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PIR 05/26/11 TG 28 — 7 Divisions (179–184 & 928)


PIR 05/26/11 TG 28 —   7 Divisions (179–184 & 928)

Greetings March Ship date Moms!  Looks like we have a date to look forward to.  If all goes as planned, our recruits will graduate on Thursday, May 26, 2011.  I look forward to seeing all of you in Great Lakes on the new Holiday, 5/26/2011

Members: 57
Latest Activity: Dec 2, 2016

Discussion Forum

Ship 11 Div 181 PIR 5/26/11

Started by CRF230dad. Last reply by joankf Ship11 Div 181 May 29, 2011. 43 Replies

Any others out there with SRs in this group?

SHIP 11 DIV 180

Started by OMG hes a Sailor (div180). Last reply by laurelbc 11/180 May 28, 2011. 324 Replies

Hi all! our kids/hubbys are together what have you heard?? No real letter for me yet. Praying for one this week! our phone call should come soon!


Started by diannep. Last reply by diannep May 26, 2011. 35 Replies

This is the final test for your SRs.  It is an overnight 12 hr drill that tests them on all they have learned and may encounter when deployed on a ship.  It takes place on the Disney-created USS…Continue

Ship 11 Div. 182

Started by tripoli11/182. Last reply by pennyn May 25, 2011. 5 Replies

Anybody have a daughter in division 182?  I was hearing from her regularly but haven't heard anything since Mother's Day.  Silence is so hard! She mentioned in her call that there were lots of people…Continue

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Comment by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW on December 2, 2016 at 7:38pm


Deleting inactive members - The ad agency that handles N4M is in the process of updating the site.  If you have not been active since 12/1/15 you will be deleted to make room for new members.  You will be able to re-join.  If you don't want to be deleted you will need to post something to activate your account.  They have already started deleting members.”

Comment by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW on November 11, 2012 at 3:06pm

Blessings and Thanks to all who have served!

Comment by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW on November 7, 2011 at 1:44am

Hello Ladies!

I know it has been a loooong time…I’m sorry I have not updated but I did read all of your comments.

I have stayed on the site as a “veteran” mom and help out with the PIR groups. Shortly after our PIR JessicaB Sailor mom left the site for a time and I didn’t want her great info lost. All the veteran moms kind of have a niche so I asked the wonderful diannep if I could start posting Jessica’s info. Started there and then added some of my own. We all have little twists to our PIR experience that helps the ones following behind us.

Somehow I now help start all the new PIR groups! I love it and enjoy helping those like the moms that helped us all through PIR. It always reminds me of my own PIR experience and sharing with all of you. It keeps me quite busy and I finally stopped kicking myself to post on here! Just to catch up with you all. I know it has been awhile that anyone has posted but I thought I would give it a go!

Our Sailor has had a time of it. He went in as an IT and after two months of constantly failing, retaking and passing tests …then two weeks of remedial  he ended u failing out of the rating. No prior computer experience didn’t help…but it was only one of two ratings that day at MEPS.

However, the Navy retained him and allowed him to rerate! He got BU, Builder in the Seabee community…which is what he wanted originally (well SW – Steel Worker…but it is still Seabees!) and is flourishing there! Passing tests and projects with flying colors and is the Safety PO. PTing his butt off too! He will be home in December as he is a reservist. I’d like to put my blinders on…but I know it is when not “if” he gets deployed. ((sigh))

I hope that all of you and your Sailors are doing well. I will keep TG 28 in my prayers.


Comment by Luvn_my_Navy_son(ship 11/div184) on July 24, 2011 at 9:55pm
I watched it immediately :) Finally got the Keel also!
Comment by Sonia 02/928 on June 10, 2011 at 2:22pm

thank you navymom i would love to hear from you   and what   what what your son is up to...e-m  FB sonia berrios... My son is still in GL A school..   i'm also so happy that  a can talk to him  and that he can call me back   he will be an  FC.... talk to you soon

Comment by PNM #2 (Proud NaVy Mom-2nd SR) on June 10, 2011 at 12:16pm

I hope that everyone's SA is now entrenched in "A" school and enjoying life with a little bit of freedom.  As soon as my son got to school at Groton they grabbed keys for their rooms and went on liberty!  They had liberty all weekend which had to be a big change from boot camp!  He's now working on liberty til midnight, then overnight liberty.  He is sort of in an indoctrination period now and won't actually start "school" until Monday.


I have to tell all of you how proud I was of our SA's the Friday after PIR.  My son's girlfriend and I got up at 2:30 am that Friday morning and took a cab to O'Hare to see my son off.  There were 44 SA's going to the same school in CT.  We followed them through the airport to the gates and got to wait about 1 hour with them before their flight took off.  They were all walking so tall and proud through the airport.  I was just in awe of these young men who will one day defend our country.  They all looked so nice in their dress whites and they were so friendly and nice; my son hit the jackpot with Navy friends, that's for sure.  When they'll sit there and talk to someone's mother, you know those are some special kids!!!!!


Sonia & goMahvelous:  I think I may have some pictures of our drummers in my stack (actually my son's girlfriend took the pictures).  If I have some that are legible I will be sure to send them to you via email or on Facebook.  Sonia, will send you a friend request on FB. 


fireteamwife:  LOVE the toenails!  That looks exactly like something I would do!  Anything to be different!!  I say yes, do it again for July 4th.


I feel so bad; after PIR I kind of forgot about coming back to this group.  Now I'm all tied up in trying to find out everything I can about submarines!!!  All I know for sure is that my son has about one year's one of schooling (4 different schools) to attend before he will be able to be deployed.  I am so loving being able to text or call his cell whenever I want to at night.  It is definitely a blessing, one that I will never take for granted again. 


I hope that all of you are now able to communicate with your SA's.  It was wonderful sharing this experience with all of you.  I wish all of you much luck and your SA's fair wind and following seas.  Take care!!!



Comment by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW on June 5, 2011 at 4:28am
Thank You, Sonia!
Comment by joankf Ship11 Div 181 on June 5, 2011 at 12:23am
Thank you Sonia!  Yes the young women are tough and we are very proud of our daughter.  Our sons and daughters deserve much respect for their accomplishments!
Comment by Sonia 02/928 on June 4, 2011 at 10:02pm
mommaCindy  you can buy the dvd  or any pictures you from the navy exchange photo lab.. tel # 847 578 6205 call tell they will give you instruction    i have spoken to them they are very nice...
Comment by Sonia 02/928 on June 4, 2011 at 4:01pm
gomahvelous  ..I pray that everyone is fine .. are you and your family ok?

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