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Roheenie commented on FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW's group 'PIR: April 28, 2017 TG 25 - 5 Divisions (133-136 & 925) Each recruit will be permitted 4 guests.'
"Yep. We were the same. Our SR's last letter (last Wed) said we would get a call on Sunday, April 16 but it was crickets at our house. Ship 02 Div 925. We don't know what happened, so hope to get another letter soon with an explanation!…"
Apr 18
Roheenie commented on FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW's group 'PIR: April 28, 2017 TG 25 - 5 Divisions (133-136 & 925) Each recruit will be permitted 4 guests.'
"Thanks Jerri. I was thinking it would be at the end of THIS week. Fingers crossed that they all make it through the fire!"
Apr 17
Roheenie commented on FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW's group 'PIR: April 28, 2017 TG 25 - 5 Divisions (133-136 & 925) Each recruit will be permitted 4 guests.'
"I am very excited to have seen my SR carrying the Arkansas flag at last Friday's PIR! It was so good to catch even just a glimpse of her! We thought we were going to get a phone call yesterday, but nothing. Does anyone know when "Battle…"
Apr 17
Roheenie commented on FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW's group 'PIR: April 28, 2017 TG 25 - 5 Divisions (133-136 & 925) Each recruit will be permitted 4 guests.'
"Yes. I'm getting the technical difficulties notice - DRAT! I think "sticks" were just getting ready to come in, too! Now I have to wait. More waiting!!!"
Apr 14
Roheenie commented on FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW's group 'PIR: April 28, 2017 TG 25 - 5 Divisions (133-136 & 925) Each recruit will be permitted 4 guests.'
"Now it's completely gone. WAH! "
Apr 14
Roheenie commented on FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW's group 'PIR: April 28, 2017 TG 25 - 5 Divisions (133-136 & 925) Each recruit will be permitted 4 guests.'
"Daggone! My live stream isn't working very well!"
Apr 14
Roheenie commented on FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW's group 'PIR: April 28, 2017 TG 25 - 5 Divisions (133-136 & 925) Each recruit will be permitted 4 guests.'
"Does anyone know when the Navy changes into their summer whites? Will the April 28th PIR be in blues or whites?"
Apr 14
Roheenie commented on FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW's group 'PIR: April 28, 2017 TG 25 - 5 Divisions (133-136 & 925) Each recruit will be permitted 4 guests.'
"Good Friday morning everyone! Fellow Unit 925 moms - I'm going to watch today's PIR in hopes of seeing my SR carrying the Arkansas Flag! Give it a shot - you might see YOURS! Only 16 more days until it's their very own…"
Apr 14
Roheenie commented on FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW's group 'PIR: April 28, 2017 TG 25 - 5 Divisions (133-136 & 925) Each recruit will be permitted 4 guests.'
"Are cameras allowed at PIR? As in - larger professional-type cameras?"
Apr 12
Roheenie commented on FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW's group 'PIR: April 28, 2017 TG 25 - 5 Divisions (133-136 & 925) Each recruit will be permitted 4 guests.'
"I'm really excited. I'll be at work, but all of my work comrades are cheering me on. I'll be streaming it live on one of my computer monitors. I watched the April 7 PIR and discovered what the "sticks" drill looks like and…"
Apr 12
Roheenie commented on FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW's group 'PIR: April 28, 2017 TG 25 - 5 Divisions (133-136 & 925) Each recruit will be permitted 4 guests.'
"She carries the Arkansas flag!"
Apr 11
Roheenie commented on FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW's group 'PIR: April 28, 2017 TG 25 - 5 Divisions (133-136 & 925) Each recruit will be permitted 4 guests.'
"Hi all! I've been on one deadline after another at work and unable to join in the conversation here. I'm getting SO excited about PIR coming up in two and a half short weeks!! I think I read somewhere awhile back that our 925'ers will…"
Apr 11
Roheenie commented on FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW's group 'PIR: April 28, 2017 TG 25 - 5 Divisions (133-136 & 925) Each recruit will be permitted 4 guests.'
"Thanks, AnnaMaria! I'm feeling a lot more uplifted now. The fact that it will be April tomorrow also buoys me up! And all of the wonderful women here on this website! Thank you to all!"
Mar 31
Roheenie commented on FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW's group 'PIR: April 28, 2017 TG 25 - 5 Divisions (133-136 & 925) Each recruit will be permitted 4 guests.'
"Girlfriends! I just wanted to share that we FINALLY got a letter and anticipate a phone call this Sunday if it's granted. Our group has finished "Phase 1" and completed their tests for that, so that's good. She says the tests are…"
Mar 31
Roheenie commented on FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW's group 'PIR: April 28, 2017 TG 25 - 5 Divisions (133-136 & 925) Each recruit will be permitted 4 guests.'
"I am feeling frustrated. My SR has been in BC for four full weeks now. We have had one four-minute phone call and two letters. When she called last week, she had no voice - sick, and was not a happy camper. She is in Unit 925 which someone said is…"
Mar 27
Roheenie commented on FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW's group 'PIR: April 28, 2017 TG 25 - 5 Divisions (133-136 & 925) Each recruit will be permitted 4 guests.'
"Good morning, all. I do love this group! We got our four minute phone call last Sunday (wrote earlier about her being upset and crying, which is really hard). She is older.....34, so has been assigned a bunch of responsibilities that whe worries…"
Mar 23

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I am a 68 year old mom of two adult kids. My daughter joined the Navy at age 33! Her dad and I are excited about kicking off this new career with her. Her brother was in the US Marine Corps and now works in the private sector. My husband and I continue to work full time. I am a photographer, a gardener and a knitter.
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At 7:55pm on March 14, 2017, lemonelephant said…

Make at least change 3 at the bottom of OPSEC and PERSEC (Making Changes to Your Profile) (clickable link).

There may be other changes you need to make as well (changes 1 and 2???), so read and consider each of the changes.

Another change that I recommend that is mentioned in change 1 is to change the ZIP Code to one that is not easily associated with you or your recruit.

At 7:55pm on March 14, 2017, lemonelephant said…

Check out Parents whose Sailors are stationed at FT. Meade (it has not been active in some time). You will also want to check out Fort George G. Meade, Md Facebook Page.

The Rating Information Card for MC can be found at https://www.cool.navy.mil/usn/enlisted/rating_info_cards/mc.pdf. (If you get the security warning, it is safe to go there.)

Your Sailor will most likely fly out to "A" School the day after PIR. See PIR Day and Liberty during PIR Weekend within Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones) to help you know how to plan your weekend.

At 7:54pm on March 14, 2017, lemonelephant said…

The Page, 800 and 900 Divisions, within Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones) will be of interest to you since you have a recruit in a performing division.

900 divisions usually go through Battle Stations-21 (BST) on the Monday night before PIR. Write to your recruit and ask when BST is to know for sure.

At 6:50pm on March 14, 2017, lemonelephant said…

Welcome to Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones). I look forward to sharing this journey with you. Be sure to check out the Pages (found under the pictures of the Members) for information on what to expect and to help you prepare for PIR. Start with OPSEC and PERSEC (Making Changes to Your Profile) and Arrival and What Happens at the RTC and read 1 or 2 pages a day and then go back to them as you need the info.

Take care and blessings to you and yours.

At 1:25pm on March 11, 2017, AirForcelovesNavy said…

Hi.  I just wanted you to know that I was in the same situation as you are.  My daughters letter didn't arrive for many days after.  I got the box... but the letter was delayed for some reason.  I promise, it will come and you will feel so much better.  Then, you will live for the next letter.  Then, the first call will come from Waukegan, IL and your heart will stop.  My daughter graduates next week.  I am a veteran...and I know what she is going through, so that makes it hard and easy, at times.  But, when you get the letter, you will have an outlet (address) to write letters now.  That will make you feel better.  The letters are few and far between at first, but they will get Sundays off from 0700-1300 for personal time and letters typically arrive around Thursday or Friday.  Then more calls if they get rewarded.  Keep the faith...there is a process and in 8 weeks, it will be over!  

At 3:46am on March 1, 2017, lemonelephant said…

You may want to check out Mom's of Daughters 2.

 
 
 

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