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**UPDATE 4/26/2022** Effective with the May 6, 2022 PIR 4 guests will be allowed.  Still must be fully vaccinated to attend.

**UPDATE as of 11/10/2022 PIR vaccination is no longer required.

**UPDATE 7/29/2021** You now must be fully vaccinated in order to attend PIR:

In light of observed changes and impact of the Coronavirus Delta Variant and out of an abundance of caution for our recruits, Sailors, staff, and guests, Recruit Training Command is restricting Pass-in-Review (recruit graduation) to ONLY fully immunized guests (14-days post final COVID vaccination dose).  


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**UPDATE 8/25/2022 - MASK MANDATE IS LIFTED.  Vaccinations still required.

**UPDATE 11/10/22 PIR - Vaccinations no longer required.


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Ship 11 Div 275

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jewel Aug 3, 2011. 5 Replies

Hello all,This is my first posting.  My son left for Boot Camp June 29, and I just got his mailing address...very excited!  Is there anyone with a loved one in Ship 11 Div 275 who would like to share…Continue

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A little about me:
A mother of two sons, I'm experiencing a medley of emotions ranging from anxiety to excitement for my son's future. I'm hoping to find the support and kindness I need right now from other moms who are experiencing the same emotions, and also hoping to contribute the same. I am a freelance writer by trade, and rely on my innate spirituality to bolster me.
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Missing My Baby!

So grateful to those N4Ms who have reached out to me this week!  (I expected it to get easier as time went on...what a surprise that it hasn't!)  Your support and compassion helps bolster a weary heart!  We're all in this together, after all!  Thank you!  <3

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Holiday Sadness - Reaching Out

Posted on December 4, 2012 at 12:29am 17 Comments

It's been awhile since I've logged on.  Much has happened since then, including the long illness and subsequent loss of my father in June.  My son went on to A-school, and then C-school for preventative medicine, both in San Antonio.  Now he's in Hawaii at Pearl Harbor, and a mother couldn't be more happy for her boy!

However, now I'm facing a Christmas utterly alone.  With dad gone, Dylan so far away, and no family to speak of nearby, the solitude really hit me today.  I've lost so…


SR, Phone Home!!!

Posted on August 13, 2011 at 9:49am 2 Comments

Haven't ridden my bike all week in fear of missing his call.  I will go out today, praying that if he does get a call, I will be available to receive it!

Letter Mailing Day!

Posted on August 8, 2011 at 11:28am 2 Comments

Which means that I'll see a sweet little envelope from my boy languishing in my mailbox by Wednesday!  Very excited!

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At 3:22pm on August 6, 2011, SailorsCupcake Div269 said…
GREAT pictures Carole!!! Your son is remarkable... so caring and hard working. I can tell he has a really big heart and is meant for great things <3 I know you must be so proud!
At 4:20pm on August 5, 2011, Cheryl Proud to be Allen's Mom said…
Hang in there Carole.  This a very good site to belong to.  We are all here to help each other and understand what each other is going through.  Navy Mom (((HUGS)))!
At 9:28pm on August 4, 2011, Lorraine said…
When you're missing your son, that's when you need Navy4Moms the most :-)
At 12:59pm on June 24, 2011, Navy for Moms Admin said…

Welcome to Navy For Moms!

You will find this site very helpful and full of members who are eager to answer your questions.  Browse around the site and check out the forums, groups, blogs, photos, videos, and even the other member profiles!  

If you haven’t already, please make sure that you review our Community Guidelines to learn the “Do’s and Don’ts” of the community. Also, check out this Internet OPSEC Safety Video.

Enjoy your time here! I look forward (along with the community) to reading more about you! :) 



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