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1underGod replied to Proudmom94's discussion 'Julio 13 / Div 936' in the group Mis hijos en el Navy
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Phoenixmom replied to Barbara's discussion 'New and Improved Navy A PACT Program' in the group PACT Moms
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Let's chat about our wonderful sons and daughters who have chosen the PACT program.

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It has been a long time since I have posted and I am sorry. I hope everyone has been able to connect with others in the PACT program. My son is now 3 and a half years in and it has been a great experience. He thought he wanted to be an AM. When he got on the ship, he was put with the AO’s. Now he is an AD3. It was best for him to start PACT because we didn’t know much about the Navy and he wasn’t sure what he wanted to do. This has been a good route for him. 

Discussion Forum

New and Improved Navy A PACT Program

Started by Barbara. Last reply by Phoenixmom 2 hours ago. 12 Replies

Hi all!Relatively new to all this.... my daughter left for BC June 27th.  She signed up under the new and "improved" PACT program.  She was told she would be able to designate after 12 months at her…Continue

Tags: A-PACT, Program, PACT, New

I'm super confused by this whole PACT thing..

Started by TheEscapist. Last reply by Barbara Jul 12. 13 Replies

Hi all-- I'm new around here, so forgive me if I missed a discussion somewhere. My son signed his contract for S-PACT back in October. He's currently in DEP and doesn't ship out to basic training…Continue

PACT Airman

Started by Angella. Last reply by Barbara Jul 6. 11 Replies

My son just left yesterday for BC, and I am wondering about his A-PACT program. The Chief Petty Officer at his recruiter's office told him that he came in under the PACT program and it was really the…Continue

Cell Phones

Started by rchina2. Last reply by ReneeHum Feb 28. 1 Reply

My son will be staying at Great Lakes for his school training before he gets shipped out..does anyone know if he is allowed to have his cell phone there when I attend his graduation.Continue

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Comment by Phoenixmom 13 hours ago
Comment by fayegirrl4* on Tuesday

Hikergirl-- Not sure of the rule of thumb about SPACT but our son was sent to San Diego after A School to a LPD ( Landing Platform Deck) where he is still at.  I am assuming it is all based on the needs of the Navy as to where your son will go.  Its possible that if his ship he's been assigned to is out at sea he will be flown to it. Or, if the ship is on its'  way back to port, they will put him on base in THU ( Temporary Holding Unit). Let me reiterate , this is what I have picked up from reading posts from other Moms/Wives/families.  

Hope this helps!

Comment by Hikergirl on Tuesday

I have a question for you PACT Mom’s. Will my son who will be S-PACT be stateside for his duty or shipped off? I was thinking he would be sent out in a boat but I read where Simeon said their son was stateside in San Diego for a while. 

Comment by fayegirrl4* on Tuesday

Hello all.. just checking in. I'm not usually active in this group but I do read the comments.  Our second sailor is SPACT and on the USS Anchorage. They are currently "river city" .  He's been in San Diego since Feb. 2017. He is still waiting to strike for a rate ( he wants a Seabee rate) and working his tail off with the deck crew.  If your SR's or sailors are in the PACT program, just keep encouraging them to work hard, learn everything they can and one day they will find their rate that fits them.  We tell our sailors that someone is always watching and that will lead them to (hopefully) a better job.  Good Luck to all!

Comment by Hikergirl on July 6, 2018 at 8:05pm

Hey guys! My son is S-PACT with a current PIR of 8-17. I’m excited to see him and excited to get to spend three days with him. It’s also super nice to be in a group with Moms that can relate and their kids have the same jobs! 

Comment by Brenda on June 8, 2018 at 6:55am

My daughter left for Basic training June 5th, she is PACT as well.  I would love to chat with other parents going through this experience. 

Comment by dkuulei29 on May 7, 2018 at 5:18pm

Thank you Michael K. I did some research and i spoke with my son, Although he was bummed at first, he now sees this as he can check out different jobs and then chose from the openings available in the fleet when he's ready to strike for a rate. took a possitive spin and it may be a blessing in disguise....the rate that he wanted is turning out to be what he would consider boring.....(his older sister is in that job) so from what shes telling him, it looks like it was a good move.

Comment by dkuulei29 on May 4, 2018 at 6:27pm

can anyone explain to me what our kids do in the PACT program?

Comment by Angella on April 4, 2018 at 4:30am
Received the box yesterday. Cried and hugged the box for a while before opening. Can't wait for the form!
Comment by Son#2 on November 22, 2017 at 7:44am

hello all!

i have been member, but not in the group . my second son is just getting started to join the navy.  he is going in the pact program, which is new to me.  i would like to thank everyone for all help i am sure i will need.   


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