Posted on September 10, 2012 at 10:55am 0 Comments 0 Likes
Well my son is now a sailor. BS was last week and of course he made it through, which I knew he would. Gradutation is this Friday Sept 14, it has gone so fast. Eight weeks ago I was thinking it was so far away how will I get through but thanks to navy4moms and the PIR group on FB has helped a bunch thanks again. To all the new sailors best of luck.
Posted on July 20, 2012 at 8:53am 2 Comments 1 Like
I got my son address from the recuiter, yeah now I can send my letters, I've been writing all along lol.
Posted on July 17, 2012 at 8:08pm 2 Comments 2 Likes
Well final, my son Alec should be in Great Lakes. His plane left Albany, NY around 2;30pm 7/17/2010. I'm just waiting for the call of his arrivally I know it may be a little bit before I hear from him. I miss him.
Posted on November 2, 2011 at 10:30am 3 Comments 0 Likes
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Christina! Good to hear from someone else in Ship 14 DIV 290! I'm anxiously awaiting the form letter so that we can find out our PIR date. Apparently we're on the cusp so could be the 7th could be the 14th. Guess we'll know soon!
Christina, did he have a phone card? I don't know that he needed one for that call but he might have. I have heard of this happening before for a lot of varied reasons. I would call his recruiter or RTC site and talk to public affairs. The word on this site is no news is good news so I wouldn't worry at this point...it is just so hard when this happens. You should get his box in a few days. If you have anyother questions please feel free to ask. My son just graduated 7/13.
What to do before they go. Do get on the site and go through all available information. If he/she has any past medical issues make sure you have up to date comprehensive records. Take her/him to the dentist if you have insurance-if he/she needs wisdom teeth removed it would be wise to have it done before he/she leaves. Make sure he/she is in top physical shape: he/she must be able to swim, run 1.5 miles in less than 12 minutes, do situps and pushups. My son used Insanity and P90X workouts and worked out with a trainer for a month. navy seals SR's do a little more. Get into a good sleep schedule that involves waking up at 6:00 am. If he/she has access they should also get some weapons training in using a pistol and rifle. Also, learn as much about Navy as you can. Chain of command, rules, different types of ships, etc, Doing this will give him/her a big edge over the other candidates. Go to the swearing in ceremony if you can. When he/she leaves they need a few phone cards that are ready to use (activated), stamps, some cash, license, passport, social security info, bank account info. Let him/her know that no matter how tough he/she is those first two weeks are life altering. All kids and parents report that there SR just wanted to quit! The first letter will be tough. Besides the arrival call the next call is usually the fourth week, but carry your phone with you at all times-he/she will be more positive with this call. Then things just keep getting better. Start writing him/her the day they leave and number the letters-these are there life lines. Scan pictures and joke, fb pages, etc and then write letters on the other side. There are a number of bc questionnaires that are fun to include as well. Good luck on this wonderful journey.