This site is for mothers of kids in the U.S. Navy and for Moms who have questions about Navy life for their kids.
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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.
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 isno 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.
First your brother then your son. One big circle. The funny thing is, I had never heard of this ship until my daughter had orders. Heard of the the Enterprise, Nimitz, Roosevelt, Lincoln ect of the newer ships. Heard about lots of the older one. In fact, I had orders for sea duty in 1985 (a time when Marines stood duty on alot of the ships as security) for the Kitty Hawk. Those orders were canceled because she was going into extended dry dock.
Nice to know he has had experience with ship life. During my 20 years in the USMC, I did 2 deployments in 1988 & 1989 on the Peleliu & Belleau Wood. Not carriers but the next thing to a carrier. They were LHA's being replaced by LHD's, carried mostly helecopters but also had the AVA8 Harriers. Who knows what they carry now!
Hi Ellen, yes Tara is going on the big one! We are heading down to Pendleton on Wed. We will see her again and then drive her car back home for the time she is gone. I am not really looking forward to the next 6 months. But she is so excited. It will just be hard not being able to talk to her as often as we do.
We are getting ready to take my son to the airport this morning. He is going back to Pearl Harbor.
I should be getting used to all these "so longs". But they never get any easier.
Thanks for checking in. We will have to stay in touch.
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