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Please note! Changes to this guide happened in October 2017. There are now tickets issued, and there are no longer parking passes for PIR.

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The recruit training center posted pictures today and I think I see my son. I know he is short but wow, if it is him the guys are huge in his division. The stance and everything is just like my son. I had hoped they got the slouch out of him, but that looks like his slouch.…


Added by Kbpoohbear on May 4, 2018 at 6:55pm — 1 Comment

May 3

I received another letter from my son. It was much shorter since he didn't have to rest his leg. He said that tomorrow he should no his rate in the nuke program.  I asked the Nuke moms how they decide. It is as the Navy Needs.  A sorting hat was suggested which lead to my daughter going off a tale about and Magic Navy Hat that reads my sons thoughts. She said she hopes he chants "not Slytherin" so he can have Gryffindor instead.

He is tired but good.…


Added by Kbpoohbear on May 3, 2018 at 10:01pm — 2 Comments

Dying your hair

So I just received my first letter and my daughter seems like she is doing good but never realized how tuff this really is there. I’m so proud of her!! She also said they dyed her hair a light brown! Does anyone know why they make you do that?! Her hair is naturally blonde! Seems crazy!

Added by Tina_Proud Momma on May 3, 2018 at 2:52pm — 4 Comments

Wrong Place to Post? New and Need Advice

Please don't attack me, I've literally never posted on a forum site before this one. I don't even know if this is the right place to post.

Anyway, to start off, I am a 20-year-old (21 in September) university student who has just returned from studying abroad in Japan for a semester. I stayed in Kawasaki, and was using a bunch of dating apps at the time, so naturally, I picked up the odd sailor or two stationed in Yokosuka. My home in the states is actually near New London/Groton CT,…


Added by princeaurora on May 2, 2018 at 5:35pm — 1 Comment

2nd and 3rd PRT Test

Just a quick question. Does anyone know if they fail the 2nd or 3rd run do they send them home like failing the first run or do they just hold them back till they pass and delay the graduation?! Thanks in advance.

Added by Tina_Proud Momma on May 2, 2018 at 12:12pm — 3 Comments

Not passing A school

What happens if your sailor doesn't pass A school?

Added by sheila on May 2, 2018 at 9:46am — 2 Comments

Well it's been quite a while

Well it’s been quite a while since I posted on this site.  My older boy has been in 8 years and still packing chutes. My younger one has been in 7 years has 2 boys and is recruiting now and has tested for E6. Both have been on 2 deployments and I have been on 2 tiger cruises. My husband and I have flown all over the country for visits.  Not so much lately as my 3rd and oldest boy is in the army and based in HI. His kids are living with us for now.   I am just as proud now as the day they all…


Added by 2 navy boys on April 29, 2018 at 6:30pm — 1 Comment

April 26,2018

Yesterday I got my first real letter from my son. One page for me, one page for sister and one for the dog. He pulled a muscle in his leg running for chow so Friday April 20th he was on light duty, so he had plenty of time to write. I could tell it bugged him. He said he has nothing negative to say nor anything really positive. He did say he is worried about his final run time but that his RDC (Recruit Division Commander) is going to run him a lot next week to help. He is tired of other…


Added by Kbpoohbear on April 27, 2018 at 8:50pm — 5 Comments

Hotels after PIR

I saw a post somewhere that our Sailors can only go back to certain hotels. I am looking to book a hotel and want to make sure I pick one she is allowed to come back to. Has anyone herd of this?! 

Added by Tina_Proud Momma on April 27, 2018 at 7:38pm — 4 Comments

SEPS- Will be home today !!!

Well I am off to pick her up. Funny, the drive to pick her up is almost as long as her flight. Happy that I will get to see and hug her. And we will get some quality time together before we are back home. To all of you with a SR in SEPS hang in there. Keep giving them positive input. They will be home soon. 

Added by bkm4 on April 26, 2018 at 2:11pm — 4 Comments


so excited! We received our sons PIR letter today in the mail. I’m excited for this journey that he is on, worried yet excited. 

Added by Micheyh on April 23, 2018 at 10:05pm — 4 Comments

It has been awhile

We received the I am still alive call last weekend. It was short since he called his sister first. She didn't recognize the called and rejected it. He left a good message that we listen to when we need to hear his voice. He is doing good but said this was "the hardest thing I have ever done". He is stronger than I think and he got his stubbornness from both his father and I. I know he has this. I am both proud and worried. I guess that proves I am mom.

I booked my flight, got a airbnb…


Added by Kbpoohbear on April 21, 2018 at 3:09pm — 3 Comments


I had a nice talk with my daughter on Monday. It is great to hear her voice. I also received my first letter from her Monday as well. Hearing from her more regularly now I don't worry so much. It is once she gets home I will worry. She is so upset, irritated, frustrated and mad right now that she doesn't know what to do. My fear is once she gets home that she may just give up and close off from everything. I know she is safe now, she is doing well and anxious to get home. Still no word on…


Added by bkm4 on April 18, 2018 at 4:04pm — 1 Comment

Joy and Apprehension

So, we currently have 2 at Boot camp.  They are 1 month apart.  Got to see one in PIR singing today and it was so exciting.  Two weeks from today....

The second one has been crickets for the last 2 weeks 4 days.  Two weeks ago Monday, I got a 90 second phone call about her "being set back" due to "injury" and she had to repeat week 1 again.  She was crushed.  I encouraged her to be strong.  I would have expected a form letter today (as mail is sent out on Monday) but nothing arrived. …


Added by Wiffer peanut on April 13, 2018 at 11:51am — 3 Comments

SEPS-She is being seperated.

We got the call on April 6th. She failed her run. Twice. So she is being sent home. She can go back in 6 months. I missed that call, my husband took it (I was at work). She called again on Monday the 9th. She is upset, frustrated and still far from home. She called her brother today. I am waiting for my next call from her and a letter from her soon. She says she wants to go back, I am going to do everything I can to help her and support her. I know if she just walked away and gave up she…


Added by bkm4 on April 11, 2018 at 6:46pm — 9 Comments


My grandson is now in RCU, it was his P week and apparently they found a medical issue.   Too much electricity going to his heart.  They scheduled him to meet with cardiologist on the 3rd..  we have not heard basck from him yet.

Very worried nana here...

Added by sharon s on April 6, 2018 at 2:27pm — 6 Comments

Late EASTER visit

Can't wait for this weekend! Will see my Son ,daughter in law and 4 year old granddaughter!!! EASTER basket is filled and waiting! Lots of hugs at grandma's house!!

Added by Dwan2sTArHeaRtKmom on April 4, 2018 at 3:31pm — 1 Comment


I received the kid in a box today. I wanted to cry for a minute but walked in the other room and got it together.I thought I would receive the form letter first. I hope it comes soon. I want to peak at see how he is doing but I cant. No possible way. 

Added by Kbpoohbear on April 3, 2018 at 10:22pm — 5 Comments


Well on 3/27 we dropped her off at the hotel, she called 3/28 at around 11 p.m. with the "I am here, I am safe" call. Well today I received the box. Looking forward to the form letter so I can start to send her letters. A really rough week for me and for my youngest daughter. So this week has to get better. I will anxiously await the letter and letters from her. 

Added by bkm4 on April 3, 2018 at 6:28pm — 3 Comments

My daughter left 3/28

My daughter left 3/28 for boot camp. Miss her so much. 

Added by Anissa on April 3, 2018 at 12:30am — 14 Comments

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