss you SR Justin Newman! We can't wait until you come home!
Love your wife & baby Layla

cindy3636 said...

I am the proud mom of SR Oconnor Oscar 182. I want my son to know he is in my thoughts 24/7 and I am so very proud of him, as we all are of our sons and daughters. Stay strong and know I am behind you all the way. I am counting down the days to we all see our sons and daughters on Dec 11 in Cape may.

Love you very much and miss you.

Mom

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CoastieMomOscar182 said...

Hey Families of O182, Just a reminder...your recruit does not see this blog site. It's strictly for family support.
And Debra, what part of LA? We are from Woodland Hills. We are tryin to get out for the graduation, too.
Hang Tough Oscar182 families!!!!!

Monica said...

Debra, I will also be flying out of Los Angeles. I have signed up to receive flight alerts on Kayak.com. It searches all of the discount travel websites like Orbitz, travelocity, and cheaptickets.com at the same time for the cheapest flights. I just received an e-mail alert for a flight into Atlantic City for $295 the weekend of graduation. It's a great website. I find all my flights through them. Hope this helps :)

Julie said...

So glad to see a posting for Oscar 182. We are the parents of SR Delton Bookman from Phoenix Arizona. I hope everyone is working hard together and lending a hand to others at every opportunity! We are your biggest fans and cheerleaders so keep moving forward :) Mike & Julie (Mom and Dad)

S Denne said...

I can't believe that after all this waiting we get 1 short paragraph...N182 had a long paragraph for each day of their second week...! Sorry...just hoping for a little more!

CoastieMomOscar182 said...

Really hoping Oscar 182 would've had more sentences, details, diary style...quite a let down! We wait and wait and wait, it was merely crumbs...I still feel empty!! PLEASE Oscar 182 Historian, PLEASE GIVE US MORE, this just isnt enough!!!!

gail said...

I thought it was just me being disappointed in such a short report. I checked other companies, they had a day by day diary. Please Oscar 182 Historian we really need more info! Our love and prayers are with you!

Barbara said...

What a let down on Oscar 182 Journal, Hopefully next week will be a little more detailed.
Go Oscar 182
Stay strong SR Plouffe

S Denne said...

Did you see Nov 182 journal...gosh..it is pages of info!
Yep...I'm venting!

Deanna said...

Oh well, we can just read the blogs from November 182 to see what are recruits are up to - we are only 1 week behind the N-182 recruits. Maybe our blog will get better in the weeks to come - (I sure hope so!)

debra said...

Thank you Monica for that wedbsite I am going to check it out. Maybe I can find a good discount on the tickets.

CoastiemomOscar182. We are by Dodger Stadium by
Los Felix/Silverlake area.

MilitaryBrat4Life said...

Just want to say its starting to get really cold up here...I live about 2 hours north of Cape May and Im also on the water....I feel bad for our boys to be out in this weather, but they will definitly be ready for winter on a boat =)! Only 39 more days....and by next week things should be much easier for the recruits....they will be used to the routine and they will mostly be having classroom time!!

MilitaryBrat4Life said...

HAHAHA I can't count only 38 more days....for those of you close 31 more til they get liberty(freedom) for the day as long as everything is good!

gail said...

MilitaryBrat4Life where do you live? We just moved from Waretown, NJ (just outside of LBI).

MilitaryBrat4Life said...

Hey Gail Im in Bayonne....where did you move to? Is your son, daughter, gf, or bf in boot camp?

Julie said...

I must say I am terribly disappointed in the blog for Oscar 182! I had hoped for some more information.... The photos were nice. Still sending a "shout out" and all our love and support!
GO OSCAR 182!

Mike and Julie (Phoenix AZ)

Laurie said...

Debra,

You should probably try to fly into Philadelphia. Atlantic City is closer (by over an hour) but a very small regional airport and prices will probably be higher. Check and see if Spirit Airline or Continental have any direct flights from LAX to Atlantic City - you might get lucky. It is also sometimes cheaper to fly into Newark - a 3 hour drive but could be worth doing if the price is right. It isn't difficult to get to Cape May from any of these cities. Baltimore is another option - about the same drive time as Newark.

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Monica said...

I am very grateful we are able to read a journal at all, but my expectations were so high because of the other posted journals. I'm really hoping for more next week:(

gail said...

MilitaryBrat4Life my husband was transferred to South Carolina (between Spartanburg and Greenville). My middle son SR Samuel Johnson is in Oscar 182. His station after "A" School will be NY. (He is in the reserves and will do his 6 months up front then go to college in the fall.)

Go Oscar 182 our prayers are with you!

Deanna said...

Hey Everyone! If you read the posts from November 182, it says that the recruits will get to leave the base and go with sponsor families for Thanksgiving for a home-cooked meal, use of the phone and computer! I have learned a lot by reading their updates, they are just one week ahead of our recruits.

MilitaryBrat4Life said...

Ah Ok I used to live in Charleston, SC then moved here! LOL we just switched! Good luck and let me know if you have any questions.

Traci said...

I too read the N-182 journal where they mentioned going to host family for the holiday wonder if that is for all companys And Yes Oscar_182 you need to write more in your journal Hello SR Davis J.R.

C J said...

My daughter SR Julie Jane't was in November 182 until stress fractures landed her in the hospital. She will be in Oscar 182 when she gets out. Be nice to my girl Oscar 182.
Julie, hang in there girl. Remember, "I am woman, hear me roar".
Love MOM

drewspurplewake said...

Got a full page front and back letter today!!YA! My son Drew Burleson sounds GREAT and was very optimistic and happy. He says he owes alot to his bunk mate Joe Martinez, who has helped keep his spirits up and give him a laugh. If any of you out there are his parents I would love to hear from you! He also spoke of a Agar in the bunk next to his whos mom has sent 15 letters already. This made my day and makes me feel so much better and not worry so much!

Kristi said...

I recieved a letter from my husband today. He sounded like he was okay, says he passed the 100 meter swim and that they keep them very busy each day. It's such a relief to hear from him. Hopefully these next few weeks fly and I hope everyone else is hanging in there alright.

Leah said...

Way to go Oscar 182! Two weeks down. You should all be very proud of yourselves and each other. Stick together as a team and you will all make it through. We can't wait to see you, SR Delcambre, in December.

Your Lake Charles, LA family

BD's Mom said...

I was so excited to find the information and the pictures of Oscar-182. My son is SR B. Dillard and he is pictured in the arrival of the recruits (he the one in the brown jacket). Hey son I was so glad to get to see you - I'm looking forward to more pictures. Brandon I really miss you son and I am so proud of you. You stay strong - the prize is insight. I love you son and can't wait to see you. Good luck to all the recruits of Oscar-182 and God Bless all of you and your families . Thank you all for your service to our country.

I Love You Brandon!!!

Mama

SamsSis said...

SR Samuel Scott Johnson, you are loved and missed very much so! I am so proud of you for the choices that you have made and the man you are! I hope that you are writing your mother, that Lady smells the mail man coming and goes running to the mailbox on a daily basis! Good Luck Oscar 182!

Kris, David & the fur balls ;)

Deanna said...

Hi everyone! Just wanted to remind you that ESPN 2 has been filming for their Nov. 11th show called "First Take" my son said in his letter that they filmed them at the airport in Philly. Hope everyone is hearing positive things from their recruits! I miss my son so much - keep sending them letters, they really help lift their spirits.

Traci said...

still waiting for my letter here must take a whole week to get here

StoneFamily said...

Yea! I finally received a letter from my daughter Amber. She says shes doing great and is highly motivated. She is in the picture on the recruit status page. She is the only girl in the hallway with the stressed out guys. I am so proud of her. Keep it up young lady.

S Denne said...

STONEFAMILY....I have pictures of Amber swearing in at Tampa MEPS if you want any...email me sedenne@tampabay.rr.com

The Branson Bunch said...

We received a letter from our son today (SR Robert Branson)! It's dated 01 NOV. He said that that O182 is only allowed to read letters and write on Sundays. He also says there are 96 members in the Company (one of the largest at the Center). He weighed 151 lbs. going in; he guesses he's lost another 10 lbs. from the intensive training and eating healthy. He says they are eating lots of oranges to stay healthy. Here's the bottom line: write, write, write. Tell everyone you know who loves your Coastie to write. They are craving letters from home. All is well with Oscar 182. We have that from inside! 8)

The Branson Bunch said...

PS - Our son (SR Robert Branson) is in the O182 photo of our boys running from their sleeping quarters. He's the one in the blue uniform. Ha-ha. Actually, he's the one wearing the glasses, with his left side to the camera. That's our boy!

coastiewife4 said...

To traci where do you live?

gail said...

Finally got my letter today. I am so happy. Hope my son doesn't lose weight, he needs to gain it. So glad to hear Oscar 182 is coming along so good. Also said they got another recruit so they are up to 97, largest company on base.

Love and miss you SR Samuel Johnson.

Our thought and prayers are with you Oscar 182!

Love,
Mom

S Denne said...

I got my letter!!! YEAHHHHH!! my son says it is hard but sort of fun...(wow)He said their days are basically marching chow and class. He said they are 96 strong but they are losing 3 to RAMP this week. He also says the first 2 weeks have flown by. He is the Catholic Religious Petty Officer for O182 and that gets him out of push ups on Wednesdays.
I am so happy to hear from him and he sounds great!
I hope the rest of you receive your letters soon! It is a big relief!

I am so happy to hear from him

Barbara said...

Hi all,
I am so happy for all of you that have received letters, although I have not heard anything from my son yet, It is heartbreaking, but I have faith that I will get a letter soon. Stay strong OSCAR 182
Hang tough SR Plouffe Hoping you are not one that went to RAMP

Love Mom

coastiewife4 said...

To s denne...what is ramp??

Maureen said...

BARBARA Hang in there, I know how you feel. You will hear from Him soon.

Texanna said...

My son is also in O182. I received a letter from him today. He sounded goood but wants letters. He said he'd heard that wks 3 & 4 were tough. It sounds like they are doing well. I love you SR Pitts. Stay strong and be safe. (always)

S Denne said...

Coastiewife4...all I know is that RAMP stands for Recruit Aptitude & Motivational Program...I have no idea what it in-tales. We are trying to find out from a friend so I will let you know if I find out more.
Barbara...I really hope you get your letter soon. I know it is tough waiting!

S Denne said...

I don't know if everyone is aware but one of our mom's (Terri) has a blog that a lot of parents and loved ones are talking on...great stuff on here...this is the link!
http://momsofcoastguardbootcamp.blogspot.com/

MilitaryBrat4Life said...

RAMP is a seperate platoon that if the recruit is falling behind or having problems they work with them then decide if they need to be reverted go back a week or go back to O-182....YES FOR NOW Sunday is the only day they get to WRITE letters...coming week 4 and 5 here and there THEY DO get a 1/2 hour to hour in the evenings to write. But they have mail call other days than Sunday.... And you should def check out the blog momsofcoastguardbootcamp.blogspot.com...I have posted alot of answers to the same questions you guys have on there! VERY INFORMATIONAL for those of you new to this "world" LOL....

MilitaryBrat4Life said...

basically they are alot harder on them in ramp...more motivational...its not fun by any means and makes reg bootcamp look somewhat easy...

countrynana said...

This is the Grandmother of Amber. So proud of you my little lady
Isaiah 40:31
But those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength; They SHALL mount up with wings LIKE eagles, they SHALL run and not be weary, They SHALL walk and not faint. To Granddaughter & all of Oscar 182 ...keep going

gail said...

Countrynana that was beautiful.

God Bless Oscar 182 our thoughts and prayers are with you!

SR Samuel S Johnson miss you so much, love you too!

Mom

Monica said...

Hi everyone,

My boyfriend left me in charge of paying his bills while he is away at bootcamp and is set with automatic deposit. Does anyone know when they are supposed to be paid? His bills are due soon and I'm worried! Thanks!

S Denne said...

Monica...my son (in Oscar 182)said in his letter that they get paid on the 1st and 15th of each month...his paperwork was missing so he hasn't been paid yet...but if your boyfriends was set up correctly it should be in there! Is there anyway you can check his balance. If it isn't in there you may need to contact his recruiter. Good luck!
Countrynana...I met Amber at Tampa MEPS for swearing in she is a very sweet girl!

Traci said...

Coastiewife
I am in Oregon Finally got my letter SR.Davis J.R. said things are good chows good and the area what he has seen is bueatiful thanks for the letters and encourgement I won't be at the grad so if anyone mmets him tell him mom bragged

Terri said...

Go Oscar 182! The time is flying and graduation will be here before you know it! Proud of the team that has formed; the friendships will last forever! Hit it hard, SR Gaston! See ya soon!

Love, Mom

MilitaryBrat4Life said...

Hey Monica, I also am paying my boyfriends bills while hes gone and I checked his account on the 1st and nothing...I was told it sometimes takes longer than the 10 days from the 20th to the 1st to get everything processed so be expecting a bigger check on the 15th. So instead of just 1st to the 15th pay we should have oct 20th thru Nov1st and Nov 1st thru Nov 15th on the 13th actually. If payday falls on a sunday...they pay them at midnight thursday! Sooo you should have it there by the friday before the 15th which I believe is the 13th! And then on Dec 1st his pay will be a little less than this first paycheck. Also for the first few months the coast guard will be taking out a specific amt each check to pay for everything they have received. So if its not a whole lot thats why!

rokihunter said...

To answer the pay question. My son is SR Hunter and I am the wife of a soldier. He will get paid probably on the 15th, This class did not probably make the cutoff date which is around the 20th of the month. On the 15th they should get paid from the 20th to the end of October and also half of their pay for Nov. Also, remember that some of the stuff they were issued, they have to pay for. So they will take that out of the pay. Probably over the course of 3 pay periods so it won't be so hard. I know Army gives a annual clothing allowance to enlisted to replace worn out unitforms. Hope this helps.

StoneFamily said...

S Dene Thank you for the pictures we e-mailed the link to our family. We really appreciate you taking the time to get the pictures to us. Thank you we think Amber is wonderful too.

StoneFamily said...

S Dene Thank you for the pictures we e-mailed the link to our family. We really appreciate you taking the time to get the pictures to us. Thank you we think Amber is wonderful too.

StoneFamily said...

Amber hasn't been paid yet either just want to make sure if we need to get in contact with her recruiter did any one else get there deposit?

Maureen said...

Is anyone else having problems with the "Moms of coast guard" Blog, mine is not comming up

S Denne said...

Stonefamily...Justin's recruiter called us to tell us there was a problem...I guess Cape May called him and wanted his account info again. So if you haven't been called I doubt there is a problem...this was on Tuesday that I got the call. There is still nothing in his account so I am guessing they will get paid on the 15th it will jsut be a larger paycheck.
Maureen...I am not having any problems getting onto the Mom's blog....not sure why you are having problems!

coastiewife4 said...

Hi everyone thats wondering about the pay situation, I emailed the commanding officer about why I didnt recieve my husbands pay check on the first and he said that since them came in on the20th that they will get paid on the 15th...hope that helps =]

Monica said...

Thanks everyone for answering my question about their paychecks. You ladies are on top of things! Looking forward to Tuesday's journal!

d'reksmom said...

Yeah!!!I recieved a postcard from my son SR Brandon,it brought tears to my eyes! He said the first few weeks have been hard but the food was good and the uniforms are awesome!My thoughts and prayers go out to the familys and recruits in Oscar 182.Be safe on your journey SR Brandon.Love you son.Mom

S Denne said...

Hey...if any of you are on facebook there is a group called coastie moms and thee is one that is Coast Guard Moms and dads if anyone is interested!

Denise and Brian said...

So thrilled to hear all the support for our extended O-182 family, which has grown to 97 strong men and women. I sent a letter to our recruit SR LeCou Bacon with a halloween photo as background--hope it's acceptable.
Hang in there!
Denise and Brian

free2b61 said...

The comment above mine said the company now had 97. I hope that was my daughter SR Julie Jane't that was added. I got a phone call from her when she was in the hospital there with stress fractures. She said she was being moved from Novemeber to Oscar. I love you girl.
Love
MOM

S Denne said...

free2b61...if she called and told you then she would be our newest recruit...hope she is doing better...that has to be hard to move companies but we have some great kids in our company...so she will do just fine!

CoastieMomOscar182 said...

Is it "Who-Raw", "Hoa-ra" or what??? Gotta learn how to spell it right before I send out his next letter...lol

coastiewifejenna said...

Hoorah is how it is spelled but it is pronounced differently than it is spelled. You will hear it a graduation I'm sure.

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Chris said...

Good Luck Oscar 182, and SR Shue! Miss having you around in class. Good Luck everybody, and Happy Veterans Day!

CoastieMomOscar182 said...

Thanks CoastieWife! I'm a stickler for spelling and that was bugging me...LOL

S Denne said...

CHRIS...thanks for joining us...I know Justin loved having you as a teacher and mentor...he would love to hear from you if you want to drop him a letter...if you haven't already! The address is on this site. He really likes it...he says it is hard but fair. And you know Justin...he didn't like anything hard! This is a wake up for him! Tomorrow (Nov 11) on ESPN2 at 10a there is a 2 hour special on First Take....it is going to be from Cape May...we may see him on there!
Thanks again!
Susan (SR Shue's mom)

Traci said...

waiting for journal impatiently

coastiewifejenna said...

Everyone else got a journal enrty but us! This is so frusterating

schabo said...

This website is cool. My son is SR Campbell. We send a tons of prays and good wishes to everyone in Oscar 182 from San Diego. See you all at graduation.

schabo said...

Also waiting for company journal to update. FRUSTRATING.

C said...

I hope they didn't miss the cut off to submit a journal entry! My middle son, who graduated last year (MIKE 180), said week 4 was the hardest! Now my youngest is with OSCAR 182. Happy Veterans Day to all the Coast Guard Families! Week 4 is almost over!!

Miss and love you SR Cote!!

Mom and Dad

StoneFamily said...

Does anyone know the time graduation will be on the 11th? I don't remember seeing it in the info that was sent to us..

CoastieMomOscar182 said...

StoneFamily: Be there by 9:30, starts promptly at 11am.
Check out this site: http://www.capemay.com/coastguardgraduation.html
It was really helpful.

Hoo-rah Oscar 182 !!!!!!!!!

C said...

We will be getting a letter just before Graduation. It has directions, times, dates in it. It will give you all the info you need. Make sure you wear comfortable shoes to graduation. You will be doing a lot of walking! After they graduate and are dismissed, they can show you around the base.

And your going to want to bring tissues!! : )

SR PENNY ~ BIG SISTER said...

Hello everyone, I am SR Penny sister ~ What happened to the journal entry, I look forward to this everyweek. I am currently watching the special on ESPN2 and the weather is bad so they are shooting inside. man, since we didn't get the update this week I was hoping for a glance.....

BD's Mom said...

Hey everyone,

I just saw the ESPN video of our guys and girls on this link http://espn.go.com/video/clip?id=4639496. I saw my son, SR Dillard (Brandon), it makes me cry just watching him because I miss him so much and I am so proud of him. I also saw SR. Crampton (Joey), and Ryan (one of the guys who left Montgomery, AL with my son). If any of the families who had guys leaving from Montgomery, Alabama are reading this please contact me, I took some pictures of the guys at the airport before they left and would love to share them with you.

Brandon, I miss you so much and I am so proud of you. I love you - stay strong your almost half way there.

Happy Veterans Day to all the families and God Bless you all.

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AdlerWespestadFamily said...

Go Oscar 182!!!

We are all so proud of you & miss you so much (especially your little sister) SR Adler!!!
It was exciting to see you in the picture on the O182 blog page, and I spotted you in TWO of the promo videos for First take!

You're a good looking group Oscar 182!

Stay classy SR Adler!!!

Love,
Your little sis [and the rest of the family too!]

Rick, Cheryl, Kyle said...

I just want to said, our thoughts and prayer are with you guys. and SR C/R Rodriguez we love you very much Mom Dad and kyle The Mora's and the cameri's. Hang in there son i know your will is strong.....

Thigpen said...

BD's Mom~ my brother left from montgomery landon thigpen do you have pics of him?? my email address is willandamyreeves@yahoo.com please let us know thanks!

Peg said...

So thrilled to see info for Oscar 182- We are the family of SR Ryan Kemp. We are so proud of you and miss and love you more than anything. Good luck Oscar 182. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. You can do it.
We love you,
Mom, Bobby, Nana and Family

Peg said...

We wish all of the wonderful young men and women of Oscar 182, strength, determination,and a love of their military choice that will be part of their character forever.. God Bless them and their families -- we are always whispering a wee prayer for our Ryan Kemp -- we love you lots honey.. Mom, Bobby and Granny

Hernan said...

I am so happy to know that all members of Oscar are doing ok, good luck to all and special love and blessing to SR Sanchez, take care and always ready miss you remember it's your future.

take care GOD BLESS YOU!

DAD

staylor410 said...

SR S.P. Taylor
Oscar 182
Hi Sam!! We watched the Veterans Day special..you had just sat down @ a table after getting off the bus, you had your "Just Do It" T-shirt on!! I can't believe we were able to see you!! You also have a picture on Oscar 182 weekly journal. We love your letters and can see that you are growing everyday!! What an awesome experience for all of you in Oscar 182!! Dad & I miss you so much and are so very proud of you. You are becoming a Guardian!! Love you lots!! Mom, Dad, Paco, Lilly & Callie :)

coastiewifejenna said...

Where is the link to the clip ID for the espn2 special. My husband was on there and I found out from my cable company that I can't record from my DVR.

Denise and Brian said...

For those who missed BD's Mom's blog above, she posted the link to the espn clip showing our Guardians - thanks!! http://espn.go.com/video/clip?id=4639496
With Monica's help, we spotted our son SR LeCou Bacon getting his hair cut by a beautiful brunette with loop earings--we'll tease him about that! Didn't see a lot of smiling on that video, but there seems to be intensity, so I'm confident the men and women of O-182 are absorbing their training and learning to work as a team. Best wishes Oscar 182 friends and family. And thanks Monica!

rosaria said...

I got two letter from my son SR Schmelebeck, he sound very stress and down. Son you are almost done, hang in there only 28 more days, this is your future don't despair it will be better after bootcamp.
I love and miss you a lot.
mom

coastiemombarker said...

Ok, Oscar families where's your journal? Not trying to stir up trouble but I have come to live for all the companies journals to post so we know what companies are at Tracen CM and how they are doing. It sorta feels like one big family now. I am a Mike 182 Mom but I root for all the companies to do well and succeed. Well, if anyone knows who the historian is tell em we're waiting... Hope all is well and your company (O182) is healthy and strong.

Go M182,N182, O18, P182, Q182 and all others at CM Tracen. Good luck and God Bless.

C said...

Just wanted to let you first timers know that your Recruits are starting week 5. My son, who graduated last year with Mike 180, said now is when it starts getting easier. The first 4 weeks is tough, week 3 and 4 being the hardest, but now it will get better.

Halfway there Oscar 182!!

Love you SR Cote!!

C said...

Oh.. And by the way, Oscar 182 is lucky to have SK1 Stamos as a CC for their unit. She is, by far, the best the Coast Guard has!! I met her at the Mike 180 graduation. According to my son who graduated, she is though but fair!!

Love and miss you Sr Cote,

Mom

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BD's Mom said...

Hey Guys,

Has there been a journal posted for Oscar-182 since the Nov. 3rd entry? I keep looking but I can't find anything. I hope everyone is well. I got a letter from my son on Thursday he said he had been selected for the "Honor Guard" and that they would turn in their "dream sheet" for where they want to be station on Thursday (11/14/09) and they should here the results next week sometime so we should be getting that 5-minute phone call from them with the news soon. I can't wait to hear his voice.

I love you Brandon and I miss you. Stay safe and I'll see you soon.

Mama

Barbara said...

To SR Plouffe,

4 weeks down, 4 to go, can't wait to see you. We miss you and love you, and we are so proud of you.
Hang tough Joe,

love
Mom and Dad

johnny said...

Chin up and chest out Oscar 182. Be responsible, work hard, and walk proud. Looking fwd. to your graduation. Would definitely love to see some of Oscar 182 training videos. SR Dasinger J. R., Hang tough young man.
Dad and Raquel

johnny said...

Just found the video of students leaving the bus. Was glad to see several shots of my son. Alot of apprehension there. Brings back alot of memories. Glad all are doing good. Proud dad of SR Dasinger, J.R.

Monica said...

Thank you Oscar182 Historian! That was a much needed journal. I'm so glad to hear everyone in O182 passed their midterm exams. We're getting closer to seeing our Guardians at graduation. I'm looking forward to hearing where everyone will be stationed later this week!

Traci said...

Hello Oscar 182 Thank you for posting not one but two journals today. We all I sure am proud of you for passing all your tests Keep up the good work. SR Davis JR do miss you but keep your head up and your lips zipped LOL

coastiewife4 said...
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momendad said...

"coastiewife4 and S Denne":

If your recruit was put in "RAMP", it means that they screwed up and are not dealing with authority and discipline well and need extra incentive training to help them better see the ways of the Coast Guard. If you catch my drift.

glitteryblu10 said...

To Bd's Mom and Thigpen. My husband also left from Montgomery! I got to meet two guys that were there with him before they left, at the hotel. Probably your guys! Pretty cool!

drewspurplewake said...

got a letter from my son SR Burleson, talked about SR Johnson. He says they are really good friends and everyone gets them mixed up all the time. If u r SR Johnsons parents would love to hear from u!!!
LeAnne Coyle

Dale said...

I was so excited to see you in a photo Jay. Pastor said your looked said you meant business! I know you are giving your all, you always do when you put your mind to something. I'm very proud of you and I love you!
Mom
9:30

Traci said...

Good Morning Oscar-182
Its a wet morning in Oregon 5:00 am and I am at Work making sure you Coasties have doors and hatches for your RBM.I would like to say thanks to you CCs for reading our blogs to the SRs. It means something to me. Thank You again. Now SR Davis I sat by my cell phone all nite waiting for a call that didn't come so I am still waiting and you know me I don't like waiting Do not call house phone it doesn't work call cell Now other moms anyone from Texas he mentioned Texas in letter not sure if he was referring to another SR or is that where he is going to be stationed Have a wonderful day Oscar-182 you are almost done and you all have acheived so much but keep going reach for the stars be the best that you can be cuz the best are Coasties

BD's Mom said...

Hey Everyone,

We haven't heard from our coastie yet about where he is being stationed. My future daughter-in-law got a letter from our SR Dillard on Thursday he would be writing to tell us. I am so proud of my son. I told him at the airport when he left that I was sending him off a young adult but the next time I got to see him he would be a "man" and I hear the change in him with every letter that the Coast Guard is transitioning him into that man. Thank you to all the CC's for the great job you are doing with our sons and daughters and for grooming them to be the best that they can be.

glitteryblu10 i saw your blop post - Are you the newlywed from Auburn? I took pictures of the guy before they left and will be glad to email them to you. My email is thstigermom@hotmail.com just let me know.

I love you Brandon and I miss you so much and I am so proud of you. Don't worry about Ginelle and Cosmo they are fine - she misses you so much and can't wait to her your voice and see you.

Good luck to Oscar-182 we are all so proud of you. Thank you to all the families for the wonderful young adults you have raised to unselfishly serve our great nation - God bless you all.

I LOVE YOU BRANDON!

Mama

AdlerWespestadFamily said...

OSCAR 182!
SR Adler-
Thinking of you as always!!!

Dad said that you called with news of your assignment and that you'll be stationed in Portland which is EXCELLENT for your sister because you'll only be two hours away from her college!
We love you so much SR Adler!

And I'm sure we're not alone in saying that we want to hear more about Oscar 182's progress and adventures! This blog needs more pictures from Cape May!

Keep on truckin' Oscar-182!
You're the greatest!!!

Lots of Love,
Alanna & The Adler Family

BD's Mom said...

Hey Son,

Ginelle called me and said you called yesterday with your assignment in Galveston, TX. I haven't gotten a letter this week and I know your busy, I just hope you are getting the letters and cards I am sending because you know the Monkey that sorts the mail in Tallassee can't always read.

Brandon, I love you and miss you so much son - I can't wait to see you. I hope you are happy with your assignment. Travis says its the same size boat he just came from but that the weather is wonderful there.

I hope you are able to see these messages.

I LOVE YOU,

Mama

BD's Mom said...

Hey Oscar-182 & families,

I hope everyone has heard from their loved ones and that they are excited about their assignments. I know everyone is like me, anxiously awaiting to see them and starving for any news from them.

God Bless you all and hang in there - it want be much longer now.

coastiewife4 said...

Still waiting on a call from my husband..hopefully he calls today =]

SamsSis said...

SR Samuel Johnson, so excited to hear the news of how you are doing and that you are assigned to VA! I am thrilled that we will all be together on Christmas this year! You are missed and loved very much!
Good Luck Oscar 182!
Kristin, David and Jason

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The Reeves Family said...

Still haven't gotten a call yet. Anxiously awaiting a call from SR Thigpen. Just a few more weeks!
We LOVE YOU and MISS YOU Landon! See you soon!
Mom,Amy,Will,Aubry and Karissa

coastiewife4 said...

Hey guys I was just wondering what the number was when the recruits called?

staylor410 said...

Hi Oscar 182 familys and friends.
the phone # I received last night from our son SR S P Taylor (Sam) was : (609) area code. I received the call @ 6:03 p.m., we live in Boise, Idaho...GO BRONCOS!! :) It was such a quick call, not enough time to say everything you want to your Gaurdian...not enough time for him either...sounds like Oscar 182 is progressing in leaps & bounds...keep writing those letters they love them...Miss you Sam, very, proud of you,
Love, Mom, Dad, Paco, Lilly & Callie :)

staylor410 said...

Oops, I spelled Guardian wrong...sorry :)

The Reeves Family said...

has everyone heard from their coasties? just wondering if we were the only ones not heard yet? thanks!

CoastieMomOscar182 said...

Still haven't heard from my son, SR PERKINS :( Heard they're really pulling together now, that's a Great thing! HOO-RAH! Not long now, week 6 begins Monday.
I'M SO PROUD OF YOU Ant-man, you're almost there !!!!!!!!
We all Love & Miss you!
OSCAR 182- 20 more Days-Hang Tough!

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