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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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Chimelle 3/149
  • Female
  • Marion, OH
  • United States

Chimelle 3/149's Friends

  • edie(pround mom of keith)
  • TraceyJ77
  • Navywifeandmom - 3/150
  • R'sproudmom
  • Trena(ship3/DIV149)
  • Stacy(Div 149/Ship 3)
  • goliathmacdog
  • USNproudMom
  • OneluvdNukeMom
  • NavyMom4J
  • justinmom
  • CMom
  • Cannonpark03/Div 152 PIR 4/29/11

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A little about me:
I am a mom to 3 boys, one of whom is soon to leave for Boot Camp. I am a teacher's aide at our church preschool, homeschool our youngest son, play in a Christian rock band, am active in our church music department, and am an avid crafter. I very much enjoy taking care of my family.

I am very proud of my son and know that he has always been destined to serve our country. We've been active in Scouting with him achieving Eagle last year. Even though I support his decision to join the Navy, I have mixed feelings about him leaving home. But at the same time I'm excited to watch him grow and mature in this new life.
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At 11:13am on March 20, 2011, NavyMom4J said…

Thanks for the invite Chimelle:  I am trying to figure out this website, so I am in a learning curve. HA... My son J is actually going into CTT nor CTN.  We are from the Denver, CO area and it is exciting to find others from all over the country who are going through the same things- It is hard being so out of touch with J- As soon as I can figure out how to load pictures I will send some.

Great to keep in touch with others and pray for our sons!!!

At 11:03am on March 20, 2011, goliathmacdog said…
Chimelle: Thanks for your reply. My son, DM, does have a nice singing voice and he played trumpet during middle school and 2 yrs in high school,  I am, however, very surprised that he went out for the performing group.  I am interested to hear more about it, but so far I have no clue.  This was a strange journey for us, but I am happy that he is doing this.  We always expected him to go to college right out of HS, but his Dad got cancer DM's SR yr of HS and $ for college was short with medical expenses. This led DM to exploring his options.  I initially suggested ROTC or reserves,but he took the Navy Test and scored a 98 and got into the Nuke program and got very excited about it and then there was no holding him back.  My Husband is now doing very well and cancer free. I have 3 younger children as well.  Your son looks very nice.  What is his path in the Navy?
At 4:20pm on March 19, 2011, goliathmacdog said…
Hi, good to see somebody from fairly close to home.  We are from Columbus and I see you are from Marion.  Our boys look about the same age. My son is 19.  He is in ship 2 div 924.  I don't really understand how big the divisions are and how much they interact with each other. Did your son leave from Columbus?  Mine left Feb 24.  Sounds like he was there several days before some others in his group.  He said they were very delayed, but I have no clue what they did while waiting? My son's initials are  DM  ....Still not sure abt if we can use names or not, so I won't.  Hope your son's experience is good.  I will keep you updated if/when I hear more from my son and hope you do the same.  Take care.
At 10:55am on March 1, 2011, Cannonpark03/Div 152 PIR 4/29/11 said…

Today is our last day. J leaves from office at noon tomorrow.  I'm resolved but so sad that life will never be the same again.  You too?  I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers... Maybe our boys will end up in the same division or to you on the other side of this when we can smile again!! 

At 1:11am on February 28, 2011, Cannonpark03/Div 152 PIR 4/29/11 said…
How are you?  My thoughts are with you.  
At 2:09pm on February 17, 2011, Cannonpark03/Div 152 PIR 4/29/11 said…

Hi Cimelle,
I did join the crytology group and the alabama moms.  I guess the boot camp moms will be next!  I am going to get Jeff's phone card and stamps for his wallet today.  I am trying to take care of my "to-do" list so I can just concentrate on enjoying these next few days.


At 6:42am on February 17, 2011, CMom said…

Thanks for the friend invite!  No doubt we will be great e-friends - I cant believe there is less than 2 wks till our "boys" leave!  I was telling my husband last night - that in 2 wks our lives will be changed forever - then I started to cry (again) - he said what do you mean? I said it would never be the same - C will never really "come home".  He chuckled and said sure he will, - I said no - once you leave home you can never go home and have it be the same.  He then got it!  I do understand this is what all parents do - raise their child to grow up and leave the house to make it on their own - but, I never knew I would be going thru what I am - I'm just so glad I have N4M to help me get thru it!

Well, again thanks for the friend invite!



At 12:35pm on February 7, 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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