This Group is for those that have sailors who graduated Boot Camp on 10/23/2015. A place to keep up with each other as their journey continues.
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~A quick note here, from the N4M’s CG’s:
• Don’t Jeopardize the Safety of Our Sailors: Remember OPSEC (Operational Security) (Don’t Sink Ships With Loose Lips) This site and all content posted on it are viewable to everyone on the Internet. This doesn’t mean you can’t share things about your Sailor – but too many details can put Sailors in harm’s way. The following are examples of red flags and should not be shared within this community either by posting or sending via a Group message:
• Sailors’ last names. This includes your username if you share the same last name as your son or daughter.
~If your last name is different from your Recruits it is still not recommended for you to use in your username for your own personal security. This is your option. It is also not a good idea to use an email address as your username for personal security reasons.
~First Names and pictures of your Recruit are allowed but remember, everyone can see it and someone can easily match them up with their "mom". So you might want to consider changing your profile picture to not include your Recruit at least for the duration of BC. Again, your option
~It is also a good idea to make your settings for your Profile Page "viewable only to your friends"
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Looking forward to meeting all the 356 Moms. Scorpiozen, so with you.Work was torture. Flying out 6 am from CA tomorrow. Best to all.
A few personal PIR Notes:
Are cold! I brought a shawl to either sit on or wrap myself in.
Don't set anything down on the bench that is thin like a camera, cell phone, keys, etc. The floors of the bleachers are solid except underneath the seats there are openings just wide enough and about a foot (?) long for modern day devices to fall through...it is like a black hole...you won't get it back.
Take a few practice shots before the ceremony. They can come out dark. I think it's all the grey paint LOL.
You may start photography when you enter the Visitors enter (USS YORKTOWN) and in Midway Ceremonial Drill hall...only. Photography is not allowed anywhere else onboard RTC. You risk having your camera confiscated and the pictures deleted. Also, your Sailor could get in trouble. They are your sponsor while you are onboard RTC.
SMOKING is also not permitted onboard RTC.
There are concession stands at either end of the PIR hall that sell soft drinks COFFEE water and some snacks. You may bring some snacks into the Hall with you if needed for yourself, little ones and those that may need it for medical reason. They used to sell "Dixie cup" (Mens style)Sailor hats for the kiddies for $5. I hope they still do.
POSTERS, BALLOONS, FLOWERS and LUGGAGE
Are not permitted in the Drill hall. Posters obstruct others view. Plus, this is a Formal ceremony and they do not suit the event. You may keep these items in your car and present them to your Sailor following PIR but remember that they may not bring those items back onboard RTC when they return from Liberty.
Use of wheelchairs and manually-powered mobility aids are authorized onboard RTC. Wheelchair accommodations are provided on the Drill deck and a companion seat is made available for someone to sit with them. RTC does have wheel chairs on a first-come first-serve basis. Also, if you need handicapped parking be sure to show your placard to Security in the Gate Shack and they will direct you to handicapped parking.
Can. Not. Focus. at work today. We're leaving tonight on a red-eye to Chicago!
Hi Everyone getting excited for PIR!!!! whoohoo! I heard that you cannot hold hands but can link your arm with your Sailor only on their left side as they need to leave their right arm free for saluting? Also that while they are out on liberty they must keep their cover on outdoors? Is this correct?
*outside of PIR Hall on base...
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