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Link to Navy Speak - Navy Terms & Acronyms: Navy Speak

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. 

Boot Camp: Making a Sailor (Full Length Documentary - 2018)

Boot Camp: Behind the Scenes at RTC

...and visit Navy.com - America's Navy and Navy.mil also Navy Live - The Official Blog of the Navy to learn more.

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Always keep Navy Operations Security in mind.  In the Navy, it's essential to remember that "loose lips sink ships."  OPSEC is everyone's responsibility. 

DON'T post critical information including future destinations or ports of call; future operations, exercises or missions; deployment or homecoming dates.  

DO be smart, use your head, always think OPSEC when using texts, email, phone, and social media, and watch this video: "Importance of Navy OPSEC."

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**UPDATE - 2020**

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 is no 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.

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ROM Question

My SR left on 4/22 and should have ROM'd in RTC (yesterday was 2 weeks).  Does anyone know the exact day of the week they start the new cycle for training?  Wondering if he'll have to wait a few days to actually start, or if they start right away.  Also I believe they test the recruits before they start training, if he tests positive would he be given an opportunity to call us?  Missing him, and have anxiously been stalking the facebook page to see if I can see a picture of him:)  He left about…See More
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"Good Morning CONavy_Mom, How are you holding up? These first couple weeks of no silence can be pretty hard. This is the time when you will want to post on our comment wall and talk with the other moms as well. We have all been there and there are…"
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"Welcome!! Please read my blog to give you an idea of what the first few weeks may look like.. First Things First-- The Quarantine Edition Up and to the Left is a link to all the Navy Lingo! It is titled Navy Speak and you can find it here. We…"
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"Good Morning and welcome to our group, We are glad that you are here. This will be an exciting, emotional time for you. When does your loved one leave? I will post some links for you: Boot Camp First Weeks Timeline(See Things to Do in the Last Month…"
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ROM Question

Posted on May 7, 2021 at 8:42am 1 Comment

My SR left on 4/22 and should have ROM'd in RTC (yesterday was 2 weeks).  Does anyone know the exact day of the week they start the new cycle for training?  Wondering if he'll have to wait a few days to actually start, or if they start right away.  Also I believe they test the recruits before they start training, if he tests positive would he be given an opportunity to call us?  Missing him, and have anxiously been stalking the facebook page to see if I can see a picture of him:)  He left…

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At 11:31am on May 18, 2021, Chipmunk said…

I posted a note on your blog!!

At 10:36am on May 1, 2021, partyofseven said…

Good Morning CONavy_Mom,

How are you holding up? These first couple weeks of no silence can be pretty hard. This is the time when you will want to post on our comment wall and talk with the other moms as well. We have all been there and there are moms on here that are just starting out as well. 

If you can leave each other a note so when you are missing him really bad you can read it and he can read yours until he starts getting mail from you. 

Enjoy the time you have left together, make those memories and Big Navy Hugs to you!!!

Party

At 6:17pm on April 20, 2021, belovedbyHim said…

Welcome!! Please read my blog to give you an idea of what the first few weeks may look like.. First Things First-- The Quarantine Edition Up and to the Left is a link to all the Navy Lingo! It is titled Navy Speak and you can find it here. We are here to get you through the “Great Silence” of the next 4 weeks (ish) and the 10 weeks of BC (ish). You will come to learn that No News Is GOOD News and everything is Needs of the Navy. You life will be Hurry Up and Wait and it’s ok to make plans but they are subject to change until after they have happened so it’s best to embrace the Motto: Semper Gumby!! (Always Flexible!!)

The Expected timeline will look like this
Day 0 -- Travel, Arrival and "I'm Here" scripted phone call

Week 1&2
Day 1-14 -- ROM (Restriction of Movement/ Quarantine-- Lots of studying and waiting)

Week 3
Day 15-21 Arrive Onboard RTC and begin P-days (P-days- Initial Processing Days) including 2 days of P-hold (Weekend)
Day 21-- Complete P days. (Initial PFT & Run)

Week 4- First week of training 
Day 22-- Begin training and mail form letter out. Look for it to arrive around 1-2 weeks later

Week 5 -- First inspections and tests (Dental May be this week or next... Not Confirmed)(Form letter/ Personal letters usually arrive this week)

Week 6 -8 -- More training, Drilling (Flags and Marching), Fire Fighting training, Marlinspike (Line handling- How to tie up a Ship to the Pier) and weapons lessons, Confidence chamber( May or may not be happening yet, we don’t know for sure).. Warrior training in here somewhere.

Week 9 & 10 -- Stressful!! They have all their final inspections, PFA, Drills, BS21 and Tests. This is the lead up to the end!!


All of this is assuming no exposure to COVID with additional ROM
Training typically occurs Monday - Friday but we have heard rumors that Saturday’s are now training days as well.
Normal PIR will be 10 Fridays after departure from Home but it can be less by 1 but it can be extended by ???? (lots!!) It just depends on how many times they get caught in the “Ring of Fire” but do not get COVID. IF they get COVID, Once they are recovered they will not be removed from training again even if they are in the “Ring of Fire”. (so there is that small silver lining if kids get sick)
I Hope you’ll come and join us on the Main Boot Camp Moms page: https://navyformoms.ning.com/group/bootcampmoms You may have to scroll down a ways to reach the comments but we’d love to get to know you and answer any questions or concerns you may have or just be a support from others who “get it”.

 

Because you have a son or daughter that is getting ready to leave for boot camp soon please sit down with them and have a real good talk about what to expect. 

Since Covid has hit things have been all over the place - they get put in quarantine, they get out of quarantine, they get put back in quarantine. A normal 8 week boot camp can drag on much longer and it can take a huge mental toll on them. It's important that they understand THIS IS ONLY TEMPORARY! They need to be physically strong but more importantly they need to be MENTALLY STRONG! 

Let them know that they probably won't even get a letter from home until they are at least HALF WAY through boot camp. NO you haven't forgotten about them - it just takes that long fo

At 12:48pm on April 20, 2021, partyofseven said…

Good Morning and welcome to our group,

We are glad that you are here. This will be an exciting, emotional time for you. When does your loved one leave?

I will post some links for you:

Boot Camp First Weeks Timeline(See Things to Do in the Last Month Before Your Future Sailor Leaves for RTC.)

The link above has a lot of good information for you before your loved one leaves.

Informed Delivery®

This is another great site. You can sign up and see what mail you have coming every day. 

The first weeks of silence are hard. But we are here to help you thru that.

Also, write each other a note and exchange it before he/she leaves and that way when you are missing each other you can read your note. Some moms had theirs record a message for them so they could hear their voice while they were waiting for that phone call.  :)

First Things First-- The Quarantine Edition    This one talks about what happens when they first get to quarantine and boot camp after.

Please come and introduce yourself when you are ready on the boot camp for moms comment wall. No question is ever dumb and someone will answer you.

Welcome again.

partyofseven

At 11:43am on April 20, 2021, B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN said…

Welcome to NAVYforMoms.com!   

Head to “Settings” on the main page right away to add a profile image (no last names visible, please) and complete your Profile. Then - and this is important! - read these Community Guidelines and this Operations Security (OPSEC) Checklist, for the safety and privacy of all our Sailors.

Then jump right in!  Browse around the site and check out the groups and the information in their Discussion Forums.

Join this group for boot camp moms, where you'll also find a group for your Pass in Review (graduation) date; and this one for PIR Reference Information.  

Get a head start during boot camp by joining groups for, and learning about, your Sailor's occupational specialty and "A" School; and later your Sailor's duty station and/or Navy ship and homeport. You can also join groups for your own state, region or home town and interests from getting ready for deployment to care package ideas!

Please say Hi when you join a group, and feel free to ask any and all questions - everyone was new once, and there is no "dumb" question.  This site was created by the U.S. Navy just for you, and we look forward to getting to know you and your Sailor.  Welcome to the NAVY family - we're so glad you're here!!

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