How many of you plan on or have gone to graduation? It is a long distance for us , my husband has not flown since he was a teenager and I'm not sure I could get him on a plane anyway! We are from a small town so city traffic seems intimidating to me though my husband is a truck driver. (He HATES traffic,too) Our son doesn't go to boot camp until Feb 23 ( his 21st birthday!) but I am trying to work this whole thing out in my head. I have look at airfare/hotel/car pkgs and about choked!
Please try to go to PIR you and your husband will never forget it. If you can't go then tell your son to order the DVD when he orders pictures at boot camp.
Join this group http://www.navyformoms.com/group/leavinforbootcampinfebruary here you'll connect with other N4M's whose rcts leave in Feb and there is info there as well.
Go to your page and scroll down.I've left you a greeting message with links and other info that may be helpful to you and your rct.
when my son graduated from bootcamp he got his pictures the same day but he got the DVD mailed to him. I guess since its recorded that day it takes some time.
On dvd and photos.
PIR - DVD, PHOTOS and BOUND ALBUM
Stay in touch with your recruit during BC about ordering the dvd and photos. He/she will have an opportunity to order these before PIR. If he/she forgets, you can go to the EXCHANGE and order them yourself when you are there for PIR. Additionally, you can call and get an order form faxed to you at anytime. Will need PIR date and Div number to order. NO email requests. BTW, there is a bound photo album that is beautiful – don’t know the cost.
Call these people up at:
Navy Exchange Photo Lab Bldg.7626
2601 East Paul Jones St.
Great Lakes, Il 60088
Phone number 847-578-6205 Mon- Fri
My daughter graduated from Officer Candidate School (OCS) last June, in Rhode Island. We live in Colorado. I wouldn't have missed it for the world. Just like BC, it's a once in a lifetime achievement. Truly. They may marry more than once, but they will never become a US Navy Sailor a second time. If you can possibly go, I suggest that you do. I'm still paying for my trip, but am eternally grateful that I went.
pgrlisa - would you be able to give me some details regarding graduation. My son graduates OCS in May. I've just heard via the grapevine (facebook) that there is a limit on the number of people that can attend the graduation. My son has grandparents (in their 80's) that are planning on surprising him graduation day. Someone is driving them so- we are definitely over the 4 limit that someone mentioned on face-book. Can anyone confirm this or tell me where to go to find out.
Thanks to all
OCS is different than Pass In Review (Boot Camp Graduation) for enlisted sailors. There was NO limit on the number of guests for OCS when my son graduated in '07. There were candidates with 9-10 guests. It could be different now. Be sure to attend the "Hi Moms" casual dinner normally given on Friday night. If you haven't join the OCS Graduate Moms group. Click on link below.http://www.navyformoms.com/group/ocsgraduatemoms
My son graduated March 18th. Enjoy!
There is a limit of four people for PIR. The form letter and PIR Family Guide, clearly define the limit of four people per recruit at PIR. However, while I don't know how they did it, I saw families of more than four.
When I thought we could have more than four attend, I was thinking that maybe the recruit could work with ship mates to acquire the extra seats. Another recruit would add your family members to their list. It would take some coordination, but may be possible.