This site is for mothers of kids in the U.S. Navy and for Moms who have questions about Navy life for their kids.
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Link to Navy Speak - Navy Terms & Acronyms: Navy Speak
All Hands Magazine's mini-documentary series "Making a Sailor": These six videos follow four recruits through Boot Camp in the spring of 2018 who were assigned to DIV 229, an integrated division, which had PIR on 05/25/2018.
I just found this group. My son is in this division. Love the picture even though he isn't in it. Still, it make me feel closer to him. I can't wait. We leave in 11 days! He hasn't said anything about the flag. Thanks for the information on this page.
We also got a phone call from our daughter. She said they got has an almost perfect marching/drill and an outstanding inspection. She was so excited and said they she was going to get a candy bar. She sounded like a little kid on Christmas morning, just so excited to be able to finally eat candy. She also said BS started on Tuesday and to expect the I'm a Sailor call from her on Wednesday.
I think it's both as well. Although my daughter absolutely loves boot camp, she calls it summer camp. She told her dad she was a little disappointed that it wasn't like the boot camp that her dad experienced 20 years ago.