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**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).  Still limited to 2 guests maximum.

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RESUMING LIVE PIR - 8/13/2021 - ONLY 2 GUESTS ALLOWED

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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.

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Debbie (Stephen's mom)
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SENDING GIFTS TO BOOT CAMP

Started this discussion. Last reply by ChrisAmo Jan 2, 2009. 14 Replies

 

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A little about me:
I have two children, a daughter in college and my son who will be leaving for boot camp November 18th. I work in a school (in the office). I love water sports. My favor color is blue.
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My son seems very excited about this move in his life, I am happy he finally has a goal in his life.
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It was positive and maturing. Our relationship has grown stronger.
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Posted on July 4, 2009 at 1:08pm 0 Comments

Brenda,



You have the best page, with all of your pictures. I am trying to learn how to put music on mine, one day I will get it.lol I want to thank your son for serving for our country, I know it makes you proud and I am very grateful to him, please let him know. I know he will do great in school and once he is based somewhere he will do just great. I am hoping to hear from Stephen today he is off I still have his computer I am going to mail it Monday, I wanted to add some goodies to… Continue

Adopted a Sailor

Posted on November 28, 2008 at 8:21pm 1 Comment

Hi,

Has anyone out there heard about Adopted a Sailor? Does anyone have a web site to learn more information about this. My son was telling me about this and I went on line and could not find the web site. I live very close to Great Lakes and would love to help out with some of the men and women who can not get home during the holidays, let me know!

Thanks,
Debbie

LEAVING ON THE 18TH

Posted on November 25, 2008 at 10:02am 2 Comments

My son left on November 18th, he did not want my husband or I to be home when he left, so away he went, he called Wednesday night and told us he was at Great Lakes and tired, he wanted to talk to his dad and by the time his father got to the phone he had to go, we felt bad we really did not get to talk with him. So Friday came and my daughter came in from school and I thought we would have a pretty good weekend and then Friday night a box came, we were trying to figure out what we had ordered,… Continue

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At 10:55pm on November 17, 2012, Brogan said…

Hello, Debbie! I just wanted to let you know that I knew your son, Stephen when I was stationed in Naples, IT in 2009.. I was the blonde girl, Brogan who worked at the NEX on Capo in Customer Service. He will remember me if you ever bring it up :) Your son is a very funny guy and always made everyone laugh.. Brings back all of the fun memories of Naples.. wishing you and your family well

At 1:07pm on January 24, 2012, Cristina (Robin'sMom) said…

Hi Debbie, how are you? He told me he is loving the warmer weather compare to IL, lol! He will be in P-cola for his A & C school for 9 1/2 mos. He really want to be stationed in Italy, we shall see. How long is Stephen been in the Navy? I remember you told me a while back, I don't remember now..getting old, hahaha! Robin has a 6 yr. contract, he already told me he will not re enlist..so we shall see on that one too, lol!  Thank you for checking up on me. I will keep you updated.

Love,

Cristina

At 1:02am on January 10, 2012, Cristina (Robin'sMom) said…

Hi Debbie,

How are you? My son is going to Corry Station . He is in Advanced IT. Thank you for the best wishes. We're so excited to see him next week. 

Take care,

Cristina

At 9:30pm on January 7, 2012, Cristina (Robin'sMom) said…

Hi Debbie,

Remember me, my son is almost done with bootcamp and will be off to Pensacola to Corry Station. I'll be in Great Lakes on the 18th-21st. It has been a roller coaster ride, can't wait to see my son. He is also the division honor graduate, sooo proud!!!

At 1:26pm on April 13, 2011, Cristina (Robin'sMom) said…

Hi Debbie,

Yes, they are the love of my life, husband, 2 daughters and my only son and ofcourse my two doggies :) Thank you. Robert asked me one day if his dogs will still remember him. I told him they'll never forget him. I'm sure Stephen misses his dog. Wow, you had a 15 yr. old dog? She lived a long good life, I'm sure.  Robert is actually doing good. He's been working a lot and on his days off, he likes to spend it with us. So I'm always planning something with him. I took him to lunch yesterday cause he cleaned his room (haha), it's a reward, LOL! Anyway, he asked me why do people say "thank you" to him once they find out he is going into the Navy. I told him that  people show their appreciation to young men and women that  makes such a big decision to serve their country and making all the sacrifices. I said you have no idea that the decision that you've chosen is HUGE! He said he's looking forward to his future. BC doesn't scare him. He was a cross country runner and the training is equivalent to hell week in football. He's used to being pushed, yelled at and teamwork. he said the only thing that scares him is being homesick. We are a very tight family, we spend a lot of time together. He's a homebody, so that's one thing that I'm worried about him being homesick. I already plan on writing little notes and slipping it into his bible. Anyway, hope you're having a good day. Can you believe it's Wednesday already?

Hugs to you,

Cristina

At 11:52am on April 1, 2011, Cristina (Robin'sMom) said…

Hi Deb, I uploaded some pictures on "my page" check them out :)-Cristina

At 12:25pm on March 30, 2011, Cristina (Robin'sMom) said…
Yes, I got some great information from Pat. I guess you're right about him waiting, I don't mind it but I think he is getting on his sister's nerves lately, LOL. He has 2- a 14 yr. old and a 10 yr. old. what can I say, he's got too much time on his hands :) well, he does work part-time but not enough to keep him busy, so he bugs all of us! I think even my dogs wants stay away from him:) I have a pug and a beagle and he took them for a very looong walk yesterday, he ended up carrying the pug all the way home, LOL!  Anyway, thank you again for the tips, oh and just so you know you will be hearing a lot from me, hehe!
At 12:12pm on March 30, 2011, Cristina (Robin'sMom) said…

Hi Debbie,

Wow, it sounds like a lot has changed since your son left. My son wants to go to Italy too, but he said he's really not that picky, LOL! Yeah, my son's ship date is Nov. and from what I've learned since it's near the holidays, that bc is longer than 9 weeks. Since he has a 6 yr. contract he has to go to C-school. We plan on seeing him at GL, it will be tough as we wil be coming from California and we probably have to drive, flights are too expensive for a family of four :( But it will all be worth it just to see him :) I'll send you another message if I think of another question. It is so hard that he has to wait this long to go but at the same time, it's nice to be able to spend time with him. It's quite an emotional ride, highs and lows. Thank you and have a wonderful day!

Cristina

At 11:44am on March 30, 2011, Cristina (Robin'sMom) said…

Hi Debbie,

My son is going to be in Advanced IT. He's leaving Nov. 17th, 2011. I read one of your postings regarding "Stephen being back on base in Italy, did not know where the Navy sent him". Is that somethiing we will have to experience too? What was your experience when he left around the same time my son is leaving? Was bootcamp longer? Did he go to Pensacola right after graduation or was he able to come home? His recruiter told us that he might not come home after bc and A-school maybe on the way to C-school. it depends. He has a 6 yr. active and 2 yrs. reserved contract. I like to hear what others have experienced. I don't see very many IT moms on this site. Anyway, thanks and have a wonderful day!

Cristina

At 2:25am on January 20, 2011, Carol said…
Havent come to your page in a while thought i drop a flower for you!!

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