This site is for mothers of kids in the U.S. Navy and for Moms who have questions about Navy life for their kids.
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"NBRob, does this mean your son is shipping out soon? But has another chance at an "A" school after a year or so? How does this process work? Also, I think at some point your son's initiative and intelligence will be rewarded,…"
"I use the Sandboxx app to write my SR, and they have a travel agent. My non-stop flight on United was a round trip rate of $237. When I had to change the date of the flight because her PIR changed, there was no United change fee (that's…"
There have been rumors of extended BC for some time, but so far every recruit has 6 weeks of actual training with about a week of P-days and then a few extra days before or after so that the average time at BC is 9 Fridays. Some may have 8 Fridays and some 10 Fridays depending on when they arrive and what division they are put in.
Junogirl thank you for sharing your story. Reading what other Moms and Dads have to say has made this easier for me. After reading many of the comments I sent my daughter a package yesterday full of things she has not asked for but other recruits have. She has been there since August 29th and I have not heard from her other that her first formal letter home. I am hoping when she opens her package she will be pleasantly surprised to find a phone card, icy hot, moleskin, bobby pins, hair ties and a little makeup. I imagine she will have a good laugh but then hopefully think I am a mind reader.