This is a group for friends and family of SR's with a graduation PIR date of 08/24/02012 from Great Lakes, IL.
Location: Great Lakes, IL
Latest Activity: Sep 9, 2012
CLICK ME for the LINK to the RTC WEBSITE
Started by MOMOFTOM (Ship9/Div266). Last reply by MOMOFTOM (Ship9/Div266) Sep 9, 2012. 2 Replies 0 Likes
Started by Stigzmom. Last reply by Kathy(ITSailor) Aug 31, 2012. 23 Replies 1 Like
Started by Craig. Last reply by shamar88 Aug 26, 2012. 16 Replies 0 Likes
Started by Dakota's Mom. Last reply by Dakota's Mom Aug 21, 2012. 154 Replies 5 Likes
Started by MOMOFTOM (Ship9/Div266). Last reply by Charlies mom PIR 8/24/12 9/266 Aug 20, 2012. 189 Replies 7 Likes
Started by diannep. Last reply by diannep Aug 18, 2012. 1 Reply 0 Likes
Started by Greta. Last reply by PamperedMom Aug 14, 2012. 33 Replies 3 Likes
Started by Melette- Ship9 Div 265. Last reply by kmlind Aug 13, 2012. 3 Replies 0 Likes
Started by Mrs. Woody. Last reply by Mrs. Woody Aug 11, 2012. 50 Replies 6 Likes
Started by tisdalerg 11/262. Last reply by BRIESMOM-ship11 div 261 Aug 1, 2012. 4 Replies 0 Likes
MoMof4: I'm guessing that Momof5 got the info from the recruiter. They can check the computer for ship/div/address info for your SR. But it you do that, be sure to check it with the "form letter" you will get from your SR soon and make sure it is the same. Sometimes the recruiter's info is "changed" but the form letter info is correct. Letters will get there anyway, just may take a bit longer if the address wasn't correct.
They hold mail from the SRs for the first two weeks of bootcamp. This is because they are training the Recruit Mail Petty Officers, who will handle the mail. They must finish this before mail is distributed. Once the mail is distributed for the first time, they will start receiving it M-F. They aren't usually allowed to write for the first time for two weeks either. Then they usually can only write on Sundays for a while, but other writing days will be added as bootcamp goes along.
I'm guessing that MoMof5's SR is in one of the lowest-numbered divisions, which would be the first to fill. It takes a while to fill up all of the divisions. Those in the lower-numbered divisions will be in processing days the longest before they start actual training.
Hey, all. I'm a N4Moms veteran, like FTLW, joining to help you all with questions as you endure bootcamp along with your SR (recruit)!
Momof5: Thanks for starting the group!
Please be sure to read through the discussion groups above in the Forum that FTLW posted. I will add the BattleStations discussion, which is their final test before becoming sailors.
Here's hoping for "smooth sailing" on this bootcamp journey for you all!
Momof5....how do you know ship and div if he just left last week? I'm a first time Navy mom, too and I'm very curious!! :)
I'm like ethansmom, my son left 6/28, so I'm assuming 8/24 is PIR!!
Thanks FTLW and Ellen for joining us and helping us with questions- we so appreciate having someone to look up to who has been through this.
Ho Ethansmom- welcome to the group. We are all in the same boat- guess if this is the date, but fingers crossed. Positive thinking right? I am hoping we get letters this week so we can confirm and start making travel plans.
Thank you for starting the Group Momof5!
My Sailor PIR’d on 05/26/2011. He is a Seabee Reservist. I have been an AF Reservist wife for 27 + years…I know …not Navy…but I am familiar with military life! We have been through two Deployments…one right after 9/11 and most recently a year ago…our son enlisted while Hubby was in Iraq. This site was a Godsend and helped me get through not only our sons BC experience but my husbands and my separation for 6 months.
I am a “veteran” mom on the PIR groups mostly. I have been on them now for the last 10 months and we have 5-7 PIR groups running at the same time.
I will check in here to see if I can answer any questions and lend support. There will be a few other veteran moms along to lend a hand and support you all through your PIR experience. Others drop in occasionally too…plus we are always looking for more to “join the ranks”. Things change in the military and we like to give out the most current info that we can so moms that have just gone through this help a lot.
I have a lot of Discussions with information to provide you along the way. I will post as the subjects come up! Please ask any and all questions…there are NO dumb ones Folks!
Welcome! Hang on for the ride!
You need to be a member of Alumni of PIR 8/24/2012 TG 41 — 09 Divisions (261–268 & 941) to add comments!