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Let's chat about our wonderful sons and daughters who have chosen the PACT program.

Members: 209
Latest Activity: Oct 23


It has been a long time since I have posted and I am sorry. I hope everyone has been able to connect with others in the PACT program. My son is now 3 and a half years in and it has been a great experience. He thought he wanted to be an AM. When he got on the ship, he was put with the AO’s. Now he is an AD3. It was best for him to start PACT because we didn’t know much about the Navy and he wasn’t sure what he wanted to do. This has been a good route for him. 

Discussion Forum

New and Improved Navy A PACT Program

Started by Barbara. Last reply by Phoenixmom Jul 19. 12 Replies

Hi all!Relatively new to all this.... my daughter left for BC June 27th.  She signed up under the new and "improved" PACT program.  She was told she would be able to designate after 12 months at her…Continue

Tags: A-PACT, Program, PACT, New

I'm super confused by this whole PACT thing..

Started by TheEscapist. Last reply by Barbara Jul 12. 13 Replies

Hi all-- I'm new around here, so forgive me if I missed a discussion somewhere. My son signed his contract for S-PACT back in October. He's currently in DEP and doesn't ship out to basic training…Continue

PACT Airman

Started by Angella. Last reply by Barbara Jul 6. 11 Replies

My son just left yesterday for BC, and I am wondering about his A-PACT program. The Chief Petty Officer at his recruiter's office told him that he came in under the PACT program and it was really the…Continue

Cell Phones

Started by rchina2. Last reply by ReneeHum Feb 28. 1 Reply

My son will be staying at Great Lakes for his school training before he gets shipped out..does anyone know if he is allowed to have his cell phone there when I attend his graduation.Continue

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Comment by Leah0304 on September 28, 2018 at 10:59am

Hi, my husband just got to boot camp two days ago! This is the job he signed on for.  So glad I found this group.

Comment by LaxtoNavymom on August 4, 2018 at 8:24am
Barbera my son is slated to graduate 8/17. He is FnPact and I know he stays there for a school. He has a meeting this week to find out where he goes from there but he says he knows it's overseas. I just hope he gets leave first
Comment by Barbara on July 22, 2018 at 9:21am

Thanks again Phoenixmom!

Comment by Phoenixmom on July 22, 2018 at 8:43am

Good morning Barbara, the person you should reach out to is LemonElephant she know about all the ratings and about Pact groups leave her a message on her my page and then post her comments it would help others. So many things have changed. Keep your head up eventually answers have to come.

Comment by Barbara on July 22, 2018 at 8:28am

My daughter is.currently in BC. She is in training week 3 where it days they have classification for unrated (which I guess that's us). What happens at that classification? Someone said they get their duty station. I didn't think the got THAT yet?? And he keeps telling me she will get sent to Japan. Not ready for that yet. Daughter just turned 18 first week of BC. Does anyone k ow what happens at this "classification"? I know NUKES get their rating designation, but what hapoens to PACT sailors? Thanks!

Comment by Son#2 on July 22, 2018 at 8:20am

hello all!

my son leaves for bootcamp soon.  he is SPACT.  he is anxious to start and to find what rate he will like.   good luck to all your sailors and SRs!!

Comment by Vickie360 on July 20, 2018 at 1:03am

Hikergirl- every story is different. My son graduated boot camp  January of 2015. He went to Florida for 6 weeks (APACT) -  He arrived at his first duty station several weeks before his ship was set to deploy. 

Comment by Phoenixmom on July 19, 2018 at 11:30am
Comment by fayegirrl4* on July 17, 2018 at 11:24am

Hikergirl-- Not sure of the rule of thumb about SPACT but our son was sent to San Diego after A School to a LPD ( Landing Platform Deck) where he is still at.  I am assuming it is all based on the needs of the Navy as to where your son will go.  Its possible that if his ship he's been assigned to is out at sea he will be flown to it. Or, if the ship is on its'  way back to port, they will put him on base in THU ( Temporary Holding Unit). Let me reiterate , this is what I have picked up from reading posts from other Moms/Wives/families.  

Hope this helps!

Comment by Hikergirl on July 17, 2018 at 8:01am

I have a question for you PACT Mom’s. Will my son who will be S-PACT be stateside for his duty or shipped off? I was thinking he would be sent out in a boat but I read where Simeon said their son was stateside in San Diego for a while. 


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