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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All Hands Magazine's full length documentary "Making a Sailor": This video follows 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.
Due to COVID there is no public PIR. The graduations are on Thursday, and the video of the graduation is posted on RTC's FaceBook on Friday at approx 3pm. Please keep in mind that a division may need to complete additional quarantine during training which will delay their graduation.
Please note! Changes to this guide happened in October 2017. Tickets are now issued for all guests, and all guests must have a ticket to enter base. A separate parking pass isno longer needed to drive on to base for parking.
Please see changes to attending PIR in the PAGES column. The PAGES are located under the member icons on the right side.
How many chances does a recruit get to take the written test? My recruit got sent back and has to retest and I know that “no news is good news” but I sent a letter through sandboxx and said it was…Continue
Hello! I’m brand new to this site. My spouse left on 2/14 to boot camp. Unfortunately I do not know his division number, nor where to find it. His family has been asking me, thinking I’d have all the…Continue
Hi Bianca welcome to Navy Moms, Please come join Boot camp for Loved Ones (Moms) there is so much info you can learn. I help out on there so if you have any concerns or questions please let me know. We have a Great group on there and many share experiences.
Divisions 175and 176are brother divisions and train together and will haveBattle Stations-21 (BST)together, so lookfor others with loved ones in either division. Write to your recruit and askwhenBattle Stations-21 (BST)will be so you willknow when to expect the "I'm a Sailor!" call.
Bianca. I did not get a form letter either. My son arrived to boot camp 2/5/19. His recruiter checked computer and was able to tell me when the graduation is based on current status. I’m sure you could do the same.
By counting nine Fridays, PIR is most likely 04/12/2019 for those who shipped on 02/14/2019. It could be the week after if your recruit is held over for the next week's TG for some reason. It is possible for some who arrive on the same date to have PIR a week apart. Wait onThe Form Letter, which now arrives 9 to 14 business days after the recruit's arrival at RTC, to know the PIR date for sure.Arrival and What Happens atRTCwithinBoot Camp Moms (and loved ones)will let you know what to expect.
What division is your recruit in? If you do not know, then joinDEP-Leavin for bootcamp in February. You will meet others with loved ones who left the same week who may be in the same TG and have PIR together.
Be sure to join your PIR group once you get The Form Letter, which now arrives 9 to 14 business days after the recruit's arrival at the RTC in most cases. Let me know when you know what division your recruit is in. I will have more info for you.